Pop-up cards....

This is long one folks!
I decided to try my hand at some pop-up cards and these were my first efforts and I have to say I'm chuffed with how they turned out. I was always put off making these because what do you do with the front of the card when all the work is on the inside? I decided to put minimal work on the outside-just enough to make you want to open the card-whilst concentrating all the effort for the inside.The outside of both cards are the same, only the colours are different.I used K&Co 'Itsy Bitsy' papers and Coredinations Gemstones cardstock which has a lovely shimmery sheen.

I just love these little baby in a pram icons. They look so cheeky and sweet don't they? As on the outside, the inside of the card are both the same, only the colours are different. The babies were cut from coloured card with white shadows and I added a little punched heart to the pram body. A punched, ribbon trimmed border with pearls, a layered bloom and a sentiment adhered with foam pads complete the cards.

In the picture below you can see a side view of the cards showing the pop-up section.

I showcased some cards similar to these yesterday in my new workshop and one of my ladies made a valid point- where do you write your greeting? So, on the spot, we decided to leave one side of the upright section of the card open (as in no adhesive applied)cut a notch with a circle punch and slide a little tag in. Angie (for it was she who posed the question!) did this as did Barbie and it worked superbly! Problem solved!
Carts used:
Baby icons-Car Decals
New Arrival-New Arrival
The Car Decals cartridge went down very well with my ladies! They couldn't stop using it!
Thanks for looking!
Heather xxx