Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Pop 'n Cuts Designer Challenge

It's always fun when Karen Burniston reveals the theme for her monthly challenge. For November, she wanted the designers to combine the color red with her new Stitched Framelits dies. The Stitched Framelits are so clever - I couldn't wait to get to play with them!

I hadn't had a chance to try out Tim Holtz's chalkboard technique and thought it would look really cool with the red. I am totally in love with this technique! I did mine a bit differently, using the Weathered White Antiquities embossing powder instead of the Frosted Crystal. After I stamped, embossed, and chalked my image, I cut it out with the largest of Karen's new Labels & Stitched Framelits dies. After it was cut, I followed Karen's instructions for creating a raised stitched border using the Stitched Framelits die in the next smaller size.

The card was cut from red cardstock using the Pop 'n Cuts Base die with the Multi-Tier insert. I used Karen's new Trellis Textured Impressions folder to emboss the bottom of the front of the card. Such a gorgeous pattern! All of the paper on the card is from a Christmas-themed pad from My Mind's Eye that I found at Michaels.

Isn't this the best PNC insert?! I love the Multi-Tier - there is so much you can do with it. For mine, I added another chalkboard panel, created in the same manner as the front, but with the smaller dies from the set. The Multi-Tier has two skinny popped out panels that are perfect for holding Karen's flagpole die. I cut mine out of black cardstock and rubbed them with a bit of chalk so they coordinated with the panel. Between the poles, I added a little glittered Woodlands wreath tied with ribbon. I used more of the MME paper (so gorgeous in person!) and trimmed it with some of the new Industrious Stickers from Tim Holtz.

Almost everything I used can be found at Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Remember to use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10% on your order!

Here's a little Vine video so you can see it in action. I will never get tired of watching a Pop 'n Cut card!


  1. I love it! Your chalkboard technique is da bomb! Love the way the wreath hangs from the flagpoles and those metallic borders add exactly the right touch. Shellypiece!

  2. How very fun this is. I fell in love with Tim's chalkboard technique, scouring my house for just one piece of white chalk in the middle of the night. Found one in my sewing cabinet...left over from tailoring days...sigh.

  3. Love the chalkboard, metal stickers & the hanging wreath!

  4. This is gorgeous Shelly! Great idea to use the stitching together with the chalkboard technique and the hanging wreath is wonderful.


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