Welcome to the newest Cardz 4 Galz two-week challenge. Our host for this challenge, Lynda, chose flowers for the theme. The sky’s the limit, as long as you include flowers. When you finish here, I hope you will visit the challenge site to see the projects from the rest of the design team members. There’s so much inspiration to be found on the challenge site, and I can’t wait to see what you create and upload to our gallery.
Here’s my card:
As you already know, I enjoy watching JanB’s videos on YouTube. I saw this card and, after watching the video, I wanted to recreate this fold. Jan’s card turned out larger than I wanted because I wanted to use a medium Stampin’ Up! envelope. Therefore, I worked out the measurements for a card to fit. You can find JanB’s video here. I did make a slight adjustment to the inside of the card. In hindsight, I probably should have used DSP pattern 1 and DSP pattern 2 for the inside.
- The Sweet Sorbet base measures 4-1/4 by 11 inches, scored at 2-1/4 and 5-1/2 inches.
- DSP (designer series paper) pattern 1 needs three pieces.
- Piece 1 needs to be trimmed to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
- Trim the inside piece of pattern 1 DSP to 4 by 5-3/8 inches..
- For the front DSP, trim it to 2-7/8 inches by 4 inches.
- NOTE: If I changed to two pieces of DSP on the inside, pattern 1 needs to be trimmed to 3 by 4 inches. The pattern 2 piece would be 2 inches by 4 inches. Here’s a picture of the inside of my prototype:
- To recreate the card I pictures above, the DSP pattern 2 needs 1 piece trimmed to 2-7/8 by 4 inches.
- You need two pieces of white cardstock measuring 2-5/8 by 2-5/8 inches.
- Trim the Mango Melody cardstock mats to the following measurements:
- Two mats trimmed to 3 by 4-1/8 inches.
- One mat trimmed to 4-1/8 by 5-3/8
- Two mats trimmed to 2-7/8 by 2-7/8 inches
Putting It Together:
As I started typing the directions to put this card together, I realized that pictures are worth 1,000 words. Therefore, I would highly recommend going to JanB’s video. If you follow this link, I’ve got it ready to start after all the pieces have been cut.
Please note that the triangle cut into the base of the card ne a diagonal cut. It goes from the center of the end of the cardstock base to the outside of the score line at 2-1/8 inches.
I used multipurpose liquid glue to adhere all the pieces, except for the little Mango Melody bird on the front of the card. I placed dimensionals under that bird.
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