Friday, March 17, 2023

First Birthday Card with a Kitty Cat Pop-Up!

Hello and Welcome! Today's card was a Great Grandma special order card, created for a special little girls very first birthday! This cutie pie loves cats, so I made a pretty pink pop-up kitty. 

For this card, I started with a 5.5 wide card base. Then I followed Karen Burniston's card tutorial on making the front tuck flap card base for her pop-up gingerbread snowman. Click here to watch that video on YouTube. 

I used a light pink cardstock from MFT called Ballet Slipper for the card base and for the pop-up cat. I picked a fun kitty patterned birthday paper and added it to the inside and outside of my card base before adding the cat. 

I used Karen Burniston's Surprise Ball Pop-Up, Bitty Ball Pop-Up and Animal Add-Ons 1 to create the pop-up cat. 

I made each pop-up ball from the Ballet Slipper cardstock. Then I added a cream colored cardstock for the belly and face fur. With a pencil, I drew out fur marks and cut them with my scissors, then glued the pieces to the pop-up. 

For the collar, I used the ball die from the Surprise Ball Pop-Up and cut a piece from a teal blue cardstock. Then I trimmed off the edges I didn't need. I measured 1/4 in from the center of the ball down each flap and made marks with a pencil. I then drew a straight line across each flap and cut the part I didn't need off. Then I glued the entire piece to the top of my base pop-up ball (sorry if that doesn't make sense!). Before gluing it down though, I added my collar heart charm. 

For the cats face, I die cut the eyes out from the same cream colored cardstock and then using my Copic markers, created the cat eyes. I outlined them with a black marker and then I added Glossy Accents to the eyes. Once they were dry, I added white paint marker to add some shine spots. 

I die cut the nose from a shiny black cardstock and cut it in half to add to the face. I glued the whiskers on to the nose pieces and then added it to the cats face. 

I die cut the mouth from the same shiny black cardstock and cut that in half as well. Gluing to the face where I wanted the mouth to be. 

I die cut the ears, paws and tail out of the same cardstock as the body, adding a cream tip to the tail and cream paws to the arms. I added toe lines to the feet with a black pen. 

I die cut a circle using Karen Burniston's Circles - Crosshatch dies in the largest size from the same cardstock as the collar. 

Before I glued the pop-up cat into the card, I created the birthday greeting I wanted to put on the top part of the card. 

I die cut the word "birthday" using Lawn Fawn's Scripty Birthday die from a light blue Glitter Cardstock. I cut it twice more from black cardstock and glued all the layers together to give the word some dimension. 

I stamped the "happy" sentiment from MFT Essential Sentiments using VersaMark Ink and white embossing powder. 

I die cut the "1" from Lawn Fawn's Oliver's Stitched 123's using purple cardstock and added a couple of layers of black cardstock to that as well to give it some dimension. 

Then with a fine tip pen, I added the "st" beside the number 1. I die cut the banner using the banner dies from Karen Burniston's Twist Panel Pop-Up using different colored cardstock that I had in my stash, then added the Birthday girls name to the banner. I used a light pink and white bakers twine and glued it into the card. Once I had the wording added, I glued the cat down to the base of the card. 

For the front of the card, I used some coordinating stickers from the patterned paper I used and added them to the front. 

I also added some stickers to the inside of the card as well. 

I am absolutely thrilled with how this card turned out. I hope that the Birthday girl is as thrilled with the kitty card as I am. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!




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