Oct 19, 2020

Party This Way

 Hi there.  It's Alicia and it's been a few years but I have joined the DT again.  I am so excited to bring you my first project!  I created a tag pop up book as a birthday card for my nephew.  I am sure the pop up will be sure to thrill him as I hope it does you.  With the assistance of Karen Burniston assembly videos, these kinetic cards really go together quite easily for a wow factor that wasn't a lot of work.


The real work was in designing all the animals included in his card but they are just so darn cute!  I got carried away making these little guys.  I am sure you will see more Karen Burniston critters from me on future projects.  I own a few sets but not all of them yet!


I had to "fussy" cut the sheriff's badge for the ostrich's hat.  I could not for the life of me find anything that tiny to use.  I am sure there is something in the Dies R Us Store. I will eventually find it!  I added an extra strip of color to the football helmet.  I die cut the center section with a scrap of gold to get that perfect rounded edge.  Then I simple cut the sides to create a strip and adhered. Also of note, I used colored card stock for all the critters but not the cow.  I used white card stock and colored the details with markers.


The most important step is to only place adhesive on the ends of the pop up assembly and adhere to the tag base.  If you get adhesive on any of the pop out portion your card will not work correctly.


As I assembled the project, I continuously checked with each piece that it worked properly.  Stringing the banner was the most delicate part of this process.  Once all the inside pieces were in place, I added the front panel and tied pieces of twine in the holes of the tags.


The following is a list of Dies R Us Store products I used. In addition I used Stampin Up stamps, ink and punch for the sentiments, twine, markers, card stock and Quick Quotes designer papers.

Karen Burniston Tag Book


Karen Burniston Tiny Accessories 1

Karen Burniston Tiny Accessories 3

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.


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