Monday, April 20, 2015

Pop Up Barn Yard Birthday!


I hope everyone had a great weekend!  My family celebrated my nephew's 1st birthday yesterday; and even though it was a few days early I don't think he seemed to mind!

The party theme was John Deere/Farm.  Since I didn't have anything pertaining to the John Deere side of things I decided to go with the farm theme in Pop-Up Card form.  I love this type of card because lets face it - you can add sooooo many more elements working with the larger surface area of a card like this!

The barn on the upper portion of the card was hand cut, as were the barn doors.  A little measuring and a sharp utility knife make the small cuts easy.  As for the hay bale I cut small strips of Daffodil Delight Card Stock then trimmed them with the Fringe Scissors to give the look of straw.  A few wraps of Baker's Twine completes the look.

Barn yard animals are a must to any farm yard and I have to say I held myself back from only making three.  If you follow my blog at all you'll know all about my passion for punch art; if I could have kept going I think a sheep and a goat would have been a perfect addition!  They are all done with SU! punches, as is the small fence.

I hope you liked the quick tour of my little barn yard!  All the materials to make this pop up card are listed below; I wasn't able to do a tutorial for this one but if you have any questions please just ask.

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stampingvickisvisions said...

This is adorable Melissa makes me wish my 4 boys were still small. Oh well I'll have to save this for my grandson when he gets a little older.

Roberta said...

This is so cute! My 3 year old grandson loves animals. His 4th birthday is at a zoo. I may use this as inspiration! Thank you for sharing.

lifesabeach32940 said...

Melissa ~

This is DEFINITELY one of the cutest cards I've ever seen!! No Kidding!! You are SO TALENTED!!

I do have a couple of questions for you ... since you said it was o.k. to ask (smile). 1) How does this card actually work? Does it close, or do you present it to the recipient open as shown? I did a search for pop-up cards before writing, but none of the ones I could find online were even close to what you've shown here. 2) Do you have a list of punches used? I only see three stamp sets listed under Supplies above ... nothing else (including any of the punches) is there. (This could be my computer ... because when I click on even the stamp sets you have pictured, my cursor just spins and spins and spins and never connects to the page to which I'm guessing the product description is.) Even a list of punches would be helpful!!

Thanks for any help you can provide. I LOVE THIS CARD!!


Tracey Clay said...

Absolutely cute!! Being an FFA mom I would love to see your ideas for the sheep and goats, too, and maybe a duck!! Maybe we can get you to revisit the farm, add additional animals and do a tutorial...I don't understand how the card works either?? Closes up or give unfolded? Thanks

Melissa Banbury said...

The card does close flat for mailing and when opened the animals, bale, and fence pop up. I will try my best to do a detailed tutorial as to how I make the mechanics of the card work! I have listed the punches in the supply list but I'll do a step by step of the animals if there is interest in that too.

Melissa Banbury said...

Thanks Judy!
The card does close flat - I hope to do a tutorial soon on the mechanics. I'm not sure about you not being able to see the supply list - I'll list all the punches I used in the tutorial.
Thanks for stopping by!

Melissa Banbury said...

I'll work on a detailed tutorial soon - and I'll see if I can figure out that goat!
Thanks for stopping by!

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