Friday, 15 November 2013

Wonderful, Wonderful Times With Marc – Marc’s Sizzix Pop Up Christmas Card

Cuttlebug three kings embossing folder follow that starThis is one of Marc’s 2013 Christmas cards.  I can’t give you any detailed instructions as to how he made it,  but hope the pictures coupled with a few comments here and there from me will paint the picture for you.
The base of the card is made using a Sizzix pop up card die
Sizzix-Pop-N-Cuts-Magnetic-Insert-Die-Star-3-D-cut-at-home-635728-8919aAnd embossed using the Cuttlebug Three Kings embossing folder:-
Cuttlebug Three Kings FolderThe inside is equally stunning and detailed, Marc used a Darice 4.23” x 5.75” Embossing Folder – Stars Code: DEF-1218-63
follow that star card sizzix and cuttlebug diesI think Marc encountered a few problems when fitting the silver embossed inside involving quite a bit of trimming that he hadn’t expected, as it slightly overlapped the outside of the card, which it shouldn’t have done …..
sizzix star card dieMy only claim to fame on this project was the band that goes round the card, an idea I think I may need to copy for some of my cards ….. I printed bands, about 3/4 in deep in Landscape (in Word) using Papyrus font size 20 ….. Marc then cut them out, glued the end together and added a few tiny peel offs. A band is such a special touch on any card
Follow that .... Cuttlebug embossing folder ChristmasThe back of the card is equally as detailed.
Follow that star die cut card sizzix cuttlebugStunning and such a lot of work …… can you believe Marc made of 100 of them, he is so much more patient than I am!.  If I have left anything out or Marc has anything to add I am sure he will in the comments box, which I will then add to this post to help further.


tilly said...

a stunning card but 100??? one would be my limit lol

Mrs B said...

Hi Helen. Lovely card, with a great inside too! The band really adds a final touch. Take care.

marc said...

Lol they were made for sister in law who is a Headmistress each year they put on a Christmas play and i make a 100 cards on the theme of the play for her to give to the children and teachers involved this year it was about the star and i do love a pop up card so this went well last year it was about a robin so i made a 100 robin easel the thing with the pop up diy is it cuts the inside he same size as the out side when i stuck it and folded it the inside showed by a mm and it being white showed up to much so i scored alL the way around the inside bit by 3mm and cut back so had a boarder on the in side i did find that if you cut two ends down a bit it seemed to fit ok i have no idea why lol i have lots of pop up diys but you could do this by hand i love making pop up cards and did use to make most by hand this site is good to get you started
you dont have to make a 100 but just one for some one special or a child have fun big love marc

Cheryl W said...

That's amazing! I can't imagine making 100 of those - it would take me an entire year.

Paula said...

Marc. That is stunning! Thanks to Helen for sharing.