Good morning and happy happy Friday! Whatcha got planned for the weekend? We’re planning a trip to the Costco/Sam’s – they’re right across the street from each other so it always seems silly to go to one and not the other! I’m out of lettuce AND cauliflower rice so…that’s a borderline emergency here.
Who’m I kidding?!? It’s a STRAIGHT UP Emergency! 😳😳😳😳 So…go we will!
So – I’ve got a fun fold for you today and if you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube live, I appreciate you spending part of your week with me! If not, but you’d like to see the replay – here ’tis!
I first saw this fold on the Splitcoast Stampers site – there was a good video by Robyn Rasset, which I watched to get the gist of the fold. Then…I took off and used my fave new paper (no – I am sure you could NOT guess which one!) – the Daffodil Afternoon DSP (which has the not-insignificant advantage of being FREE during Sale-A-Bration!!) and the Ladybug Builder Punch. To make a bumble bee! 🥰 Then I added a Happy& Heartfelt sentiment on the inside. Take a look-see:
That’s quite the stack of punches!! 🙂
Now – the best and easiest way to see how to make this card is to watch the video! Just sayin!
I started by scoring and folding the card base at 2 1/8″ and again at 4 1/4″ along the long side. I folded the 2 1/8″ score line as a “mountain” and the 4 1/4″ as a “valley” – to make a “Z”.
I matted the two flower-design pieces of Daffodil Afternoon DSP (FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-a-Bration!!) on Basic Black and adhered them to the two narrow panels.
I cut each of the following squares into triangles (see the video for how to make sure you get a directional pattern right – or use a non-directional one so it won’t matter!).
- 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ Daffodil Afternoon DSP – the ones with the hearts
- 2″ x 2″ Basic Black squares
I adhered the DSP triangles to their Basic Black mats and then adhered them to the back panel of the card base.
I adhered one of the 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ pieces of Basic Black onto the back of the card base – tipped up as a triangle.
On a piece of Very Vanilla, I stamped the Happy & Heartfelt sentiment in Evening Evergreen and adhered it to the black mat.
Next, I made the bumble-bee. I cut a ladybug body using the Ladybug Builder Punch. With Liquid Glue, I adhered three narrow strips of Bumblebee colored paper from Daffodil Afternoon across the body. Then I trimmed the excess with my Paper Snips.
I cut her wings, using the punch, from a piece of Pale Papaya 2021 – 2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum. Then I embossed the wings in the leafy folder from the Greenery Embossing Folders set. I curled them lightly with a Bone Folder and adhered them to the bee with a little piece of Foam Adhesive Strip. I added a black Classic Matte Dot to the wings. Boom. Err….BUZZ! She’s a beeeeeeeee! 🙂
To make the pop out mechanism, I scored on the diagonal on the second 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ piece of Basic Black. Then I put the score line on the 1 7/8″ mark on my Paper Trimmer keeping it in the “diagonal” orientation (I TOLD you it was easier to visualize on the video. Didn’t I tell you?!? 🤷♀️🤷♀️🤷♀️) and snipped the end off the corner.
I folded the square – then set it right over the back matted square. I put Liquid Glue just on the left side of the square – then closed the card over the top of the glued side.
I adhered the striped 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ Daffodil Afternoon squares to their Basic Black mats in preparation for decorating the front of the card.
Using the Medium Daisy Punch, I cut two Very Vanilla and two Pale Papaya flowers (from the 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum). I adhered the vellum flowers to the Very Vanilla flowers with Liquid Glue.
I used the Sprig Punch to cut two Evening Evergreen and two Pear Pizzazz sprigs.
I adhered two sprigs and a flower to each of the squares – then I adhered the squares to the front of the card with Liquid Glue. Tip: be sure to only get your adhesive on the LEFT side of the squares so they’ll “pop” out! 🙂
I colored a couple of Opal Rounds with my Dark Pale Papaya Stampin’ Blend marker and adhered them to the middle of the flowers.
I cut the 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ piece of plaid Daffodil Afternoon DSP into a two triangles and used Liquid Glue to adhere one of them onto the visible portion of the pop-mechanism.
Finally – I used a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the bee to the pop-mechanism, making sure that the wings didn’t interfere with the opening and closing of the card. And..that was it for this fun card! 🙂
My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got the Happy & Heartfelt stamp set “congratulations” sentiment stamped several times in Evening Evergreen on the front…
…and more of the Daffodil Afternoon DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! Look. It looks – and SOUNDS! – hard when it’s written out. I PROMISE it’s not – trust me. If I can make it work, you for sure can! USE the video! 🙂 I love that we can make a totally adorable buzzy bee with the already-pretty-stinkin’-cool Ladybug Builder Punch, don’t you? 🙂 And she’s perched on Medium Daisies and…DAFFODIL AFTERNOON DSP! Yes – I YELLED that! It’s FREE. And GORGEOUS. And you NEED it! 🙂
I hope you like!
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Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Very Vanilla Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 2 1/8″ and 4 1/4″); 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ (inside panel); Medium Daisy Punch flowers (x2)
Basic Black Cardstock: 2″ x 5 3/8″ (x2 – mats for two vertical DSP panels); 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ (x2 – “pop” mechanism and mat for inner liner); 2″ x 2″ (x2 – mats for inner liner triangles); 1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″ (x2 – mats for front two DSP squares); Ladybug Builder Punch body
2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum: in Pale Papaya to cut wings using the Ladybug Builder Punch.
Daffodil Afternoon DSP: 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – two vertical DSP panels); 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ (plaid pattern on “pop” mechanism); 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ (x2 – green hearts pattern – for inner liner triangles); 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ (x2 – striped pattern for two DSP squares on front); 1/4″ x 2″ (x3 – stripes to create bumblebee body); 3″ x 6″ (striped pattern – envelope flap)
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