Saturday, March 12, 2016

Pop Up Garden Bench


Today I am so excited to show you my new card.  I have been viewing Karen Burniston's, Elizabeth Craft Designs YouTube Video's.  She gives such clear instructions on how to use her Pop Up, Pivot, Pull, Accordion and Pop Stand dies.  It is fun to watch them all, because you can see many different ideas that you will be able to when creating your cards.

With Spring almost here, I couldn't resist creating a card using Karen's Garden Bench die.  You can go to this LINK for complete instructions for assembly.


It was so easy to create the Garden Bench Popup, and also to learn how to add the perfectly cut background paper, by watching the video. Once I had the Bench popped up and the background design paper attached,  I had a blast going through my dies and die cutting items to create a complete Spring scene.

Karen's All Season Tree die set was used to create a flowering tree. The dimensional clouds are also from the same set. 

Behind the Bench, I used Susan's CountryScapes Cloud Grass die to die cut two strips of grass.  I used the Elizabeth Craft  Fine Pointed Scissors to cut between each blade.  The two strips were glued together and added at the fold line on the top portion of the card.  The grass in front of the Bench legs is a die from the Garden Bench die set.  Next Susan's CountryScapes Garden Edges Tulip die was used to create the border of tulips in front of the grass.  

There had to be "critters" in this scene.  The CountryScapes Critters 1 die set was used for the Cat and Squirrel, and CountryScapes Critters 2 was used for the three birds.  The CountryScapes Woods 2 die set used for the die cut Birdhouse.    


 In the upper corners, Els van de Burgt Studio Corners 1 set was used to die cut the corner die cuts, out of tan card stock.  The decoration on the bottom of the card was die cut from Karen's Agatha Edges.  Last but not least, the A Way With Words - Friends die was die cut twice and glued together for a dimensional sentiment.

Pop Up cards are always so fun to receive, and with Karen's dies and all her helpful videos, they are very easy to assemble. The nice thing about pop up dies is you can get dimension, but they fold down flat, will fit into a regular envelope,  and will not require additional postage.   I hope you will give them a try.

Products from Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Garden Bench
All Seasons Tree
CountryScapes Critters 1
CountryScapes Critters 2
CountryScapes Cloud Grass
CountryScapes Garden Edges Tulip
CountryScapes Woods 2
Agatha Edges
A Way With Words - Friends
Corners 1
 Fine Pointed Scissors
Soft Finish Cardstock


6 comments:

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Selma,
Oh how excited i get when i see that you have been playing again and posted and i am not disappointed. Your park bench with the tree in bloom and the happy cat on it waiting to make friends with the birds that are tweeting away as they fly around makes me see the childhood memories that i have of going to the park with my mum and twin brother. How we used to love seeing all the stirrings of spring come to life as we played on the swings and chute or the roundabout, mum sitting on the bench with her crochet just watching us play. It was like an adventure because we lived out in the middle of the countryside so a playground was not around and we would have to walk 5 miles to get to the park so we enjoy every minute we were there, but mum made into a day out with a picnic basket, jam pieces with an apple and some sultana's from her baking cupboard and some diluting juice. Crikey to us it was like a feast but todays youngsters would probably look down at it and say where's our picnic.
Thank you flower for a beautiful card and bringing back happy memories for me,
crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village, Scotland)

Anonymous said...


That is very very cute, all your cards are adorable😄
Charlene

Karen Aicken said...

This is just BEAUTIFUL!!!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

I love this one Selma!

Stir Your Creativity said...

Fabulous card. Loved the scenery you have created and yes that kitty on the bench too

Anonymous said...


LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!!

Debi Lefever

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