Friday, May 11, 2012

Thank You Card featuring the Scallop Pull Tag Frame Die

Hi everyone! Gretchen here sharing with you another awesome pop-up die designed by Karen Burniston. Today I decided to mix the super cute Sizzix Framelits Bicycle Die Set with the Scallop Pull Tag Frame Die.

The Framelits and Hero Arts stamps come in one set so it makes it easy to stamp and cut them out. The Framelits take all the guess work out of the cutting for you.

Start by stamping out four banners and the medium bicycle images as well as your thank you sentiment on coordinating patterned paper. Place images onto platform and place Framelit on top of image with the cutting blade side down. Line it up so you can see all your image. I like to hold mine in place with the sticky portion of a Post It note. Run the dies through your Big Shot machine to die-cut the shapes.

Next, use the Styled Labels die to die-cut the rounded label out of white.

Now it’s time to start assembling your card front. Cut a piece of cardstock to 4” x 12” and score in the center, then fold in half. Your card base will be 4” x 6” when closed. Adhere a piece of patterned paper to the front of your card that is approximately 3-3/4” x 5-3/4”. Outline with a black pen.

Assemble banner pieces and label on card front and glue down. Trim label. Use your pen to connect banner pieces and make little bows on each end.

Add the thank you sentiment and bike pieces to your card front as shown in the example and glue down. There are three flowers that will go on the card but we’ll do that at the end.

Now we’re going to work on the inside of the card. This is where the very cool Scallop Pull Tag Die comes into play.

For my card, I did not use all the pieces the die has to offer, just the main top and bottom portions as well as the pull tab. For the top portion (the piece that is yellow and white in the example) as well as the tab, you’ll need a piece of paper that is approximately 5-1/2” x 6” to make sure you get it all covered on the die. For the bottom portion, you’ll need a piece of paper that is approximately 2-1/2” x 6”.

Lay your two pieces of paper on top of your die and run your it through your Big Shot machine to die-cut the pieces. Save the cool little label that gets cut out for another project.

Fold top piece and add a strong adhesive to your two main pieces as shown in the package directions.

Assemble your pull tag according to package directions. Make sure top pieces are lined up and adhere together. Fold your bottom tabs and secure together as shown. Make sure the short tab is over the long tab, this way you’ll be able to pull your Pull Tag smoothly. Slide your back piece of the pull tag into the the little loop portion you just made.

Add a strong adhesive to the back portion as shown. Fold the pull tab piece in half and add to the bottom of your assembled Pull Tag when it is flat. Just line it up in the half circle portion and adhere with Glue Dots. For good measure I like to use my Tiny Attatcher to give it an extra strong hold.

Note: It’s important to use a strong adhesive, this is the only portion of your Pull tag that gets adhered to the inside of your card so you want to make sure it stays put.

Add your pull tag to the right hand portion on the inside of your card. Centering it as best as possible, just make sure when the card is closed, none of your Pull Tag is sticking out.

We wont be using the label opening that automatically cuts with the top part of the tag. Cut a 2” x 2” piece of white cardstock, outline in black, and glue to the front of your Pull Tag, covering the opening.

Now we need to decorate the Pull Tag and inside of the card. Stamp and cut 5 banner pieces and the large bike out of coordinating patterned papers.

Add banners to the left hand side of the card as shown. Take a bone folder and go over the crease one more time where the banners overlap the crease so it will fold nicely. Use a black pen to connect banners and add little hand drawn bows. Glue bike onto white portion of of pull tag. Add two large flower and one small flower embellishment using Glue Dots. Make sure they adheres onto to the front portion of your Pull Tag and not to the card base.

Stamp out have a great day onto coordination paper. Use your paper trimmer to cut it out. It will be approximately 2” x 3/4”.

Here’s where the magic happens! Pull your pull tab and wa-la! The cute little bike pops up! Glue down your sentiment onto the bottom piece of your pull tab, towards the top, as shown.

When your recipient opens their card, they’ll be surprised by some extra fun! The Scallop Pull Tag Frame Die even leaves extra room for you to write down your own personal greeting. It’s such an entertaining die to use!

Last but not least, go back to the front of the card to add one large and two small flower embellishments using Glue Dots.

Note: When I’m making a pop-up, if there is something bulky that will go on the front, I normally like to add it last. It makes working with the inside of the card a bit easier.

Once your card is complete, make sure to drop it in the mail to someone special! It will make their day!


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6 comments:

  1. Love, love, love that card! Thank you for the instructions!

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  2. This is so cute!!! I might just need to add that pop-up to my collection!

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  3. Love it! Absolutely adore! Thanks for showing off the Pull Tag and for explaining it so well, G!

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  4. What a precious card!! I love that Framelits Die and stamp set and am adding it to my wishlist.

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  5. What a super fun card! I just made a shopping list since I only have the Styled Labels die! :o)

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