Lawn Fawn: Penguins in Christmas Village Pop-up Card

Lawn Fawn Penguins in Christmas Village Pop-up Card by Maria Byrd.

For this year's Christmas card exchange, I made my first pop-up card using Lawn Fawn stamps and dies. The card swap also included a gift tag and flat ornament suitable for mailing. The person I gave it to lives in Canada while the person who got my name was from UK. My first international card exchange!

Lawn Fawn Penguins in Christmas Village Pop-up Card by Maria Byrd.

Coming up with the design took a while to figure out. But once I had the layout, I made a sample to use as a guide. The trees are individually cut using Sizzix Big Shot and diecuts from Lawn Fawn's Toboggan Together and Snow Day. To save time, I recommend using ScanNCut for everything else. As you can see on the photo below, my fur baby was diligently keeping an eye on the machine. 😊

The snow backdrop and sentiment are heat-embossed in white and gold respectively. There was some meticulous gluing involved to avoid the pop-up part from sticking in the wrong places. Make sure you initially use a tiny amount of glue (remember that you can always add more if needed). Put a scrap of paper to cover parts you don't want the glue to spread on. Use a clean paper towel or scrap paper to lightly press it down.

Lawn Fawn Penguins in Christmas Village Pop-up Card by Maria Byrd.

For the exchange, I used two regular A2 envelopes for a faster delivery during pandemic instead of using a bubble packaging. The tag/ ornament and strings (rolled) were secured with pieces of cardstock to prevent them from shifting, thus avoiding an uneven and lumpy envelope. I probably didn't need the extra non-machinable butterfly stamp but I thought it was best to be over than short on postage.

Lawn Fawn Penguins in Christmas Village Pop-up Card by Maria Byrd.

I used a very similar design to mail to friends and family. It had a tree silhouette on the front and an extra building inside. Each card was an equivalent of two cards since there was a scene on the front and inside. I didn't realize until I was on my 3rd card that recreating this design in multiples was very labor intensive. I was almost tempted to skip the pop-up part by the time I was gluing my 10th card. 😂 Ha ha ha!

Have a happy and healthy New Year!

Thank you for visiting and happy crafting! 

Maria Byrd


Copic Markers: B01, B04, E39, G09, G43, N02, N04, N06, R20, R24, R29, Y13, Y17, Y35, YG25, YG67, YR15, YR24, and YR27 colors.

Lawn Fawn Stamps & Dies: Snowy Backdrops, Winter Village, Toboggan Together, and Snow Day.

Lawn Cuts (dies): Large Wreath, Large and Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Leafy Tree Backdrop Landscape, Stitched Hillside Borders, and Stitched Hillside Pop-up.

Misc: Elmer's Glue and 1/4 inch double-sided tape. Glossy Accents (for glass and snow effect). Gold and White Embossing Powder. Sakura Gelly Roll Pen XPGB in Black Glaze #849, Red #719, and White #50.