so lets try this again...
Last week I promised to show you the finished card from this entry and provide more information about the Cricut cartridge, Everyday Pop-Up cards. When I last left you I had cut out the card, the flower box for the front of the card and the pop up for the inside from page 48. Instead of inking, I had used markers to trace the edges and was pleased with the effect. The flower box does not have the "flowerbox" layer because I did not like the color contrast. I chose a brown with too much red and it clashed with the other colors.
It took me a while to figure out how to fold the flower box so that the card could open and close properly. Once I did, I inserted the flowers into the flower box through the pre-cut slits only to find out that the flowers don't pop up unless you manipulate the stems inside of the box (see photo below).
I manually adjusted it so you can see what would look like if it did "pop up" like it was supposed to. In order for the pop up to do as it should, I would need to make these adjustments manually every time it is opened.
For the next project, I cut mashed 2 cards together.
First, I cut the scalloped card and "Thank You" pop up (pop up creative feature +shift) from Page 22.
I just couldn't see how the pop up could attach to the card so that it folded closed properly.
I used my craft knife to removes the "legs" and adhered the phrase with pop dots.
I used a small circle punch to cut out the circles adhered to each scallop with a pop dot and the chipboard letters are by Fancy Pants. I purposely rotated the direction of the stripes to give the card more interest.
I really like how this card turned out. Even though the pop up aspect is super complicating, I like this cartridge for its unique art work and its potential. I will keep experimenting and once I get this cartridge figured out, I will share that information!