Friday, August 25, 2017

Katherine Label Pop-Up Window Gift Card

Today I'm using some of the brand new dies from Karen Burniston in Cahoots with Riley and Company. I'm really loving the new collection. They include Halloween and Christmas/holiday dies as well... I'll be making cards with those soon (can't wait!). I thought I'd start with the new gift card holder, which can be used for holidays as well. I used the hedgehog from the Winter Animals set inside the card on the pop-up platform, but allowed him to be seen through the window on the card once the gift card has been removed (see images below with gift card).

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Making the Card

1. Cut salmon cardstock to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches; fold in half to form a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card base.

2. Cut plaid paper (Perfectly Plaid Fall 6x6 Pad) to 4 x 5 1/4 inches. Temporarily adhere to card front (I made the mistake of adhering it down completely so I had to cut another piece for the inside, when I could have used the drop out piece from the front and it would have matched the pattern in the window more perfectly, sigh). You could use washi or Post-it tape, or just adhere it at the top, gluing down the rest after cutting. Decide where you want the window. Use a piece of temporary tape (e.g. washi or Post-it tape) to hold the die in place and cut with dotted label from Katherine Label Pop-Up set. I recommend running it through a couple times due to the thickness.

3. Using the Gift Card Label dies, cut the gift card holder, two small hearts, and one large heart from the salmon cardstock. From the light salmon cardstock, cut two decorative adornments, two small hearts, and one large heart (I meant to cut all the hearts using the Gift Card Label set but I grabbed the wrong one for the light salmon heart inside).

4. Using the Katherine Label Pop-Up dies, cut the pop-up arm and large label from salmon cardstock. Cut the large label from both salmon and light salmon cardstock; adhere together (note: you can skip the salmon color if the light salmon cardstock is thick enough - I cut the extra salmon label to give it extra support). This will be the platform label. Use the large label and the dotted label, nested, to cut a frame in the light salmon cardstock (use temporary tape to hold in place while cutting). Trace around the outside of the dotted label on the clear plastic (use a Sharpie or other alcohol marker), leaving about an eighth of an inch all around. You want it larger than the window opening but smaller than the gift card frame.

5. Use the dotted label from the Katherine Label Pop-Up set to cut through the salmon gift card label by inserting it under both of the decorative holders. IMPORTANT: carefully line the die up under the decorative holders so that it is even on all sides. Be very careful removing the die so as not to rip the delicate pieces still connected below each decorative holder. Set aside.

6. Adhere the plastic piece you just cut in step 4 to the front of the card using glue that bonds well with plastic (I used Gem-Tac); put a small line around the window opening in the card then put the plastic on top, being careful not to push down too hard; you don't want the glue to get into the window area. Set aside to dry.

7. Follow the instructions in the video below to assemble the pop-up - using the plaid dotted label you cut from the front panel to line up in the window when adhering it to the platform. Karen uses Lineco Adhesive and a Fineline applicator to glue things together. Therm-o-web makes super strong tape for adhering the pop-up arm.

8. Adhere the light salmon frame inside the card, framing the window. To decorate the front of the card, adhere the gift hard holder lined up over window, taking care not to get glue under the parts that will hold the gift holder, although you will need to glue down the small pieces under/above each of the scrolls. Die cut "congrats" three times (Word Set 1) from salmon cardstock. Adhere together to form a thick stack (you may cut more for a thicker stack if desired). Hint: use a matt glue that allows you a little time to adjust before it adheres; I used Multi Medium Matte. For each layer, start with the "c", using a die pick or tweezers to help line it up, then continue with the next letters one at a time. Adhere to front of card where shown. Adhere hearts and decorative elements where shown (save the large light salmon heart and one small salmon heart for inside).

9. Using the Winter Animals set, die cut the hedgehog body from white cardstock. Use the die to stencil the face with black pen (I used a black Copic Multiliner). Die cut the hair from brown plaid cardstock (Perfectly Plaid Fall 6x6 Pad). To color hedgehog, use Copic markers (the colors I used are listed below Supplies) or colored pencils. Hint: to color front paws, lift each up and slide a small piece of scrap under before coloring to prevent over-coloring onto body. Optional: add black Enamel Accents to eyes and nose with toothpick or very small brush. Once dry, adhere hair to back of hedgehog, sticking up from behind, as shown. Carefully lift the hedgehog's paws and slide a corner of the small salmon heart under them, gluing in place. Adhere hedgehog and light salmon heart to pop-up platform as shown. You may watch the video below to see how Karen creates her winter animals. Karen uses Lineco Adhesive and a Fineline applicator to glue the animal parts together.

10. Optional: cut two strips of plaid paper about 1/4 inch wide and at least 4 1/4 inches long. Adhere to inside of card as shown. If necessary, trim any extra from back of card using scissors.

Copic Markers Used: E42, E43, E44, R20

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