Pop it Ups Wednesday With Caz – Pocket Surprise!

September 2, 2015

Hello it’s Caz here and I am back with another Pop it Ups Wednesday post.  It was a “flying by the seat of my pants” card as I had lost my list of dates and only today (Monday) realised my post was Wednesday!  ekkk.  After 4 days of being out of my shed I was well and truly ready for some crafting and lucky for me my Crafty Mojo played along with me and I designed a fun card for a boy.

As Mum to two boys I have had no surprises when I reach in their pockets, believe me I have found it all!  Mostly it is sweet wrappers, screwed up tissue paper (ewww) or some “treasure” they found whilst outside.  For this card I used the Barn as the starter for my pocket and I had some denim sheets that would work perfectly.

Here is the front of my card

front of card


And here is the inside of the card

inside of card


I admit never finding a frog in a pocket!  But I have found ants and various creepy crawlies in jars 🙂

Here are some steps as I talk you through what I did.

  1. Cut the BARN from the denim paper and then some white cardstock.  Stick cardstock to the denim paper to make it a bit stiffer.
  2. Use a white pen to draw faux stitches around the pocket.
  3. Take a folded card and stick two pieces of 5 1/2″ denim squares on the inside of the card.
  4. Line up the central “Nubs” of the LOTS OF POPS die to the centre of the card and cut. Since I am cutting through a piece of card and the denim paper I ran the die back and forward to make sure it cut.                     Alignment
  5. Cut a HOPPY THE FROG from green cardstock and from black cardstock and cut and assemble as shown.  You will need to cut a slit in the neck part as shown.                           Hoppys Head
  6. Using Hoppy’s legs that have been trimmed, stick to the pocket as photograph shows. Add his head as shown too.  Cut eyes from white cardstock and stick in.                                                       Placement on pocket
  7. Taking a piece of 6″ x 6″ patterned paper I have used the AGATHA EDGES to give myself a decorative trim for the top and bottom of the card and whilst doing that I got left with an interesting shape that I used on the front of the card.                                                          Agatha Edges
  8. Assembly the inside by sticking the pocket on the raised platform.  I have also added a few more items regularly found in boys pockets.  Sweet wrappers, string  and a coin.
  9. Lastly for the inside I punched some stars and added those on 3d foam.
  10. For the front I added another folded card to cover the parts that had been cut out by the LOTS OF POPS die.  I used another piece of 5 1/2″ square denim paper and used the left overs of the red patterned paper (As above)
  11. Cut HAPPY BIRTHDAY wording onto red card, cut oval of white paper and add dots with black pen.
  12. Add 3 punched stars to finish.

List of materials used :

Karen Burniston Hoppy The frog die

Karen Burniston Happy Birthday Pop it Up Die

Karen Burniston Agatha Edges Die

Karen Burniston Barn Pop Stand Die

Karen Burniston Lots of Pops Die

Other materials used : Patterned paper, star punch, holographic card, Denim Paper, Craft Knife, Black pen, glue.

I was really pleased how this card turned out.  As I said before, plenty of inspiration as the kids never empty their pockets!  Come to think of it I have washed my husbands wallet a fair few times too 🙂

I would love to hear what you thought and what is the weirdest thing you have found in one of your kids pockets?

Thanks for reading

Caz x

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  • Reply dyeandpigment55 September 5, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    Love this card. Thanks

  • Reply scramblinrosie September 3, 2015 at 3:16 am

    Oddest thing I found in my son’s pocket was a lug nut!
    I asked him where he had found it and he said, “By the car”
    I ran out and sure enough the right front tire was missing a lug nut.
    My son could not have unscrewed that ting so to this day I have no idea how that things could have fallen off just as I pulled into home.

  • Reply Raquel September 2, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Love the Barn as a pocket & having Hoppy coming out makes it much more fun!

  • Reply S@ndy September 2, 2015 at 9:57 am

    So clever of you to use the barn upside down. This card is so much fun – TFS.

  • Reply Marlene L September 2, 2015 at 7:16 am

    Wonderful card. Frog in a pocket………..priceless.

  • Reply Diane Cook September 2, 2015 at 5:29 am

    Sometimes we do our most creative work under pressure . . . this is great. Love it

  • Reply Frances Byrne September 2, 2015 at 2:31 am

    Such a fun pop up card Caz. I am sure I have washed some weird things over the years.

  • Reply CM Taylor September 2, 2015 at 12:57 am

    Very cool!

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