Welcome to the bi-weekly Cardz 4 Galz challenge #208. Our host for this challenge, Dawn, chose using a stencil, image, and sentiment for the theme. I added embossing to the three parts of this challenge, as well as creating a fun fold card, thanks to the tutorial by Susan Campfield. The possibilities are endless for the way this card can be created, and you can find Susan’s video here. I followed Susan’s measurements and directions for creating this card, and also included minor changes. I didn’t want the back of the DSP to show, so I added the embossed layer of Misty Moonlight cardstock. You can find my measurements and directions below. Just don’t tell anyone that if you can score, fold, and adhere elements together, this card is relatively easy.

When you finish here, I hope you will visit the challenge site to see what the rest of the design team members created. There’s always loads of inspiration and we’d love to see your takes on the challenge theme. So, please be inspired, create, and upload your stencil, image, and sentiment card to the challenge gallery.

Here’s my squeeze box fun fold card:

I used the snowflake decorator mask for the stenciling, the Brightest Glow and Hope and Peace stamp sets for the sentiments, and the One Horse Open Sleigh DSP (designer series paper) for this fun fold. In addition to the Cardz 4 Galz challenge, I am going to enter this to the current Creative Creases challenge.

You can use the following measurements and directions to create your own squeeze box fun fold card! Let’s get started!

Measurements:

  • I used three pieces of Misty Moonlight cardstock. Each measures 4-1/4 by 5-1/2 inches.
  • The white cardstock for the inside measures 11 by 4-1/2 inches, scored in half at 5-1/2 inches .Score again at 2-3/4 inches from either end.
  • The DSP on the front is from the One Horse Open Sleigh DSP pack and measures 5-1/2 by 3-1/4 inches.
  • Each DSP piece for the inside folds measures 2-5/8 inches by 4-5/8 inches. I used one piece of the One Horse Open Sleigh DSP and trimmed it down to use the focal image of this piece of DSP.
  • Trim a piece of coordinating DSP to 2-1/2 by 6 inches for the envelope flap.
  • Punch a 1-inch circle of DSP for the envelope seal. Run it through the XYRON create-a-sticker to finish the seal.
  • I stamped the sentiment banner on vellum cardstock and adhered it to a scrap of white cardstock.
  • That’s it for the measurements. Next, let’s put the card together.

Stamping, Embossing, Stenciling, and Assembly:

  • After running one piece of the Misty Moonlight cardstock through your Cut & Emboss machine using the Snowflake Sky 3D embossing folder, trim it to 4-1/4 by 5-1/2 inches.
  • Adhere the piece of the DSP you cut for the front to the embossed Misty Moonlight cardstock using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • On one side of each of the remaining two pieces of Misty Moonlight DSP, use the snowflake stencil, a blending brush, and Misty Moonlight ink to create the snowflakes. I found it easier to just stencil the whole side of the cardstock even though part of it would be covered.
  • Outline the two pieces of DSP for the inside using a Misty Moonlight Stamping Write Marker.
  • Stamp your chosen sentiments on two panels of the inside “squeeze box” piece of cardstock.
  • Adhere your outlined DSP pieces to two of the “squeeze box” panels.
  • Line up the inside cardstock panels with each of the two pieces of the Misty Moonlight cardstock and adhere using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • Adhere the front panel that you created to the front of the Misty Moonlight panel using liquid glue.

Finishing Up:

  • Use your embossing buddy to clean off your piece of vellum cardstock.
  • Stamp your chosen sentiment using VersaMark ink.
  • Cover the sentiment with copper metallic embossing powder and heat set it with your heat tool.
  • Crop both the sentiment vellum panel and a scrap piece of white cardstock using the Tailor Made Tags die set.
  • HINT: I’ve found the easiest way to adhere vellum to cardstock when you can’t hide the adhesive behind other elements is to spread a layer of glue all over the cardstock. I use a make-up sponge to adhere a layer of liquid glue. Don’t skimp on the glue, but don’t overload it either.
  • Line up the vellum cardstock with the white cardstock to create your tag.
  • Thread a length of copper ribbon through the whole in the tag and tie it off. Use a glue dot on the back of the ribbon to hold it in place.
  • HINT: This ribbon is a bit stiff when taken off the roll. I used my fingers the way you’d use scissors if you were using curling ribbon. It was much easier to work with the ribbon when I’d removed the stiffness of the ribbon.
  • This card will be hand-delivered so I was able to use dimensionals under the sentiment. If your card has to be mailed, use liquid glue to adhere the sentiment to cut down on a bit of bulk.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal.

Now it’s your turn:

I really hope you watch Susan Campfield’s video or just use my measurements and directions to create your own squeeze box fun fold card. Don’t forget to upload your project to the Cardz 4 Galz and Creative Creases challenge sites.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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