Someone with whom I have worked for the last 17 years or so has decided to leave our community. Therefore, I needed to create a card with enough room on which my group chat members can write. Since our school colors are black and gold, and our mascot is hornets, the Golden Honey suite is perfect. I purposely kept this SAB suite from because it matches our community so well.
In order to create what I needed to accomplish, I flipped the Fab Friday #193 sketch and did a mirror image. I hope you can see the sketch in my fun fold card below:
Here’s the challenge banner:
Things I Know for Sure…..
If I had to pick a product that was very important while creating this card, I would put repositionable/temporary tape. It is much, much easier to dry-fit a card with all these pieces and flaps using the removable tape. Moving things around and trying out ideas wasn’t as difficult as it could have been. The removable tape really, really helped when trying to figure out the best placement for the ribbon pieces. When it came time to permanently adhere the pieces using liquid adhesive or dimensionals it no longer mattered where I’d used this tape. If any of the removable tape does show, a rubber adhesive eraser works like a charm!
Another thing I know for sure is that I know that it would be extremely confusing to try to explain the pieces and the cuts I made. Therefore, I cut out a second set of everything, wrote down the measurements for each piece, then took pictures.
Here are the main cuts and score lines I made:
So much easier to do it this way. Now, I feel like I can explain my final process! You really don’t need to know my trials and errors. Again, the removable tape is your friend.
Basic Directions for the Fun Fold Card.
I wanted the gold/black hexagon pattern DSP to stand out against the black cardstock base. Therefore, I used the Delicata golden glitz ink pad and tapped each side into the ink. This ink is very delicate, so I needed to tap, tap, tap the ink, let it dry, and repeat the process until I achieved the look I wanted. HINT: don’t adhere this DSP to the cardstock yet.
Next, I used some tear-and-tape to adhere the flap to the inside of the card. If you put the score line directly at the edge of the cardstock, the flap won’t close properly.
Then I adhered the two pieces of 4-1/8″ by 5-3/8″ of white cardstock to the inside of the card.
From my dry-fitting, I knew that the front of the hexagon DSP looked like something was missing when the first flap opened. Since I knew that the whole stitched nested label would not fit under my flap, I played around with the placement. I decided I liked the way the left triangle of the label shows when the flap is closed, so that’s what I did.
The front of the flap was next. I wanted a dark sentiment for which I could use clear embossing powder. My Stamp-aratus allowed me to stamp the sentiment in black multiple times without a problem. When I was happy with the sentiment, and while waiting for the black ink to dry, I cleaned off the stamp (don’t remove it from the acrylic). After the black ink dried, I used my embossing buddy to clean the cardstock then restamped the sentiment twice using VersaMark. I carefully spooned clear embossing powder over the sentiment, then set it with my heat tool. I’ve found that the embossing results are much better if I use my Stamp-aratus for the sentiment because I can stamp it multiple times with the VersaMark.
For the front sentiment panel, I used dimensionals under the sentiment and the bee.
Time for the ribbon. I strongly suggest using tear-and-tape to adhere your ribbon in place because it will get a workout opening and closing this card. The point in the gold foil nested label gave me a good starting place for the ribbon. Using an 8′ piece of ribbon, I adhered 4″ of it to the base of the card. Now I could adhere the hexagon DSP to the base of the card, and over the ribbon.
Next, I cut a 7″ piece of ribbon and used tear-and-tape to adhere 3″ of it to the back of the cardstock sentiment panel. Then, I put dimensionals under the black cardstock panel but over the ribbon. This way, the ribbon is securely attached and the black cardstock piece isn’t sitting directly on the flap.
Now, the card is ready for your embellishments, depending on your desired outcome.
Finally, I adhered a coordinating piece of DSP to the envelope flap and trimmed it down. I also added a beehive and small bee to the front, bottom, left-hand corner of the envelope.
While the directions appear to be lengthy, the whole process for this card took me about an hour. I spent the majority of that time figuring out the logistics of the card. Now that I have the measurements and process all figured out and written down, creating another card like this will be a piece of cake.
I hope you try to create your own fun fold flap card! I’d love to see your results, so include a picture or two in the comment section below. Happy, cutting, cropping, stamping and adhering!
As always, thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I’d also love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.
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The color challenge for the Paper Players #486 challenge consists of Seaside Spray, So Saffron, and Gray Granite. I thought those soft, subtle colors would pair very well with the Fab Friday 187 sketch challenge.
Here’s my card:
Here are the challenge banners that inspired my card:
Can I just tell you how stinking thrilled I am that I was able to get these banners next to each other??
A Rather Easy Card with an Updated Blog Site
There’s a very good reason I put off updating my blog site. Everything changes with an update and I need to learn how to use it. Therefore, this is going to be very short and sweet.
I used the Flowering Foils DSP cropped with the second largest Stitched Nesting Label die for the center panel. This pattern really caught my attention and I thought that it would make a beautiful floral pattern. I decided to use the dark Seaside Spray blend and the light So Saffron blend to color the petals. The only problem is that I kept losing the pattern as I was coloring. Hindsight is 20/20, and looking at it now, I will color the petals differently next time.
The base of the card is Gray Granite, followed by a layer of Seaside Spray. I ran the top piece of So Saffron through the Big Shot using the Subtle 3D embossing folder.
While I did use the Gray Granite marker to outline the stitches in the ditch, it looks like I used silver, which also works. The card really needed a little something to finish it off, so I used the Gray Granite textured weave ribbon tied in a square knot.
Finally, I had to figure out something to do with the sentiment. I really did not want to cover up the DSP because it does all the work. Therefore, I used one of the smallest Stitched Label diesto crop the birthday sentiment stamped in Gray Granite. I trimmed the label so it would show just up to the ribbon.
Now, all I had to do was use dimensionals to pop up the DSP and the sentiment block. After adding a piece of the Subtle 6 x 6 inch DSP to the envelope flap, finished this card/envelope set.
If you like this color combo, feel free to copy the image below:
As always, thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I’d love to hear what you think, and every comment is greatly appreciated!
Please stay safe, healthy, and isolated as much as possible. I miss my high school kids and the relationships we’ve formed. My heart breaks for my seniors. But, by working together and following the CDC guidelines, we can all help to flatten the curve.
Have a Peachy Day!
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Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because this month’s theme is “Art from the Heart” and we think you’re going to love it! You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
Art from the Heart
My nephew and his wife are expecting a baby boy in April. This means my 2 year-old great-niece will have a baby brother, and we are all excited! My sister hosted a family shower for Mom and baby this past weekend. I was more than happy to create a card and matching card book for Baby.
Here are my pieces of Art from the Heart:
As soon as I saw the argyle DSP from the Country Club DSP, found in the mini-catalog, I just knew I had to use it for these projects! I used the blue argyle pattern, which gave me my color palette of Garden Green, Night of Navy, and Whisper White.
A Past Card Book in Pictures:
Stamps, Dies, and Blends, Oh My!
The baby’s bedroom theme is “Jungle Book” so I decided to use the elephant mom and baby from the Wildly Happy cling stamp set. I stamped this image on Whisper White twice to accomodate the card and the card book.
Next, I used my Smoky Slate blends combo to color the two elephants. I created a seperation between the mom and baby using the dark stamping blend. Then I used the light blend to color in and blend out the ink to the whole image.
I thought the Stitched Nested Label dies would be perfect for the layout I wanted to use. On the card, I only used a Whisper White stamped label, and a Garden Green mat label. Since I had more space on the card booklet covers, I used Garden Green and Night of Navy labels.
Since I really wanted a pop of white connecting the elephant image and the sentiment, I grabbed my Whisper White Flax Ribbon. It really does pop off the argyle DSP.
My Art from the Heart
While the card is made from my heart specifically for this occasion, it’s the card book covers that really seals the deal from my heart.
It’s really simple to create, and I have been creating them for wedding and baby showers for years now. My daughter has some as well and she does appreciate them.
This particular book cover is 8.5 inches by 5 inches. Any cardboard (cereal boxes, gift boxes, etc) will do. I just cut it down to the size I wanted and got started. Since I only had one full and one half sheet of DSP left, I very carefully measured and cut the DSP to the size I needed. I used a sponge to evenly distribute multipurpose liquid adhesive to one side of each cover and very, very carefully adhered the DSP so I would be able to wrap the cardboard.
I always use coordinating cardstock for the inside of the cover, and this time was no different. After dry-fitting Night of Navy and then Garden Green, I decided the Night of Navy looked better for this project. I simply cut the cardstock down to 8 inches by 5 inches and very carefully lined up the cardstock so it would form an even border.
My nephew’s wife has asked for card book covers before, so I know this one will be a hit as well. This truly is a gift of Art from My Heart!
More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 11th, for our “Critter Card” blog hop when our Design Team showcase projects with animals, birds, butterflies or insects. Don’t miss the fun!
Sale-a-Bration has started! It’s so much fun to get something for free with a qualifying purchase of $50! One of the first items I earned for free (did I say this set was free??) is the adorable The Gang’s All Meer stamp set. Who knew that meerkats could be this cute? The designers at SU! did!
Color Throwdown #574
The colors for this challenge included red, brown, and white, and neutrals could be added as well.
Here’s the challenge banner:
Here’s my card:
So Stinking Cute!
I’d originally made this card using Blueberry Bushel, shown here:
When I saw the colors for ctd574, I thought that the same layout with the challenge colors would be so stinking cute as well.
Therefore, I grabbed my favorite red, Cherry Cobbler, some Crumb Cake paper and ribbon, and some Cherry Cobbler DSP and started making the card.
I think the Stitched Nested Label dies fit this group of meerkats so well. The line-up of them seems to match the hexagon of the labels so well. The meerkat on the right end is one of my two favorites on this set. That single meerkat popping up out of the ground is the other favorite.
I used the Crumb Cake blends combo for all the meerkats. Then, I went back with the Early Espresso marker to add dimension to the lines inside the merrkats. I also added a bit more spiky hair to each because I thought the spiky hairs would add a bit of spunk to each of them.
Before putting all the pieces together, I first needed to dry fit the sentiment placement before I cropped it using the Stitched Rectangle die. It just fits the spot perfectly, which is a very happy accident. The square knot using Crumb Cake ribbon also just completes the bottom part of the card.
Dimensionals were used to adhere both the group of meerkats and the single one on the sentiment.
I also stamped the single merrkat popping up out of the ground on the inside of the card and the front lower right corner of the envelope.
After adding a piece of the Cherry Cobbler DSP to the envelope flap, I’d finished the set.
Going back to the challenge colors: red – Cherry Cobbler cardstock and DSP, brown – Crumb Cake ribbon and stamping blends combo and the Early Espresso marker, white – the dots on the Cherry Cobbler DSP. The other neutral is Very Vanilla for the sentiment and focal image blocks.
Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog today. I appreciate your the time you take to read, and comment, on my blog.
Have a Peachy Day!
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A friend asked me for a card for his mom, who is in a rehab center up in the Plains States. I tried to create a card using purple as one of the major colors since it’s her favorite. I also wanted to create a card with a light, springtime feel to it, because their weather is anything but springtime right now.
Here’s my card:
Here’s the FMS413 banner, which inspired the layout of my card:
I’ll admit, this sketch intrigued me, so I’ve been coming back to it for most of the week trying to figure out what I could do. The card must be clean with lots of white space around the center focal point. Today, it hit me ~ Free as a Bird.
I’ve seen so many cards on challenges and on Pinterest using a white on white base. The cards have always impressed me with their beautiful simplicity. I’ve tried it before, and always wind up going back to add texture through embossing on the background. Today, I pushed myself to leave it just white. I only added a Highland Heather outline to the popped up layer of Whisper White. This outline adds just a tiny bit of color, which added dimension. Just what I wanted.
For the Birds and the Flowers
The Free as a Bird bundle really saved me for this card. After stamping the birds, I cropped them using the Stitched Nested Label die set. My friend didn’t really want a “get well” card. I thought the “wishing you well” sentiment, from the retired Lasting Lily stamp set, would fit perfectly. Thankfully it did and doesn’t overpower the bird and flower stamp. I’ve used the Lasting Lily set twice within the past two weeks. Until two weeks ago, the stamp set had been unused.
I used Stamping Blends for all of the coloring. So Saffron blend combo and the light Soft Suede colors were used for the birds. I used a Soft Suede marker for the beaks.
After I used the Soft Suede blend combo for the branch, I decided I needed to do something to highlight the birds talons. Therefore, I using the bullet tip of a Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker to trace the talons. Now, the birds don’t look like they are standing on stumps.
Old Olive blends combo provided all the color I needed for the leaves. In order to follow the challenge sketch, I needed something on the top and bottom on the left. After playing around and dry-fitting, I decided on two fussy cut leave sets. I really had to play around with the leaves, and the fussy cut flowers, quite a bit. Finally, I settled on the finished design. The leaves provide the up and down movement I needed. The flowers added the items to cover the three stars in the challenge sketch.
Originally, I thought I would color the birds with the Purple Posy blend combo and use So Saffron on the flowers. I tried that on one bird, and didn’t like it at all. Therefore, I started over, restamped everything, recolored all the branches and leaves. Then, I colored the flowers using the Purple Posy blend combo. Ta-da! I wanted the purple to be a pop of color, and it worked. At least it worked in my humble opinion.
I added a piece of the Bird Ballad DSP to the envelope flap. I also stamped and colored a single flower on the front of the envelope, and this coordinated card set is complete.
Since I was done, I sent a picture of the card set to my friend, and he approved.
Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog today. I appreciate your the time you take to read, and comment, on my cards.
Have a Peachy Day!
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Welcome to Just Peachy Stamping by Sue Jackson: an independent Stampin' Up demonstrator.
Through Stampin' Up!, I happily share my love of papercrafting through sales, classes, small stamping group meet-ups and workshops. I think that being a teacher in my "real life", I have a unique approach to sharing my fantastic hobby. I look forward to connecting with you!