Tuesday 1 July 2014

Happy Canada Day and a New Card Die

Happy Canada Day!!!

photo credit:  Tourism BC/David R. Gluns
Tourism BC/ David R. Gluns
Tourism BC/ David R. Gluns
Tourism BC/ David R. Gluns

I don't have a Canada Day card to share today, simply because I didn't think of it until we were already at our cabin and I didn't bring my crafting supplies with me.  I do have a card to share using some soon to be released Elizabeth Craft Designs dies though!

Oh. My. Goodness, this is one amazing card die. Amazing.  When Els asked Karen Burniston if she could come up with a z-fold card die for Elizabeth Craft Designs, Karen didn't want to just mimic the others that are already on the market. No Siree - she came up with a truly unique hybrid type card, called the Spiral Circle Pull Card. Or SCPC as it's been nicknamed by the Design Team.  :-)

First, this is a Pop it Ups die so that means you get to decide on the size and shape of your card as well as where on the score line you wish your animation to be. Karen B added these little round notches that keep your card closed, which is positively brilliant. So you 'pull' the sides apart to reveal the inside ... and she has included a spiral die to add even more animation to the design.

There's more though ... the spiral die is separate, so you can cut it right into the circle and either see the elements peeking through the card front in the closed position OR you can cover the front with the included circle die. You can cut the spiral separate (perfect if you want to use a different material for the spiral, such as acetate) AND the spiral makes the most adorable 3-d roses. Whew - that's a LOT for a wafer thin die set.  Let's not forget the decorative dies that also come with the SCPC, which you can see at the end of this post.

Here is my card, and you can see those notches that keep the card from springing open and revealing the inside ...

Here is a peek at the inside, with clouds mounted onto the spiral.  Remember you can add all kinds of things to the spiral - what a great way to echo the embellishments on the front of your card! Think dragonflies, butterflies, snowflakes, gears, dog bones ... you get the picture.  :-)

Check out the umbrella; how CUTE is that? It's one of the newest Elizabeth Craft Designs dies and will be shipping by the middle of this month to independent retailers worldwide.  I cut it from a couple of different patterned papers and paper pieced it together. Easy peasy.  (The set also comes with layered rain boots and raindrops.)

For this card, I cut spiral as a separate piece and just glued the ends to the inside circle and the inside of the card. When the glue was dry I added the inked clouds.

It's no secret I LOVE Flip-It dies, so you have to know I'm over the moon with this Pull Card. It's going to get a lot of use for sure. 

Here is a look at the packaging for the Spiral Circle Pull Card, and you can see that it also comes with balloons, a heart, a leaf, a flower AND two pretty snowflake dies to assist you in decorating your spirals. The SCPC will be shipping by the middle of the month to independent retailers world-wide so be sure to ask your local shop to place their pre-orders!

Supplies used:
Card size - standard A2 (4-1/4 x 5-1/2)
**Spiral Circle Pull Card - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
**Umbrella - Elizabeth Craft Designs
All Seasons Tree (Clouds) - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Embossing Folder - Lots of Dots, E114
White card stock
Patterned paper - Pink Paislee
Blue and pink card stock scraps
Pink and yellow polka dotted card stock - Bo Bunny
** Available mid-July 2014

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