Thursday, June 4, 2015

12 Tags of 2015 - Coffee Lovers, Unite!

Hi all! I have to tell you, I was so excited when I saw this month's tag from Tim Holtz. Not only is the plaid technique seriously cool, but he used a die I've been itching to try a technique on. Above is my card in the closed position. When it opens...

Ta da! The lid lifts off to reveal a gift card to your favorite coffee shop! How awesome is that?? Of course, anything this amazing has to come from the mind of Karen Burniston. While watching her video on how to make Rocky the Crab doff his cap, I immediately thought of all the other things that could lift off. Tim Holtz's coffee cup was the perfect die for an idea I had brewing...

Here's a quick look at how I made it. For Karen's full tutorial, see the video at the bottom of this post.

Begin by cutting a piece of manila cardstock (and you definitely want it to be Ranger's manila cs because it is extra sturdy and won't warp when inked) to 5.5" x 7.25". This will result in an A2-sized card. Score it in the center and add a piece of green Kraft Core'dinations to the right side. Flip the card over and cut using Karen Burniston's Rectangle Pull card, nesting the smaller rectangle die in the center to create a frame.

Fold the card as shown. By adding the green cardstock, you create a contrasting frame when the card is closed. I initially had a clear plastic frame in the window, but the cup ended up being too bulky so I removed it. Create your coffee cup according to Tim's tutorial.

Ink your stencil. Since I didn't have the new ink pad that Tim used, I substituted Distress Minis and they worked great!

Open the card and create the plaid pattern. I love this look!!

While stamping the plaid, also stamp a small scrap of manila - the waste from the rectangle frame works perfectly. Cut the swivel mechanism (included in the Rectangle Pull Card set) from the scrap and adhere it as shown. Determine where your cup will go and then add a slit in the card behind the top of the cup to slide a gift card into. Adhere the cup, along with a straw. I didn't have a green straw, so I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color a clear one. Next, attach the lid to the spinner and you're set!

Nothing beats a video when trying to show the dimension and action of a Pop it Ups card! How fun is that lid lifting off? I'm sure your mind is racing with all the other things that can pop up!

A coffee-themed card deserves some coordinating gifts, right? For my son's birthday, we gave him a French press and a few other gifts to go with it - I've been waiting for the perfect time to share the pics! Tim's Freshly Brewed Blueprint stamps plus kraft paper from the dollar store makes such cute wrapping paper!

The Dollar Tree just happened to have the perfect colored twine too. Starbucks green! :)

Watch Karen's video to get detailed instructions on how to achieve this pop-up action. I know you're going to want to try this! She also has another adorable card using this technique HERE.

All the supplies I used can be found at Simon Says Stamp via the links below. Have fun shopping!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure and check out Tim's fantastic tutorial here as well as all the other great submissions!


  1. WOW Shelly, I love your version and how the lid comes off. So cool. I love these pop up cards you use. I am going to have to look into them. You always make such cool things with them. Pinned!!!

  2. What a great interactive card! I don't have the ink pad either so it's good to know the minis will work as well. Thanks for sharing. Always look forward to seeing what you think up next!

  3. Shelly your card is outstanding...the video is great idea to showcase it. I was glad to see how you used the mini ink pads. I love the coordinating gift wrap too.

  4. Fabulous card!! Love the moving foam, what a great idea xx

  5. This is so awesome, and amazing, and cool, and creative! I LOVE your moving card!!!! And the wrapping paper is awesome too! :-)

  6. Nothing better than a card that moves. How fabulous!

  7. This is just wonderful! I loved the movement. Thanks for all the pictures and links to teach us how to do this.

  8. Gorgeous card! Love that it's interactive! Love the stamped kraft paper wrapping! Hugs, Sandra

  9. ah yes, this is the KB die bwhahahahaha… And once again, I LOVE THIS CARD! =)


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