Monday, 10 February 2014

Designer Challenge Card - Using the Heart Pivot Die

Hello friends!

This is a Very Exciting Day ... welcome to the first group post featuring the Pop it Ups dies by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. Check the right side of my blog for links to my fellow Designer Challenge teammates. We will be posting our projects today and/or tomorrow, with Karen doing a big post on Wednesday showing her project.

Karen challenged us to use one of her Pivot dies, so I chose the Heart Pivot. These are wafer thin dies, they come WITH decorator dies for layering and accents, and YOU get to choose the size of your card and where on the fold you want the Pop it Ups feature. Most of the dies work well together AND if you have any Pop 'n Cuts ... they work with those too. Karen really thought of everything with these dies and the entire design team has been having a blast with them.

We were invited to a 50th Wedding Anniversary party and to celebrate this special milestone I wanted to bring an extra special card.

Because we were bringing the card to the party, I was free to make the card large (6" square), add bulky embellishments (ribbon & bow), and heavy (lots of foam tape).  I also decorated the envelope, and wrote their names on the front with Calligraphy, but I didn't show that in the envelope photo below.

I used lots of Pop it Ups dies for this card, which looks way better in real life because of all the shimmer. The patterned card stock is pearlized, there is shimmer in the sheer ribbon, I used a metallic silver marker, and Glitter Dot Peel-Offs add even more sparkle.

The top patterned layer is popped up with lots of foam tape. To get the Heart Pivot to cut in the proper place for both layers, I attached the smaller top panel to the card layer with temporary adhesive. Then I opened the card, placed the Heart Pivot on the fold and ran it through the Big Shot with all the layers. Even though this is a heavy weight patterned paper, the dies had no trouble cutting through them with one pass. Being free to move the die wherever you want to on the fold is a key feature to these dies ... I chose to move mine up towards the top so as not to cut through the pretty swooshes on the inside.

I removed the temporary adhesive, outlined the panel with a silver marker and ran just the panel through the Big Shot with the Slot dies that come with the Lucy Label Pop Up.  The ribbon I wanted to use was too wide for the slot, so I lined them up again, moving them each over a little to the left and ... ta da ... the perfect slot width for my ribbon.

I added some pen doodles in spots, and added some heart layers with the Decorator Dies that come WITH the Heart Pivot.  I added Glitter Dots to the die cut '5' and '0' then popped them up too. (LOVE love love Glitter Dots.)

The Agatha Edges set comes with two edge dies and a pretty scroll that matches them. I cut one of the scrolls from coordinating paper, cut it in half, and added each piece to the two right corners of the top panel.  Then the panel was popped up with lots of foam tape onto the main Heart Pivot card.

Here is what the card looks like inside. The two decorated hearts pivot to the inside of the card when it is opened.

I stamped the word Cheers! and added some hand lettering under it, on a hand cut banner. The banner was popped up with foam tape too. The ink wouldn't dry on the banner though, so I ended up wiping it off and using a Sharpie marker to trace over the word.   V E R Y  carefully.  :-)

On the 2nd pivot heart, I added two wine glasses cut from silvery shimmery card stock and they were popped up onto a die cut heart, which was popped up onto the Heart Pivot. I added a Glitter Dot to each of the wine glasses too. This couple loves their wine, so I know they would appreciate that touch.

I added a scroll (from the Agatha Edges set) on each side of the opened card ...

Here are the views from the top and from the back ...

Because the front of the card is so heavy, I wanted to balance the other side. I cut a piece of the patterned card stock with the Agatha Edge die, and attached it at the back - it looks pretty and adds the stability I was looking for.

Here is a picture of the packaging for the Pop it Ups  die sets I used for this card, including the Heart Pivot:

Supplies used:
775 Heart Pivot - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
782 Agatha Edges - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
779 Slot dies - Lucy Label - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
5 & 0 dies - Stampin' Up 
Patterned pearlized paper - DCWV
Silver ribbon - my stash
Foam tape ... lots and lots and lots of foam tape
Silver and Black Sharpie markers
Glitter Dots -  7018, Elizabeth Craft Designs
Wine Glass Die - My Favorite Things

Be sure to check out the Pop it Ups Pivot creations from the Designer Challenge team!! Thanks for stopping by today.


  1. This is gorgeous Karen, you can tell lots of love went into making this card

  2. love all the detail and the photos.. great job Karen.


  3. the anniversary couple will love it


  4. the anniversayry couple will love it

  5. Love how you've used the Glitter Dots and your special touches to the card really make it a very special anniversary card.

  6. This is so elegant and pretty, Karen!

  7. The Pivot cards are great and this paper is stunning. Love it.

  8. Karen, what an extra-special card for a fabulous celebration!
    It's simply BEAUTIFUL!

  9. So very elegant and beautiful. It will be a lifetime treasure with happy memories.


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