Saturday, March 8, 2014

Happy Birthday Blog Hop: Celebrating with a Pop-Up Card!

Welcome to the Happy Birthday Blog Hop

It's Connie Can Crop's birthday weekend and what better way to celebrate than with a super blog hop full of fabulous projects, a spectacular lineup, and yummy presents for 2 lucky followers!!

This weekend, we're celebrating the birthday of our host, Connie, with this one-day blog hop.  Connie Can Crop is the first stop on her birthday blog hop. Leave a comment for all of these talented friends (and a birthday greeting for Connie, if you will!) and you have a chance to win these prizes: 

We have TWO awesome
sponsors and giveaways for this hop!


ABusyBee is giving away 3 delicious Spring Colors of Skittles!! What's a skittle?? Check out her store HERE:

Connie is  giving away a gorgeous 6x6 paper pad and  may just throw in some fabulous LoveBug Creations Rumple Ribbon too!!

So what do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a  comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. Then come back to Connie Can Crop and post that you followed the rules.  You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish the hop and leave your comments.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment  along the way!

Gonna Party! 
It's Connie's Birthday! 
Let's go! 
Here's my project:

Have you gotten into the new craze of making 3-D pop-up box cards?  They're all the rage now. In fact, many people are already getting sick of seeing them. I, for one, can't get enough of them because they're unique, special, and I bet people will take some extra care with them. They'll likely stay on a recipient's desk or tabletop for quite some time!

Last month, I showed you the pop-up birthday card I made for one of my cardmaking students, Susan. (If you didn't see it, here's the link.)  Well, she loved it so much that she commissioned me to make a card for a friend of hers.  Here it is:

The friend's birthday coincides with the opening of the baseball season, and Jane's quite a baseball fiend -- especially Phillies baseball.

To make the base of this card, I relied on a brand new box card file from the Silhouette Online Store, created by Lori Whitlock.  What I especially like about this file is that it has shaped pop-ups for securing the sentiment and baseball.

For the background paper, I used a glittered baseball pattern that I have had for a while. I think I got it at a local scrapbook store that has since closed. It's by Best Creation Inc. ( I backed it with Close To My Heart cardstock in Barn Red. The red/white polka dotted paper on the front is by Recollections for Michael's.  The ribbon is Rumple Ribbon by Lovebug Creations. I printed the sentiments and Phillies logos on my computer. Baseball stickers were provided by the client; I believe they're by Jolee Boutique.

Here is another 3-D pop-up card that I recently made, using Close To My Heart's new Timberline paper and "Happy Camper" stamp set. Isn't it adorable?For this one, I used a template that I found on an excellent blogsite called Extreme Cards. This site has free templates that you can hand-cut, or download to cut on your Silhouette. It's far easier to make these cards than it looks -- give it a try!

Now, continue on the Happy Birthday Blog Hop by visiting our next stop along the way, to the fantastic blog by:
Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way:


Migdalia said...

Totally cute and SUPER fun!!
Awesome job!
Have a wonderful day,
*Crafting With Creative M*

Pat N. said...

Great job on both boxes. They make great gifts.

Patti Ross said...

Wow! I just downloaded some of these boxes from silhouette last night! I cannot wait to try them! you are such an inspiration!!!!

Sunflower Holli said...

Your boxes are sooo amazing!!!

Unknown said...

Wow!!! You know I love baseball so that one is my favorite pop-up card of the two, but both of your cards rock!!!! Love the photo of the card folded up too. I have some of these files but have not made the cards yet!

Unknown said...

Love your pop up card! I was going to try one for this hop but decided not too. wish i did! everything is so bright and vivid! i'll have to try one this weekend!

Golden Goddess Designs said...

I think this may be the cutest pop up box/card I have ever seen! It is wonderful! My son would love this with Cincinnati Reds!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Love your pop up boxes, I can see why you had an order for one, I still have to try it, after downloading from the link you gave. Thanks

Beth said...

Amazing job on your box. Love all the details!!! Fun being in the hop with you, I'm already a follower. =)


stamp-color-and create said...

Great card in a box. I'm going to have to try one of these some day.

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Pamela Lash said...

Baseball 3-D is a super idea and very well executed! Lots of fun for the recipient to treasure!!

Janis said...

Amazing 3-D box cards!! Waaaaaaaay beyond the scope of my abilities, but super-fun to look at!!!
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D- said...

LOVE your wonderful card in a box cards.
Love that sweet little bear hiding in the second one.
Thanks for sharing.
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crazyaboutcricut said...

These look fantastic Ellen! Wow!

Janet's Planet said...

Love the pop up cards!! Thanks for sharing your creations today!

Connie Can Crop said...

I'm not tired of these! They are amazing and I love seeing them! So stinking clever and creative!! Thanks so much for joining me this weekend in celebrating my birthday! Scrappy Hugs! Connie

Sarah Biswabic said...

I love your box cards! They are awesome!!

Sue's Paper Crafts said...

What a great card box. Thanks for sharing.

Camille Short said...


abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Such fun 3-d cards! Love the great elements! So happy to be hopping along with you! Carri~Abusybee

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Such fun 3-d cards! Love the great elements! So happy to be hopping along with you! Carri~Abusybee

Sandy S. (CraftyCreations) said...

Wowzer..... this is a super box! I love it.... TFS both boxes!

Anonymous said...

OMGee! These are fabulous. Love the baseball one.

Busy Bee Vinyl Creations said...

Wow! Your boxes are beautiful! So creative!
Thanks for sharing.


Klite3 said...

OH MY GOSH! Beautiful work. I can't even imagine. I love your "card boxes". WOW!

Unknown said...

These are amazing! Such creativity , thanks for sharing!

Shawnee said...

Ellen, I love this custom made baseball card. Pop up cards are so much fun. I love how they are unique and you can add so much dimension. You did a beautiful job on this card.

Iris said...

Your box cards are amazing - such attention to details.
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