Monday, August 29, 2022

Psalm 46:1 Reverse Pop-up Card

This week's card for the shuts in I write to each week features an idea I saw on Shurusti Patil's FB page. She called it a reverse pop-up card. It features a mechanism that causes a panel to pop up when the card is open. I've included a video at the bottom of the post so you can see it in motion! I was inspired to use the little chipboard frames you see around the verse on these cards by the Crash Your Stash challenge at the Outlawz this month. 

Psalm 46:1 is such a comforting verse! How often I have turned to the Lord in my times of trouble, sorrow, fatigue, or uncertainty and found Him to be my refuge and strength! When I feel overwhelmed, this verse comes to mind as a comfort and encouragement. I made an extra copy of the card for a friend who shared with me this week that her daughter had a miscarriage recently. The baby would have been my friend's first grandchild, and I cried with her as we mourned the loss of that precious little one. I am asking the Lord to be her refuge and strength in this time of grief. 

The pop-up panel folds down when the card is closed: 

Side view:

Video of the card as it opens: 


Front close up:

Challenges I'm entering:

Crash your Stash challenge ( Chipboard: The frames around the verse are chipboard. Thanks for the inspiration to finally use them in a project! Winner of Alex Syberia Designs gift certificate (10 euros) 9/20/22

Outlawz Challenges: Monthly link for cards entered in this month's challenges Site-wide winner of 2 stamps from Sherry West 9/1/22 Received 9/1/22

Can You Handle The Pressure? ( Anything goes with embossing (Sentiment as a focus is the twist)

Art Impressions Blog: Dynamic Duo Challenge Week 2 ( Use more than one stamp or die set (I used Papertrey Ink's stamps and dies for the verse, Our Daily Bread's stamp for the "Praying for you" sentiment, Papertrey Ink dies for the front of the card --the blue background and yellow decoration on top and bottom--, a Spellbinders die for the inside of the card behind the framed verse, and Just Rite stamps and dies for the peony

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge ( Back to school or ATG (2/2) Top 3 Winner 9/1/22

Double Trouble Paper Crafting ( Something, Anything, Everything (I actually did use a bone folder to score the mechanism for this pop-up insert, and I used a bunch of dies/stamps/chipboard frames from my stash!); I've entered this with Creative Creases, too
Prize Winner 9/5/22 Prize arrived 9/17/22: The Stamps of Life Jingle Bells stamp and die set

Sweet Stampers Challenge: Embossing and/or stencils (I used a floral embossing folder)

2 Sisters on the blog: Text as focus

AUGUST MOOD BOARD CARD CHALLENGE ( Flowers in the mood board inspired my background papers

Scor-pal: More than one score (The mechanism I created for the reverse pop-up has four scores on it)

Happy Little Stampers: Anything Goes with Dies: ATG with dies (my dies were from JustRite, Spellbinders, Gina Marie Designs, and Papertrey Ink)

Creatalicious Challenges: ATG with option of butterflies

Challenge – Dare 2B Artzy Blog: Shaped or Fun Fold Cards

Songs and Rhymes challenge ( The flowers on this card remind me of the line in the poem that reads: Spring comes and brings new life


  1. A fabulous pop-up design to these cards. Thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week.

  2. Lovey card! Thanks so much for entering our Crash your Stash Challenge at The Outlawz Challenges.
    Cara, The Crash your Stash Design Team
    My Creative Chaos {My Personal Blog}

  3. Great design, thanks for joining us at the Crafty friends challenge, x

  4. Beautifully designed! Thank you for sharing with us at Can You Handle the Pressure Challenge.

  5. Beautiful card, thank you for joining the Crash your Stash challenge at the Outlawz

  6. All are beautiful cards! Thank you for joining our challenges ar You Can Handle The Pressure and The Sisterhood!
    Diane CYHTP Co-Owner and TSH DT
    {Nellies Nest}
    {Can You Handle The Pressure}

  7. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pop up cards with us at Let's Craft & Create this month. It's so great to see your work in the gallery. Hope you find inspiration with us again! Cathy LC&C DT

  8. A super design, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  9. This is also so nice.
    Thans for sharing it.
    Nicolette DT 2Sistersontheblog

  10. Wonderful Popup cards, Carrie! I really love the details with the beautiful papers! Thank you for playing at Creative Creases Challenge and hope you can join in again soon.
    Secrets To Stamping

  11. These are so pretty and I love the design. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

  12. So lovely and creative, Carrie. Thank you for joining our Frame It challenge on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog. Good luck with your entry, and hope to see you again. Hugs, Lori - DT

  13. Love your cards! And love the Bible verse you chose! Thanks for playing along with the Not 2 Shabby challenge!

  14. Carrie, I've never seen this wonderful fun fold before. Thanks for sharing the video of what it looks like when opening. Thank you for sharing it at Creative Creases.
    Karen, DT

  15. Beautiful card! :) Thanks a lot for joining us at Creatalicious :)

  16. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing at Let's Craft & Create.
    Janis, Design Team Member

  17. Such pretty cards, Carrie! I love this fun fold design. Thank you for the construction details and thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble #119.

  18. Beautiful cards from a beautiful person! I know that feeling of losing a grandchild to miscarriage also, but now we have our rainbow baby, and she is so precious to me! ANYWAY, thanks for sharing this unique card design with us at Digi Choosday, and good luck! :)
    ~Marie B -DT

  19. Thanks so much for entering our Monday Greeting Challenge at The Outlawz Challenges
    Cara, The Monday Greetings Design Team

  20. Beautiful projects! Thanks for playing in the Crash your Stash challenge at The Outlawz!!

  21. Beautiful card and so colorful inside and out which should help cheer someone up and lovely verse. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble, Creative Creases and Ellibelles

  22. What a wonderful card idea! Thanks for sharing at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday! Christin

  23. Such wonderful cards and loving this card fold, not one I've tried before!
    Thanks so much for sharing at my Crafty Wednesday challenge! Hope you'll stop by again tomorrow when a new linky will be posted!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  24. Fantastic new fold card idea! Love the verse you chose for these lovely cards! Thanks for playing with us at the Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge! Nan, DT