Sew Glad We Are Friends Card

Amy Friendpaper, Sizzix20 Comments

Sizzix is hosting a Karen Burniston Event to showcase the many ways you can use her Pop ‘N Cuts base die.    I thought twice about participating since I normally create fabric projects but I thought it would be a fun challenge and would also show you what you can do if you don’t own all the papermaking supplies like stamps, ink pads, glitter, embossing powder, etc.  You can use the supplies you have to create something very “you.”  Here’s my attempt!  I used BasicGrey’s Plumeria paper collection for this card.

I created a simple cover with hexagons cut using this die.  I used a tiny bit of double sided tape to hold them in place while I stitched around them with contrasting orange thread.  I found that using my edge stitching presser foot worked nicely.  I like the bold paper quilt look of the cover, partly because it is clean and simple but also because it doesn’t make you think that there is going to be a fancy inside to the card.  And then…

Ta Da!  It’s a pop up!  I used the Tim Holtz Sewing Edge Die to cut the scissor and button silhouette at the top edge. And I used his On the Edge Mini Scallop and Pinking die along the bottom edge.  The row of hexies are stickers from the Plumeria collection.

On the pop up circle I secured a spool wrapped with embroidery floss and a paper button.  Both were cut with the Sewing Room die.

The sentiment is machine stitched on fabric and then secured to the card with hand stitches in embroidery floss.  I added a button for embellishment.  It too was edged using the pinking edge die.

Check out the Sizzix Blog today for lots more samples of what you can do with your Pop ‘N Cut die!