This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to to make a quick and cute card using the adorable Penguin Playmates paper. You can get this paper FREE with your $60 purchase until September 30th!
You’ll need: Card base: 5.5 x 8.5” White cardstock: 4 x 5.25″ DSP: 3.75 x 5″ Plus additional pieces of DSP and co-ordinating cardstock.
Beauty of Friendship is the featured product for September’s Creativity to Go! For just $37, you’ll receive this stamp set PLUS prepared supplies and tutorials to create five cards with your new stamp set. You can also choose to join the optional Zoom crafting class, where we’ll meet and assemble the cards together! Sign up here by September 10th!
I learned how to make this simple shadow box card a few years ago and decided to revisit it and show you all how to do it, using products from the new Autumn Mini and Sale-a-Bration catalogues. To make this fancy fold card, you’ll just need two pieces of white cardstock, cut to 5.5 x 8″, and 5.5 x 4.75″.
Score your larger piece along the short side at 3.75 and 0.75″. Score the smaller piece along the long side at 0.5″ from each side.
Die-cut a circle (or other shape if desired) in the smaller piece of cardstock, as shown.
Line up the scorelines of the two pieces as shown below, and slide into place so that the top and bottom of the cardstock pieces are lined up.
Use a pencil to mark the outer boundaries of the circle on your larger piece. This will act as a guide to show you where to stamp.
Stamp your image on your larger piece of cardstock, using the pencil marks as a guide.
Put your larger piece aside, and stamp a sentiment on your smaller piece, under the die-cut window.
Burnish all your folds, and erase your pencil marks.
Apply Tear & Tape adhesive as shown below.
Remove the backing from your Tear & Tape, and line up your small cardstock against the centre scoreline of the larger piece as shown below. Close the left flap of the card to attach the two pieces.
Open up the flap with the die-cut window, and hold the piece with the Tear & Tape as below. Close the right side of the card in order to attach the pieces.
Now your card looks like this!
And yes, it still fits in an envelope!
You might also want to add a piece of DSP on the inside to decorate.
Decorate the front of your card as desired.
Have you made any projects with this fold? Share them in the comments below! I love to see your creations!
This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a lovely, simple card using the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper. You can get this paper FREE with your qualifying purchase of $60 during Sale-a-Bration, which runs until September 30th. The paper pack includes 12 sheets, 4 each of three double-sided designs. I CASE’d this card from Julie Petrie.
You’ll need: Cardbase: 5.5 x 8.5” Cardstock: 4 x 5.25” DSP: 3-7/8 x 5-1/8” Strip of DSP: 5-1/8 x 1” A strip of white, 5-1/8 x 1” and then some additional pieces of black cardstock and DSP for die-cutting.
I learned the Inlaid Floating technique recently! I hope you’ll give it a try. This technique has many steps, but I think the end result is well worth it!
To start, you will need the following supplies: Cardbase: 8.5 x 5.5″, scored in centre Two pieces same colour cardstock: 4 x 5.25″ and 2-7/8 x 3-7/8″ Contrasting colour cardstock: 3.75 x 5″ You’ll also need several strips of either cardstock or DSP (I used the Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper).
Then you’ll need a piece of window sheet and a die of your choosing. The window sheet should be sized to be a little larger than your die.
Similarly, your strips should be the same length as your window sheet. They can be different widths, in fact that makes it look more interesting – I found my preference was between a quarter-inch and five-eighths of an inch.
Run the contrasting cardstock layer through your machine with an embossing folder, or as I did, the Stitched Greenery die (I love the effect it creates!). Assemble the first three layers onto your cardbase as shown.
Lay out your strips of DSP in the order you want to attach them. Line up your window sheet on your grid paper so you can use the lines as a guide to make sure you attach your strips straight!
Attach your strips to your window sheet, leaving small spaces between the strips.
Next, use your die to cut this piece on your die-cutting machine. Window sheet is very strong, so you’ll have to run it through the machine 3-4 times to cut it all the way through.
Use the same die to cut a white piece of cardstock.
Choose a detailed die to be your cut-out piece. You’ll cut two of these: one from black cardstock, and one from your window-sheet piece.
TIP: Use adhesive sheets on the back of your black cardstock before cutting out, to make it easy to attach.
TIP: Run your window sheet through the machine several times to completely cut the intricate piece. I found it was helpful to run it through 2-3 times in one spot, then move it to a different place on my cutting plate before running through another 2-3 times.
Even then, you may need to use your snips to add the finishing touches.
Use Dimensionals and mini dimensionals to attach your window sheet piece to the white cardstock you cut. The dimensionals will go on the back (the window sheet), with the paper strips in the front.
TIP: Before removing the adhesive sheet backing from your intricate shape, roll the die-brush over it. This will help some of the small pieces stick to the tape when you peel it off. Use your pokey tool to poke out any stray pieces.
Now you can attach your die-cut piece to the white cardstock. This is what creates the floating effect: while the strips are attached with dimensionals, the die-cut piece will attach directly to the white circle behind the strips.
Finish your card as desired.
Have you made any projects with this technique? Share them in the comments below! I love to see your creations!
Summer is in full swing here on Vancouver Island, and with travel and event restrictions changing, people are enjoying the opportunity to reconnect and gather together. So the Seashore Stampers are here to inspire you with some beautiful wedding-themed cards!
My project uses the Inlaid Floating Die-cut Technique, featuring the stunning Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper and a die from the Brilliant Wings set. I’ve always loved using butterfly imagery for a variety of occasions, and the detail in this die set is perfect for this eye-popping technique. If you like this project, be sure to check back next week – I’ll be posting a full step-by-step tutorial on how to create it!
I hope you enjoyed my project! Now don’t forget to click on the buttons below to continue on the blog hop, and enjoy all the other wedding themed creations. Click on “Previous” to visit Erica’s blog and “Next” to see what MiRan has created!