Friday, October 28, 2016

TWIST & POP-UP CARD FOR LILY

When my sister and I were little, we had the pleasure of a really fun babysitter . . . my mother's cousin, Rita.  She was a really sweet, soft-spoken person who was easy to be around.  When I was a child, I looked up to her as if she was a lot older than me, but she was really just a few years older.  When she was our babysitter, I can remember having a lot of fun with her!  There was one house between our house and a cemetery, and I used to LOVE riding my bike on the narrow roads that looked much more like wide pathways, and Rita would go with us there.  I was never ready to head back home, but she knew exactly how to encourage us to leave--and leave quickly.  She would pretend to be overtaken by an evil spirit and would walk like a person possessed while speaking out loud ("Yes, Master.  I hear and obey.") to a command that only she could hear.  She would tell scary stories and teach us fun songs, such as "The Hearse Song".
 

 
Sadly, Rita passed away a year ago on October 7th and, when I saw on Facebook that today was her daughter's 16th birthday, I was more than happy to make a card for her.  Rita mentioned a few times that Lily enjoyed seeing the handmade cards that I sent and, as I was making this birthday card, it was nice to remember Rita.  I felt that somehow she was watching me work and happy to know that Lily would be receiving such a fun card.  The front of the card is cheery . . .
 
 
But the inside is WOW . . .
 

I can't take credit for the mechanics of this card as it was designed by Melody Lane to be cut with my Cricut Explore.  Isn't it fantastic???  I have made other Twist & Pop-Up cards, but having the machine do the cutting and scoring is a dream.  Besides, there's less chance for error when the machine does the work.  I like that anyone receiving one of these cards will know that there's something inside, but I doubt that anyone would guess that the pop-up is as large as it is.  It seems unbelievable that the pop-up could easily fold and twist to fit inside when the card is closed, but it does.  This is what that looks like:
 

Pretty sweet, huh?

Lily, this card will arrive after your big day, but I hope you know that a lot of precious and positive thoughts of you and your mom kept me company as I worked on it. 
 
 


9 comments:

BERNATH cigale.nathalie@wanadoo.fr said...

LOVED

Anonymous said...

I love this card so much. It is adorable and amazing to give it on some ones bday. Where can i finde the svg file for this card as aI want to make this card for my daugther.

My email is naureen_farrukh@yahoo.com

karen p said...

super cute card how big did you cut the happy birthday

Kerry A O'Hanlon said...

Would love to purchase this file to make on my cricut explore if this is possible?

Regina Andari - workinouttheinks.blogspot.com said...

Karen P., I don't remember the size of the happy birthday, but I think it was 2.5" or 3" tall.

Kerry, I hope you will see this reply. Melody Lane designed the cut file and made it available to her Patreon supporters. It might also be available elsewhere, but I'm fairly certain that I had access to it as a supporter.

Coni said...

I would like this cut file if you could point me in the right direction. I went to Melody Lane but couldn't find it.

Regina Andari - workinouttheinks.blogspot.com said...

Coni, the cut file was offered to Melody Lane's Patreon subscribers and that might be the only way to get the file. That's how I got it. I hope this info is helpful to you.

KimberlyRae said...

NEED this so bad!
I have 10 bros and sisters and over 50 n and neices and 4 grandkids! lol
LOTS of birthdays!
Please consider me, too! Thank you.

kreationsbykimberlyrae@hotmail.com

GrammaStubbs said...

Thank you for a new and very creative "twist" on the pop 'n' twist card.
Tonia