Monday, July 4, 2011

Inspired Stamps: Thank You for your Service

God Bless America!

Three cheers for the RED, WHITE and BLUE

In celebration of this festive holiday, I thought it appropriate to create a card that expresses my thanks to our servicemen and women who have and continue to fight for and protect our country. And also, a huge thank you to the families who remain home, waiting in anticipation and with hope that their loved ones will return home safely.

How perfect was this military boy stamp from Inspired Stamps?

Supplies: Paper: Pink Paislee, Cardstock: Core'dinations, Bling:  Kaisercraft, Ink: SEI, Versafine, Pen: Zig Memory System, Glaze: Glossy Accents, Stamp: Inspired Stamps

This is a pop up card. Here is the inside:

This card involved some work but it was worth it! I love interactive cards.  Here is a brief tutorial.
You will need to cut two sheets of cardstock at 8" x 4 1/4".

With one of those sheets of cardstock, fold and score. Then unfold and make some cuts. The easiest way I found to do this is simply with a straight edge and a craft knife. Here's a photo showing you the measurements of the cuts:

Some of those cut marks are at odd measurements and I have no idea what the correct numbers would be to give you. The length of the cuts go one inch beyond the crease both directions. You'll want to score the crease on the opposite side of those little cut outs. That helps to make them fold the opposite direction so they "pop" upon opening the card.

Now you'll adhere the other piece of cardstock over this one. Doing this helps to hide the holes that would appear thanks to those cut outs. 

Next you will make the cardstock for your sentiment.  For mine, I made the red base 4" x 1 5/8" and the white 3 3/4" x 1 3/8".  Adhere the white to the red base, stamp the sentiment, embellish and then adhere to the pop up.  Here is that inside photo again so you can see how it sits on top of the "pop ups". 

So when you open it, those pop up pieces make the shape of a chair... 90 degree angle... and the sentiment strip "sit" on the "chair".  Hope that makes sense!

Warning: These cards become quite addicting and the recipients love them. 

Thanks for swinging by and don't forget... BLOG HOP tomorrow!!! :)



ScrapinShana said...

Oh wow! I LOVE this pop up idea! You have inspired me, I have GOT to try this!! =)

lynn said...

love the pop up card, melissa! happy 4th:)

Queen Bee said...

Melissa-this is a cute card and I love the pop-up!

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Melissa, how adorable! Love the pop up sentiment!,

Connie said...

adorable card!! the pop up is great!!

Margie H said...

Great card - loved what you did on the inside!!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

How cute, thanks for showing us how to make the pop up!

Audrey Pettit said...

Aww, how stinkin' cute! I just love patriotic projects, and this one is super adorable. Love the traditional red, white, and blue mixed with the cute camo image. And LOVE that pop up sentiment on the inside.

Amy said... cute. I love the little pop up.