Tuesday, August 21, 2012

HELLO! The New Sizzix Dies Have Arrived

Ever since I saw the Joy of Crafting episode showing the new pop-up word dies, I've been waiting anxiously for them to get to Ben Franklin Crafts.  They finally made it to the Hilo store and I was so excited that I bought lots of the different pop-up die inserts and forgot to buy the die set that had the card base. LOL! (Be sure you look carefully and buy what you need to create a pop-up card.)  Anyway, the first card I'm showing you  is one I made using the "Hello" insert Sizzix die, the pop-up card base die, and the 'Birds on a Wire' Sizzlet strip die.  The card stock that I used were American Crafts double-sided ones (from my scrap bin).  I discovered that the pop-up interior part of the card did not fit my 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card blank so I cut off the extra from the top and rounded the corners with a  corner punch.  Also the popped out word 'Hello' was not easily read so I die cut just the word from solid blue paper and glued it over the 'Hello' before the whole piece was taped into the card.  Because this was the first card I made with the new dies, it took me awhile to figure it all out, but I was very satisfied with the results.  In fact, I immediately began another pop-up card.  Visit this blog site again to see how it came out.  Crafting keeps you healthy.....REALLY!

6 comments:

Creations by Shirl said...

This is a fancy die, humm looks like I will have to be by and go check this out.... love your showcase on this card... Birds (my fav)!
TFS Lynn - great inspiration~

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Very nice card Lynn. I need to check out the dies at BFC.

Annette said...

wow these are so fun...i love when new dies come out...your cards are fabulous...

Joy said...

Yes, I bought a bunch, too! I like the way you can use the differen sizzlets to decorate them, too, so interchangeable!

Cute cards, love the birdie paper!

Cheryl said...

Great pop up card Lynn! So many ways to use the new dies. Wait till you see the holiday line! Love how that paper matches everything.

eunice said...

someposVery cool! Love how your pop up card turned out, Lynn. Wow, the designers at Sizzix are really getting creative with their dies for interactive cards!