Hello, it’s Karen Burniston here with a fall-themed pop-up card using the Adirondack Chair die set. This versatile chair die can work for year-round cards and this exact card can be easily modified for those other seasons. Just think of the cuteness overload with Chilly the Penguin in a snowy chair scene for Winter, or Lucky the Rabbit with Easter eggs in the grass for Spring.
Here are step-by-step instructions for making the Happy Fall card.
- Cut an A2 long card (4.25″ x 11″) from red cardstock and score in the middle for folding. Sponge some brown ink randomly on a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of olive cardstock and add Elizabeth Craft Designs Double Sided Adhesive Tape to three sides as shown. Also cut a 4″ x 5.25″ panel of sky blue cardstock and attach it temporarily, with removable tape, to the top panel of the card. Attach the olive panel to the bottom half of the card. Line up the Adirondack Chair over the fold of the card and add the Metal Adaptor Plate under the card to add additional pressure for cutting through two layers of cardstock. Die cut.
- Remove the temporary blue panel from the card, snip away the chair parts, and emboss the blue panel with the Clouds embossing folder. (*Note* embossing the blue panel before Step #1 and adhering it on three sides would also have worked, but the embossed surface would have been flattened during the die cutting process. For the fluffiest clouds, emboss after die cutting.) Attach the embossed panel to the card permanently. Also snip away the portion of the ground that overlaps the chair. Fold the chair according to the package instructions or by watching the instructional video at the bottom of this post.
- Cut a 4″ x 8″ piece of the same red cardstock to use as a backing card and use the scraps of red to die cut and emboss two chair arms. Add a piece of ribbon across the front of the card before adhering the backing card, trapping the ribbon between the two layers. Inside the card, create an L-support (also called a pole platform) from red cardstock. Fold under a small foot at the base of the pole, slide it through a slat on the chair and attach to the floor as shown. (*NOTE* Watch the video at the end of this post to learn this technique)
- Die cut and assemble Dutch the Fox and secure him to the pole platform. Complete the interior decoration by using the All Seasons Tree die, cut from a dark brown, and the various leaves that come included in the die set cut from a variety of fall colors. Die cut the letters for Happy Fall using the Alphabet Caps die and add them over a 1″ x 4.25″ strip of kraft cardstock.
- Keep the card front very simple by adding an olive piece of cardstock, 1.5″ x 4″, and another tree with falling leaves. Tie the ribbon into a bow. (*NOTE* the ribbon bow will add bulk to the card, which may require extra postage. If this is a concern, substitute a flat ribbon or washi tape or eliminate the ribbon entirely.)
Are you more of a visual learner? I based my Fall card on my Kitty on the Beach card from the June 2015 What’s in a Name? Designer Challenge. Watch this video to see how to fold the Adirondack Chair, how to cut away the floor chair portion, how to emboss the chair arms, how to add a pole platform and how to add the backing card.
Ready to give this card a try? All of the supplies can be purchased at your local independent craft store or by using these links.
Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:
- 975 Adirondack Chair Pop-up
- 781 All Seasons Tree
- 946 Dutch the Fox
- KB105 Clouds Embossing Folder
- 967 Alphabet Caps
- Double-Sided Adhesive
- Metal Adaptor Plate
- Red, Blue, Orange, Olive, Kraft, White, Dark Brown Cardstocks
- Brown ink and blending tool
- Coordinating Ribbon
Happy Fall, ya’ll!