Hello! Today I am sharing a step-by-step Sizzix tutorial for a mini book with lots of pop-ups from Karen Burniston. Pop-ups are such a fun interactive element to use in a mini book, and also make it possible to use more photos, and to hide little surprises here and there.
For the base I used Tim Holtz new Cameo Frame die. I love this shape with the two straight and the two curved edges (I used it on this altered notebook too). This is a very long post, the album got thicker than I planned and pop-ups often need more than one photo to show what they look like. I must have used more dies than ever before in this mini book, they are all listed in the supply list. I wanted to show different examples by using different dies. Adapt it to work with the dies that you own. If you have only one pop-up die, use it throughout your album.
I used the gorgeous Graphic 45 Old Curiosity Shoppe for the album. The 8x8 pad was the perfect size and the papers are double-sided which was just what I needed. The patterns also worked real well together with my mom's childhood photos. Die cut a bunch of pages from patterned paper and some from kraft cardstock (I think I die cut two from kraft).
Time to make some pop-ups. Cut a piece of patterned paper about 15x20 cm. Place the Square Ornate 3-D Frame right in the middle of the paper. You want the fold line on the die to be in the middle of the paper. Carefully turn around, place in your base tray and die cut.
Here's a close-up where you can see better how the folded paper is placed just below the cutting line. Then the die will not cut your paper where you want it to remain folded. Run it through your Big Shot or Vagabond.
And like magic you end up with a folded Cameo Frame pop-up page.
Do the same with the Star and Poinsettia Flower pop-ups. The Poinsettia die might seem to be a Christmas die, but the flower shape can be lots of other flowers, so it works for projects all through the year.
I didn't want every page to be patterned paper, so I also die cut some folded pages from kraft cardstock.
Cut another patterned paper about 15x20 cm and die cut with the 3-D Label pop-up.
This pop up needs a backing paper, so cut another folded page from kraft paper. You need to trim the pop-up a bit around the edges, otherwise some edges will show.
Circle Label from another patterned paper. This time I didn't cut it with the Cameo Frame, but instead made it narrow enough to fit inside a kraft Cameo Frame page.
Love 3-D Phrase pop-up from patterned paper and cut it narrow enough to fit inside a folded Cameo Frame page. Die cut the coordinating word using the Love Set.
When all the pages were decorated, I punched holes and bound them with large rings.
I cut out a small photo of my mom and placed her sitting on the shelf in the Curiosities Shoppe. I used either the Thinlits Borders or a Vintage Lace at the bottom of most pages. The photos are scanned from a photo album my mom made as a child, and I used her journaling on some of the pages. I will add more journaling and dates.
When you make an album like this one, make sure that you decorate the pages with the right side up, since they flip up, the back of each page needs to be 'upside down'. The flower is cut with the Sweet Treats for You die.
Vintage Camera since my grandfather was an amateur photographer and developed his own photos at home in his darkroom. Love the look of sanded black Kraft-Core.
A little pine tree with a tiny heart on top.
The Stampendous Snow Bird was coloured with coloured pencils.little banner. This is also a pop-up page:
I used a favourite sentiment stamp from Stamper's Anonymous Classics #1 here and a quote about butterflies and happiness. It is a lot of fun turning the pages in the mini book and coming up on the pop-ups.
My mom, her brother and two friends.
The Thinlits Banner fit perfectly at the top of this birthday party photo.
My mom and a friend. A Vintage Clock was placed on top of a number portion of the paper and I also used a pretty Thinlits butterfly. The photo was die cut with the label from the Love Set.
The little bird comes from the Card Phrase #2 set.
The inside, it opens real well when bound with the rings, but was easier to photograph on its own.
I placed a photo underneath the second negative cut out.
This photo was die cut with the Mini Baroque die and I placed a piece of mica behind the windows of the car.
A very busy patterned paper, so I didn't add much, just a border, banner and some butterflies.
You get a lot of Vintage Lace from one just cutting the die once.
Mini Cabinet Card die, to add some interest.
When you open it, it looks like this. I die cut two flowers with the Noel Set die and layered on top.
I placed another photo underneath the negative space, which then also looks like a flower. The back of this page was covered with a large photo.
When you open the last pop-up you find this. The dragonfly was cut from the patterned paper and the bird die cut from kraft-core.
Thank you for looking at this very long post!
Have a lovely Easter!
Dies: Sizzix: Cameo Frame, Picture Wheel, Poinsettia 3-D Flower, Star 3-D, Square Ornate 3-D Frame, Love 3-D Phrase, Circle Label 3-D, 3-D Label,Vintage Lace, Tattered Banners, Party Set #2, Noel Set, Love Set, Heart & Wing, Borders Thinlits, Doily & Doily Border Thinlits, Butterflies & Flower Vine, Lovely Labels Set, Heart & Label, Hearts & More, Sweet Treats for You Set, Lace Medallion Doily, Circles Framelits, Mini Bird & Cage, Card Phrases Set #2, Vintage Alarm Clock & Camera, Mini Filmstrip & Mini Tickets, Mini Pine Tree, Mini Snowflakes, Mini Labels, Arrows, Banners, Chevrons & Clouds Thinlits, Mini Gears, Fancy Labels, Mini Old Jalopy & Arrow, Fancy Frame, Mini Baroque, Mini Cabinet Card, Mini Silhouettes, Cargo Stencil Numbers
Surfaces: Sizzix Little Sizzles 6x13 cream mat board; Tim Holtz Core'dinations kraft-core cardstock; Graphic 45 Old Curiosity Shoppe 8x8 pad
Stamps: Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Wallpaper & Wood, Classics #1, Steampunk, Hero Arts: A Village S5432, Serenade Birds & Flowers CG478, Number Pattern CG516, Dots and Flowers S5213, Lucille Delicate Flower CG476, Tiny Flower Background, Friend Collage AC022, Antique Flower Background S5264, Printer's Lowercase, Stampendous: Snow Bird, Kids on Wheels
Ink: Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs, Antique Linen; Versafine Vintage Sepia
Stickles: Distress Stickles Rock Candy
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology ChitChat stickers, Seasonal ChitChat stickers, Filmstrip Ribbon;