When I think about pop up cards, I think about this Pop Up Christmas Tree we made several years ago. I made some and they were not so hard. I was all alone in a quiet place with no feeling that I should hurry. I was a relatively new demonstrator. That shouldn't be an excuse for my faulty thinking, but I just wanted you to know where I was coming from. I designed a Christmas card class – 4 each of 4 different cards. One of the designs was this pop up card. Not only was it a little challenging, but the ornaments were tiny little things that had to be run through the big shot over and over and over again to have enough of a quantity to really decorate the tree. Again, not a problem……just a little time consuming.
Then came the class…….my house was filled with women. Then came the pop up card. It was a defining moment for many of us. Carla loved the challenge and made all of her cards. Several others declined to make that card. One group of ladies decided they would come back to my house the next afternoon and make their cards (and it took all afternoon). One thing about it, it was definately memorable! The ladies have continued to talk about it from time to time when my projects get a little involved.
Now for a new pop up card! In the several years since the Christmas tree card, things have changed. This new die is amazing. There is a stamp set, framelits, and two Big Shot dies. I can make lots of different things with this and I suspect this will not be the last pop up die we see.
Have you figured out what new set and framelits and dies I'm talking about?
These are the framelits. Think about the possibilities…………
Isn't this lovely with the pearl necklace?
And this is so pretty, too………..
But, this is my favorite. Check out the dress skirt is made with those fun new flowers out of the spring catalog. See how they have a little color to them? They have been dipped, dotted, tapped – whatever you want to call it – on a stamp pad. Just a little color but so gorgeous!
I am so feeling a class making these cards with this set.
All of these cards just use the framelits. Think about using the framelits with designer papers to make pattered tops or maybe a patterned dress with a "sweater" in a solid color.
And, we haven't even used all the dies to make these pop up.
This is what the base looks like. It has a lovely decorated edge and tiny slits in the other end of the cardstock so that the top will slide into the bottom and close. Not a very good description, but I hope you kind of get the picture of this. You could use this die for many things besides the pop up dress up card. You can use this for the base of any card.
Here's what the pop up die looks like. This is a separate die from the card base. See the possibilities? This piece is cut and scored. The developer (Karen Burniston) says that it takes about 10 seconds to make this a pop up card. I think she's right!
If you had this pop up die, you could punch out the dress form with the framelit out of beautiful designer paper……………
Here are the four different items you can get to make these cards. The stamps and the framelits can be purchased in a bundle. The other two dies are separate.
Keep checking back and see when my class will be for these. It's going to be so fun!!
Thanks for stopping by. I hope something you see here inspires you to stamp.