Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Hello crafty friends,

Today I'm showcasing the THANKS Pop Up die, which I'm finding very versatile.

My first project is a Thanksgiving table place card.  I used die cuts of the Northern Maple Whispers Die and for my banners the new Wacky Mac Font.  I made the THANKS element by die cutting the Pop Up in the center of my piece of pattern paper and instead of attaching the flaps to the inside of a card, I folded them back onto each other, creating a free standing triangle of sorts.    I LOVE how this turned!
Here's a side view:

My second project is a card and this time I used the THANKS Pop Up as intended.  I die cut the pattern paper and attached the flaps to the inside of my card.  I added some punched card stock trim and a die cut Whispers Vase of Roses die.  Once I colored my die cut, I cut it into two sections, so that the bottom vase section fits inside the pop up element.
Here's a side view:
I also used the THANKS Pop Up on the front of this card.  To get this look I just framed the die cut w/pink card stock.  Another way to used this die would be to just used the letters by themselves.
Here's a set of photos showing how I die cut the THANKS Pop Up onto the inside pattern paper.

On this photo I'm showing the die's fold line.

Fold the paper you want to cut in half... with the pattern side out.  Also, if the pattern as a direction make sure the letters on the die follow the same direction.  My flower pattern paper looked better vertical, so when I lined up the die's fold line to my paper's fold I made sure the thanks would cut in the right direction.

This photo shows me using a piece of washi tape to hold the die onto the pattern paper.

This photo shows the die's position after I unfolded the pattern paper, which you have to do before running it though your die cutter.  My paper's width was 6 inches.

This photo shows me reinforcing the die cut's fold line, which I did on both sides of the paper, so that the die cut would fold easily.

Lots of photos on this post, but I hope they help when using the die.  Until next time


  1. Replies
    1. I was so surprised and happy that you left me a comment. THANKS!

  2. Both of your projects are gorgeous, Mary!! I love how you've used the die!! Awesome tutorial, too!!