My First Twist-and-Pop Card, for a Special Birthday

I try to continue to push myself to learn new things about cardmaking and papercrafting. This is the first card I attempted in the Twist-and-Pop style.

I’m happy to say that I’m branching out and learning new things about crafting all the time.

When I wanted to make a “wow” birthday card for a woman who has always been quite special to me, I decided to give this style a go, as something different. It’s called a Twist and Pop card (though I believe it has other names as well). This had been one of those kinds of cards that I viewed with some trepidation, thinking it looked impossibly hard to manage. I mean, the thing folds in on itself and somehow still fits in a normal envelope. 🤔🤷‍♀️

I confess that I had it easy this time, because in my May 2018 Papercraft Inspirations UK subscription magazine (a gift from my mom), there were two prescored and precut card bases and middle parts along with these flower cards and directions on where and how to put them all together.

I was glad there were two also, because I glued the wrong thing to the wrong side at first. 🤦‍♀️ So now that will be my template when I go to cut another card base and middle to use up the second (different) set of flower pieces they included.

by connie troyer constantlycreating.me

I inked around all of my flower cards with Sweet Pea quick-drying chalk ink from Ingvild Bolme and also used it atop a white “Happy Birthday” die-cut from one of my crafty peeps. The best part for me was adding Clear Wink of Stella to all the flowers so they would sparkle (which never picks up in photos very well).

img_9373
This is how it folds up on the inside of the card, where it sort of twists around and pops out when you open the card fully.

img_9371

And as usual, I forgot to take photos of my card before signing it.

untitled design

Anyway, my recipient seemed delighted, so I achieved my goal. (I’m sort of just happy it got to her on time, as I struggle with that.) And now I have little fear about making another Twist-and-Pop card! I actually made this card back in April and have done a few others in this style as well. I’m going to be blogging about one of them—a special 20th anniversary card—so stay tuned. 🙂