Twist and Pop Cards using The Uniquely Creative Tropical Dreams Collection

Hi everyone,
Today I would like to share with you a set of 4 twist and pop cards that I have created using the Tropical Dreams Collection by Uniquely Creative. As soon as I opened the Creative Cuts I knew they were just perfect for clustering on the front of my cards. The VITAMIN SEA paper from this lovely collection is just perfect for the inside of a set of pop and twist cards. Continue reading if you would like to see how I created these beach themed twist and pop cards.

To create these cards, I followed the steps below:

  • Make 4 cards from one piece of Lipstick Cardstock and one piece of Peacock Cardstock (this is a deleted cardstock but could be replaced with Coastal Weave Cardstock)
  • Adhere one stamped Ivory piece to the inside of each card (matching colours)
  • Take SEASHELLS and cut 4x pieces at 14 x 14 cm and adhere to the other side of the inside of each card
  • To create the mechanism, begin with cutting 4 pieces of spare card stock to 20 x 8.5 cm
  • Measure 5.5 cm from each end of the long side and using a scoring board to create diagonal folding lines from these points
  • Turn mechanism strip over and fold lengthways through the centre (this fold should be a valley when compared to diagonal folds as mountains)
  • Fold along all the lines to bring mechanism into a house shape
  • Repeat for all 4 mechanisms
  • Measure 3 cm form the bottom of the right leg of each house and fill with double sided tape as well as the roof of the house
  • Repeat on the other side
  • Take 2x VITAMIN SEA papers and cut horizontally to from 6 strips
  • Select four strips and fold into quarters with the rectangles on the inside
  • Prepare the double sided sticky tape on the “legs” of the houses
  • Slip the folded sections in between the house “legs”, making sure that the rectangles will open to point away from the mechanism
  • Remove the backing from the double sided tape adhered to the “roof” on the back
  • Adhere to the middle of bottom section, inside of the card, about 1 mm down from the fold
  • Repeat steps above for the other side
  • After closing the card, press on the mechanism firmly and open the card to observe the mechanism working
  • The inside of the cards are now complete!

Time to create the front of these cards!

  • Apply some Ranger Oxide Ink- Faded Jeans to an Inkssentials Craft Sheet, apply some water
  • Dip the blue stamps pieces into the diluted ink and allow to dry
  • Repeat the above steps using Ranger Oxide Ink- Antique Linen onto the pink stamped pieces
  • Cut 2x squares at 14 x 14cm from UNDER THE SEA and adhere to the pink cards
  • Adhere the pink stamped pieces on top of these
  • Repeat the above steps with WAVES, the blue cards and the blue stamped pieces
  • Create clusters of burlap and Creative Cuts, either directly onto the cards or separately and adhere to the cards

I hope you have enjoyed reading about how I created these beach themed twist and pop cards! I definitely recommend creating some fun projects using the Tropical Dreams Collection, especially the Creative Cuts. Keep an eye out for the recycled layout that I have also created this month using this gorgeous collection.
Be safe, stay healthy and keep crafting!
Roxanne xX

A trio of Party Time cards

Today I’m bringing you three very different cards yet all made using the versatile Party Time Kaisercraft collection.

imageFirstly I made this twist and pop card here for a male birthday.



imageI was inspired by this tutorial here on the Kaisercraft blog from their talented design team member Colette Mitegra. She gives a wonderful description of how to make it so do pop over and have a look!

I used the Confetti paper from the collection for the inside (using Kaisercard Duck Egg For the base) and the embossing folder for the outside and I used the hemp cord for a finishing touch along with the emojis from the sticker sheet, the banner and bunting from the collectables pack and some Sunshine epoxy stickers.

To finish it off inside I used some sayings cut from the Hooray sheet and more stickers and some collectables from the Party Time pack.

I was also inspired to create one using the same method, using the gorgeous Glisten collection that we shared with you last month.

fullsizerender-73 fullsizerender-74To show how versatile the Party Time collection is I used the 6″ paper pad to create this card too.

imageIt is a simple Z card fold..(easily found in You Tube) and I added lots of elements from the sticker sheet and the collectables pack set on white card embossed with the embossing folder . Perfect for a child don’t you think?

Finally I made this card using the pleat fold method (also easily found on You Tube) for the females in your life.

imageI used the embossed party time paper from the 6″ pad mounted on White Kaisercard and folded the Cotton Candy paper to create the folded central piece..(you need double sided paper for this) . I used the die cut scalloped border from the 6″ pad and added the sentiment from the collectables pack and the two die cut roses from the pack to finish it off.

It is rare to find a pack so adaptable for so many occasions so this collection has gone straight to the top of my favourites list!

Have fun!