Saturday, October 25, 2014

Taylored Expressions Hexagon Cutting Plate

I have a wonderful cutting plate die made by Taylored Expressions - one of my favorite craft companies.  The moment I saw this cutting plate I knew it had many possibilities. The die cut can be used whole, in parts and as you can see in the photo, the positive cut pieces can be used alone or to reinsert to create an inlaid effect.

The flower was created by trimming the die cut to create two flower shapes that were then overlapped.

I created the center of the flower by covering one of the little hexagon pieces with gold metallic pigment ink and then using thick clear embossing powder, heated it up to create a glossy 3D piece.

Here is the inside of the card.

Inside left panel.




Inside right panel.


The paper I used behind the die cuts was from the Bo Bunny 6X6 Pad Serenade Collection. I believe I got it from The Flying Unicorn - one of my very favorite scrapbook companies.
The stacked oval dies are from Sizzix  - Oval Framelits #657563.
The stamps that I used to heat emboss the sentiments are from the Verve Chevron Love Collection.

I have one more Taylored Expressions hexagon cutting plate example to share.  I made it for a dear friend of mine.  The background paper came from the stash of a friend of mine. I don't know the name of the company but I love this pretty paper.  The flowers were made with Fiskars' Oopsie Daisy Punch.  The center of the flowers was glittered with Sparkle N Sprinkle Cloud Nine Semi-transparent glitter.  It's a very fine and gorgeous glitter.  The photo doesn't do it justice.



I was not paid or compensated for this post.  All the products I have mentioned are products I own and use. I include the links to the companies and products in my post to offer support to the companies I appreciate and also as a service to my readers who would like to find out more about the companies or products.

Have a great day.  I hope you enjoyed the projects.

Grandma Jean  (AKA Jean Bullock)

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Tiger Stamp Popup Card

Today I am sharing a pop-up card I designed featuring stamps from  A Taste of India Tiger Tiger stamp set from Crafter's Companion. Sheena Douglas is the artist and designer of this beautiful stamp set.



I had been longing to use this beautiful stamp and while I was in Arizona visiting my parents, I decided to use it to make a card for my father's 83rd birthday. Because I was away from home, I wasn't able to use all the tools and supplies I would have normally used, but I made do and I think it turned out fairly well.
















I layered orange, black and white cardstock for the front of the card, printed out the sentiment on white cardstock and then cut an oval around the sentiment with my Sizzix Big Kick (Big Shot) die cutting machine.




















I wanted the tiger to look as if he were in the jungle, sheltered by trees and vegetation. I decided to make the pop-up elements in the Origamic Architecture style - cut out of a single sheet of paper.  I began with a box shape and marked and scored the fold areas for the trees. I used Prismacolor Premier colored pencils to draw trees, joining them together to form a kind of arch.

I measured and scored the folding areas for the bottom of the tiger and the support tab that was to go on the shoulders and back of the tiger. Then I stamped the image where it should go.  I colored the tiger, the background and the base with the colored pencils.

Once all the coloring was done, I made the cuts around the images and folded on the score lines. I die cut some foliage for the trees with a die I had but I wanted a more tropical look and used the two leaf stamps from the tiger stamp set, I stamped and fussy cut the tropical leaves and layered them inside the arch area.

I used my Sizzix oval die to cut out the sentiment I had printed (and colored with the pencils) on white cardstock and layered that over an oval that was die cut slightly larger.

Here is a side view of the card.  You can see the support tab and bottom fold of the tiger and how the foliage was layered inside the card.































A close up view.





















Hope you enjoyed the card.  There is no template available for this card at this time, however if you browse through the archives, you will find quite a few pop-up template downloads for other cards and projects.

Supply List:
White and colored card stock
Sizzix Big Kick (Big Shot)
Sizzix Framelits Oval Dies #657563
Top Dog Dies -Leafy Branch Die
Prismacolor Pencils
Crafters Companion A Taste of India Tiger Tiger EZ Mount Stamp Set
Tombow Mono Multi glue
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider 

Disclaimer:  I was not compensated in any way for the use or promotion of any of the supplies I used. 

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!


Happy New Year, Everyone!  
May 2014 bring us all a wonderful year of health, wealth, love and laughter.  Blessings on you all.  



Card Design ©2013, Jean Bullock, EZ3DPopUps 
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Sunday, June 30, 2013

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sneak Preview Pop-up Teacup Card

Pop-up Teacup Card Tutorial Coming Soon!


I apologize for the long delay in posting.   I had originally planned a picture tutorial for you, but I decided to include the graphics in a template, so please come back and check in a few days.  Even better, sign up to follow by e-mail or GFC, so you'll know when it's ready.  Templates take much longer to prepare, but I think you will pleased to get this one.  Here's a sneak preview of some of the parts.  Most of the graphics will be courtesy of the Graphics Fairy.  See you soon!




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