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Making Pop Up Cards With Party Pop Up Thinlits

Everyone loves a pop up card - that nice element of surprise when you open the card always brings a smile to the face.  Now you can make them really easily with the Party Pop Up Thinlits.

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And open it up ......

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Tips and Techniques: Cut your card insert section, score it down the middle then place the Party Pop Up Thinlit carefully so the tabs line up with the score line. 

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You can use the other thinlit as the pop up element too - it also has tabs marking the central line - one on the base and can you see the other tucked between two of the candles?

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For my Big Shot sandwich I've put the magnetic plate at the bottom, the precision plate on top, then my cardstock and thinlit (cutting edge down) and finally one acrylic plate on top.  I find the precision plate handy for more intricate dies like this. 

Once you've run it through, time to get out the new Big Shot brush and foam mat.  Roll the brush over your thinlit a few times in different directions and voila - the little bits come out and no more 'ten minutes with the poker' poking bits out.  My new favourite tool I think!

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Now fold all your score lines and adhere your insert inside your card, making sure to get the scored line tightly into the centre of your card. 

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You can also use the elements on the front of your card.  At class in February we found the Fine Tip Glue super handy for sticking the fine lettering of Happy Birthday onto our card front. 

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I loved using these and am hoping we might have some more pop up elements in future catalogues.  At class we were remembering those frog mouth type pop up cards some of us used to make when we were kids, or the spirals with a shape stuck on top.  Got any pop up memories?  I've always loved pop up books too. 

Happy Stamping!

Cheers, Sue

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