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I'm Lesley and I've been a crafter all my life. I discovered paper crafting about 30 years ago and this is now my great passion.

Tuesday 21 March 2023

Pop up pillar card

I'm sure you guessed that it wouldn't take me long to start using the new StampinUp! Hello Irresistible Suite! 

Here is a sweet pop up card that used pillars to create the dimension and also fold flat. I've made various styles of pillar cards before and there are several tutorials on YouTube but as usual I've put my own twist on it and sized to fit A4 card for UK and Europe.  This card has an acetate window aperture to support the beautiful bloom; I sized the circular border on the front to fit  the circular die and allow the contrasting Flirty Flamingo card to show through. It is adhered to a proper folding card base so there is enough room to write - one of my pet peeves with some card styles!

Here are the Imperial dimensions I used:

Base card: 4 1/8 x 11, scored at 5 1/2        DSP 3 7/8 x 5 1/4

Basic white inside layer 3 7/8 x 5 1/4                                                                                              

Acetate window sheet: 3 1/2 x 3 1/2  (needs to be large enough to hide behind the aperture allowing for                       DSP to adhere to inside of card    

Front pop up section: 4 1/8 x 9 1/2    score at 1/2 ,   1 1/4 ,   2 ,  2 3/4  from either side                                                DSP  3 3/4 x 3 7/8

1.    Make up the card base with DSP.. Stamp greeting onto basic white and  decorate  with 1/2 flowers        and leaves from the edge of respective DSP sheets.

2.    Fold and burnish all the score lines on pop up section (Mountain folds).                                            3.    Cut aperture in centre of front DSP with  3 3/8 circle die and adhere to card section.                          4   Cut another aperture through the card with 2 3/8 circle die making sure there is an even border               around the die.                                                                                                                                       5.    fix acetate window sheet to back of pop up with DST or Seal                                                            6.    Apply glue of choice to the 1/2" tabs on the pop up. fold under one pillar at a time and press                   down leaving 3/4" section showing . When you release, the pillar should be formed. Repeat with           the other side.                                                                                                                                          7.    Adhere one pillar at a time to the card with glue of choice. I used DST plus wet glue. Fold the pillar        under and line up the right hand edge of right pillar with the outside edge of card base and also               top/bottom. Hold for minute. when you release it should be stuck 3/4" inside card base. Repeat with        left hand side. Check that both sides fold both ways to form flat card for posting 

8.   Decorate front by sticking circle die using tiny dots tombow to circles and gently lay in place                centrally withing the card border.                                                                                                          9.   Die cut or fussy cut smaller flower plus 3 white lacy leaves. Form arrangement and adhere with              Seal or Seal+                                                                                                                                       10. Embellish with Loose frosted dots and tiny dots Tombow.

Please don't be put off by the detailed instructions. I often make a trial version out of copy paper first to check my sizes and methods before commiting to cardstock. Then I scribble on sizes and keep for reference for another time! 

Thanks so much for joining me

Lesley x

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Products used:

Hello Irresistible suite collection  #161154 

Flirty Flamingo ink pad  ink pad #

Flirty Flamingo card  #141421

Basic white  card  #159228

Paper trimmer #152392    Id be lost without this !!!! 

Simply shammy to clean stamps #147042

Paper snips scissors  #103579

Multi purpose liquid glue #154974


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