I’m really honoured to have been invited to join Kelly Kent’s Paper Adventure Team’s Blog Hop as the Guest Designer! This is the first Blog Hop I’ve ever done, so I’ve needed a fair bit of hand-holding on the technical side from Kelly! Thanks for your patience, Kelly!The theme for the Blog Hop is CASE’ing one of JanB’s fancy folds, which tickled my sense of humour! I chose to CASE a card I made on 3rd June 2015, and is called a Flip Top Card. The inspiration for that card came from a swap I’d received from Tracy Lawrence, when we were at the Stampin’Up! Convention in Telford in April 2015! I re-watched the video and, oh my goodness, it could do with an update! LOL!I chose to use Balmy Blue and Whisper White Cardstock (CS) to make today’s card. The one part of my 2015 card that I wasn’t happy with was the curved “neckline” because there wasn’t a gap between the pattern paper and the card base. To change that, I’ve added part of a die cut ring around the neckline. It’s amazing how such a small detail can make so much difference! The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is called Come Sail Away, and I have used the matching Stamp Set which is called Sailing Home. The die set is called Smooth sailing and all three are part of the Come Sail Away Suite which is in the new Annual Catalogue on pages 144-146. The card is kept closed by tucking the front flap underneath the tip of the sails. To tuck it underneath without damaging the yacht, the card needs to be bent back slightly, and the flap tucked in gently. Before I adhered the yacht in place, I adhered it to four layers of Thick Whisper White CS. This has made the yacht extra thick and therefore it won’t bend very easily, if at all!I decorated the inside of my card by adding a die cut image of the larger yacht. It didn’t look quite right sitting on a plain Balmy Blue CS circle, so I decided to emboss it using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. It makes a great background, and I did the same for the small yacht on the front of the card! In our last Annual Catalogue, I felt that Stampin’ Up! really excelled themselves with a huge amount of really good sentiments. It looks as if they have continued this trend into the new catalogue. The sentiment I chose for my card is the same one I stamped on the bookmarks I sent out with the new catalogues to my customers.To provide an area for the sender to write a greeting, I adhered a layer of Whisper White CS which I’d die-cut using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies. I added a Balmy Blue and a Whisper White CS surround to give it added interest! The finished size of my card is 5¼” x 4 1/8” and will fit inside a standard Stampin’ Up! A6 envelope. The best way to display this card is to lay the middle part on shelf, and to use the small flap to supprt the front section.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this project, and will hop onto the next blog by clicking on the NEXT button below to see which fancy fold Kelly Kent has CASE’d.That’s about it from me today. I’ve certainly enjoyed taking part in the Paper Advertures Team Blog Hop; I hope you’ve enjoyed it, too. Until next time, happy crafting.
JanB. xx BLOG HOP PARTICIPANTS
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