How to Make Easy Pop Up Cards

I’ve always thought that Pop Up cards were fun. You open the card, expecting the usual, but instead something beautiful pops up. Whenever I saw pop ups, I thought it was complicated and not something that I wanted to create. However, I thought they were REALLY neat so one day when I was feeling adventurous, I gave it a try. I tried many different techniques, but then I came up with a method that was so easy, I was amazed. My mantra in life is “keep it simple.” This method definitely keeps it simple. I will show you how to make easy Pop Up cards. There’s a video in this post that takes you through each step of the process.

How to make easy pop up cards using Stampin' Up! and Hello You Thinlits, Sprinkle of LIfe

Making easy Pop Up cards

When trying a new technique, I always recommend using regular copy paper, first. This way, you won’t be nervous about wasting high quality paper and you can feel free to learn (and perhaps make mistakes.)

To make the pop up cards below, I carefully measured to make sure that everything would fit. But you really don’t have to, especially if you use copy paper for your first draft of the project.

How to make easy pop up cards using Stampin' Up! and Hello You Thinlits, Sprinkle of LIfe

Here’s my secret: I cut the inside of the card (just two cuts, it’s really easy — you’ll see in the video at the end of this post). To keep it simple and cover these cuts, I used a piece of card stock measuring the same dimension as the top of the card (5 1/2 x 4 1/4) and I glued it over top, hiding the areas I cut out. So EASY!!

From the outside, the cards look like a regular card, right? However, when you open it, you get a nice surprise. Here’s what you see:

How to make easy pop up cards using Stampin' Up! and Hello You Thinlits, Sprinkle of LIfe

The ice cream pops out and it is so much fun, isn’t it?

Here’s a video on how to make it:

Below is a photo you can PIN on Pinterest if you want to save this project. I hope you enjoy. And if you also have always wanted to do this but thought it was too complicated, try my techniques and see how they go. I know you’ll be surprised at how fast, fun, and easy it is to make this type of project.

How to make easy pop up cards using Stampin' Up! and Hello You Thinlits, Sprinkle of LIfe

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Sprinkles of Life, Crazy About You
Paper: 2016-2018 In Color Envelope Paper, Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Watermelon Wonder
Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Watermelon Wonder
Other: Hello You thinlits, Metallic Sequins, Silver Thread

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Flip Card – With Video

One of my favorite things to do is to make cards that are a little “unexpected.” A card that’s a different shape or has a unique feature. Today I’m showing you how to make a Flip Card. There may be a formal name for it — if there is, let me know what it’s called! How about a Peek-a-boo card? A picture is worth a thousand words, so here you go!

Flip Card using Sprinkles of Life stamp set by Stampin' Up!

The front of the card has a little teaser:

Flip Card using Sprinkles of Life stamp set by Stampin' Up!

And the inside of the flip has a pretty sentiment:

Flip Card using Sprinkles of Life stamp set by Stampin' Up!

It is such fun, isn’t it? The new new Stampin’ Up! catalog has so many stamp sets that would work great as a Flip Card. I kept the design of the card simple because the effect takes center stage.

To make the Flip Card, you will need a paper cutter. The trick is lining it up on the paper cutter. Once you have everything lined up, you’re set. You can make the pop-up part any size. I kept mine simple. The white cardstock measures 3 x 4 – nothing complicated for easy math!

If you would like to make one, here’s a video on how to do it.

If you would like to Pin this project to Pinterest, here’s a graphic for you:

Flip Card using Sprinkles of Life stamp set by Stampin' Up!

I hope you enjoy! If you make one, please please please send me a picture! There are so many possibilities, it would make my day to see how you designed your card.

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Supplies Used for Pink Card:
Stamp Set: Sprinkles of Life
Paper: Whisper White, Rose Red, Regals DSP, Sahara Sand
Ink: Emerald Envy, Rose Red, Sahara Sand, Early Espresso
Other: Tree Builder Punch, Dazzling Diamonds


Dear Friends,

Happy Monday!  May it be a wonderful week for you.

Let’s start our week with something sweet. A cupcake!!  For this week, I decided to challenge myself with two sketches.  Using one sketch is a challenge — adding more than one . . . now that’s when the challenge gets fun!  For this week I did the TGIF challenge (#TGIGC48 challenge) and the Stampin’ Celebration Challenge (SC#125).

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For the challenges, I had to use the colors Mint Macaron, Pink Pirouette, and Pool Party and something sweet. I also had to follow the design sketch above.  Wowser, it was neat trying to figure it out.


To fit the sketch, I put glimmer tape on the top of the card.  Using scissors, I cut the washi tape into banners of different sizes.  I chose white glitter tape instead of a different metallic color because I wanted a subtle look.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Sprinkles of Life, Blooming Birthday
Paper: Pool Party, Mint Macaron, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Birthday Bouquet DSP
Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette
Accessories:  Glimmer washi tape, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Elegant dots embossing folder

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Hope you have a sweet week

New Video – Scallop Easel Card

Dear Friends,

Sometimes it’s good to shake things up. Maybe drive to work a different way, perhaps take a few hours off work on a gorgeous day and go on a hike. What about making bread from scratch???? Doing things differently puts joy in our hearts. It invigorates us and gives us energy and happiness.

Today I’m shaking things up with a different kind of card.

The card below is a round, scallop shaped easel card (that’s a mouthful, isn’t it?). It’s not hard to do, but it sure looks different than the cards many of us make.  And why not?  Have some fun with card making.  Do something different.  And who knows.  Maybe after making this card, you’ll decide to start making bread from scratch.


To make the card, I used the Scallop framelit from the Circles Framelit collection. The flower in the front is not entirely necessary, but it holds the card more securely.  Here’s a side view of the card.


Below is a video with step-by-step instructions on how to make the card:

Click Scallop Easel Card for a pdf document with dimensions for the project and supplies.

I hope you enjoy this project.

A card that flips? No way!

Be still my heart.  A card that flips through different images at the tug of a ribbon?  Yes, it’s true!  And no, it’s not crazy hard.  It’s called a Waterfall Card.  And a picture is worth a thousand words, so let me show you.

From the front, it looks like something is going on, but you’re not quite sure what.  I designed the dimensions of the card so that you would see the first image, but the images under it would be hidden . . . until you tugged at the ribbon!


When you tug at the ribbon, the card flips through three more images.  Cool, no? Here’s a picture to show how it looks as you start tugging:


So adorable!  I have never made a card like it.  My kids went nuts over it. (I had to sneak it away from them so I could take the pictures :)).

Below is a video on how to make the project:

Click Waterfall Card for a project sheet with dimensions.

I hope you have as much fun making this project as I did! Be sure to send me your pictures.

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More fun Trees!

Dear Friends,

I am so thankful for you. I have received such amazing responses to my Creative Challenge coming up next week. So many people are telling me that they can’t WAIT to start off the new year doing something creative 🙂  If you’d like to join, click here.

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For my card today, I used the Sprinkles of Life stamp set – but I used the tree!  I realized that I hadn’t used the tree yet – though I’ve used the cupcakes and ice cream many times 🙂  I guess you can see where my priorities lay.


I love how cute and cheerful the images are.  They make me smile just looking at them.

Below are the supplies used in the card:

Stamp Set: Sprinkles of Life
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry on Top DSP, Cucumber Crush
Ink: Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Watermelon Wonder, Crumb Cake
Other: Tree Builder  Punch, Cucumber Crush Lace, In-color flowers

Have a GREAT week,

Triple Fold Card – with Video!

If you are ready for a fresh new card, you have come to the right place!  Why create a regular card when you can do a triple fold card!  It is EASY to make and you can get two cards from one sheet of card stock.

Here’s my card:


Neat, isn’t it?  My favorite part of it is that it stands up nicely for displaying.  Anyone would LOVE receiving this type of card, don’t you think?

Here’s what the inside looks like:


And here’s the other side:


To make the card:

  1. Start with a piece of 8 1/2 x 10 1/2 piece of card stock
  2. On the short end, mark at 2 1/2 inches on each end with a pencil
  3. Putting the paper in landscape on your scoring tool, score at 3 1/2 and 7
  4. Make a diagonal cut between the two pencil marks
  5. Accordion fold with the bone folder
  6. To put the designer paper on the inside, cut three pieces 3 1/4 x 6
  7. Line up the paper to where you want it on the card, mark both sides lightly in pencil and cut.  Do this for each of the three exposed parts.
  8. Decorate the card and enjoy!

This is one of those projects where it’s easier to see it then to follow directions, so I made a video for you.

Stamp Set: Sprinkles of Life
Accessories: Dazzling Diamond Glitter,  Cherry On Top paper, Tree Builder Punch
Colors: Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, Bermuda Bay



Chanukah Card

I got creative and used the Sprinkles of Life (click here) stamp set to make a chanukah card.  I used the candle and some gold glimmer paper and ta da, it’s a menorah!

Glittery Menorah

For the candles, I used pretty much every color in the Stampin’ Up! “Brights” color collection.  Gotta have some bright and cheerful candles, no?

Stamp Sets: Sprinkles of Life (click here)
Paper: Cherry On Top DSP (138443), Bermuda Bay, Basic Gray, Whisper White.
Ink: Brights Collection

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Have a happy week.

Fun Birthday Stamp Set

There are some stamp sets that are just plain FUN to use.  Sprinkles of Life (click here) fits in that category.  There are so many options, from cupcakes to ice cream cones, to trees and clouds.


Check out the card I made below.


I love how easy it was to put together — and with the punch that accompanies the stamp set (click here), it was so easy!  Add a little coordinated paper and it’s done.  Of course, I used some glitter.  What’s a card without sparkle?

Stamp Set: Sprinkles of Life
Accessories: Dazzling Diamond Glitter, Watermelon Wonder lace, Gold Cord, Cherry On Top paper, Tree Builder PunchColors: Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, Blushing Bride, Delightful Dijon, Cucumber Crush

Make something beautiful today!