Monday, 25 July 2016

21st Birthday Pop Up

Hello, and happy Monday to you! The weekend went so quickly - both mornings the sun was shining before the clouds arrived but today we only just made it to 11 degrees Celsius and the wind chill factor made it seems so much colder. We did make it to the park though and Sally the Lab had a lot of fun - and managed to roll in the mud and earn herself a bath...

The card I have to show you today was made recently for another family milestone birthday.
Last month I shared a special 18th birthday card for a Cousin - today's card is for her sister. So it also needed to be special :-)

This might remind you of the card I made for last week's sketch challenge at Just Add Ink - yes, I used the same sketch layout. These black and white stripes are so striking aren't they?  Here, there is a classical and fun balloon party theme that gives no hint at all of ....

....the surprise Pop Up birthday party inside!!

This seemed the perfect time to bring out these fun Pop Up Thinlits. There is a black panel added to the inside of the card which enables the black and white stripe theme from the outside to continue on the inside - layers in the centre here do increase the bulkiness - so the panel is no bigger than it needs to be. The white side edges are secured under strips of designer paper and card stock and the balloon party is ready to roll :-)

Card stock: Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Gold Foil
Designer Series Paper: Pop of Pink
Ink: Versamark, Pink Pirouette
Stamps: Balloon Celebration, Sunshine Sayings
Accessories: Big Shot, Large Numbers Framelits, Circle Framelits (Retired), Party Pop Up Thinlits, Triple Banner Punch, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Gold EP, Gold Metallic Thread, Brights Enamel Shapes
Non SU: Stitched Circle Dies (My Favourite Things)

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Oh Jan, the gold, the pink, the stripe, the layout. Love every bit of this. A perfect 21st card. Love!
    Di :)

  2. Love your card! I have that thinlit and have yet to use the pop-up this way. This is a great sample for my CASE file. Big hug to Sally.

  3. Thank you for sharing this! I need a 70th birthday card for my MIL and I think this will fit the bill!!