Modifying the Adirondack Chair Pop Up

March 27, 2015

Hello my crafty friends! It’s Raquel Mason here today.  With summer right around the corner it makes me think of lounging around the pool and lots of swimming. I thought I would modify the Adirondack chair into a diving board. Let’s jump right into how I made this card.

ECD Dive in

ECD Dive in open

Base card:

1.  Cut dark blue cardstock at 4.25″ x 11″ and white cardstock at 4″ x 11″ and score both at 5.5″.

2.  Place the white cardstock on top of the blue cardstock, place Adirondack die on the score line and die cut both pieces at the same time.

3.  Cut out Adirondack portion from white cardstock. See photo below. Emboss top portion only with Clouds embossing folder. Ink with blue ink over raised areas.

ECD Dive in pieces 1

4.  Die cut the following pieces as shown below:

  • Props 3 –  from yellow cardstock – mask, snorkel and flippers
  • Beach Edges – cut blue cardstock at 2″ x 4″ then die cut using waves die
  • Rocky the Crab – black shadow layer, red detail layer and white eyes
  • Adirondack – from Silver Metallic Shimmer Sheetz – arms of chair, snipped out
  • Adirondack – use the white Adirondack chair that was cut out as a guide to cut a solid piece in dark blue cardstock. This piece will be adhered on top of the Adirondack on the base card. (not shown)
  • Happy Birthday Pop Up – use white cardstock that has Transparent Double Sided Tape to die cut “Happy Birthday” then cover with Yellow Silk Microfine Glitter and polish. (not shown)
  • Alphabet 1 – die cut “It’s your day dive right in” from yellow cardstock. (not shown)

ECD Dive in pieces 2


5.  Place gift peel-off onto Transparent Double-Sided Tape that has been adhered to white cardstock and cover with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Color image with alcohol markers. To see a video tutorial of Els’ technique, click HERE. Cut out image using Fine-Pointed Scissors.

6.  Use Transfer Sheet to apply negative image of gift to front of card. To see a video tutorial of Els’ technique, click HERE.

ECD Dive in close up

7.  Assemble all pieces together using photos for placement.

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and feel inspired to try it out yourself. Happy Crafting!


Elizabeth Craft Designs:

975 Adirondack Chair

985 Rocky the Crab

981 Beach Edges

986 Props 3 set

947 Happy Birthday Pop Up

967 Alphabet 1 Caps

639 Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

636 Yellow Silk Microfine Glitter

KB105 Clouds Embossing Folder

SS0211 Silver Metallic Shimmer Sheetz

502 Transparent Double-Sided Tape

2544 Gifts peel-off in black

600 Transfer Sheet

802 Fine-Pointed Scissors


Cardstock: yellow, white, blue, red, black

Broken China Distress Ink – Ranger

Blendabilities alcohol markers – Stampin’ Up!

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  • Mary Prasad April 9, 2015 at 3:49 am

    So cute! Really fun card!

  • Frances March 28, 2015 at 1:02 am

    such a fun idea to turn the chair into a diving board

  • Marlene L March 27, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Brilliant! Very cool card. Love it.

  • judi kauffman March 27, 2015 at 10:34 am

    So imaginative! I’m sitting here grinning at the screen, enjoying your ingenuity, Raquel.

  • Karen Gausman March 27, 2015 at 9:05 am

    such a cute card!

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