Friday, May 31, 2013

the Hello Sizzlits Set giveaway winner is…

On May 23rd I posted a you’re tweet Pop `n Cuts card that included a tutorial and giveaway for the Sizzix Hello Sizzlits Set. Bright and early this morning I picked a winner.

And the winner is…

hello giveaway results

Linda F.

Congratulations Linda! I will be sending you an email. :-)

A big thanks goes out to Karen Burniston for sponsoring my giveaway. Karen is the designer of the Sizzix Hello Sizzlits set, the Pop `n Cut System, and several other pop-up and coordinating dies. To see her full line, head on over to Sizzix and check it out.

Want your own Hello Sizzlits Set?

Hello Sizzlits Set by Karen Burniston for Sizzix

You can find this set online at and Sizzix.comand you can always ask your local retailer to keep them in stock too!

Have a great weekend!


Sunday, May 26, 2013

Lawnscaping Challenge #58 | I woof you card

I love the latest Lawnscaping Challenge and made sure to carve out some time to participate. Clean & Simple. My favorite!

My card

Lawnscaping Challenge #58 | I woof you card by @gscrapbooks

If the embossed background technique looks familiar, it’s because I just did it in a recent tutorial which you can find here. I loved the look and decided to create it again. Don’t forget that post has a giveaway so join in before it’s to late.

And those cute little hearts? Totally my daughters idea using two different sizes. She’s a genius I tell ya!


Other: Stamper’s Secret White Cardstock (Papertrey ink).

Copics: R22, R24, R27, Y11, Y17, BG10, BG13, E23, E25, E27, C10.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Thank a Soldier!


Thursday, May 23, 2013

you’re tweet Pop `n Cuts card | tutorial and giveaway

I was so excited to get my hands on this super cute stamp and die cut set by Doodlebug named Simply Tweetthe little birds are just freaking adorable! I paired the stamp set with the Hello PNC Insert and love how everything came together.

You’re Tweet Pop `n Cut Cards Tutorial by @gscrapbooks

Making the card

You’re Tweet Pop `n Cut Cards Tutorial by @gscrapbooks

Start by creating your card base out of white cardstock. Insert the Hello Insert into the PNC Base die, line up the tick marks, lay the cardstock on top, and cut using your Big Shot machine. Fold the PNC according to package directions. (If you’ve visited my blog before, then by now I’m sure you’re a pro with the Pop `n Cuts!).

You’re Tweet Pop `n Cut Cards Tutorial by @gscrapbooks

Using a piece of green cardstock that is 4” x 12”, emboss one end of the paper using the Flourish Textured Impressions folder paired with the Circle Embossing Diffuser.

You’re Tweet Pop `n Cut Cards Tutorial by @gscrapbooks

By using the Embossing Diffuser with the TI folder, it creates an open space where you can add a variety of things inside the flat space. In this case, I wanted to be able to add a circle without it being lifted up because of the embossing, I wanted it to lay completely flat against the paper.

You’re Tweet Pop `n Cut Cards Tutorial by @gscrapbooks

Round the edges of your green cardstock and lay it on top of your closed PNC card base. The goal is to create an even white border on three sides. Once your placement is determined, score green cardstock.

You’re Tweet Pop `n Cut Cards Tutorial by @gscrapbooks

Trim the non embossed side of your green cardstock enough that it doesn’t over hang the back of your card but covers the opening of the Hello PNC. Adhere green cardstock to PNC cardstock base.

You’re Tweet Pop `n Cut Cards Tutorial by @gscrapbooks

Stamp and color the large bird cage and two small individual birds from the Simply Tweet stamp and die cut set. To cut, place the die cut around the stamped image, hold in place with a Post It Note, and run through your Big Shot machine.

You’re Tweet Pop `n Cut Cards Tutorial by @gscrapbooks

The cut pieces come out perfect. No scissors required!

You’re Tweet Pop `n Cut Cards Tutorial by @gscrapbooks

Use the 3” Circle Framelit from the Circles Framelit set to create a yellow circle out of patterned paper and glue into the circle space on your card front. Adhere the large bird in the center. Stamp and cut out the “you’re tweet” sentiment using the stamp set and glue down to the front as shown.

You’re Tweet Pop `n Cut Cards Tutorial by @gscrapbooks

Using the Hello Sizzlits Set, cut one “hello” sentiment out of yellow patterned paper and two flourishes out of green cardstock.

You’re Tweet Pop `n Cut Cards Tutorial by @gscrapbooks

Glue the “hello” sentiment to the Hello PNC piece. Adhere the two green flourishes as well, tucking one behind the hello (make sure when the card is closed it doesn’t poke out the end) and one at the lower right hand corner (trim if necessary if you have it go off the edge like I did).

You’re Tweet Pop `n Cut Cards Tutorial by @gscrapbooks

To finish off the inside of your card, glue down the last two birdies, one each on a flourish. Your card if officially complete.

Those little birdies are the bomb right? I love them!


Other: Butter Weave Cardstock (American Crafts); Stamper’s Secret White Cardstock (Papertrey ink)

Copics: R22, R24, YR00, YR04, Y00, Y02, Y06, BG000, BG02, BG05, E11, E13.

Giveaway <--- That’s right! GIVEAWAY!

Karen Burniston is the creative genius behind the Sizzix Pop `n Cuts System. When she created the Hello Pop `n Cuts Insert, she also designed the matching Hello Sizzlits set. Because she’s awesome, Karen has offered to give away one Hello Sizzlits Set to one of my blog readers.

Hello Sizzlits Set by Karen Burniston for Sizzix

Please leave a comment telling me what your favorite Pop `n Cuts Die is or which one you are most looking forward to from Karen’s Journey collection releasing in June. Make sure to include your email or have your email set up with Blogger so I can contact you if you’re the winner. Giveaway open to US residents only. * Enter by Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 11:59pm Central. I’ll announce the winner on Friday, May 31, 2013.

*Edited to add: this giveaway is now CLOSED and the winner has been contacted. Thank you for participating.*

Thanks so much for stopping by and joining in the fun!!! @gscrapbooks