Hi everyone! Lisa here with a looks-hard-but-is-deceptively-easy Christmas card. I'm sooooo obsessed with my diecut machine (okay, machines) and I'm extra-obsessed with all things Sizzix. Several years ago I got a large Sizzix die that makes a pop-up tree to go inside a card. At the time, pop-ups were rare but I didn't see the specialness of the die, I just liked it so I got it. I haven't really used the die since that season though, so I've a few this year. I'm thinking this is going to be next year's Christmas card, it's that easy and fun.
My card cover was pretty easy, too. Just die cuts and some stamping. And yes I used paint for the reindeer. I can't find a metallic ink pad that really works.
And here's the inside. Excuse my nails and my frog in these photos, it wouldn't stay open on its own 'cause of the weight of all the cardstock.
Looks hard, don't it? It's seriously just diecutting a bunch of pieces and sliding the tabs into the slots. Easy peasy!
Here's a better look at the full card when it's open. I thought of adding some presents on the skirt under the tree, but I actually thought that looked too cluttered. The tree is kinda better on its own.
I kept trying to capture the shimmery nature of the cardstock I used in ny photos, but it didn't really come out.
There are TONS of popup dies available from Sizzix now. Be sure to check them out and create some fun card of your own. Thanks for looking and happy crafting. And Merry Christmas! --Lisa Bedigian