The first time I saw a Twist and Pop card I got so excited. I knew I wanted to make one but couldn’t decide just which stamp set or sets I wanted to use. My granddaughter, who just happens to love dogs (Ok any furry animal), was turning 10 and I needed a very special Birthday Card for her. While looking through my stamp sets I noticed Bella & Friends, and counted- yes there were four kitty stamps that would fit on those smaller sections. So, running out of time I quickly went through my DSP and quickly settled on Party Animal Designers Series Paper in the Occasions Catalog. Love the Emerald Envy!
Then I began looking through all my saved You Tube videos on Pop & Twist Cards. I found the perfect one and when I finished this card I was so happy I did. All her tips made my card ‘pop’ out just as it was supposed. Here is the link for the video: Rajni’s Craftivity. The video is so very easy to follow and the card goes together very easily if you carefully follow the video.
The card base is larger than usual- 5 1/2″ X 6″ (Card Stock cut at 6″ X 11″, scored and folded at 5 1/2″). Yes, I had to make my own envelope-easy-peasy when you use the envelope making board. The Color Stock used in this card is Emerald Envy and Whisper White. The DSP is the Party Animal DSP.
I formed the ‘belly band’ by cutting Whispr White Card Stock -two lengths cut at 3/4″ X 7 inches. I overlapped the ends to fit the card around and using Fast Fuse taped the ends together. Before taping I stamped the squiggles using the stamp from the Ballon Adventure Stamp Set. I stamped the kitty on Whisper White Card Stock in Black Stazon Ink and colored in using GoldenDijon, Pacific Blue, Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy and Tangerine Tango Stampin’ Write Markers. Then I die cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Die Set circle that would outline kitty perfectly. Using the next size up circle die from the Layering Circles Framelits Set I die cut it in Emerald Envy, and the largest circle was die cut the largest die from the Layered Circles Framelits set. All were adhered using SNAIL adhesive. The two little ties are Emerald Envy 1/8″ Taffet Ribbon in Emerald Envy and the trinket are from the Party Animal Embellishments in the Occasions Catalog.
This shows it about to pop open, this mechanism is so good that when the belly band is removed the card almost pops open by itself! The mechanism was made using Emerald Envy Card Stock.
And here it is open! Cut huh? All the kitties arerom the Pretty Kitty Stamp set, The balloon was carefully masked from then Bella & Friends Stamp Set. The kitties were all colored in using GoldenDijon, Pacific Blue, Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy and Tangerine Tango Stampin’ Write Markers. By the way, this card closes very easily as well!
The back page of the card was finished by stamping, in Emerald Envy Ink, the sentiment from Confetti Celebration on Whisper White Card Stock. The balloons are from Balloon Celebration stamped in Crushed Curry. It was then die cut using next to largest Lots of Labels Framelits. The edges were smudged using Emerald Envy Ink and a Sponge Dauber.
This card was so much fun to make. Of course I had to make my own envelope, I used 12″ x 12″ Whisper White Card Stock and the Stampin’ Up! Envelope Punch Board.
Hope you like my card!
Here are the products I used in this card: