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Sunday, July 29, 2018

POP Up Birthday card inspired by Jennifer McGuire

 Did you all see those fabulous Pop Up cards by Jennifer McGuire?  Oh my, I just had to try my hand at them...and I am going to make more than one too!
I started out with the balloons which was the last card she made on her video.  She had the cutest turtles from Clearly Besotted, which I obviously don't have, I think it is a new release coming up.
Anyway, if you have already glanced at the next photo, you can see that I added the adorable elephant from WPlus9 called Unforgettable.
I added some glossy accents to the balloons, because they needed to really shine!
And friends, I didn't make one mistake when making this...(unless you consider stamping the sentiment and extra dots around the balloons after it was already put together!)
I think this is going to be a fun card for the recipient!
And I am already thinking of a cute monkey and even a lion!
Keep cool and stamp on friends!

Heart Hugs, friends!


  1. This is SO ADORABLE!! LOVE that sweet elephant and perfect matching sentiment. Great work with this Colleen. I can't tell you the number of times I add something after a card is constructed. You'd think with all the practice that I'd figure it out, but I don't. :) xx

  2. This is so dang CUTE Colleen! I haven't watched Jennifer's video yet, but after seeing this adorable card I think I'm going to head over there right after I finish typing up this message!! I think the really hot weather you've been having has been wonderful for keeping you in the stamp room as you've had some FABULOUS cards lately...hope the hot weather lasts for awhile as I'm loving coming to visit your blog!! Not that I don't always love coming to visit, but you sure have been on a roll lately and I'm just loving all the inspiration friend!! :0)

  3. Love that shine, and how cute is your elephant just hanging there with all those balloons! Really great card.

  4. Darling card, Colleen! Good for you trying the technique so quickly. I always seem to forget what to do by the time I sit down to try--haha! Congrats on the PTI win & happy shopping!

  5. Love these bright balloons, Colleen! And the elephant is adorable! Great job of adding to a finished card! That's always scary....

  6. A very fun pop up card! Love the glossy accents on the colorful balloons and sweet elephant! Looks like a wonderful technique to try!

  7. Oh yes, I loved Jenifer's video too! Love your adorable card, it will be so fun for the recipient to open! Your colors are bright and happy and the elephant is perfect. I can't wait to try some of these.

  8. I've seen her video and made one card so far and have plans for more too. Yours is adorable with the sweet elephant and bright balloons. Can't wait to see what else you make.

  9. I'll always love this little WPlus9 elephant but I know love him even more. Your pop up card is super cute! I'm off to check out JM video. Thanks for sharing the link. Have a blessed day my friend.


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