Monday, January 20, 2014

Pop It Ups Under the Stars

This card all started from that patterned piece of paper called "Luster Evergreens".  My mom cleaned out her paper & was giving it to the girls on my street as I have made them into paper crafters at the young age of 10 & 11.  Back to the story, this paper changed hands a couple times & ended up in mine as I had borrowed Under the Stars from my mom and this paper fit perfectly with what I had in mind....whoo long story over.  I started with a base of Old Olive, added the patterned paper (of course), clouds embossed with Lacey Brocade cut from All Seasons Tree, then made mountains from Sahara Sand with the Square Circle Frame Edges, then added a piece of sponged Garden Green, then those adorable creatures that were colored with Spectrum Noir & hand cut, then a strip of grass from All Seasons Tree.  The sentiment is from a retired set called All Year Cheer.

I used that evergreen patterned paper again by die cutting it with my Sahara Sand base using the Lucy Label.  Why did I cut it again you ask?  Well that way I will get that exact shape to fit around the Lucy Label pop up so it fits perfectly on the top portion of my card.  The other die cuts for the sentiments are from Lucy Label & Katie Label Pivot Card.  What's nice about these dies is that they already come with accessory dies - yes it's already there for you AND they fit perfectly AND will all interchange.  Speaking of interchange you can even use your Pop N Cuts base to cut your base card & use Pop It Ups for the about all the posilbilites.....whewww I could go on & on.  Behind the racoon & can of beans, I used a die cut from Katie Label that I embossed using a Silicone pad & Textured Impressions Pad to make the pretty pattern come out in that particular die, then I kept the die on & sponged black ink over the top making the embossed areas show up even more.  On the bottom Garden Green piece, I cut that using the Agatha Edge die & then put it back on top & embossed that (just like I did on the other piece).  I tucked another sentiment under the Garden Green piece (copied that from Karen Aicken).

Want some Pop It Ups?  Ask your local craft store to contact Elizabeth Craft Designs to place an order.
Happy Stamping,

Stamps: Under the Stars, All Year Cheer, Zippidy Do-Dah (non SU)
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Garden Green, Luster Evergreens (non SU)
Dies: Pop It Ups - #779 Lucy Label, #780 Garden Bench, #782 Agatha Edge, #770 Square w/ Circle Frame Edges, #781 All Seasons Tree, #768 Katie Label Pivot Card
Other: Lacey Brocade embossing folder 


  1. Adore! I used to have this set, too. I made a pop-up tent layout with all the critters around the forest. Love that the paper made its way back to you and you created this fun card with it. You're awesome!

  2. So cute! Love all the little details - what a fun card!

  3. I love that you combined unwanted paper, an older stamp set, and Karen's new and old dies to create this great card. That's why we all have 'stashes', right? Future opportunities.

  4. totally cute little scene. Great card