My sweet little niece, Nico Rae, turns one today. Unfortunately she lives 400 miles away so I can't be there for the grand celebration. Instead I had to send her birthday card. I wanted to do something a little different since you only turn 1 once! This is what I came up with - a free standing pop up card. How cool is that?! Now I did not come up with this idea on my own. I found it over at Splitcoasters.
This is what it looks like when it is popped up and standing alone.
This is what it looks like folded up. If you look closely you can see that I used the Big Shot polka dot texturizing plate on the Gable Green card stand. Otherwise I felt it would be a little boring. To make it pop up just pull on the ribbon and up slides the "card part".
This is the card part up close. I made the cupcake bottom with pretty in pink cardstock that I ran through the Crimper. I then cut it in the shape of a cupcake bottom. For the cupcake top, I punched a scalloped circle from Chocolate chip cardstock - trimmed off part of it and decorated with small (non stampin' up! pearls. The candle was stamped with the candle from On a Pedestal using markers and glitter.
Here is an upclose view of the embellishment on the front. Again, using markers, I was able to get the 2 different colors on the saying which is from the stamp set On Your Birthday. I stamped the "1" with a retired alphabet set. Glitter added the necessary bling. Gotta have lots of glitter for little girls right? And lastly a flower brad from our Flower Assortment (designer brads).
Tip: use Stampin' Up!'s Sticky Strip to hold it together. It is the best!
I really like how this card came out. It was so much fun to make and not hard at all. It could be done with all kinds of stamps and for all sorts of occasions. Try it!
Stamps: On a Pedestal, On Your Birthday, and Letterpress Numbers (retired)
Cardstock and Ink: White, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, and Gable Green cardstock
Pretty in Pink and Gable Green markers
Pretty in Pink designer paper (retired hostess paper)
Accessories: 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, Scallop circle punch
Designer brads from Flower Assortment brads, Ribbon, Crop-a-dile (for the jumbo eyelet)
Jumbo Eyelet, Dazzling Diamond glitter and Crystal Effects for the glitter.
Big Shot, Texturz Plates - Backgrounds
Have a great stampin day,