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Crafting a Stunning Fall Pop-Up Panel Card with Waffle Flower

Hey there, fellow card makers! It's that magical time of the year again when the leaves turn golden, and everything feels cozier. If you're like me, you're itching to create some cards that capture the essence of fall. Well, you're in for a treat! Today, we're diving into an exciting crafting adventure featuring Waffle Flower's Pop-up Fall Leaves Panel Die, Fall Leaves Background Stencil, and the Give Thanks Print Die.

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Materials You'll Need

Before we jump into the crafting fun, let's make sure you've got everything you need. Here's your shopping list:

  • Pop-up Fall Leaves Panel Die

  • Fall Leaves Background Stencil

  • Give Thanks Print Die

  • Distress Inks (in Fall colors)

  • Cardstock in fall colors

  • Die-cutting machine

  • Blending brushes

  • Adhesive

Fall Pop-Up Panel Card Video Tutorial

In this step-by-step tutorial, I'll walk you through each stage of the creative process, from prepping your materials to adding those finishing touches that'll make your card truly special. We'll be diving into the world of Distress Inks, die-cutting techniques, and stencil magic.

If you have problems watching the video tutorial here on my blog you can always watch it on my YouTube Channel by Clicking Here!


Preparing Your Materials

All right, let's get organized! Lay out all your materials and make sure everything is clean and ready to go. Trim your cardstock to your desired card size – usually, I opt for the standard 5.5" x 4.25". Having your Distress Inks and blending brushes ready to rock is crucial for smooth coloring.


Give Thanks Fall Pop-Up Panel Card by Rick Adkins


Die Cutting the Pop-Up Panel

Now, the fun begins! The Pop-up Fall Leaves Panel Die is a gem, but like all things, it has its quirks. When I first got my hands on it, I'll admit, I had a few 'uh-oh' moments. But, here's the trick – take your time aligning and securing your paper, and use a sturdy die-cutting machine. It'll make your life easier, I promise.


Stenciling the Background

Time to get artsy with the Fall Leaves Background Stencil! This one's a game-changer. With your blending brushes in hand, gently apply your chosen Distress Ink colors through the stencil. The key here is patience – go slow and build up the color gradually. My personal favorite combo is Crackling Campfire and Spiced Marmalade for that warm, autumnal look.


Give Thanks Fall Pop-Up Panel Card by Rick Adkins Front View

Adding Your Pop-Up Panel to the Card

Here's where the magic happens! Carefully attach your pop-up panel to your chosen colored card base. Pay close attention to adhesive placement – you want everything to stay put but you don't want to glue down the parts of the leaves that pop up. If you're feeling fancy, add some gems, sequins, or extra stamped images for that extra 'wow' factor.


Adding the Give Thanks Print Die

The Give Thanks Print Die is all about sending heartfelt messages. Die-cut it from cardstock for the shadow die and some scraps of ether fall themed patterned paper or cardstock for the words. Consider heat embossing the die cut words for a touch of elegance or try different ink colors ink blended on the die cut to match your design. Oh, and don't forget about placement – finding the sweet spot for your sentiment is essential.


Give Thanks Fall Pop-Up Panel Card by Rick Adkins Side View

Personalizing Your Design

Now, let your creativity flow! Don't be afraid to make it your own. Maybe add a tiny squirrel or a cute pumpkin embellishments – it's your masterpiece, after all. Feel free to experiment and make it uniquely yours.


And there you have it, a beautiful Fall Pop-Up Panel Card that's sure to warm hearts. Crafting with these Waffle Flower Crafts goodies has been a real treat for me. It's not just about making a card; it's about the joy of crafting and sharing a piece of your heart with someone you care about.


Give Thanks Fall Pop-Up Panel Card by Rick Adkins Over head view

I hope you had as much fun creating this card as I did sharing it with you. If you have any questions or want to show off your creations, please drop a comment below. Your creativity inspires me every day. Thanks for joining me on this fall crafting journey, and until next time, happy crafting, my friends!


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Materials Used:

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Happy Stampin'

Rick Adkins














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