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Stamper's Corner, Elk Grove, CA Pop 'n Cuts Class February 2013

Hello California! Did you know that the time difference between Elk Grove and Houston is actually a week? So it's February 1st here! 

What? Not buying it? Ha ha.

OK, a mere week later than promised, I'm posting the cards for the February 23rd class at Stamper's Corner.

We're going to do three "amped up" Pop 'n Cuts cards with dies that are available now (and you can purchase after class) and then one bonus card using dies from the new Journey collection, and you can pre-order those dies.

The first "amped up" card will be the Star birthday card, showing how to use the "stand-up" Pop 'n Cuts inserts for a horizontal cascading effect.

03 Star Amped Closed

04 Star Amped Open

*NOTE* You are always welcome to bring coordinating inks and blending tools to "grunge" up your cards. Typically I show them "clean". Ink colors that would work well for this card would be a medium blue or green.

Next up, the Floating Floor for the Frame Pop 'n Cuts insert.

05 Frame Amped Closed

06 Frame Amped Open

For the frame card I used a little Vintage Photo distress ink on the edges - bring brown ink if you like this look.

For the final "amped" technique, I decided to make a "Hello" version of my mirror card. This is a fun technique for use with any of the word Pop 'n Cuts inserts. By purposely die cutting the piece backwards and then orienting it upside-down, the word will read correctly when viewed in the mirror, which is suspended into the background of the card. The effect is fun - a "floating" word.

08 Hello Closed

09 Hello Open

For the three cards shown, your kit will have everything pre-cut so we can finish all three cards. I will demonstrate the steps for how I die cut each pop-up and you will receive full supply lists and instructions for recreating the cards.

For the BONUS card, you will be some of the first to play with the new Journey collection dies, which will ship in June. This Father's Day card uses the Chair Pop 'n Cuts Insert, the Foyer Textured Impressions Set, the Heart & Flower Movers & Shapers set and the Wavy Labels Framelits Set.  You will do the embossing in class and the other pieces will be pre-cut. Coloring your embossed scene is optional and will not be done in class. Chalks or markers will work great for coloring. I used Copics on my sample:

10 Chair Bonus Card

Please bring these tools and supplies to class: 

  • Scissors & Trimmer
  • Tape Runner (or favorite paper adhesive)
  • Mini glue dots
  • Fine line glue pen
  • Scoring tool & ruler (I recommend an embossing stylus if you have one)
  • Tiny Attacher (if you have one)
  • Needle-nosed pliers (if you have them) - helpful for working with jump rings
  • Sanding block
  • Coordinating inks and blending tools or sponge
  • Optional: markers or chalks for coloring embossed scene (this can always be done at home later)
  • Camera or smart phone for taking photos of all my sample cards (I bring A SUITCASE FULL OF SAMPLES!)
  • Recommended: print out photos of these cards to refer to during class. You will receive small color photos on your handouts, but full-size photos would be even better!

I am sending a set of original cards out to the store for display, so you'll be able to stop in and take a look at them if you're on the fence about signing up. Don't worry if you don't like my color choices - come to learn all the techniques! That's the real take-away of a Pop 'n Cuts class - learning all the tips/tricks for these dies.

Would love to see you there!