It's a lotus blossom spring...
Easter Daffys...

Spring is in the air...

Hello everyone!  Thank you for stopping by!  A very heartfelt thank you to the wonderful Mary Fish for letting me guest at her blog today! 27 (640x574)

I am sharing a bit of an unusual card for me today.  By that I mean it has more than one fold!  Many years ago at my stamp club meeting, we were attempting to make gift card holders from a now retired SU! die.  This necessitated numerous folds which blew my mind!  Since then, the joke has been no more than one fold! 22 (640x518)

But a few weeks ago, my friend Katie and I were looking at a box of cards that were pop up cards.  She said we could make them.  I looked at her and she knew what that meant!  Maybe you but not me! Anyway, she gave it a test drive which you can see HERE complete with video.  She made it look so easy and possible that I decided I could do it too!! 26 (640x322)

I thought a spring card is just what is needed to entice some nice weather to our area.  We have had 70 degree weather the last couple of days but on Wednesday there was snow!  I started off by die cutting spring and sprung from the perfect print alphabet bigz die.  Then I used the flower fair framelits and flower patch stamps to make some flowers.  I used colors that coordinated in both the flowers and letters. 28 (640x471)

After all the stamping and cutting it was just a matter of gluing the letters and flowers in the folds.  I opted to use tombow mono for this and they are holding tight.  I decided to finish off the inside with a few extra flowers and a sentiment that I modified from its original state.  I thought “Happy Blooming” was perfect for the card! 25 (640x350)

For the outside of the card I ran the CS thru the spring flowers embossing folder and added the die cut letters.  I couldn’t resist a bit of sparkle of them!   I added the word has using the skinny mini alpha and then put it all together.  A fun and easy pop up card.  Imagine the possibilities for this – cupcakes, band aids, butterflies etc. would all be fun to see pop up on the inside. 23 (470x640)

This is how you can make your own:

  1. Trim 8.5” by 11” cardstock to 5.5” by 11”.  Trim off 5/8th” off one of the short sides. 
  2. Using score board, score at 4.25”, 5.25” and 6.25”. 
  3. Flip over and score at 4.75” and 5.75”.  Use score tool to fold on score lines making the cardstock fold back and forth. 
  4. Decorate the front of the card as you like. 
  5. Add die cuts, or image to the inside on the front side of the folds. 

It really is that simple!  Am I over my dislike of more than one fold cards?  Probably not! *wink*

I hope you enjoyed my project today!  I really appreciate your stopping by!  Thank you again to Mary!

Supplies:  CS/Inks:  SU! whisper white, lost lagoon, soft sky, coastal cabana, pool party, daffodil delight, crushed curry, perfect plum, blackberry bliss, crisp cantaloupe, calypso coral, pink pirouette, blushing bride and memento black.  Dies/EF:  SU! flower fair framelits, perfect print alpha bigz and spring flowers ef.  Stamps:  SU! flower patch and skinny mini alpha.  Rhinestones.


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Maria Rodriguez

Hello Jane: I'm here from Mary's blog where she had you as a guest stamper today. I just love your beautiful card, every detail is wonderful, from the bling on Spring to the awesome folds inside displaying all of those flowers among the word "sprung", so very creative.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful card and congratulations on being Mary's guest stamper today.

Laurie Meier

Good morning, Jane! I check out Mary's blog each morning... When I saw your card today, I absolutely had to know how you made it. What an awesome, clever idea! Thank you so much for sharing.


Jane, this is just wonderful and I appreciate the instructions on how to make this card. I just love it. I was totally impressed with the outside alone, then scrolled down and saw how the inside was beautifully designed and jumped out at me! Oh my goodness! What a delightful surprise on the inside :-) Great job!!!

Sherrie Gross

Your card is perfect for this spring day. Thanks for the directions.

Katy McGloin

Jane, your card is OTT... GORGEOUS. I must try out this fold. You are right about this lending itself to so many themes... Teachers are just so creative! Congrats on a great presentation as Mary's guest stamper. To anyone else reading this comment, Jane and her friend Katie are the brains behind "Retro Rubber Blog Challenge". You should check it out if you are a hoarder of older stamps like we are!

Sue Becker

WOW! What a beautiful card Jane! Thanks so much for sharing the directions and the bit of spring - I'm ready for it!

Katie Skiff

Beautiful card - it turned out amazing!!!

Jeanie Garrity

I Love your card, Jane--thanks very much for posting the directions. I love folds and this is an especially simple and pretty one.


It's not very springy here in Michigan today but your card is bringing some to me! I really appreciate that! Wonderful card and definitely can be used for many occasions! Thanks for the instructions, Pal!

Jane Knudsen

Hi Maria - Thank you so much for popping over here! I am glad you like my project today! What I love is that this card is so easy to make and easy to adapt to any theme! Thank you for your wonderful comments!

Jane Knudsen

Hi Laurie! I am glad you were intrigued! Isn't this fun and so easy to do! Thank you for your comments and stopping by!

Jane Knudsen

Hi Kelly! I am glad you came by and that you liked the pop up card! It was fun to do!! Thank you for your comments!

Jane Knudsen

Hi Sherrie! Thank you for your kind comments! I am glad you stopped by!

Jane Knudsen

Hi Katy! Thank you for your wonderful comments and the Retro shout out! You are such a great supporter of me and RR and a great design team member! I am glad you liked this project! It was easy peasy!

Jane Knudsen

Hi Sue! Thank you for stopping by today and your very kind comments! It rained yesterday here - better than snow! So this bit of spring is helping me too! Thank you again!

Jane Knudsen

Hi Katie (and partner in crime)! Thank you for figuring this out so I could steal it! More than one fold - yipes!

Jane Knudsen

Hi Jeanie! Thank you for your comments! So you are one of those people who love folds! Something about more than one fold makes my brain shut down! But this card was not scary for me at all! I am glad you liked it! Thank you for stopping by!

Jane Knudsen

Hi Debbie! Thank you for your comments! I am glad to provide a bit of spring to you! The sun is back today after rain yesterday! Thank you!! Pal!

Wendy Klein

Jane -- this is FABULOUS!!! And now I've got to go buy and CASE -- LOL ;-) That letter Bigz Die is one I've had on the backburner. Thanks for sharing today :-)

Jane Knudsen

Hi Wendy! Thank you for your comments! I will admit that I am an enabler! Go forth and buy! ;)

Claire G (HamnMule Designs)

Jane this is awesome, I LOVE it. Congrats on being a featured stamper on Mary Fish's blog (I crush on Mary) Cx

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