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Interactive Pop Up card Instructions

Pop Up card Cornfield
As a card making blogger I regularly visit Feline Playful and during the October Celebrations I won the Guest DT post at For Fun Challenges.As Guest DT I had to make a card using a food item,Decorated paper and Brad/ button/eyelet.I was provided with a cute scarecrow Digital stamp from Clear Dollar Stamps who is sponsoring the challenge.
 Interactive Card
I dont usually have the patience to work with digital stamps as I am not a "coloring" crafter and I have used digital stamps only once before[ that was part of a  DT project for digital delights] .
I was fascinated by the scarecrow digital stamp and decided to make a scenic cornfield pop up card with an additional interactive element.
I stuck  butterflies to thick transparent sheets and attached them to my card using pink brads
Interactive Card
The butterflies add a fun interactive element by swinging across the scenic cornfield.
Interactive Card
For the food requisite of my card I added a corn 3 D decoupage sticker .
3 D Decoupage
The lovely pink 3 D decoupage orchid is a gift from blogger pal Angelin who sent it to me all the way from the UK.
3 D Decoupage
I kept the front of the pop up card simple using just the patterned paper-- which is actually an 18th Century English floral pattern paper I bought in a local sale!
Paper Tole
Here is the closeup of the lovely 3 D decoupage scroll [again a gift from blogger pal Angelin] on the front of the card. I love 3 D decoupage images but it is so difficult to photograph their beauty!
Paper Tole
Instructions for the Scenic Interactive pop up card
I have not taken step by step tutorial style photos as I think not many crafters will be crazy enough to want to make this!!Just giving broad instructions to pique your interest.This card was inspired by a pop up card in the book "Mechanical cards" though I didnt use the templates there[ I have an aversion to tracing!!]

Base Card
The base of the card is an A4 card stock folded in half.
The scenic pop up element 
The scenic pop up element needs to just fit into your folded base card-- Mine is 7 inches long and I trimmed the width to be less than my base card.
Choose sturdy card stock as it should be able to hold the weight of all your pop up elements.
I used a scoring tool [scorpal ] for the first time and I have become a big fan-- making this pop up card was ever so easier with it!!
I scored  parts A and A 3/4 inch wide [this would be the height of the stage] and the tab on the right side at 1/2 inch width.Cut off the excess card at the 7 inch mark
Interactive Pop up card Instructions
Design your pop ups
Decide on what scenic elements you want to pop up in your scene and decide on where you want them to pop up .Place them at different levels for the scenic effect and ensure that parts dont pop out when you close your card.
Create small "stands" for your pop ups as shown.The double arrow marked on your "stand" is same as width A of your scenic pop up.And the little folded part of each small stand are tabs you will glue down to your base card[my tabs are 1/2 inch long]
Make slits on your scenic pop up element by laying down the "stands" and marking the position. Cut slits 2mm wide so as to allow easy movement of your pop ups.
I printed the scarecrow digital stamp twice and used the corn plants as additional elements in the pop up scene
Interactive card Tutorial
Thread your pop ups through the slits and make sure they move easily. Make your slits wider if the movement is not smooth.
Stick the left hand scored part of the scenic pop up element on the base card first as shown.Apply glue on all tabs and fold over your card
Interactive Pop up card Instructions
I must admit getting all the tabs to stick right is tricky!! 
I added another pop up element above on the right for one of my corn plants!
Interactive Pop up card Instructions
Here is how the pop up card looks before I stuck all the images and embellishments to it.
Interactive Pop up card Instructions
The pumpkin is hand drawn to match the pumpkin in the scarecrow digital image .
Added some punchcraft flowers I made onto the base of the pop up card
Pop Up card Cornfield

When my hubby saw me making this he told me " you should sell this" and
I retorted " but you told me to enjoy card making and not sell " and guess what he told me " you didnt make good cards before ,only so so cards that is why I said dont sell"!!!
Men!!! What to say?!!
Do leave me your thoughts on this card.
Edited: This card came Top 3 at StampacularSunday
If you enjoy making pop up cards here is a whole bunch of pop up card tutorials
Here is a compilation of other types of card making tutorials

111 comments:

  1. Wow! I have never tried pop-up cards! I guess, you inspire me to do so Sonia :) Wonderful card! And so apt for giving to a 5 yr old :)

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  2. Love the lovely elements of the card...Great tutorial which makes everyone to give a shot....

    So lovely conversation between U...

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  3. Thank You Pritesh yes children can have fun with this card. You should try pop up cards its amazing to see people's reactions when they open it!

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  4. Hello Doctor.. This is beautiful and soooooooooooooo cute.. Thanks for the tutorial..

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  5. One thing that I found lately.......YOUR CARDS ARE AMAZING !!! YOU ARE A POP-UP QUEEN !!!! thanks for the instructions too....=)

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  6. Dear Sonia i am really amazed .card is soooo gorgeous .you have used lovely colors .i had that 3D scroll in my stash for ages ,to be honest i didnt know where to use it .you are the queen of pop up cards .
    keep crafting and smiling .hugs to your little angel pirasha .
    the card is Fantabulous .

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  7. I love this pop-up card of yours.I have never tried pop up card...but after seeing yours feel like making one for my daughter´s birthday.AAAnd yes!! Men (i mean Husbands) are always like this.Me too have the same story.when i show my cards to my hubby..he gives half second look to it. :( and says....hmmmm nice.

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  8. Wow, this is a huge effort. I love how your cards are so unique.
    Trish Munro

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  9. This is totally awesome. Your coloring is wonderful too. Be very careful, coloring is addictive! Hugs, Linda

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  10. I never tried a pop up card. Yours look stunning!!!
    Congratulations :)
    I´ll check this blog
    hugs from Brazil

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  11. Hello, Its interesting! I must try any pop-up card any day by using your directions :)

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  12. wow, I must say u r just too good at these pop-up cards! this one is just amazing any child(n ofcourse adult) would love it!
    Thanks for the tut....

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  13. Thank You Archana. Robert Sabuda's site is the best site to go to if you want to try making pop ups for the first time-- he has templates and awesome instructions. Here is the link:http://robertsabuda.com/popmake/index.asp

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  14. Wow Sonia u weaved a cute theme around a digi !! very interesting ....

    Thanks for visiting my blog and for leaving your valuable feedback

    -Swathi
    Swathicrafts.blogspot.com

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  15. очень красиво!хороший МК!

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  16. your pop up card is so lovely i love the images you have used,and you have colored it so well....congrats on your win at the feline and more recently at WEE Memories saw your name in the top hoola la las:)

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  17. As I said before AMAZING. So glad you won and get to play with us for a month.

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  18. Another winner from you... love these soft colours that you are using these days. Nothing like soft hues. And every detail is gorgeous and look at the patience you have.

    xxx Monica

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  19. you what I love about you? The way you teach the making of each project! Thats what makes your blog so unique!! Lovely card!!!!

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  20. Wonderful detailed pop up card. Your coliring on the scarecrow is great. My coloring is not so good. Have to practice more. Not tried making one before. Have gotten back into maiking easel style cards but have been spending more of my time making recipe layouts for a recipe book as a Christmas present for my daughter.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  21. I loved the beautiful elements that u have added to the card....So cute...

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  22. Wow, this is really impressive Sonia! I've never tried a pop up yet, but you make it look easy with this great tutorial! and thanks for including Robert's link!
    hugs & blessings!

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  23. very well planned n a nice card doc !!

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  24. B'ful pop up card!!! So many things to look for in just one card... thanks for the tutorial too!

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  25. Doc...where do I start?!?! You are just amazing! :) And so is your work!

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  26. Thank You so much friends
    Anita-- I think something always looks better if you know how it is made that is why whenever I can I try to photograph the steps.
    Monica- I dont enjoy coloring as it does require a lot of patience-- I was almost tempted to turn over the digi to my daughter!!
    Melissa Thank You for encouraging my coloring skills--I would have avoided it if I had another option!!

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  27. Sonia
    Breathtakingly beautiful. So much work but well worth it in the end, isn't it? Your hubby is right to say you should sell this one. You do gorgeous work and I love your tutorials. You are a great teacher.
    Hugs
    Myrna

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  28. Thank You Myrna-- My Hubby is just pulling my leg!!
    Shobana Thank You so much dear-- what a flattering comment!!

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  29. oh wow i love this little pop up scene .. fabulous
    Lisa x

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  30. the card is awsome, love all the little details, you really put alot of work into it,again its awsome !!!
    Paula

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  31. Your talents never cease to amaze me Dr! This is outstanding. It's wonderful.

    And husbands....what do we do.....haha...

    Be Blessed, Beckie

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  32. This is so beautiful! I love all your work. Im so glad your our guest designer!!! I feel honored.

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  33. Dr. Sonia,

    I absolutely love your pop-up cards. Thank you for the tutorial too. I think I may be crazy enough to try one. Wonderful inspiring work!

    Thank you too for all your lovely comments on my blog.

    NancyD

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  34. What a fun fun idea- thanks for the visual tutorial too- love your cute scene- selling your items may take all of the fun out of making them.....IMHO.....!

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  35. Thank You Paula-- Yes I did put a bit of work into it as it was a DT project and I couldnt disappoint!
    Beckie about hubbies-- I couldnt agree more- what do we do with them and what do we do without them!!
    Helen the honor is mine!
    Nancy your cards are out of the world!
    Shelly yes I agree with you for me even the thought of selling will remove the fun from it!

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  36. Gorgeous, thanks for sharing the tutorial.

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  37. I just adore coming over to see you and your amazing creations they always make me look two or three time, zoom in and smile from ear to ear and this is one of those times (hope your imagining that)
    Hugs Kate xx

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  38. Wow! Amazing as always :) I really love the idea of the swinging butterfly. What fun that is!

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  39. Great card, Sonia! I have one made up for a guest spot I'm doing on Sunday, so be sure to stop by! You are amazing!!!

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  40. so beautiful card, love the desing what a great job!
    thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
    hugs
    céline dt member

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  41. LOL at your husband, I can't believe it!!! But then I can believe it because like you said... MEN! It is very cool, you always have so many hidden details in your cards!

    -rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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  42. Thanks for the tutorial. I will have to try this. Speedy the Cats Friends say WOW!!

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  43. What a great card!!! LOTS to it!!!! Great job!!!!I'll enjoy looking at your DT cards!

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  44. What a great pop up card. I love how you used pink in your color choice with the fall theme. Great job.
    http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com/

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  45. Lovely card and thanks for joining Crafty Catz this week

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  46. I totally love your little scene, Sonia! Gorgeous fresh and fun!!

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  47. So many details and dimensions to this card. It was fun to see all the little images popping up all over this fun card. Thanks for sharing your creativity at the Stampular Sunday Challenge this week, Elizabeth (DT)

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  48. fabulous card, thanks for joining us at CRAFTY CATZ, x carol

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  49. For sure, you could sell this card. What a masterpiece. I got a laugh out of your conversation with hubby.

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  50. another gorgeous card. thanks for sharing the tutorial

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  51. Just fabulous Sonia! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

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  52. Awesome card!! Great tutorial too!

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  53. Sonia, this is just fabulous!! So many great details, I love them all!!

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  54. A fabulously thorough tutorial as always. What a cute idea to use clear plastic and brads that allow your bird and butterfly to have movement. Love that scene you created in the corn field. I think I saw it in person today as I was travelling through the Hudson Valley in NY. What a fun, well thought out, and (whew) complicated scene! Worth the effort as you end result is so much fun!

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  55. Thank You so much friends for putting a smile on my face-- It is so much fun to log in and read all the sweet and fun comments first thing in the morning-- gears me up to face the day!!

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  56. Super design! Very cute!
    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  57. love your pop-up cards. Thank you for the tutorial too..you have used lovely colors...

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  58. I must atleast make one small pop up card after seeing yours. Thanks for the steps Doctor!

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  59. Oh wow! How spectacular is this! I love the layers and attention to detail! :)

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  60. what a great card and a great tutorial, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday, hugs, martina

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  61. WOW! What a project! Outstanding pop-up card! Love all the details and the cute scarecrow image! Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs! :)
    {hugs}
    Regan

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  62. Again...great card!!! Thanks for sharing at Speedy the Cat's Challenge!

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  63. wow Sonia !! another hit by u . Its just fabulous .

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  64. Wow gorgeous creation. Love the elements too.

    Sudha
    sudha-kalra.blogspot.com
    http://sudha-kalra.blogspot.com/p/shop.html

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  65. stunner again..! congratulation for ur hard work and dedication for art works Sonia....!!

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  66. forgot to say, thank you so much for joining us at Stampin with the Dragon
    Hugs Kate xx

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  67. OMGosh this is one awesome creation, I just love colour theme, fabulous image and just perfectly coloured, its just perfect for our challenge this week,

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Use a Digi Challenge I hope you can join us again next week


    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

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  68. Hi Dr. Sonia, OMG!! love this project and WOW WOW!! love the spoon recycle project it's fantastic and beautiful!! You are always so amazing with you projects and creative! TFS your talent:) Thank you for visiting
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  69. Wow, what a lovely creation♥. Thanks for sharing:)

    Hugs, Marita

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  70. Hi Dr Sonia, sorry I have not had the time to visit in a while and see your amazing creations. This one is no exception. Terrific scene and textures, so glad you joined us at Cardmadfairy Digi Days.

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  71. Amazing pop up card and tutorial! Lots of great details and well worth all the effort you put into it. So glad you joined us for the Food Challenge going on at Stamping with the Dragon this week.

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  72. Oh my! This is wonderful and a great tutorial too.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    x

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  73. Fabulous pop up card, Thanks for joining in with us at Stampin with the Dragon.
    Kevin xx

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  74. Cute project! So many sweet details!

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  75. Sell,Sell, Sell. You would be crazy not to. This is utterly fab. Hugs Mrs A.

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  76. அழகோ அழகு

    தமிழ்த்தோட்டம்
    www.tamilthottam.in

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  77. Great project and tutorial. I have been wondering how to do this. Thanks for sharing :)

    Jani
    papercompulsions.blogspot.com

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  78. This is beautiful.and you are an extremely hardworking person.The instructions itself are pretty overwhelming.hats off to your patience

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  79. Luvly card.....wonderful tutorial...
    thanq for sharing..

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  80. Thank You so much dear friends! It is always so wonderful to read encouraging words

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  81. while i make simple cards using my scor pal.. u come up with a stunner... this is absolutely brilliant....Great work doc.. looking forward to more stunners from you...!!

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  82. How fun is this. Love the pop up elements, so clever. Thanks for joining us at SSD this week.

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  83. What a fabulous card, Sonia!!! Very fun and yet lovely too.

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  84. Wow! This is soooooooooooooooo pretty! So much little gorgeous detail. Beautiful, just beautiful!

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  85. Wow what a big and great work!!! It is very nice to see this. Thanks for joining us at stamptacular sunday and I wish you luck on the challenge. Hope we see you soon again at stamptacular.

    Hugs,
    Heleen

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  86. Beautiful card dear..as a child I was always fascinated by pop up cards..will surely make one from your lovely tutorials

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  87. wow! sonia, mind blowing work. Your choice of colours are always good. The 3D effect has come out very well. :-)

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  88. Beautiful Stage card, what a lot of detail and work you put in. Thanks for playing in Speedy's Challenge.

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  89. Wow, this is so gorgeous, Sonia!! I absolutely love it!! And as usual, your instructions are detailed and easy to follow!! You are simply amazing!! :D

    Lisa
    indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  90. Cheers Sonia~
    It is always a delight to pop in and see you! Your pop up card is amazing. I am still laughing at your hubby's comment....too funny. Boys will be boys, even after they have grown into men...LOL! Congrats on your win over at Create Me Pink and thank you so much for your dear sweet words!
    Hugz to my Blend!!!
    xoxoxoxoxo
    :O)
    Jessica

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  91. This one really makes me happy!! Green is my favorite color and I just love all your detail.
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  92. Wow Sonia very cheerful and well designed i love it.x

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  93. wow this is so creative...will soon try this out..very preety...

    greeting khusboo,
    http://wwwpile-of-craft-khusboo.blogspot.com/

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  94. Congrats on being the featured blogger over at MIM. I also saw this one entered into MIM this week so popped over to say how much I like it,
    Sandy

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  95. Hi Dr Sonia. Congratulations on being the featured Blog this week. Another stunning card and tutorial.. Saw this on MIM..Loz

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  96. Hi, thanks for the tutorial. It's very usefull for m. And your card is so great. I like it :D

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  97. Fabulous, fun,and sweet, card Sonia. Great tutorial always appreciate them.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

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  98. Wowza! This is amazing!!!! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! Remember to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw it on MIM. The more comments left, the greater your chance of winning this week's fabulous prize!! Good luck!
    Rene :D

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  99. what a beautiful corn field, love your scare crow, adorable, saw this on MIM and popped by for a closer peek :)

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  100. Wow, what an amazing card! Just spotted it over at MIM and had to have a closer look. So much work and so much detail, love it!
    Helen x

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  101. pretty dear sooo much pretty

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  102. Amazing card! A lot of work... thanks for tutorial

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  103. Wow, that is amazing. Saw your project on Make it Monday and had to come over and take a closer look.
    TFS
    Paul
    Crafty Blogocks
    DT Member for Catch The Bug

    P.S. Visit my blog to see some candy – I have some Digital Scrapbooking softwear up for grabs, all you have to do is comment on my post.

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  104. Hi Doctor:) Congrats for winning at MIM:)

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  105. What a fun, festive card! I just love it. Thanks so much for the instructions!!!

    Laurie

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  106. Woweee, it takes a bit of finger strength to scroll past over 100 comments. :D
    This is fabulous Sonia!!! Oh to spend the day in your brain...what fun that would be. LOL
    You've created another truly wonderful interactive project and it truly shines. Not to mention your ever fantastic tutorials as well.
    Wonderfully done, yet again.
    Thank you so much for linking up with us at Make It Monday!
    Hugs,
    Lisa xx
    P.S. Your paper star, which I didn't get to comment on yet, is STELLAR!! Unbelievable how long I could look at that.

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  107. Hi hun
    wow that looks amazing thanks so much for joining us in our texture challenge at cardmadfairy's digi days your card is fab, good luck with the draw,
    hugs sandra DT
    My blog

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  108. Oh my goodness! This is so beautiful! And thank you for the fabulous tutorial! It's been a pleasure popping by your blog! I popped over from Make It Monday!

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  109. thanks a lot for this tutorial !!! it's very helpful indeed!!!

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