Mar 07 2009

Crazy About Cupcakes Pop Up Card

Published by at 1:10 pm under Cards,Stampin'

Here’s one of the cards we’re doing at my technique class later this month. I wanted to use my free Sale-A-Bration items plus my favorite cupcake set.

Stamps: Congrats, Crazy For Cupcakes
Paper: So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Delicate Dots Designer Series Paper
Ink: Night Of Navy, Always Artichoke and Bashful Blue Classic Stampin Pads, Bashful Blue Marker, White Gel Pen
Accessories: Mini Glue Dots, Dotto, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Certainly Celery 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Linen Thread, Sticky Strip, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig
Technique: Pop Up, Paper Piecing
Credits: Template by Linda Heller


Measurements: Designer paper for card front is 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Designer paper for inside card is 2-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Bashful Blue strip for front is 1-3/4″ x 5-1/2″. Bashful Blue inside liner is 5-1/4″ x 8-1/4″. Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery scraps for balloons are 1.5″ square. Ribbon is 2-1/2″. Linen Thread is 3″ for each balloon. Cupcake – Bashful Blue 2″ x 3″, Designer Paper 2″ x 2-1/2″.

Balloons: Stamp blue balloon with navy ink and cut out. Stamp green balloon with artichoke and cut out. Draw reflection marks with white gel pen. Apply 2 dimensionals to the back of each balloon vertically. Tie 2 pieces of linen thread together with a knot at one end. Attach other ends of linen thread to dimensionals on each balloon. Adhere balloons to card front. Tie a bow with the celery ribbon and attach with a mini glue dot over top of linen knot.

Cupcake: Stamp cupcake with Night of Navy ink on Bashful Blue 2″ x 3″ cardstock and cut out. Stamp top part of cupcake (icing, candle, flame) on designer paper with navy ink and cut out. Adhere to main cupcake piece. Stamp candle on scrap of Certainly Celery cardstock with Always Artichoke ink and cut out. Adhere to cupcake. Color confetti with Bashful Blue marker.

Inside of Card: Stamp balloons with Bashful Blue ink on upper half of card. To stamp arched sentiment, temporarily adhere cupcake with Dotto, lined up on the middle fold line. Use Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp sentiment above the cupcake. Remove cupcake from card.

Adhere designer paper to bottom half of card leaving room to stamp sentiment below. Fold the card closed and cut two 1″ slits in the center along the fold. Slits are 1/2″ apart. To see a picture tutorial, click here for Splitcoaststampers version. Push the pop up strip out and turn over the card. Apply sticky strip to front facing part of pop up strip. Adhere cupcake to the sticky strip.
Adhere inside layer of card to Saffron outer layer.

5 responses so far

5 Responses to “Crazy About Cupcakes Pop Up Card”

  1. Lori B says:

    I love this card you created! Thanks for sharing!

  2. ellen says:

    beautiful card! love the way you popped up the cupcake!


  3. What a cute card, Stephanie! 🙂

  4. Marilyn says:

    Love the cupcake surprise inside! Thanks for all the measurements! 🙂

  5. Fran says:

    What a cute pop up! TFS how to do this!

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