Pop Up Diorama Birthday Card For Fun Fold Friday


Happy Friday! Don’t you just love them? Friday is my day to unwind from the week plus decide the best way to spend the weekend! Need any crafting inspiration to get you going? I just added a fun page to my blog – 3D Projects & Fun Fold Cards. It’s a photo gallery of my special fun fold cards and 3D projects. When you click on the photo, it will take you to the post where you will get more information and photos. I hope you find it useful! To kickstart Fun Fold Friday, I made a Pop-Up Diorama birthday card, using Bonanza Buddies bundle. You can find a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers HERE. The instructions for my card are below.



My Secrets to Making This Pop-Up Diorama Project

  • This Pop-Up Diorama card measures 4″ x 5 1/2″ when closed – perfect for mailing!
  • Score your card base cardstock, (12″ x 5 1/2″) at: 4″, 7 1/2″, 8″ and 11 1/2″. Use your bone folder to give all of the folds a good workout!
Card Front
  • Whisper White Layer: 3 1/2″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Layer: 3 3/8″ x 5 1/8″ (I gave the edges a light dusting of Terracotta Tile ink)
  • The tag was cut with the Bonanza Die. The ribbon and linen thread were cut and ties at the top and the ribbon was glued at the bottom.
  • The Happy Birthday stamp, stamped in Black Tuxedo ink, was cropped with the Stitched Circle die, then popped up with dimensionals. The tag was popped up with dimensionals onto the card front.
  • Now, the adorable lion was SO easy because it was cut out from the DSP with the coordinating dies. I paper pieced it together and popped it up with dimensionals.
  • Do you remember that Foil Paper? It was part of Sale-A-Bration and it was perfect for this card! I cut both banners with it and adhered it with liquid glue.
  • The finishing touch was adding the Party Animal balloon and sequins.
  • I love this DSP! Those balloons are the most festive I have seen.
    • DSP: 3 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ (3)
    • The tag was cut from the die and threaded with linen thread
    • The sentiment was stamped in Black Stazon ink onto Window Sheet that was cut to 3 1/4″ x 5 1/4.”
    • The animals were cut directly from the DSP with their coordinating dies and adhered to the card.


Product Spotlight: Birthday Bonanza DSP

Invite the party animals from the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper to your crafting bonanza. This high-quality printed paper is excellent scrapbook paper, card making paper, and more. Pack includes fun party and animal patterns. Ask your demonstrator about coordinating products.
* 12 sheets of patterned paper: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
* 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm)


Want to see the DSP a little closer? Watch this video!



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  1. Love this cheery card! The little lion x2 is a great focal point!

  2. That’s a clever card Debbie. I like the sentiment inside. Love Dawn x

  3. Dear Debbie,
    You amaze me! Your color combinations are awesome, and the card is so amazing!
    Thanks for sharing, and your inspiration!

  4. Debbie, your 3D card is so cute. I thought this DSP was only for juveniles, but it can be easily tweaked for adults, too! I’ll be casing this soon enough. Great card!

  5. Perfect for our Challenge!
    So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Always Fun Challenges.
    Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @AFC

  6. What an amazing card! And how very clever you are to create it! Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too

  7. What a fun dimensional card with cute critters. Thanks for joining us at AAA Birthday, hope to see you again! Tina DT

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