Flowers for Cardz 4 Galz # 195

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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Honored to Be the Featured Stamper for ctd697

This is the first of two posts going live on Wednesday, June 15, 2022.  The second post goes live at 5 am ET for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop!  I hope you will join along with the blog hop fun!  In the meantime, I am very thankful for the opportunity to be the Featured Stamper for the Color Throwdown challenge # 697!  I’ll be adding that badge to my blog as soon as I remember how to do that.  🙂

Here’s my card:


Here’s the Color Throwdown #697 banner:
Generic colors are teal, pink, and orange

This adorable song bird easel card comes from the Sweet Songbird bundle, which consists of an adorable stamp set and the larger bird builder punch.  Here’s the bundle, and if you click on the image you can zoom in on it:



  • The Bermuda Bay base measures 4-1/4 by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 and 2-3/4 inches to create the easel.
  • Both pieces of white cardstock measure 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • I used a piece of the Polished Pink 6 x 6 DSP (designer series paper) cut down to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • I wanted to cover the back of the easel parts that show when the easel stands up. Therefore, I trimmed two pieces of Coastal Cabana DSP to 4-1/8 by 2-5/8 inches and adhered them to the back of the easel.
  • Then, I punched a 1 inch circle from a piece of Coastal Cabana DSP for the envelope seal and ran it through my XYRON create-a-sticker.
  • HINT: When you remove the sticky layer from the envelope sea layer, that piece of sticky goodness comes in very handy. I have tile floors, and I use that stickiness to pick up stray dimensional hexagon covers. Those things have a mind of their own! They very much enjoy floating away instead of going in the garbage can as intended.
  • That’s it for the measurements!

Creating the Clouds:

  • Recently, I saw a beautiful card and when I read the directions, I had an “AH-HA” moment. Sadly, I can not even begin to remember the name of the genius who posted this brilliant move. I don’t know where to begin to search for it either, so my apologies if it’s you!
  • I used a piece of window sheet film and cropped it with the cloud looking die from the basic borders die set. Then, I used the window sheet clouds as a stencil. Here are photos of this process using the stencil, a blender brush, and Bermuda Bay ink:
  • I did move the “clouds” as I worked my way up the white cardstock. I also blended very light areas using the dry blender brush. This way, only the bottom layer of clouds appear stark white.
  • For the inside/bottom of the easel, I only added one layer of clouds. Then, I dry brushed ink working up the white cardstock.

Sweet Songbirds:

  • I stamped the larger bird using Polished Pink ink on white cardstock. Then I punched out the pieces using the bird builder punch. I used scraps to punch out the wing from Polished Pink DSP, and the beak from Pale Papaya cardstock.
  • Then, I used Momento tuxedo black ink for the eyes, sentiments, music notes, and the Pumpkin Pie bird’s feet.
  • Next, I stamped the next using Soft Suede ink on Crumb Cake cardstock. The nest needed texture, so I ran it through my cut and emboss machine using the bark 3D embossing folder. This nest needed to be fussy cut, as did the smaller Pumpkin Pie bird.
  • The branches are also stamped using Soft Suede ink. I used Bermuda Bay ink for the leaves, and Polished Pink for the flowers.
  • The pink bird and nest have dimensionals added for height.
  • I cropped the top sentiment using a banner die from the new Stylish Shapes die set. If you don’t have this die set yet, I highly recommend it! I’ve used it so much since I got it!
  • Finally, I added four Coastal Cabana resin dots to hold the easel in place.
  • With that, I’d completed this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I hope you’ll come back to check out the InKing Royalty Blog Hop going live at 05:00 am ET.

Have a Peachy day!


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