Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Pop 'n Cuts - Noel


I am so lucky to be surrounded by the wealth of talent that is the Sizzix Design Team. Every day I am blown away by their incredible ideas and original ways they use Sizzix products. When I saw this recent project by Hilary Kanwischer, I about fell over. It's so cool!! I happened to spot the Christmas Trees Framelits die set last weekend at Archiver's and into my basket it went. I saw a 3D card at the store and immediately knew that the tree die would work perfectly for that technique. Inspiration is everywhere!

How much sugary, glittery goodness is this?! Seriously, someone should probably take my Rock Candy Dry Glitter away from me - I'm a bit out of control. I was inspired by this week's Compendium of Curiosities challenge, Texture Fade Techniques, to create the snowy background. I used Tim's Snow Flurries Texture Fade, a Snow Cap Dabber, and Evergreen Bough Distress ink to create it. The tree layers were cut from My Mind's Eye polka dot paper using the Christmas Trees Framelits die. After they were cut, I folded them in half and glued them back to back, creating the 3D effect. After I adhered the tree to the background, I covered the whole thing in glitter.

Of course, it's just not a card unless it's a Pop 'n Cuts! I think the Noel Pop 'n Cuts might be one of my favorites (of course, I do say that about all of them!). What really makes this pop (ha!) is the use of the Noel companion Sizzlits set. I was so happy to find that one of the shades of Tim's Kraft Core'dinations paper matched the MME paper perfectly. I use it to cut the Noel, layered it to the PNC pop-up and added a little Rock Candy Dry Glitter. I trimmed the inside with various papers and stickers from the MME collection. I have a feeling I'll be hoarding that paper!

I couldn't resist one more shot of the front - I am so in love with that glittery tree! The frame around it was cut using Tim Holtz' Cabinet Card and Mini Cabinet Card dies. I originally was going to use the reverse side, but I thought this side was so much prettier. Since a bit of the bird was cut off, I just cut another one from an extra piece of paper and layered it onto the frame, right on top of the other one. On the bottom, I added idea-ology Tinsel Twine and a little crepe paper skirt. The top was tied with Tim's Striped Paper String and an idea-ology Christmas Muse Token.

Most of what I used can be found at Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Remember to use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10% off your total!


22 comments:

  1. It's lovely! You should buy stock in the Rock Candy Glitter ;)

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  2. such a gorgeous card!! love it :) I truly have to stop looking at gorgeous card making blogs- I want so many new dies now!!!

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  3. Beautiful card, Shelly! Love your tree and that snowflake background!

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  4. Since I run out of adjectives to describe your cards I typed in "beautiful" into an online thesaurus. I find your card to be resplendent, well-formed and pulchritudinous. Also, mad, mad inspiring! ADORE!!!

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  5. Gorgeous pop up card Shelly, wonderful embossed background and I love your dimensional tree. Tracy x

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  6. Wonderful 3D tree, and the pop-up's lovely... love the use of the papers, and that wonderful snowflake background!
    Alison x

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  7. Great and fabulous Christmas card Shelly.

    Greetings Janny

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  8. Just gorgeous Shelley! As always.

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  9. That tree is scrumptious I love it! Michelle x

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  10. Beautiful, but could you STOP already!--You just keep giving me ideas for more Christmas projects, and I'm out of control....

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  11. Shelly this is absolutely beautiful! You always blow me away. The detail is amazing. Gorgeous work!

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  12. LOVE IT!!! I really hope Santa brings me the base tray for the pop n cuts system. I want to try making cards like this!

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  13. wow your tree is fabulous and such a great card, x

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  14. Gorgeous-I love the all the glittery goodness!

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  15. So wonderful! I love the 3D tree!!!!

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  16. I love that glittery tree Shelly! And the snowy embossed background, and of course the pop-up inside. Gorgeous card!!

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  17. oh all that glittery goodness. I love the crusty, frosty look of your card, I want to reach out and touch it!

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  18. How did you adhere the glitter? with the glue and seal??

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  19. That's gorgeous inside and out!
    Hugs and smiles

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