Inspiration can be as simple as seeing something that reminds you of another thing. It was a simple as that when I looked at the 6 x6 paper pad in Prima’s Spring Farm House collection. I saw the 12 rectangular images on one page and my mind wondered if they were the same size as the photo frames in Karen Burniston’s Photo Collage Pop-Up die. They were close enough in size to make the mechanism work.
The mechanism is where the twist comes in to play. It has four arms that you can attach flat images to that explode out as you open the card. From the folded close position, the mechanism twists out to display the images. (I watched KB’s assembly video several times to understand how the mechanism works and its assembly before I made my test mechanism to play with and keep stored with the die set.)
It was trial and error when placing the images on the four arms. I used a tape runner as recommended in the assembly video to place the images, test the placement when folded up, move the image several times, rub off adhesive and start over with the placement.
For the front of the card I used on of the journaling postcards that I trimmed down and glued a die-cut “Happy Birthday.”
- Karen Burniston in cahoots with Riley and Company 1098- Photo Collage Pop-up
- Momenta Firefly’s Celebrate Happy Birthday die set 35516 R7
- Prima Spring Farm House: 4×6 Journaling Notecards and 6×6 Paper Pad
- Recollections value pack of Cards & Envelopes 6 ½ x 5 inches
- American Crafts’ Sticky Thumb Double-sided Super Sticky Red Tape
- Tombow Aqua Mono Liquid Glue
- ½ inch white double-sided score tape
- Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive Tape Runner