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Balloon Adventures Pop Up Cards

The cards I’m going to share today have a surprise inside… a pop up! These cards are like their own little celebration and like any cards I share they aren’t hard to make.

Balloon Adventures Birthday Card

Watermelon Wonder card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
Peekaboo Peach: 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″
Whisper White: 2″ x 3-1/2″ and 1-1/4″ x 2-7/8″

This first card was part of a One Sheet Wonder set. I stamped a full sheet of Whisper White card stock with different color balloons and confetti then cut it up and made it into a stack of cards. For the greeting I banner cut one end and placed three enamel shapes down the other side to anchor it in place.

Of course the real fun happens on the inside…

Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Card

How fun is that!?! And pretty easy to make happen with the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits. Just start with a piece of 5″ x 7-1/2″ Whisper White card stock and score it in half at 3-3/4″. Line the center of the thinlit up with your scored line and cut it out with your Big Shot. Then stamp on it & glue your pop up insert inside your card.

Watch this episode of Ink It Up with Jessica TV to see how to make the pop-up insert from start to finish. I’ll give you tips & tricks so that you don’t waste paper or get frustrated trying to make your pop up cards work.

Don’t have a Big Shot or the Balloon Pop Up Thinlits? Well we’ll talk about that later, in the the meantime this second pop up card requires no special supplies! All you need to do is measure and score.

Watermelon Wonder card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
Confetti Paper: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Circle Size: 2-1/8″

For the front of this second card I used confetti paper from the Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper pack. That paper pack is where I grabbed the color combo for both of these cards. The colors are good enough to eat!

Tasty Treats Color Combo

You’ll notice I also used enamel shapes on this card. I love them. They are so pretty and shiny and they aren’t too raised so that cards are still easy to mail.

Okay, Okay, onto the inside…

Balloon Pop-Up Card

Just like the first pop-up you’ll start with a piece of 5″ x 7-1/2″ Whisper White card stock. Score it at 2″, 3-3/4″ and 5-1/2″. Stamp on it. Tape it inside your card. Easy peasy! I also added washi tape along the edges for a little extra fun.

Watch this episode of Ink It Up with Jessica TV to see how to put this pop up card together so that your card will fold shut nicely and everything works like it should.

Happy Pop-Up Card Making!!

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  • Jean Hoyer says:

    Hi Jessica–I really enjoy all the wonderful hints on how to use what I already have. I have cut up several sheets of 12×12 paper with all the
    pretty designs that I love (that”s why I bought them). Could you tell me if you feel that these double sided paper are ment to be used to-
    gather? I have created some nice cards following your “rip and flip” directions. I have a lot of product as I have been stamping for a long
    time. I do not need any new items. But I really like to follow your inkitupwithjessica spots. Just wanted you to know–you are doing a great
    job. I hope you are making some money along the way.

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