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Pop-up 2Torial: Sizzix Bigz Raising Platform pop-up die


Today's Pop-up 2Torial will show how to assemble the Bigz Raising Platform die #658042.


This die, although ultimately quick and easy to assemble, has a couple of origami folds that can be tricky to figure out for the first time. I've been getting a few e-mails from folks asking for a video tutorial.

What I thought might be helpful is to re-make the card that is on the front of the packaging so that anyone who purchases the die has the package sample for reference when making their own version of this card. Also, I happen to love the card on this package, which was created by Cara Mariano, Art Director for Sizzix.

Here is a photo of my version of Cara's card and the one I create in the video:

01 Raising Hello Card
The video is not under 3 minutes and I'm starting to really regret my naming choice of "2Torial"! Ha! It's 6 minutes, but pretty concise. You'll have the Raising Platform mastered by the 3:42 mark, and then the rest is showing how to do the fluffy flower folds and the front decoration.


Here are a couple of other shots of the card details:

  04 Raising Front

02 Raising Inside

03 Raising Flower
Look for the Sizzix dies at your local scrapbooking and paper crafting stores. Or, if you prefer to shop online, Scrapbook.com has almost every supply I used, so I uploaded the card there and linked in all the supplies. Click on the thumbnail below to view this project and all the supply links at Scrapbook.com.


Scrapbook.com Supply Links

Need some additional inspiration for the Bigz Raising Platform die? Here are some other card and layout ideas. Click on the photos to go to their blogs and see additional photos and supply lists.

Gretchen did an awesome recap of the new Hearth & Home Bigz dies in two parts on her blog. I love the layout she created using the Raising Platform:


Anna-Karin created this stunning white-on-white card using the Raising Platform and it was chosen as a Fab 5 winner by Hero Arts! 

This 6x6 Christmas card shows how you might use the Raising Platform to animate something larger, like a gift card or a photo. Simply attach the item to the platform, making sure that your card is big enough to cover the item when the card is closed. In the same manner, you can replace the label that comes on the die with any other object, folded up the middle, and allow the platform to animate it. Think butterflies, and hearts, and gothic skulls!

As always, I love to see what you create with my dies! Send me links to your blog posts or tag me on your Facebook uploads so I don't miss them!

Happy Thanksgiving!