Pop it Ups

Pop It Ups Wednesday with Frances – Purrr-fect Birthday

February 4, 2015


Hi everyone,

It’s Frances Byrne here today with my first Pop It Ups Wednesday blog post.  For my card today I decided to use the new Rectangle Pull Card to create a Gatefold Rectangle Pull Card with a birthday theme.


Here is how I created my card:


1. Cut a piece of card or designer paper at 12 inches x 6 inches. Score along the 12 inch side at 4 1/2 inches and 7 1/2 inches.


2. Draw a light pencil line 1 inch in from the top and bottom edge of the card (you will be erasing this line after die cutting.


3. Line the main die from the Rectangle Pull Card so that the centre nubs of the die are positioned on the 4 1/2 inch score line and the outside edges of the rectangle are lined up with the pencil line. (Note: This is important).


4. Position the top cutting plate so that it lines up just past the centre line of the die, this enables you to die cut the rectangle portion of the die without die cutting the closure notch of the die. Run through die cutting machine.


5. Remove the die from your card and place the die on the opposite end of the card so that the centre nubs of the die line up with the 7 1/2 inch score line and again making sure that the rectangle portion of the die are lined up within the pencil line. Position the top cutting plate as we did in step 4 so we do not die cut the closure notch.


6. Fold the two centre score lines as a valley fold and the score lines that were created when we die cut the Rectangle Pull Card are a mountain fold. Erase all pencil lines from your card.


7. Using white card die cut two rectangles using the large rectangle die from the Rectangle Pull Card. Use foam tape to layer these rectangle panels to the outer rectangle of the card as per photo above.

8. Using colors of your choice, die cut all the pieces for Whiskers the Cat and assemble as per photo. (Note: for easier layering of all the die cut pieces adhere Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the back of all the card that you will be using to die cut all your layering pieces). You will need to die cut and assemble two cats.

9. From the Props 2 – Party die set die cut the pieces for the party hat and blower and add these to each of the cats. (adhere ECD Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the back of your card before die cutting). Use foam tape to layer the cats to the white rectangle panels of the card.

10. Using orange card die cut two of the postage frames and from white card two of the small rectangles from the Rectangle Pull Card set. Layer the white rectangle pieces under the postage frame.

11. Using the Alphabet 1 – Caps &  the Numbers & More die sets, die cut “H”, “B”, “2” & “U” from blue card which has ECD Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape added to the back of it. Add the “H” and “B” to one of the postage panels and the “2” and “U” to the other and use foam tape to position these to the side panels of the front of the card as per the photo above.


12. Cut a piece of orange card what is just under 3 inches x 6 inches and a piece of white card that is 2 3/4 inches x 5 3/4 inches. Adhere the white to the orange card and then adhere this to the centre of the inside of the card.

13. Adhere ECD Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the back of a strip of orange card and blue card and die cut the Alphabet 1 – Caps twice from each color.  Adhere the letters to the white panel to create your greeting. (To get my greeting even I drew a pencil line 1 inch from the top and bottom and then 1 1/4 inches from the bottom line up until I had my 4 lines. For the hyphens I just cut a piece long enough from one of the unused letters from the die cut alphabet).  Die cut a mouse from the Whiskers the Cat set and add to the bottom of the centre panel.

14. Die cut 4 party balloons from the Props 2 – Party die set using the reverse side of the remaining designer paper and the  4 squiggles in Kraft Card from the Rectangle Pull Card die set. Add the squiggle to the balloons and add them to the back of the rectangle panel using foam tape.



Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.



Elizabeth Craft Designs
Rectangle Pull Card (974)
Whiskers the Cat (983)
Props 2 – Party (966)
Alphabet 1 – Caps (967)
Numbers & More 1 (968)
Transparent Double Sided Tape – 64 mm (508)
White Card
Orange Card
Blue Card
Green Card
Grey Card
Black Card
Kraft Card
Pink Card
Jillibean Soup – 2 Parts Tweet Designer Paper
Foam Tape

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  • Reply pam May 26, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    Thank you, love the card!

  • Reply Mary Prasad February 9, 2015 at 8:18 am

    Cool technique and cute card!

  • Reply dyeandpigment55 February 5, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Wow, love what you’ve created with this die. Thanks for the tutorial.

  • Reply Ona February 5, 2015 at 12:42 am

    I always enjoy your cards and tutorial. Could U please tell me what brand and name is your die cutting machine? is it electric?

    • Reply Frances Byrne February 5, 2015 at 12:53 am

      The die cutting machine I have used in this tutorial is called the Crossover. It is not electric, you turn a handle on the side.

  • Reply Debra Hensley February 4, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Adorable card and fantastic tutorial! Love it, Frances!

  • Reply Karen Aicken February 4, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    Wow Frances … What a great way to use the Rectangle Pull Card, and I love Whiskers in party mode. Thanks for the instructions and photos for creating the gatefold card.

  • Reply judi kauffman February 4, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    It’s a WOW, I agree with Jan and the others – terrific project, Frances.

  • Reply Jan Castle February 4, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    WOW….great tutorial and card!!!
    Paper Higs,

  • Reply Marlene L February 4, 2015 at 11:42 am

    The versatility of the KB, dies seems endless. Thank you for the tutorial and beautifully crafted inspiration.

  • Reply Raquel Mason February 4, 2015 at 11:40 am

    Great tutorial Frances! Thanks for the measurements on the Gatefold. Such a purrrfect birthday card.

  • Reply clickityklak February 4, 2015 at 11:22 am

    Oh so cute and I loved your tutorial. Thanks so much for that as I needed. Have both those dies and always not sure what to do with them, BUT NOW…WOW….I can get started and come up with some ideas. I HOPE !

  • Reply Cheryl February 4, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Cute! Love the gatefold! Thanks for the tutorial.

  • Reply Caz February 4, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Furrrbulous! Love it Frances

  • Reply Candy Spiegel February 4, 2015 at 9:13 am

    This is so cute!

  • Reply ksain February 4, 2015 at 8:51 am

    Cute card! I love that gatefold!!!

  • Reply Rita Edwards February 4, 2015 at 8:36 am

    Fantastic card, Frances!

  • Reply Joset van de Burgt February 4, 2015 at 8:32 am

    What a cute card and love the gatefold!

  • Reply Michael Bakeler February 4, 2015 at 8:30 am

    Meow. I love it. it is purr-fect. Thanks for the inspiration!

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