I am giddy to be guesting again with The Foiled Fox and today, I’ve got a birthday card to share with you all that really pops, literally! Have you seen the Party Pop up die from Concord & 9th? It is absolutely fantastic!!! The moment I saw a sneak of it, I knew I had to have it! This pop up die is really all you need to create a super fun birthday card! Picture your recipients face when he/she opens the card and POP!!!!! I’ve also have a giveaway! More on that in a bit!
I also used the Party Wishes stamp set, which works perfectly with this die! With the help of this stamp set, you can decorate the Party Pop up die to create a stack of presents or a birthday cake with candles!!!!! BRILLIANT RIGHT??? For my project, I opted to make an assortment of bright colored presents decorated with bows! Speaking of bows, they Party Pop Up die contains all 5 bow dies which I so appreciate!!! I am a lazy crafter, lol! I was able to cut all the bows for the 5 presents in one passing rather than run a single die thru my machine 5 times! FIST BUMP!
This die is FANTASTIC, however I did want to mention it took me 4 attempts to really master how to manipulate the cardstock to get all the dimension for the pop up. I followed the video Amy from Concord & 9th posted. After using this die, I have a few tips you might find helpful! Again, these are tips that I personally found helpful while I was using this die. What works for me might not work for you.
- Do not use heavy weight cardstock. I used 80lb. You have to be able to bend along the score lines and using heavy weight cardstock (which is what I did for my first attempt) made it difficult.
- Trim your card panel smaller than the size of your card base. When you glue your panel onto your card base, you will want it to fit!
- Do all your stamping before you start working on the pop up portion.
- Work on the square pop ups (my presents) first and then work your way up. The squares are by far the easiest.
- Don’t give up. Once you try it a few times, you will get in the groove. Work from the front side and back side of your card panel like Amy shows in her video. If you get this on the first try, I bow down to you, lol! This die is worth the practice! Trust me! And once you figure out the best way to work the cardstock, it will be smooth sailing from there on!
Since the pop up feature of this die is amazeballs, I felt this is all I really needed to do for the card! I could have stamped something on the outside card base, but I didn’t. I really wanted the recipient to open it up and be so surprised! I kept my stamping simple. I heat embossed the “make a wish” sentiment by stamping it with Onyx Black pigment ink and then I sprinkled on some clear embossing powder and heat set it. I added pops of color by stamping the present in various inks and then I added the little bows. They sparkle thanks to the Wink of Stella clear glitter pen!
GIVEAWAY: How would you like to win the Party Pop-up die??? Wonderful because I am giving away one!!!! To enter, check out the Rafflecopter below. Note, there are a few options that earn your more entries than the others! 🙂
A big thanks so much to the folks at Foiled Fox for having me again today!