Birthday Cards ….anyone? How about a fun Pop Out Feature!

Hi there and welcome to Renee’s Corner and what an exciting project I have for you!

  • Type of project: Card-making
  • Occasion: Birthday
  • Style: Pop-out card front
  • Techniques used: Colouring and paper folding
  • Main colours: Red, Orange, Blue, Green, Pink, Brown
  • Medium used: Spectrum Noir Markers
  • Equipment used: Crafters Companion Scorer and Paper Trimmer


Fun Cards that are simple to create!

A Fun Pop-out Card using digital stamps called “Squirrel friends” by Di’s Digis is on the…… (shall I say)…. cards for today, lol! (full pun intended). This project is pretty simple and very Diy!

I really enjoyed putting it together, especially colouring the critter scene. I love the freedom it gives me to imagine colouring for a children’s storybook and this is the inspiration I drew on.

The Pop-out feature is what adds the fun element and dimension to the card.

In the Beginning

To start, I selected the paper I wanted to use from the paper pad “Colours of Summer” by Crafters Companion. To compliment it I chose  a brown kraft paper card-front. The Kraft paper was also used to create the simple pop out feature at the front as well. Since this card is for a child from 5-8 years, I chose a critter image…. (aren’t those squirrels adorable?).

Choosing the Colours

With the image and papers chosen, I selected markers in colours that coordinated with the pattern for a more cohesive look. The  brand of markers I chose for this project is Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers.

The Pop-Out Feature

Next I created the fun pop-out feature. I cut two pieces to the size of the kraft paper which I used to mat the image in the foreground. The first piece was scored in the middle and glued to the top. Using the scorer on the paper trimmer, I scored the second piece three times…in the middle and on either side of the scored middle line. Next I glued it to the bottom.

Next Steps

Once both pieces were adhered to the back of the foreground, I then put the rest of the card together. First I matted the coloured image to the kraft paper in the foreground. Next I added the patterned paper to the kraft paper card front (background) and then glued the two pieces together.

The Reveal

There you have it…what a fun card! I must say I thoroughly enjoyed looking at the end result of today’s project! Looking forward to revealing to you my next card project.