I had some requests to draft a template of the Tuxedo I used on my Wedding card.
You can click on the photo above to see the rest of the Wedding card. Here is a FREE template for a tuxedo to fit the Stampin' Up! Exclusive Dress Form Pop 'n Cuts Insert and/or the Stampin' Up! Exclusive Dress Up Framelits set.
This is going to be a great way to use the Stampin' Up! Pop 'n Cuts in a more masculine way. Today I made a Valentine's Day Card for my husband, John.
For the front of the card, I did something different with the Card Base. Instead of using the built-in closure, I folded my card before die cutting and used the decorative-edged end to cut through both layers, resulting in an A2-sized card with matching decorative edges. (Note: this technique works for making solid and/or backing cards, but not for the pop-up part of the card, which requires the staggered folds created by the insert. For the pop-up part you need a long flat strip with no folds.)
This card would also make a great Father's Day card, or Anniversary Card, or Groom's card, or Prom card, or Mardi Gras Ball card (add a Mardi Gras mask and prepare to be awesome!)
I actually took some photos as I was making this card (yay me for thinking ahead!) so I'll share those steps:
For die cutting, I first cut a strip of cardstock to 4" wide. This is a little trick I often use if I'm starting with 12x12 cardstock. By using 4" strips, I can get three Pop 'n Cuts interior cards from one sheet of cardstock. It only works, though, if you're planning on trimming the ends shorter and using a "full" backing card. With a 4" piece, you won't be able to cut a working closure, so plan on trimming at least an inch from both ends. This trick also gives you a little interior side border, so it looks great when you're using contrasting colors/patterns for your pop-up/backing cards.
Next, use Post-it notes to mask off the table and the floor. I also masked off just the top of the dress form. No need to mask the rest of the form because the tuxedo will cover it. To make my wall paneling, I first added strips of thin graphic art tape (office supply store) and then sponged ink and stamped a woodgrain texture. When I peeled up the tape some of the freshly sponged texture peeled up too, but I decided I liked it!
To change the color of the table I put a piece of DSP over just the table portion of the die and ran it through the Big Shot. I used scissors to isolate and remove the two halves of the table and then glued them in place.
Post-it notes make such great masks and can be used over and over. I masked off the floor and stamped a spotted texture.
My general method for adding a Pop 'n Cuts insert card to a backing card is to coat one half with tape runner, then line it up in the fold and press to one half of the backing card. Then I flip the card over, add adhesive to the other half of the pop-up card, and press it to the other half of the backing card.
Next I constructed a Tuxedo using the template and glued it to the front of the dress form. Since this is a Valentines Day card, I added a heart button as a boutonniere, but on the right side, to be a rebel! (Actually, I didn't know it was supposed to go on the left. I discovered that just now when I was Googling how to spell boutonniere!)
If you missed the video on the Stampin' Up! Pop 'n Cuts exclusive dies, here it is again:
I would love to see some creations with this template. Demonstrators are welcome to use the template for classes as long as my logo and website stays on the template.
So go ahead - tell a man he's dapper with a pop-up card! (They love that!)
EDITED TO ADD: Have you also checked out my latest *FREE* template to fit these dies and make Floating Floor for animating more items? There's a video, too: SU FLOATING FLOOR