Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Merry Christmas



Hi everyone,

It's my turn to post a Pop It Ups Wednesday tutorial on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. This time round I am playing with a few of Karen Burniston's new dies being released this month to create a Christmas Card. With only 137 days till Christmas I figured it was time I started making some cards to add to my Christmas stash.


Here's how I created my card:

1. Cut a piece of red cardstock so it measures 11 inches x 5 1/2 inches. Score along the 11 inch side at 5 1/2 inches to create a side folding card.



  • Place the main pop up die from the Anita Frames Pop Up die set so that the centre nubs of the die are lined up with the centre fold of the card. Run through die cutting machine. 
  • Refer to Karen Burniston's Anita Frames video on how to assemble the Anita Frames Pop Up card for easier assembly.


2.  Cut two pieces of striped designer paper that measures 2 1/2 inches x 5 1/2 inches. Also cut two strips of green cardstock that measure 1 inch x 5 1/2 inches. Adhere the edge of the designer paper onto the green cardstock strip so that approximately 1/8 inch shows. Attach designer paper to either side of card as per photo above.

  • Use the decorative die from the Anita Frames Pop Up die set and die cut 4 decorative pieces to attach to the centre panel of the pop up.
  • Using black ink, stamp the sentiments "Merry Christmas" and "May your Season be ever so Merry" onto White Soft Finish Cardstock. Use the middle sized label from the Anita Frames Pop Up die set to die cut sentiments. Color the word "Season" using red markers.
  • Using green cardstock, die cut two labels using the largest sized label from the Anita Frames Pop Up die set. 
  • Layer sentiment panel to green cardstock label and attach to the label area on the centre pop up panel.



3. Die cut the following from the Holiday Charms die set (one of each will be set aside for the front of the card) -
  • (3) Christmas Trees from green cardstock
  • (3) Presents from Designer Paper
  • (3) Bows from green cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back.
  • Sponge around edges of each of the green pieces using green ink. Color trunks of trees using a brown marker.
  • Adhere the bow to the present.
  • Attach Charms to either side of the card using foam tape, using photo above as a guide.
  • Use Gold Border Assorted Peel Off Stickers so that it runs from the top loop of each of the charms to the top of the card.
  • Decorate the Christmas Trees using Red/Gold Glitter Dot Peel Off Stickers



The Front of the Card:

4. Cut a second piece of red card that measures 11 inches x 5 1/2 inches. Score along the 11 inch side at 5 1/2 inches so you have a side folding card.
  • Apply Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the back of the inside card panel we created above, being careful not to apply adhesive near the areas that pop up.
  • Attach the inside pop up to the outer red card.
5. Cut another piece of striped designer paper that measures 2 1/2 inches x 5 1/2 inches. Also cut a strip of green cardstock that measure 1 inch x 5 1/2 inches. Adhere the edge of the designer paper onto the green cardstock strip so that approximately 1/8 inch shows. Attach designer paper to either side of card as per photo above.
  • Using the remaining Christmas Tree and Present Charms that we die cut in step 3 attach to card as per photo above.
  • Use Gold Border Assorted Peel Off Stickers so that it runs from the top loop of each of the charms to the top of the card.
  • Decorate the Christmas Trees using Red/Gold Glitter Dot Peel Off Stickers
6. Using the "Merry Christmas" sentiment from the Merry Christmas Pop Up Card die set, die cut sentiment from green cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back.
  • Adhere sentiment to the lower left hand side of the card as per photo above.
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:
Inks - Black; Peeled Paint Distress Ink
Cardstock - Red; Green; Dark Green
Designer Paper - Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas Up in the Housetops 12 x 12 
Markers - Red Copic Marker, Brown Copic Marker
Foam Tape
Die Cutting Machine

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3 comments:

  1. I really like the way you used the charms here - such a great holiday card!

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  2. Great card with an easy-to-follow tutorial. Can't wait for the new dies to be released so I can give this a try.

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  3. great tutorial.....fab holiday card

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