Saturday, October 4, 2014

Happy World Cardmaking Day!

Hi all! Even though we're in the middle of a major house remodeling project and I have tons of things I should be doing, I couldn't let World Cardmaking Day go by without spending a little time in my studio. There are times when you just have to let it all go and have some creative fun!

This Pop it Ups card was inspired by a little Halloween ornament I saw at Michaels the other day. My first thought was, 'that would make a cool card!' I cut the card panels from transparency film using Karen Burniston's Oval Accordion die. The frames were cut from black cardstock using Karen's Flourish Frame Edges die and covered with black microfine glitter. I wish it showed up better - it's so pretty!

I cut more panels from off-white cardstock using the same die and trimmed out the oval section. After stamping the little scenes I adhered the ovals to the card panels. The stamps are from Artistic Outpost and My Mind's Eye. Unfortunately, I don't think the AO stamps are available any longer. :( The little spiderweb is from a set by Oxford Impressions.

I decided not to decorate the front and just let the frame show through. I love how it looks from both sides!

All the supplies I used, other than the glitter, can be found at Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Remember to use my coupon code to save 10%! The glitter can be found at Elizabeth Craft Designs.


  1. Your Halloween cards are the best. The video is wonderful. Thank you for sharing your considerable talent.

  2. You do the most fantastic job with Karen's accordion's dies Shelly - I think this one has to be one of my favourites, I love Halloween and I love this wonderful card!

  3. Oh boy! Another wonderful accordion card, Shelly! I love how you use acetate as the base, Shelly. It really makes those Flourish Frames look like we're looking through an ornate wrought iron fence! So pretty!! XOXO-Shari T.


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