Celebrating Smoke and Mirrors Day!

Hi friends!

I'm the hostess for the month of March 
with the CCEE Stampers card group and found a new-to-me 'holiday' to celebrate!
Next week is National Smoke and Mirrors Day.
The celebration is based on magicians' illusions, 
where magicians make objects appear or disappear with retracting mirrors
and confusing bursts of smoke.

My challenge?
Wave your magic wand and create a card with a surprise element!

I made my very first ever pivot pop-up card!
I am always so craft-imidated by a lot of the interactive dies 
that I see on social media but decided to give it this one a try ...
it was great fun!

I used the amazing Lawn Fawn pivot die which is so. very. special ♥
It's not just a die that does wonderful things ~
it was a gift to me from one of my besties, Barb!
I hoped to use it for my daughter's baby shower invitations
but she had another idea of what cards she wanted ~
so here we are!

The stamp set I used for this card is from Lawn Fawn ~
it's called Oh Gnome ~  I adore these little cuties!
Here is the front of the card ↓

Inside ↓

Oh these gnomes have stolen my heart!

Here's a short clip of how it looks when it pivots, or twists, open ...

You can find this challenge and play along by clicking the linky 
and also see what the Design Team has created today!
Each card is super adorable and has a fun surprise element :)

You can find the link up on the challenge blog here
as well as see the DT cards or on their individual blogs:

Thanks for stopping by!
There's truly GNOME one else like all of you!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


  1. OMGosh! That is such a cute card!! Good for you trying something new! I feel the same way with some of these interactive cards! I have yet to try this one.


  2. How adorable is this!! Love the gnomes and the way this card opens to motion!!

  3. Super cute card, love the gnomes

  4. What a cute, cute card, Kelly....right down to the color choices....perfection!

  5. Kelly, your card is adorable! And the inside is such fun! I have a similar die and have never used it - maybe you'll be the inspiration I need. ;)

    Now about the holiday - I've never heard of it. So you've enlightened me. Thank you!

  6. Love the vibrant colors and fun gnomes that dot this charming design, Kelly!! And what a fabulous pop up surprise when it is opened!!Exquisite work!

  7. Congrats on your first pivot pop-up! I love the cute gnomes.

  8. Like you, the interactive cards just so much time aand energy for me, but I did manage to get one done for your challenge. I guess it is good every once in awhile to do a real challenge that takes me at least an hour or more. LOL. Love these cute little gnomes.

  9. I love it!! You did a fabulous job with the pop up!! The little gnomes are so sweet!! Love this!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. Oh my word I just ADORE this so much Kelly!! :) The LF images always make me smile and I love how you've incorporated the moving surprise inside! What a fun challenge!! HUGS

  11. This is just gorgeous, Kelly. Love the gnomes too and also love the surprise inside.
    xxx Margreet

  12. Fabulous cute card Kelly, love the gnomes and your card design, Kate x

  13. Adorable! These little gnomes are precious and how fun to make it a pop up card! Need to look into how that card works - love it!

  14. Love the adorable gnomes Kelly!! A brilliant card and the sentiments are great fun too. Have a lovely weekend. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  15. What a cute and fun card, Kelly, I love the design of your card. I've made a couple of cards with a similar fold to this, but never with a scene going across all four sections. Thanks for the inspiration. xx

  16. Oh, this is really adorable, Kelly!!! Love the vibrant colours and those cute gnomes!! Pivot pop-up cards are amazing, but I have never tried! I haven't a die, so I want to buy one me too! :D LOL
    Fabulous design, so inspiring!

  17. Wow, what a lovely pivot card, those gnomes are so cute ! I have never tried it ! Enny

  18. Totally adorable. Love the bright colours. Terrific colouring.

  19. This card is way cute. I love these little Lawn Fawn guys and they are perfect for a pop-up card. I hope you enjoyed making this card and will show us more of these fun interactive ones in the future!

  20. I so love this fun fun card! I have this die- have a card cut out and have not put it together- kinds complicated! LOL Loving your cute images!!!

  21. Love this card, it's wonderful! Pop-ups are always a suprise when you get them.

  22. Gorgeous card and design kelly..Loz

  23. This is so very cute. It makes me smile from ear to ear...that's a BIG smile. TFS!

  24. clever gnome card....love the insidee element....cute one