Good morning and happy Friday! Yep – it’s the cusp of the weekend again! Hope you’ve got something fun planned. I’ll be spending part of tomorrow at our Stampin’ Up! OnStage @Home Event! Yeah! And…I get a sneaky peek at the new Jan – April 2024 Mini and Jan-Feb 2024 Sale-a-Bration Catalogs! Whoo-hoo! I can’t share what I see yet but…I WILL get to Pre-Pre-Order so you MIGHT start to see some projects using new goodies in the next couple of weeks! 🎉🎉🎉🎉
My card today is another fun fold – I’ve seen it called a Swing card but…🤷♀️. I got the idea from one of the cards we made at our retreat last week – my teammie Susan Kuenzel brought it for us to play with. Mine isn’t a Christmas card like hers was – instead I went with a Fall theme – using the Cottage Wreaths stamp set and coordinating Country Wreaths dies. And…some pretty Meandering Meadows DSP from the Online Exclusives. Take a look-see:
I played along with The Paper Players‘ Theme challenge!
I started with a 5 1/2″ x 10 1/4″ piece of Pecan Pie cardstock that I scored at 1 1/4″, 3″ and 6″ on the long side. The I folded the 6″ fold “normally” (like a regular card), the 3″ fold the opposite direction and the 1 1/4″ fold the other way (so – the same way as the first fold).
I matted two pieces of Meandering Meadows 6″ x 6″ DSP on Petal Pink cardstock using Liquid Glue, then adhered them to the larger front panel and the inside small panel.
On a piece of Basic White cardstock, I stamped a sentiment from the Cottage Wreaths set in Pecan Pie ink.
I made my wreath on the front and the leaf image that’s on the inside and the front of the envelope flap using the Baby Wipe Technique. I put a baby wipe inside an old stamp case – optional, but you’ll want it on a moisture-resistant spot – and dropped drops of Petal Pink Re-inker (I wanted this as my predominant color), then some drops of Daffodil Delight and then a FEW drops of Pumpkin Pie Re-inker.
Using that as my “ink pad” I inked and stamped the small leaf image from Cottage Wreaths over the sentiment. Then I cleaned the stamp and stamped the front of my Basic White Medium Envelope. I also inked the full leafy image from Cottage Wreaths and stamped it on Basic White cardstock. Then I stamped the twig wreath image over the top in Pecan Pie ink.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the Basic White sentiment panel and another piece of the Meandering Meadows DSP to a Petal Pink mat and then onto the large inside back panel of the card base.
I cut out the wreath using the coordinating die in the Country Wreaths die set.
I embossed two strips of Pecan Pie cardstock in the Exposed Brick 3D Embossing.
I adhered the larger strip to the small front panel on the card base using Liquid Glue.
I stamped a second Cottage Wreaths sentiment and a tiny acorn in Pecan Pie ink on a piece of Basic White cardstock and matted it on a piece of the Meandering Meadows DSP using Liquid Glue.
I used a hole punch to punch a hole in the second – shorter – embossed strip – about 1/2″ below the top. I actually punched one hole and then made the hole a little bigger by punching again. Tip: if you have a 1/2″ Circle Punch – use that instead!
I stuck a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional onto the card base – if you look at the picture above – imagine the dimensional right behind the middle of the sentiment. 😉
I set the embossed strip onto the card front – with the hole I’d punched right over the Mini Dimensional. Then I removed the cover from the Dimensional – and used it to adhere the matted sentiment. That’s made the Swing element – that shorter piece now swings freely from side to side! 😎
Using Liquid Glue on the top and bottom of the wreath, I adhered it to the free-swinging embossed strip – tucking it just under the sentiment.
I stamped three little acorns in Pecan Pie ink on a piece of Basic White cardstock. Then I used the Country Wreaths dies to cut them out, plus three Distressed Gold leaves – and one Petal Pink bow.
I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the bow and Liquid Glue to adhere the three Distressed Gold leaves to the wreath. Then I added the acorns with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I added some Neutrals Adhesive-backed Sequins – and the card was done!
I’d already stamped the small Cottage Wreaths leaf on the front of my Basic White Medium Envelope…
…so I added some Meandering Meadows DSP to the envelope flap.
Et Voila! How fun is this Swing card?! I love it – and I love it with the Meandering Meadow DSP and some decoration from the Cottage Wreaths stamp set and Country Wreaths Dies.
I hope you like!
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And – here’s the inspiration card from Susan Kuenzel!
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Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Pecan Pie Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 10 3/4″ (card base, scored and folded at 1 1/4″, 3″ and 6″); 1 1/8″ x 5 1/8″ (embossed strip on front small panel); 1″ x 4″ (embossed swing element)
Petal Pink Cardstock: 2 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for larger front DSP panel); 1 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inside DSP panel); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for back inside panel); Country Wreaths die cut bow
Distressed Gold Specialty Paper: Country Wreaths die cut leaves (x3)
Basic White Cardstock: 2 1/2″ x 5 1/8″ (back inside panel); Cottage Wreaths stamped and die cut wreath and three acorns; 5/8″ x 1 3/4″ (sentiment)
Meandering Meadows 6″ x 6″ DSP: 2 5/8″ x 5 1/8″ (larger front DSP panel); 3/4″ x 1 7/8″ (mat for sentiment); 1 3/8″ x 5 1/8″ (x2 – inside DSP panel and back panel); 2 1/4″ x 6″ (envelope flap)
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Finn Fan Fix
Wayne and Finn did some equipment and “stuff” loading the other day for a job he (Wayne) has going on.
They each have a role in the process – and they both take it very seriously.
Finn’s is a more supervisory role – Wayne takes care of the hands-on…
Which…should be reassuring for anyone who sees them on the road! 🤙🤙🤙