Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: Mother's Day

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Showing posts with label Mother's Day. Show all posts
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Aug 4, 2017

Woven Paper Basket Birthday Card

This little paper basket is woven together in the style of the valentine baskets you probably made as a child.

finished woven heart basket with flowers and grass


I put Dove chocolates inside and gave it as a birthday card.


add handle to woven valentine basket


The pattern is from Papermatrix, a site I highly recommend.  

I traced their pattern and cut the pieces with my Silhouette Cameo.  I also used the Cameo to draw the "Happy Birthday" sentiment using the pen holder.


After I finished, I realized I was supposed to layer the grass behind the flowers.  Whoopsie.  A little trimming took care of that so the flowers could peek out.

Layering with the flowers on the bottom does make the inside very pretty, however.


valentine shaped woven basket inside


And then I couldn't get the point to come together properly so I had to cut apart the last strip at the point.  That little bit of grass and the flower is a disguise.

May 12, 2017

Busy Card Making in May

May is crunch time at my house for card making--a couple birthdays, graduations, Mother's Day, Thank You cards for work.

Mother's Day, in particular, always sneaks up on me!

Today's post is a show-and-tell.  More information about these cards to follow.

Starting with not-my-favorite.  I made this card in 2 hours because it HAD to get into the mail on Wednesday afternoon.  I like the papers and the birds, but I don't love the fabric flowers.  I can't quite put my finger on why.  The colors are right, but something is off about them.  Probably should have used felt flowers.

This is a double Z fold pop up card for Mother's Day.  Finished size is 6" x 5.5".
Splitcoast stampers has a good tutorial, and check out Pinterest for more ideas.

The birds are from Jolee's Boutique, they're called "stitched colorful birds."




Now this card IS my favorite.  My daughter and I purchased the vector flowers from GraphikCliparts to create her grad cap.   Since it's a vector design it scales to any size, thus, this graduation cap spring fold card.

I cut the footprints with my Silhouette Cameo.  They are MINUSCULE!




That's all for now!

Apr 30, 2016

Stained Glass Card




Faux stained glass cards created with printable acetate and  black card stock.

Many thanks to Marie Papadopoulou for the inspiration!



I made this flower card for Mother's Day.



Suggested for cutting machines although technically possible to hand cut.

How to make stained glass effect cards

May 9, 2015

Last Minute Mother's Day Cards

Still need a Mother's Day greeting card?

Here are some (relatively) quick cards you can make.  Some are best suited for machine cutting (free SVG and Silhouette Studio cutting files included), and some can be hand cut. 

Teapot and Tea Cup Pop Up Card
Easy assembly.  Cut by machine. 

Heart Card
Change the sentiment, and you're all set for Mother's Day.

Three Flower Pop Up Card 
 Flowers and vase are easy to hand cut. 



Positive/Negative Heart Frame
Heart shaped card. Pop your favorite photo on the front and you're done!
Flower Pop Up Card
Cut by machine.  Assembles very quickly.


 Paper Rose Card
Can be hand cut. Takes a little while to assemble as you have to wait for the glue to dry, but it's not difficult to make.

Three Flower Daisy Pop Up Card
Cut by machine.  Easy to assemble with just a few drops of glue, or glue dots.




Hawaiian Quilt Block Card
Quick to cut, either by hand or machine.  A little glue and it's finished.




Jun 28, 2014

Teapot and Cup Pop Up Card

Pop up greeting card of a teapot pouring tea into a cup.  Can be hand cut if you're dexterous.

teapot and cup pop up card open


How to make the teapot and cup pop up card

Download cutting file set: PDF, SVG Silhouette Studio.
(how to use my SVG files in Cricut Design Space),

Files download for free; pay what you wish for the tutorial and to support this site. Suggested contribution for this project is $1.99.






Cut on black lines.  Save the cutouts from the steam.

Score on red lines.


diagram of tea pop up card

Optional: Add a sentiment to the separate rectangle before or after cutting (mine is blank).

Insert sentiment rectangle into (optional) curved cuts.

Crease on scored lines.  The center fold, cup handle and teapot handle-to-base are valley folds.  The tiny crease on the tea pouring from the spout is a mountain fold.

close up view teapot

Glue cut piece into backing card, then glue steam cutouts in place on the backing card.

close up view tea cup pop up




Apr 12, 2014

Butterfly Accordion Flip Card



butterfly pop up card accordion card

I'm still exploring the possibilities of these accordion flip pop up cards!   If this is your first accordion card you may want to review the more comprehensive instruction on the Easter egg card tutorial.

I also have a circle shaped one here and a scalloped frame one here.

I went through numerous butterfly body designs before settling on this one.


Here is an earlier one.  I didn't like the antennae, and the head was too big.  Good color combination, though.

butterfly accordion flip pop up card


How to make the Butterfly Accordion Flip Card
 

Files download for free; pay what you wish for the tutorial and to support this site. Suggested contribution for this project is $1.99.






Download cut file set: PDF, Silhouette Studio, SVG, DXF.

Determine the number of panels you wish to use.  Cut required panel pieces.

For 2 panels use: piece C.
For 3 panels: pieces A and B.
For 4 panels: pieces A and C.
For 5 panels: 2 of piece A and 1 of piece B.
For 6 panels: 2 of piece A and 1 of piece C.
For 7 panels: 3 of piece A and 1 of piece B.
For 8 panels: 3 of piece A and 1 of piece C.
etc.







butterfly accordion flip pop up card

Cut panel liners if desired.

Cut butterflies.  If you wish to underlay your butterfly with a different paper, use butterfly liner pieces.

Note: I cut my blue textured card with the texture side face down, and did not mirror the pattern pieces (it's not necessary--they work either way), so depending which side of your card is your "good" side, everything may look horizontally mirrored as you assemble your card.



butterfly accordion flip pop up card


Crease pivots (fold lines at tops and bottom of butterflies on panels), butterfly tabs, and panel tabs.

butterfly accordion flip pop up card

Adhere butterflies to card.  IMPORTANT!! the butterfly head and tail are only glued to the shaped, rotating half of the head and tail hinge NOT the stationary part of the hinge.

butterfly accordion flip pop up card



butterfly accordion flip pop up card

Adhere panel sets together with long side tabs. Adhere panel liners if you are using them.

Decorate the back of the card if you wish.  I used butterfly liner pieces.



butterfly accordion flip pop up card


Fold the card so panel A butterflies come forward and panel A creases to the back.  Zig-zag fold the remaining panels.

Adhere butterfly wing tips using tabs.


butterfly accordion flip pop up card

The picture below shows the tabs adhered to the back, although I had the butterflies flipped the wrong way when I took this picture--whoops.

butterfly accordion flip pop up card

Collapse card, maintaining the pivot on the butterflies.  You should see the front of the butterfly when the card is closed.

butterfly accordion flip pop up card


Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: pop up cards, movable and mechanical cards, digital crafts and unusual papercrafts.

Mar 1, 2014

Circle Back Diagonal Card in a Box


Here is a lovely spring  pop up card for Easter or Mother's Day.

box card pop up card

This is an easier and more versatile version of the flower diagonal box previously posted. 

The basic form has two curved surfaces for you to add whatever decoration you choose.

how to make a box card


How to Make a Circle Back Diagonal Card in a Box

Download file set: PDF, Silhouette Studio, DXF, SVG.

Files download for free; pay what you wish for the tutorial and to support this site. Suggested contribution for this project is $1.99.




box card templte free
 

 


Cut box pieces from card stock.  Cut embellishments and flap liners as desired.  (Black=cut, red=score.)



Adhere left and right box pieces at center front.


card in a box cut file



Adhere center front V-folded crescent:  Match center front points and side folds to card center front point and folds. Apply adhesive to the tabs on the V-fold and adhere them to the inside of the card front.


box card pattern


 You may wish to adhere this front piece with the card opened out (top photo), or folded in half (bottom photo).  Do a dry run with the pieces and see what feels more comfortable for you.

With the card semi-open, creased at the center front, curl the hooked pieces into the center back.

box card diagonal



 Insert the hooked pieces between the front and back flaps, at the side corners of the box.




Fold the card flat.

card in a box closed

Open out one back panel and adhere the inside panels where they touch. Do not adhere the two hooked crescents together!

diagonal card in a box gluing

pop up card template free

Decorate as desired.  Do not glue anything across the center fold of either crescent or the card will not open and close properly.

You can extend items a little bit forward on the front fold of the front crescent because of the direction it folds.  See how my orange flower petals stick forward a little?  That works.

springtime box card



Keep everything clear of the fold on the back crescent, however.

card in a box with flowers free
 


3d pop up card daffodils


Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: pop up cards, movable and mechanical cards, digital crafts and unusual papercrafts.