Cathy's Crafting Journey

Welcome to my blog, where I hope you will be inspired and want to share comments and your inspirations and tips too!! I love to create cards, mini albums, gift bags,tags, and boxes and I hope to take you on the papercrafting Journey with me!! Follow along!!


Saturday, August 18, 2012

How Does Your Garden Grow?? Blog hop


     Hello my crafty friends, today is the How Does Your Garden Grow Blog hop, and there are a real bunch of talented ladies here today, and I am so happy to be among them sharing  today You should have come here from Ericas' blog at , if not you will want to go there to start at the beginning, cause you will not want to miss any of the talent today.

     For my project today,  I decided to make a POP UP card, using a flower that I saw in the Close To My Heart Idea Book, It is very simple and fun.  You basically cut a bunch of hearts, all the same size, score them in half, and then lay them in a circle and glue them down. So I did that and added a pearl to the center.  I used Core'dinations card stock for the base and mat. then I used patteren paper from Bo Bunny Hello Sunshine collection.  Across the bottom, I used a lacey paper strip I got from a good friend, which I ran through my Zyron sticker maker and adhered to the bottom of the card .

                                   I  also used some thin yellow ribbon to dress up the front of the card.

     For the inside, I took another piece of cardstock (this is an A2 size card) and cut it 1/4 of an inch shorter all the way around. Scored it in half, and then made ( 2 ) 1 and 1/4 inch cuts roughly in the center about 1 and 1/2 inches wide, and then  pushed the fold in and cut another small slit on the top cut, approximately 3/4 inches wide. If you can not get a visual, ( I kick myself for not taking picks as I did it, live and learn) there are tutorials on the web for pop up cards.  After the cuts were made, I adhered the green inside card stock to the base.
     Here is a picture of the inside of the card, trying to show the 2 cuts that make the pop up "shelves".   The Inside was decorated with lots of flowers and a watering can, which I got from Cricut's Stretch Your Imagination cartridge.  Below is a side view...

On the inside I also used some paper lace, and more Bo Bunny papers.  I  added rhinestone to the flowers centers .  The inside sentiment is from Stampin up and I stamped it on a white chipboard piece and inked around the edge with yellow and orange ink.   The small flowers are from a punch , not sure the brand. :(
Other supplies used:
Atg gun
zig pen
butterfly gems on front of card
Cricut Expression 2

Oh and what is a hop without a little blog candy???  I will be offering a little something as well as maybe a few other ladies on the hop,  Leave me a comment, be a follower and a way to reach you and that is it.  I will announce the winner next Wednesday:)
Hope you enjoyed todays post, now you are off to..Julie's at

Now here is the line up in case you get lost along the way....Have fun!!

Cathy   you are here
Julie   go here
Erica's project
Scrappin Madge
Blog Candy
                                           Happy hoppin through the gardens!


  1. Love this! It was a SUPRISE to see the inside yay! Great job! It was fun doing this hop with you!
    { love love}

  2. Nice project. Now, to the next blog. (This is so much fun)

  3. Love the pop up!!! Fantastic~
    MCCR DT Sh

  4. I love your card and all the detail added!! I just became a follower.

  5. What a beautiful card! I love the pop-up inside! Thanks for sharing and the instructions so we can scraplift!
    gaudet5 at Rogers dot com

  6. Adorable card, Cathy! Love the suprise inside! Wow!

  7. Love this flower card. Love the folded petals on the front...very neat

  8. Oh Cathy, your card is AMAZING!!! I've never seen the heart technique on the front...I so want to try that! And the inside...OMG! when you open it, the flowers are growning!! How stinkin cute is that?!?!

    I've had so much fun hopping with you!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  9. What a cute pop-up!! I am your newest follower :)

    1 scrappyjenn at

  10. What a cool card! I love how its 3d :) TYFS
    I am your newest follower :)

    aclapper1 at gmail dot com

  11. Cathy your cards are very pretty and very cool 3d great job

  12. Amazing card, i love the 3D flower made from hearts.
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

  13. Soo cute!I saw that flower too and was thinking about trying it out too:)



  14. Love love love this card. I am always looking for a garden cart as I have a lot of gardening friends. Thanks for the hop and I am a long time follower.

  15. I like how you used the hearts on the card! Very lovely!


  16. WOW!!! This is awesome, love the flower, great idea, love th pop out card, Excellent job!!!

  17. I just love this card. It is sooooo cute. Thanks for sharing

  18. Beautiful card, love how you put everything together.

  19. I love all the 3-D effects on your card.

  20. Beautiful card!!! TFS


  21. Very beautiful love your dimensional cards

  22. I love the detail in your work. Great job!

  23. Love your pop up card !! Thanks for the 3D flower ..I'm going to have my daughter make some .

  24. I became a follower on your site and also on your e-mail.

    Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the front of the card, and how you made the flower pop up!!! I am going to try to make one today.

    I also love your card inside! Wow, what a super fun card! I love all of the details you used. It is such a fun card to look at. I am sure the person who receives this card will have ha huge smile on their face.

    Thank you,

  25. I love this card. There are several things I am going to have to try. Carol Kirby

  26. Oh my goodness!! your card is so Sweet!! Love how you did the flower...toatly going to scrap lift this one!! :) TFS!! And I am now one of your newest followers!!
    ilovetonkinese2 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  27. Your card is so cute! I am a follower. You may reach me at Thanks!

  28. I love this Card! I saw that flower as well, it was great to see someone use it! :) TFS

  29. Very cute card! I love the folds and the pop ups inside. TFS AJ-

  30. What a beautiful card!!! Love the pop-up!

  31. I love your pop up card Cathy! I saw that heart flower in the CTMH idea book and want to try it too! Super cute!
    Thanks for the candy chance too!
    MCCR DT sis
    I am a follower! :)

  32. Your card is so pretty! So much work went into it. I love how you did the petals out of hearts. tfs

  33. Cathy, I love that flower and the wonderful additions to the inside of your pop up card. Don't you just love running dainty things through the sticker maker? So much easier than doing it all by hand! Lovely card!
    Jessica S

  34. What a beautiful little card... Love it! :))

  35. okay, I LOVE your projects!!!!!! TFS and great being in the hop with you!!

  36. Love your card! TFS.
    dmcardmaker (at AOL)

  37. That's one cool looking card ... Great job :)

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

  38. Adorable card!New Follower!

  39. Very cute card!!! I'm a follower!!

  40. I just love this card Cathy and yes, I am a follower. TFS, Mary

  41. cute card tfs.

  42. Your adorable card just gave me one of those aha! moments! Now I get how to do a pop up cards! Great job! So cute!!

  43. I still haven't heard from you in regards to the 5 Months till Christmas hop. You were the winner. Send me a quick message.

    Carson's Creations
    coachfans at cox dot net

  44. Love pop-up! Thisis awesome! TFS!

  45. Super cute, fun an and easy to make...lots of detail though... great project to showcase the hop...HUGS...SK :)
    I am a new follower of your blog and added you to my networked blogs list... hoping you visit my blog, follow and network me too.


  46. love the clever way that you made the flower on the front thanks
    upnurse at aol dot com

  47. Adorable card!!

  48. Wow, what a gorgeous card!! I love the flower on front and the pop-up inside!! :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts