Friday, September 2, 2011

Christmas Skating

Last month, I won a challenge over on the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long blog. The prize was the opportunity to be a guest designer - yay!!!
To make it even better, the sponsor for the challenge I am a guest on is Pink Cat Studios - yay!!!
The challenge this week is "Fancy Folds", create a card with an unusual fold.  The winner will receive some goodies from Pink Cat Studios!  Be sure to hop on over to the CSAYL blog and check out all the details.
Time to share my's a Free-Standing Pop Up card.
(or almost closed - this thing did not want to lie flat!)
Pop up cards are sooooo much fun!!!  There is a great tutorial on SCS if you want to give it a try.  Pop ups are actually easy to make.  I made a bunch of Pop Up Birthday invitations about 5 years ago.  I even included directions on how to "open" the card.  I had a non-crafty friend try to open the card and determined that instructions were a must!

What a sweet image.  I used Bird Ice Skating from PCS and reduced the size and flipped to make the 2 smaller skating birds.  Just a bit of paper piecing with the hats, some coloring and fussy cutting on the big guy.  The paper piecing fits in perfectly with this week's Pink Elephant Challenge TPE114.

Thank you MacKenzie for asking me to play along with you and the fantastic CSAYL team this week!  So fun and you really got me thinking with this challenge.  One more Christmas card down - yay!!!
Details - Image - (Bird Ice Skating) PCS, sentiment - (Merry Wishes) Verve, flourish - (Blue Skies) Verve, PP - (Eskimo Kisses) Basic Grey, CS - (Crumb Cake) SU, Ink - SU, copics, brad from stash, circle punches.


  1. Oh my CUTE...serious seriously cute!!! congrats on the GDT's!!!!

  2. Oh how cute! congrats on the GDT!

  3. This is so adorable, Julie! I love the birds and your color choices! And of course that great pop-up card! I made one once at a stamp camp and they were so fun to create! So glad to have you as our guest designer!

  4. Julie, this card is so C-U-T-E cute!!! I love this fold and what you did with it! Congrats on your win last week! So glad to have you as our guest designer!

    :) Becky

  5. Super cute! :) Love pop up cards and that stitching makes the card!!

  6. Adorable!! Love the bird theme and the dp used! I also love that you made this 3D. Now I will have to try and make one. Thanks for the link!

  7. Oh this is too cute! I love pink cat studio images they are awesome!

  8. Oh my goodness this is just adorable! I love the pop up card design, and that fun little ice skating bird! His paper pieced hat is too cute!

  9. This is so cute! Love the colors and your design is fabulous.

  10. Adorable holiday card!! Love the pop up fold and paper piecing. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!

  11. Super stinkin' cute! Love the little paper pieced hats too! The perfect touch on this fantabulous pop up card!!
    So sad I missed this challenge since it's the one you got to GDT with :( Happy you're joining us though and getting more cards done!