Welcome to the newest Make My Monday two-week challenge. It’s my turn to host, and I chose spring colors as the theme. The theme’s only requirement is that you use spring colors in your project. Anything else goes! When you finish here, I hope you will visit the blog site to see the inspiring projects from the rest of the design team.
Here’s my spring colors envelope flap fun fold card:
I’ve seen so many of these online, but for some strange and unknown reason, didn’t save them for the measurements. Therefore I had to figure out what would work for my card.
Since it is a fun fold, that means I get to submit it to the Creative Creases challenge! This challenge is my go-too challenge because the only requirement is that the card be a fun fold of more than one fold.
Here’s the Creative Creases Challenge banner:
- The Shaded Spruce base measures 8-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches, scored by 4-1/4 inches.
- I used the largest Scalloped Contour die in white cardstock for the front.
- Then, I trimmed a piece of white cardstock to 5-1/2 by 4 inches for the inside panel.
- The Regency Park DSP (designer series paper) started off as a 5-1/2 by 3-7/8 inches.
- Score the DSP at 1-1/2 inches.
- After putting a tick mark at the top center, trim the diagonals from the center down to each 1-1/2 inch fold.
- HINT: I found it’s easier to have the envelope flap open and close using a steeper diagonal. The longer the envelope flap DSP, the more difficult it will be to open and close the card.
- Next, I trimmed a piece of the DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap. I also punched a 1-inch circle for the envelope seal out of coordinating DSP.
- The Balmy Blue DSP measures 3-3/8 by 4-5/8 inches so it fits inside the scalloped frame.
- I cropped a black cardstock circle using the largest Stylish Shapes circle die.
Stamping and Assembly:
- First, I added the envelope flap DSP piece to the back of the card base.
- Then, I stamped the Hand-Penned Petals outline stamp on a scrap of white cardstock using Momento Tuxedo Black ink.
- Next, I used Balmy Blue, Petal Pink, and Mango Melody to stamp the interior of the flowers.
- I used Shaded Spruce for the leaves.
- Following the flowers on the DSP, I colored the pink and mango centers using my Sweet Sorbet marker. Each center is actually just a bunch of dots.
- Next, I used my Mango Melody marker to color a bunch of dots in the center of the Balmy Blue flower.
- Then, I used a regular white gel pen to add lines to the flowers and leaves to mimic the designs in the DSP.
- Using the coordinating die set, crop the floral image.
- After outlining the image with my Mango Melody marker, I used multipurpose liquid glue to adhere it to the black circle. The colors just pop off the black background.
- I used the embossing buddy on the Balmy Blue DSP then stamped the sentiment using VersaMark ink.
- Cover the sentiment with black embossing powder and heat set with your heat tool.
- Adhere the blue DSP to the white scalloped frame using liquid glue.
- I used the same floral image in Mango Melody ink for the inside white cardstock panel.
- Then, I stamped another sentiment from the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set in Momento Tuxedo black.
- Finally, I figured out where I needed to place dimensionals on the back of the black cardstock circle. The right side needs to stay open to allow the flap to slip under the circle. I added dimensionals at 12 o’clock, 6 o’clock, and 9 o’clock on the black of the circle.
- Finally,after figuring out how far in the envelope flap would reach, I added a dimensional in the center of the circle.
- With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.
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What a pretty spring fun fold card, Sue! Love the pretty papers and images!! You chose a great theme, and we sure need it here in Chicago where there’s more snow on the ground! And I want to thank you for playing at Creative Creases Challenge. I hope you can join us again soon.
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So pretty Sue. Perfect paper for your design. Thank you for playing with us for Creative Creases #52.
Very Spring like and a lovely fold. Thanks for joining our Spring Clean your Stash Challenge at As You See It.