Pop it Ups

Pop it Ups Wednesday with Helen – Aloha Card

April 1, 2015

Hi everyone! Helen here today!

After a long, grey British winter, I’m looking forward to some warmth and sunshine! Karen’s latest dies really called to me, and I came up with this bright beach scene. I made a fun ‘Aloha’ card, but it could easily be used as a Happy Vacation, Bon Voyage, or summer birthday card.

Helen - Photo 1INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Cut pale turquoise cardstock to 11”x 6”. Fold cardstock in half, and die cut with the Lots of Pops die. Emboss the top half of the card with the Clouds embossing folder. (You will need to emboss it twice to cover the width. There will be an ‘edge line’ showing, but this will mainly be covered up later.)

2. Cut yellow cardstock to 6”x 5.5”. Cut half of the Lots of Pops die into one of the 6” sides. Use the wave border from the Beach Edges die set to cut approx. 1” from the other 6” side.

Helen - Photo 2

Adhere the yellow cardstock to the bottom half of the turquoise card base.

3. Cut all the pieces as pictured below: Clouds (from the All Seasons Tree set), sun (using a small circle punch), trees, bucket and spade (from the Palm Tree & Pail set), banners (from the Lots of Pops set), ‘ALOHA’ (from the Alphabet 1- Caps set), diving gear (from Props 3 set), heart (using a small heart punch) and a hand cut towel (measuring 2”x 3”).

Helen - Photo 3

4. Cut all the pieces as pictured below: Owl parts (from Poppy the Owl set), sunglasses and bow (from Props 1 set), bikini top (using a tiny circle punch) and a hand cut bikini skirt.

Helen - Photo 4

5. Adhere clouds and sun. Assemble trees and adhere to the Lots of Pops side tabs. Tie some twine to both the trees, and glue the banners over the twine.

6. Adhere the owl parts together.

7. Adhere the beach equipment, and ‘ALOHA’ as pictured below. (Trim the edge off the towel.)


8. For the outside of the card, fold a 6”x 6” piece of patterned paper in half, and die cut through the top edge of both sides with the small palm tree border (from the Beach Edges set). Cut two bright pink cardstock strips of 6” x .5”, and adhere everything to the outside of the card as pictured below.



Quite a few steps, but great fun if you enjoy playing with paper!!

I hope you feel inspired to create your own beach scene!



Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies –
Lots of Pops (778)
Clouds Embossing Folder (KB105)
Beach Edges (981)
All Seasons Tree (781)
Palm Tree & Pail (987)
Alphabet 1 – Caps (967)
Props 1 (911)
Props 3 (986)
Poppy the Owl (910)

Other supplies –
Pale turquoise cardstock
Yellow yardstick
Brown cardstock
Bright pink yardstick
Black cardstock
White cardstock
Assorted patterned papers
Tape runner
Glue pen
Adhesive foam pads
Small circle punch
Tiny circle punch
Small heart punch

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  • Reply lisa808 April 3, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Super cute and fun card!

  • Reply Susan April 1, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    Super ideas and what’s better than that? It’s every single day too!

  • Reply Candy Spiegel April 1, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    I love this!! The patterns are great and that bikini is too cute!

  • Reply Frances Byrne April 1, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    Ohhhh poppy looks good in a bikini 🙂 … such a fun card Helen

  • Reply Martha B April 1, 2015 at 11:55 am

    So Cute! Wish you offered all of your major supplies in kits for all your various die projects! It would make it more motivating for me to purchase!

    • Reply Elizabeth Craft Designs April 1, 2015 at 12:10 pm

      Martha, since we do not have kits prepared, call or email us with the particular cards or projects you’d like to make and we can put together a kit of ECD products for you.

      • Reply Martha B April 2, 2015 at 6:25 am

        How gracious! Thank you!

  • Reply Marjorie April 1, 2015 at 11:33 am

    What an adorable card. Loved Poppy in a swimsuit.

  • Reply Raquel Mason April 1, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Poppy never looked so cute in her bathingsuit! Super fun card Helen.

  • Reply Myrna April 1, 2015 at 8:23 am

    What a wonderful whimsical card! So upbeat. Delightful.

  • Reply Patti April 1, 2015 at 8:13 am

    Just makes me smile

  • Reply D.Ann C April 1, 2015 at 8:09 am

    I love pop-ups and an owl in a swimsuit… what a hoot!!

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