POP-UP CARD: A Royal Canadian Mounted Police Hat Card

POP-UP CARD: A Royal Canadian Mounted Police Hat Card
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A few months ago, a friend asked me to make his girlfriend (who’s now his fiancée!!) a birthday card.  She is an honorable Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer and I thought it would be a fun challenge to make her a unique hat shaped card.  My friend told me what he wanted the inside of the card to say, but I had free reign with the rest of the card.  When I ran my idea for a RCMP hat shaped card that had a pop-up feature as the card opened, he was down with that!

Here is the front of the card.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Card

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Card

I drew the hat and cut it out of brown cardstock and then traced it onto white cardstock for the back of the card. This picture shows a little of the back of the card.

My Royal Canadian Mounted Police Hat Card

My Royal Canadian Mounted Police Hat Card

I sketched the strap and buckle and added some gold marker ink to make the gold stand out a little better.

Close up of the buckle

Close up of the buckle

Inside the card is a surprise – a pop-up of hearts, showing LOTS of love! I use different colors of cardstock, Glossy accents, and different shades of glitter glue to make the hearts look different. I used alphabet stamps to stamp the wording on the inside and I left the bottom of the card blank so Chris could write his sentiment.

Surprise! It's a pop-up card!

Surprise! It’s a pop-up card!

I have made several pop-up cards but it always takes a long time to figure out the mechanics of the card. This card took me two hours.

Side view of the pop-up

Side view of the pop-up

This photo shows the back of the card, in case you’d like to see how it was done.

Back of he RCMP pop-up hat card

Back of the RCMP pop-up hat card

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About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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  1. Stephanie, That is really great. You are so talented. so artistic.Yes I do like pop-up-anything. Thanks for sharing

    • Thank you, Sharie! I’m happy you liked the card and I always think of you when I make anything with a pull-out tab, wheel or some pop-up action item. 🙂

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