Happy Birthday Baseball Pop-Up Card

This is a 65th birthday card for a baseball pitching coach using Karen Burniston’s Paper Frames Pop-Up, Sports Charms, Big Birthday Charms, Numbers and “Celebrate!” and “Happy Birthday” sentiment dies.

Watch the assembly video for the Paper Frames Pop-Up before starting. I used a purchased A7 (5×7 inches) card base and envelope for this card and covered the inside panels with decorative paper (4 7/8x 7-inches) and the outside panels with colored cardstock and journaling cards.

The Paper Frames Pop-Up is designed to be opened horizontally, but having seen a card made by Nicky Foden that used the frames opening vertically, I decided to try the vertical top fold cardbase with vertical frames. (Installation is the same as the assembly video, but I found that the weight of the frames didn’t allow for a full pop-up of the frames, so I added strips of the navy-blue patterned cardstock behind the four arms near the top and bottom tabs that are glued to the cardbase.)

The decorative panels on the pop-up frames use the Numbers die set which has the “th” in it, and the cake slice is from the Big Birthday Charms set. The red streamers around the pop-up frames are also from the Big Birthday Charms. “Happy Birthday” was die cut in red. The white baseball cap is a die cut by Waffle Flower and serves as a place to write a personal message.

From the Sports Charms set, I die-cut and stenciled 11 of the baseball charms and snipped off their charm loops. Along with the larger baseball die cut using a Waffle Flower die set, ten of the baseball charms were glued to the card front. “Celebrate!” was die cut from some of the solid color red cardstock that is part of the Echo Park Baseball paper collection.

The last baseball charm is on the envelope flap.

Thank you for reading this blog post. I hope this inspires you and makes you smile. Please like and leave comments 😊

Materials Used:



  • Echo Park –- 12 x 12 Double-Sided Cardstock – Baseball Collection by Steven Duncan
  • American Crafts – 12 x 12 Single-Sided Paper – #341325 Baseballs
  • Brown, White and Silver Cardstock Scraps
  • Park Lane Paperie – A7 Cardbase and Envelope – White


  • Pigma – Mircon 01 – Black
  • Sharpie – Permanent Marker – Ultra Fine Point – Red
  • Sharpie – Permanent Marker – Fine Point – Yellow
  • Staples – Liquid Stix Highlighter – Orange
  • Ranger – Tim Holtz Distress Oxide – Tea Dye and Barn Door



  • Pokey Tool
  • Die Cutting Machine
  • Scrapbook.com – Magic Mat
  • Scissors

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