So Hoppy Together Fun Fold Birthday Card for the Alphabet Challenge

So Hoppy Together Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

Hello, Stampers! It’s time for a new theme at the Alphabet Challenge. This one is lots of fun – B is for Boys. I have found myself making lots of kid’s cards lately. They really make me happy and we can all use some of that right now! When I started to think about a card, I remembered the old poem, “Frogs & snails & puppy dog tails, that’s what little boys are made of.” I haven’t heard that in years! So, off I went to find the adorable So Hoppy Together stamp set that was such a huge hit from last year’s Sale-A-Bration. I had barely used it then, so now was the perfect opportunity!

 

So Hoppy Together Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

So Hoppy Together Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

My Secrets to Making This So Hoppy Together Project

Card Dimensions
  • This collapsible shadow box card (great for mailing!) is an A6 on display. Here are the dimensions:
    • Cardstock (2): 6 1/4″ x 7″ and score at 1 1/4″ on both ends
    • For the pieces inside to hold your images: 5 1/4″ x at least 1/2″ and 5 1/4″ by ~3/4″. Score those pieces at 3/8″ on both sides.
  • Inside Panel:  DSP: 6″ x 4 1/4″ (I layered mine onto Whisper White cardstock that was 6 1/4″ x 4 3/8″)
  • Back Panel: Cardstock 6″ x 4 1/4″ and DSP 5 7/8″ x 4 1/8″
  • Side Panels (2): Cardstock: 6″ x 1″ and DSP 5 7/8″ x 7/8″
Card Details So Hoppy Together Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
  • To make the box, I scored and burnished the score lines. The box front was cut with the Stitched Rectangle die, then adhered to only one of the sides of the back box so I could easily decorate the inside.
  • Next, I cut the DSP to make the panels to look like hills from a retired die set from Gina Marie Designs. The back one was adhered, using strong adhesive, then added the front one to both ends of the back of the box. So, the box is ready for the stamped details. (Secret: if I do one of these again, I would layer this DSP onto cardstock. The front panel has a slight curve so I think cardstock would be stronger.)
  • Now, the fun part! I stamped and colored all three frogs and, once I was finished, cut them out with their coordinating dies. Because the frogs can be seen from the backside of the card, I cut them out again with Whisper White cardstock to hide the alcohol markers. I placed white baker’s twine between the layers for frog holding the balloon.
  • I used the balloon punch with Blueberry Bushel cardstock. The balloon was given some dimension on the edges, then popped up with a dimensional. The end of the baker’s twine was tied into a bow and added with a small glue dot to the balloon.
  • The sun (same retired set from Gina Marie Designs) was cut out of Daffodil Delight cardstock.
  • I stamped sentiments with Blueberry Bushel ink and cut with dies.
  • The finishing touch: Adding the sides and back with a Daffodil Delight balloon for a pop of color.

 

 

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14 Comments

  1. this is a cute masterpiece, teamie!

    hugs and kisses from Germany
    silvi

  2. love the bold bright colours and fun images a wonderful boys card

  3. Melanie Hungerford

    I love your take on the box, and awesome instructions! Thank you!
    Melanie

  4. Adorable card, Debbie! Love it!

  5. Hi Debbie! Thanks so much for your detailed tutorial! I LOVE this stamp set and the limited color palette is perfect for this card! That cute little guy holding the stringed balloon on the front is adorable!
    Rachelle : )

  6. Super cute, Debbie! And thank you for the tutorial! I may have to give this a try!

  7. What a neat card! Love your idea! Thanks for sharing your idea and including great instructions. Have a blessed evening!

  8. Debbie, I absolutely love this adorable shadowbox card!!! I have this set and it is super fun to play with. I love your color combination and the amazing dimension you get with all the layers of your scene! Well done!!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies and I hope you come back again soon!

  9. Cute, bright, adorable card! Great job, Debbie!

  10. This is such a fun card design!

    Thanks for playing along at Aud Sentiments,

    Hugz Tinz

  11. Brilliant fun card for a boy. I find making kids card quite difficult. This is fabulous. Thanks for the inspiration. Love Dawn x

  12. Oh this is so amazing! I’m so impressed by this 3D wonder, you are just incredibly clever. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Keep safe, stay home and craft instead!

  13. Super cute card 🙂 Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
    Best Wishes Lisa xx
    craftycard-designs.co.uk

  14. What a great little scene!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
    Susan
    DT for AG with Dies
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

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