Pop Out Birthday Cake Card

This Pop Out Birthday Cake card is based on something Anna Griffin did on HSN Craft Day.  It is a wonderful way to show someone you love how special they are to you.  The cake is even decorated with glitter paper behind the  cutouts and “icing” decorating each layer.  This card will thrill anyone.  It fits in an A7 envelope for mailing. 

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Paper Selection

There are two parts to the Pop Out Birthday Cake card base, the main base and the pop out mechanism.  They must be made from the same paper and preferably plain paper.  I tried a pattern and it was impossible to match them up.  The paper needs to be fairly heavy, at least 100 lb. weight.

The rest of the card can be any weight paper.  I used glitter paper behind the cut outs on the cake to give it more bling.

Cutting the Pop Out Birthday Cake Card

Cut the card base and the Cricut will do the writing.  I used a pink gel pen to go with the color scheme.  Did you know that you can use any pen in your Cricut?  You can see the trick here.  I used a font called Anything Better.  It is available at Creative Fabrica.

The embellishments all have very intricate cuts and you should take care removing them from the mat.

Assembling the Pop Out Thank You Card
This card is not as hard as it looks to put together.  Start by putting the frosting and the glitter pieces behind the cake.  This adds some stiffness when trying to fold the card.
 
Assembling the base card
Next take the two base cards and re crease all the folds.  This is very important to make the card close and open properly.  The smaller piece has the pop out mechanisms for the cake.  Each part of the mechanism should be folded as valley, mountain, valley from the top down so that the layers of the cake stand out.  The center fold on the big base card should be folded as a valley fold.

The center fold is placed directly over the center fold of the large base piece with the cake layers folded out.  Glue one base card inside the other.  Be careful not to get any glue on the pop out mechanism.  Check to make sure the card opens and closes properly

Attaching the embellishments
First, attach the embellishments to the front of the card.  You can look at the pictures to see how they go together.  Then attach the “Happy Birthday and the flourishes to the inside of the card.

And your Pop Out Birthday Cake Card for Essential Workers is done.  It fits in an A7 envelope for mailing or hand delivery.

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