Good morning and happy St. Patrick’s Day! Don’t forget to wear some green somewhere so you don’t get pinched. Is that still a thing?? We (I) used to claim that our flight suits were PLENTY green enough to count! Not sure that was a valid argument but…it was one I’d defend all the way up to the pinch!
My card today is one that is sort of all over the card-making internet – it’s called a Flying Seagull Fun Fold – I assume cuz it sorta looks like a flying bird when you look at it from the top down. I made two of them using two different mountain-strewn pieces of Enjoy the Journey DSP – and decorated them with a sentiment and die cuts from the coordinating Greatest Journey bundle. Take a look-see:
So – straight up – this isn’t a hard card but it IS one that takes a little thought. I’m thinking that watching the video that I link to at the end of the post will be your best bet. I’ll ‘splain it best as I can but…this one is really easier to SHOW than to TELL!
There are two card bases – each is 4 1/4″ x 8 1/4″ – that I scored at 2 1/4″, 4″ and 6 1/4″. Then I folded the 2 1/4″ fold on each base as a mountain fold and the other two as valley folds.
I folded the 6 1/4″ score line back on itself on both card base pieces – and then “butted” the folds up to each other. Then I added some Liquid Glue to the panels and used that to adhere the 4″ x 4″ Starry Sky pop up panel. Yeah – like I said – check the video! And yes – as you’ll see in the video, I even had some trouble getting my noggin around it – so…take your time. You’ll get it – I promise!
For this card – I wanted to make all the panels work together to create the mountain “scene”…
To accomplish that, I cut a piece of the Enjoy the Journey DSP to 4″ tall and the full 12″ wide.
Using my Paper Trimmer – and starting on the left side of the DSP panel, I cut a 2″ panel, then a 1 1/2″ panel, then a 4″ panel, another 1 1/2″ panel and finally a 2″ panel. By doing it in that order – the scene remained contiguous across the card base. 🙂
I used Liquid Glue to adhere all the panels to their Highland Heather mats. Then I adhered all the smaller panels to the card front with Liquid Glue.
Yep – that’s the card I made in the video. Same exact concept – just a different color palette! That one used Basic Black card base pieces and Coastal Cabana mats versus the Starry Sky and Highland Heather.
I used the edge die from the Greatest Adventure die set to cut a “mountain top” from a 4″ wide piece of Starry Sky cardstock (or Basic Black, depending on the card). I also cut a hiker – and snipped off the lantern – then adhered him to the top of the mountain with a little Liquid Glue. A die cut hiking pole was next.
I cut out a couple of Basic White clouds and adhered them with Liquid Glue.
Then I wrapped a piece of Coastal Cabana (or Pumpkin Pie!) twine from the Three Twine Combo Pack twice around the panel and tied a simple knot.
On a piece of Highland Heather (or Coastal Cabana) cardstock, I stamped the Greatest Journey sentiment in Versamark ink, sprinkled it with white Stampin’ Embossing Powder and heat set it with the Heat Tool.
When it was cool, I cut it with the smallest wider die in the Stitched Rectangle die set – then I popped it onto the panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the completed panel to the pop up panel – and the card front was done!
I decided there NEEDED to be a spot to write a message on the back – so I stamped the Enjoy the Journey trees in Starry Sky (or Garden Green) on a small Basic White panel. I matted it – and a second same-size panel – on their coordinating mats and then adhered them to the back of the card base with Liquid Glue.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panels to the center two panels on the back of the card – and the card was done!
My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Greatest Journey trees on the front…
…and a coordinating piece of Enjoy the Journey DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! Okay – sure – this one is a bit of geometry quiz but…look at the result! SO worth it!! 😎 I love this Flying Seagull fold – I happened to see it first on Susan Stanfield’s blog, but…it’s all over the place! I really love it with the full mountain scene from the Enjoy the Journey DSP and Greatest Journey bundle. I can’t even pick a favorite color – I think they’re both pretty awesome! Can you think of someone in your circle of family or friends who might like to receive this one? I sure can! 🙂
I hope you like!
If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below! And – as mentioned – this is the card I made yesterday on my YouTube live. If you’d like to watch it – for the first time or again! – here’s a link!
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Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Starry Sky or Basic Black Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 8 1/4″ (x2 – card bases – scored and folded at 2 1/4″, 4″ and 6 1/4″); 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ (pop up panel); Greatest Journey die cut hiker, hiking pole and mountain
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Basic White Cardstock: 2″ x 4″ (x2 – back panels); Greatest Journey die cut clouds (x2)
Enjoy the Journey DSP: 2″ x 4″ (x2 – wider front panels); 1 1/2″ x 4″ (narrower front panels); 4″ x 4″ (pop up panel); 2 1/4″ x 6″ (envelope flap)
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Finn Fan Fix
Finn sends y’all a most Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
He’s not sure who this Patrick fella is, exactly, but…any holiday or cause for a cookie is okay in his book!
Aunty Karen and Coraline (her fur-kid) sent a very yummy (I hear – tasting his cookie would have been wrong so of course I did NOT do that!!) St. Paddy’s day cookie to him!
I got one minute to grab an unmolested photo!
Mom! It’s MINE!!
Best. Picture. Ever!
Thanks, Aunty Karen!!
Top o’ the Mornin’ !
Lovely mountain scene.