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November Pop 'n Cuts Card Class (w/instructions)

Last week was insane. John was out of town all week on business, I had my monthly Designer Challenge post to complete, and because we were going out of town to a family wedding for the weekend, the dogs had to go to the vet for a mandatory canine flu vaccine, which resulted in Katie going to the doggie E.R. later that night with an allergic reaction.

Whew.

I did manage to get Friday's card class designed and kitted, but ran out of time to complete my usual instruction sheets for each card. I promised my students that I would put the photos and instructions on my blog, so here they are.

 CARD #1: Butterfly Clear "Thank You" Card

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  1. Using the Square Pop 'n Cuts Base with Ornate Edge, die cut a piece of Cinder Cardstock to be the backing card.
  2. Fold a piece of lightweight green spotted patterned paper in half and place it on the die with the fold line about 1/8" lower than the tick marks on the die. After die cutting, this will create a shorter version of the decorative-edged card, giving a two-tone effect top and bottom. Before adhering the green card inside the backing card, trim a little from both sides of the green card to create side borders.
  3. Place the Label Pop 'n Cuts Insert inside the Pop 'n Cuts Base and cover with a thin clear material (Grafix lightweight clear, write-on-transparency or Bazzill light plastic paper) Work the folds to create the pop-up label.
  4. Die cut two borders using the Banner & Borders Thinlits and glue them onto the transparency sheet near the top and near the bottom as shown. Use scissors to trim away any clear material above and below the borders. Add mini glue-dots or glue behind the border pieces and adhere the pop-up piece inside the card, aligning the center folds. (Use adhesive only behind the border pieces where it will be hidden.)
  5. Use the Label Framelits to cut a decorater label for the front of the pop-up. Also use the Framelits set to cut the center portion of a label to stamp with "Thank You". Layer the two pieces onto the pop-up label.
  6. Die cut a small butterfly from glitter paper. To attach the butterfly where it will definitely be hidden when the card is closed, first place the butterfly face down near the edge of the card. Add a mini-glue dot to the lower wing and close the card against it. This will attach the butterfly to the pop-up label in a position that works.
  7. Tie a ribbon bow and attach inside the card.
  8. For the front of the card, die cut a large patterned paper label using the Label Framelits Set, a large corrugated Butterfly using the Bigz Butterflies & Labels, and a cream cardstock Label Trellis Border using the Sizzlits Decorative Strip die. Cut a section of the border to layer vertically over the label.
  9. For the Butterfly, peel away some of the outer layer to reveal some corrugation and then spray paint with a mixture of glossy white and silver glitter. (Craft store purchases) After the paint dries, attach the butterfly to the label using a staple vertically in the center. Use two large self-adhesive pearls to cover the staple.
  10. The finished card measures 5" x 5" and can be mailed in an A7 rectangular envelope (5" x 7") for a single stamp.

Supply Links for Butterfly Card:

CARD #2: Rudolph Gift Card Holder

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  1. Cut a 4" x 6" piece of green patterned paper. Place the Circle Label Pop 'n Cuts insert into the A2 Pop 'n Cuts Base die and align the tick marks in the center. Place the patterned paper centered over the Circle Label portion of the die and die cut. Work the folds to create the pop-up circle label.
  2. Remove the insert and die cut a patterned paper backing card. Fold the backing card in half and attach the pop-up label piece inside the backing card using a tape runner and avoiding the pop-up areas.
  3. Die cut a cream Gift Card Holder, a green small tag and a white large tag using the Gift Card Holder Framelits dies. Stamp the reindeer onto the gift card holder and then attach it to the front of the pop up. Add washi tape to the small tag and then staple it somewhere on the Gift Card Holder. Add a red glitter dot to the nose of the reindeer.
  4. Die cut two red swirly borders from the Banner & Borders Thinlits die set. Cut a 0.5" strip of leftover red and glue the red strip and one of the swirly borders inside the card over the paper seams. Add the large white tag as a place to write a personal greeting. 
  5. For the front of the card, emboss a 4" x 5" white piece of cardstock with the Label Trellis Embossing Folder. Cut a decorative edge onto that piece using the Square Pop 'n Cuts Base (or any other type of decorative edge). Glue the embossed piece to the front of the card and add the other red swirly border on the left side.
  6. Stamp the stockings onto a piece of white cardstock and then cut them out using the Labels & Stitched Frames Framelits set. After die cutting, switch to the stitching die to create a raised embossed stitch. Color the stamped image and highlight the raised stitches with a light gray marker. Glue the finished label to the front of the card. (Watch the video below to learn how to make a raised embossed stitch)
  7. The finished card can be mailed in an A2 envelope for a single stamp.

Supplies for Rudolph Gift Card Holder Card:

 CARD #3: Bunny Cocoa Card

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  1. Die cut a backing card from patterned paper using the Square Pop 'n Cuts Base with Ornate Edge.  Also cut a black flourish from the same die. Fold the backing card in half.
  2. Cut a 4.25" x 8.5" piece of cream cardstock and center it over the Mug Pop 'n Cuts insert, placed in the Square Pop 'n Cuts Base die. Die cut and then work the folds to create a pop-up mug on the left side of the card as shown. Round all four corners and stamp the greeting in the lower right corner of the card.
  3. Place a piece of patterned paper over just the mug portion of the die and then trim to just the mug after die cutting. Highlight some of the snowflakes in the patterned paper with glitter dot stickers. 
  4. Hand cut some marshmallows from scraps of white cardstock and glue them to the pop-up mug before adding the paper mug over the top. If desired, highlight some of the marshmallow edges with a light gray marker. Also add two marshmallows to the card above the greeting.
  5. Use a tape runner to add the pop-up card inside the backing card, lining up the center folds and avoiding all the pop-up areas.
  6. Die cut a red felt heart and glue it to the pop-up heart.
  7. For the front of the card, stamp the bunny on a piece of cream cardstock and then use the Labels & Stitched Frames to cut it out, nesting the stitching die inside the cut die for a pressed stitch all in one step. Color the bunny as desired.
  8. Die cut a vellum snowflake and attach it to the label with a large silver brad. Use a red Copic marker to color the brad, if desired. Attach the finished label to the front of the card and overlay with the black flourish.
  9. The finished card measures 5" x 5" and can be mailed in an A7 rectangular envelope (5" x 7") for a single stamp.

Supplies for Bunny Cocoa Card:

CARD #4: Season's Greetings Poinsettia Card

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  1. Cut a 4.75" x 12" strip of red patterned paper and red cardstock. Place the Poinsettia Insert in the A2 Pop 'n Cuts Base and die cut the patterned paper. Bring the two poinsettias up to meet in the middle and use a glue dot at the top to hold them together. Remove the Poinsettia Insert from the Pop 'n Cuts base and die cut a red cardstock backing card.
  2. Emboss the backing card using the Berry Swirls Embossing Folder. Before adhering the Pop 'n Cuts card inside the backing card, use scissors to cut the pop-up card on the center fold. (Make sure the Poinsettias are still connected to each other) Trim the length of the pop-up card so some of the background will be visible top and bottom. Use a tape runner to adhere each half of the card into the backing card. By cutting along the center fold the pop-up can open fully flat inside the backing card.
  3. Add Be Creative tape (or Xyron) white cardstock and then die cut the Noel and Poinsettia using the Noel Sizzlits set. Peel up the liner on the adhesive and cover with Warm Glitter, burnishing it into the adhesive for a smooth flake-free finish. Add red glitter dots to the center of the poinsettia and add to the pop-up using pop-dots. 
  4. Die cut two green leaves and one green berry vine and add them to the pop-up as shown. If desired, use red Stickles on the berries. Add strips of coordinating washi tape to the top and bottom seams inside the card. Add the glittery Noel word inside the card.
  5. For the card front, add a strip of patterned paper across the card, then a section of Label Trellis Border strip, die cut from cream cardstock. Die cut two green holly leaves and string floss through a clear and green button.
  6. Use the Sassy Labels Framelits to cut out a stamped white greeting on from red cardstock. Use the pressed down debossed technique to add the stitch lines. (Watch the video for instructions on this look) Add the finished label to the card using pop dots and layer the holly and buttons as shown.
  7. The finished card can be mailed in an A2 envelope. (Use a single button instead of two buttons if worried about the height of the card requiring additional postage)

Season's Greetings Poinsettia Card Supplies: 

 
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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