Wednesday, November 2, 2016

 A Christmas Pop-up Card using Stampin'Up!
 Santa's Sleigh Stamp Set and Thinlit dies.  

The card front makes a nice card on it's own with your own message on the inside.

The inside is  CASED from Frau Susan Stempel.

Thanks to my math-minded husband for the A-6 card measurements figured in inches!

Give yourself plenty of time to make this fun card.

Lengthy directions below.

Santa’s Sleigh Pop-Up Christmas Card                                                    Pat Martin, October 2016 (CASED from Susan Stemplfs)

Stamp Sets and Dies:  H = Holiday Catalog, A = Annual Catalog
142057 Santa’s Sleigh, p. H24
140278 Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits 
*** OR Bundle 143499 – a 10% savings! P. H24
142114 Hang Your Stocking, p. H15 (Has matching thinlits and comes in a bundle for a 10%    savings.)
141706 Layering Ovals Framelits,  p. 193
137163 Sheltering Tree,  p. 96

Card Stocks:                                                                                   Dimensions:
141415 Emerald Envy,  p. 169                                               8 ½ x 5 ½,    
                                                                                                scrapes for trees, wreath +oval
120953 Crumb Cake,  p. 170                                                 2 ½ x 2 1/2
121044 Basic Gray,  p. 170                                          4 x 2 1/2
119685 Cherry Cobbler (CC), p. 170                               4 x 5 ¼ and 3 x 1 3/4
100730 Whisper White (WW),   p. 170          5 3/8 x 8 3/8 and a scrap for oval sentiment

141396 Emerald Envy.  p.169
126978 Soft Suede,  p.170
126966, Cherry Cobbler,  p.170
126944 Daffodil Delight, p. 171
126982 Pool Party,  p.171 (May use Soft Sky)

138401 Metallic Thread, p.178
135817 Lucky Stars Embossing Folder ( or Poinsettia EF, retired)
141337 Sponges,  p. 180
139684 Precision Base Plate, p. 190
140603 Die Brush, p. 190

Various markers to color your packages and stocking, if desired.

Card Front:

1.  Emboss 4 x 5 ¼ Cherry Cobbler (CC) CS with Lucky Stars Embossing Folder (EF).  (Or other holiday EF.)
2.  Center and adhere to Emerald Envy (EE) card base.
3.  Stamp 4 trees on Emerald Envy CS with Emerald Envy ink.  Die cut the 4 trees.  Put 2 aside for inside of card.
4.  Adhere one tree to left edge of embossed CC CS.  Trim about ½ inch off of other tree trunk.  Adhere with dimensionals with shorter tree overlapping left tree a little (see sample).  Leave room for sentiment ovals.
5. Stamp Merry Christmas onto WW scrap.  Die cut with oval framelit.  Adhere to die cut Scalloped EE oval.
6.  Place 2 ovals upside down on work space.  Apply SNAIL to back of EE oval.  Wrap Gold Metallic Thread around 4 fingers 4 – 5 times.  Twist thread in middle to make a figure “8”.  Adhere thread to SNAIL on back of ovals.  Arrange to your liking.
7.  Adhere sentiment to CC embossed CS next to trees.

Inside of Card:

1. Fold WW CS in half and lightly burnish the scoring fold.
2. Using Stampin’ Trimmer, insert folded edge to top of trimmer.  You will make slices into the double folded CS.  Begin at the LEFT edge. 

1.  Make the first slice 7/8 inches in from left.  Cut slice 1 ½ inch down or deep.
2.  Move CS to the left.  Align at 1 5/8 “.  Cut slice 1 ½ inch deep or down.
3.  Move CS to the left.  Align at 3 1/8 “.  Cut slice ½ inch deep or down.
4.  Move CS to the left.  Align at 3 3/8 “.  Cut slice 1/2 inch deep or down.
5.  Move CS to the left.  Align at 3 ¾ “.  Cut slice 1 ½ inch deep or down.
6.  Move CS to the left.  Align at 4 ¼ “.  Cut slice 1 ½ inch deep or down.                                             
3.  Open WW CS.  On the top inside section, stamp only down to the top of the slits.  Stamp “snow” with Pool Party or Soft Sky and stamp the “stars” with Daffodil Delight of Crushed Curry.

4.  With WW CS open:  From the back side, push all of the slits forward reversing the middle fold.  GENTLY pull slits from the front and close the card to make the “step platforms” neat.  Set aside.

5. Sleigh Bunting:  Using the Precision Base Plate, Big Shot die cut the “bunting” from the Cherry Cobbler CS.  Use the Die Brush to remove cut pieces.  SAVE CC CS SCRAP FOR NEXT STEP.

Move to Standard Cutting Pads for all other die cuts, not Precision Base Plate.

6.  Wreath bow:  Stamp the small bow with Cherry Cobbler ink in the center of the leftover CC CS “bunting”.  Using Standard platform, die cut bow.  Set aside. 

7.  Reindeer:  Stamp the reindeer with Soft Suede onto the Crumb Cake CS.  Die cut.  Set aside.

8. Santa’s Sleigh:   Big Shot die cut the sleigh from the Basic Gray CS. 

9.  EE Wreath:  Place the center die on the EE wreath first, then align the outer wreath die.  Big Shot die cut with Standard base plate.

10.  Sleigh goodies:   Stamp, color and fussy cut your packages.  Stamp and die cut the stocking; color with markers.  Set aside.

1.       Carefully and using a SMALL amount of glue, adhere CC bunting to gray sleigh.  Carefully adhere your teddy bear, packages, tree top and stocking to the back of the sleigh.  See sample for placement.  Set aside.
2.      Use glue dot to attach CC bow to EE wreath.  Carefully slide wreath over deer’s antlers and head.  With a small amount of glue, adhere wreath to the back of reindeer’s neck to hold wreath in place.  Set aside.
3.      Using liquid glue ( Take care with your glue so that you will be able to open your card ), place glue near, about ¼ inch up from center score of top of WW CS.  Add liquid glue around WW CS about 1/8 inch above platform slits.  DO NOT PUT GLUE ONTO SLITS!!   Continue to add glue to WW CS back of TOP ONLY!!  Carefully place on the inside of EE card base.  Do not push on the WW CS until you see that you have it centered both top and bottom and that the scores fit together and that you have equal margins of EE around WW CS.  When satisfied with the alignment, press top to adhere.  Gently lift the bottom of the WW CS and again glue around the slits and not too close to the score line.  Adhere bottom WW CS to EE CS.  Let dry.  Take a breath!
4.      Add glue to center only of one tree.  Carefully place the bottom left tree branch under the left platform.  (See sample.)
5.      Trim about ½ inch off bottom of the other tree.  Take a little off at a time until you can fit the two bottom right branches under the slit platform.  SPARINGLY, add liquid glue to bottom of slit to hold tree.  When tree is slid under the platform on the right, it will hold it in place.  Let dry.
__________________________________________________________________________________________ Attaching the sleigh and reindeer need careful attention.  Too much glue or glue in the wrong area will not allow the card to open.  Please take your time and double check your work before adding glue.

6.      Check alignment of reindeer onto platform.  Take care to see that deer does not extend past the edge of the card base.  Do not let deer touch bottom of WW CS base or it will not close and the legs will get mangled.  Make a small pencil mark on the back of the deer’s hip to know where to put the liquid glue. Do not add glue to the tail or legs.   Hold in place a few seconds until glue sets.
7.      Align sleigh with runner inside of card base.  Do not let sleigh runners touch bottom of WW CS to prevent runners from breaking or creasing.   Again, make a small pencil mark where platform touches sleigh.   Add a small amount of glue to body of sleigh, not the runners, where it touches the platform.  Hold sleigh in place a few seconds until set. 

Smile and enjoy the fruits of your efforts.  

To purchase any of the needed supplies, please see my on-line store, here.  THANK YOU!!

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