Karen Burniston, who designs pop-up dies for Sizzix, recently posted a tutorial on her blog showing how to add a spinning mechanism to her new Sizzix Pop 'N Cuts pop-up dies. Her tutorial used the Sizzix Pop 'N Cuts XL Die set base tray which I don't have. It has been difficult to find due to the immense popularity of these dies! Shelly Hickox, who is on the Sizzix design team, also recently posted an anniversary card that she made using the pop-up insert for the pop 'n cuts dies without the base tray. Sooooo...I decided to see if I could combine both techniques and make a pop-up card, with a spinner, using just the Pop 'n Cuts insert along with the Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers base tray. And it worked! I've included pics and a quick video showing the action! Please forgive my amateurish video. I shot this one-handed with my iPhone while I opened the card with my other hand!
I decided after the pop-up card was assembled to add the trick-or-treaters from the TH Stamper's Anonymous Halloween Cutouts stamp set. I couldn't easily stamp it on the assembled card so I had to stamp it on a separate piece of paper and cut it out by hand. Not fun! Sure would have been nice to have the Stamp2Cut cartridge for this one!!
I hope you like the card! I have an idea for another one so stay tuned!
List of products used: Karen Burniston Sizzix Pop 'N Cuts Label 3-D pop-up; Tim Holtz Sizzix Branch Tree, On the Fence, Movers & Shapers Mini Cat and Raven, Rickety House and Bewitching Hour (bat only); Sizzix Bigz Ghosts #3; Stampers Anonymous Halloween Cutouts stamp set; Boooo! from Inkadinkado Creepy Face; Paper from Teresa Collins Haunted Hollows, Authentique Glowing and Core'dinations Black Magic; Ranger Black Archival Ink; Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot and Weathered Wood; Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue Christmas Red; Advantus Heidi Swapp Scrappy Glue.