Cottage Cutz dies paired with face stamp sets. This card turned out so so so cute! Instructions are below the pictures.
To make this card, follow the assembly instructions for the sliding pop up card HERE. The card dimensions are different, so cut the pieces for this card as follows:
5 5/8" x 5 5/8" for the black patterned paper
5 3/4" x 5 3/4" for the early espresso cardstock backing on the black patterned paper
(layer both pieces, then score at 1 1/2" as shown in the assembly instructions)
1 1/2" x 13" green patterned paper (you will need to glue 2 pieces together for the length)
6" x 6" orange pattern paper (I glued together 2 of these to create a cardstock weight thickness)
2 1/4" x 1 1/2" early espresso cardstock (pop up backing for cat) - scored at 1/2"
1" x 1 1/2" early espresso cardstock (pop up mechanism for cat) - scored at 1/2" on each end
2 3/4" x 1 1/2" early espresso cardstock (pop up backing for bear) - scored at 1"
1" x 2" early espresso cardstock (pop up mechanism for bear) - scored at 1/2" on each end
1" x 2 3/4" early espresso cardstock (pop up mechanism for card back) - scored at 1/2" on each end (you may want to double the thickness of this piece to add stability
PUNCH ART & DIE CUTS:
Large pumpkin is made of 3 Wide Ovals and small pumpkin is made of 3 of the 1 3/8" Circles punched out of pumpkin pie cardstock. Sponge the edges of all pieces with cajun craze (or really rust) ink. Stamp the faces using the Peachy Keen pumpkin face stamps. Glue 2 pieces together for back of each pumpkin and attach stamped piece to front with dimensional. For small pumpkin, hand cut a stem out of chocolate chip cardstock and glue to top.
Punch the 1 3/4" Circle in summer sun cardstock for the moon. Sponge the edges with cajun craze ink. Punch out 3 black bats. Glue moon onto back piece and attach bats with dimensionals.
Die cut the Tear Kitty in basic gray and going gray cardstock (pink pirouette for ears). Stamp the face of choice on the face. Stamp the face again on muzzle die piece (mouth, nose and part of the whiskers). The die comes with 3 different PKS face stamps. Line up the muzzle piece over the stamped face and attach with a dimensional. Add whites to the eyes with a uni-ball white gel pen. Punch out 2 of the 1/2" Circles for paws. Sponge edges of cardstock with white craft ink. Attach belly piece with dimensional. Glue on pink ear pieces. Attach paws to large pumpkin with dimensionals. Glue kitty onto back of pumpkin.
Die cut the Tear Bear in close to cocoa & creamy caramel cardstock. Stamp the face of choice on the face. Stamp the face again on muzzle die piece (mouth and nose). The die comes with 3 different PKS face stamps. Sponge edges of all pieces with chocolate chip ink. Line up the muzzle piece over the stamped face and attach with a dimensional. Add whites to the eyes with a uni-ball white gel pen. Attach belly piece with dimensional. Glue on ear pieces. Glue legs onto bottom of body. Attach small pumpkin to front of bear with dimensionals. Attach left arm with dimensional. Glue right arm on.
Stamp greeting (Rubbernecker) with early espresso ink onto cajun craze cardstock. Punch out with wide oval punch and layer onto decorative label punch (black print paper).
I really hope you get a chance to try out the Cottage Cutz dies with stamps. These are awesome for paper piecing. I used my Sizzix Big Shot to cut with the dies. I found that it wasn't necessary to attach the thin foam backing to the die since the die cut perfectly with the platform and all tabs closed, sandwiched between the 2 clear cutting plates. If you use a different die cutter, you may find that the foam backing is necessary to get a good cut, you can experiment with both, since the foam backing will peel off if you don't need it.
I hope you all enjoy this project as much as I did!