Welcome to the July edition of the Stampin’ UP! Demos Fun Fold Blog Hop! When you finish here, I hope you will follow the Hop list of demos below and visit everyone’s blog. I always find something new to try, which is part of the reason I thoroughly enjoy this blog hop.. Since this is a fun fold card, I will be entering it in the Creative Creases challenge.
This is actually my second post for this morning. You can find the first one here.
An Aperture Card:
I love fun folds, and recently found a new-to-me fold: an aperture card. I had to look it up and tried to find a video that would be relatively simple to follow. This was it! I won’t tell people how few steps this card entails, and it will just be our secret!
I do have to thank Brian King with Stamp with Brian, for the color combination. You can find his card here. (Glory, there are a lot of links in this post!)
Here’s my fun fold aperture card:
Obviously, this card was made for a specific someone, my daughter, who lives on the other side of the country. “We” had a mailing snafu and this card is actually on it’s way back to me. Then, I’ll re-mail it to her. At least her Edible Arrangement arrived on her birthday, with the help of another special someone. Hint: Henry! I keep telling my daughter how stinking cute this card is and how much love went into it. Honestly, it wasn’t as difficult as it looks.
I’ve actually posted another aperture card, and you can find the link here.
I used a video from Amanda Charlesworth with Create with Scrimping Mommy for the directions. I had to make some very small adjustments to be able to fit in the medium SU! envelopes, but the directions are easy to follow and create. I’ve found that I need to watch whole tutorial videos before I do anything and then go back and start the video over as I work. The pause button is a very good thing! If you like fun folds, Amanda’s directions are also a very good thing.
Changes for the U.S. Measurements:
I started with a 5-1/2 by 12 inch cardstock.
Both the inside and outside DSP panels measure 3-7/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches.
I trimmed the white cardstock to 3-1/2 by 5-1/4 inches for the inside.
I added dimensionals for the outside elements, as well as the llama on the inside, so the card will need 2 stamps for the post office.
As always, I trimmed a piece of coordinating DSP to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
I also punched a 1-inch circle from another piece of DSP for the envelope seal.
For the inside opening, I cropped both the opening and the frame using the Deckled Rectangle dies. In addition, I cropped the inside sentiment banner using the Deckled Rectangle dies. To save some bulk, I used a black Stampin’ Write Marker to outline the sentiment banner.
After running the seal through my XYRON create-a-sticker, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.
Back to the Blog Hop!
I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Shirley Gentry with Stampin with Shirley G. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group! If you get lost along the way, please follow the links below:
Welcome to the June edition of the SU! Demo Fun Fold Blog Hop! This is my second post for today. You can see the first post for the Cardz 4 Guyz challenge here.
If you haven’t already guessed, I am a big fan of fun folds and get inspired by this blog hop every month! I always look forward to seeing what the other demos have created for the hop. These ladies are all super talented and creative. Please hop along with us using the links below.
Since this is a fun fold, I will also be adding it to the Creative Creases challenge. You can find that link here.
I went to the YouTube channel for one of my favorite demos, JanB, from England. I found her video for a sliding windows card. You can find her video here.
Here’s my card:
Here’s a (not very good) video showing how the windows work:
This video box is massive! Sorry about that. I’ll try to figure out how to make it smaller.
Also, I outlined all my DSP (designer series paper) pieces using my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Markers. The card is thick enough, and using the extra cardstock or dimensionals will make it too think for a medium white envelope.
While JanB’s video is wonderful to follow along so you can make the card, I used the U.S. measurements and still had to adjust a couple of things. I figured the easiest thing to do would be to take pictures of the pieces you would need to create the card. All measurements are shown are inches.
Here’s that gallery:
Some tips for putting it together:
First, once you get all the pieces trimmed out, you can follow along with JanB’s video. I’m sharing some tips I found to make it easier. While the card looks complicated, it’s good for a casual or avid papercrafter.
I messed up my first try using Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and had to start over. I cut out all the pieces from some Fresh Fresia cardstock. Then, I followed the video and used my favorite Adtech removable tape to adhere the pieces together. Then, I trimmed down all these Pumpkin Pie pieces using multipurpose liquid glue.
HINT: I found it much, much easier to follow the directions for adhering the two tabs. However, I made tabs longer and then trimmed them down after I had everything adhered. JanB’s video show that she lined up the tabs so they would match up with the outside edge. I struggled doing it that way.
The above photo is after the tabs were attached and trimmed. I also had adhered the horizontal piece that will keep the tabs from flopping around.
HINT: The back piece, which will cover all the glue and pencil marks, measures 4-1/8 by 5-1/2 inches.
HUGE and IMPORTANT HINT: This is showing the placement for the liquid glue for the window pieces. DO NOT DO THIS! You only need a line of glue on the end of the tabs. Next time, I will use some tear & tape for the windows. There’s too much glue shown above and your windows will stick. DO NOT DO THIS!!
If you do get too much glue on these tabs, let it dry and then run your embossing buddy over the excess to keep it from sticking.
Back to the SU! Demos Fun Fold Blog Hop:
I hope you will follow the links below to hop along with us! If you get lost, you can use the list below to help you find your way. The next demo on the list is Beth McCullough with Stamping Mom.
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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!