Thursday, May 4, 2023

Happy Birthday Cupcake Pop-Up

 Hello and Welcome! Today's card features Karen Burniston's Cupcake Pop-Up die set. This was a die that I had never used, so I thought that it was about time I made a cupcake pop-up! 

I started with a A2 sized top fold card base, using a textured dark blue cardstock. I cut a piece of light blue-gray cardstock to fit the inside of the card where the pop up mechanism would be die cut from. I cut this 4 1/8 x 8 and scored it in the middle at 4in. I adhered the pop-up die and held it down with repositionable tape, then die cut it out. 

Once I folded all the score lines correctly (to see how, check out Karen Burniston's Instructional video here), I glued it onto the card base. I cut two pieces of patterned paper to fit the top and bottom areas of the card, then using Karen Burniston's Border Blends - Party die set, made a little border to go between the blue cardstock and the patterned paper. 

For the cupcakes, I die cut the cupcake wrapper from a bright fushia pink cardstock and added some detail to it using Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Ink in Sweets and Taffy. I die cut the frosting top from white cardstock and with my Copic markers, added some dimension to the frosting. 

I added some "sprinkles" to the cupcakes using some plastic fake sprinkles I got from Amazon. Then I added the bow to the cupcake wrapper and the cherry on top. I added glossy accents to the cherry and once dry, used a white Gelly Pen in size 10 to create a shine mark. 

I did the same for the two small cupcakes only used Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Ink in Surf and Orchid. 

I die cut the "make a wish" and "celebrate" sentiments from Karen Burniston's Word Set 2: Birthday Die Set and some glitter black cardstock. 

I die cut a rectangle from scrap white cardstock using Karen Burniston's Rectangles - Crosshatch and adhered it to the bottom of the card so the sender has a place to sign or write a little note. 

For the front of the card, I used the same patterned paper and the same blue-grey colored cardstock. 

I die cut the "Happy Birthday to you" sentiment from the same word set and the same black glitter cardstock. 

Then I added three of the small cupcakes to the front. I kept the same color scheme as the inside of the card. 

This was a fairly simple card to create and the pop-up mechanism was very simple to use. The hardest part was making sure the folds were crisp and really it wasn't that difficult. I love how adorable those little cupcakes turned out and how the word set compliments the cards theme. 

Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting! 

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