From pop-out card to pop-out book title

Welcome to this week's edition of the Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop! Today, the featured die is Karen Burniston's Sizzix Pop-up Gift Card Holder Die (#656740).

Sometimes gift cards are the only way to to make sure you give what the giver wants, but when it comes to presentation, we are limited to a gift card envelope or pay way too much for a special holder. This die comes with the holder and several extra pieces, and when assembled, your gift card will pop out of the greeting card enclosure as a little extra surprise for the recipient.

I chose to make the pop-out portion a book title rather than a card holder by just placing the extra little label cutout portion over the words to create a permanent title page for my 2010 Christmas album.

Sizzix Pop-up Gift Card Holder Die, #656740
Christmas Cardstock, 2 sheets 12" X 12"
Chipboard, 3 sheets 5 1/2" X 6 1/2"
Green Card stock, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", folded to 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
Black Card stock, 5 1/4" X 6 1/4
German Die-cut Santa (Paper Dreams Factory)
Snow Marker (Marvy Uchida)
Beacon Zip Dry Adhesive
Krylon Spray Paint, Burgundy (This is optional if your card stock is already the color desired.)
Be Creative double stick tape
Smooch Spritz, Green Olive (Clearsnap)
Color Box Chalk Ink, Dark Moss (Clearsnap)
Designer Trimmings Wired Ribbon (Sam's Club, a real bargain at $7.98 for 50 yards!)
Zutter Bind-it-all and Bronze O Rings (Zutter)
Computer-generated sentiment, printed on parchment

Note: All paper edges were sponged with Dark Moss Chalk ink.

1. Spray paint both sides of gift card pop-out and 5" strip if desired. Apply Smooch Spritz to card cover and extra label cutout portion.

2. Assemble card according to die instructions. Glue label cutout over words, apply vintage Santa and sentiment. Add Snow Marker to base of Santa, allow to dry and heat to pop up.

3. Cover chipboard front and back covers with Christmas Cardstock inside and out.

4. Assemble black inside pages between covers and punch and bind with Zutter Bind-it-all and O Rings. Cut ribbon into twelve 8" pieces , tie through rings (two pieces per ring) and trim ends into fish-tails.

5. Trim a portion of leftover Christmas card stock to cover card.

That's it.

Be sure to click the Sizzix box on the left to hop forward and see lots of other beautiful creations using this die, and don't forget to join us for another round next week!

We're having a marathon candy-making party with out-of-town guests at our house this weekend! Hope you have as much fun as we will!


this is so creative and beautiful! I look forward to your creations each time we do a hop!
Cheryl said…
Very pretty! Great idea Candice!
Eileen Hull said…
Cool Candice! Love how you oriented it portrait style rather than landscape and fun. Your project is always a treat.
Karen B said…
CANDICE!!! I am SO awed by this project. It is beauty in itself, but then the way you turned the GCH . . . brilliant! Simply brilliant. My jaw is on the table once again. You're amazing!
Anonymous said…
beautiful as usual!
Anonymous said…
Candice, you've done it again! stunning!!!
Anonymous said…
Candice, you've done it again! stunning!!!
Phyllis Dobbs said…
Candice - wow, this is so beautiful! Great project.
this is just so pretty! i would have never thought of this idea! thanks for the inspiration!
Beth said…
Candice - love the pop up as a feature for the cover of a mini book - you rock!
pat moyers said…
Could I borrow the creative side of your brain for cloning sometime??? This is beautiful, different and so very you!!
Lynda said…
How clever to turn the GCH sideways. It looks fantastic and such a beautiful card.
melonybradley said…
Your projects are always so unique and your ideas so original Candice!
Ann Butler said…
Candice I love it, absolutely beautiful!
Madeline said…
Just love this Candice ... so very pretty!
Anonymous said…
What an original way to use the die. Great job.
Candice Windham said…
Sorry to not have posted this sooner, but thanks to all for the lovely comments. Y'all just made my day!!!!
Einat Kessler said…
This idea is very clever. I love that you used the die verticaly and that you used the pop-up without the words. It turned out amazing.
Anonymous said…
Hi Candice,

OMGosh! I totally love this! Beautiful work Candice.
Mod Podge Amy said…
that is vintage beautiful!!! I love it!
Your presentation is so elegant and nostalgic. Mahalo for sharing.

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