Sending a Smile to a Hunter and Winner on You Tube!

Hello friends! Welcome to the month of September! I cannot believe that Fall is at the door here! The weather has already started to cool us down a bit and Summer is starting to fade as you can see the flowers starting to die off. Now I will look forward to the changing color of leaves which is always amazing.

Today I have a project to share that I’ve made for the Splitcoaststampers Teapot “Make it Pop” challenge. This card is in need of a special SCS friend’s father who is having some difficulties with health and I wanted to help with a smile for him if I could:

“Pop” as he is lovingly called, enjoys the outdoors and hunting which is something that several men in my own life enjoy, so I knew that this would be a direction I was going in with some stamps I have from Newton’s Nook.

For the background, I took a woodgrain embossing folder before fully assembling the card.

Since this is a hunting theme, I thought it would be fun to make a camouflage background and so I’ve used the fabulous tutorial on SCS HERE to create the look.  I also cut off a thin strip towards the bottom to add some interest to the design as well.  Over top of the background, I layered the sentiment from MFT and also cut it out with a banner die.  I used a grassy feilds border die from MFT for the strip at the bottom of the panel and stamped the “Pop…” over it in brown ink.  I stamped and cut out the deer from the Newton’s Nook Serene Silhouettes set with coordinating dies.  I also die cut a few green leaves with an older MFT die for a few accents inside and out.

When you open up the card…


Because of the name “Pop”, the challenge was “Make it Pop”, we needed to show some sort of element like this on our design.  So I found this really fun “Pop-Up Diorama” card tutorial on SCS for my design.

I’ve used an oval die to cut the center of my card and then used a piece of cardstock for the background to attach behind it.  On this panel, I created a scene with blending inks and adding stamped and die cut elements from the Newton’s Nook Whispering Pines stamp set that I’ve also used the sentiment from on the inside.

For the rest of the card, I’ve used the same stamp set that I used on the outside of the card and arranged them to create this scene with different layers that are popped up.

Hope this helps bring a smile over to “Pop”.  Thanks so much for stopping in today and I hope you were inspired in some way too!

  **If you have entered my You Tube Giveaway, then be sure to check out to see if you were the lucky winner over on new video by CLICKING HERE!!**

Have a great day friends and I’ll see you soon!


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  5. Moving Along with the Times – Create a Scene
  6. Crafty Animals – Anything Goes + animal

26 thoughts on “Sending a Smile to a Hunter and Winner on You Tube!

  1. What a beautiful thoughtful card,your camouflage panel looks great against the brown and green and the depth of the inner scene is fabulous


  2. What an amazing creation for Pop!! I can see this sitting on his bedside table for a long time to come, Vicki! It is so awesome!!


  3. What a creative and thought ut card for ‘Pop’ and pop it sure does Vicki….It is amazing and as always your attention to detail is fabulous x.


  4. How beautiful Vicki, gorgeous scene and a fabulous design, I LOVE this..I love your camouflage background, just awesome and I’m sure will make your friends father smile and feel better..

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  5. Oh my goodness, you created that camo? WOW! WOW! WOW! What an amazing card, my friend! This gentleman will cherish your card forever. Thanks for sharing! I must check out this tutorial! Hugs…!


  6. What a cool card design- love the surprise when it opens up too! I have not made mine yet…. POp will be so very happy and visually inspired as well with all of the gorgeous cards! Bless You!


  7. This is such a great card, and Pop will surely enjoy receiving a hand-made card to help him feel better in the midst of his medical issues. That’s such a great outdoor scene and I like the little window in the card. Congrats to Pam on her youtube win too! She’s going to be very happy with her goodies 🙂


  8. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing at Crafting Happiness Challenges this week.
    🙂 Janis, Owner & Design Team Member


  9. Sorry if I have missed any posts, our weather is too nice to be indoors and outside activities took over. Most beautiful designed and fun project as always, love seeing what you make. ♥


  10. Wow, that is an amazing card and I love the faux camo look. I’ll have to go check out the tutorial for myself.


  11. What a thoughtful card – and love how you incorporated the “pop” in your card. t was nice that you had elements to go with this challenge. Great job on the diorama card. I can Fall n the air, and see some of the leaves just turning a bit, our morning our nice and cool so can sit outside on the patio and have coffee.


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