Wednesday 8 January 2014

'Happy By The Pool' Pop 'n Cut Card

Good morning friends.  I have a fun card to share today, one I sent to a fellow Pop 'n Cut lover. When I do my Pop 'n Cuts, I usually keep the outsides fairly simple. This one has a couple of patterned papers, a stamped and fussy cut word balloon and I penned 'across the miles' along the bottom edge.

This is another card where I had to get pretty creative. I made it when we were in Arizona in November, and while I did have some stamps and ink pads with me that trip I didn't have the ones I wanted to use when I was making this one. So ... I made do with pencil crayons, sponged hills/sky/sun, and I actually inked one of Karen Burniston's embossing folders and pressed it into the 'pool' area for some texture.  I wanted the card to reflect me sitting by the pool in the desert ... but of course I didn't have a single cactus stamp with me. Sheesh.

Just look at how great that Pop 'n Cut chair insert is!  I used the A2 base and white card stock, keeping it flat until the decorating was done.  Then I ran the die through the Big Shot again with red wood grain printed paper just on the chair area.  A little trimming, some adhesive on the back and the red chair slipped right over the white one that cut with the card inside.

Yipee-Skippee ... that's exactly how I feel when I can be sitting in the Arizona warmth and not freezing or driving on icy roads. Sorry it's a little blurry - the 3-d dog sticker is really cute in real life. My friend is a dog lover, and I knew she'd get a kick out of the dog siting in the chair.

I used Karen Burniston's Flagpole die and attached the hand cut fish tail banner to the back of the chair.

Here is a better look at the pool texture.  Grin.  The border was made with a tiny stamp in one of my MFT stamp sets ... repeated on a curve helped it resemble the tiled edge of a pool.

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

Supplies used:
A2 Pop 'n Cut base die with the Chair insert - Karen Burniston (Sizzix)
White card stock - Staples
Patterned paper - Doodlebut
Word stamps - Stampin' Up
Embossing folder - Textured Impressions Sassy and Circle Label set -Karen Burniston (Sizzix)
Dog sticker - The Paper Studio
Flagpole die - Karen Burniston (Sizzix)
Hello stamp - Lawn Fawn

Thanks for stopping by today.


  1. so cute!!!!

  2. Karen, This is so adorable, and I like the use of all of your different techniques. You certainly think of different ways to use what you have on hand. Great job.

  3. Wow! I just found your site, and I'm really blown away! I love the way you made the background, even tho you didn't have any cactus stamps ;-). You are very creative, and you have a wonderful eye. I'll certainly be back for more of your work.

  4. super cute. love the dog sitting on the chair


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