Friday, March 15, 2013

Pop and Cut Easter Card!

Good Morning Everybody!

Happy Friday To You!   Wow!  What a week huh?  It goes so quickly!  Hey by the way, thank you so much for coming by the Ustream Show Tuesday!  I think we were off to a good start.  Next week we will finish covering the box and adding the embellishments.  Thanks again for being there whether live or visiting the recording...

Last night I was trying my hand at the some of the amazing Pop and Cut Card dies from Karen Burniston and Sizzix.  My first attempt into this fun world of Pop Up Cards....It was a blast!  I pulled out some of my favorite things and gave it a go....I was going for an Easter card and here's what I came up with....










All the supplies used to make this card can be purchased from Inspiration Emporium! Go Shopping Here! 

First, I cut some chipboard Mini Bunnies from the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Movers and Shapers Die and adhered them to a chipboard card front.  I went over the front with Inkssentials Foil Tape and used my stylus to deboss a pattern into the surface of the card around the bunnies.

Next, I used Tim Holtz Distress Paints to go over the front of the card to add some color.  I used tag remnants that had been sprayed with Dylusions inks, wrapped them around a skewer to coil them and then glued them underneath the bunnies.  Last, I added a painted ribbon to the card front and tied a bow.

Then here's where more fun came in....I die cut Karen's Pop 'n Cuts 3D Pop Up onto cardstock.  So cool how this works!  I stamped the die cut card base with the Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz -Easter Blueprint.  I glued the cardstock piece into chipboard covers added more Easter Blueprint bunnies and eggs and that was it.  It was so much fun.
Now that I have an idea of how these cool dies work...My head is spinning with ideas.....

Hope you all have an awesome day and a great weekend!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter




34 comments:

  1. This. Is. Fabulous! Wow! The dimension and richness you created is remarkable! Love all the techniques and how seamlessly everything blends. Gorgeous! More, please!

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  2. OOOO this just puts me in the Hippity Hoppity Mood... Happy Friday!!!!!!

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  3. Lardy, you have too much time on your hands! If I am going to have any hope of getting Easter cards made I am going to have to do it this weekend. I bought a cute bunny stamp to use, but that is as far as I have gotten. I don't think what I will produce will be nearly as intricate as the beautiful card you made though.

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  4. I love your card! The front is so cool! I love those swirly streamers that you made with leftover pieces of card stock and Dylusions sprays! And then on the inside... another treat! I really need to take my pop n cut out of the package and work with it! I bet you did have a blast! Hope you and Cesar have a fabulous weekend!

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  5. Awesome Jim! I love the fun confetti you made with the stips/and Dylusions! What a fun accent. I love the details of the pop up. So bright and happy in feel! Have a great weekend!

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  6. Super cute card, Jim! I'm so glad you had time to figure out the PnC die and make this fun Easter card. LOVE all the bright colors on the eggs and the bunnies! This is a great example of how to mix all the crafty goodness of Tim and Dyan...LOVE IT!

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  7. This is fantastic what a fun easter card one to put a smile on anyones face. Great job and lots of lovely products used on it
    Ria

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  8. Love this! So eggstra special, love the coloring. Have a great weekend.
    Hugz, Z

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  9. Love that Karen's dies are being used in such non-traditional ways. Otherwise the imagination gets plugged up! Loved Fiona's gift too. Amazing. thanks as always for sharing.

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  10. Love all those spring colors,for your first try you mastered it....

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  11. Love the card, so springy! I'm hoping maybe on a Sunday you could work with the pop n cuts. I got it for Christmas and have yet to try it, but you've inspired me to give it a go. Have a great weekend!

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  12. Love your beautiful bunnies. Fantastic

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  13. How fun is this? Love it! Hey, just noticed that you are over 1000 followers. Wow! Congrats.

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  14. Jim...your Easter pop up card is absolutely adorable! I love how bright it is and how the bunnies and eggs on the inside just seem to hop out at you! <3 Candy

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  15. Now this is my idea of an Easter card!!

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  16. Yeeehaaaa!! Love this Jim awesome as always! Have a fabulous weekend my friend

    Kaz x

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  17. Wow! This card shouts Easter. I don't know if bunnies make noises. You must know being that you're on the farm.I'm thinking you're going to want to make another pop-n-cut on Sunday, too. Apparently a lot of us, myself included, are sitting around with an unused die. Probably a greater idea for a Tuesday Ustream - Sundays are your time.Your weekend has started - have a great one!
    Hugs
    Mo(Mori49)

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  18. Just when I think you've done it all, you pull another technique out of your bag of tricks. This is sooooooo fun! I've ordered one, but it's on backorder and won't get here in time for Easter.

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  19. I have to learn how to do this-these bunnies made my day.

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  20. That is the craziest, most colorful and beautiful Easter card I have ever seen!!! Love it!

    ~ Di

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  21. I find it hard to believe this is your first go at this. It's fabulous! Such detail. I have a Grand Calibur which doesn't accommodate the big dies, but sure love seeing the projects that do. Pop-up cards are a fun favorite of mine.

    Question: can you butt the edges of the foil tape right up to each other in order to eliminate any seam, or do you need the overlap to make up for any stretching of the tape the die might produce? Just one of those, "Hhmmm?" questions my mind often ponders. ;-)

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  22. Jimbo, I am absolutely IN LOVE with this card. Especially the inside.

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  23. How cute!! I love those blueprint stamps and my local craft store said they weren't getting them in. :( Ugh! The accordion card dies are a lot of fun too, you need to try them. This also makes me think I have a template from years ago for pop-up cards that I need to find.

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  24. Love your card, YOU ROCK! I had to laugh because the blue speckled paper on the inside made me crave Robin egg candy! Love all the color!

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  25. Awesome!! Jim...would luv to see a ustream on this...(I'll even miss a class for this one)....very cool!!

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  26. fab jim i have Karens whole range of pop up diys ect i got them after i saw what she sent you she also has some new ones comming out soon love the card big love marc

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  27. JIM, Congratulations!!!! You passed the 1000 followers mark, it wasn't long ago that you and I had the same amount of followers. I'm at 256 and you just flew by me, that goes to show you how amazingly talented you are. Not only talented but such a sweet and funny guy, I'm proud to call you my friend.

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  28. Jim, how do you think of this stuff??? foil covered die cut bunnies? Yuck! Except they're totally cool with your colors and how you put them together! I wish I could walk around in your head for awhile! I love, love, love this! So how did Shari notice you went over 1000? She's just a better friend/noticer? I feel so guilty. But you know I think you're kewl. #1 son is here "borrowing" wood from his dad to make himself a monitor stand for his computer monitor that he can slip his computer under. Apparently "the cat" woke him up at 4:30 a.m. so he did some DIY web surfing and got this idea. the slab of wood will be held up by wine corks -- then he asked if we had any wine corks!

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  29. Such a fantabulous card! A riot of colour and cuteness!
    Alison x

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