Sunday, January 26, 2014

Happy Australia Day!


Hi everyone and to all my Australian readers Happy Australia Day!

I have another pop up card to share with you today using the fabulous new Pop It Ups dies designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Crafts Designs. I am just loving these new dies and having so much fun playing with them!


This card uses the Pop It Ups Garden Bench Pop-Up die … isn’t this such a fun die! For the top of my card I used one of the dies from the Agatha Edges set … the flourish at the bottom of my card is also included in this set. I love that I can create fancy edges to my cards.

The tree at the back of my card was created using Karen’s All Season’s Tree die, for foliage I used the cloud dies which double as both clouds and foliage for the tree. The set also includes three different leaves so you have lots of options decorating the tree.


Here is another view of the inside of my card so you can see the pop up portion better.


The other day while I was shopping with a couple of friends at our local stamp/scrapbook store I found this fun stamp set from Lawn Fawn, so I thought it would be fun to create an Aussie theme pop card today…. very appropriate seeing today is Australia Day!

I used the tiny slit die from the Lucy Label Pop-Up die to create a slot at the base of my card in  front of the bench so I could stand the Kangaroo up. This is so much easier than having to use a craft knife which is what I used to do. Karen definitely thought of everything we might need when she designed these dies for us all.


Here you can see the base of my pop up card. I added a greeting to my card using one of the labels from the Katie Label Pivot Card die set.


Here is the front of my card. I added the Koala image to my card layering it onto one of the ovals and the stitching die from the Ovals Accordion Card die set. The stitching is a separate die so you have options as to whether you use it or not.


And one last photo of my card this time fully closed ready to be placed in an envelope. You see just a touch of the base of the inside of the card.

Garden Bench Pop Up

Agatha Edges

All Seasons Tree

Lucy Label Pop Up

Katie Label Pivot Card

Accordion Card Oval

Stamps: Aussie Critters – Lawn Fawn
Paper: White: Kraft; Brown; Blue; DP
Pop It Ups Dies: Garden Bench Pop-Up; All Seasons Tree; Agatha Edges; Lucy Label Pop-Up; Katie Label Pivot Card; Oval Accordion Card – Karen Burniston/Elizabeth Crafts Design
Other: Black Ink; Sizzix Embossing Folder; Foam Tape; Copics




Karen Motz said...

Happy Australia Day Frances! I'm loving the sweet koala and kangaroo, and the garden bench die is so pretty!

Karen B said...

I love this project! Happy Australia day to you and thanks for teaching me how to color that bird!

Sue Ann F. said...

This card is just darling. I love the images and the dies. Great card. said...

You are the wonder from Down Under! This card is so cute. Happy Australia Day.

Becky Morehead said...

What a wonderful card!! My husband and I visited in 2013 and I LOVE Australia!! Karens dies are amazing!

fran said...

Happy Down Under Day! This is just a great card - such cute little animals!

Chris said...

Happy Australia DaY!

LaurelH79 said...

Where Can I Get The Animals On The Card. Im An Animal Lover

Joanne (jojot) said...

such a sweet scene