Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop: 2 for 1 Special

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.

sizzix pop up 3d gift card holder detail

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.

Sizzix blog hop 3d pop up gift card holder

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:

sizzix pop up 3d gift card holder 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!

sizzix frame die by eileen hull

To see how the frame project was created, click here: Sizzix Hanging Frame.

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  1. Candice Windham says:

    Carla, both of the pieces are beautiful. I especially like the added touch of the covered tabs on the pop-up gift card holder.

    These pieces have Carla Schauer written all over them. Your style really stands out, Sista!

  2. Well that is just too clever! I love that you moved the “you”! You could also put a name next to the “for” and it would be personalized, huh? You’ve inspired me for sure! Also, you sew really straight and the back looks as good as the front – my sewing machine hates me, so I am in awe of that, too! Ooh, and your frame project from last week is so bright and cheery. Love it all!

  3. Wow Carla- great colors and love the arrangement of all the peices. And I totally agree Karen is amazing… sheesh.

  4. brendapinnick says:

    Carla, these are awesome! Nice work, especially since you’ve been on the road! yep, Karen is my brainiac friend!!

  5. Carla – Love how you inked the pop up part and cut the YOU out to use on the base of your card!

  6. Tara Noel says:

    Thanks for sharing all your projects. Love them both!

  7. I love your card. The idea to seperate the two words is brilliant. Ialso think the stiching around the card adds a really beautiful touch.