Thursday, April 7, 2011

Everyday Pop Up Card

20110407_1 I had a chance to try out my new Everyday Pop Up Card Cricut Cartridge this morning. Got to love some days off of work! Any how, this cartridge was a bit of a challenge for me and I don’t think I have it quite figured out yet. With 6 birthdays over the next several weeks in my family I opted to try one of the birthday cards on the cartridge.  Here is the first card I made with the cartridge. I opted to use the pop up phrase inside and put a cricut cut on the outside of the card.

All of the cuts I used are from page 61 of the handbook. I used colors and patterns from the Yummy Imagine cartridge and cut everything on my Imagine. I cut the card base at 5 1/2”. I cut the cupcake and it’s layers at  4”. I think my cupcake is a little too big but didn’t have time to redo it. I ran the layer for the wrapper through the cuttlebug and I believe that is the herringbone pattern embossing folder. I also ran the chocolate frosting layer through the cuttlebug and embossed it with the swirls embossing folder. I adhered everything together and and added some Firefly, Fruit Punch, and Tropical Tangerine stickles to the sprinkles.  To finish off the cupcake I wrapped some dotted ribbon from my stash around the cupcake and added a flower.


For the popup inside, I wasn’t sure what size to cut it but also cut it at 4”. I flooded it with a blue pattern from the Yummy cartridge. There were no real score marks on the tabs that cut attached to the words so it was a little bit of a guess as to where to fold them. The bottom of this cut is fairly lacey and didn’t fold real well. I used Scor-Tape on the tabs to adhere it to the card.


Overall I am pleased with how it turned out. I will be playing with this more and would like to try out the image pop up next time.  I do think there were easier images to try as the first time but you know me, never can seem to do anything that is too easy.


  1. This is cool. I don't have this cartridge, but have been curious about it. So happy to see someone actually making a project with it. Can't wait to see what else you make with it... and LOVE the Cuttlebug icing. Thanks for playing in my Cuttlebug challenge! :) Janis

  2. Do I smell cupcakes? So clever Deanna!

  3. That is a neat card. Looks hard to do but it sure is nice.

  4. Lovely. I do so love pop up cards. Your cards are real cute.