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Side Step Card with Pop Up card Tutorial


Sea life Side Step Card
This is a side step card with a pop up diorama scene on the inside.
Pop Up card Panorama
As part of the reward for being in the top 3 at the Delightful Challenge I got to chose 2 adorable digital stamps from Digital Delights. I am also being honored with the Spotlight Guest DT post at Digital Delights by LoubyLou . I had to make a creation with the digital stamps I had won.This was the first time I worked with stamps so it was a bit scary!
I thought I would make a type of card I was familiar with - a 3 D card! My little one [she is 5yrs old] enjoyed working with me on this one.She helped in coloring,embellishing and even deciding which picture to put in and where!
There are 2 little mermaids in this card.We gave the  mermaid on the outside a 3 D effect by embossing her.I painted the little mermaid with a special paint called puffy paint.Here is how I embossed the mermaid ! Apply the puffy paint and let it dry.
Puffy Paint Embossing
After  the paint has dried heat it with a hair dryer. I have used the conventional stove flame instead [Just keep your image at some distance and keep moving it]! I had to do this step when little helper was in school!
Puffy Paint embossing
Here is the heat embossed Mermaid.It looks like glitter glue but is not at all sticky[ Using glitter glue on cards makes them so sticky!] and the texture is beautiful .
Puffy Paint embossing
My little one helped to add sequins to the little mermaid and color her with glitter gel pens
Embellishing Digital Stamp
Here is our Mermaid framed on corrugated paper and bordered with real shells
Embossed Digital Mermaid
The quilled water scenery has some eccentric coils,combing and spiral coils.
Quilled Sea life scenery
Many of my blogger friends had asked how I had quilled the yellow dress on my sun flower girl. Here is how I did it.Make a coil with the paper strip, gather the coils on to one side- pin it on the edge and apply glue on the surface.Let it dry. 
Quilled Octopus Tutorial
Flatten it out as shown and bend on itself. Apply glue at the ends and you have a nice quilled shape.I didn't apply glue right at the ends here as I wanted to get a rounder shape for the octopus.
Quilled Octopus Tutorial
How to make an easy side step card
Most of my talented readers will be knowing how to make a side step card.The side step card has a pop up built into it and I added a couple more floors to the ocean! Here is how I made this underwater Pop up diorama.
The first image is an A 4 card folded in half. Make a cut through both the halves to 1/2 width.Fold and bend inwards as shown and you have an easy side step card with hardly any measuring involved[ I hate measuring!!]
Side Step Card tutorial
How to add the pop up bases.
Avoid  thin paper to make the pop up card bases as you need it to be strong to support your images.
You can make the pop up card bases with measuring or follow this easy method.Here I have taken a rectangular piece of card and scored 3 lines.The outer 2 blue lines are for the tabs and the middle one can come at the center or off center as you wish.Fold mountain folds at the score lines as shown.
Pop Up card diorama Tutorial
Align the rectangular piece of card [with the tabs folded behind]with middle score line falling on the center fold of your A 4 card lying flat .Roughly mark the top border as shown.Flip the piece over and this is how you will stick the tabs!
Pop Up card diorama Tutorial
I have made use of the 3 naturally occurring valleys of the side step card to create pop up steps made as explained above.
Pop Up card diorama Tutorial
The inside of the card is a pop up under water diorama scene. The images here are a major recycling work as they are discarded pieces from an ocean diorama set I had got from Navneet publishers for my daughters school project.

Pop up card sea life
Here are the various creatures in the ocean bed
Pop up Card Ocean Diorama
Pop up Card Ocean Diorama
We made the little mermaid in the pop up scene a 3 D decoupage.
Pop up card sea life
Here is my little one coloring the mermaid.She absolutely loved this image and wanted to know why we were using only 2 mermaids !We layered the images using foam tape.

3D Decoupage Tutorial

3 D Decoupaged Mermaid
I added a special interactive mechanism  below the mermaid which makes the Ray fish swing across the " Have a Magical Day".

Kinetic card Mechanism

Kinetic Card Mechanism
By the same mechanism there are sea weeds attached which swing back and forth in front of the mermaid.

Pop up card sea life
I enjoyed making this Pop up underwater scene. Though it looks elaborate , its quite easy ,fun and quick to make.

Pop up Card Ocean Diorama
Like a real Panorama you need to view the card from different angles to see different pictures.Please tell me how you liked this.My first Spotlight DT creation + first work using a digital stamp!
Here is the link to the Spotlight DT post at Digital Delights where I was featured: Spotlight DT
Linking this to the Crafty JC challenge-Digi or doodle

Edited: This card came top 3 at the Crafty JC Digital/doodle Challenge
If you are on Pinterest you can "Pin" this tutorial by clicking this button : Pin It

100 comments:

  1. Absolutely magical. Doctor.

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  2. hi sonia this is amaizing work. fabulous card. i can see ur hard work here. i like the way u used diffrent mechanism in one. have a nice day

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  3. hey sonia need ur help, about the desinging on blog. how to add our favorite post and other blogs post in sidebar. as u did on urs like tunnel card tutorial and awards etc.

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  4. Thank You Suganthi
    Asmita go the dashboard
    click design
    click add gadget on the side bar panel
    you will be taken to Basics.
    Here click popular posts
    or picture.
    I hope this helps

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  5. This is truely amazing doc!!!loved it!!!

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  6. Stunning,loads of work and i wonder how you make such long posts.I must take hours.

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  7. stunning,loads of work:)
    I always wonder how u make such long post,must take ages.

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  8. Thank You Mansi
    Thank You Kavitha
    Actually long posts are due to the photos! I dont have to write a lot so easy!Pictures speak more than words!
    Thank You so much for dropping by

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  9. ohh gosh..Dr...u r amazing creator...loved this wow

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  10. Wow, a stunning card, love the pop-ups and all the quilled work, and such a cute mermaid! Good luck in the Make it Monday challenge,
    Sandy

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  11. this is so amazing all those details u have put in the card is really mind boggling,i really liked your card and thank u for sharing the tutorial.

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  12. wow..this is truly amazing..everytime you manage to come out with something so amazing and unique...and amount of efforts you put in is commendable. You also share easy to follow steps which very helpful for us.Thnks

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  13. You are so right-- You are doing the sea life scene what a great project I love the quilling to. I just love doing the scenes with the cartridges. This was really fun to watch thank you fro sharing.

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  14. I really love the sequins on the mermaid. But when I saw the pop-up inside I was amazed! I love pop-up cards. Thanks for joining us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week.

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  15. Even though you say its easy work..I will not believe it...it looks so so beautiful...and such hard work...its hard to believe that this is easy work!!
    I love how your kiddo has taken it upon herself to help you!! I'm sure she'll surpass all of us in her creative abilities!!!!

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  16. Are you kiddy, this card is wonderful, congratulations!
    It's so great that you can enjoy working with your little girl. I love working with my granddaughter and can't wait for my grandson to sit long enough to do projects with...he will be 2 in August!

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  17. Truly awesome creation and all of these cards are so beautiful and cute.
    best web hosting

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  18. Lovely summer card with all images and details.
    Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week!

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  19. amazing work doctor

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  20. Wow! Fantastic card Doc. Congrats!

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  21. Thank You dear friends so much.The best part about writing a post is to read the feedback!Thank You for taking the time to write me a comment

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  22. Amazing work Sonia....so cute and really adorable...congratulations for ur hardwork....gve my regards to ur little cutie..

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  23. OMG! This is magical! So beautiful - such a lot of wonderful elements and such a lof interest going everywhere. Your daughter rocks :) And very sweet of you to post so many pics with steps :) Wonderful creation.

    Thanks for playing at CraftyJC Challenge

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  24. All those details! What a great card for the little one.

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  25. This is an absolutely amazing project. All the hard work was definitely worth it, I love all the little details, so lovely

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  26. This is truly amazing! I'm glad I came over from Make it Monday for a closer look!

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  27. Absolutely amazing!! Wow, wow!! I don't even know where to begin. The detail is fantastic!!!

    So awesome to have such a great helper too!!!

    Laurie

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  28. Oh my god..that calls for a winning entry !! I am definitely going to try this and link it back to ur blog ! Its amazingly bful :)

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  29. And you are sooo kind to share your amazing tutorials with us !

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  30. What a wonderful detailed card and great tutorial on not only a sidestep card- but a POP UP sidestep card! All of your hard work was worth it- it's terrific. Thanks for sharing :)Amy

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  31. Thank You so much ladies.
    Shubhra do try it- if you want no need to add the other pop up elements and any help do ask!

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  32. Absolutely stunning Dr. Sonia:)
    Thanks so very much for being our Guest DT this week at Digital Delights.
    Hugs
    Wendy (aka Louby Loo)
    www.digitaldelightsbyloubyloo.com

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  33. WOW really awsome, you put alot into it, love it!!!!
    Paula

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  34. Thank You so much Wendy - I am so thrilled you decided to follow me
    Thank You Paula I am so glad you liked it!

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  35. Oh my goodness - this is simply amazing! I'm a new follower - love your blog!!!

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  36. Hey Lovely..another awesome creation..i am speechless..what to say MORE!!!
    colors are perfect!!!

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  37. Dr. Sonia,

    I am so pleased that you were featured at Digital Delights. Your sea life creation is truly amazing and very creative. Your daughter obviously has your same creative talent. It is wonderful to see the fruits of the love you and your daughter share in crafting. I look forward to your next creation.

    Nancy

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  38. Dr. Sonia, how awesome with the good news of being a Spotlight DT and what an outstanding creation. You, along with your daughter, are doing some beautiful creations. I know she is so happy to be helping Mom. Your quilling is great! Oh, and you did super with your digital image. Yea!!!!

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  39. Such a wonderful side step card with that beautiful quilling!

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  40. This is just so fabulous! The images are adorable, and I LOVE the quilling! I really want to learn how to do that. =D Wonderful job!

    Thank you for playing with us at Happileigh Scrappin'!

    xx Star

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  41. what a clever piece of work and what a beautiful and sweet beautiful card!
    Greetings Baukje

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  42. WOW! Amazing scenery! Love the quilling and the sequins! How luck you are to be able to craft with your daughter! So fun!

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  43. Wow, this is pretty amazing. I love the pics of your little one crafting with you. so fun ~~ You say it is easy, it certainly doesn't look like it!! It is pretty fabulous!!
    Bren

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  44. Wow absolutely stunning. Such a lot of hard work has gone into this card.

    Jayne
    x

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  45. Oh my goodness Sonia!! This is, well in truth it's a work of art! You just amaze me every-time I come to visit you. The tutorials are great too. How do you find the time?? You just blow my mind friend. Awesome, just awesome. Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

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  46. a fabulous card. thanks for sharing your tutorial.

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  47. Wow, that is a LOT of stuff on one card! Such patience! I really like the puffy paint and the quilling. I sold my quilling supplies, and I want to get more now. Go figure.

    Thanks for joining us this week at Shopping Our Stash!

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  48. i love the 3-d effect of this card...so many little elements...great job and thanks for joining in Shopping our Stash this week!

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  49. Thank You so much everyone for stopping and taking the time to write such sweet comments

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  50. WOWZERS!!! Just amazing I love the 3D and great job working with a stamped image!!! Thanks for sharing with a tutorial!!
    Hugs

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  51. Sonia your diarama and 3D card with the mermaid are wonderfuly, you and your daughter have done a wonderful job, you are very talented and they are so very colourful! Hugs Helen H

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  52. oh ghosh!!! thz awesome...so much effort turned up a beautiful ocean...both the fairies look gorgeous...

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  53. Wow! What a colourful and fun card, it looks wonderful xx

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  54. OMG another very COOL card! I just love all the fun elements you put into making this card! I'm new to card making and have to say the style cards you make are my favorite:)

    ~Kim

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  55. Dr Sonia what a Fab card you created!! Love all those fun elements and the swinging ray fish!

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  56. My daughter just said WWWWWOOOOOOWWWWWW! We LOVE this! It is such an amazing piece of art! You and your assistant did another fantastic job! You surely did these Digital Stamps proud! There are so many fun shapes and images and the recycling of another project is so wonderful! Thanks for sharing all the details! Another project on the list! Thank you! We love coming to see you and your assistant's talent! So many fun ideas!

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  57. Wow, wow, wow! That is all I can say. Your card is utterly amazing. Thank you so much for the wonderful tutorial as well.

    Kelly
    http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

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  58. wow what a beautiful diaroma card I loved the tutorial.
    Congrats for winning the ICR challenge"
    anandhirajan
    www.anandhirajansartsncrafts.blogspot.com

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  59. Amazing creation! over-the-top fantastic! Loved reading your detailed post with photos. Thanks for joining us at SOS!

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  60. OMG!!! this is truly amazing....

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  61. Hi!
    From Sonia to Sonia! ;-)
    Awesome creation.. so beautiful and very inspirational.
    Congrats for your Spotlight DT.
    -Sony
    Sonia-Studio60

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  62. wow what a fabulous project .. love the little scene and all the different elements .. so cute and bright and cheerful
    Thanks for linking up at Make it Monday this week.. don't forget to comment on another entry for a chance to win a prize
    Lisa x

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  63. Sonia this is one amazing card. I saw this last night on Digital Delights and was amazed by all the work you and your sweet little helper put into it. You are very talented and it was wonderful to see you share how to put this together. I have enjoyed it immensely.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol

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  64. Как оригинально! Так ярко и весело получилось! Чудесная работа!!!

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  65. hi doc
    wow wow wow
    your card is truly amazing. i loved it sooooo much. it looks like so much of hard work :P. i am in love with it.
    i hope u wont mind if i be a copy cat fer this ..... hehhehe :)
    And thank for leaving love at my blog.
    hugs
    Alyna

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  66. This card is so beautiful! Thank you for great idea!

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  67. Wondeful pop-up card and scene. Thanks for joining us this week at Happileigh Scrappin'.

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  68. W.O.W. Amazing detail, wonderful work, impressive!

    You should enter this over at Getting Cricky for the Summer Fun challenge!
    Tell her I (Rebecca "Crafting Misfit) sent you! http://www.gettingcricky.com/2011/07/if-life-aint-perfect-you-aint-livin.html

    Rebecca
    craftingmisfit.blogspot.com

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  69. Amazing creativity. Like all the detail in this.

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  70. OMG... this is amazing, with so much time and effort... wonderful card.

    Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
    Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

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  71. You've created amazing/beautiful scenes!!!

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  72. awww too cute love that.. great quilling..


    thanks for playing along with us at Getting Cricky's Simply Sunday Challenge!


    Kathy
    http://scrappingfelkatz.blogspot.com

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  73. Wow this is AMAZING--I love love the pop up card--that is gorgeous Sonia!
    Thank you SO much for playing along in my Simply Sunday Challenge!

    Big Cricky Hugs,
    K Andrew
    See My Stamps!

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  74. WOW!!! This card is AMAZING!!!
    Alicia xx

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  75. Wow!! Lot's of work went into this card... it's so bright and fun! thanks for playing along at My Craft Spot this week!
    Joy

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  76. Hello Sonia .Your tutorial is so clear and precise .Stunning mini work of art.
    So much to see .
    Thank you for kind words on my blog

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  77. OMG, this is just to cute. What a great job you did. Good Luck!
    Thank you for playing our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.
    Hugs :),
    Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM
    http://the3esblog.blogspot.com

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  78. This card is just so amazing! I love evey inch of it! Thanks for joing the fun over at My Craft Spot.

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  79. Thank You so much ladies for dropping in and appreciating our creation

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  80. I am speechless...

    Wow.

    Fantastic.

    Really amazing!!

    I can't believe how much detail and time you put into this!! Your tutorial (on everything!) is very thorough. The mermaids are beautiful -- that's new technique to me and I LOVE the sequins!! Your little helper did a wonderful job too!!

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Getting Cricky with K Andrew this week!! :)

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
    Getting Cricky DTM

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  81. Wow Sonia, Super job! Thank you for the tutorial also. TFS and joining us at Getting Cricky this week too.
    ~Hugs~
    Becky - Getting Cricky DTM
    www.squirlygirlcreations.blogspot.com

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  82. Hi Sonia! I was just going through the entries from My Craft Spot and was thrilled to see you had entered this into the Sunny Days challenge! You have to know how much I enjoyed this spectacular creation you and your talented assistant created!! Good Luck and thanks for playing along with us!!

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  83. This is amazing! The details are incredible and the dimension is fantastic! It's wonderful that your little one could help you make it too. What precious time together!
    Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot!
    Kate
    Small Bits of Paper

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  84. What a great card!! So many fun things to look at. Thanks for linking up with us this week at My Craft Spot.

    Hugs,
    Amy
    Scrapping Mommy

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  85. Amazing!! I love how everything pops up! Wow! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!

    Kimberly

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  86. I can't believe I missed you posting this card...it is FABULOUS! AMAZING! OUTSTANDING! Wow, this is just so detailed and spectacular! I'm going to have to pull out a Thesaurus to find more adjectives to describe this wonderful card! Congratulations on top 3 at My Craft Spot...you absolutely deserve it! I LOVE this card!!! :D

    Lisa
    http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  87. Oh wow...not only do you have the most amazing card you have such a terrific post and tutorial. Wonderful to see the combined effort that went into this card too.

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  88. What a fun card.. you put so much work into it!! Thanks so much for playing with us at My Partner in Crafting Crime's beach challenge... enjoy your summer!!
    Robin

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  89. pilar2/8/11

    fantastic work, full of details and colours. I just love it. Congratulations.
    Pilar xxx

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  90. Amazing card!!!!! I really LOVE it!!! :)

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  91. This is SOOOO CUTE!!! Love the details you were able to display using the side step design.

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  92. hi,i just loved your decoupage pop up card,its beautiful...and the best thing is ur little kid could also help u....i loved the step by step pics lovely piks u have taken.nice.

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  93. WOW!!!.. This is so Beautiful sonia.. Thanks for the tutorial Popped over from MIM for a closer look..Loz

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  94. Wonderful card and colours Dr Sonia.. Saw this on MIM

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  95. amazing work. I love all your craft. I am amazed that a doctor finds time for so much creativity.
    I forgot to introduce myself. I am a housewife turned artist. I recently started teaching art to girls in my neighborhood. I soon realized that the are more interested in crafts. My search has brought me to you
    vidya

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  96. hy, iam from indonesia, i really like your creatifity, so nice

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  97. Oh my, this is amazing..I happen to stumble upon your blog and boy, am I glad I did!!
    I saw some of your projects and tutorials and its awesome.

    -Priyam @ http://priyam-simplejoys.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Priyam...glad you liked my blog...off to visit you

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