Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I love Pop-Ups!

I've always had a thing for pop-ups or any kind of card or book that has things that move, flip, fold open, etc.  I've also always had a thing for Halloween! Maybe it's because I was born in October...or because I loved candy as a kid...I don't know...but the decorations and the colors of Halloween have always appealed to me.  So to prove that I actually do use some of the craft supplies that I buy...and to justify buying more...I pulled out all of the Halloween dies that I have purchased from Sizzix with the intent to make pop-up Halloween cards.  Of course, once I pulled them out I knew that in order to use all of them I'd have to make an awful lot of Halloween cards !!!  That's when I realized that the best way to use them...all in one project...was to create a Halloween pop-up book!  So here's what I came up with...

For the pop-ups I used several different Sizzix dies designed by Karen Burniston.  I had to be creative and alter the pop-up to suit my needs since I made the book first and then had to design the pop-ups to fit the pages!  Kind of backwards, I know, but that's how I work sometimes!  The only frustrating part of the process was having to leave the project unfinished and go to my day job!  It took several weekends to complete but I'm really pleased with the way it turned out.

Here are the supplies that I used:
Sizzix Dies- Karen Burniston Pop-up Bigz 3-D Scallop Circle, 3-D Bat, 3-D Spider & Spiderweb, 3-D Pull Tag Frame; Tim Holtz Alterations Gothic Boo, Candlelight Fright, Pumpkin Jack, Rickety House, Bewitching Hour, Branch Tree, mini Bat & Skull set, mini Cat & Raven set, Silly Jack-O-Lantern set, Scary Jack-O-Lantern set, Vintage Market strip, Cobwebs texture fades; Sizzix Bigz Ghosts #3; Bigz Sweet w/Skull; Bigz Treat Bag & Candy; Originals Witch Hat, broom & shoes; Originals Fence; Originals RIP & Tombstone; Bat strip; Candy strip; Sizzlit Skeleton; Sizzlit Graveyard Set.  Paper- Authentique, Fancy Pants Design, Pink Paislee, My Mind’s Eye, Making Memories, SEI, Cloud9 Design, Reminisce, Echo Park Paper, Karen Foster, Doodlebug Design, Recollections, Coredinations.  Stamps-Tim Holtz Stamper’s Anonymous; Stampabarbara; Pink Paislee;  Catslife Press; Technique Tuesday; Martha Stewart.  Stickers- Little Yellow Bicycle, The Girls’ Paperie, K & Company, Martha Stewart.  Punches- Marvy Uchida.  Miscellaneous- Ranger Stickles, Scrappy Glue, Yes paste, Maya Road bingo number, 7 Gypsies cable rings, We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-dile Big Bite.


  1. Hi Donna! Thank you a million for using so many pop-up dies and making such an interactive masterpiece! I could drool over this for hours! You've been "spotted" on my blog!

  2. Very cool. Love all the different papers and creative uses of the dies.

    Extreme Cards and Papercrafting

  3. So many awesome pop ups. I love pop up and other interactive elements too!

  4. Hi, I love this book! Can you explain how the pop up frame works? I have looked at the instructions on the sizzix web site and I just don't get the sleeve part of it. Thanks

  5. You have made a phenomenal Halloween project. If you have not shared this with the Sizzix website you certainly should.

  6. Thanks Diane! I was "spotted" on the blog of the pop-up die designer, Karen Burniston. I wasn't aware that I could submit directly to Sizzix. I'll check into that!