Welcome to Scrap n Stamp Side-Order Blog Hop
There is a giveaway, please read on for instructions.
Sizzix recently reformatted it’s SideKick Machine and manufactured dies and embossing folders especially for it. They’re called Side-Orders designed by Tim Holtz and part of the Alterations line of products. Each Side-Order contains 4 Thinlets and a Texture Fade Embossing Folder. They can be used as they come, or interchangeably.
Today I will be using the Side-Order SpringTime.
I had a red SideKick many moons ago and only really appreciated it’s compact size and versatility since using the mini dies included in SpringTime Side-Order. My new gadget backs a punch without wasting space. It’s small plates allow for fast, precise cuts every time.
In my opinion , the finished artwork on the packaging screamed Easter . It then occurred to me that a Pop Up Stand Alone card would make a nice addition to my grandchildren’s Easter decor. Off I went to design the perfect card.
I gathered my supplies and cut card stock of various colours in small squares and narrow strips to the size of the dies, making the most of the space I had to work with on the cutting plates. I chose not to use the embossing folder on this project.
Springtime Pop Up Stand Alone Card Base:
Card Base : 11 ” x 4- 1/4 ” I used Neenah 110 lb – a sturdy weight works best.
Image Base: 5-3/8″ : x 3 ”
Pattern Paper – Sky : 5-3/8″ : x 3 ”
2 pcs Base Top: 4-1/4 ” x 1- 11/16″
Score: 4-1/4 x 11 ” pc
1 “, 2 -3/4″, 3 -3/4″, 5-1/2″, 7-1/4″, 8-1/4″ , 10″
Using a craft knife cut at 5-1/2 ” score line 1/2″ in from the side and stopping with 1/2″ at other end remove the score mark. This is where the image base will be inserted from the bottom.
Bend your base around underneath until the 1″ score line and the 10″ score line meet. Use double side adhesive on both ends. Attach the pattern paper to the image base ( in the image shown it is the sky) Adhere the image base (after inserting through the newly removed score mark) to one end, attach the other end, making sure to meet the straight edges together. Add 2 Base Top pieces. Decorate as desired . The finished card, folded fits into an A2 envelope for mailing.
Here is how I made the card:
Giveaway – If you would like to win a Tim Holtz Side Order make sure to comment on the blogs in the hop. One winner will be chosen from the comment section of each of the participating blogs. Good Luck.
Next stop on the hop is Tara Nixon Cox
And here’s the full list of all the amazing blogs participating today:
- Tara Nixon Cox http://scrapnstamp.ca/blog
- Julia Chupik http://paradiselostyyc.blogspot.com/
- Amber Trubiak http://foreverambersart.blogspot.ca/
- Karla Yungwirth http://creative-love-affair.blogspot.ca/
- Nancy Frustaci http://www.nancygracecreations.com/blog
- Karen Warner http://KWarnerStudio.com >>>>> you’re here !