Pop Up Dress Card Template

My guess is it would be sooooooo much easier to just use the Card Base Pop N Cuts and then the Dress Form Pop N Cuts dies but my budget is tiny at the moment so needs must!

This Insert will fit inside a standard half width A 4 length (10.5 cm X 29.7 cm) score at 15 cm

1. Ok so here we go, cut an A4 length 10 cm wide.

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2. Measure in 2cm from one long edge and draw a line from 9 cm to 17.5 cm Cut along this line  Flip the card over and repeat so that the cut lines are the same distance for the end.

3. Score in the middle section framed by the two cuts at 9 cm 11.5 cm and 17.5 cm

4 Score VERY LIGHTLY at 15 cm on the two thin outer strips

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5. Gently fold the 9cm score to a valley the 11.5 to a mountain and the 17.5 to a valley also then the 15cm fold to a valley this should form the pop out section You may need to ease the folds into place to make it all sit flat depending on how exact your scoring was : ) Flatten in all your folds well with a bone scorer

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Now to shape the end

6 Using a Framelits dies slip the folded card over one edge and under the next so that the cut ends of the card are what will be cut

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I have shown two different dies here one is the large shape from Apothecary Accents and the other is from the Labels framelits

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7. Tape in place with re-positional tape or sticky notes so it wont move. Make sure you have positioned it equally and have the top edge of the die even with the end of the cardstock.

8. Die cut the two ends together with the Big Shot

Now to position it in the card you are going to stick in one side at a time

9. Add adhesive to only the frame part of one side of the insert NOT the pop out bit and position right AT the fold line of your base card These measurements should give you a wee frame of the base card around the edge but not overhang the base card.

10. Then while keeping your inner folded again put adhesive only on the frame part of the insert and fold the card base closed onto it.

P1010304 (640x579) Now when you open it it should look like this!

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Once you have got that the world is your oyster! Of course the fancy die does have a wee diagonal slit across each back bottom corner that the front corners slot into to keep the card closed but you can add that if you want to, I didn’t bother.

I {Heart} U Clean and Simple Challenges Card

I had a hankering to create but also a complete brain fade as to WHAT to create so I took a peek at some of the challenge sites, ideas started to fire and this is the result.

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So I used a Colour Challenge –Dynamic Duos ; a sketch challenge – Clean and Simple; and a couple of inspiration challenges – Addicted to CAS which was Heart and lastly CAS-ual Friday with Love Letters

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Because one of these challenges was time sensitive you get the bonus of TWO posts in one day but I still have more Dress Up projects for you to come.

Dress Up For the Wedding Season

Is there a season for weddings in New Zealand?? I dont know never having gotten around to that. The first thing I saw in the *NEW* Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Catalogue was the Dress Up Framelits on page 32, I love the whole suite BUT could I afford it all? Did I need it all? Well in the true fashion of Kiwis everywhere “I said I can do that, dont need the fancy bits!” So I made my own pop up platform card template so I could recreate the Dress form PopnCuts without the die. Do you remember the card i posted on Jan 25th? No? well here it is again

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And here is what it looks like when you open it!

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And for a closer look at the outfits, the jacket is all hand pieced and the dress is made with the Dress Up framelits

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Pretty fun huh! What is even better is for the next week its going to be Dress Up week so I can showcase what you can do with these dies plus tomorrow I will share my template for making the pop up part of the card so check back then for more. Dont forget you can click on the picture of the new Seasonal Catalogue over  in the right hand column to follow the link to Downloadable PDF OR you can view an online version HERE

Vine Street Video

Join Brandi Barnard from Stampin’ Up! as she talks about the Vine Street Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

I am coming to the decision that this folder is nice as I wasn’t all that taken with it to start with. The best thing was I got it for free just buy by buying Stampin’ stuff I wanted! If you have seen a SaleABration catalogue yet then follow the links in the post above to see all the gorgeous products you can earn by placing an order of $120 or hosting a workshop.

I did a card swap with some our Team Demonstrators and four of the cards used the Vine Street Embossing folder so take a look at these samples. The first which is my personal favourite was created by Kristine McNickle

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This cute wee trifold is by Rachael Knight

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Another lovely sample by Paula Reid

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And the last one is by Delys Cram

P1010338 (640x433) Tomorrow I will FINALLY get to some projects from the NEW Seasonal Catalogue!! Its been a hectic few days getting everyone back to work and school and with all the heat as well. The last two days rain have been a blessed relief.