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A Parade of Pop-Up Cards!

At my October stamp clubs we made a simple pop-up card that you can click here to see (along with the directions for a simple pop up). I then challenged my club members to make their own version of a pop-up card -- any style pop-up mechanism. The guidance was to use mostly Stampin' Up supplies (retired was fine so you'll see some retired things in action). I made it a little contest with the judging handled by the other demonstrators in the 3-2-1 Stamp team who did not know who made which card. I got numerous comments about how impressed they were by all the cards!

DSC_8239 Thanks so much to everyone who entered. I promised I'd share all the cards on my blog so without further ado -- here's the first place card made by Debbie Easley. It uses the retired set Gingerbread House, Tasty Sweet and the still available (until Dec. 31) Country Living Holiday Collection set. There's lots of shimmer and some white Liquid Applique snow. It's hard to capture in a photo but there are multiple layers to the pop-up so there's lots of dimension.

Here are a couple of views of the inside:
Here's the very beautiful second place card made by Sharon Damoff using the current set Season of Joy. There are so much pretty lines of glitter on this card drawn with Stickles to make snow dunes -- just gorgeous and because of the white card it just does not photograph as well as I'd like. Just a wonderful job outside and inside -- and again, multiple layers turned the trees into a pretty staggered winter scene. Hard to see here but she even used an SU flower punch to make her bows on the presents -- all glittered up and with the petals looking just like the loops of a bow! Clever, clever!
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Third place was made by Kym Garrison and it's what's known as a spiral card (by coincidence, this is my technique for January clubs! So get ready -- you'll love it.) Very pretty watercoloring and a beautiful job inside with the spiral pop up.
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There are so many other great cards -- and all of them generated wonderful comments and lots of votes from the demonstrator team (I intentionally did not vote since I knew who had made what.) It's a long post -- but I want you to see them all inside and out. First here are two variations of a Nativity card made by Shirley Polk -- I love what she did with SU's Word Window punch to create a manger.
DSC_8260 DSC_8261 DSC_8262 Nancy Harris made this beautiful pop up with the tried and true SU set Frosty. I absolutely love the metal edge tag accent on the front and will be copying that. She stamped and then punched out and attached the small image so it looks like it was stamped perfectly right on the tag.
DSC_8249 DSC_8250 Cathy Humphreys used a Sale-a-bration set from this past year for the medallion on the front of her card and another pretty medallion from the beautiful Snow Swirled set on the inside.
Jo Lea Hearn also went with a beautiful medallion pop up made with Baroque Motifs and a perfect use of the Stampin' Up Big Shot die cut Join in the Cheer for the words on the front. Just gorgeous -- and incredible attention to detail on all her stamping and layering!
Kelly Gorman made the windmill from the retired dutch themed set come to life -- I love the pop up row of tulips attached to the pop up windmill for a unique double layer.
Kay Robinson turned lemons into ... no not lemonade this time, but lemon butter sauce for a very intricate pop-up lobster! Inspired!
Gail Beyers took us to the beach with her clever, multi-image pop up scene -- embellished with a rub on for the front.
Finally -- Kym made a second pop up with a gingerbread house that's stamped twice and then interconnected for a unique surprise on the inside.
So there you have the long parade of pop-up cards thanks to so many of my great club members! I think they're as good as any balloons in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade!! Thanks so much for those of you who took the challenge and made a card. I'll have more such contests as it's so wonderful to see everyone's creativity on parade.