Sep 21, 2021

Fall Is In The Air

Hello, it’s Sue of Ully Cat’s World and today we are making an autumn birthday pop-up card for a gardener using Karen Burniston dies.

Cut the two printed papers to 4 15/16 inches x 7 inches. Position them inside the card base so that there is a gap between the papers where the fold can be seen. Using removable tape, tape them together and place the chair die with the nibs over the fold.

Run taped papers with die through die-cutting machine.

Glue printed papers inside card base, adding matching scraps of papers to cover the open spaces left where the chair is cut away.

Cut chair, arms and seat from woodgrain paper. (I made my own woodgrain paper using a woodgrain stamp that I heat embossed with watermark ink and clear embossing powder.)

Fold woodgrain chair folds as shown on packaging. Glue wood grain chair to patterned paper chair matching up the seat, back, arms and leg pieces. Train the chair to pop-up by opening and closing card a few times.

Decorate card with the garden charm set cutting off the charm loops. (I dirtied-up the tools and gloves with brown ink.)

The chrysanthemum-like flowers are made with the smallest flower from the FlowerPot Pop-up or Flowersand Bee set cut like fringe around the center circle. Cut two, fringe, push up fringed petals and glue one on top of the other. Glue three flowers onto foliage from charm set. Trim foliage as needed.

Round flowerpots and watering can over a marker or glue bottle. Add oak leaves from TinyTree Pop-Up to potted flowers and around card.

Make flowerpots and watering can pop-up taking printed paper cut into strips and folded and glued into squares. Glue pot to square and into card.

The front of the card is made with a label die and a sentiment from KarenBurniston Word Set 7 - Autumn.

(I used a fine tipped glue bottle to added glue to the die-cut words that worked extremely well. Then I used a fine-tipped brown pen to mark stitches using the die as a stencil.)

Inside, the “HappyBirthday” is another KarenBurniston die that has been colored with Distress Ink. A label die-cut is used for a personal message.

Hope this fun card has put a smile on your face and provided some inspiration for your crafting. 😊

Dies from Dies R Us:

·         KarenBurniston - Dies - Adirondack Chair Pop-Up -1071

·         KarenBurniston - Dies - Garden Charms -1085

·         KarenBurniston - Dies - Tiny Trees Pop-Up - 1156

·         KarenBurniston – Dies – Flowerpot Pop-Up – 1010

·         KarenBurniston – Dies – Flowers and Bee – 1026

·         KarenBurniston – Dies – Happy Birthday - 1030

·         KarenBurniston – Dies – Word Set 7 – Autumn - 1060

Additional Supplies Used from Dies R Us:

·         Cosmic Shimmer - Specialist Acrylic Glue - 125ml

·         Sizzix - Big Shot PLUS die cutting Machine

·         Distress Ink

·         Fineline 20 Gauge Applicator & Bottle


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