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My first Pop’n Cut

February 24, 2013

0022I have had a fun time playing with the new Card Base Pop’n Cuts and the Dress Form Pop’n Cuts which fits inside.  They are really easy to use as long as you place the insert in the right way.   The matching All Dressed Up stamp set and Dress Up Framelits make co-ordination easy.  However, you can get caught up in all the little extra pieces when you are designing the inside of your card.

I used Whisper White card to cut the dress form piece for the inside of my card and then started playing with the pieces to finish it off.  I cut the dress form using the framelit from Soft Suede card and cut my dress from the Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Paper.  I wrapped it with a little Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, punched Melon Mambo using one of the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, attached it over the ribbon and added a medium Basic Pearl to the centre. 0034 I decorated the neck with some Basic Pearls as well.  I cut a piece of Whisper White, ran it through the Pop’n Cuts Base and embossed it using the Stripes Embossing Folder before attaching it behind the dress form.  I wanted to make a mirror so I attached some Aluminum foil (the type you use in the kitchen) to a scrap of Whisper White card using an Anywhere Glue Stick and punched it using the Extra Large Oval Punch.  I attached the “mirror” to Basic Gray card cut using one of the Lots of Tags Sizzlits and then to the embossed card.  I cut another piece of Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Paper using one of the Labels Framelits, cutting to give me a straight edge to line up below the dress form.  I think it looks like a floor rug.  I stamped the greeting from the Field Flowers stampset using Melon Mambo ink onto Whisper White card and punched it using the Extra Large Oval Punch, attached it to a Basic Gray Decorative Label and then to the centre of the “floor rug”.  I am really happy with the way this has all come together.

0014To finish the outside of the card, I cut a strip of Whisper White card 4-1/4″ wide across the 8-1/4″ width.   I punched one edge of a piece of Pacific Point card using the Scallop Trim Border Punch and attached it to one of the 4-1/4″ ends of the Whisper White card.  I scored the card and attached the Dress Form insert.  I cut strips of Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series paper, cut “fishtails” in one end of each piece and attached them to the card front.  I stamped “happiness” from the Loving Thoughts stamp set onto Whisper White card, cut it using the largest Bitty Banner Framelit and trimmed one edge flat.  I attached this to Basic Gray card, cut the fishtail to match, and then added it to the card front.

One of the things that I love about these cards, is that it comes with a pre-cut slot so you can “lock” the card closed.  This is especially important because the inside can be a little bulky when you put all the layers together.

I had a lot of fun playing with these pieces and know that you will too.  It is a little expensive to get all the pieces, but although these particular Pop’n Cuts are exclusive to Stampin’ Up!, the other Pop’n Cuts dies that Sizzix sells will work with the Stampin’ Up! ones.  Also you only need one Pop’n Cuts Base to use all the different inserts.  I really hope that we get more of these fun dies when our new catalogue is released later this year.

Karen Burniston a designer for Sizzix, is the lovely lady who designed these Stampin’ Up! exclusive dies.  Her video gives an overview of how to use the dies correctly.

I’d really love to know what you think of this card.

Bye for now, Kris.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 24, 2013 8:40 am

    This is gorgeous and thanks for the instructions. I love the colours you’ve used. This is the next bundle I’m going to play with. Thanks for the inspiration


  2. Lynda S permalink
    February 24, 2013 8:43 am

    I have looked many a time at the framelits Kris, but never thought of the larger dies. I love the look of this card….esp the wee panel embossing and the faux mirror. So sweet and oh so clever.


  3. February 24, 2013 11:52 pm

    As I said in my e-mail — absolutely awesome!! Love it on inside and outside!! Would you e-mail me how you got the video downloaded. I have done it in the past, but totally forgot how did it — LOL!? The mirror on the inside was perfect touch!!


  4. February 26, 2013 10:46 am

    Oh I love this Kris…… nicely done & finished to perfection. Love the touches of pearls & of course your “mirror” TFS


  5. Jasmin permalink
    March 1, 2013 9:29 pm

    Another great card with this die! I can’t wait til I get my one and have to copy all of your loveley projects.


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