Thursday, 25 July 2013

Pop 'n Cuts Camping card

Sometimes I enjoy myself so totally when I make a card, and it just seems to put itself together - this was one of those!
I wanted to make a Thank You card for the brave couple who have agreed to be the camp cooks for the 75 or so teenage girls and leaders, who I am responsible for on camp next week!
I used Karen Burniston's Pop 'n Cuts base die with circle label. (I cut the label down to fit better behind the tent.) I also used her Flagpole with Lantern and Sign die, and my red Sizzix Originals tent die.
 Here are all the paper pieces ready to be inked round the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink, and then assembled. (I didn't end up using all the clothes pieces.)
 For the front, I made a large pocket which will hold a sheet of paper for all the people on camp to sign, and a tag cut from Karen Burniston's Funky Label framelits.
To make the pocket I just cut a rectangle, scored along 3 edges and cut out the bottom corners, then folded under the flaps, and adhered with my ATG gun.
The green background paper is an old Stampin' Up one, and the other papers are from First Edition's Floral pavilion. I cut the bottom edge of the sky with Tim Holtz's On the Edge Scallops die.
For the sky, I used Papertrey Ink Clouds and  L'il Inker's small Sun die. The clothes on the line and dinky pegs are cut from Cricut's Country Life cartridge, which I glued to twine with Beacon's 3-in-1 glue. I used a Stampin' Up woodgrain stamp for the clothes poles and pegs.
I cut the campfire pieces, heart and grass by hand, and the Stampin' Up sentiment is on two more labels from the Funky Label Framelits set.
  I cut two slots in the shelf part of the pop-up, to accommodate the clothes poles. I folded a section of the bottom of the poles, and glued them to the card base, then covered these sections with strips of green paper.
The campfire is also on a bent strip of card, so that it can fold down flat too.
He he! It makes me smile!
 And just to show that it can all actually fold fairly flat!!

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  1. Helen I adore your cards soooo much. The colours you use are always so beautiful. I love this camping card, we are off camping next week for a few nights.


    1. Thanks so much Caz! I'm a bit overly fond of polka dots I'm afraid! Have a great time camping too... I'm hoping the weather is OK for us both! xx

  2. Brilliant! Thank you so much for the detailed tutorial. The photos were especially helpful. I do love your work. My day is always brighter when you post a new treasure. Hugs from Kentucky
    Marlene L

    1. Thank you Marlene, you are very kind! My day is brighter because of your comment too! xx

  3. Absolutely stunning a work of art i am sure they will love the cardx

  4. Your attention to detail is amazing! I love the wood grain stamp on your poles and "dinky pegs" (clothes pins in the US?). I love how you covered the bottom of the poles! Love everything about this card!

  5. Thank you! Yes - we call them clothes pegs or just pegs! xx

  6. So glad that I'm not the only one who held onto my original red, yellow & green Sizzix dies. Still have them and use them from time to time.

  7. The tent, clothes line....I could go on & on. The card is so adorable, thanks for the extra pics showing the pieces.