*FREE* Uncle Sam Template for Stampin' Up! Dress form

Summer is right around the corner and I know the Stampin' Up! demonstrators are busy preparing for the new Annual Catalog and the treasures within. As you are planning your classes and workshops I thought I would provide another masculine option for the exclusive Stampin' Up! Dress Form Pop 'n Cuts insert and Pop 'n Cuts Card Base.

Uncle Sam Pop n Cuts Inside Front

This Uncle Sam outfit will obviously be great for 4th of July cards, but could also be used for any type of Patriotic card, especially for the troops.

Uncle Sam Pop n Cuts Close Up

I'm giving you some options for this *FREE* template. You can download it as a PDF for hand-cutting, like I offered for the Tuxedo Template, or you can also download an SVG file with the pieces ready for your e-cutter. If you have an eclips and eCal software, you can download the SCAL3 file, where I have separated the four colors onto separate tabs and changed the shoulder lines to scores. 

PDF for hand-cutting: Download Uncle Sam Template

SVG file for e-cutting:  Download Uncle Sam SVG (instead of clicking this, try hovering over it and right clicking and seeing if you have a "Save" option - not sure what Typepad thinks this file is!)

SCAL3 file for eclips/eCal users:  Download Uncle Sam eCal

Now you can definitely use Uncle Sam on his own with the Dress up Framelits Dress form for a card front or on a layout, etc. In that case, you can choose to put his hat higher and/or have him hold the hat in his hand. Have fun with it!

However, if you want Uncle Sam to fit, with hat, inside a Pop 'n Cuts card, here's the best way to ensure it:

Uncle Sam Steps 1 2 

STEP 1: Hand or e-cut all the pieces from the appropriate colors and assemble these three layered parts:

Upper Body - white shirt, followed by blue vest, followed by coat sides. Tuck white shirt sleeves under the coat sleeves and secure. Add the blue lapels. Add the bow tie, making sure it is low enough to leave room for the hat. Draw black buttons on the shirt and white buttons on the vest.

Pants - white pants followed by red stripes.

Hat - white hat, followed by red strips, followed by blue hat band, then white stars and white hat brim. Use a craft knife to cut a slit below the hat brim as shown.

STEP 2: Slide the hat over the body and secure on the back with glue or a piece of tape.

Uncle Sam Steps 3 4

STEP 3: Turn the piece back to the front.

STEP 4: Die cut and fold a Pop 'n Cuts Dress form. Trim off the shoulders of the pop-up dress form.

  Uncle Sam Step 5

STEP 5: Add the pants to the bottom of the dress form, just slightly above the ground so they won't bunch in the fold. Add a strip of Sticky Strip to the front of the dress form. Lay the upper body piece flat in front of the dress form and arrange it so the hat is within the card. Center it in front of the dress form.

Uncle Sam Step 6

STEP 6: Peel up the liner on the tape and carefully bring the top of the card down to stick the dress form to the back of the upper body. Trim any part of the top of the dress form that still shows on the front of the card.

Uncle Sam Pop n Cuts Inside Side

For my card, I used a Whisper White backing card and embellished the card's interior with Polka Dot Parade DSP and some stamped images from the retired Independence Day stamp set. I also used the Adorning Accents Edgelits to make some decorative borders.

  Uncle Sam Pop n Cuts Details

I had already added the backing card before deciding that I wanted my firecrackers to be on pop-up platforms. This meant that I couldn't do a simple parallel-slits box cut on the "shelf" area of the Pop 'n Cuts, so I made simple box pop-ups from scrap cardstock instead. 

Uncle Sam Pop n Cuts Closed

The front of the card is a very simple flag-inspired design using the leftover DSP and another stamped star banner.

Demonstrators, you may distribute this template to your customers and use it for samples, workshops and classes as long as you are using it as a sales tool to promote the Pop 'n Cuts and Dress Up Framelits dies. Please give credit for the source as karenburniston.com. Thanks!

So who's ready to make their own Uncle Sam Pop 'n Cuts card? Send me a link - I'd love to see your creations!


Stampin' Up! Pop 'n Cuts: Mother's Day Card

The Stampin' Up! exclusive Pop 'n Cuts Card Base, Dress Form Insert and matching Dress Up Framelits are perfect for a Mother's Day card. For this card I decided to go with an elegant theme, using a Stampin' Up! stamp set I just received last week Papaya Collage, and Fan Fair Designer Series Paper. This paper just hit the Retired List yesterday, so get it while you can at a discount!

Mothers Day Pop up Front

For the card front, I used a craft knife to cut along the right edge of the Eiffel Tower so I could tuck two of my stamped and colored roses underneath. I used the Labels Collection Framelits for the title block. The "Wonderful Mother" stamp is Stampin' Up!, but from a retired set. 

Mothers Day Pop up Open

Inside the card I was delighted to find out that my idea would work - to "frame" Mom's dress using the stamp. It was the perfect size to attach to the front of the table legs.

Here are a couple of decorating tips when using the Dress Form Pop 'n Cuts:

Mothers Day Pop up Steps

  1. When using a backing card with a different pattern/color from the interior card, especially if there is a huge difference in color, the "table" can quickly resemble a fireplace. This is a great effect when you actuallly want to turn the table into a fireplace. (Think Mrs. Claus, like Fran did last Christmas)
  2. If you'd like the table to more closely resemble a table, however, then try using scraps of the same patterned paper as the card's interior inside the backing card before gluing in the Pop 'n Cuts card. This will put the same "wall" and "floor" color behind the table and dress form.
  3. Post-it notes work great for masking off the table area for inking and stamping. I rarely bother masking the dress form itself because most often I'm using the companion Dress Up Framelits, which will cover the dress form.
  4. The masks allow me to sponge and stamp all over the table, changing its look entirely.

Here is a close-up of the pop-up portion of the card:

Mothers Day Pop up Close Up

For the frame itself, I tried the emboss-in-clear-and-then-iron-it-off technique that is so popular right now. (That's my lazy way of avoiding figuring out and properly crediting where I first saw this technique. Kelly Booth maybe?) I stamped the frame in clear Versamark ink onto Whisper White cardstock and embossed with clear powder. Then I sponged Island Indigo ink all over the frame. I used an iron with scratch paper to heat up and remove the clear embossing powder. As the iron melted the powder, it was transferred to the scratch paper. The resulting frame has a crisp white design with a matte finish. I like this technique! I'll be using it again. Go ahead and leave a comment below if you invented it - grab your glory, smart person!

For the dress, I first die cut a dress from the Fan Fair DSP and then used scissors to snip the waist from both sides, leaving only a small portion held together. I fanned out some score lines and accordion folded the bottom half of the dress, creating pleats. I brushed the tops of the pleats with ink and then smoothed out the dress again. I added a strip of DSP at the waist to cover the cut lines and also added a decorative button from my stash. A little rhinestone necklace finished off the look.

The frame is attached to the front of the table legs and then for some added drama, I knotted some ribbon through holes in the top corners and attached the ribbon to the back of the card with a decorative brad. You'll have to do this before attaching the backing card so the brad prongs will be hidden between the layers. 

Mothers Day Pop up Greeting

This particular piece of paper has a slight amount of red detailing. In the upper right corner are some red postmarks. I felt that the red needed to carry through somewhere else on the card, so after die cutting the greeting I left the paper in the Framelits die and traced it with a Stampin' Write marker to add the thin red line border. The "My Mom" is also a Stampin' Up! stamp, but from a retired set.

Mothers Day Pop up Open

The finished card is a standard A2 card, fits in a regular envelope and mails for a single stamp. Wouldn't your mother love a card like this? She's done so much for you, I think it's only right that you invest in these dies to show her how much you love her. Do it for Mom!

 Happy crafting!


UStamp with Dawn and Friends Big Shot Roundup Project #2: Amour Dress Card

 


My second project for the current UStamp with Dawn and Friends event has been posted to the site. Members can log in and get access to the PDF supply list/instructions plus a private video tutorial for how to create this card using the Stampin' Up! exclusive Pop 'n Cuts Card Base plus the Dress up Framelits.

Amour Dress Card

This card is a standard A2-size, meaning it will fit in a regular envelope. When the card is closed the dress is flat. Open the card and the dress expands. Here is a quick Vine video to show this card in action: 

This is the third time I've been a guest designer for Dawn's events and I have enjoyed every one of them. I have already agreed to design for her next event as well. What's so nice about these worldwide online events is that a new project is posted every 12 hours but you can log in at any time and view/download/save any of them. There is a photo gallery where you can upload your own versions of the projects and live chats where you can interact with the other students and designers as well as meet new friends and win fabulous prizes!

The majority of the designers and students are Stampin' Up! demonstrators, who find the projects very helpful for re-teaching to their customers. For example, Cyndi is registered for the event and taught my first project, the Floating Framelits Card, to her customer, the fabulous Shelly Hickox, and together they made this gorgeous version of the card, including taking the idea further with additional techniques.

You do not, however, have to be a demo to join this event. You just have to love Stampin' Up! products (and who doesn't?) and love being inspired by cool ideas! 


Stampin' Up! Dress up Card - Celebrate! (Floating Framelits)


We had such fun in the chat room yesterday for the UStamp with Dawn and Friends Big Shot Roundup event. Kris Sobolik was hosting the chat and we talked about all sorts of things - Artisan contest, upcoming Convention, cutting SVG files with an eclips, the weather in North Dakota and New Zealand - all good stuff! Tonight I will be hosting a chat for members of the event, so be sure to stop by at 9:30 EST. There are opportunities for prizes! Just sayin'!

You can still register and have access to all the projects that have been posted so far plus all the ones coming. A new project is posted every 12 hours along with full supply lists and downloadable PDF tutorials. (My projects also include private video tutorials) For example, Fran Sabad's awesome Pop 'n Cuts project went live today.

The event is open to anyone, demonstrators or just crafters who love Stampin' Up! products. (Like me!) There is even a Gallery where you are encouraged to post your own versions of the Designer Projects.

I posted my first project the other day and thought that in preparation for my chat session tonight I would prove just how easy it is to reproduce the Floating Framelits card in another color.

 

Celebrate Dress Card
All supplies Stampin' Up!

 

For this card I cut the Pop 'n Cuts Base Die from a clear window sheet and constructed the Floating Framelits from it. This allowed the outer portions of the card to "disappear" and give the illusion of suspended objects.

When the card is closed the dress lines up with the dress form, but then when the card is opened you discover that they are on two different layers. Pretty nifty, huh?


UStamp with Dawn and Friends Big Shot Roundup Project #1: Floating Framelits Card

Floating Framelits Card


I am honored to be invited once again to be a guest designer for the current UStamp event: Big Shot Roundup featuring projects made with Stampin' Up! products. Every die and folder that is currently available from Stampin' Up! will be featured in at least one project by the amazing design team.

This is my first project, using the Stampin' Up! Exclusive Card Base for Pop 'n Cuts along with the Dress Up Framelits and Labels Framelits to create a fun interactive card. 

You can still register for this event, which is going on now. A new project is posted every 12 hours along with downloadable supply list and instruction sheets. For my projects I also do a private video tutorial, accessible on the site for members of the event. 

I'm hosting a chat on Thursday night. The chats, gallery, prize-winning potential, contests . . . it's a fun place to be! Come on over! 


SU Project for UStamp with Dawn & Friends - Easter Pop 'n Cuts Card

I was a last minute addition to the current UStamp with Dawn and Friends online event, Grow Creative Love as a guest designer.

If you want access to the supply list, PDF instruction sheet and private video tutorial for this project you would need to go to UStamp with Dawn and Friends to purchase access. I can't remember exactly how many projects were posted by the amazing designers Dawn has assembled, but it was a lot! 

Easter Card
Easter Pop 'n Cuts card using Stampin' Up! Products

I've been invited to guest design at a future UStamp event this year, so I'll post the particulars when I know more.

Heading to California tomorrow and will be teaching all day at Stampers Corner on Saturday. The classes are sold out but there is a free demo from 1:00-2:00 pm if you want to stop by and see Pop 'n Cuts dies in action.




Pop[up] Spotted: Throw me somethin', Mister!


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Happy Mardi Gras! I'm celebrating by listening to The Neville Brothers and wishing for King Cake!

I'm looking forward to my upcoming trip to The Big Easy to teach at Scrapfest. The cards will be the same three cards as next week's Stamper's Corner trip, but not the chair card. We're not doing pre-orders in Louisiana because we're coming from out-of-state. So the fourth card will be a simple card using the Sizzix Pop 'n Cuts Base Die w/Circle Label insert. All of the dies I use in class will be available for sale at the Scrapp'n Savvy booth.

A couple more classes to announce and then it's on to the spots. I will be teaching at the Collins Spring Retailer Training Event in Framingham, Massachussets April 20-21, 2013. In early May I will be teaching at Scrapbook 'n Such's NSD event in Wichita Falls, TX.

June will find me in Florida and Ohio - stay tuned for specifics on those trips. July is the Create & Connect Trade show (formerly CHA) in Las Vegas. November is a BIG teaching trip to the Carolinas - lots of stores on that trip, so stay tuned for specifics. You might want to join my mailing list (blue button, left sidebar) so you won't miss any news on classes. (I sent one newsletter in January and one in February, so this is a vast improvement over last year, but certainly not in-box-clogging quantities. Feel safe to subscribe, is what I'm saying.)

To support my Stampin' Up! exclusive dies you'll find me posting SU ideas, templates and videos here on my blog, plus teaching online for UStamp with Dawn & Friends. You might also want to follow the Sizzix+Stampin' Up! Pinterest board.

So let's get spotting!

The theme for today is definitely Love and Puns!

Gretchen has an adorable card on her blog featuring the Bigz Circle Platform w/Ribbons die. A video for this die is still on my to-do list, so I especially appreciate Gretchen's step-by-step picture tutorial for assembling it. It's an easy one, very generic, and you can always add bigger items on top of the circle to change out the look.

Owl be the one to say it . . . how adowlable are those stamps? (See what I punned there?)

Next, let's check in with Shelly Hickox and see her very clever pop-up February Tag for the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2013. Shelly used the Sizzix Pop 'n Cuts Base Die w/Circle Label insert, cut from a clear material, to animate her adorable stamped sewing machine. The sewing machine is stitching a row of hearts cut from the upcoming Heart & Flower Movers & Shapers set. (Shipping in June - Shelly received one early to use for CHA samples)

I find her tag sewing-credible! (See what I punned there?)

Kelly Booth! What can I say about mad talent and Copic skills that turn me YG17 Grass Green with envy?! Here she's combined the Sizzix Pop 'n Cuts Base Die with the Love insert and companion Love Sizzlits set for a perfect shadow. Then, with a brushstroke of pure genius, she added the Bigz Scalloped Circle pop-up die to the shelf area above the Pop 'n Cuts and gave herself two more tiers for pop-ups! 

It brings me to tiers, it's so good! (See what I punned there?)

Speaking of clever combinations of dies, let's hop across the ocean to check in with Helen Cryer, who posted this beauty combining the Sizzix Pop 'n Cuts Base Die with the Label Insert and the word "Love" from the Love Sizzlits set. And then, most brilliantly, she added a Flagpole with a hidden folded foot and used the banners (bunting) to pull it up when the card opens! SO SMART! Definitely will be trying this.

Helen's card is cute as a bunting! (See what I punned there?)

Before we head back to the States, let's take a detour to South Africa and see what Anna-Karin has been posting. Wow! This amazing project combines the Accordion Album with the Bigz Frame & Label die (for perfect decorating) and is brimming with clever techniques. (Note: the Accordion Album is coming back in stock this week! And yes, we will have them for sale at Stamper's Corner and Scrapfest)  

 Accordion to me, this project is a winner! (See what I punned there?)

Through our mutual love of papercrafting I have become friends with so many amazing designers. One of my newest friends, but I already feel like I've known her for forever, is Fran Sabad. Fran is a Stampin' Up! demonstrator from Lexington, Kentucky who is posting masterpiece after masterpiece of Pop 'n Cuts creations on her blog. Here is just a taste of her work. She's combined the Stampin' Up! Exclusive Pop 'n Cuts Card Base with the Sizzix Flowers Pop 'n Cuts Insert for this super cute Happy Bee-day card!

Gotta give Fran a high-HIVE for this one! (See what I punned there?)

Let's scoot on up to Alaska and check out the clever adaptation of the Stampin Up Exclusive Card Base plus Dress Form Pop 'n Cuts Insert from Sue Erickson. Sue removed the top of the dress form and the table legs, and then, by fashioning a doily tablecloth, the base of the dress form looks like fancy table legs! How very, very clever!

Now that's what I call FUN-iture! (See what I punned there?

Since I really want to be in the company of these fine designers, I'm going to spot my own post! From this very blog! (I know! Cheeky!) I posted my Queen of Hearts card, video tutorial and free template this weekend and in case you missed it, either scroll down one post or click the photo below to check it out!

Stampin Up Queen of Hearts

Clicking through these blogs and soaking up some inspiration is a fun way to celebrate Mardi Gras!

Hey, Pocky A-Way! (Or Hey, Pop-up A-Way! for my fellow punsters!)


Pop-up 2Torial: Stampin' Up! Pop 'n Cuts Floating Floor *FREE* template + video


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If ever a Pop 'n Cuts insert was calling out for a Floating Floor template it is the Stampin' Up! Exclusive Dress Form Pop 'n Cuts insert. (Floating Floor templates for the Sizzix Base Die and the Frame inserts can be found by scrolling through the category of "Free Templates")

With all of Stampin' Up!'s stamp sets there are endless combinations of cute items waiting to be animated with a Floating Floor!

Since I didn't want to hide any of the dress form to support the floor, I drafted a template to build the floor underneath the Pop 'n Cuts piece.

Learn how to use the template in this video:

 

You can download a copy of the template here:

Download SU Floating Floor Template

Demonstrators, the answer is YES! You may use this template for classes (leave my logo on it, please) and you may embed my template and video on your own sites. Did I mention that I'm here for you? I'm here for you! *grin*

PRINTING NOTE - with PDFs, your printer may default to "shrink to fit" or something similar. When you send the file to print, just take a look-see and make sure it says "no shrinking" or "no page scaling" or "scale=100%" or "print full size" - however your printer likes to say it. If you're printing templates for a class, then you print ONE first, take out your ruler, check that the width is 4.25", and then print the rest. 

Here are some photos of the Queen of Hearts card that I make in the video. 

01 Stampin Up Queen of Hearts Card 

For the front of my Queen of Hearts card, I used the new Honeycomb Textured Impressions folder, some bakers twine and a single stamped heart.

03 Stampin Up Queen of Hearts Card Details

04 Stampin Up Queen of Hearts Card Details2

Inside the card I've fashioned a Queen of Hearts dress from the Dress Up Framelits and used stamped & colored hearts popping up throughout the floating floor. 

I used all Stampin' Up! products on my card. 

Interested in the dies used for this card? You can click on the images below to go to the SU website and find a demonstrator in your area. I highly recommend supporting your local demonstrators - they offer so much valuable education, ideas and customer service!

 

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In case you haven't seen it, here is video tutorial for these three dies.

 


*FREE* Tuxedo Template for SU Pop 'n Cuts Dress Form

I had some requests to draft a template of the Tuxedo I used on my Wedding card

You can click on the photo above to see the rest of the Wedding card. Here is a FREE template for a tuxedo to fit the Stampin' Up! Exclusive Dress Form Pop 'n Cuts Insert and/or the Stampin' Up! Exclusive Dress Up Framelits set.

Download Tuxedo Template

This is going to be a great way to use the Stampin' Up! Pop 'n Cuts in a more masculine way. Today I made a Valentine's Day Card for my husband, John.

01 My Guy Closed
Stampin' Up! #130099 Card Base, Pop 'n Cuts

For the front of the card, I did something different with the Card Base. Instead of using the built-in closure, I folded my card before die cutting and used the decorative-edged end to cut through both layers, resulting in an A2-sized card with matching decorative edges. (Note: this technique works for making solid and/or backing cards, but not for the pop-up part of the card, which requires the staggered folds created by the insert. For the pop-up part you need a long flat strip with no folds.)

 

03 Card Fold
How to make a backing card with matching decorative edges using #130099

 

02 My Guy Open
Stampin' Up! Item #130100 Dress Form Pop 'n Cuts Insert and Free Tuxedo Template from karenburniston.com

 

This card would also make a great Father's Day card, or Anniversary Card, or Groom's card, or Prom card, or Mardi Gras Ball card (add a Mardi Gras mask and prepare to be awesome!)

I actually took some photos as I was making this card (yay me for thinking ahead!) so I'll share those steps:

 

04 Wall Texture
Trim the ends of the pop-up card and use Post-it notes to mask

For die cutting, I first cut a strip of cardstock to 4" wide. This is a little trick I often use if I'm starting with 12x12 cardstock. By using 4" strips, I can get three Pop 'n Cuts interior cards from one sheet of cardstock. It only works, though, if you're planning on trimming the ends shorter and using a "full" backing card. With a 4" piece, you won't be able to cut a working closure, so plan on trimming at least an inch from both ends. This trick also gives you a little interior side border, so it looks great when you're using contrasting colors/patterns for your pop-up/backing cards.

Next, use Post-it notes to mask off the table and the floor. I also masked off just the top of the dress form. No need to mask the rest of the form because the tuxedo will cover it. To make my wall paneling, I first added strips of thin graphic art tape (office supply store) and then sponged ink and stamped a woodgrain texture. When I peeled up the tape some of the freshly sponged texture peeled up too, but I decided I liked it!

05 Table
Put paper over just the table portion of the die and trim out with scissors 

To change the color of the table I put a piece of DSP over just the table portion of the die and ran it through the Big Shot. I used scissors to isolate and remove the two halves of the table and then glued them in place. 

06 Floor Texture
Re-use the same masks for the floor

Post-it notes make such great masks and can be used over and over. I masked off the floor and stamped a spotted texture.

 

07 Backing Card
A tape runner works great to add PNC insert to backing card

My general method for adding a Pop 'n Cuts insert card to a backing card is to coat one half with tape runner, then line it up in the fold and press to one half of the backing card. Then I flip the card over, add adhesive to the other half of the pop-up card, and press it to the other half of the backing card.

Next I constructed a Tuxedo using the template and glued it to the front of the dress form. Since this is a Valentines Day card, I added a heart button as a boutonniere, but on the right side, to be a rebel! (Actually, I didn't know it was supposed to go on the left. I discovered that just now when I was Googling how to spell boutonniere!)

 

08 Tuxedo
If accuracy is important, move the heart to the left side!

If you missed the video on the Stampin' Up! Pop 'n Cuts exclusive dies, here it is again:

 

 

My Guy Pop-up Card
All supplies (except rickrack & buttons) Stampin' Up!
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I would love to see some creations with this template. Demonstrators are welcome to use the template for classes as long as my logo and website stays on the template.

So go ahead - tell a man he's dapper with a pop-up card! (They love that!)

EDITED TO ADD: Have you also checked out my latest *FREE* template to fit these dies and make Floating Floor for animating more items? There's a video, too: SU FLOATING FLOOR


Video Tutorial: Stampin' Up! Pop 'n Cuts (Dress Form)

The 2013 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog includes three exclusive dies for the Pop 'n Cuts system. You can click on the images below to go to the SU website and find a demonstrator in your area. I highly recommend supporting your local demonstrators - they offer so much valuable education, ideas and customer service!

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As promised, here is video tutorial for these three dies.

 

If you're new to Pop 'n Cuts, you might also want to check out my video series of Pop-up 2Torials for additional ideas and techniques for using Pop 'n Cuts. You can adapt the ideas for use with the SU designs.

As an example, I used the Doublewide Pop-up 2Torial technique with the Stampin' Up! Pop 'n Cuts dies to make a wedding card.

01 WeddingClosed

By folding my paper lengthwise before die cutting, I was able to cut a card that is 7" wide but maintains the built-in closure of the Card Base.

02 WeddingOpen

Inside the card the folding technique resulted in two dress forms! Fun!

03 WeddingDetail

A Vintage Label stamp with mirrored paper makes a nice backdrop behind the happy couple. I created the tuxedo from black and white cardstock. I printed a photo of a tuxedo from the internet to use as a guide. The dress is the sleeveless Dress Up Framelits, extended to make a full-length dress.

04 WeddingPopup

This angled view shows the pop-up. I cut pieces of Designer Series paper to cover the "wall" and "floor" of the card. I used a craft knife to remove a rectangle from the papers corresponding to the footprint (and wallprint) of the tables. The rectangles that were removed were then slid under (and behind) the tables so the pattern would continue.

05 WeddingDetail2

To decorate the dress I used a paper flower and snipped all the petals off. I layered the petals at the bottom of the dress and used lace above them and across the top of the dress. The veil is tulle, bunched together with a strip of lace at the top.

Here's a visual of where I placed my fold to create the Doublewide Dress Form:

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If you place your fold just next to the closure it makes a nice double and you don't end up with any closure pieces in the center of the card. If you'd like to eliminate the center table leg just move the fold more to the left until the entire table leg is outside of the fold. The dress forms will be closer together and share a single table. You can even get the fold close enough to join the dress forms at the hips! (Got twins?)

Here is the video tutorial for making Doublewide Pop 'n Cuts cards. If you want to skip right to the Pop 'n Cuts technique, it starts at about the 3:00 mark.

 

I'll end this post with a few Frequently Asked Questions about the Stampin' Up! Pop 'n Cuts:

Do the Stampin' Up! Pop 'n Cuts interchange with the Sizzix Pop 'n Cuts?

Yes! All Pop 'n Cuts inserts fit in ALL Pop 'n Cuts Bases. 

Why would I buy the Stampin' Up! Pop 'n Cuts Base instead of the Sizzix Pop 'n Cuts base?

It's going to come down to personal preference. The Stampin' Up! base is an A2-sized card with a decorative edge and built-in closure. You might prefer the added function of the closure and the pretty edge to the base. People might also prefer the SU! base if they just want a decorative card without using any Pop 'n Cuts inserts at all. The Sizzix A2 Pop 'n Cuts Card base comes pre-bundled with an insert, whereas the SU! base is sold separately. Can't decide? Maybe you need both! :)

Will there be a similar dress form Pop 'n Cuts insert available from Sizzix?

No way! I designed that exclusively for Stampin' Up! You can find a local demonstrator using the Find A Demonstrator tool on SU's website.

Will there be more inserts available through Stampin' Up! in the future?

I hope so! I definitely hope that Pop 'n Cuts are successful with Stampin' Up! so we'll have expansions to the line. 

How did you get started with Stampin' Up!? Are you a demonstrator?

My association with Stampin' Up! is entirely through Sizzix. Sizzix manufactures the dies and machines for Stampin' Up! and I was able, through my relationship with Sizzix, to pitch Pop 'n Cuts to Stampin' Up! My contract is with Sizzix and I am not a demonstrator. However, I have a lot of demonstrator friends and purchase a lot of Stampin' Up! products. My goal with my videos and samples is to provide support to the demonstrators for promoting and educating on these products. Demonstrators are encouraged to use my ideas as sales tools. As much as possible, I try to limit my supplies to only Stampin' Up! when working with SU dies. Some of the SU products I've used are retired, but at least you will get the general idea and can re-make the cards with current product.

One last piece of news. I am a guest designer for the current UStamp with Dawn & Friends event. The event just started and you can still get early bird pricing through February 3rd. The projects from all the designers are fabulous and are made entirely with Stampin' Up! product. The focus is on product in the new Spring catalog.