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Last week was Vancouver Island’s once-a-year snowstorm, and I was all too happy to cozy up in my craft room to make some cards.

I used a fun layout I learned from fellow demonstrator Tamara, who showed me how to make six cards with a half-sheet of Designer Series Paper! (Note – direction matters: the photo below shows the DSP in the correct orientation).

Start by cutting along the long side of the DSP at 1.75″ – do this twice, to get two strips that are 1.75″ wide.

Then, cut the last piece in half at 1.25″ wide.

Now you have two pieces that are 1.75″ wide, and two pieces that are 1.25″ wide.

Cut the two wider pieces at 4.25″ long. Cut the two narrower pieces at 3.75″ long. You’ll get two cuts out of each strip of paper.

Now you have the following:
six pieces – 3.75 x 1.25″
four pieces – 1.75 x 4.25″
two pieces – 1.75 x 3.5″

To finish your cards, you will need:

Six cardbases (8.5 x 5.5, scored at 4.25″)
Cardstock mats:
(6 pieces) 4 x 1.5″
(4 pieces) 2 x 4.5″
(2 pieces) 2 x 3.75″

Six white (or vanilla) layers, 4 x 5.25″, embossed if desired
Ribbon/embellishments
White shapes for stamping sentiments

Put your DSP pieces in pairs – whatever sizes look good together to your eye. Flip one piece in each pair so that you have two different patterns.

And finally, turn all these magic ingredients into cards! Choose whatever sentiments you like, assemble, and embellish as desired. Easy peasy!

Happy Stampin’!

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If you’ve ever seen an amazing pop-out card on Pinterest or Facebook but been too intimidated to try it yourself, this card is a great place to start! It’s truly very simple, with no complicated cuts or scores. I hope you’ll give it a try!

You’ll need the following cuts of cardstock:
Cardbase: 5.5 x 8.5″
Mat Layer: 3.75 x 5″
Pop-up mechanism (same as cardbase): 5 x 5″
Cardstock: 2.25 x 2.25″
Cardstock: 2-1/8 x 2-1/8″
White: 2.25 x 2.25″ and 2 x 2″

For Designer Series Paper, I am using the gorgeous new “Fine Art Floral” from the January-June mini catalogue. You will need the following:
3-5/8 x 4-7/8″
2 pieces – 2.25 x 2.25″

You can make your large piece a different pattern from the two squares, or keep it all the same, as I did.

Take your large piece of DSP and the mat layer of cardstock that co-ordinates with it. Attach these together and attach to the front of your card.

Next, you’ll need to add some scorelines to your pop-out mechanism. You want it to look like the picture below, so score it at 2.5″ on each side to create the cross, and then diagonally one way only.

Burnish all the score lines on your mechanism.

Eventually, you want it to fold into itself like this …

… and fully close.

Now let’s decorate it! Stamp on your two white squares … but keep in mind, they will be oriented like diamonds, as below. Use your two cardstock squares to layer behind the smaller white square, and attach to your mechanism.

Cut your two DSP squares diagonally, turning them into triangles.

Line up your triangles so that the patterns match.

Now let’s attach it to your cardbase. Fold the mechanism to its “closed” shape and hold it so that the top points to the centre scoreline of your cardbase, as below. Add adhesive and close the card to attach.

When you open the card, the mechanism will be attached to the top/front of your card. Apply adhesive to the other side of the mechanism, and close the card again.

Now it’s attached to both sides of your card. When you open the card, it will pop out as below!

Because there isn’t much room on the inside to write a message, you may want to put a white piece of cardstock (4 x 5.25″) on the back of the card. Then again, sometimes a card with no room to write is just what you need 😉

Add a sentiment and embellishments to the front of your card if desired.

Have you made any pop-out cards? Share them in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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In preparation for the upcoming January-June Mini Catalogue, I decided to use up the last bits of some of my Designer Series Paper packs. Here are the last cards with Ornate Garden:

 

 

And the last cards with Brightly Gleaming – which is NOT just for Christmas cards!

The last cards with now-retired papers Parisian Beauty, Peaceful Poppies, and Flowering Foils:

I absolutely love the Forever Greenery paper, and I bought an extra pack of it during last month’s DSP sale. This isn’t the last of that pack – I’ve got lots left still, which is why I felt I could make these lushly layered cards. I made 20 of each!

Then my Product Purchase Premiere arrived (that’s an exclusive pre-order open to demonstrators who attended OnStage). I ordered the gorgeous Fine Art Floral paper and whipped up some of these handy post-it note holders.

Thanks for stopping by to see my projects! If you’re interested in buying any of the supplies needed to create your own, have a look at the shopping list below. Take care and Happy Stampin’!

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