Monday, July 14, 2014

Pop it Ups Designer Challenge - Christmas in July

This month, Karen Burniston challenged the team with a 'Christmas in July' theme. When I got my new dies a couple months ago, all I could think about was making little these 3D trees using the Evergreen Pivot Card dies! I was worried that the dimension would make the trees too bulky to pivot, but they swing back and forth just perfectly!

The deer from Tim Holtz's Styled Woodlands stamp set is going to be one of my all-time faves, I'm sure. When I was picturing this card, I thought it would be just perfect perched on the snow, which was cut with one of the dies from Karen's Outdoor Edges set.

How cute are these trees?! Each tree was cut four times from music-themed paper, scored down the middle and folded in half. I adhered the folded trees to each other, leaving the first and last fold flat. After coating them with glitter, I attached them to the card.

What's really cool about this card is how the big tree looks when the card is closed. Love the dimension! And if you're worried that this will be hard to mail, it won't! The trees all fold flat for mailing and will pop back into place when the card is taken out of the envelope.

The front of the card was stamped with images from Tim Holtz's Styled Woodlands and Christmas Nostalgia stamp sets. I added some ribbon, a Christmas Muse Token, and some idea-ology trim and my card was done!



Here's a quick video so you can see how the Evergreen Pivot works. There are so many different ways you can use this die!

The dies I used can be found at Elizabeth Craft Designs. the rest of the supplies I used can be found at Inspiration Emporium. Remember to use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10% off your order (at IE only).


22 comments:

  1. Wow Shelly, this is just beautiful!! I love how you've done the pop out trees and I love the colors you chose.

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  2. Gorgeous card Shelly , love the dimensional trees and the stylised reindeer. Love the colour palette too. Tracy x

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  3. Stunning Shelly, love those 3D trees on the pivot.

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  4. Shelly - this is fabulous. I LOVE those 3-D trees. GREAT holiday card!
    Cheers
    Karen A

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  5. This is so fabulous. The front looks like patterned paper! Hard to believe it started as plain cardstock...and those trees are just amazing! =)

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  6. This is gorgeous, Shelly! The colors, the way you've used the stamps, the old-fashioned look - love it all!

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  7. Wow wow wow, what an awesome card!!!!!

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  8. This is really magical Shelly! Love the trees!

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  9. Shelly, I love the magic you put into these flip outs... really nice...love this one with the trees and the Reindeer... Love it all.. Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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  10. Shelly, this is the best card I have seen since your leaping deer card that I made twice. Mailed one, kept one on display in my craft room. Now I am going to have to have this die to make this card, too. Thanks for the inspiration...as usual! You are fantastic.

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  11. Oh my goodness, I absolutely love those trees, both from front and inside. The deer is a beauty too. Dear Santa, please deliver some dies early..... Nicola x

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  12. From Top to Bottom....AMAZING!!!!

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  13. This card is just gorgeous, love it!! great colors.

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  14. Very nice! I didn't know you could put a vine vid in your blog post!

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  15. Just love this design Shelly the trees are fabulous as is Tim's new deer stamp xx

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  16. Wow - so pretty, Shelly! The trees are really beautiful! I'm so impressed with your vine too! :)

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  17. Hi Shelley
    Just found your blog,what a gorgeous card,I'm so impressed,I love it.
    Love Angela x

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  18. Shelly, this is just amazing, I love how the tree pops out of the front of the card, now off to buy all the products I need to recreate this work of art! Thank you so much for sharing :)

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  19. All I can say is WOW - CASEing this one for sure!

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  20. Oh I loved this card sooo much just finished one of my own!! Even tho its not Christmas its still snowing an we always have pine trees !!!! One question?? what did u do with the tree trunks???? I tried glueing the big ones folded together, but the others were just tooo small...did u cut them off an just leave one??? thanks...jeanmheming@aol.com

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