I am giddy to be guesting again with The Foiled Fox and today, I’ve got a birthday card to share with you all that really pops, literally! Have you seen the Party Pop up die from Concord & 9th? It is absolutely fantastic!!! The moment I saw a sneak of it, I knew I had to have it! This pop up die is really all you need to create a super fun birthday card! Picture your recipients face when he/she opens the card and POP!!!!! I’ve also have a giveaway! More on that in a bit!
I also used the Party Wishes stamp set, which works perfectly with this die! With the help of this stamp set, you can decorate the Party Pop up die to create a stack of presents or a birthday cake with candles!!!!! BRILLIANT RIGHT??? For my project, I opted to make an assortment of bright colored presents decorated with bows! Speaking of bows, they Party Pop Up die contains all 5 bow dies which I so appreciate!!! I am a lazy crafter, lol! I was able to cut all the bows for the 5 presents in one passing rather than run a single die thru my machine 5 times! FIST BUMP!
This die is FANTASTIC, however I did want to mention it took me 4 attempts to really master how to manipulate the cardstock to get all the dimension for the pop up. I followed the video Amy from Concord & 9th posted. After using this die, I have a few tips you might find helpful! Again, these are tips that I personally found helpful while I was using this die. What works for me might not work for you.
- Do not use heavy weight cardstock. I used 80lb. You have to be able to bend along the score lines and using heavy weight cardstock (which is what I did for my first attempt) made it difficult.
- Trim your card panel smaller than the size of your card base. When you glue your panel onto your card base, you will want it to fit!
- Do all your stamping before you start working on the pop up portion.
- Work on the square pop ups (my presents) first and then work your way up. The squares are by far the easiest.
- Don’t give up. Once you try it a few times, you will get in the groove. Work from the front side and back side of your card panel like Amy shows in her video. If you get this on the first try, I bow down to you, lol! This die is worth the practice! Trust me! And once you figure out the best way to work the cardstock, it will be smooth sailing from there on!
Since the pop up feature of this die is amazeballs, I felt this is all I really needed to do for the card! I could have stamped something on the outside card base, but I didn’t. I really wanted the recipient to open it up and be so surprised! I kept my stamping simple. I heat embossed the “make a wish” sentiment by stamping it with Onyx Black pigment ink and then I sprinkled on some clear embossing powder and heat set it. I added pops of color by stamping the present in various inks and then I added the little bows. They sparkle thanks to the Wink of Stella clear glitter pen!
GIVEAWAY: How would you like to win the Party Pop-up die??? Wonderful because I am giving away one!!!! To enter, check out the Rafflecopter below. Note, there are a few options that earn your more entries than the others! 🙂
A big thanks so much to the folks at Foiled Fox for having me again today!
37 thoughts on “Happy Birthday POP UP Card + Giveaway”
Love this die and stamp set! I’ve been seeing a lot of it lately and it would make a great addition to my crafting stash.
Such a fun die!!
Wonderful card! I love making dimensional, interactive cards, where the recipient goes, “How’d you DO that!?” Thanks for the tips on assembly. Would love to win this one!
Awesome card! Love pop-up dies and cards.
That is a great die.. it’s a very nice carts. It really pops! The wish sentiments is nicely done. I love embossing powder. You can do some cool techniches with it. Thank you for sharing this card with us. I love it.
I love your card!! I am sure that I won’t be able to continue to live life as usual without adding this die set to my crafting toolbox! MUST HAVE IT ASAP!! Would love to win it so that I can continue on in life! 🙂
I have always been a sucker for an interactive card and this one really ROCKS (or POPS as the case may be!) !TFS!
Great card. I love the uniqueness of the die and stamps!
Hello Laurel. This looks like a really fun die and stamp set. It makes your card unique! Love it!
This is such a fun Happy Birthday card, love this pop up die!
Cute card and very interesting die!
How extra-special is this! I would loooove to win this COOL die!
This is awesome! Love how you used the die. Thanks for the tips – knowing me, I’d get frustrated, especially with tearing up thick cardstock. Thanks for the chance to win! Off to enter.
What a beautiful card. Thank you for the giveaway!
Hi Laurel! Awesome pop up card! Looks like fun to make!
die and your card
is so fun!
Carla from Utah
Hello! Love your festive pop up card. Thanks for all the tips.
This looks like a lot of fun. Of course, now I wonder what the front of the card looks like. :p Thanks so much for sharing. ???
Love this die, ?pop ups are awesome to create and most of them have a learning curve but the end result Is so fun, gotta love them! Thanks for all the tips Lauren and for the chance to win!
Hi! Such an amazing card!
This is such a fun card! Love it.
Very cute! I love the colorful “wrapping paper” on the presents 🙂
I love to create fun cards with unexpected elements! This card definitely qualifies! Love it!
Hello! Great tips for this super fun die, thank you!
Thanks for the tips! This looks like a booger to fold but I still would love to have it!
super cute card 🙂 thanks for the tips, i will give it a go for sure 🙂
Hi Laurel. Cute card.
The little presents are just darling!
I love this and the fact that it is blank on the outside really making the recipient curious, only to be surprised! Btw are those the photo boards everyone has been talking about lately? Do you like them?
Hey Lisa! Yes, those are the photo boards you’ve been seeing everywhere. I do like them. Shipping is high but understandable due to the dimensions of the package. I have two and plan or ordering a few more from the new release. You can usually find a 10% off discount code. For me personally, I only purchase the 40cm boards. The 60cm boards are too big for what I’ll use it for (cards) and for obvious reasons, more expensive than the 40cm boards. I hope that helps! Email me if you want to know more!
Very fun and cute card!!! I love this die!!
That’s a pretty nifty die! And a really cute card!
Oh that is fun pop up birthdau card, Laurel. Love it!
Neat die. Love the card
This is brilliant! I love the simplicity & it has a big impact, too. I’d use the heck out of this die set. ?
What a great card – love it and thanks so much for the chance to win!!!
Hello! Such a fun card and die. thanks for the chance to win one.
I would love to make this for my husband! His birthday is soon.