Pop-up Card for Your BFF!

Good morning, Crafters! This is Gloria Stengel with you again. It is HOT and HUMID here in the San Diego area, and I am sure it's the same for most of you! To help keep us cool, I wanted to make a card that felt like summer at the beach.  
I used the Sea-Maiden Collection to make this pop-up style card. The card is a standard note card size when closed (5 1/2" x 4 1/4"). 
I used some netting (or tulle) behind the main image and then added lots of twine, charms, and flowers to decorate the front. I added some glittery enamel dots to make it look like there were water drops on the card.
All of the flowers and decor are on the closure band! The band is held together by magnets at the back of the card.  
The band comes off easily. 
Once you remove the band and begin to open the card, you start to see the "magic happen"! 
The card "pops" open to reveal an accordion feature suitable for images, journaling, or photos.  
I added a sentiment to the top of the inside panel and a gift card holder to the bottom panel. I used the cut-aparts from the paper to decorate my accordion section. 
I love the colors in this collection, and the images are priceless. However, my favorite paper is the Sea-Maiden Seven sheet...with polka dots on one side and barn wood on the other! Love at first sight! 
I found this sentiment stamp in my stash and it reflects my relationship with a few of my friends. It says: Friends Forever...Mainly because you know too much and you've seen me ugly cry. So funny! 
The bottom panel has a gift card holder that fits a standard-size gift card, or you could put a gift certificate or some cash in there. Or you could use the holder as a pocket for notes or mementos.  
I added a decorative panel to the back of the card just to give it some extra sturdiness.  
Thanks for joining me today! If you need a tutorial for this style of card, I have one on my blog from a few years ago. You can use the same basic directions for this project. See the tutorial HERE

Authentique Supplies Used:

Sea-Maiden 12x12 Paper
Sea-Maiden 6x12 Components Die Cuts

Additional Supplies: flowers, enamel dots, beads, charms, sea shells, twine, tulle, magnets, stamps and ink, cardstock (orange, blue, ivory), various die cuts, various adhesives


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