This card started out for a challenge. As I started working on it, I realized the card I saw unfolding in front of me did not fit the sketch challenge. We’ve all done that, right?

Here’s the card I created:

A Big Deal Fun Fold

This bundle contains the stamp set and a whale builder punch. One of the best parts of this set is that the punch is perfect for punching whales out of the DSP. I originally stamped the whale using Momento Tuxedo Black ink on a piece of white cardstock and thought I would just color it using my blends. Wrong. The fabulously gorgeous DSP needs a coordinating fabulously gorgeous whale, so I punched one.

Take a look at this all inclusive suite containing the stamp set, punch, embossing folder, embellishments, and coordinating DSP, which has so much more than just whales!

I’ve made quite a few cards using the fun fold, and I usually am happy with the outcome. Using the DSP, the school of fish stamp, the punch, and the sentiment stamps, this card came together quite easily.

Step-By-Step Paper Cuts

Start with a base card of 4-1/4 inches x 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches. I used Pacific Point since it coordinates with the DSP.

Next, score one side at 2-1/8. Fold both score lines and burnish with a bone folder.

I chose the under the sea beautiful DSP for the inside base and the matching wave DSP for the two smaller folds.

At this point, it would’ve been much easier to randomly stamp the fish schools on all the DSP pieces, but, naturally, I didn’t do that. Trust me, you want to stamp the fist before you start putting layers together.

The measurements for each of the smaller flap pieces are:

  • black cardstock – 2 inches by 5-3/8
  • DSP – 1-7/8 by 5-1/4 inches

The inside black cardstock measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches. The DSP is 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches. The white cardstock measures 2 inches by 5-1/4 inches. I didn’t want to try to piece the white and DSP together and thought it would be easier to just put white over the DSP.

Using the Stitched So Sweetly die set, I cropped the sentiment mat out of the piece of the base DSP. Very carefully, figure out where the white cardstock will cover the DSP, and crop the label from that piece. No one will see the hole left in the DSP after you put the white down on top.

Now for the Ribbon

Big hint: don’t start adhering all your layers onto the Pacific Point base until you figure out where you are going to place your ribbon. You don’t have to have ribbon, but the card doesn’t lay flat on its own without it.

Tear and tape really made adhering the ribbon to the cardstock simple. I secured one piece of the ribbon between the DSP and black cardstock layer on the inside part of the card.

The second piece of ribbon required some strategic thinking, and I got it wrong the first time. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, here’s a picture of what I did:

I opened up the front of the card so it laid flat on my desk. Next, I cut two strips out of the DSP to 2 inches by 5-3/8 inches. Tear and tape secured this piece of ribbon under the DSP and to the Pacific Point cardstock.

Next, I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock, then cropped it using the smallest square in the Stitched Shapes die set. There are dimensionals under the sentiment square. However, I used liquid glue to adhere one half of the label to the front flap. If you adhere the whole label down, your card will not open. Just saying. I stamped the inside sentiment on the white cardstock and adhered it down.

After I punched out the whale, I adhered the water spout with just a dot of liquid glue. There are dimensionals under the whale to pop it up from the DSP.

Finishing Up!

Finally, since I’d finished the card, I cut a piece of DSP for the envelope flap and adhered it down. Ta-dah! I’d completed the card/envelope set. Believe me, it took longer to write down all the steps than it did to actually complete the card.

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Sue

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