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Monday, February 23, 2009

My First Pop Up Hexagon Ball! :)

Well, I was watching one of the special QVC crafting shows last week. I was absolutely SMITTEN by the new Sizzix "Pop Up Ball" Die that is being released next month!! But, wait!! I have a super, spectacular, magnificent, NEW, electronic cutting machine!
I cannot tell you how fabulous the online arts n craft community is!!! I posted a query on some of my online groups looking for a pattern or template for this nifty new ball that I saw on QVC. Before the end of the day, I had a pattern that was already set up to cut on my new Cricut!
(now, mind you, I may still buy the new Sizzix die, (uh, for my birthday??) it looks like you can use it to pop up other items and not just use it to make the Pop Up Ball.)
What?!!! You want to see the ball too?????? :) You can see the QVC video demo here: [[warning!! Get your credit card ready!!]]
Here is what I made with the pattern that was shared with me! I cut out the pattern and all of the pieces with my cricut. The exceptions are the chipboard flowers on the top and bottom. I had those in my stash already (I used something I already had! WoooooHoooooooo!!)
This is a birthday gift for my son's teacher. Hope she likes it! :)
Here is another resource for those of you who are visual learners. (Like ME!)
This woman posted the making of the pattern on her blog as well as how to assemble! The blog is in German, but you can either just look at the pics or you can always translate the blog. :)


  1. Oh, rats. Now I have another 'must have' craft tool! Thanks! :-)

  2. Wow that is beautiful . I wouldn't have thought to add all the adornments. Very nice...and it pops up too? I can't wait to make one. Which or whose pattern did you end up using? Several were posted.

  3. love it, love it, love it.

  4. This came out beautiful! I think I can, I think I can.....

  5. Awesome! I love the papers you used, all the decorations...just really cool all around.

  6. Your pop-up ball is fantastic!
    I love the flowers on it too.

  7. Is there any way you can email me the pattern to use with the Cricut? I could not figure out the German. My email is buglady at sonic dot net. Thanks, Kate

  8. Wow! that is the coolest thing I've seen all day! If you can will you share the pattern with me, my email is lartstudiosofbangor (at) yahoo (dot) com If you can't I understand. Yours is awesome!

  9. Nevermind, I saw the file posted in the group, disregard my other comment;)

  10. Susan it is Beautiful...I love it..
    I just purchased a Cricut..thanks so much for sharing..

  11. Susan, this pop up is extraordinary. Beautiful papers and embelishments.
    How did you use your cricut to cut this. Is there a new cartridge out?
    If possible could you email me please at
    Thank you ever so much.

  12. Awesome project!!! Thanks for sharing with all of us!

  13. Susan, what a great video. Your box is even better when we see it in action. I am going to make a blog post about it and link to you.

  14. I would also love a copy of the pattern to use on the cricut. It is hard for me ty purchase a Bigz diecut machine when I have the original sizzix and both cricuts. Thanks a bunch!

  15. Oh wow !!! The cyber friends and talented woman are awesome at helping each other out. This is incredible. Can you please send me the file to cut on the cricut as well. I just got a used cricut and do not even have a cartridge as yet. Can you please explain how you can cut a file with the cricut. I thought it only used cartridges.

    Thanks hon !!!

  16. Beautiful If you could send me the cut file, I'd like to make one for my friend's birthday.

  17. Hi!
    This is so beautiful! Can you please share with me how you did this with the cricut machine?! I'm so intrigued!!!
    Thanks so much!
    Please email me at
    Thank you!

  18. This sounds great, and lovely you included the link BUT.... she's moved the blog and rewritten the instructions in English....BUT... the pictures don't show.

    I don't suppose you have the pattern to upload by any chance? I am so intrigued to see how this works.

  19. Hi! beautiful job on the pop up ball! Been looking for a template for yrs since I 1st saw one yrs ago.. I have the cricut. Is there anyway u can email me the template u used? & how did u use the cricut exactly? Thank you thank you in advance. my email is

  20. Hi! I really love your ball and would love to have the pattern as well to do some end of year school gifts. The website you referred is no longer available so if you still have the pattern could you send it to me? Thank you thank you in advance. My email is

  21. Hello Is it possible to send me the pattern for the pop up ball ? I want to make it for my sick GRANDMA...sooo she can see pisyures of us while in the hospital bed. My email is.. CATSPURRFECT@GMAIL.COM thank you sooo much!