Been a looooooong time since I played along with the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday challenge – and in all honesty, I wasn’t planning on playing along at all UNTIL I happened upon THIS entry into the challenge.
To say that I was impressed by Pamela’s creativity would be a huge understatement! I loved her interpretation of the challenge and I was totally inspired by it! So….I hope she won’t mind that I’m recycling her idea for today’s project.
When I saw Pam’s card, my paper crafting wheels started turning and I thought it would be so cool to create a one layer card with a pop-up sentiment – so that’s what I did.
I used the same technique as Pam did (I think), and I’ll share some photos of how I made it work for me.
Note: The prep for this project may seem a tad time intensive, but I promise it is VERY easy and quick to do!
First, though – let me give you a peek at the finished product! Simple but different!
Now for a little photo tutorial on how I did this:
On a piece of 4.25×5.5″ cardstock, I adhere the letters for the sentiment using painters tape. As you can see in the photo, I adhered them so that most of the letter hung off the edge and only a small portion of the die was taped down.
Next, I placed the die on a piece of cardstock measuring 5.5×8.5″. This cardstock will be the final card, but it is UNSCORED! I’ll explain why in a minute. By taping the letter dies onto a 4.25×5.5″ piece of cardstock, I was easily able to line up the bottoms of the sheets and make sure everything is evenly placed.
You’ll also notive that everything above the painters tape is on the cutting plate. The rest should hang off, so that it does not get cut. I used the painter’s tape as a guide for where the cutting plate should be.
I used my metal shim to make sure all the letters were cut. Again, you can see here where the cutting plate is only below the portion that I want to cut.
Once I ran this through my Cuttlebug, the finished product reveals that the letters have been cut but not completely. The portion that hung off the edge is still intact.
To make the letters sturdy, I did not want a score line going through them, which is why I did not score the card base beforehand. Instead, I left the card flat, then scored between the letters afterward. I used a strip of cardstock as a guide for where the score line should run.
Once it was scored, I just popped up the letters and the card was finished!
I loved this project so much, that I decided to make a set (shocker, right?!)
I played with sentiments using the Block Alphabet die collection – the tough part was coming up with cute sentiments that didn’t have any repeat letters since those would be a pain to cut in the Cuttlebug. This meant no “Happy,” or “Hello” sentiments which are two of my faves! I think I did a good job coming up with simple sentiments for each card, I finished the sentiment with a stamp.
Here’s a look…
Thanks for stopping by! If you have questions about the supplies I used for this project, just send me an email – I used lots – too many to remember right now!!!