I had an amazing fun filled weekend at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event in Richmond, Virginia! I will be sharing sneak peeks with you just as soon as I can. (Check back this afternoon for a sneak peek at this month’s Paper Pumpkin!)
I love to make fun fold cards! This one is a free standing triple panel card and not only is it really quite easy to make, it’s also useful for many different occasions…birthday, anniversary, graduation, retirement, new baby, or any event you want to celebrate. I made 50 of these (the day before I left). When I make multiple cards I do it assembly line style. I cut everything, then score, emboss, stamp, and finally assemble. Most of the time I use the Stampin’ Trimmer to score my cards. However, for this project I used the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and quickly scored 26 pieces of cardstock.
My cardstock measures 8 1/4 x 11. With the 8 1/4″ length across the top, I scored it at 1 1/4, 2 1/4, 6, and 7. ThenI cut it in half to make 2 pieces measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/4. I folded the sides back and forth along the score lines to create the panels then I embossed the ends using the Confetti Embossing Folder. I used the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies (and the Precision Base Plate) to cut the center panel from a piece of 3 1/2 x 5 1/4 piece of whisper white. I stamped the sentiment and banner from the Balloon Adventures Stamp Set using Night of Navy ink. (The photopolymer stamps make it so easy to see exactly where you are stamping.) I used the Balloon Bouquet Punch to punch the balloons from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack as well as Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay cardstock. I attached the balloons using Multipurpose Liquid Glue then adhered the center piece to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I used a glue dot to attach the bow. (I wish I had a picture of me making the bows and attaching the Stampin’ Dimensionals in the back seat of the car during the drive to Richmond Friday afternoon. Nothing like last minute! LOL)
Here’s a look at the finished projects. Which color do you prefer?
Melon Mambo with Night of Navy
Bermuda Bay with Night of Navy
The cards fold flat and fit in a standard envelope. I packaged each in a clear envelope for swapping.
Stamp Set: Balloon Adventure Ink: Night of Navy Papers: Night of Navy, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack, Whisper White Tools & Accessories: Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot, Confetti Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Stitched Ribbon, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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I had so much fun celebrating all weekend…driving down and back with team members, dinner Friday and Saturday nights with several other PALS, prizes, inspiration, make & takes, training, and other events all day Saturday, and more! Here’s a photo of some us having dinner Friday night at Tarrant’s Cafe in Richmond.
Deb Echelmeyer, Me, Nancy Gleason, Vikki Byers and her hubby, Bridget Trefethen, and Ramsey Alexander.
I will continue to share the celebration, card swaps, and new product sneak peeks with you all week long. I hope you will check back and join the celebration. Would you like to receive one of my swap cards? Just leave me a comment and I will pick a winner using random.org.
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