Saturday, April 2, 2011

Everyday Pop-Up Card

I was so excited to get my Everyday Pop-Up Cards cartridge in the mail yesterday. Then I looked at the handbook. These pop-ups are confusing! Unfortunately, there aren't directions on how to put them together, and not many people have posted projects with this cartridge on their blogs. So I decided to use a pop-up for the inside of my card that I did see used before, on the Cricut Circle blog. Here is a picture of the handbook page I used for the pop-up.

The pop-up piece (the part that you score and fold) is cut at 4 3/4". As you can see, it comes with flowers that stick into the top of it (see the slits on the pop-up piece). They felt pretty flimsy to me, so I recut the pop-up piece, hiding the slits with my Gypsy, and cut the FlowerBox cut at 2 3/4" inches. In this way I was able to attach it to the front of the pop-up piece. All of the layers are also cut at 2 3/4". It looked to me that this is how they did it on the Circle Blog post too. My cute sentiment inside is stamped with My Creative Time's "So Grateful For You" stamp set. Since the sentiment is actually made up of two stamps, I was easily able to stamp it with two different colors.

For the front of my card, I cut a piece of 5 1/4" x 4" Simply Chartreuse Cardstock, and I stamped across the bottom of it with My Creative Time's "Fun Borders" Stamp Set. My red striped paper was cut at 5 1/4" x 3" and trimmed with a border punch. The flowerpot is also from Everyday Pop-Up Cards and was cut at 3". Finally, I added a little sentiment with my Tiny Tags stamp and die.

I am determined to figure out some of the more complicated pop-ups from this cartridge, so check back here this week. I'm on Spring Break, so there's lots of time to play! :-)


Papertrey Ink Simply Chartreuse, Kraft, and Dark Chocolate Cardstock
Papertrey Ink Distressed Dots Patterned Paper
DCWV Summer Dream Stack
ekSuccess Bumpy Roads Border Punch
Papertrey Ink "Tiny Tags" Stamp Set & Die
Papertrey Ink Ripe Avocado, New Leaf, & Dark Chocolate Ink
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Papertrey Ink Rustic Jute Button Twine


  1. I just love this...I can't wait to get this cart! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Katie,I agree the pages with the designs are confusing.I purchased this cartridge on monday but have not been able to play yet.Thanx for experimenting.I looked at the sample card and maybe I'll try that for some experience.Good luck I'm sure you will become much better than me alot quicker.

  3. Beautiful card. I think this cartridge looks like fun, but I can see that it does look confusing. I hope you have it mastered and can share all of your tips so I can decide if I really want it or not. Hugs- Glora

  4. Great card Katie-I just got this cart too and have been staring at it trying to figure out where to start first. Hope to get something done today with it.

  5. I am sooooo jealous. I have been looking for this cart everywhere! Love your card.

  6. Thanks Katie for the great tips! The card turned out perfect!


  7. Very cute, but looks very complicated!

  8. Katie may have been complicate but the card looks great. I hate that when you have to figure something out yourself since there aren't any directions.

  9. Very nice Katie -- I just love all of your creations. :)

  10. I sure do like how that flower pot "pops" up.


  11. katie~this looks a must have cart! so cute!
    liz :o)

  12. I love everything about this card! Great job and thanks for all the info about this cart.

  13. That is so cute. Can't wait to try one myself.

  14. LOVE IT!!! Now I have to add this cartridge to my list;-)

  15. Katie your pop up cards are fantastic....I just got this cartridge and thanks to your great instructions I am heading into my craft room to make this card for my best friend for Mother's Day.

    I am so glad I found your videos on you tube.

  16. Hello Katie
    I just got this yesterday to and it is confusing I hope to start working with it sometime soon thanks for the tips no info on how to do it that is wild thank again Tracey

  17. THANK YOU so much for experimenting and posting to help people like me! Those who have NO idea even WHERE to begin!! Some of the cards, I can visualize, but this card, even though I printed the photo, I'm still not sure I can conquer!! I have decided to follow your blog, even though I have just a baby Cricut :0) I do have scads of carts, though!


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