Happy New Year!
It's time for another Sneak Peek of my new Pop it Ups dies being released at the CHA show in ten days. (*gulp! So much left to do!*)
The Accordion Album is one of my most popular designs and I'm excited to introduce three new shapes - a circle, an oval and a fancy label. Plus, all of the new die sets will come with the accessory dies included. Optional add-on purchases are the mitered decorator frames and you can see how those work in this Preview video:
Here's a photo of the card made in the video:
Since it is January 1st the stores can start making pre-orders for the new dies, so if you're interested in getting your hands on them when they ship (immediately after CHA! Whoot!) you'll want to call your local store and make sure they know to either pre-order through their sales rep and/or place an order with Elizabeth Craft Designs before or at the show.
The Circle Album pictured below will be the second class project for the CHA Class. As of the last e-mail I got from CHA, there are a few seats left in the Tuesday class. The class costs $35 and you'll take home one of the new dies. Here's the link: NEW Interactive Card Dies by Karen Burniston (CHA is a trade show, so only retailers and industry professionals can attend)
The optional Frame Edges die to fit the Circle Accordion can also be used as a flat die to make frames for scrapbook layouts and card fronts. Because the dies cut just one quarter of the frame, you get three styles instead of just one. When used on the Accordion Albums, all of the Frame Edges will leave a little border on both sides of the frame, for a layered look.
I'm especially excited about the Oval Accordion because it's taller, so this is going to be a great choice for animating your larger stamps or photos. One of the decorator dies is a stitching oval that can be nested inside the larger oval decorator die or used independently.
For the Oval Accordion Album the sides are different lengths, so the optional Frame Edge dies come with one style per package, with both length edges. When you're using these Frames on cards and layouts you'll be able to make square frames of two sizes in addition to the rectangular frames that fit the album. The Flourish Edges are shown in the sample above.
The final album is the Fancy Label. This one does not have the stitching ejection holes but rather a flourish/diamond corner pattern. It's actually used on this sample card in the center page, embossed tone-on-tone, but doesn't show up well in the photo. Trust me that it's a cool look, though! You can use the diamonds die that is included with the set to embellish the embossed pattern as an option.
The Frame Edges that fit the Fancy Accordion Die are another set of three - a solid, a trellis frame and the scalloped frame shown above. If you ink the Frame Edges like what you see in the above sample, you'll highlight the mitered corners, giving it a picture frame look. This was something my kitting helpers on Monday really liked about the Frame Edges. For the trellis frame, the mitered look is already highlighted by the pattern and the way the corners join together. (See what I mean in the picture below)
Fun effects can be achieved by layering and mixing the Frame Edges, too.
There's one final Sneak Peek Video that I am hoping to have edited and ready for Friday. It will feature the rest of the dies in this first Pop it Ups collection, including the Garden Bench, Lots of Pops and Lucy Label, so stay tuned for that!