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Pop-ups in Page Protectors

I've posted this layout with a tutorial on how to alter page protectors for pop-ups on the Sizzix Blog.

Xmas Eve Layout Closed FS

Xmas Eve Layout Open FS

For a step-by-step picture tutorial on altering a page protector, hop right over to the Sizzix Blog!

RKQOTD (Me: So it was your first day back - did you sit with your friends at lunch? Karl: Actually, I sat at the least populated table. Me: Oh really? Why's that? Just wanted some room to spread out? Karl: Well the truth is . . . with so many students in the cafeteria, it smells more like B.O. than food! )

Scoreboard Blog Hop - Memo Holder - Explosion Heart Valentine


Today's blog hop features the Scoreboard Memo Holder die by Eileen Hull. This nifty little folio is sized to hold a stack of sticky notes just perfectly, but it's also the perfect little sturdy card to hold a pop-up.

I used the Pop-up Heart die, but only because it has a lovely solid heart on the die. In this case, I wanted a large heart to fold into an explosion heart. I had to do the scoring and folding to create the explosion heart by hand, but I've made up a quick little instruction sheet on it, which you can save and print for reference.

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Scoreboard Memo Holder Exploding Heart

Sizzix Dies Used: Scoreboard Memo Holder, Pop-up Heart (solid heart only)

Other Supplies: Matboard (Crescent); Patterned papers, punch-outs (Cosmo Cricket); Scalloped punch (Stampin' Up!); Paint, Clips (Making Memories); Brad, heart epoxy stickers (Creative Imaginations); General Craft items: eyelets, elastic cord, heart button, mini-tag, letter rub-ons

Here are the instructions for the Explosion Heart. What you'll want to do is click on the image to make it bigger, then right click and save it.


Explosion Heart Instructions JPEG

Want to see more ideas with this die? Keep hopping!

Eileen Hull

Niki Meiners

Laura Bray

Jennifer Ellefson

Ann Butler

Candice Windham

Bonnie Bruns

Cynthia Bisson


Stampin' Up! Heart Sculpture Tree card

If you have the Stampin' Up! Exclusive O Christmas Tree pop-up die and thought it needed to be stored away with the Christmas decorations . . . think again!

Here's an idea - how about covering the tree with heart die-cuts and making it a heart sculpture? Fun!

The new Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog was released today, and I got a chance to play with some of the fun new products at Holle's house last weekend. I used the I {Heart} Hearts stamp set and the new Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions folder on this card.

An instruction file is available for Stampin' Up! demonstrators and a newsletter went out today with the download instructions. If you are a SU! demonstrator and not already on my mailing list, use the blue button in the left sidebar of this blog to sign up.

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SU Heart Sculpture Tree Summary

Stampin' Up! Dies used: O Christmas Tree Bigz XL by Karen Burniston, Hearts Sizzlit set, Swirly Sizzlit strip, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions folder

(RHQOTD: Me: I had a coupon so I bought a couple boxes of Hamburger Helper, but I forgot to buy hamburger. John: Well it isn't meant to be THAT helpful!)