Friday, October 12, 2012

Peacock Pinspiration


So. I went to Pinterest to check an image on one of my boards. . .

An hour later.

Grrrr!

I can't say my visit was entirely unproductive. I found a cute and simple card by Beate Johns that uses a scoring tool to make a pretty border. . .


And then this nifty pop-up card posted by an innovative gal from Norway. . .

Idea #1 + Idea #2 = this fun card made with Club Scrap's colorful Peacock collection.


For the font of the card, I stamped a 4x5.25" white panel and then scored the perimeter at 1/4" and 3/8".

The cutting diagram for the inner pop-up was shared on Bente Arstad's blog, but it was in centimeters. (If only we used centimeters in America---so much easier to do things in multiples of ten, but I digress.) I used a metric to inches conversion chart to figure out how to do the cutting and scoring and spent a few wasted moments trying to decide if I really should put 1-37/64" on my new diagram. Uh, no.

Here's my Americanized convoluted version:

After cutting and scoring, I figured out the folds. Go ahead and do that.

You'll need a 5-1/2x8-1/2" piece for the base of your card. If you nest the pop-up mechanism into the folded card base, you'll find that the mechanism is just a little too big. So, here's what I did to solve that. I put that puppy into the trimmer and shaved off 1/8" from all four sides. I would have started out that way and changed the diagram, but I didn't want to take away from the experience.

Finally, I measured all of the flat surfaces of the pop-up and cut panels to fit. These were the measurements of those panels, in case you were wondering.

(2) 1-1/8x5" Green Panels
(4) 1-1/4x5/8" Purple Panels
(4) 1-1/4x5/8" Blue Panels
(2) 2x3-1/4" White Panels

Stamp and decorate those panels before you install them on the pop-up mechanism. Then, attach only the outer edges of the mechanism to the edges of the card.

Open. Close. Open. Close. Go show someone the awesome card you just made!

18 comments:

  1. Great cards!! I love the pop up one!!

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  2. Tricia these ROCK! Love what you have done with your Pinteresting finds! WOOHOO!
    And thanks for sharing the converted dimensions too :)

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  3. Ooooh, Tricia, I LOVE engineered cards!!! Thanks for posting this one.

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  4. What a great find on pinterest and a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing the diagram.

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  5. I'm having a pinspired moment. Can't wait to try this tomorrow when i get to play all day!! I'm thinking it would make a darling photo display! just replace the white panels with 2x3.25 photos and even the green panels (1 1/8 x 5") could be like photo booth strips! Oh my!

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    1. What a great idea Chrissie. Have fun tomorrow.

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  6. I love this! Now, to get brave enough to try it! :)

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    1. Go for it, Holly! Bravery is not required! :)

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  7. Love this! Now I want bedtime to come so I can try it! :)

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  8. This is GORGEOUS! And your write up is HILARIOUS! I have got to try this card! Hugs!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it! I hope you do give it a try!

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  9. I think I know what some of us will be doing this weekend. Great inspirations Tricia.

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  10. Beautiful cards Tricia! Thanks for sharing. I will be making some cards for sure.

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  11. Finally got around to posting my answer to this challenge. I used the Club Scrap Brewed Awakenings digi kit to put it together. It is a challenge, for sure, but so rewarding when complete. Thanks for the pinspiration, Tricia.

    http://scraphappysistersink.blogspot.com/2012/10/a-cuppa-love.html

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  12. Thanks for the inspiration. I had fun trying this card. I can see making it again.
    http://robinroom.blogspot.ca/2012/10/pinspiration-card-dads-birthday-card.html

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  13. Love it! Printed out the template! Thank you!

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