Thursday, January 6, 2011

Poppin'!...Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day Three...

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For Day Three of sneak peeks for Release Week at Taylored Expressions, I thought I would try something both fun and sweet! You know I adore pop-ups, and I thought I would make two today, using different techniques to show off two darling soon-to-be-released sets, Kid at Heart and  Sweet Friends. Also on display are some of the fab papers and embellishments from the Be My Valentine Project Pantry kit available this Friday!
If you would like to try to make your own pop-ups, there are a good number of terrific how-to and template sites that are easy to follow. Start simple and work your way up...pop-up cards are so fun to make and are always good for a smile or two!

You Float My Boat Card
pull up on the striped tab, and the sinking ship dissolves into a floating boat!

One of my favorite pop-ups is the dissolving scene. At first, I didn't think I could do it, but I was really determined once I saw the adorable tugboat from the new set, Kid at Heart, which is going to see a lot of use at my house now that the rugrat has started school. But, as he is currently in his "destroy everything in sight" phase, I thought I would focus on his Daddy, and make this card for my sweet hubby, who always likes a little humor in his cards. The pretty heart frame stamp coordinates with the TE Take Note Die #3 and it helped me create the perfect window for my little tugboat.

With a Little Help From My Friends Card
turn the wheel at the bottom of the card for a parade of sweet treats!
My second card uses a rotating mechanism that is really fun once you get the hang of it. (By the way, I used the book,  Paper Engineering for Pop-up Books and Cards by Mark Hiner to help me with my projects today. It's a classic, and full of different basic techniques and you should be able to find one at your local library.) My favorite little cupcake, Cuppie, is back on the sweet trail with Sweet Friends, which is a cute new friendship set featuring a ton of yummy treats. For this card, I thought Cuppie could show off a few of his favorite "friends" for a unique and cheerful Encouragement card.
I used the deliciously adorable macaron (a fave in our house!), the ding-dong, the candy, and the cupcake in Cuppie's parade of happy sugar friends, but there are a ton more to choose from in this extra-yummy set.

You Float My Boat Card
  • Stamps: Kid at Heart (Taylored Expressions)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Real Red, Baja Breeze, Bordering Blue (Stampin' Up!)
  • Cardstock: Real Red, Brilliant Blue (SU!); Choice Snow (TE)
  • Patterned Paper: Be My Valentine (We-R-Memory) from Be My Valentine Project Pantry (TE)
  • Fibers: Grosgrain Ribbon from Be My Valentine Project Pantry (TE)
  • Dies: Large Scallop Border and Take Note #3 (TE)
  • Accents: Platinum Liquid Pearls (Ranger Ink)
  • Coloring Medium: Black Multiliner (Copic)
With a Little Help From My Friends Card
  • Stamps: Sweet Friends (Taylored Expressions)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
  • Cardstock: from Be My Valentine Project Pantry (TE)
  • Patterned Paper: Be My Valentine (We-R-Memory) from Be My Valentine Project Pantry (TE)
  • Fibers: Grosgrain Ribbon from Be My Valentine Project Pantry (TE)
  • Dies: Classic Square and Scallop Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
  • Accents: Diamond Stickles (Ranger Ink)
  • Coloring Medium: Sketch Markers (Copic)
I hope you enjoyed my two "pop-ups" today and be sure to stop by the rest of the Baker's Dozen for more sweetness and fun. Valentine's is just around the corner, so you won't want to miss any of the inspiration. Tomorrow is Release Day, and I'll be sharing something for the New Year. Thanks for stopping by!


Cards by Gina said...

You never cease to amaze me! These are wonderful, pretty, and so much fun! Terrific always!

Carla said...

I love your sinking boat... that is fabulous and so creative. Those Sweet Treats cards are awesome too. Love everything about both. Hugs,

Marsha said...

Too cute!

Ann Schach said...

Fabulous design, Regina! Both are adorable!

Taylor said...

I'm still picking my jaw up off the floor over here! These projects are amazing, Regina! I love the view finder with Cuppie's friends and the tugboat is simply amazing!

Christine said...

I love both your projects. I need find out how to do the tugboat. My granddaughter is into doing interactive cards! We are working on the magic card and she made the neverending card!

Unknown said...

I love your projects Regina, I am a new follower.

Judy McMullen said...

Regina, I love pop-up cards and you have the best ideas! Love these cards!! I'm always looking for new ideas for what I call "interactive cards" especially for my young friends and family. Thanks so much for the inspiration!!!

Sherry said...

These are all cute but I love the red white and blue one...thanks for sharing

Lea L. said...

Super cute projects!! Love it!

Unknown said...

These are incredible Regina--- such a cute way to surprise someone with a card and the way that sailboat card goes up is just crazy!! LOVE IT!!

Kathy Martin said...

Some serious yummy here!

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

Wow that sinking boat is awesome! Love it. You might need .. no you really need to make a How To video.

Julie said...

How clever! Love the sinking boat - so cute!

Unknown said...

LOVE THEM ... the sinking boat it delicous! Great job on everything you posted.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Regina, these are just adorable! how adorable is that boat card? oh my!

Jaclyn Miller said...

OH MY GOODNESS REGINA, that boat card is amazing! I just love, love, love that idea. You sure are one talented crafter!

Karen Giron said...

Seriously!! Girl, you have the most creative brain - I LOVE this, the floating boat is amazing!!!

Karen Motz said...

Total AMAZINGNESS Selleck!!!!!! I wanna spend a day in your brain...cause it sure comes up with the coolest ideas!!!!

Martha said...

These are adorable, Regina. I've never seen the dissolving technique but yours amazed me.