Good morning, y’all! It’s Monday – and I’ve entered The Final Countdown! Bleh. Just 4 more days and then…I’m leavin’-on-a-jet-plane! 🙁 Did I already say…bleh??
But – we’ve got a week! So – let’s start it with a super fun fun-fold, shall we? If you were able to join me last night on my Facebook Live video to see how I made this – thanks for spending part of your weekend with me! If not, but you’d like to see the instant-ish replay – here ’tis!
To decorate this particular card-within-a-card card, I used lots of new 2018-2020 In Colors and the fun Big Wishes stamp set. On the inside, you’re going to find a little bit from the host-exclusive Hand Delivered stamp set. Take a look-see:
I played along with this week’s Watercooler Wednesday Challenge!
And – I learned how to do this particular fun-fold from my friend Sue Prather’s card that she posted on her blog last week. You can check it out right here!
This kind of card is – literally – a card-within-a-card.
I used two pieces of Blueberry Bushel card stock to create the two cards. The first piece – cut at 4 1/4″ x 8″ and scored and folded at 5 1/2″. I added two pieces of the new 2018-2020 In Color Designer Series Paper to the front flap and the larger inner panel. Both pieces are matted on Lovely Lipstick.
I stamped the two images from the Hand Delivered set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a White Panel. I added the little sentiment in Lovely Lipstick. The skirt looked just perfect for a little paper-piecing, so…I stamped the image on a piece of Pineapple Punch DSP, fussy cut just the skirt and adhered it with Liquid Glue. Using my Ivory Stampin’ Blend, I colored her legs and fingers. I matted the panel on Lovely Lipstick and added it to the larger card base.
The smaller (inner) card is 3″ x 8″, scored and folded at 4″. For the front, I stamped the big and beautiful sentiment from the Big Wishes set in Lovely Lipstick, using my Stamparatus. Around the corners, I added the little flower image in Tuxedo Black and colored them with my Call Me Clover, Pineapple Punch and Grapefruit Grove Stampin’ Write Markers. I matted the panel on Lovely Lipstick and then to the front of the card with Liquid Glue.
I didn’t add a sentiment to the inside, choosing to leave it blank – which means it could be a birthday card, a graduation card, or any celebration! I did repeat the four flower images from the Hand Delivered set. I matted it on Lovely Lipstick and then in to the smaller card base. Then I adhered the smaller card into the larger card with Liquid Glue. You can see on the video how to do it – but essentially it’s just centered on the back panel. Do be sure it opens opposite the larger card! 🙂
On the front, I used a Glue Dot to adhere a large Tinted Faceted Button – it acts as a keep-it-closed device. I made sure that the button just overlaps the corner of the small card when it’s all closed up. A final Glue Dot adhered a little bow tied with a double of length of Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine and that was it for the card.
I added more of the Hand Delivered floors to the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope…
…and a little more Pineapple Punch 2018-2020 DSP to the envelope flap.
Et Voila! This is another one of those folds that looks complicated – but…sooooo isn’t! And it gives you a lot of real estate to decorate, doesn’t it? I really love how these two new stamp sets coordinate with each other – and I am absolutely in love with the new In Colors! So bright and cheerful – and they really do go very well with each other! Hope you like! 🙂
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“You Can Make It” Bundles in the Annual Catalog!
In the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, there are some wonderful bundles that Stampin’ Up! has put together to help you create fun projects! They include a special selection of goodies – from the stamp set to ink to an acrylic block! – and you can order them with just a single item number! You can get a little look at them on Page 2 of the catalog. Or – you can take a look and get them right here!
Now – combine those bundles with my Double Peppermint Rewards Ordering Special and you’re going to really come out ahead! 🙂
2018 New and In-Color Special Bundles
If you’re ready to get all the details and place your order, you can go to my 2018 New and In Color Special Bundles Page!
These offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States or APO Military. 🙂
Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Blueberry Bushel Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 8″ (larger card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3″ x 8″ (smaller card, scored and folded at 4″)
Lovely Lipstick Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner of larger card base); 2 1/4″ x 4″ (x 2 – mats for front panel DSP and for inside sentiment); 2 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (mats for smaller card front and inner liner)
Whisper White Card Stock: 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ (x 2 – smaller card front and inner liner); 2 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ (inside sentiment)
2018-2020 In Color DSP: 2 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ (small front DSP panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (back DSP panel; envelope flap
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!
Finn Fan Fix
We had an intruder the other day.
It was pretty scary.
My protector stared. My protector barked.
Like crazy. And folks – we’re talking Rottweiller-Doberman-Masstiff-esque barking. I can tell you that – assuming he’s awake! – no one, but NO ONE, is sneaking up on me!
Anywho…once I got him to be quiet, we began to stalk the intruder…
You have to approach these things very very carefully…
Then as long as your mom has your back – you can just go right up and sniff the heck out of them!
This crazy alien intruder was suitably chastised and dispatched. And likely won’t make the mistake of challenging Finn again!