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Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Pop it Ups Soft Finish Cardstock

Easter Greetings

March 23, 2017

Hi friends, it’s Sandy Diller here today.  Have you ever had an idea that you just couldn’t let go of until you’ve made it?  Well, that’s my project today.  I issued a challenge to myself to make an Easter Bunny from Elizabeth Craft Designs dies in my collection that does not include a bunny.  I’ve used lots of different shapes – hope you enjoy my “self-challenge.”  If you decide to try it, I’d love to hear from you.

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Pop it Ups Wednesday With

Pop it Ups Wednesday with Karen B. – Winter Gift Card Accordion

November 2, 2016

Hello crafters! In a few weeks it will finally be sweater weather here in south Texas and although we don’t get any real snow, it’s fun to create snowy scenes in cards. It’s also fun, and practical, to create interactive cards that double as gift-card holders. The Gift Card Accordion was designed to do exactly that.wintergiftcardaccordion

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Pop it Ups Wednesday With

Pop It Ups Wednesday with Kelly – Happy Birthday

March 23, 2016

Hi It’s Kelly Booth

One of my very favorite things to do with cardstock that has a white core (White on one side and colored on the other) such as the New colored Soft Finish Cardstock, is to emboss it and then lightly sand the surface.  I am just loving all the fun colors of the Soft Finish Cardstock  so thought I would play with this favorite technique of mine.

Here is the front of the card with fun colors and Happy Balloons!

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And the inside with more of the embossed and sanded cardstock around the Happy Birthday Pop Up:

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Joset Designs Pop it Ups Wednesday With

Lucky Accordion Diorama Card

February 3, 2016

Hi Crafters

It’s Caz here to with my Wednesday with Pop it Ups! project. Today I have created a fun Diorama Card starring Lucky the Rabbit. Diorama cards are a breeze when using Karen Burniston’s Accordion dies as your starting point, And with many different Accordion shapes to choose from you can do them in a wide variety of ways.

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Pop it Ups

Pop it Ups Winter Wonderland Tunnel Card

November 7, 2015

shelly hickox pop it ups tunnel cardHappy Saturday, everyone! It’s Shelly Hickox here today, and I’m going to show you how, with a few snips and a lot of glitter, you can turn Karen Burniston’s new Gift Card Accordion die into a beautiful winter diorama card.

shelly hickox pop it ups winter tunnel cardHow gorgeous are those layers of trees and snow?! The beauty of this card is that it’s three dimensional, but folds completely flat for mailing. The recipient will be amazed at how complex it looks, but it’s actually incredibly simple. Let’s get started!

IMG_49061. Begin by cutting a piece of 100 lb Soft Finish cardstock in half lengthwise, creating two 4.25″ x 11″ panels. Fold each panel in half. Place the folded panel on the Gift Card Accordion die, making sure you drop the folded edge below the cutting line on the die, so that the fold stays intact (you may want to tape it to hold it in place). Run the die and paper through your machine to cut. Repeat for other card. Cut out the center panels and cut off the tabs. Next, cut notches into the outer frame of one panel, and into the inner edges of the other, as shown.

IMG_49082. Use a sponge or inking tool to lightly color the panels on both sides.

IMG_49363. To give the card a bit more shimmer, stamp the two small snowflake dies from Karen Burniston’s Merry & Bright stamp set onto the card using embossing ink. Cover with sticky embossing powder and heat. Immediately cover with Warm Diamond glitter. Let cool and tap off excess. Assemble the card. For a more detailed tutorial, see my original post.

IMG_49324. Cover a sheet of white cardstock with double sided adhesive and die cut seven trees, being sure to cut with the release paper side up. Remove the release paper from the trees and cover with Warm Diamond glitter. Polish the glitter with your finger to completely adhere and bring out the sparkle.

IMG_49425. To create the snowbanks, cover another piece of cardstock with double sided adhesive and cut several pieces using the wavy die from the Outdoor Edges set. Cut to fit the area of the card you’re decorating. Remove the backing paper and cover with Warm Diamond glitter. Tip – for an easy way to adhere the panels, cover the outer edges with a bit of release paper before you apply glitter. Remove the release paper and stick onto your card.

IMG_49456. To make the stickers usable for the card, adhere them to cardstock and then trim carefully with detail scissors.

shelly hickox accordion tunnel cardTo complete the card, add the glittered tress and snow as desired and adhere the deer as shown. I also cut a few snowflakes from the excess adhesive-covered paper (never throw away those scraps!) using the snowflake die from the All Seasons Tree set and added them randomly to the card.

I hope you enjoyed my wintry card tutorial! I love the sparkling snow and glittery deer, and how gorgeous is that embossed frame?! I can think of so many different ways you could use this idea. I would be thrilled if you’re inspired to try one of your own. If you do, we’d love to have you share it on the new Elizabeth Craft Designs Family page on Facebook. People have been sharing some amazing cards!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a wonderful, creative weekend!

Shelly

 

Supply List:

Other Supplies:

  • Blue Ink
  • Sticky Embossing Powder
  • Heat Gun
  • Scissors