Grand Calibur / Grand Die Pop Up Card

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Jungle Pop Up Workshop


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Shopping List

Umount – Monkey A5 Stamp Plate : UMMONKEY

& Jungle A5 Stamp Plate : UMJUNGLE

Umount Repositional Foam Sheet : UMREPOST

Spellbinder Grand Labels One Die : WIZLF-161

White Thick Card 220gsm:P/N 40001

Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHELRG( Large ) – CRAFTSHELSM ( Small)

Archival Ink Pad : ARCHBLK

Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

Adirondack Pens – Various Colours & Codes Available

Tim Holtz Distress Inks –

Peeled Paint : DPPEELEDPAINT & Tumbled Glass : DPTUMBLED

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Design Ruler : TH92481  

 Sticky Thumb Tape Runner – STICKY or

 Double Sided Tape – Tape2S

Foam Pads :FP400 X 5

A3 Card & Embossing Tool


Step by Step Instructions

1 Fold a piece of A3 card in half and place the largest label die onto the card with the cut edge facing down. Now move the die over the folded edge and tuck it under the card, this will allow the card to be passed through the Grand Calibur die cutting machine without cutting through folded edge.

2 The reverse of the card will look like this. Place the die and card in between the base mat and cutting mat as normal, you may need to cut off a small amount of card on the width to allow the card to fit on the plate. Now cut the card through the Grand Calibur. Repeat this process so you have 2 cut pieces.

3 Once the card is cut, keep the card in the die and now emboss the card using the pink emboss mat and the tan embossing mat sandwich.


4 Once complete you will have 2 pieces of card exactly the same size ready to use for the pop up card. This type of card can be made using a smaller die for the pop up part as it will give interest and a border / layered feel to the project.


5 Take one prepared card and lay the folded edge onto the embossing board and score the length you require along the box 2 line or at 1” in. Do not go right to the edge of the card.


6 Now pencil in 2 lines from the embossed edge to the folded edge to create the cut lines of the pop up workings.


6.1 Cut the 2 lines leaving the embossed line in place. Now crease the embossed line back and forward to ease the card ready for the next step.


6.2 Open the card up and push the pop up section forwards to create the step.


6.3 Fold the card closed and crease the card along the embossed lines.


7 Colour a small section on the folded line of the other prepared card using the peeled paint ink pad and cut`n`dry foam. This will take the whiteness away from under the pop up section.


8 Stamp the jungle & monkey images using the archival ink pad onto white card. Colour in using the adirondack pens or use the pens scribbled onto an acrylic block and water the ink down and use with a brush to paint the images. Or emboss the images and use cosmic shimmer watercolours, just use whatever colour medium you are happy with.


9 Lay the pop up card flat and stamp the palm trees directly onto the top section of the card making sure you do not stamp on the pop up section. Use a piece of paper to mask this area.


10 Select the size die for the front cover and trace around the outer edge of the die to give you an idea of the stamping area. Remove the die and stamp the image, the sentiment and then stamp the palm tree with the leaves going outside of the pencil die area.


11 Cut around the palm tree leaves and snip a little further into the leaf where the pencil mark is, this will allow the die sit into the shape neatly.


12 Tuck the die face down and under the palm leaves so this area will not be cut once it has been put through the die cutting machine.


13 Cut & emboss as normal and once completed you will be left with the palm tree leaves on the outer edge of the die shape and giving extra dimension to the piece.


14 Colour the trees and then distress the card using the cut`n`dry foam & the tumbled glass for the sky area and the peeled paint for the grass area.


14.1 Colour the front panel in the same manner. Now cut 2 pieces of coloured card going up in size to mat the worked piece on.


15 Cut all the colour images out. Why not stamp a few extra images and decoupage parts to give dimension to the piece.


16 Apply tape around the bottom lower panel making sure you do not tape on the inked area.


16.1 Stick the pop up section onto the base, then close the card flat and tape the top section of the card and stick the top panel down, then once open the pop up card will stand out.


17 Stick the cut out images onto the pop up area and build the design adding the animals where you wish.


18 Stamp the `Happy Birthday` sentiment onto the card.


19 Here is the finished card front.


20 Here is the pop up section which allows dimension to the card from inside.



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One Response to Grand Calibur / Grand Die Pop Up Card

  1. Paper Junkie says:

    This brilliant card is just what the doctor ordered after all the Christmassy things – and what joy as I’ve just ordered the grand calibur and dies! I happen to have everything else except the pens (I have others that will do). Thank you so much Suzanne for another wonderful project. When I get my hands on the machine I will get started straight away.

    Love Susan

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