AliExpress Haul and Pop Up Card

I wanted to share another AliExpress haul with you as well a card I’ve gotten from a friend.  I bought some cat stamps that were maybe $2.51 (at least that is what they sell for now.)  Check the listing toward the bottom of the page and you’ll find the cat and five choices of stamp sets.
https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?ltype=wholesale&d=y&origin=y&isViewCP=y&catId=0&initiative_id=SB_20170531055607&SearchText=cartoon+cat+stamp+scrapbook&blanktest=0&tc=af
I couldn’t find the floral stamp with the birds again, but did find the rose set   The link to the rose set is:  https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?ltype=wholesale&d=y&origin=y&isViewCP=y&catId=0&initiative_id=SB_20170531055912&SearchText=roses+stamp+scrapbook&blanktest=0&tc=af
I wanted to use one of the AliExpress stamps so you can see how well they stamp.  The house stamp was $2.33 and here’s the link to it.
https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?ltype=wholesale&d=y&origin=y&isViewCP=y&catId=0&initiative_id=SB_20170531060132&SearchText=houses+stamp+scrapbook&blanktest=0&tc=af
The houses stamp did stamp really well and I was happy with it.
I also used a set of paper by Prima called Paintables and the pad I used was Salvage District and I think I bought it at Michaels (but I’ve had it for a while so I might be making that up, sorry.)  I’d check online and see if you can find it there if you can’t find it at Michaels.

I started with two pieces of paper, one green 4 x 6″ and score on the 6″ side at 1/2″ and 1″ and 5″ and 5 1/2″.  You’ll score the printable paper 4 x 6″ at 1/2″ and 1″ and 5″ and 5 1/2″.    I used the Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors and used green #54.  I’m sorry if I mispronounced this again.    I colored the printable paper from Prima and made sure the colors weren’t really bold by adding a lot of water to them.   I made clouds with a white colored Prismacolor pencil and white gel pen and used the gel pen to make the windows of the houses look like windows.
I colored the houses with Touch 5 markers and the numbers are listed on the screen.  I had a set of stamps from Paper Smooches called Promenade that had a bunch of accessories for in front of the houses.  I also put some of the accessories on a scrap of the printable cardstock, colored them with Stampin’ Up water based markers, then cut them out.  I also used Wink of Stella where I wanted the bike to be glittery.
I used Stampin’ Up square dies and used the #6 die to cut the center out of the printable paper.  The center is the scrap I used for all of the accessories I cut out and added to my card front.
Take the back green paper and fold the scores closest to the center of the paper up, then the scores closest to the outside of the paper, fold down.  On the front paper which is the printable, you’ll take the inside score and fold it down and the further scores from the center, fold up.  Put tear tape only on the outside 1/2″ scores to the edges.  Don’t put any tape past the first 1/2″ score on either side.
I had to cut the background piece down to fit inside my box,  The height is 3 3/4″ high and the width is around the same width.  I put tear tape on the back of it to attach it to the card.
I used sentiments from High Five and Tag Talk from Stampin’ Up.  (both retired but available on ebay)..
I show you how to make an envelope.  Take a ruler and measure your card from corner to corner on a diagonal and add one inch to your measurement.  My card was 7″ on the diagonal and I added one inch and then cut paper at 8″ square to make the envelope.  Then you will center your card on the paper and fold the sides of the envelope over the card and I round the corners on the top and bottom of my card.   Once you’ve folded in your sides, you’ll have a small notch on the sides you’ll want to cut out.  Use tear tape or a good tape adhesive to glue in your sides making sure you don’t get any tape inside where your card would stick to it.
I really hope you like this card and I apologize for the length of the video.

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