Since I drove away last week for the Thanksgiving weekend without my project, or at least a photo of it, I’ll share both projects today. Think of it as a little Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Blog Hop Thursday bonus!
Up today on the Triple Play blog hop is a great little pop-up gift card holder (Sizzix Die #656740) that gives any card an extra bit of fun. The die is designed by Karen Burniston, who I’m convinced has some kind of crazy superhero melding of engineer and craft brains to be able to design the mechanics of these dies, yet still decorate them so beautifully.
This die is all about the inside of the card, so I’ll show what I did with that first.
The pieces for this pop-up were cut from white cardstock. I used Clearsnap Chalk Ink in Moss Green and Chestnut to directly ink the cardstock to coordinate with my card. Just for fun, I cut off the “you” portion of the phrase to use later. Then I put it all together using Karen’s handy dandy assembly instructions.
To finish the card, I added dotted paper strips to cover the white tabs of the pop up, and a rectangle of striped paper, leaving a bit of space to write in at the bottom. Karen also sent a spare “front” to use as spare parts. I cut out the bracket frame from the spare piece, inked it in Chestnut, cut it apart, and put it back together in a smaller, vertical format. After layering a small label and a jeweled flower, the “you” part of the die makes it’s reappearance.
And if you’re curious, here’s the coordinating card front:
As for the second part of today’s two-fer, here’s what I made from Eileen Hull’s Scoreboards Frame Die from last week’s hop: My apologies to Eileen for my spacey moment last week!
To see how the frame project was created, click here: Sizzix Hanging Frame.
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