Thursday 27 July 2023

Uptown Girl Lainie Surprise Pop-Up Card | Stamping Bella

Hi all. I'm back today with a quick tutorial on how I made this Surprise Pop-Up Card featuring Uptown Girl Lainie on the Lounger. I love making interactive cards and this one isn't complicated at all. 

The card I've made is 5.5" (14cm) square and is not too bulky, so it fits into a regular envelope for mailing. 



White card
Designer papers
Scoring board and bone folder

How to:
Cut white card:
(1x) 11" x 5.5"
(1x) 5.25" x 5.25"
(1x) 1.75" x 4"
(1x) 4.25" x 3.75"

Cut designer paper:
(2x) 5.25" x 5.25"
(1x) 5" x 5"
(1x) 1.5" x 1.5"

Score the 11" x 5.5" piece of card at 5.5" on the long side. Fold in half to make a 5.5" square card base. 

Adhere the two 5.25" square pieces of paper inside the card base. 

Adhere the 5.25" piece of card and the 5" piece of paper together, and then adhere to the card front. 

Take the 1.75" x 4" piece of card. Score on the short side at 0.5". Score on the long side at 1.25" and 2.5". Score diagonally from the top left corner down to where the 1.25" score line intersects, and then score from the 1.25" score line up to the top of the 2.5" score line. 

Cut away the outer 0.5" x 1.25" section.

Mountain fold the 0.5" score line and the two diagonal lines. 

Cut the 1.5" x 1.5" piece of paper diagonally

Adhere one piece to the triangle on the pop-up mechanism, as shown below. 

Position the 4.25" x 3.75" piece of white card as shown below - do not stick down

Apply adhesive to the 0.5" section of the pop-up mechanism. 

Line the mechanism up the just above 4.25" x 3.75" piece of card, and the centre of the card base. 

Fold upwards on the second diagonal and apply glue to the first triangle. 

Fold over the top of the card to adhere the mechanism. Give it time to dry before opening it up. 

Decorate the 4.25" x 3.75" panel with layers and stamp the sentiment. Use flat embellishments. 

Place the sentiment panel face down beneath the pop-up mechanism. Move it in about 1/4" from the spine. Apply adhesive to the mechanism as shown below. 

Again, close up the card and press down firmly to adhere the mechanism to the pop-up panel. 

Use the offcuts of paper to create a pocket on the inside cover. 

Stamp Uptown Girl Lainie on the Lounger onto white card, and colour using your preferred medium. 

Using oxide ink and a cloud stencil to create a sky. 

Adhere the image to the 4-7/8" x 4-1/8" piece of white card. Decorate with stickers. 

Decorate the card front using paper layers and sticker borders, then adhere the image panel using foam tape. 

For more inspiration check out the Stamping Bella Sisterhood page over on Facebook, where you can add your own Stamping Bella creations.

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Thursday 20 July 2023

Oddball Dino Trio W-Fold Card | Stamping Bella

Hi all. For my Stamping Bella tutorial this week I am using Oddball Dino Trio on a W-Fold Card. This card is known by many names - everything from a pop-up card to an accordion tent card, but I've always known it as a W-Fold. The sentiment I used is from the I Miss Your Face Sentiment set.

Designer paper
Scoring board and bone folder

White card:
(1x) 11" x 5.5" - large card base
(1x) 3.25" x 8" - feature layer
(4x) 2-5/8" x 5-3/8" - large card base
(2x) 3-1/8" x 3-7/8" - feature layer

Designer paper:
(4x) 2.5" x 5.25" - large card base
(2x) 3" x 3.75" - feature layer

How to:
Score the 11" x 5.5" piece of white card on the long side at 2.75", 5.5" and 8.25"

Mountain valley fold and crease score lines well. 

Score the 3.25" x 8" piece of card on the long side at 4" and fold in half. 

Adhere all the card and paper panels together and then adhere them down onto the card bases. 

Stamp the sentiment from the I Miss Your Face Sentiment set on the bottom half of a piece of card measuring 3.25" x 2.75"

Adhere the sentiment the feature layer, and decorate the opposite side using designer paper. 

Stamp two of the dinos from Oddball Dino Trio onto white card, colour using your preferred medium then fussy cut around the outlines. 

Adhere one of the dinos above the sentiment and adhere the other dino on the opposite side. 

Add some paper pennants. 

On the back of the small card base, apply adhesive on one end. 

Fold back the first score line on the large card base and adhere the feature layer approximately 5/8" in from the edge, and centered vertically. 

Flip the whole thing over and fold back the other end of the large card base. Apply adhesive to the other end of the feature layer and fold to adhere down. 

Open up the card 

Decorate the front panels. 

For more inspiration check out the Stamping Bella Sisterhood page over on Facebook, where you can add your own Stamping Bella creations.

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