Frames and Flowers Star Explosion Pop-Up Card PP691

by Joanne James26. May 2024 08:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Claire to host this week and she has my favourite, a sketch challenge for us to work with:


I decided to use Claire's layout today to create a fancy fold card, specifically a star explosion pop up card featuring the Frames & Flowers specialty designer series paper. My finished card measures 5" x 7" and when closed, it follows Claire's layout and looks rather inconspicuous:


The central wreath is on a belly band that when removed, allows the card to open and the fancy fold element is revealed: 


 The outside panels are layered on Soft Sea Foam, and the inside panels layered with Petal Pink and Pretty Peacock. The inside scored layer lays flat when the card is folded closed, then when opened the central panel pops up and stands away from the card adding a little extra dimension and detail. 


The Frames & Flowers papers are really pretty and this is a new kind of paper pack that contains three sheets of double-sided paper and three sheets of pre-cut die cut pieces. I used a couple of the flowers to decorate and one of the foliage squares for the centrepiece of my card, along with a sentiment from the 'Something Fancy' stamp set:


The wreath that decorates the belly band is another of the diecut pieces, to which I added a bow using some retired Lost Lagoon velvet ribbon finished with a faceted gem and a few Petal Pink gems. The diecuts make for great quick and easy cards, or equally take all the hard work out of decorating, leaving more time to create a fancy base, as I've done here. 

I'm linking today's card up with the team over at SUO Challenges where they are asking us to use multiple patterns - I've definitely used a selection today!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

Enjoy your day; I'm hoping the rain stays away long enough to get out into the garden today, however the forecast doesn't look good and since it's a long Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK, I guess I shouldn't be surprised! I'll be back with another project using these papers this week. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (9) -

Kathy Skinner
Kathy SkinnerUnited States
5/26/2024 2:50:41 PM #

This card is stunning! I received this dsp package in error and wondered what to do with it🤷🏻‍♀️ It was outside the box for me. This card showcases this paper pack beautifully!


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
5/27/2024 2:22:41 PM #

Thank you so much Kathy - glad you like it! The papers are perfect for quick cards, but work for more detailed cards too.


Leilani McGranahan
Leilani McGranahanUnited States
5/27/2024 3:05:56 PM #

Love this paper and your card is just beautiful.   Thank you for continuing to play along withe the SUOC.   Appreciate your work.


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
5/28/2024 7:36:51 PM #

Joanne, this is brilliant.  I don't even know where to start!  WOW!  The fun fold is so fabulous!  I love the color combo, the pretty wreath, the DSP, the bow and all the amazing details!  You definitely rocked my challenge this week!  


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
5/30/2024 2:56:23 PM #

This is just amazing! The card is beautiful enough on its own but to have it become this gorgeous, extra-special creation once it is open, is even better! I am thinking I may just have to break down and get some of that specialty paper myself!  The colors are stunning.


Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
5/30/2024 7:25:53 PM #

Stunning, Joanne! Gorgeous paper and a beautiful bow, combined with this fabulous fold, make for one extra-special "WOW" card. Yowza!


JaydeeUnited States
5/31/2024 2:38:26 PM #

WOW.  Now that IS a fancy fold and such a wonderful way to showcase this gorgeous DSP.  Fabulous job my friend


Angel Shaver
Angel ShaverUnited States
6/4/2024 3:16:55 AM #

What a fun suprise when you open the card.


Christy Stanford
Christy StanfordUnited States
6/4/2024 3:38:33 PM #

Wow Joanne, this is massively impressive!  I stay away from fancy folds as a rule (I admit, I'm intimidated) and this just looks amazing!  Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges!


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