Thursday, March 1, 2012


Hello friends and welcome to March!!  Hard to believe, isn't it?  We all now spring is coming soon so we are celebrating that flowers will be "popping up" very soon!! Our dear Sharon has challenged us to have something that moves on our cards!  You can check out our whole collection of DT work at the Mag Highlites Blog today!  And you can find out how you can enter for a chance to win stamps!!
 I used directions on Splitcoast stampers (in the resources section) to make a 'surprise pop up card'.  You pull up on the string attached to a tag on the tops and the image panel comes up revealing a hidden area!  I love, love this kind of card!  I have made them several times~they are not hard and you get a really nice card!  This time I made my card square (5" x 5").  I started by cutting my card base that size and then made decisions on how large I wanted my image and secret compartment to be.  I used my Fiskars little cutter to make my cuts in the panel.
 Here's where you can see the tag that pulls up.  You can also put a sentiment or image on this piece.  I didn't because I don't know what I want there!
 I love how there are flowers next to Tilda and her bunny and when the card is 'closed' the flowers combine into one arrangement. This was a little tricky, but I managed!  the fence is a Papertrey Ink die. then I used some Martha Stewart punches for the flowers and leaves on the fence.  I also used an MS grass punch. My paper is from Echo park (dotted) and (once again) from My Mind's Eye-howdy doody. I used pool party and baja breeze cardstock.  tilda is colored with my copics.  My blues are the usual BG10, 72 and blender.  My reds are R20, 22 and 24 for a coral color.
Well, I hope you like what I had to show you today! I loved making it!!
Have an excellent day and month!!
Hugs, Cheryl


Anonymous said...

This is just gorgeous! I love the colours and pretty design, Delightful card
Hugs Julie P

Becky said...

wow, this card is sooooo cute ... love your colouring!!!

hugs, becky

Karin Schuring said...

Just LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!! Great flower group and love your color use.

Hugs, Karin

CraftyC said...

What a beautiful card Cheryl, so colourful and summery!

Karen said...

What a gorgeous card!!

Paper Tails said...

Gorgeous card! I love all the flowers and the fence in the background is great.


Zulma said...

Gorjuss creation! LOL! beautiful color combo, d/p's and stunning flowers. TFS, Zulma

Angela said...

What a gorgeous design this is Cheryl! I must try this type of card one day. Sweet scene and I love your flower arrangement. Beautiful coloring too! hugs, Angela

Cathy Lee said...

Cheryl, this is so adorable. I love all the gorgeous spring colors you used. Tilda looks fabulous with your awesome coloring. It's hard to stop looking at it. Love the pop-up feature.
Cathy Lee

Suzi said...

Another stunning creation Cheryl, I love this style and your little hidden tag. Fabulous idea.
Suzi x

Francy said...

This card is fantastic and very spring.
I love the stamp the colours and the flowers that you used on it.

nancyparker55 said...

Love this Cheryl. The detail you put into your cards is amazing. I'm definitely going to check out these directions. Thanks.

Louise said...

Beautiful card, love your layout

Suzan L said...

Hi Cheryl, Happy March!! Your card is just gorgeous!! I love the scene you have created. And, the secret panel is just wonderful!! Have a wonderful day!

Candy said...

What a beautiful card!!
Love the design of it.
Hugs, Candy

Paula said...

oh my gosh, this is gorgeous!!!! WOW, i think i might be speechless!!! Tilda looks fantastic and the card is just amazing!!! Love it!!!!

Peggie said...

Gorgeous card. Love the scene and the colors and the way the card pulls up. Just love it all.

My messy corner said...

OMG!! This is Beautiful, you should make a


Sherri said...

Drop dead gorgeous! Wow!

Barb Hardeman said...

Stunning card Cheryl! The arrangement of all your design elements is perfect! You nailed this challenge right on the head! Gorgeous...hugs...Barb <><

cabio's craft corner said...

Wow Cheryl, I am so glad I finally get to see the card when it is opened. It is so stunningly done :o)

Sandy said...

So very sweet. Beautiful colors and coloring!

Marika said...

Good Afternoon

This is beautiful. The flowers look tike they were just taken from a garden.

A piece of art.


Cordine said...

It's gorgeous!
Love those colours!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

Cheryl, this is just gorgeous! I love this type of card and I think I only made one once. I must try it again.

Angie said...

Wow Cheryl! This is sooooooo gorgeous! What a beautiful scene and all of those flowers!!! Yum!



Monique said...

That is so lovely Cheryl !!

Hugs Monique

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous creation with your shapely design and the flowers are so pretty!! TFS! :)

syllie said...

This is absolutely stunning Cheryl. I love your colors and your DP's and Tilda is looking gorgeous.

cathylynn said...

I love your card! Gorgeous coloring and the scene you created is awesome. Great pop up card!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Danielle said...

Hi Cheryl, your card is a wowzer. I love that scene you created with tilda, sitting in front of this fence, with cute flowers, and nice clouds. the flower cluster is awesome, your papers are just perfect. Beautiful.

PBrown9624 said...

Beautiful!! Makes me yearn for spring. You chose such nice colors and it is just a fantatstic feast for the eyes!!


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