Pop Ups and other Valentine stuff…

HEY! How are you????

Anyone else glad Christmas over? I am. That stuff comes down the day after. But it was a nice one this year, hope you had a good one too.

So… if you aren’t living under a rock, you’ve probably heard that Pop Up Studio has been released. This program is in one word: awesome!!!

When I opened it for the first time, I won’t lie, I was a little overwhelmed. Adding that three dimensional effect to cards seemed confusing. But then I watched a couple of Susan Blue Robot’s videos and I was on my way. I’m not a big video person, I actually am a very visual learner and can understand better by reading the directions. But I watched the videos a couple times and even kept them going while I went through a few of the steps, so it made it pretty easy to get something together.

Here’s the front of the card. Nothing special. And oops, my watermark covered the stamp.

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Oh, hey. This is better.

So I made the heart in pop up studio, just using the simple heart from shapes. I brought it into Make the Cut and made the lattice thing out of the heart. 20140116-IMG_2328

 

The “be mine” is from Lettering Delights, but you could easily make your own.

This was the third pop up card I made after familiarizing myself with the software a couple of days ago. So it’s not too hard and when you practice, you really get the hang of it, like anything out there. Andy says have patience and he’s exactly right. I’ve probably made every rookie mistake there is, but I have this annoying trait that I keep at something until I succeed at it…. huh. Too bad I can’t apply that to cleaning the house.

I made a heart box to go with the card. I used this kit from svgcuts.

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Don’t laugh. I don’t have Valentine’s candy because I still have some left over from Christmas:

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Here’s a couple other views of the pop up. I forgot to add, out of my MILLION stacks of paper, I didn’t have Valentine’s paper. So I had to use Christmas paper from one of those DCWV stacks for the heart box and I printed out that paisley paper on my printer for the card.

 

 

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Well, if you haven’t tried pop up studio yet, go play around with the demo, but watch the videos so you don’t get too frustrated or overwhelmed.

Materials Used:

World Win Papers (I say this every month, but that stuff is THE BOMB!!)

Zing

Make the Cut & Pop Up Studioย 

ribbon

Christmas Candy from my stash.

I thought I had saved the card file and was going to share it (minus the lettering delights part) and I didn’t!! I never not save things (whoa double negative, my grammar teacher would hit me). It will be good practice for you to get the software and try to recreate it.

If you have the svgcuts file, the directions are with it. When Mary tells you to label each piece so you know what it is, she really knows what she’s talking about. So, take it from me and label each piece as you cut it.

Well, until next month. Stay Classy, KNK-ers.

Edit: I added the basic pop up part of the card in case you haven’t purchased PCS yet and wanted to play around with it. I didn’t include the lattice or the “be mine” part (Lettering Delights would be a little upset with me), but I included a plain heart that fits over the pop up that you could easily decorate.

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About deb_m

By day, a teacher. By night, a geeky crafter. I have one hubby, 2 kids, and 4 dogs. I like to take pictures and like it even more when they don't suck. I use a KNK Maxx 24" machine, a Zing, and a Cameo.

16 thoughts on “Pop Ups and other Valentine stuff…

  1. YEA!!! Another popup card from Popup Card Studio!! Great job, Deb. Thanks for all the information on the projects and resources.

    • I know, saw your post and thought, “Hers is so much better!” plus you explained the program better. I wanted to just link my post to yours. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Great post! I have been waffling about PCS and your card sure helps with a decision!
    Thanks!

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