Friday, April 12, 2013

You Mean the World to Me Pop `n Cut card

Hi everyone! Gretchen here and I’ve got a colorful, new tutorial to share with you today featuring Karen Burniston’s Pop `n Cuts base die and several fun new dies from Echo Park as well as a new On The Edge die by Tim Holtz.

I was very happy to discover that the label stamp and matching Framelits die from the All About A Boy stamp and die set from Echo Park fit perfectly on the PNC Circle Label insert and matching label Sizzlit. Such an awesome bonus when product works perfectly together!

To start the card, you will need to cut your base from cardstock using the PNC Base Die and the Circle Label insert. Following the die directions, make sure your tick marks are all lined up, add your paper, make your sandwich, and run through your machine, and then fold.

You will also need to cut a piece of patterned paper that is 4-1/4 x 6” to cover the opening. Use the On The Edge Torn Notebook die to add a decorative edge to one end of your patterned paper that will be on the front of your card.

Fold your patterned paper about 2” in from the non-decorative edge and adhere your patterned paper to your card base, covering the PNC opening.

die cutting
Stamp the sentiment for the front of your card using the All About A Boy Stamp and Die set and then cut it out using the coordinating Framelits die that comes with the set.

Next, cut two large and three small gears from the All About a Boy Thinlits set.

Layer gears and sentiment onto the front of your card as shown. Use scissors to trim off the excess gear parts that hang off your card front. For my light blue gear, I added some pop-dots underneath to give it a bit more dimension.

Moving onto the inside of your card, cut a piece of paper to 4-1/4” x 6”. From there you can cut it at the 2-1/2” mark, making two pieces. Cut one edge from each piece using the On The Edge Torn Notebook die.

Glue down the larger piece of patterned paper to the top portion of your card and the smaller piece to the bottom, making sure the decorative edges are towards the PNC fold. Use scissors to cut off the excess patterned paper and round the corners to match the base card edge.

Cut five more gears for the inside of your card, two large and three small. Layer them inside your card as shown and cut off the excess once glued down. The smaller orange gear I attached to the back of the PNC label to give the inside of the card even more depth.

Use the All About A Boy stamp and die set again and stamp a label, then cut out with matching Framelit. Create a larger label out of contrasting cardstock using the Sizzlits Love set. Glue your stamped image onto larger label. (Again, awesome bonus that they work so well together!)

Finally, use the Typeset Sizzlits Alphabet Set to create the word “always” and glue to the front of your label. Adhere the finished label onto your Pop `n Cut and you are officially done.

I’m loving the gear dies! Even the front sentiment has little gears within the stamp. So cool! This card would be perfect for any guy in your life. After you create it, don’t forget to send it off and make someone's day!

die cutting supplies

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Paper Co. All About A Boy 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Ink: ColorBox Cornflower
Adhesive: Tombow Permanent Adhesive; Zig Glue; Fiskars- Pop-Dots; Glue Dots
Tools: Procision Paper Trimmer (Fiskars); scissors

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  1. Wow ! fabulous masculine card !Thanks for sharing the steps !

  2. Fabulous card Gretchen! Awesome discovery that those dies work so well together! Love the colours and patterns.

    1. Thanks Anna-Karin! I was thrilled to see they worked so great together!

  3. Love this card! That's so awesome that the EP stamp fits the Circle Label so perfectly!

  4. love this card, gretchen! those gear shapes are really cool! - vivian

  5. Awesome card Gretchen!! What a cute set, I'll add that to my wish list. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  6. Lookin' good, Gretchen! It's great to be able to make our own coordinating embellies!!

  7. Very Cool Card! Love the gears! Fantastic that the framelits fit the pop n cuts base that I already own! My grandson's birthday is this month and this card gives me the inspiration I need. These dies are already on my wish list. Thank you for sharing this card and the tutorial, guy cards are challenging.
    Jacquelene L.

    1. So glad you liked it, thank you so much! Guy cards ARE challenging... which is probably why I don't make them to often, lol!


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