Friday, June 10, 2011

Pop Up Father's Day Motorcycle Card

Father’s Day is coming around the bend and my hubby is always in the house! It is very hard to make him something when he could walk in at any time! Finally he left the house to shop. I took advantage and the time and got quickly to work. I’m not worried about him taking a peek…he has no idea how to get to my blog or even what a blog is!
So, here it is:
I covered the front of a 5” x 7” blank card with a green leaf patterned paper. I used leftover die cuts from other Cricut projects including grass, a fence and a tree to make a background for a blue motorcycle with a black shadow. This I think was cut from “Going Places” a Cricut cartridge. The bike is placed on pop dots for some dimension. Happy Father’s Day was stamped on white cardstock and glued in place. This made a very effective card front…for a guy who has two motorcycle…one blue and one black!
Now, we come to the inside of the card that pops out!

I used the same green leaf patterned background for the bottom of the card and a blue starry print for the sky. Born to Ride was cut on my Gypsy and the fantastic blue and black bike and Harley-Davidson embellishments were bought at a wonderful scrapbook store in the town of Palm Coast.
For the pop-up cube. Cut a strip of paper 1 ½” x 6 ¼” and fold it in half lengthways and then again in half. There should be three folds.
Cut ¼” off both ends of the strip.
Fold the strip on those lines with mountain folds into a cube shape.
Open the cube with the peaks of the fold up, place glue on both end sections of the strip.
Fold the strip back to a cube and the place the cube into the center of the card at equal distance from the top and bottom. The middle fold in the strip is lined up with the card fold. The card should open and close easily.
The decorative bike was place on a piece of green paper with pop dots (I cut around the plastic sheet the bike was originally mounted on, so my hubby could remove the bike easily for another use). I made sure the bike didn’t show, when the card was closed, although it is a bit bulky.
The other stickers came with the motorcycle and add to the overall look of a night ride in the country!
I hope you try this pop up technique, it’s really fun to work out. Please note the idea for this technique came from How to Make Pop-Ups by Joan Irvine. You will find a copy of this great book at Amazon.com. Check for it on the left side of this article.

18 comments:

spearmint baby said...

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thefrugalcrafter said...

love the pop-up carla!

Carla said...

Thanks very much, I can't wait to give this card to my hubby!

Meg said...

Love this card! My hubby rides also! This is perfect!

Carla said...

Hi Meg,
Thanks for your comment. I know my hubby will get a kick out of this card!

Denise said...

wOW THAT IS TRULY AMAZING!! GREAT JOB! TFS
Denise in WA

Dusti said...

Super job, thanks for linking up to the Father's Day Link Up Party. Please add the code (provided on my blog on the Father's Day Link Up Party) to your blog so others can follow along from your blog.

Hugs
Dusti
www.scrappinwithcricut.com

Carla said...

Hi Dusti,
Thanks for your comment, I hope I did what you asked, I'm not really knowledgeable about this stuff with codes etc.

Dr Sonia S V said...

I am really enjoying going through your posts. The pop up is fantastic. I love pop up cards and have quite a few on my blog.
Creating a masculine card is always challenging and yours is super cool
Cheers from Bangalore ,India
http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

DIANA L. said...

I'm popping in from the link up party very neat card.
http:dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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bcriminger said...

That motorcycle is so realistic! Love it!! Thanks for joining us this month at Paper This and That. Check back soon to see if you are the lucky winner :)

Carla said...

Thanks for your comments, I'll be back!

Leirad a.k.a cuttlebug_fan said...

Carla, your card is amazing! Love the level of detail. Thanks for playing along at Cricut 360.

Leirad
leiradcardmakingcorner.blogspot.com

Creative Diva said...

Totally love how this card pops up. Your hubby will love it. Thanks for joining us at Cricut360.

Hugs,
Patty
creativediva98.blogspot.com

Carla said...

Thanks Patty and Leirad for your sweet comments!

Sonia said...

The card is gorgeous and we thank you very much for linking it up, but it does not qualify for the challenge. In our rules, cards must be new for this challenge, and yours is dated June. Hope you come back and play along next week though... we will love to see what you create for next challenge. HUGS...SK :)

Carla said...

Oh thank you, I am sorry, I didn't realize it had to be done by a certain date. My mistake.