Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Cricut Pop Up Liberty Layout with Stand and Salute

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I am on my way to the Close to My Heart convention being held in Orlando Thursday through Saturday. I'm excited to see all the new products that will be coming out for purchase August 1.  What's fun is that we get to "test drive" them all with classes and make 'n takes. I'll have some photos of the event for you guys during the convention - it should be an amazing time!

But first, here's a pop up Liberty layout I thought I would show you guys.

Here's the layout Closed (below):
Using the Cricut Stand and Salute cartridge (best for those patriotic themes!),  I cut The God Bless America at 3.5", the eagles (one flipped) at 2", the "land of the free" at 3".  The 2008 is from the Cricut Graphically Speaking cartridge and it was cut at 1-3/4".
Layout Opened (below): Next, by lifting the cork tag (shown above, bottom left), you get the pop up effect below:
The cuts inside are all from the Cricut Stand and Salute cartridge: fireworks were cut at 3", Liberty was cut at 2", USA was cut at 1-3/4" and the border of torches was cut at 2".
Wondering how I made this?

Here's two videos on how to do this - it's in two parts since I made it back in the day before you could go over 10 minutes (total time is less than 15 minutes for both).  Once you get the overall hang of it, it's pretty easy!  (Click HERE if you can't see the video 1 and HERE if you can't see video 2):

Part Two:

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  1. Gorgeous pop up LO. Since I'm Canadian...I won't be grilling on the 4th. But I will be grillin' on the 1st! Probably hamburgers. Lee-Ann :)

  2. We are having a family yearly reunion over the 4th and we will be having a cookout with hamburgs, hots and probably chicken. I can't wait!

  3. Great pop up LO!!! I love the 4th of July theme too!!! Every year I forget to take photos, so this year I am creating a photo booth - maybe I will remember to take the darn photos!!!!

  4. Awesome pop up! I have never done a total layot pop up so I will definitely scraplift this idea! Thanks!

  5. I have seen the pop up cards and always wondered how they were done. Very clever. So you are on your way to Orlando. Live about 35 miles away - wish I could get to meet you. Have followed you for about 4 years. Have a fun time.

  6. Cute card! We are actually going to my sisters so not sure what we are grilling. I'm sure it will be something good.

  7. Love the fireworks explosion!!!

  8. We are grilling and actually our whole subdivision is grilling! We are having a subdivision party on July 4th!

    Thanks for the chance to win
    Brandy Baucom
    Branbaucom @ msn .com

  9. I really like your card. Any card with a pop up is extra special. Although I have watched these videos before I'm glad that you posted them again so that I could enjoy them all over again and pick up some more tips. We probably won't spend much time outside on the 4th since our temps will probably be in the 100's here in central Texas. But we will enjoy visiting with family and most likely with hamburgers.

    Hope you have a safe trip and a very fun convention.


  10. We will be grilling most of the 4th weekend.
    One day hot dogs and hamburgers, another steaks and then ribs.

  11. Love the popup layout.

  12. I don't know what I'm doing for the fourth yet! We most likely will be grilling out and it will probably be chicken for me.

  13. I love the pop-up layout you made, its really great. We will be grilling out and having some family over, eating brats & burgers and corn on the cob! Have a great 4th!

  14. You have given me a great idea for pictures of the fireworks stands that my family runs over the 4th holiday. I will be cooking all the usual and sending food to two different stands this year. Hope they just have time to eat it. Thanks for the inspiration.

  15. Very cool layout--thanks for the video. We usually cook burgers out for the 4th of July. It is also my son's birthday but he has to work this year.

  16. Great ideas. Thank you thank you....4th of July we always go to our friend's home with 30 of our closest friends. This year he will grill chicken and meat for tacos. Last year it was chicken breasts and veggies. I am making rice. Then we go nuts with fireworks. He is from Bermuda and makes his own fireworks from brillo pads..... very wild and crazy guy.

  17. Great layout,thanks for the video! We will be grilling hamburgers and chicken. Thanks for the chance to win.

  18. Love the layout! I have been needing some inspiration and this fits that bill! We might grill pork chops. I use plain ol' Italian dressing to marinade.

  19. great lo. thanks for the video. very helpful. we're going to be grilling chicken & beef to make fajitas.

  20. I have made your pop up layout and I love to make them!!! Great layout and Our family is not grilling, but working a corn dog booth for a non profit on July 4th!

  21. I love getting some free time during the day to check out your blog - If I didn't require some sleep and have 3 beautiful daughters, 8, 5.5 and 9 months, I would have TONS more time to navigate your FAB blog! I love the LO. We will be grilling out on 4th of JULY! We celebrate with burgers, dogs and brats!!!!! I was just investigating this cartridge this morning - So versatile! Thanks for the chance!

  22. As for grilling out, we are going to be "empty nesters" as of tomorrow, and hubby and I are looking forward to going out and enjoying everyone else's festivities, instead! Who knows what fun we will find!

  23. Amazing layout Joy! We havent thought ahead about what is on the menu for the 4th. Something grilled out I am sure! I will be caring for my mom in the late afternoon and all evening so it will be a quiet one for me!

    Tracy Godfrey

  24. Super looking pop-up layout! On the 4th we'll be smoking some ribs...yummm!

    Miss Papa

  25. July 4th - one of the best holidays. It doesn't get any better then to have some wieners on the grill and head down to our Nations Capitol for a spectacular fireworks event. We have been doing this for over 30 years and it won't change for 7-4-2013. The best part of living so close to DC.

    Kathy Y

  26. We will be grilling at the beach! This is our annual family trip and we will host 21!! I cannot believe our immediate family has grown to that many with the youngest at 18 months. We will celebrate 4 birthdays while there and I have already cut on my Cricut the pieces the kids will use to make the cards!

  27. What a cool layout! Thanks for sharing.

    Yes, I'm sure I'll cook out on the 4th, but I don't yet have a menu planned.

    Have a great trip to Orlando!

  28. What a wonderful idea for a card. TFS.
    TFS the videos!
    No BBQ 4th of July plans this year.

  29. Thank you for showing the pop up card! It is great. We will be grilling hamburgers with family. A family tradition also serves brunswick stew with it.

  30. Wow! What an amzing pop-up layout! We are probably going to grill salmon or beef kabobs for the 4th. My husband doesn't like hot dogs and hamburgers only occasionally. Love you blog!

    Tonia_holm_96 at msn dot com

  31. I love grilled burgers and hot dogs but been watching my diet..so If I grill, it will be grilled chicken breasts!
    Happy 4th to you!

  32. Thanks for sharing how to make the popups. I'm not sure what we will be grilling yet, but it's the 4th so of course we will grill.

  33. OMG Joy how awesome this is the neatest LO ever thanks for your fantastic idea this is something I'm definitely going to be doing when I get back from my VA. Gosh have tons of fun at the CTMH convention and can't wait 2 C all your pics and see everything you had a chance to see.

  34. Love the popup!! Ribs and Bubba Burgers are my fav!!

  35. What a fun LO! I'll be working all day and evening on the 4th, but if I were grilling, my choice would be steak and corn on the cob. Yum!

    pawprintspetsits at yahoo dotcom

  36. Your blog looks really fun! I happen to be one of those CM consultants that are in limbo. Glad to hear that your cover will work if we need them. Thanks for the opportunity to win a great prize too. I love that font cartridge.

  37. I love your layout. Thanks for sharing the videos.

    We haven't decided what we're doing on the 4th yet, but I sure hope we'll be grillin.

  38. I love this layout!! We were invited to 5 picnics the week of July 4th, but can only go 3 of them, still a lot!!! My hubby has to work his first ever 3rd shift that week, so he will be sleeping in on July 4th. We will make something on the grill at home, probably burgers, steaks or fish.

  39. Love the card and your blog. Thanks for the CM link. I had no idea any of this was going on. Makes me sad. I love their digi software and really don't want to have to transition to anything else. I'll have to be patient and see what the future holds.

  40. Definitely grilling out on Independence Day - but more like brats and corn!

    Love that pop-up patriotic card.

    Elaine S.

  41. Nope, not grilling out on the barbie this year. The DH hasn't gotten the grill put together yet (it is an on-going 2 year old project now). Oh well.

  42. We usually grill Aidell's sausages - we just bought pineapple and bacon! (They had samples at Costco - they were good!)

  43. What a really fun idea!! I love your pop-up layout idea...must give it a try! I am sort of new with CTMH, but I am becoming a fan! :) I've been subscribed to your blog (through Feedly) for a couple of months and I'd like to enter the give away please!! Thank you and keep it coming!!

  44. OH...P.S. we always cook out on the 4th and are able to watch the town fireworks from our home! :) Thank you!

  45. Thanks for the refreshing curse on pop ups ;) love your LO Joy TFS!
    My hubby does the grilling around here, and I think it will be hamburgers :) thanks for all you do and share!
    Liz O.

  46. No grilling out because I will be at a scrapbook retreat!!!!!!!!! If I were home we probably would though.

  47. We will be having both hot dogs and hamburgers.
    Love your layout that is so cool.

  48. I would love to see a tutorial about using different types of markers and blenders. LOVE you sight!!! Great ideas always!

  49. Joy,
    We're doing our monthly bacon cheeseburger feast on the 4th. Our son & family come over and we basically pig out! Yummy. After that we'll go outside and watch the Disney fireworks from our front yard.
    Renae in Orlando

  50. Of course we are grilling on the 4th of July..who isn't! This year we are entertaining our grandson and showing this 2 yr old the joys of camping while celebrating our nation's independence! Thanks for the chance to win!


  51. Love the fireworks effect on the card. And love the cartridge.
    Many thanks

  52. We usually grill a little of everything. No one in my house likes the same thing. Except for me. I like it all!

  53. We usually grill a little of everything. No one in my house likes the same thing. Except for me. I like it all!

  54. I have this Fourth of July off finally, so I'm looking forward to grilling out and going to see fireworks! My favorite to grill is barbecue chicken, so we'll probably do that.


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