Friday, August 30, 2013

Reindeer In Action

Are you in the Christmasy mood yet?  I gotta admit, this release has been putting me into holiday mode.  I've been daydreaming of craft fair projects, Xmas classes, etc.  Maybe I'll get an early start this year? Well, one can always hope right?

Before I get into my next project, I just wanted to make sure you guys are visiting our design team!  Don't forget to stop by Debi's, Eva's, and Linda's blogs to see how they are playing with our new images!  And don't forget our guest designer Steph!  (Hi Steph!)  She is one sweet crafty chick!  I just love her shabby chic style and how she can alter just about anything!  She also has a You Tube channel that is a must see.  Go check her's and Linda's channel out!

I've always been a sucker for cards that move.  Whether it be a pop up card, spinner, shaker, anything that had some kind of movement has always intrigued me. I've always yearned to learn how to make it and would study tutorials that I would find online.  I guess die companies have cracked the code and have made making cards that move so much easier!  Instead of spending hours upon hours trying to figure it out, all you need to do is cut the paper using a die designed for movement and you are in business!

More and more I am finding that I've been pulling out this Sizzix Pop 'n Cuts die.  What I love about it is the flexibility to change what actually pops up!   Here's the front of the card.  I used the Noel pop in cut insert, but didn't use it in the way you were supposed to.  Instead, I just cut it out of gold cardstock and cut the word out and rounded some of he edges of the letters.  It's hard to see, but I also used a memory box die which looks like a snowflake flourish.  Topped it off with a white poinsettia by Petaloo.

Here's what you see when you open up the card.  Yay!  I just used the insert that came with the pop 'n cut base.  It was easier to mount the reindeer image onto that base than to some of the other inserts.  Above the girls I made a banner out of gold washi tape and just cut the points free hand.  

But wait, there's more!  I know you can't tell from still photos (guess I should consider making You Tube videos too) but behind the girls is an action wobbler!  So when you open up the card, the girls start wiggling.  Or you can make them wiggle just by touching them.  I thought it was a fun touch since the reindeer is in an action shot.

Here's a side view of the image mounted so you can see what I'm talking about.  Below the image, I cut some gold cardstock and added some ivory cardstock over it so that you can write a greeting. I added another gold snowflake flourish and white poinsetta.


Hope you are enjoying the previews so far. I have one more project to share with you tomorrow.  Please stop by to check it out!


  1. Love the blue color for the girls clothes...

  2. This is so, so cute! I wish I had that die, but then I would have to buy a Sizzix! Oh, well. I'd rather buy your stamps! :D

  3. i love the pretty colors! i love the gold! i was looking for gold cardstock at our bf here but they didn't have any. just silver.

  4. This is just the cutest...and it wobbles too! A fun new stamp and series!

  5. Adorable!!! Yes! to the YouTube video please! Can't wait to get my hands on the new stamps!

  6. So pretty! I really like your card!

  7. This is gorgeous Jenny!! The colors are so non traditional but they scream Christmas, especially with the reindeer and kids. This is awesome!! I need to buy me some of those dies!!