Monday 16 September 2013

'Joyous Tidings Pop 'N Cuts' Card

Our Son-in-Law is a photographer, and has been wanting me to try 'Lightroom' for a long time. I finally downloaded the free trial last weekend and tinkered around with it. After he gave me a quick tutorial, I was sold.  I spent almost all day Saturday doing on-line tutorials so I would have a clue what to do, and almost all day yesterday backing up my photos and getting our photo files organized for Lightroom and out of iPhoto. By photos I mean all our personal photos, not the pictures I take of my papercrafts.

It was a mentally exhausting weekend, but I think I have enough of a handle on it now that I actually changed my camera to shoot Raw.  Yikes!  Even though I SHOULD have had several opportunities this past weekend to play in my studio ... I didn't even go in the door.

Today's card is a Christmas card, but one that still falls into the Masculine Card Monday category.  :-)  I used my Sizzix Pop 'N Cuts die for the inside of this one and the card base is a lovely pearlized Bazzill card stock also cut with a Sizzix die.

I used my new Stampin' Up Glimmer Paper for these beautiful SPARKLY snowflakes. I didn't buy any Glimmer Paper last year, but when I received several Christmas cards using it I knew I wanted to pick some up this year. It is wonderful - I am crazy about it.

This is my new favourite way to make my pop up cards - using the Sizzix scalloped card base, which is an A6 size. It makes it SO easy to line up the Pop 'N Cut inserts, and there is no trimming required!

I have had a bin of Christmas embellishments sitting on the counter in my studio since last Christmas. I've been using them for all the holiday cards I've made for this year, and I don't think I've even made a dent in it. So I am going to step it up - I vow to empty that container this year and free up the space!

This chipboard deer (Prima - Northwoods collection) is from the bin, and the paper is by Recollections. I used the paper stack a fair bit last year, and it's almost gone now. Yay!

The wavy label die is also by Sizzix, popped up with Dimensionals and the words are by Stampin' UP.

(Remember that you can always see my Sizzix Flip-it and Pop N Cut cards by looking on the right side of my blog under LABELS then scrolling down to the 'S' section.)

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. love the first card- and the 2. too! allways so nice cards!



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