Craft Consortium Bloom Beautiful Pop Up / Spring Card

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This project is pop up card using the Craft Consortium beautiful bloom papers and will show you a trick with the Sue Wilson Noble pierced rectangle dies.

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There is a wonderful card pull out section with lots of tags and images which can be used to embellish your project

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The Creative Expressions ~ Cosmic Shimmer metallic gilding polish is used to highlight the edges of the papers for a lovely hint of colour.

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The Cosmic Shimmer metallic gilding polish have a wonderful handle on the top of the bottle which is used as the applicator to apply the polish to your work.

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Craft Consortium Spring Pop Up Card


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Craft Consortium Bloom Beautiful 12″ x 12″ Paper Pad : CCPPAD002


Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Gilding Polish ~ Silver Dream : CSMGSILVER

& Ocean Teal : CSMGOCEAN

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Creative Expressions Scrabble Small Clear Stamp Set : CEC769

Creative Expressions MDF Scrabble Tile ~ Small : CEMDFSCRABSML


Sue Wilson Noble Pierced Rectangle Dies : CED5508


 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200


Creative Expressions Spacer ~ 6.5mm  : CEPSPACERLRG

& 4mm Spacer : CEPSPACERS


Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Satin Off White Ribbon : CESROFFWHT

& Silver Ribbon : CESRSILVER


    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE &

Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA Glue : CSPEAWHGLU


Other Products

Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink Pad : ARCHBLKSM

Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG


Step by Step Instructions

Step 1.This workshop will show you how to make this Craft Consortium spring pop up card. The main products used are the Sue Wilson Noble pierced rectangle dies but in this project they are used to create the pierced look on a triangle !!! also needed is the Craft Consortium bloom beautiful 12″ x 12“ paper pad. The Creative Expressions MDF scrabble small tiles and the Creative Expressions scrabble small clear stamp set are used to create an embellishment to the card. The new Cosmic Shimmer metallic gilding polish ~ silver dream & ocean teal add a wonderful shimmer to the yummy papers.


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Step 2. Open up the front cover of the Craft Consortium bloom beautiful 12″ x 12“ paper pad to reveal lots of additional images and tags which will be used in this project.


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Step 3. Cut out the birds, feathers, roses and a tag from the card inner cover and then cut out each image leaving a small white border all around the edge of the image. Retain for later.

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Step 4. Place a sheet of the feather pearl paper from the Craft Consortium bloom beautiful 12″ x 12“ paper pad on a score board and score down the centre of the paper at the 6” point. This can just be done by a ruler and embossing tool. Be careful not to press to hard as this is paper rather than card which you are scoring. Turn the paper 90 degrees and score again at the 6” central point. This will give you 4 ~ 6” squares.

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Step 5. Turn the paper so you have the centre crossover point on the 6” line on the score board feeling your way into the groove.

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Step 6. Place the tip of the paper at the 6” marking and draw a score line up from the centre point. This will give you a diagonal score line to the centre point and to the tip of the paper. This will become the top right hand square as only 2 diagonal scorings are needed on the finished piece.

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Step 7. Repeat the process on the bottom left hand square making sure the other 2 squares are left unscored. So now you will have a continuous diagonal scoreline from the top right hand point of the paper down to the tip of the bottom left hand side of the paper. This is all the main scoring of folds needed for the base card shape ~ well one more is needed for the flap but that will come later.


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Step 8. Place the paper back in a square position and fold the paper in half using the edge of the score board to help you get the paper exactly in half. Press lightly on the score line to make sure the crease is in the paper nicely. Turn the paper and do the same down the other up and down score line.

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Step 9. Turn the paper over and place the score lines on the 2 diagonally scored lines. This will place the folds in the opposite direction with the squares are in a valley fold and the diagonals are in a mountain fold on the finished piece.

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Step 10. Open the paper up to see the basic shape of the card before closing the paper by easing the diagonals so the close inwards.

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Step 11. As the card closes the 2 diagonal will close up and create a whole square in the middle of the square outer panel.

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Step 12. Make sure all the creased lines are correct and that the finished square is all lined up with the edges of the paper.

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Step 13. Just for a twist take a ruler and score a line about 1cm higher than the centre diagonal point from left to right.

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Step 14. Ease the paper over the ruler and crease the paper down to show off the lovely feather deign on the reverse of the paper. The 2 points of the diagonal folds inside will now be seem and act as a feature to the project.

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Step 15. Changing which way you score the paper will determine the finished look to the project, I`m going with the lighter feather design as the main feature.

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Step 16. To make a feature of the front flap the Sue Wilson noble pierced rectangle die will be used to add a pierced feature to the paper. A Sue Wilson pierced square die could also be used but I don`t have that so making other products work for me is in order !!!

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Step 17. Place the Sue Wilson noble pierced rectangle die over the bird and flower section of another design sheet from the Craft Consortium paper pad. Secure the die in place with some low tack tape.

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Step 18. Loosely cut around the paper the other side of the die so that the die and the paper will fit in the Grand Calibur machine. Cut and emboss the prepared piece through the Grand Calibur machine.

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Step 19. Place the triangle on the flap of the card leaving a small border around the edge of the design. Mark a line along the top not pierced area of the triangle .

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Step 20. Secure the long pierced rectangle edge of the die along that line making sure the cut edge will be on that line and that the other sides of the die don`t touch the other triangular piece of paper. Now run the piece the Grand Calibur to cut it and then emboss the paper afterwards.


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Step 21. Now you will have a pierced triangle panel of card which will add detail to the project.

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Step 22. To add some shimmer to the panel the Cosmic Shimmer silver metallic gilding polish will be used. When you first use this product remove the plastic seal ~ which I did by easing the point of my scissors underneath to release the plastic ( I only did this to save my nails as they are prone to break !!! ) but be carefully if you are using the scissors in this way and always point the blades downwards and away from you.

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Step 23. Remove the foam applicator and follow the instructions that are on the handle. Wash the foam with some soapy water prior to using it and remove the excess water from the foam.

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Step 24. Dab the foam into the Cosmic Shimmer silver metallic gilding polish and scoop the polish up as you move the foam up and across the edge of the glass pot. This will prime the foam up with the polish.

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Step 25. Dab it over the edges of the pierced triangle piece to add a lovely shimmer to the panel.

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Step 26. Select the Creative Expressions MDF scrabble small tiles and the Creative Expressions scrabble small clear stamp set to create an embellishment for the card. Add a layer of the Cosmic Shimmer teal metallic gilding polish over the MDF tile.

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Step 27. Attach the small acrylic scrabble stamp onto an acrylic block before applying some Adirondack black ink to the stamp. Stamp each tile and in this case I’ve stamped the letters for M U M.

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Step 28. Making sure your hands are free of the gilding polish apply some of the silver gilding polish around the edges of the stamped tiles.

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Step 29. Add the MDF tiles to the flap front of the card using some of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue underneath each tile.

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Step 30. So the tiles don`t move whilst the glue sets, place the acrylic block over the tiles and gently press down over the MDF tiles. The glue will go off quickly and it will just make sure the tile embellishments are stuck in a prefect position.

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Step 31. Gently pull on the card flap with your hand on the back tip of the card as this will open the card up.

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Step 32. When the card is open you will see what other areas there are to decorate.

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Step 33. Cut a pierced square to fit in the main inner back panel. I have used the same technique as I did with the triangle but something is telling me I need the pierced square dies !!!

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Step 34. Edge the square panel with some of the Cosmic Shimmer teal gilding polish.

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Step 35. Attach a length of the Creative Expressions finishing touches silver satin ribbon on the reverse tip of the square. The area which will be pointing at the top of the card. Try and make sure the fold over piece of the ribbon will fall on the natural fold on the ribbon as it comes off the ribbon pack card. Secure the ribbon down with some cellotape and then add a layer of Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue over the ribbon.

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Step 36. Fold the ribbon over at the fold and place the end over the already laid down ribbon / glue. Add some more cellotape over the ribbon if you wish.

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Step 37. Use some foam tape to attach the square to the card. Try and keep your fingers free of the polish when adding to the edges of the panel as I got a couple of marks on the panel. But no worries as you can cut out a small rose or more feathers to add to the panel and no one will ever know !!!

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Step 38. With the card shape open add some of the teal polish on the seen edges of the paper.

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Step 39. Lay an off cut of the paper on the inner triangle of the card and cut out another triangular shape.


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Step 40. You can swipe the teal gilding polish over the panel for a lovely solid shimmer coverage.

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Step 41. You could also cut another bird from a paper sheet making the triangle face upwards this time. Add some of the teal gilding polish to the edges to co-ordinate the project colour throughout.

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Step 42. Select the cut out pieces that were cut earlier. Here you can see the bottom 2 roses ~ 1 was cut out fully which left it very delicate and the other with a more solid white edging. So all of the pieces were cut with the white edge.


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Step 43. Loop a piece of the Creative Expressions finishing touches off white satin ribbon through the hole that has been made on the card tag. Now push the ribbon tails through the loop and pull the ribbon tight.

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Step 44. Make a small bow and add both the tag and the bow to the inner back panel of the card. Add one of the small Creative Expressions spacer beads or the larger spacer bead on the knot of the bow.

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Step 45. Now add a drop of the Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue into the centre of the bead and let the glue dry before adding another small drop of the glue over the just laid glue. This is done as the first lot of glue will sink into the hole and create a base for the next drop to be added onto.

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Step 46. Attach the card embellishments to the inner panels making sure you work on the design as if it was closed to get the positioning right.

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Step 47. The feathers are grouped on one side and the bird and roses on the other. Another bird is placed on the back inner panel.

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Step 48. Having worked on the card when it was closed will help to achieve the embellishments in a prominent position on the folded up card.

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Step 49. Hold the back ribbon and pull on the front flap down to allow the card to open in a pop up fashion. Have fun with lots of different paper choices and enjoy your crafting times.

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Happy Crafting


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