Welcome to InKing Royalty’s March Blog Hop! As we prepare for Spring, flowers are always on our minds. We are sharing flower-themed projects with you today and hope you love them! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.
Two Cards, One Blog Hop
I’ve already said I enjoy watching and learning from Jan B’s tutorial videos, and the bookbinding shutter card is what I created for the blog hop. However, since the card is involved, not complicated, just involved, I wanted to include a more mainstream card.
Before I share the bookbinding shutter fold card, I also created a “regular” card using the same materials. Here’s that card:
Measurements and Such:
Both sentiments come from the Easter Friends stamp set. I could very easily make this a birthday card by simply changing the inside sentiment.
- The Garden Green base measures 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
- Next, the Basic White layer measures 5-3/8 inches by 4-1/8 inches.
- The top layer of DSP measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches. I also trimmed a piece of this DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
- I used the Scalloped Contour dies for both the Pale Payapa DSP (designer series paper) pattern and the Basic White layer.
- The white panel on the inside measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
Now, for the Bookbinding Shutter Fold Card:
The size of the finished fun fold card is 5-3/4 inches by 5-3/4 inches. Therefore, I am going to have to make an envelope specifically for this card. Here in the U.S., it’s more expensive to mail a square card, so the envelope I make won’t be a square shape.
JanB’s video is about an hour long. One of the things I really like about her videos is that she gives you all the measurements right in the beginning. Therefore, I write down all the measurements while she’s giving them. Then, I pause the video and do all my trimming and scoring before proceeding with her videos. I made another bookbinding shuttercard and a coordinating “regular” card yesterday, which will be for a future Cardz 4 Galz design team entry
HINT: I learned a huge lesson when creating the first card: I would strongly suggest laying out your DSP pieces before you decide on the decorations. The following is my dry run for today’s card:
Once I had my pieces laid out, I was able to go back and decide on the embellishments for the inside. It was much, much easier to make design decisions when I laid all these out first.
Back to the InKing Royalty Blog Hop:
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Candy Ford at Stamp Candy. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!
Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping <<———- YOU ARE HERE
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Joanne Whittington at The Inky Dragon
- Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
- Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
- Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
- Lisa Graham at Lisa’s Little Ink Spots
Thank you very much for stopping by my blog today!
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