Awash in Beauty for the Pals’ Fun Fold Blog Hop

It’s time for the May Pals’ Fun Fold Blog Hop!  I love learning new fun folds, so I’m excited to see what my fellow Pals have created!  When you are finished here, please hop along to the other Pals’ sites using the links at the bottom of this post.

I really wanted to use this DSP (designer series paper) from the new Awash in Beauty DSP found in the new annual catalog.  Therefore, I decided to go with a simple Z-fold card so I wouldn’t have to cut the DSP too much.

Here’s my fun fold card:

 

Clean and Simple:

  • The Balmy Blue base measures 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches. To create the Z-fold, score the base at 4-1/4 inches and 2-1/8 inches.
  • I really didn’t want to cut this gorgeous DSP up. Creating a card to show off the beautiful colors and flowers worked perfectly for this card. The larger piece measures 5-3/8 by 4-1/8 inches. The smaller piece measures 5-2/8 inches by 2-1/8 inches.
  • I used white cardstock measuring 5-3//8 by 2-1/8 inches for the inside panel and left it blank. When the time comes to use it, I can stamp a sentiment on the white panel or leave it blank for a handwritten message.
  • Since I didn’t want to cover a lot of the floral DSP, so I trimmed a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock to 34 by 8-1/2 inches for the strip that makes the z-fold. Just like the base, I scored this pieces at 4-1/4 inches and 2-1/8 inches. The most important part for this card is this strip of cardstock. The longest part gets attached to the very front panel. Then, the short end gets attached to the back piece of the base.
  • Next, I trimmed the DSP for the connecting strip. I needed two pieces measuring 5/8 by 2-1/8 inches. The longer piece measures 5/8 by 4-1/8 inches. I also trimmed a piece of this Polished Pink DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.

Stamping and Finishing Up:

  • Both sentiments come from the Happy and Heartfelt cling stamp set. I just love the font used for all the sentiments in this stamp set! I used Momento Tuxedo Black ink for both sentiments. After stamping “congratulations”, I trimmed the white cardstock to 1/2 by 2-1/2 inches and added dimensionals to the back of it.
  • I stamped the second sentiment directly on the DSP.
  • I used multipurpose liquid glue to adhere all the pieces with the exception of the “congratulations” sentiment.
  • Finally, I added five self-adhesive butterflies to the DSP. Can you find all five?
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

Back to the Pals’ Fun Fold Blog Hop!

I hope you will hop along with us.  Please use the following line-up as a guide in case you get lost:  Thank you!

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Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Make My Monday #163 is for Gift Card Holders

Welcome to MMM # 163.  Debbie chose the theme of gift card holders for the last challenge before the end of the year.  MMM will be on a break for the December 20, 2021 challenge.  When you are finished here, I hope you hop over to the challenge blog and see all the varied and very inspirational gift card holders!  

Here’s my card:

 

If you’ve ever made a z-fold card, you can totally do this.  Even if you haven’t made a z-fold card, you can totally do this!  I really would rather not just give a person a gift card in a standard A2 card.  Making a special gift card holder just makes the simple, but very much appreciated, gift all the more meaningful.  I used the retired Seaside Spray cardstock and ribbon, along with the current Peaceful Place DSP.  For inspiration, I used one of Patty Bennett’s pins on Pinterest.  You can find her blog post and video here.  

As you can see from her video, it’s just a matter of trimming two pieces of cardstock and scoring one of them.  

 

What I Did to Create My Card:

  • I used Seaside Spray for the base of the card and the z-fold section.
  • Next, I trimmed a piece of the snowflake DSP to 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches and adhered it to the Seaside Spray cardstock.
  • Before I went any further, I grabbed my repositionable tape runner so I could dry-fit all the pieces.
  • Then, I matted the z-fold with a piece of silver foil.
  • I carefully trimmed down pieces of the Peaceful Place DSP so I had just the Christmas trees for the two outside and two inside z-fold panels. At this point, I also trimmed a piece to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • To create the pocket for the gift card on the inside panel, I simply trimmed that piece of the DSP 1-3/4 inches up from the bottom then adhered the pieces up against each other. This way, I still have the gorgeous DSP when the gift card is removed.
  • The sentiment on the very front is stamped in Seaside Spray and immediately covered with clear embossing powder, then heat set. The front sentiment and the sentiments on the outside two panels are from the October Paper Pumpkin kit. However, you can use any sentiment that will fit where you want it to live.
  • The very inside sentiment comes from the Merry Snowflakes stamp set. The trees, stamped in silver, come from the October Paper Pumpkin kit.
  • I needed to have a way to keep the fold closed. Therefore, I figured out where I needed the ribbon to tie in front so the sentiment wasn’t covered. I used a piece of tear-n-tape to adhere the ribbon to the snowflake DSP, then placed the silver-matted z-fold on top of the ribbon. I didn’t want to use dimensionals under the silver mat because the card already has bulk to it. Since I wanted the card to fit in a medium envelope, but needed the whole z-fold section to stay in place, I used three strips of tear-n-tape to adhere the silver foil to the DSP.
  • Finally, I added 8 basic rhinestone jewels randomly to the bottom layer of DSP. The 9th rhinestone lives right below the front sentiment.
  • With that, I had completed this gift card holder. It’s a basic z-fold, but easy enough to mass produce for my nieces and nephews.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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