If you follow my blog, you have probably already guessed that I have a theme going on: pop-ups. Pop-ups were one of the first things that I fell in love with when I started stamping. What’s not to love about pop-ups? They are a step up from a regular card and generally get a great response from the recipient. Soooooo, if you love pop-ups, be sure to check my blog all summer long for my latest pop-up creations.
This birthday card is for my DS, who is turning 11 this summer. I just love the way the cake pop-ups when you open the card. This is another example of an angle fold using a very obtuse angle this time. I played a lot with the angle to get the maximum height out of my cake without anything sticking out when the card is closed. This is an easy and versatile pop-up. If you would like to find out how to make your own, please follow my tutorial below.
Step 1 Pop-up Base
On the shorter score line, make a pencil mark 2” away from the center score line on either side (see blue dots). On the long score line, make a pencil mark ¾” below the center score line (see red dot).
Fold along the angled score lines you made in the previous step. (Do not fold along the straight score line that runs horizontal in the photo. This score line will be covered and ignored). Now fold along the vertical score line to close the card.
Step 9 Birthday Cake
Cut a Scallop Oval Frame out of Very Vanilla Card Stock. Center the inside oval piece of the frame close to the bottom edge of the 4” x 4” piece (make sure the score line is running vertically). Cut away the designer series paper along the curved edge of the oval.
Step 13 Cake Icing
Step 18 Candles
Start preparing the candles for the top of the cake. I used the Alphabet Simple Numbers Die for the numbers and a 1/8” thick strip of Basic Black card stock for the wick. Here I’m preparing to glue more “number ones” to the back of my “number one” fronts, to finish off the backs. Leave off the flames until the next step, so that you can make sure they fit on the pop-up piece.
Place the saved piece (from step 17) right above the cake. Now lay your candles on top of the cake to determine placement and how high you can go without going higher or wider than the saved piece. Adhere your candles to the cake.
Pop-up half closed
Stampin’ Up! Supplies: Stamp Sets: Word Play, Broadsheet Alphabet; Paper: Elegant Soiree, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Very Vanilla; Ink: Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Cherry Cobbler; Big Shot: Framed Tulips Embossing Folder; Scallop Oval Frame, Alphabet Simple Numbers; Punches: Bird Punch, Scallop Edge Border; Baroque Border Wheel; Standard Wheel Handle, Baja Breeze Seam Binding.