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Happy Labor Day! I learned something new as I was researching Labor Day for this post. I did not know that our Canadian friends celebrate Labor Day, too! Labor Day was first celebrated in Oregon in 1887. Canada actually adopted Labor Day about 6 weeks before the rest of the United States! (source: Labor Day )
~ Pop Up Stage Cards ~
When I came across THIS card by Kim Score (needmorestamps), I knew it had to be featured in the Technique Lovers Challenge. The Pop Up Stage card is really quite simple. You can make it simple or as detailed as you like. You can find the tutorial on Kim’s Blog, Paper Punch Addiction.
Whew, this was quite a challenge, and I wasn't willing to let this inanimate object get the best of me today! LOL
Here is my card front card inside
Thanks for the challenge which I completed after a huge cup of coffee!
Here I was thinking it was Sunday all day today, lol ... didn't even ck the forum. Just looked at Kim's tutorial ... You really wanted us to involve LABOR on this Labor Day, didn't you, lol. Definitely going to make this one - just not sure if I'll get it up today. Thanks for the fun challenge!
Location: Paring down my wishlist for the new catty
Help, my pop-up stage card won't close
I love this technique, but I'm having a bit of trouble. I constructed the card all the way to the point of inserting the tabs into the slits and sticking them to the bottom of the card base. After inserting the tabs, I was still able to fold the card flat. However, once I put my figures onto the tabs, my card won't fold flat anymore. As the card gets folded, the stage moves forward, with the slits sliding "up" the tabs. When the slits hit the bottom of the glued-on figures, everything stops and I can't fold the card any further. What am I doing wrong? Should I be able to still fold the card flat after my figures are attached to the tabs? Or is this not supposed to be a foldable card after it's decorated? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Yes, you should be able to fold it flat. Could be that you pushed your figure down a little too far on the tab. Make sure that you mount the figures on the tab flush with the stage. If you use cardstock that isn't very sturdy, it tends to bow a little in the center. Then, when you go to stick your figures on, you are sticking them on less than 1/2" from the base of the card, so it sticks or drags on the stage when you try to close it.