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Bird Ballad Pop-Up Fancy Fold

Hi there

Today I'm sharing a fancy fold card using the Bird Ballad Suite of products. I was inspired by this card from Amanda Bates and decided to come up with a landscape version of her Pop-up Front Step Panel card.  I've sized it for the frame I created with the Stitched Rectangle Dies that fits the large bird image from the Free As A Bird stamp set. 

Stampin' Up! Bird Ballad Suite Fancy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The back panel and the step is created from a single piece of Pool Party card stock and I've used two coordinating designs from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper to embellish them. 

Stampin' Up! Bird Ballad Suite Fancy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I stamped the bird image onto a piece of Whisper White cut to the exact size of the frame I created with two Stitched Rectangle Dies. I used Memento Espresso Truffle ink for a slightly softer outline to the image and then coloured it with Stampin' Blends markers. I went over the background with the Light Pool Party Stampin' Blend marker to add some sky. White Baker's Twine was wrapped twice around the finished art piece and then adhered to the front panel. The finished front panel was then adhered to the back panel and the front of the step. The greeting was white embossed on Bermuda Bay card stock and cropped with the smallest of the Stitched Rectangle Dies. I finished with a fussy cut flower, bud and leaves in the corner.

Stampin' Up! Bird Ballad Suite Fancy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have created a writing panel on the reverse, with a mat of Petal Pink card stock and part of the bird image stamped and coloured in the bottom corner. 

The card fold flats for easy mailing. To get the proportions I was happy with, it is slightly over size, so I made a custom envelope for a snug fit.


Project Details
Stamps Free As A Bird
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Petal Pink, Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper
 Ink Memento Espresso Truffle, Versamark
Accessories Rhinestones, White Baker's Twine
Tools     Rectangle Stitched Dies, Butterfly Beauty Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Petal Pink, Old Olive, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake), White EP, Heat gun


I hope you like my project and thanks for visiting today!



Loved copying this card thanks for the inspiration


Oh mu goodness this is SO pretty! I love the landscape layout! Do you have a template or measurements you can share please? Thank you for sharing your beautiful card!

Debbie Neuman

Hello, I would also like the measurements too. Thanks so much !!!


Kay Capps

Hi- I would love to know the measurements for this amazing card- Please and thank you!

Nancy Rogers

I love the landscape style. When will you post the dimentions? I'm very eager to try this card. I read your blog everyday! :)


I love this! Could you provide dimensions for the base and front piece? Or a link to directions with dimensions? Thanks!

Amanda Bates

Stunning card Judy... I just love it.... and thanks for the shout out...
And snap! Landscape ones made too though yet to be shared....

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