Monday, May 15, 2023

Double Pop Up Sympathy Card

A friend of mine recently lost a beloved uncle, and I wanted to make a special sympathy card for her. I recently purchased Hero Art's Magnolia stamp set, and I combined it with Hero Art's Prayers stamp and cut set, a CTMH "with heartfelt sympathy" stamp, and SU! Butterfly Brilliance dies to create this card. 

The idea for this card design comes from a video tutorial and FB post by Di's Den for Stamping and Crafting. If you'd like the measurements for the card, please view the video I'm linking here: #174 (23) Double Pop Up Card - YouTube. Thanks, Di! This is a really special card design. I chose a lovely floral design paper with silver accents and then used silver embossing powder to emboss the magnolia stamp on the inside of the card. I colored the stamped image with Ohuhu Honolulu markers and used foam tape to adhere it to the inside of the card on top of 2 die cuts I created using SU!'s Share a Milkshake bundle and purple card stock. 

The butterly on the outside of the card was die cut once in silver card stock, while the ones on the inside of the card were each die cut twice so that I could layer them using two colors for each butterfly. The butterfly on the outside was adhered with Art Glitter glue, and I added some pearls to the body for a little embellishment. The butterflies on the inside of the card were adhered with foam tape. 

For the back of the card, I did a layer of silver card stock with purple accents and then stamped John 11:25 onto white card stock and embossed it with a floral 3D embossing folder. I adhered the layers to the back of the card and then added a silver butterfly die cut and a smaller blue jeweled butterfly. John 11:25 is typically an Easter verse that reminds us that everyone who believes in Jesus will live even though they die, and that's such a comfort when we grieve our Christian friends and family members who have gone to be with the Lord in heaven. 

I followed Di's instructions for the sizing of all the layers and for how to create the pop ups. 

Here's a look at the front:

The inside of the card:

A closer look at the magolia flower and smaller butterfly die cuts:

View of the inside from the top:

Side view:

Side view when closed:

A look at the dimension on the die cut with the foam behind it:

View of the back:

Close up of the verse and the elements from the 3D embossing folder:

Challenges I'm entering:

Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero: May 2023 Challenge | Hero Arts: Dance of the Flowers (ends 6/4/23) I used the Hero Arts Magnolia and Prayers sets

Stamping Sensations: ATG with option to add stenciling (2/3; ends at the end of the month)

Butterfly Challenge ( The elements I used are pale pink and pistachio colors as well as pearls (plus butterflies of course!) (1/3; ends 5/28/23) Top Pick 5/31/23

We Love to Create mixed media Challenge Blog...sponsored by Polkadoodles ( ATG mixed media or creative (unlimited entries; ends at the end of the month)

We Love Stamping: ATG with option "In the Garden" (2/3; ends at the end of the month)

A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: ATG (unlimited entries; ends at the end of the month)

Beautiful Blossoms Challenge:      (1/6; ends at June 14)

Classic Design Challenge Blog: ATG (unlimited entries; ends at the end of the month)

The Diva's that cut ....paper! ( Tic Tac Toe (I have the bottom row: bling-pearls on the butterfly on the outside of the card, butterflies, and pattern paper) (3/4; ends at the end of the month) Chosen as a Die Cut Divas Favorite 6/3/23

Incy Wincy Designs Challenge -1st to the 25th every month: Fun folds and/or summer fun (4/5; ends at the end of the month)

Let's Craft and Create ( ATG (2/3; ends at the end of the month)

Scribble Challenge ( ATG (4/5; ends at the end of the month)

Allsorts challenge blog: Embellish it (1/3; ends 5/18/23)

 613 Avenue Create ( ATG with optional twist "Say it with flowers" (2/3; ends at the end of the month)

Creative Creases Challenge Archives - Secrets to Stamping ( ATG with a fun fold (unlimited entries; ends 5/25/23)

Creative Fingers Challenge Blog: ATG (2/3; ends 5/18/23)

The Paper Shelter: Add texture (I embossed the magnolia flower with silver embossing powder and used a 3D embossing folder for the sentiment panel on the back of the card) (1/2; ends 5/17/23)

The Paper Funday Challenges: ATG with option to emboss it (I embossed my magnolia flower stamp and used a 3D embossing folder for the sentiment panel on the back of the card) (1/6; ends at the end of the month)

Word Art Wednesday: ATG (1/5 for the week; 1/10 for the challenge; ends 5/24/23)

Candy Colored Clouds and a New Color Challenge — Come Play Along! – MFT Stamps: Green, purple, blue, and pink color challenge (ends 5/24/23)

Triple B ( ATG with birds, blooms, and/or butterflies (1/3; ends at the end of the month)

Can You Handle The Pressure? ( ATG with an embossing folder and the optional theme of florals (1/3; ends 5/24/23)

A Place To Start ( ATG (unlimited entries; ends at the end of the month) Top Pick May 15-21


  1. So sweet!!! thank you for participating with us in the Rabisco Challenge

  2. A beautiful floral card for you friend, many thanks for sharing at Stamping Sensations and We Love Stamping challenges.

    B x

  3. An exquisite card Carrie - love the dimension and the die cuts, and you stamping and embossing is also a joy to behold. Thank you for sharing this with us at We Love Stamping this month, and following the theme
    Maxine WLS DT

  4. A gorgeous card Carrie, love all the diecuts and colours. Thank you for joining our challenge at
    Let's Craft and Create this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT

  5. Beautiful and comforting card for your Friend. The fold is unique and lovely. Thanks for playing along and supporting the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge.
    Donna xx
    Beautiful Blossoms Challenge
    Paper Funday Challenge
    Inspiration Station Challenge

  6. WOW what an amazing project from start to finish! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Can You Handle the Pressure challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Can You Handle the Pressure

    PS ... thanks for also sharing this beauty with us over on our Triple B challenge ... good luck!

  7. Gorgeous card, I love the dimension and the texture that has. The colour combo is awesome. Thanks for joining us at A Place To Start. Hugs, María.

  8. Such a beautiful sympathy card-very elegant. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas.

  9. Stunning card design . I love the butterflies and the flowers as well as the choice of colours. Thank you for sharing and Thanks for joining the challenge at Digi Choosday ! Happy Crafting! Mel x

  10. A beautiful card for your friend. I love the fold. Thank you for joining in the Allsorts Challenge this week. Good luck!
    Liz xx

  11. Gorgeous card, Carrie! I love the double easel style but don't think I've made one in quite a while - so thanks for reminding me! Your details are always OTT perfect. Thank you for playing with Creative Creases Challenge, and I hope you can join us again soon.
    Debbie, DT
    Secrets To Stamping

    1. Debbie, thanks again for the Butterfly Brilliance bundle! I'm loving it!

  12. Great Design thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Shelter
    Julie DT

  13. Beautiful sympathy card and P.papers,love the fold and die-cut butterflies.Thank you for joining us at Stamping Sensations
    Carol DT x

  14. Carrie, this is magnificent. I have never seen nor done a fun fold like this. Thanks for the link. So glad you entered it in the Creative Creases Challenge.
    Karen, DT

  15. WOW, I've never seen this style of card. Gorgeous. So glad you joined Die Cut Divas this May for our Tic Tac Toe game.

  16. That is such a fun pop up! Thanks for joining us at A Place to Start.

    Sara Lihz

  17. Brilliant card. Not seen this shape before so thanks for linking the tutorial for it which i have just watched. Thankyou for coming and playing in the butterfly garden with me. Hugs Mrs A.

    1. Thanks so much! And I'm so glad you found a new card design to try!

  18. Carrie, such a beautiful spring card. I love the colors and all of the photos to show us how to create it. Thank you for joining us for Creative Creases Challenge #57. See you for Challenge #58.

    1. Rae, thanks so much for all your encouragement!

  19. A lovely floral card, such a great design.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations. Avril x

  20. Wow!! Stunning!

  21. Fabulous! Thanks for joining the Stay Crafty Challenge!

  22. Wow, this is 150% stunning! Thanks for linking this up at Beautiful Blossoms Challenge! xoxo, Aimeslee