Hello my friends! Thanks for stopping by for another installment of our Sizzix blog hop. Today, the featured die is the Gift Card Holder w/Phrase, For You 3-D (Pop-Up) by the amazing Karen Burniston. I can see so many possibilities for this die and it went together really quickly after I watched Karen's video tutorial.
I decided to start my Christmas crafting early (for me) and make a fun gift for my granddaughter Trinity. She is four and loves books. Rudolph was one of my favorite holiday stories- in fact, I am sure we had a version of this Golden Book because I remember these illustrations! It's a classic. When she comes at Christmas, I plan to read it with her and have one of the kids film us so she remembers the visit. It kills me that they live so far away and I don't see her nearly as much as I would like.
You may be wondering what all this has to do with the gift card holder... Well, when you open the book, there's a pop-up gift card attached to the cover!
You will need:
Pop Up die Gift Card Holder #656740
Big Shot die cut machine
Styled Labels die by Tim Holtz
3 coordinating papers- eskimo kisses by BasicGrey
strong double sided adhesive
lace and embellishments
thin magnets (2)
brown flocking- Doodlebug
Instructions for book cover:
- Paint white glue over the brown areas of Rudolph's body. Sprinkle on brown flocking. Let dry.
- Add red Stickles to Rudolph's nose. I did two coats so his nose really glowed :-)
- Add other embellishments if desired.
Instructions for card:
- Measure the inside cover of the book. Cut a piece of paper to size and adhere paper to book cover.
- Cut a another piece of cardstock at least the size of an A-2 card. This one juuuust fits inside the book- it's a tight squeeze allowing for the pop-up action but it works!
- The card opens backwards from a regular card so make sure to factor that in as you work.
- Die cut gift card pieces and assemble as shown in instructions. I decided to add my own twist and cut out Trinity's name. It's not really a pop-up but is probably the closest I will ever get to one :-) Added glue to the frame around the edge and Trinity's name and then covered them with crystal glitter for a little sparkle.
- Glue a magnet to the top of the book and one to the back cover of the card so it stays closed when book is opened. Cover magnets with design elements.
- When you have the card positioned as you like, adhere in place with strong adhesive.
- Die cut Styled Labels from white paper and stamp/write message. Adhere to lower section of the book cover.
- Embellish the front of the card as desired.