The Easiest Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Ever with Authentique Alpine and Tammy Tutterow Designs
Hello, Friends! Welcome to Creative Crew Friday with Tammy Tutterow Designs. I am so excited about today’s project, as it involves a fabulous pop up card design. I have a YouTube video to share the Easiest Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Ever!
Twist and Pop cards burst on the scene a little over a year ago and I was instantly captivated by them. The big problem with this amazing fancy fold card was that you practically needed an engineering degree to put one together. The pop up mechanism was complicated and bulky and it was really easy to get discouraged during the creative process.
But I love a good interactive card, so I set my mind on coming up with a design that was less bulky, easier to create and would accommodate a larger card base. First, I spent a whole day watching dozens of twist and pop card videos and reading blog posts. While I gleaned some good tidbits from each video/tutorial I viewed none of them completely met my expectations.
Then I spent an entire day “fussing with paper” until I felt I had a design that was sleek and easy to create. In fact, it was so much fun that I ended up making TWO cards for you today instead of just one. So let’s get this show on the road and dig in to this Easiest Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Ever.
Cold Hands Warm Heart Twist and Pop Card Tutorial
This first card is made with Tammy Tutterow’s amazing Cold Hands, Warm Hearts Cling Stamp. The card base measures a generous 5″ x 6″. This is considerably larger than the 4.25″ x 5.5″ card tutorials that I found online. Goal number one? Make a larger card. Check!
First, I stamped the image onto patterned paper from Authentique’s Alpine Collection Kit. Then I colored it in with a combination of colored pencils and alcohol markers. Next, the stamped panel was stitched onto a navy cardstock mat. Now I created my card base from the same navy cardstock and added a stitched panel of designer paper from Alpine. Then I die cut felt flowers using Bitty Posie and Posie Parts to add to the card along with some ribbon and a cute novelty button. I die cut a couple of banner flags using Tammy’s Frayed Banners and topped them with vintage red buttons from my stash. Card front is done! Easy peasy!
Twist and Pop Card Tutorial: The Party is on the Inside!
There’s nothing more fun than opening up a twist and pop card….unless you are watching someone open one for the first time!
This cheery array of Tammy’s Mini Envelopes and Pockets decorates the pop up mechanism.
I even included a little shaker element!
Each mini envelope has been decorated with stickers or images from the Alpine Collection Kit. The envelopes are held in place with small magnets. Cute images from the 6×6 bundle are tucked inside. Find all the details in the YouTube tutorial below.
Happy Winter Twist and Pop Card Tutorial with Authentique Alpine Collection
How much do we love this winter llama and penguin? Yeah, a lot! This second card is the one that we will build together in the YouTube tutorial below.
Like the Cold Hands card, it has a fun twist and pop design.
This time, instead of adding envelopes, I just decorated each panel of the pop up mechanism. How fun are these images?
So are you ready to dig in and get busy with The Easiest Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Ever? Join me below!
The Easiest Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Ever on YouTube
And Now, A Fond Farewell
I also wanted to share with you that this is my last post as a member of Tammy’s Creative Crew. I have loved every minute of being part of this team. Tammy is the most generous, laid back and encouraging person I’ve ever worked with. The Creative Crew is immensely talented, supportive and fun. It has been a great gig!
Don’t worry! I’ll continue to use Tammy’s amazing dies and stamps in my creations and will share them with you here. Tammy also has some exciting changes going on, so be sure to visit her blog to read all about it. You’ll also find links to inspiring projects from the rest of the Creative Crew.
I hope I’ve shared some tips and techniques that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Thanks for stopping by!
The Easiest Twist And Pop Card Tutorial Product Links
BOTH CARDS: Authentique Alpine Collection Kit (includes sticker sheet) and 6×6 Bundle
- Cold Hands, Warm Heart:
- Cold Hands Cling Stamp
- Notched Mini Envelope
- Window Mini Pocket
- Deco Edge Envelope
- Tabbed Mini Pocket
- Frayed Tabs
- Posie Parts
- Bitty Posies
- Two sheets Navy 12×12 cardstock
- 65# cream cardstock to build mechanism
- Felt, Novelty Button, Glitter, Small Magnets
- Happy Winter Card
- Spellbinders Labels 8 Die
- Dusty Olive Seam Binding Ribbon
- Ivory Burlap String
- Petaloo Darjeeling Mini Mix x 8 Blues
- Two Sheets of Grey Cardstock
- 65# Cream Cardstock
- Scoring Tool and Stylus
Beautiful card. You can see a lot of work and a lot of love went into the card. Well worth it though. It is lovely.
Thank you so much, Barbara! I loved making this card. Pink is such a happy color! Have fun hopping!
Thank you so much Barbara! It did take me a while to figure out this sleeker mechanism, but once I did, it was all smooth sailing! I hope you have fun making the card! Happy New Year!
What a great tutorial video! I tend to shy away from things that look complicated, but after watching your wonderful step-by-step instructions, you have made me a believer! I actually think I can do that. I love making and giving cards but am still quite the novice. But I can’t wait to give this a try. And now I have to get the Alpine collection. What a fun bunch of patterns. Love ’em! Thanks so much. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with creative new projects (that I can’t wait to see!).
Hi Kathy, I so admire your tenacity and talent. I must admit although I like and have tried the pop up, kinetic kind of card I’m rarely with the result. I am going to watch your video and have a go. On my phone at the moment as my wonderful tablet has just packed up. These things are sent to try us!!!Just too many at moment. I wish you and your precious family a happy and peaceful Christmas and 2018xx
Merry Christmas, Kathy!
Thank you so much for this! I really appreciate that you prefer larger cards. I tried the mechanism with scrap paper as I watched your video and it is very easy. I know this will be a favorite of mine, soon!
It’s been such a pleasure seeing your posts this past year and I look forward to more in the coming year. Wishing you the best of health, happiness and prosperity!
Love & blessings,
Kathy, your video tutorial makes this twist and pop card so easy! Thanks for all the tips and both card designs. Had to laugh at your comment about making cards upside down. As they say, been there, done that! Looking forward to what you’ll share as we end this year and begin the next.
Oh sweet friend, I certainly hope we have a chance to be on a team together again in the future. But no matter what you know I’ll be admiring your work through social media! You know I adore you and everything you do. Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas !
Hi Kathy,what a beautiful pop-up cart thx for the tutorial and also the cards from Kaisercraft are awesome WoW WoW WoW.
I wish You and your family a Merry Christmas and a happy healty Creative Newjear.
Mvg gina Belgium
Hi Kathy, this is darling. really pretty amazing.( by the way, have you heard the rest of the greeting? Cold hands, warm heart, dirty feet an no sweetheart,,,,,a very old saying,,, not to be a fending to anyone usually brought laughs when said)certainly doesn’t apply to this beautiful creation… love it, an you did gorgeous work. ,,,,,,,hugs
Gosh, you’re amazing, Kathy! These cards are beautiful and so clever. I have enjoyed being with you on this team and am so happy to call you a friend. I will continue scoping out all your designs and swooning over all of your lovely creations. Merry Christmas and may 2018 be your happiest year ever.
Hey Kathy …just finished watching your tutorial of the Easiest Twist and Pop Card Ever! And WOW! That does look so easy peasey the way you explained it! Can’t wait to tackle that one! I think I can do that! Both cards are so cute! Thanks so much! Can’t hardly wait to see what’s next!
Hugs, Suzy Q
When I glanced over your closing and “last post” grabbed my eyes I thought to myself that this was no way to end a year! Phewwww! I love these Twist and Pop cards and right after the New Year I plan on giving it a try. I’m reading your postings backwards since I’m fairly new to your blog. The dust is growing but that’s ok. Thank you for all your great work in 2017. I’m looking forward to see what you come up with for 2018.
What a sweet winter project, Kathy! It has been a joy to get to know you and your amazing work – so grateful to Tammy for bringing our team together. Hopefully we’ll meet again soon! Merry Christmas, my friend, and best wishes for the New Year!