This weekend on the Sizzix blog we are celebrating Karen Burniston’s Pop ‘n Cuts! Members of the design team have created cards using Karen’s fabulous Pop ‘n Cuts system which makes making dimensional pop up cards a snap! You can check out what the team members created by going to the Sizzix blog and following the links there to each member’s blog.
For my card, I used the Pop ‘n Cuts Base die with the Circle Label magnetic insert. When you buy the die, this is the insert that comes with it. All of the pieces for my card (except for the leaves, flowers, and butterfly) were die cut using the Portfolio collection by Pink Paislee. Because the papers are double-sided, I decided to trim the bottom edges of both my inner and outer cards to allow the patterns on the backsides of each paper to show. I used the Tim Holtz Brackets On The Edge die to do that.
To embellish the front of my card, I wrapped it with a piece of white Tim Holtz Crinkle Ribbon. Normally I color this ribbon but I loved the look of leaving it white with just the slightest touch of Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the edges. After tying a bow in the ribbon, I stapled the sides of the ribbon band to the card to help keep it in place. I stamped the words “wishing you” on the ribbon using Jet Black Archival Ink and my beloved Printers Type Alphabet stamps by Hero Arts. I die cut one large and three small tickets from pattern paper using the Tim Holtz Mini Tickets die set. After inking the edges, I slipped them under the ribbon and secured them to the front of the card. I also die cut one solid leave and one cut out leaf from manila cardstock using the Karen Burniston Birds & Butterflies Sizzlits set. I inked both leaves with Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I placed them under the ribbon bow and secured them with glue.
When you open the card, you see a fun dimensional pop-up scene.
I embellished the card with die cut flowers, leaves, and a butterfly as well as a phrase cut out of the pattern paper. I had two pieces of the pattern paper with the banner with the phrase on it so I cut out both to layer them. The layer on the back is the banner with the blue flat. The top layer is only the white banner with the phrase. I used a Tiny Attacher to adhere the two layers together.
The circle label on the inside of the card is integrated in the card all in one piece. I wanted my label to be a different color so I die cut a second circle label out of a different pattern. To do this, I simply placed the Pop ‘n Cuts insert in base tray and used a piece of paper cut slightly larger than the circle layer. After die cutting, I simply snipped away any connecting pieces so that I was left with just the circle label.
After adhering the new circle label to the front of the pop up, I added the layered banner. To the sides of the banner, I added more leaves die cut from manilla cardstock. I placed the leaves between the banner layers so that they could help keep the top layer lifted off of the back slightly.
On the upper part of the card I added a die cut butterfly with an adhesive foam square. The butterfly was die cut from manila cardstock and colored with Scattered Straw, Rusty Hinge, and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.
On the lower part of the card, I added die cut flowers and more die cut leaves. The flowers were die cut from manila cardstock and colored with Squeezed Lemonade, Rusty Hinge, and Vintage Photo Distress Inks. For the centers of the flowers, I scuffed up yellow painted brads with sandpaper. I dabbed the tops of them with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the make them a little more shabby looking.
To give the flowers extra dimension, I adhered the back half of them with a piece of an adhesive foam square and adhered the front down to the card surface with a quick drying liquid glue. I love adhering elements like this because it gives them dimension without them looking like they are just floating.
I hope you enjoyed this peek at my first ever pop-up card! Thanks to the easy to use Pop ‘n Cuts system it was easy and fast to make my card dimensional and interactive.