Pop-Up Graduation Thank You Card
Here is the second of the three designs I came up with for graduation thank you notes for my kids. For this one, I used the Sizzix “Platform, Spinning 3-D” Bigz Die (#656029) designed by Karen Burniston which caused the hand-written message to pop out at the recipient when the card was opened.
Because my pop-up element was kind of big, my overall card needed to be big to accommodate it. My card, when closed, is 5 1/2 x 5 inches. (When the card is closed, the edges of the pop-up note line up pretty closely with the decorative panels on each side.) If the pop-up element were smaller, the card could probably fit into an A2 sized envelope. Instead of creating a custom envelope, I ended up using envelopes meant for cards measuring 5 x 7 which allowed room to the left to carefully position the tassel so it didn’t get all wonky when mailed.
The foiled background panel was from a file from the “Graduation Digital Paper Pack” by DeerCustomDesigns that I purchased on Etsy. It was printed on laser printer paper with a laser printer and foiled using Gina K Red Velvet Fancy Foils and my mini Heidi Swapp MINC foiling machine. (A laminator can also be used.)
The inside panels were matted on Gina K Red Velvet card stock. The side panels are from a digital paper pack called “Thank You Papers” by AMB Illustrations that I also purchased on Etsy.
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