Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Pop 'n Cuts Castle Card Tutorial

I was so happy to see the Pop 'n Cuts dies designed by Karen Burniston in the Spring Stampin' Up Catalog.  The intended dress theme is just adorable.  (You can see a card I made using them without modification HERE.)  But in addition, when I get a new Big Shot die I try to think of different ways of using them.   

I used the pop-up portion to make this castle card for the Stampin' Addicts Blog Hop.    ( If you have not had a chance to do the hop, click on the above link to see some AWESOME projects with products from the new Spring Catalog.)
Here is how I made it!

1.  Place the Dress Form Pop 'n Cuts die into the Card Base Pop 'n Cuts.  Diecut with Very Vanilla cardstock.  Trim away the top and bottom of the dress form as shown.
2.  Fold on the scorelines.   Also fold the remaining portion of the dress form down and on the backside tape across the cut to hold it in place.
3.  Cover the upper half of the Card Base Pop 'n Cuts die with Pool Party cardstock.  Run through the Big Shot.  Using the Paper Trimmer, remove a 1-7/8" X 3-1/4" section from the bottom of the piece.  Emboss the top portion with the Cloudy Day Embossing Folder.  Adhere to the Vanilla base.

3.  Cut a 3 X 3-1/2" piece of More Amore DSP.  Use the Paper Trimmer to remove a 3/4" x 2" section from the top center.  Using the smallest Ovals Collection Framelit, cut an archway.  Reserve the cutout portion for later.

4.  Hand cut a curved driveway from Basic Gray cardstock.  Flip the reserved archway portion over and adhere to the driveway.
5.  Adhere the castle to the pop-up portion of the base.
6.  Turn the Pennant Builder punch over and center the heart designs.  Cut two for the turrets and one for the card front.

7. Cut flags for the turrets with the Bitty Banners Framelits.

Optional step:   I typed the sentiment "Have a royally good day" (instead of "Have a really good day") and die cut it with the Apothecary Labels Framelits.  I also added a little heart punch.

8.  Remove the Dress Form Pop 'n Cuts die from the Card Base die and diecut a Real Red card base.  Adhere the base to completed pop-up.

9.  Decorate the card front as shown using the More Amore Designer Series paper,  Dress Up Framelit and All Dressed Up stamp set for the sentiment.
I have some other ideas of modifications for these dies which I hope to make in the near future too!


  1. You are so amazing with the things you create! This is so awesome! By the way, Happy New Year to you and your family!

  2. Fabulous! and the tutorial is wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing the measurements and how-to! THis is delightful!

  3. Thank you so much for sharing the measurements etc.... I SO want to make a castle card. It is fabulous!!