Welcome to the Cardz 4 Guyz challenge #290! Billie A. chose fun folds as the theme, which works perfectly for the Pals Fun Fold Hop. When you finish here, I hope you will go to the Cardz 4 Guyz site to see all the inspirational projects from the other design team members. In addition, please check out the fun fold cards from the other Pals.
Here’s my fun fold birthday card:
I’ve seen landscape easel cards with two stationary side panels. For this card, I knew I wanted to use the Biggest Wish stamp set so I needed to modify the layout a bit.
- The Night of Navy base measures 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches.
- Next, I cut the front part of the card at 1-1/2 inches up to the fold line.
- That cut leaves a 2-3/4 inch wide panel for the sentiments. In order to be able to create the easel part of the card, I scored it in half at 2-3/4 inches. At this point I burnished the folds using my bone folder to have the easel fold easily.
- The DSP I used is one of the many patterns found in the host DSP set Pattern Party. If you haven’t gotten this yet, it is well worth it. There’s 48 sheets of 12 x 12 inch DSP. Each sheet has a colorful pattern on one side and a black and white pattern on the reverse side. If you love black and white patterns, this DSP pack is definitely for you.
- I also trimmed two pieces of the DSP to 2-5/8 inches square. I used the pieces on the back of the easel part of the card. The reverse of this pattern is a pink cheetah print, so covering it with the black and white DSP. I used the second piece on the back of the Night of Navy part of the easel.
- Finally, I trimmed a piece of the DSP to 2-1/2 inches by 6 inches.
- Both white cardstock panels measure 2-5/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches. Since I needed a popped up tag to hold the easel in place, I stamped the sentiment on a scrap piece of white cardstock, which I then matted on a scrap piece of Night of Navy cardstock.
Putting It Together:
- I used multipurpose glue to adhere everything except the tag, which got popped up on dimensionals.
- The Stamparatus was required for the repeated birthday sentiments on the front easel panel. The whole process was relatively easy using a hinge stamping method for the acrylic panel. Jackie Bolhuis’, of Klompenstampers, has a step-by-step video for hinge stamping, which you can find here.
- First, I stamped five “HAPPY” words in Basic Gray.
- Then I went back and stamped the “birthday” words in Night of Navy using the same hinge stamping method.
- Finally, I trimmed the DSP on the envelope flap and punched a 1 inch circle for the envelope seal.
- With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and seal set.
Back to the Pals Fun Fold Blog Hop!
I hope you hop over to the Pals Fun Fold Blog Hop, which you can find below, to see the cards created by some other Pals. There’s inspiration to be found in each of the cards. Make sure you click on the button to view the cards from the other Pals.
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