pop up card for jai

Speaking of pop up cards.  A few weeks ago, my friend Marie and I made Jai a “thinking of you” card.  I remembered a GREAT blog post that I saw on Kelly’s website, Lovin’ The Life I Color, with an AMAZING pop up card.  I decided that I wanted to try this.  Kelly actually e-mailed me a You Tube video explaining how to make the card, and it turned out to be easier than I expected.

Of course, nothing ever STAYS easy.  We had the great idea to make a vase of flowers.  Then I had a great idea to make the flowers out of cardboard.  Then before we knew it, the card was too heavy to actually stand up!!  So clearly, the first time in card-making history that my engineering degree has come into play, we engineered the card to work properly.

I highly recommend trying to make this card once – it was so much easier than I expected it to be, and it DEFINITELY has a WOW effect.

So, what do you think?

the steps to make a pop up card, by chrystina and marie

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