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Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop Week 6: Mini Accordion Album Christmas Card

Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop Week 5: Reindeer Gift Card Holder

Welcome back to Blog Hop day!

This week's die is the Bigz XL Gift Card Holder, Pop-up, which is one of the most quick and easy pop-up dies to assemble.

It also has a built-in greeting and a useful purpose.

It really ought to have been easy to create something this week.

It is, after all, my own die design.

It kicked my hiney.

I had a grand plan that involved the GCH cut out of transparency with an elegant prancing reindeer seemingly suspended in the sky. It could work. I know it could work.

But not if I start at 11 pm and don't have the proper weight transparency.

Then, alas, gravity rules.

The reindeer survived, though. He is now prancing atop a more traditional card, which is probably for the best anyway. Plus, I have inadvertently proven my own point about this die going together quickly, since I created this card from start to finish in the last hour.

01 Reindeer Card Closed 

02 Reindeer Card Side View 
03 Reindeer Card Open 
04 Reindeer Card Open 2 
05 Reindeer Card Close up 
06 Reindeer Card Summary

Supply List:

Bigz XL Gift Card Holder, Pop-up die, by Karen Burniston
Christmas & Traditions eClips cartridge, by Scrappy Cat
Frame & Frame Back, by Eileen Hull
Papers by Basic Grey and My Mind's Eye
Snowflakes from Creative Impressions
Scallop border punch from Stampin' Up!
General Craft/Source unknown: rhinestones, ribbon, flocking, cardstock, magnets