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Invisible Pop-up?

It's true. I've been obsessed with making pop-up cards. When it comes to Paper Pumpkin alternate projects, I've created some form of pop-up each of the last three months, and now this month makes four. I think it's because it's so cool to open up a card that pops something out at you. Which is kind of like scaring someone at Halloween - you pop out at them. So having a pop-up Halloween card makes perfect sense, right?

If you followed that logic, I congratulate you. ;)

So how do you make pop-ups invisible? Use window sheets! I call this card an invisible pop-up because I used window sheets to create the pop-up, so it looks like the items are hanging there in mid-air. Here's what I mean...

Ok, yes. The window sheets can be seen, so it's not exactly invisible, but you get the idea. Use your imagination. I used items from the September 2022 Paper Pumpkin kit for this card, including the cute ghost, spider, and spider web, but much of this cards is also made with supplies from the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog. For this card, you need the following...

Orchid Oasis cardstock:

-Two pieces 5 1/2" x 4 7/8", scored at 4 1/4"

2022-2024 In Color Designer Series Paper:

-Two pieces 5 1/4" x 4 1/8"

Basic White cardstock:

-4 1/4" x 3 1/4"

Window Sheets:

-Two pieces 3/4" x 3"

-3/4" x 2 1/2"

When you fold on the scored line on those pieces of Orchid cardstock, you sandwich the window sheets between the two 5/8" sections. It's quite simple, really.

The front of the card uses two sections of one of the plaid box wraps from the Paper Pumpkin kit (how sweet is that plaid???), measuring 3" x 2 3/8". I layered those with two pieces of Basic Black cardstock measuring 3 1/8" x 2 1/2". Some of the Orchid Oasis 1/8" Metallic Woven Ribbon tied into a bow and partially hidden under the scallop circle from the kit.

You can watch me make this card here, and find links to the Annual Catalog products I used below this post:

One thing I love about this card are the possibilities it carries. Flowers, snowflakes; football, basketball, and soccer ball, birds, butterflies...there are some really fun ideas coming to mind, and I'll have to make some more, I'm sure!

This Halloween Paper Pumpkin kit was super cute, but I'm looking forward to October's kit, which will be come ready with supplies to make 9 Christmas cards - 3 each of 3 designs! And rumor on the street has it that the October Paper Pumpkin card kit will coordinate with the November Paper Pumpkin tags kit. How much fun is that?

To subscribe with me - and be invited to my monthly Paper Pumpkin Party, where we make an alternate project together on Zoom - head here.

Just a quick reminder, too, of all the things coming to an end when September says farewell (Perfect Partners and Weekly Deals)! You can read about those great deals and promotions here.

Happy stamping!


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