Pop Up Card: Be My Valentine

I’m getting into the valentine’s day spirit by starting a series of valentine pop-ups. Here is my first one of the season! Paper is by Stampin’ Up. I made this by using some canvas textured paper, glue, and an x-acto knife. Used a fine tip marker for the writing. Martha Stewart had similar strung paper hearts on her page and I figured I’d take it a step further by creating my own version and incorporating it into a pop-up card.

Hope you like it!

Valentine Pop Up Card Handmade Hearts

Valentine Pop Up Card Handmade Hearts

Valentine Pop Up Card Handmade Hearts

Valentine Pop Up Card Handmade Hearts

Valentine Pop Up Card Handmade Hearts

Valentine Pop Up Card Handmade Hearts

Valentine Pop Up Card Handmade Hearts

Valentine Pop Up Card Handmade Hearts

Valentine Pop Up Card Handmade Hearts

Valentine Pop Up Card Handmade Hearts

Valentine Pop Up Card Handmade Hearts

Twas the Night Before Christmas: Pop Up Book Photos

A couple days ago I did the video for this pop-up book I created, but here are some pics of the whole thing, scene by scene. This one took me about a full week to put together and some of the scenes took more than one trial run. It was tricky trying to figure out the design and mechanism for some of the pop-ups. I practiced some of the cut outs on computer paper that I took home with me from the recycling bin in my office.  I was determined to use only my left over scraps from holiday card-making and not buy new paper for this project.  A couple of stickers (made by Jolee) are also left over from card-making. I will admit that I did need 1 additional sheet of black cardstock paper in order to finish the cover, but other than that, this project was made entirely from scrapbooking and cardmaking scraps and left over paper. For all of you who love scrapbooking and paper crafts as much as me, remember to make good use of all of your paper and don’t let your scraps go to waste.  I hope you like it!

Twas the Night Before Christmas Cover

Twas the Night Before Christmas Cover

Pop Up Twas the Night Before Christmas

Twas The Night Before Christmas Children

Pop Up Visions of Sugar Plums

Pop Up Winter Trees

Pop Up Winter Trees

Pop Up Trees

Pop Up House

Twas the Night Before Christmas Pop Up

Twas the Night Before Christmas Pop Up Reindeer

Pop Up Reindeer

Pop Up Santa

Twas the Night Before Christmas Pop Up

Twas the Night Before Christmas Pop Up

Twas the Night Before Christmas Pop Up

Pop Up Christmas Tree

Twas the Night Before Christmas Pop Up

Twas the Night Before Christmas Pop Up

Twas the Night Before Christmas Pop Up

Made from this pile of scraps:

scrapmess

Happy Holidays!