Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Graphic 45/Pop it Ups Easter Card

Hi all! I'm so excited to share this card with you. Last week, I was shocked when I found out I won a Graphic 45 Twitter contest. When I opened the prize envelope, all this gorgeous Easter paper tumbled out. What a treat! I knew that I wanted to use one of Karen Burniston's new Pop it Ups dies with the paper to make a pretty Easter card.

Here is the card when closed. I love all the little bits and pieces that G45 includes in their papers. So easy to embellish a card like this and make it look like it took ages to make. Honestly, it went together very quickly!

On the front, I also used Karen's coordinating Fancy Frame Edges dies to creating a frame for the card. If you look closely, you can see the mitered corners. Love the concept of those frame dies.

It's a bit hard to see, but almost everything is raised with foam dots so there is a ton of dimension. And I am getting to like fussy cutting more and more. I think it's my new Cutter Bee scissors - those things are like surgical tools. So sharp!

More layering and fussy cutting on this side. I also added Tim Holtz's Chit Chat stickers to one of the G45 tags.

I hope you've enjoyed my prize package card. Thanks so much to G45 for such a generous gift. It really made my day - I'm already planning my next project. :)

Here's a quick Vine video to show you how the Accordion cards open. Pretty cool, huh?!

Everything I used (other than the paper) can be found at Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Don't forget to use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10%!


  1. Wonderful card Shelly! Love the key embellishment you added to the front.

  2. What a lovely combination. Graphic 45 and Elizabeth Craft Designs Die.

  3. Hello Shelly,
    This is a fabulous Die, and using G45; which is one of my favourite paper companies enhances the card beautifully, G45 papers are made to fussy cut, and I am so pleased you enjoyed doing this. It is a stunner of a card.

  4. You sure rocked this one, girl!


  5. You certainly made really good use of your prize. What a treat for you and for us as it's a superb card.
    Jo x

  6. Congrats on winning this great prize. You truly made good use of it. Your card is awesome, fabolous... Yes indeed IMPRESSING !!!! Love all the layers !! You are so clever and very talented.
    Thanks a lot for sharing this inspirational piece of art !!!
    Hugs from SPAIN

  7. I commented on the G45 blog the day I saw you won....said something like "Shelly will do wonderful things with this prize". I love to be right!

  8. Looks amazing Shelly! Gorgeous card using gorgeous papers.

    Cheers, Karen A

  9. Shelly, Shelly, SHELLY !! This is GORGEOUS !!!!!!

  10. This is a very stunning card and i love the graphic 45 paper . love,love love this card.. thank you for sharing your ideas.

  11. Such a gorgeous card, Shelly! It reminds of vintage children's story books with lots of layered pop-ups.

  12. Love this card. Do you have a tutorial on how it is made?


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