Jan 2016 Pop it Ups Designer Challenge: *NEW*!
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Bonjour Coffee - Hanging Charm Pull Tab Card

Today I had a chance to make a card using a lot of the new Pop it Ups products. I wanted to combine new products with existing products to show how well Pop it Ups builds on itself to make a cohesive and versatile collection.

This is the Hanging Charm Pull Tab die set. I assembled it with the pull tab pulling from the front and eliminated the frame to use the "tent" to animate the Cup Pop Stand and Eiffel Tower dies instead. The HCPT die has a lot of variations, making it a great all-purpose interactive die.


To create the texture on the cup I sponged watermark ink through the Swirly Flourish Stencil and then embossed with light blue embossing powder. I lined up the stencil over the pattern again and then placed the Flower Stencil over the top and sponged dark brown ink through the flowers and onto the flourishes. I embossed with a shimmer embossing powder. The blue-green ink was applied with a brayer and the white detailing with a paint pen. For the Eiffel Tower I cut a piece of cardstock and added Double Sided Adhesive so it was sticky on top. I die cut a bunch of brown coffee beans and placed them into the adhesive, then dumped Chocolate glitter over the piece to "grout" the beans. Finally I cut the Eiffel Tower through the piece and embellished with glitter lines.


When I cut the card base piece of the Hanging Charm Pull Tab I stopped the cutting pad short so I could extend the length and cut it with the Paris Edges instead. I embossed the spoon in silver powder.


I stapled the cord to the end of the pull tab to make it easy to pull. The spoon covers the staples. Since the tab now pulls to the front I was able to use it for the greeting, which is made by stamping the "Bonjour" from the Just a Note clear stamp set and the "Coffee" from the Coffee & Tea set. The steam is cut from vellum.


Since my animated items were relatively heavy, I wanted to make sure the "tent" part of the die was strong enough, so I added a piece of cardstock to the back of the tent to reinforce it and then tied a decorative piece of twine around the tent back and tied it in a knot. Underneath the HCPT is a layer of brown cardstock embossed (and debossed) with the Coffee Beans folder. I also cut the heart charm from the brown cardstock in the area that is "revealed" when the tab is pulled and inlaid a charm cut from the stencil patterned cardstock.


Here's a video tutorial on the Hanging Charm Pull Tab showing a different type of assembly - rear pull with hanging charm.


Thanks for stopping by today and if you missed this week's Designer Challenge definitely check it out, where you will find great examples of these new dies by the team.

Happy Crafting!

image from karenburniston.typepad.com

Elizabeth Craft Designs products are sold in independent craft stores worldwide. If you are sadly without a local store, here are some online shopping links for the ECD items I used on the Bonjour Coffee card.