The swap cards were mailed out on Monday so hopefully everyone who participated received a card in the mail. Perfect timing for the first annual World Card Sending Week! Have you sent a card this week? There’s still time to get one in the mail. Tomorrow I will be asking you to let me know how many cards you sent this week. Here’s some beautiful inspiration that’s sure to get you creating….
Please leave a comment below to let these artists know how much you love their creations. If you participated in the swap and don’t see the card you received here, please wait to comment about that card when it is showcased. That way, the creator of that card will be sure to see your comments. Thank you to everyone who participated! It was so much fun getting “Happy Mail”! Check back tomorrow for more card swap inspiration.
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Yesterday I shared a fun fold pop up card for the Pals Blog Hop. I have lots of photos to share with you in today’s tutorial so you can make one too! This pop up card is much easier to make than it looks and it really is fun! I can’t wait to make more!
Here’s the Details…
Materials & Measurements
Old Olive card base: 4 1/4″ x 8 3/8″, scored on the long side at 3/8″, 1 3/8″, 2 7/8″, 3 7/8″.
Old Olive DSP from Regals 6 x 6 DSP: 4″ x 4 1/4″, 2″ x 6″ for envelope flap
Pressed Petals DSP: 3″ x 4 7/8″, scored on the long side at 3/8″ and 1 3/8″, 4 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ for back layer, 1/4″ x 6″ for envelope
Very Vanilla stamped panels: 2 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ (front), 4″ x 4 1/4″ (back)
Gold Foil: scraps to punch leaves (Leaf punch and Every Season Punch Pack) and cut die (Botanical Tags)
Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon: 14″
Fold and burnish score lines using a bone folder. Fold Old Olive cardstock forward, fold Pressed Petals DSP back
Adhere Old Olive DSP to the Old Olive card base.
Put Tear & Tape (or other strong adhesive such as Multipurpose Liquid Glue) along the 3/8″ score line. Fold up from 2nd score line and adhere.
Stamp sentiments on Very Vanilla cardstock with Golden Glitz Metallic Ink and Soft Suede. (I masked sentiments from Country Home and To A Wild Rose Stamp Sets.)
Punch and die cut leaves from Gold Foil using Leaf Punch, leaf from Every Season Punch Pack, and die from Botanical Tags Dies. Adhere to Very Vanilla panel.
Emboss sentiment layer with Subtle Embossing Folder for a linen look. Adhere to Pressed Petals DSP.
Add adhesive along 3/8″ strip of DSP panel and along bottom of card base. To adhere to card base: Fold card base flat, center bottom of DSP along bottom of card base and adhere. Then fold adhesive on top of DSP down and adhere to card base.
Stamp sentiment for back of card on Very Vanilla. *Tip: For an easy masking technique when you want to stamp 2 colors, use the Stamparatus and a sticky note. First I stamped the sentiment in Golden Glitz Metallic Ink on to my cardstock. I covered the words I didn’t want to stamp with a sticky note then inked my stamp again with Soft Suede and stamped. So easy!
Add leaf die above sentiment and adhere to DSP layer and to the back of card base.
Wrap ribbon around DSP on front of card and tie a bow on top.
Adhere DSP to envelope flap to coordinate.
I hope you will give this fun fold a try! Each month I include a fun fold card in my “Just Stampin’ Card Kit and 3D Project Buffet To Go”! Would you like to receive my kit in the mail? My “Kit Buffet TO GO!” is intended to make it easy for you to be able to see and try out different products while being able to substitute different stamps you already have. You don’t have to worry about having coordinating designer series paper to go with the cardstock, the right color ribbon to match, or other embellishments…everything is in the kit! You just need to stamp and adhere.
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Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects for “It’s the Sentiment That Counts” – showcasing new or favorite sentiments as the focal point of their project. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
Stampin’ Up! has so many great sentiments to choose from it was really hard to pick a favorite. Then inspiration hit me as I was decorating my home for fall.
I love the sentiments on this pillow (enough to buy two to sit on my dining room chairs). It really sums up how I feel! There’s inspiration everywhere! I love a challenge and decided to recreate this “sentimental” pillow for my card.
I used two stamp sets for my sentiments, To A Wild Rose and Country Home. This pop up fun fold design really showcases the sentiment layer and makes it the focal point. I used the Stamparatus and the new Delicata Golden Glitz Metallic Ink to stamp my sentiments. I stamped grateful twice, first in Golden Glitz then with Soft Suede so it would be darker like the pillow but I also wanted it to shine like the others.
It’s hard to see the shine in my photo but trust me, it’s there. I punched and cut the leaves from Gold Foil and glued them on before embossing the sentiment layer with the Subtle Embossing Folder to give it the look of fabric like the pillow. (Sometimes I do go a bit overboard when I’m trying to recreate the look; however, I really like how this turned out and probably wouldn’t have thought to do that if it wasn’t for my inspiration piece.)
You can stamp a message and/or write a note on the back of the card. The sentiment I used is from Country Home. This card can sit on a shelf or desk and folds flat to fit in an envelope.
Check back tomorrow for the tutorial how to make this fun fold card. You can use this design with other sentiments for many different occasions! Be sure to subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss out on project ideas and more!
So what do you think…Did I get the look of my inspiration piece? Leave a comment below and let me know where you find inspiration.
More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 9, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share “My Favorite Season” projects. Don’t miss the fun!