I recently received the Heart Collage Pop up dieset and was so excited to give it a try. But I wasn’t feeling an all heart card. I also recently received the Butterfly Collage add ons dieset. I knew I was going to try to do a double pop up and thought that there would be too many butterflies so I decided to mix in flowers. I used all the flowers from all the Karen Burniston diesets I currently have.
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So I made a few mistakes with this card so as I explain my process I will do my best to not be too confusing 😊
All the cardstock and Paper is from Stampin’ Up!, it is almost all retired product I just went stash diving and used what I had
1- card base is made of three pieces. The long piece is 9 1/4” X 4”, the left side should be 6” scored @ 5 1/2” X 4”, and the right side should be 6” X 4”, and when the end is trimmed the finished side should be 6” scored @ 5 1/2” X 4”
2- because I trimmed my left side a little to short I had to add an addition to make sure I didn’t have a gap in the middle
3- mistake 2. I thought I would try to use the Long Flap and Closure dieset to cut the right side flap, on the card base it left a dent in the card stock (I ran the cardstock thought the die so only one side was under the cutting edge) but on the paper, even though the cutting side was under the paper it still cut through. I don’t like wasting paper so I continued.
If I were making this card again I would use one of the Border Blends die sets to make the fun edge. Then I would not have run into the accidentally cutting my pieces in half.
4- add the panels to the card base, they are 1/4” shorter side to side and up and down than the card base.
5- using the Rectangles Crosshatch die set, the 4 3/8” wide rectangle and the 3.7” rectangle I cut the frame and insert for the left side
6- for the right side I used the same sizes of rectangles but trimmed to make a square as shown.
7- finished square.
8- what it looks like with frames and inserts
9- die cut the closure pieces from the Long Flaps and closures.
10- mark and punch holes through the flaps where you want the closures to be. Adhere 3 of the spaces pieces over the holes.
11- using a brad and a silver elastic add it through the hole on the left side
12- add a second brad through the hole on the right side.
13- cut panels the same size as the outside panels. Notice the right side panel cut in half again ☹️
14- start adding the patterned paper panel.
15- I don’t currently have the long rectangles so I used the Short Rectangles Crosshatch and only cut it 2/3rds of the way across, then flipped the die and cut the other side measuring 8 1/2” long
16- should look like this
17-I used the same technique to cut the inside panels as I did the outside
18- add the red inserts
19- cut 2 of the Hearts Collage mechanism
20- 2 of the arms need to change directions as shown
21-fold on the score lines and fold as shown
22-add adhesive as shown
23- line up the hole in the mechanism with the fold and the score lines in the mechanism should also line up with the fold.
24- carefully hook the two sides together as shown
25- do the same for the other side
26- I KNOW that I will create a catch point that will hinder the mechanisms, so it is easier to add 1/2 pearls/bubbles to the back of the arms that rub along the card now
27- where the bubble is
28- I like to die cut as many pieces as I can at one time, so I use as many flowers and butterfly dyes that I could fit. And I did this for each colour
29- this is what two hours of diecutting looks like
30- some of the flowers, butterflies and dragonflies need assembly, and or layering.
31-start decorating the outside
32- start decorating the inside
33- added some gemstones to the outside as well
34-36 added gemstones to the inside and a small rectangle to write a short message
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