A Hunting Cabin Birthday

A cabin in the woods, good times with friends and family are what this card is about.

This simple log cabin scene pop-up card uses Karen Burniston’s new fireplace die set and a die designed to cut out trapazoids for pop-up balls, but here I use it to cut a 6-pane window.

Card Base with Window: Starting with a 10 x 7 inch piece of cardstock, scored and folded in half to create a 5 x 7 inch top folded card base. Position the Mini-Ball Double-Ups die so that it will look good from the outside as well as the inside next to the fireplace. The orientation of the widow will be up-side down from what is on the opposite side of the card. Die-cut the window with the card open on a die-cutting machine. (This is the only time you’ll need a wide platform die-cutting machine. If you only have a 6-inch-wide machine you can cut you card base in half, cut your window and glue a strip of paper as the card hinge.)

Cut “logs” from wood grain paper, ink the edges to create roundness and glue in place both on the outside of the card and the inside wall. Cut thinner strips of the woodgrain paper for the floor of the cabin, ink edges and glue in place alternating the seams as a real floor would be installed. (I had left over pieces of woodgrain paper from cutting Karen Burniston’s Landscape Rectangle Accordion that I used to frame the window.)

The back of the card is covered with leftover pieces from this and other cards made from the Craft Consortium papers In The Forest by Clare Therese.

Fireplace:  Watch the assembly video before assembling. Cut TWO of the fireplace fronts and emboss them both to show the bricks.  I tried several different crayons until I found a three color-mixed crayon in the Crayola True-to-Life series of crayons that blended brown, black and burnt orange to color the bricks.

I glued one of the brick fireplace fronts upside down as the back wall of the fireplace. Next is the hearth piece colored to be sooty sandstone that glued to the floor of the card.

I find it easier to attach anything hanging from the fireplace mechanism before I install the mechanism. After experimenting with how best to attach the pot from the Good Luck Charms set, I ended with gluing the charm circle loop to the part of the mechanism where the Santa boots would dangle. I glued some flames to the bottom of the pot to make the fire be all around the pot. The pot moves a little when opening and closing the card.

Glue together the fire and logs and then attach the cube-like pop-up strip into the card base and attach the fire. Glue the fireplace mechanism into card base. Then attach brick fireplace front and mantel. I use thin foam squares to attach the mantel to the brick fireplace front.

Accessories:  Fireplace tools and fender are from the Fireplace Extras 1 set. The lantern is cut from silver holographic cardstock colored with black permanent marker using the small lantern die from the Camping Charms set. The fish is also cut using a die from the camping charms and uses shimmer cardstock with distress inks. The metal plate the fish is on uses the circle from the snowman set. The rugs are from the oval crosshatch set and the deer head is the Christmas animals set on a plaque cut from the smallest crosshatch labels’ set covered in Glossy Accents. The only die that is not Karen Burniston is the fishing rod by Tayored Expressions.

Card Front:  Large tree is from the Christmas trees pop-up set with the center tree inked with Mowed Lawn Distress ink. The inked small trees are from the evergreen pivot panels set. The wee birds are from the tiny trees pop-up set and the turkey is from the feathered animals set.

Sentiments:  “Happy Birthday” is a single die while “DAD” is double cut from the large alphabet dies from green and black and then slightly over-laid for a shadow effect.

Envelope:  A brown kraft paper envelope completes the card with stamped images from the companion stamps of the patterned papers by Craft Consortium.

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Materials Used:



  • Craft Consortium – Clear Stamps – In The Forest by Clare Therese


  • Craft Consortium – Premium Quality Papers – 12” x 12” – In The Forest by Clare Therese
  • Craft Consortium – Premium Quality Papers – 6” x 6” – In The Forest by Clare Therese
  • American Crafts – Peebles – Spooky – 12 x12 Double-sided – Candy Toss – 736981
  • Colored Cardstock Scraps
  • Park Lane – 6×6 Paper Pad – Silver Holographic
  • 100 lb. Yellow cardstock 7 x 10 inches
  • American Crafts- A7 Envelope – Brown Kraft Paper

Pens, Crayons, Inks & Coatings

  • Sharpie – Permanent Marker –Fine Point – Black
  • Gelly Roll 08 Pen – White
  • Pigma Micron 05 – Archival Ink .045mm – Dark Brown
  • Crayola – True to Life Crayons -Grand Canyon
  • Ranger – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn, Fired Brick, Black Soot, and Walnut Stain
  • Ranger – Glossy Accents
  • Nuvo – Aqua Shimmer – Glitter Gloss
  • Stampin’Up – Classic Stampin’ Pad – Early Espresso


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