I have been seeing a lot of these wonderful "pop-up surprise cards" lately, so of course I had to try it out myself. I have to be honest, the first tutorial I found for it seemed a little complicated to me. It started with a 12" x 12" piece of cardstock, cut here, scored there, cut again, blah, blah, blah. Then I thought, "This would be too complicated for me to try and teach in one of my classes". And then I found a tutorial by fellow demonstrator Diane Dimich from Montana, who came up is a much, much simplified version. You can watch it here and see the cute design she came up with.
Thank you Diane for making this so doable! So doable that I made it as one of my projects for my monthly stamp class held yesterday and the ladies loved it! Here's the design we made:
Here's a close-up of the stamp designs from the Backyard Basics stamp set (w - 129255 c - 129258), cut out using the coordinating Backyard Basics Framelits (129380). But, hold off a minute! If you're going to order both, be sure to use the following item numbers instead w - 132729 c - 132728, this way you will save 15% when you order them both together at the same time as a "bundle".
As you can see here, it collapses and will fit into a Stampin' Up!'s standard 5-3/4" x 4-3/8" medium size envelopes.
The back panel can be used to write your message to the lucky recipient.
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