Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Happy Birthday from the Monsters

Hi everyone! I’m Gretchen and today I’m sharing my first official project and blog post with you for Sizzix. Today we’ll be making this super cute Happy Birthday from the Monsters pop-up card made using the Scallop Circle 3-D Pop-Up Die by Karen Burniston.

Start by stamping a monster image onto white cardstock, place a Fancy Label Framelit around it centering your image, hold down the Framelit with a mini post-it note tab. Use the next size up Framelit to cut a red piece of cardstock. Run the pieces through your Big Shot machine. Place the white stamped piece on the red piece and glue together, set aside.

Next, use a standard A2 card base cut out of kraft cardtock. Outline the inside and outside of your card with a black pen. Cut a wide strip of patterned paper and a thin strip of patterned paper, both 5-1/2” in length. Glue the thin patterned paper strip to the front of the wide trip. Run this piece through a Xyron machine.

Assemble your card front by adding trim around the long portion of your patterned paper piece, leaving enough length to easily tie ends together. Lay strip onto card base front and press securely. Add the white and red label you already made using pop-dots on to card front as shown. Make sure to have the trim go underneath the label. Tie decorative trim to the left side of the label and trim.

Stamp “happy birthday” onto kraft cardstock. Cut out, outline with black, and adhere to the front of your card under label die cut piece.

For the inside, use the Scallop Circle 3-D Pop-Up die. Lay your paper on the die, right side down. Run through the machine and fold on the score lines according to package directions.

Decorate top of card with a thin strip of patterned paper and the wide/thin combination that you did on the front of the card, towards the bottom. Adhere die cut to the inside of your card.

Stamp, cut out, and assemble three different monsters out of different colors of cardstock. Add googly eyes to each. Stamp sentiment onto white cardstock and cut out using a Framelit. Glue sentiment onto the bottom tier of the pop-up. Add one monster to the top tier of the pop-up and the the other two on either side of the sentiment.

Tip: Stamp sentiment towards the bottom of your paper and lay the Framlit only over the portion you want cut leaving you a flat edge to place in your pop-up card.

Share this fun card with a birthday boy or girl!

Misc: white pen, black pen, red colored pencil, googly eyes.
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  1. A tutorial easy to follow and a fun and cheerful card. Congratulations. A greeting from Barcelona.

  2. This card makes me so happy! I love that it is good for boys or for girls, and I especially love that awesome tip about using the Framelit at the bottom of the page to create a flat edge. Brilliant!

  3. What a fun card Gretchen! Love all the extra details...especially the outlining.

  4. Oh, that's adorable! What child wouldn't love those pop up monsters?

  5. OH Gretchen! This is awesome!
    Question... what card size is good to use with that die?

    1. Hey Lizzie! Thanks you! The card size that will work is A2 (5.5x4.25) or larger, it just depends on what you're going to embellish it with. If you check the product page - - there's also a video that might be helpful. :-)

  6. Always looking for ideas using this pop up die. Thanks for the inspiration. Marlene

  7. this is great and now I need the pop up die - I have one of the framlit sets ans find it cuts brilliantly

  8. Very, very cute and cool at the same time! Way to go Gretchen! Love those little monsters :)

  9. Super cute card. Love the little monsters. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

  10. Oh, I MUST try this....absolutely fun and adorable!!!

  11. Super cute card! Love the pop up monsters!

  12. Love the pop up and those cute little monsters


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