• Slavie

Pivot Panel Pop-Up Birthday Card

Updated: Oct 10



Welcome BACK!

I'm so happy you're back, and if it's your first time, WELCOME! I've been busy recording new material, and not so much putting it into edited videos. That is until my iCloud storage yelled at me that it would no longer upload my content, because I was just about out of room. That's right, I record on my iPhone. My 128GB iPhone also ran out of space, cause I had something like 20 hours of unedited footage on there. So I went in and started editing away. So I have 3 new videos coming at you real soon, including the one in this post.

Alright, so to give you an idea of what you'll be seeing a lot of in the near future, birthday cards. Apparently everyone I care about has birthdays coming up. And we're talking my husband's side of the family, my family, friends, male, female. Is it strange I'm looking forward to Christmas and all those gorgeous cards? Yeah a little.

So without further ado, today's card is a Pivot Panel Pop-Up Card. These have made their way around the interwebs the last few years. I've made it before from scratch, but I have to admit, I invested in not one but two dies to make this process easier. The assembly takes long enough that you don't have to do an obnoxious amount of measuring and whatnot. But by all means, if you have that kind of patience, have at her. All the tools I used are listed below.



I started with Karen Burniston's Pivot Panel Pop-Up. There are quite a few add-ons you can get for KB Riley products, and I used a couple including the Heart Pivot Panels and Word Set 9 - Love. The Happy Birthday Phrase came from the Sizzix Tim Holtz Celebration Words. I really love that set, it's very versatile, and just the right size for card making.

Here are the links for the assembly videos:

Twist Panel Assembly: https://youtu.be/BuNlkY3x4t0

Heart Pivot Panels Assembly: https://youtu.be/s5YCDnonPa0

I went with a standard A2 sized card base that is top folding and portrait. All the panels that I used to decorate the card were cut to a 1/4" smaller so that I got a frame of 1/8" of white around each side.

I did a lot of ink blending on this card, all with Distress Inks. The front and back panels were ink blended with Tattered Rose, and then I followed Jennifer McGuire's technique for Creative Uses for Using Embossing Folders (you can see it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u88xGVBK3rU). My apologies, I'm not sure what the embossing folder is called to link it, I think it came with my Sizzix Big Shot starter kit which I linked below. I smushed Milled Lavender on the embossing folder and then ran it through the Big Shot to get the pretty effect following the instructions on how to build my sandwich.

The interior panels were ink blended using Milled Lavender and Victorian Velvet on the edges.

The panel that incorporates the mechanism was blended using Dried Marigold and Carved Pumpkin, the latter was also just on the edges. To tie in the front of the card I used Tattered Rose on the arms.

Finally the actual panels were blended using Shaded Lilac.

I was a little worried about using the panel with Dried Marigold and Carved Pumpkin with all the pink and purple, but after adding the red hearts and words it seemed to work out, and made for a visually interesting card.

Before assembling, I cut all the edges using my Stub Crop-a-dile from We R Memory Keepers.

Things this card had taught me? Well, if you're going to do THIS MUCH ink blending, for the love of Pete let it dry overnight. I ruined my first attempt and even had to abandon my second to let it dry overnight before I could finish assembling. The paper was just coming apart. It was awful. So this is not a card to make when you're in a hurry. Or if you are, use colored cardstock or patterned paper. I'm just loving the ink blending. 😊

Now below is everything I used and below below are pretty links with pictures to Amazon for what you can get there, cause pictures are helpful in figuring out what the heck I was using, right? Also, it is the Canadian site, cause I'm in Canada and that's how I roll:


Distress Inks:

----Tattered Rose: https://amzn.to/3h2l2e4

----Milled Lavender: https://amzn.to/3cLoVAB

----Victorian Velvet: https://amzn.to/3771mBl

----Shaded Lilac: https://amzn.to/3dIwh9A

----Dried Marigold: https://amzn.to/37dCGXY

----Carved Pumpkin: https://amzn.to/2UhO7Zq


Pivot Panel Pop-Up: https://amzn.to/30kcMQW

Heart Panel: https://amzn.to/2UiARn8

Word Set 9: https://amzn.to/2Y5mYda

Sizzix Tim Holtz Celebration Words: https://amzn.to/3h12wmh

Art Glitter Glue: https://amzn.to/30kdjCq

Sizzix Big Shot: https://amzn.to/2YppAD1

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: https://amzn.to/2XH6SHO or https://amzn.to/3dGWULT but I used the 12" for a top folding card.

Crop-a-Dile: https://amzn.to/2UhDzZZ

Score Board: https://amzn.to/3h6zrps

Blending Brushes: https://amzn.to/3h3NaxC

Travel Glass Media Mat: https://amzn.to/2BDfIgV

Heat Gun: https://amzn.to/2BDfWoh

Stickles Star Dust: https://amzn.to/2Af5T8L

Nuvo Crystal Drops - Morning Dew: https://amzn.to/3dFH5Fu

Bone Folder: https://amzn.to/3dCTABz

Reverse Tweezers: https://amzn.to/3dCPrxs

Scissors: https://amzn.to/3fcktNh

Quickstik Tool: https://amzn.to/378gYEJ

80lb Cover Stock: https://amzn.to/3h5QuIz

Metallic WaterColor Pan Set: https://amzn.to/3eYcP8Y


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