Pop it Ups

House Pivot – vest

April 21, 2014

Hello, it’s Raquel Mason here today. When Karen Burniston designed this new House Pivot die & asked me to make some samples for her, well let me say I felt so honored to have that opportunity.
I would like to show you how to use the House Pivot die to make something other than a house with a fence card. I simply doubled the house portion to make this masculine card. I don’t know about you, but I find masculine cards a little bit more tricky than feminine cards BUT this card was quick & easy.

1.  Create card base from rust cardstock.  Cut 5″ x 10″ square; score and fold in half and keep it folded in half when cutting.  Place the House Pivot die ONLY on one side of the paper, keeping the pivot marks of the die on the fold, you don’t want the fence portion on your paper at all, then die-cut.  See photo below.

PIU House Pivot Vest how to cut
2.  Die cut 2 houses using the House Pivot die from patterned paper. Glue to pivot area of card.

3.  Die cut one bow from black cardstock.

4.  Die cut 1 vanilla Katie Label for the stamped sentiment & 1 patterned paper Katie Label for layering underneath.

5.  For the handkerchief, cut a piece of patterned paper at .5″ x 2.25″. Die cut the brick house accessory die (included in the House Pivot set) from patterned paper & trim to fit into the pocket.

6.  Cut 3 pieces rust cardstock at 2.25″ x 5″ for the side panels and emboss with Trendy Tiles 2 embossing folder. Refer to photos for placement of these items.

7.  Die cut 1 bow & 4 bow centers (used as buttons). Glue bow & bow centers only to the left side of the card.

8.  Die cut 1 vanilla Katie Label for the stamped sentiment & 1 patterned paper Katie Label for layering underneath. Glue to the bottom right corner of card.

9.  Optional – cut rust 3″ x 5″, scored in half at 1.5″. Glue this piece on the left, under the vest on the front of your card & under the vest on the back of the card.

PIU House Pivot vest

Happy Stamping,



Elizabeth Craft Designs Products
902 House Pivot Card die
768 Katie Label Pivot Card die
798 Four Bows die set
KB103 Trendy Tiles 2 Embossing folder

Stamps- Bring on the Cake (Stampin’ Up!)
Cardstock- Dusty Durango, Basic Black & Well Worn DSP (Stampin’ Up!)

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  • Reply Pam Brown April 23, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Loved all the design challenges using the new house pivot die but the vest tops them all for originality! I’m going to try turning all my dies upside down for a whole new way to see things.

  • Reply HK April 23, 2014 at 4:46 am

    I Love the new pop it up dies. Specially the new house pivot Card.

  • Reply Mary Prasad April 22, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Great idea! Such a cool card!

  • Reply Dottie Watson April 22, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    I’m moving into a new ” house” and the would be perfect to send family and friend my new address. This card is so cute.

  • Reply Marge Burns April 22, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Such a clever idea, I really like it.

  • Reply Suzanne Ponce (sue) April 22, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    So very cute, awesome idea

  • Reply Kelly Booth April 22, 2014 at 10:03 am

    So Smart!! LOVE this adorable creation….

  • Reply Edna April 21, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    It is a sweet card to any man!

  • Reply Cynthia Clark April 21, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Now that’s what I call thinking outside the box, or house, as the case may be.

  • Reply Sue Frese April 21, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    Raquel, you are so creative and I love this idea for a masculine card. Especially with Father’s Day coming up in June. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Robyn April 21, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Fantastic I am always amazed when someone comes up with a totally new way to use something, I think your brain is working different way to mine… ha-ha thanks for a wonderful idea

  • Reply dyeandpigment55 April 21, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Whoa…love it when a die can be used for more than what it is designed for. Very creative use and love it. Thanks.

  • Reply Kelly Werner April 21, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Love this idea, but can’t find the die. My local Scrapbooking store looked for it where they’ve ordered other Elizabeth dies and couldn’t find the house. Where can we order from? Thanks.

    • Reply Raquel Mason April 21, 2014 at 8:41 pm

      The House Pivot die was just released, ask your local store to contact Elizabeth Craft Designs again & I’m sure they’ll be able to get it for you.

      • Reply Kelly Werner April 22, 2014 at 3:38 pm

        Thank you. Will do.

  • Reply Frances Byrne April 21, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Such a clever card Raquel, love that this die can be used for more than a house card

  • Reply Karen Aicken April 21, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Raquel – this is SOOOOO creative and clever. Wonderful instructions and details. A WOWSER card for sure!
    Karen A

  • Reply Jackie Rosenfeld April 21, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Would like to see a right side up pix of how far the crease of the paper goes into the edge of the house die.

    • Reply Raquel Mason April 21, 2014 at 3:34 pm

      If you are refering the extra strip of cardstock I have added to the left corner, it ends up right at the pivot point. The cardstock can’t go any further because you won’t be able to open the card. This extra piece of cardstock will give the card extra stability & covers any cut areas behind the vest (as all of this area will be open when it pivots). I hope this helps with your question, please comment again if you have more questions.

  • Reply Martha April 21, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    this is a great product

  • Reply Georgia Peach April 21, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Gr8 technique…How Brilliant….I love this card…Thanks for sharing !!

  • Reply aking42 April 21, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    How brilliant!! Love dies that are have multiple themes!! Great job!!

  • Reply Margie T April 21, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Really love this idea!!

  • Reply F Bond April 21, 2014 at 10:47 am


  • Reply Natalie April 21, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Love this!! So creative!!

  • Reply sharon April 21, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Very, very smart. Love your imagination

  • Reply Brenda Brown April 21, 2014 at 9:57 am

    That’s another great way to make use of a die that would probably be used only once.

  • Reply beejaymc April 21, 2014 at 9:39 am

    What a unique way to use the house die!! You are super creative! Thinking outside the box (or house!)! I love your art!!!

  • Reply Judi Kauffman April 21, 2014 at 9:31 am

    A whole lot of smiles and pats on the back are heading your way. You’ve taken this die in a wonderful new direction, that’s for sure!

  • Reply Christina Doré April 21, 2014 at 8:59 am

    So creative! A brilliant out of the box idea.

  • Reply Angela Styles April 21, 2014 at 8:58 am

    great idea -so clever and creative!

  • Reply Anne V April 21, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Brilliant!I love it when I find other ways to use my dies!

  • Reply Renee April 21, 2014 at 8:41 am

    this is a great idea…love it!

  • Reply Deeann April 21, 2014 at 8:32 am


  • Reply Vicki Scott April 21, 2014 at 8:30 am

    How inventive!

  • Reply Ginny April 21, 2014 at 8:29 am

    Now, for sure, I must buy this house die! Love the idea!

  • Reply Elaine Stewart April 21, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Well, that is just TOO cute! Can’t wait to get my house pivot die on Friday. This will make a great Father’s day card.

  • Reply Els van de Burgt April 21, 2014 at 8:20 am


  • Reply June April 21, 2014 at 8:18 am

    So ingenious! Now that is thinking outside the house. Good job.

  • Reply Teresa Currie April 21, 2014 at 8:16 am

    Really innovative, Raquel!! So interesting!! What a great twist on the more typical use of the die!!

  • Reply Rita Edwards April 21, 2014 at 8:15 am

    What a super clever way to use the new die set!!!! Love it! Xxx

  • Reply Carol April 21, 2014 at 8:13 am

    How clever is this! Great idea to turn the die upside down and make a vest design on the pivot card. WOW! Impressive. Thank you for the design.

  • Reply Karen Burniston April 21, 2014 at 8:12 am

    Amazing! Love, love, adore and love!

  • Reply Jackie R. April 21, 2014 at 8:10 am

    How clever! What a great guy card!

  • Reply Charles Bailey April 21, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Great card would also be a great design for Father’s Day

  • Reply Becky Morehead April 21, 2014 at 8:06 am

    That is so cute! Would be great for a wedding too!

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