Flowers for Mother’s Day is traditional. A pop-up flower cart just adds to the fun.
This card uses Karen Burniston’s pop-stand mechanism die to make the market cart builder dies by Honey Bee Stamps really stand-up in an otherwise flat card.
Card Base: I watched a variety of videos on how to use the market cart dies as well as the assembly video for the Christmas Trees Pop Stand before I decided on an A2 (5 ½ x 4 1/4-inch) top fold card base. The inside of the cardbase was blended with green and black inks over the fold and then covered with two panels of green printed paper. I used the cart die to mark where the two pop-stands needed to be and die-cut them one at a time. I then covered the four holes created in the card base with small scrapes of the green paper adhered to the back of the card base. Finally, I covered the outside of the card base with green paper.
Cart: I cut two of all the cart pieces – wheels in black and a pink foil, cart base and shelf from a heavy pink cardstock, roof and cart trim from lightweight cream cardstock. There is a coordinating stencil for the roof and cart trim stripes which I used with a bright pink ink and sponger tool. The same ink was also used on the cart’s handles and posts. The two shelf pieces were glued one on top the other so that the tabs were on both sides. Taking one of the cart base pieces, I turned it over and glued a wheel, trim piece and the top edge of the roof onto the cart base. Under the roof I placed three foam squares to add dimension to the roof. I repeated the adhering of cart pieces on to the other cart base’s front side. The shelf piece was folded in half along the slot line and then glued to the back sides of the cart base pieces making sure the cart pieces all lined up when pressed flat. The top edge of the roofs was glued next. Finally, the pop-stand tabs were glued to the back of the cart’s two legs and two wheels.
Flowers: Cutting two sets of the three kinds of flowers and leaves from colored cardstock scraps, I used markers and gel pens to color the embossing of the wee flowers. The edges of the leaves were inked with black. The six pails were cut from some silver holographic junk mail scrap. A Quickstik or pick-up tool is very useful when assembling these flowers. An inch long strip of cardstock was stuck through the fold in the cart shelf and glued to the shelf underside. The two rose pails were glued on either side of the strip. The other flower pails were glued to the cart legs and wheels to cover up the pop-stand tabs.
Sentiment and Labels: “Happy Mother’s Day” is a die cut sentiment that comes with a shadow die. Both pieces were cut from cream cardstock. The sentiment was inked with bright pink ink before being glued to the shadow piece. Labels were cut from cream and pink cardstock using the dies in the Crosshatch Rectangles and Labels die set.
Decorations: I used the green paper’s decorative borders to create fence-like borders on the card front and inside, as well as using smaller snips of the border on the card back and envelope. The envelope and card back snips have a heart drawn with a black gel pen.
See other flower stand cards:
- Flowers for the Pretty Lady
- Be Adventurous!
- Mother’s Day Flower Cart Pop-Up Card
- Mother’s Day Flower Cart
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- Karen Burniston in cahoots with Riley and Company – Rectangles and Labels – Crosshatch – 1233
- Karen Burniston in cahoots with Riley and Company – Happy Mother’s Day – 1163
- Karen Burniston in cahoots with Riley and Company – Christmas Trees Pop Stand – 1064
- Honey Bee Stamps – Honey Cuts (dies) -Market Cart Builder -HBDS-MKTCB
- Honey Bee Stamps – Coordinating stencil -Market Cart -HBSL-085
- Hot Off The Press – 12×12 Single-Sided Paper -Apple Green
- Bazzill – 8.5×11 Heavy Cardstock – Cotton Candy
- Bazzill – 12×12 Heavy Cardstock – Travertine
- Black, Red and Cream Cardstock Scraps
- A2 Green Envelope
- Ranger – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink- Abandon Coral, Mowed Lawn and Black Soot
- Sharpie -Permanent marker- Ultra Fine Tip -Racey Red
- Gel Pen – Hot Pink and Black
- Pigma Micron – 05 – Brown
- Neutral PH Adhesive by LINECO
- Fine-Tip Glue Bottle
- Scrapbook.com – Double-Sided Tape -1/8-inch wide
- Foam Squares
- Die Cutting Machine
- Craft Mat
- We R Memory Keepers – Quickstik
One thought on “Mother’s Day Flower Cart Pop-Up Card”
The cart die is so cute. Using it for such a beautiful Mother’s Day card si perfect!