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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Mr Cardmaker is Popping Up to Say Happy World Card Making Day

Well, how could I NOT wish everyone a happy World Card Making Day? 

A card, you ask? 

But, of COURSE!
I made this--

I FINALLY broke down and made one of those pop-up box cards.  Can you tell? 
I had a sneaking suspicion this was a flash-in-the-pan thing, and I am pretty sure I'm right.  Still, I wanted to try it.
I found  version that is probably a bit smaller than the usual one people were making, but it used a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of card stock for the box, with super easy measurements, so I went with it.
The box and the workings is not at all hard to do.  Not at all.  It's the decorating the outside (snore) and the inside of the flaps (snore again) that I don't care for.  As you can see, mine are not winning any awards...

Doing the INSIDE stuff!  That's where it's at, folks, I'm telling ya!

Now, I REALLY lucked out, because I had most of these elements mailed to me by the delightful Ms. B. I don't even remember what all she had originally meant to send me, but I used it, and had ALL this stuff left.  I added that pink doily, the blue and green leaves, and some hearts and circles. That's about it!

It so LUSH, right?
The back (where one writes a message)--

So, that's my card for World Card Making Day.
Hope you made something, or at least shopped for stuff today.
Enjoy your weekend!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
All Best--


  1. Ok that probably took forever to make so I hope whoever you give it to appreciates it! It almost looks like a bouquet! Happy WCMD!

  2. Holy cow!!! I've made probably eight of these so far and none came close to yours - and I thought they were good : ) Absolutely delicious! I too like the smaller version that fits in a regular A2 envelope. There is also a shorter, squat version. What a wonderful card!

  3. Richard, this pop up box is absolutely stunning. It's so bright and cheerful and yes....lush. Wow! I have yet to attempt one of these but you have inspired me. How wonderful!

  4. Or at least shopped for more stash... You're a riot. I've yet to try these boxes. Yours is the brightest, boldest I've seen. Love it.


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