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


Karen B said...

Please make sure your Random Number Generator starts at #2 so I do not win, but I HAVE to comment and say that this card is SPECTACULAR! One of my favorite G cards ever. Love the way you used the Diffuser and the pops of intense color. Adore!

Linda said...

It is pretty and I love the tutorial. All of Karen's pop ups are great. Love the dress framelets and pop up for stamp n up.

MaryBeth said...

OMG ... you're right, those birds are the cutest! I love how you used the little guys to finish off the inside of the card!

Kelly Booth said...

Love love love this... I want those birds!!! Don't include the number three spot in your random draw ha! Live this Gretchen.....

Dana D. said...

Thank you so much Karen for creating these marvelous Pop 'n Cut Systems. And this one is adorable. The bird is soooooo cute.

Donna Gibson said...

I have the Hello sizzlits set so don't include me in the drawing. Just wanted to say that your card is ADORABLE! The Simply Tweet die set was already on my wish list but has jumped to the top now!!!

Anna-Karin said...

This is so cute Gretchen! I love those birds and you coloured them beautifully. (I already have that die, so don't include me in the draw, I just wanted to tell you how much I love your card.) said...

Your card is so cute, love the idea of the diffuser. I am most excited to have the 3-D label die from the Journey collection....I can't wait to get my own. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

susie kline said...

The only one I have is the I guess that's my favorite. But I want them ALL! lol

Kris said...

I don't have any pop n cuts as yet. I love them all but that "hello" is awful cute! Loved your video...

Lori Sinden said...

Love it -- it's hard to decide but I think I love the birds most of all too. Now I have more things on my wish list!

Samantha F. said...

Very cute card! Learned something new as well with how to use the diffuser. I'm looking forward to the release of the butterly die in Karen's Journey collection.

Linda F said...

Really cute birds. My favorite is the "Party" popup & accessory die that goes with it. lindafont 4404 at aol dot com.

David Fontanella said...

My favorite is the chair. Thanks for the chance to win. davidfnty at aol dot com

Sara said...

The little birds are so cute. Thanks for the chance to win!

Lisa said...

Love that card! I'd love to win. Thanks for the chance

Gretchen Schmidt said...

Contest has ended. Just marking the spot. Thanks to those who played. :-)