Saturday, November 03, 2012

Let it Snow | tutorial and Sizzix Pop `n Cuts Base & Insert video demo

I’ve got a new tutorial AND video to share with you today featuring the Sizzix Pop `n cut Base die and insert by Karen Burniston. I want to share the video first, so you can see just how quick and easy it is to assemble a Pop `n Cut. You’ll find online sources to purchase your own PNC Base & Insert at the bottom of this post.

My Project

In the above video, I used kraft cardstock and blue patterned paper for my PNC card assembly. I decided to go ahead and use that for my project so you could have an example of just how you can incorporate other Sizzix dies with the Pop `n Cuts system to create a card.





Making the Card


Start by cutting your card base and PNC Circle Label insert. Use the Scallops On The Edge die to create a decorative edge by folding the cut PNC Circle Label together and running through your Big Shot machine at one time. Assemble and glue together.


Decorate the front of your card by adding some coordinating patterned paper to the card front. Add a strip of paper that matches your inside PNC to the bottom front of your card and glue down. Cut a 3-1/2” x 4-1/2” Christmas Tree Framelits out of green and emboss using the Christmas Words & Dots Textures Impressions Sizzix Embossing Folder and decorate with black pen. Add to your card front.


Next, cut a snowman and hat from the Sizzix Snowmen & Let it Snow die set. Decorate snowman and hat and assemble on card front overlapping the tree.


Cut three snowflakes using the Mini Snowflakes Sizzix Movers & Shapers die set and outline with black. Glue two towards the bottom left of your card and one towards the upper right. These Movers & Shapers fit perfectly into the PNC bases tray and can be cut using the tray itself!


Cut a second snowman from the Sizzix Snowmen & Let it Snow die. Decorate, assemble, and glue down the bottom portion of the snowman to the front of the Circle Label Pop `n cut.


Use the bonus “Let it Snow” Sizzlits set from the Sizzix Snowmen & Let it Snow die set to cut out your title. Glue down to the inside of your card underneath the PNC.


Add a strip of patterned paper to the bottom of your card that matches the coordinating patterned paper on the front of your card. Cut a 1-3/8” x 2” Christmas Tree Framelits out of green and emboss using the Christmas Words & Dots Textures Impressions Sizzix Embossing Folder. Outline tree in black and glue down to the bottom right corner of your card.

Finally, cut three more snowflakes using the Mini Snowflakes Movers & Shapers set and outline with black. Glue one down to the left of the small tree and two at the top of your card.

You’re card is officially done! :-)


Where to find Pop `n Cuts

More Inspiration

Want more examples of how to use the Sizzix Pop `n Cut Base & Insert die? Check out today’s entry on the Sizzix blog. The Sizzix Design Team team knocked it out of the park!

Thanks for stopping by! :-)


Kelly Booth said...

This is just ADORABLE I'm Partial to Snowmen and your card is just Perfection!!

Sherry Eckblad said...

This card is totally adorable. I love anything with a snowman and that Pop and cut is on my want list after seeing your video.

Shelly Hickox said...

Totes adorbs, Gretchen!! Love your style so much, and the video is awesome!

Karen B said...

This is amazeskelliebits, G! it just makes me happy. Thank you a mill for shooting the video, too! Love that brainy snowman.

Anna-Karin said...

Great video Gretchen! And your card is so cute! Love all the special little touches.

Tammy Roberts said...

LOVE your card Gretchen! The video is awesome too...thanks!

Tammy Tutterow said...

Love your card and love the video! Thank you for always being such an amazing source of inspiration!

Katina said...

Love your snowman card, he is too cute!

Amy Friend said...

It's simply adorable. I almost used the snowman die too because his round body fits into the circle so nicely--I am glad I didn't because I wouldn't have wanted to be up against this card!