Feeling Run Down? Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Pop Up Get Well Card
Hello, G 45’ers! I created this whimsical and fun Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Pop Up Get Well card back in January for CHA…and I’m so excited that I finally get to share it with you today.
Winter brings with it a flurry of colds, flus and viruses. You might not be able to send chicken soup to a friend who’s knocked out with a nasty bug, but you can let them know that you care and lift spirits with a handmade get well card.
I’ve always loved the whimsical wind up lady from Olde Curiosity Shoppe. Every time I see her, I think, “Feeling run down?” That’s why I chose her as the focal image for this interactive pop-up card. It’s so much fun to open this card and find a pop up panel of mini envelopes decorated with fussy cut butterflies. It’s the perfect pick me up!
Here’s a Quick Tip
I love Staple Laser Cut Tags and I use them all the time. But have you ever been stumped over what to do with those odd letters on the Alpha Tags? Heres’ how I use them. Just ink the edges and tuck into your card design to add an extra layer. The beautiful shaped edge and vintage grommet add so much to a card!
Color plays a huge role in my designs so I always try to be careful to choose embellishments that are color matched. Since Olde Curiosity Shoppe uses a lot of blue and green, I chose embellishments that enhanced the paper. The flower has the same tones of green and blue that are found in the paper. To color match the metal embellishments, I tapped them with Vintaj Patina Moss Paint. Now they pop off the card base and make all the greens and blues come together harmoniously.
A Peek Inside Olde Curiosity Shoppe Pop Up Get Well Card
Decorating the interior of this card was a blast! I found an online tutorial for this panel pop up card mechanism, then took it to the next level by die cutting Tammy Tutterow mini envelopes to go on each panel. Fussy cut butterflies add a touch of whimsy and a feeling of movement. Imagine how much fun it would be to open this card! You can tuck a tea bag, throat lozenge or cheery note into each pocket for even more fun.
A hand written sentiment adds a wonderful, personal touch to any card. After fussy cutting some bottles and borders from the paper collection, I added them to Staples ATC tags.
These little tags on the inside tie in with the large tag on the cover and serve to unify the design.
I’ve added a linked supply list below for your convenience!
Thanks for stopping by!
- Graphic 45 Deluxe Collector’s Edition Olde Curiosity Shoppe
- Staples Tags: Kraft Banner, ATC
- Metal Staples: Ornate Keyhole, Brads, Clock Key
- Tammy Tutterow Mini Pocket Dies
- Petaloo Denim Blue Textured Daisy Layers
- Vintaj Patina Moss Paint
- Kraft cardstock
- Glossy Accents (for gluing on metal embellies)
- Burlap String
- Small Magnets (to hold envelope flaps shut)
WOW….love the pop up. What about this flowers and envolopes! Got to invest in some of those for sure! Inky hugs oxoxo
Great card. Kathy and a perfect pick me up . Lovely colours as always from you and the little storytelling you so well. Thank you for the online tutorial, I just love the inside of this card and it’s such a surprise I’m sure will bring a smile just as it has to me. Thank you for sharing my friend. Hugs x
Kathy, I love this get well card! That woman with the wind up key in her back is the perfect image-yes she does remind me of being run down! You’ve done a great job with those metal embellishments-a perfect match! And I love the pop up feature within! How fun! Yes, this would cheer up the sickest of the sick! You amaze me with the details you put into your projects! Sending hugs!
Hi Kathy! Had to pop over and say that I really loved this card! 🙂
Your cards are never “just cards”, they are small gifts!!! Anyone would be truly happy to get one of your cards. 🙂 hint hint: my birthday is July 31st.
Lovely little work of art. How long does it take you to make something like this Kathy?
Greetings from sunny UK
Enjoyed the “wind up lady” story behind your image selection–so clever! Thanks for this card idea and the link for how to cut and shape this card design. I look forward to trying it.