What a wonderful day I had last week when I went shopping with my daughter ,Vicki and my granddaughter, Molly! The weather was glorious and there was no rush, no hassle, no pressure! All three of us are going on holiday soon so we were all on the lookout for news clothes to take with us! Molly introduced me to bucket hats so I treated myself to a lined, crocheted design while Molly treated herself to three – or was it four? – different coloured ones! LOL!
One of my followers, Jami asked if I’d make a video of a fun fold card she had seen and attached a photograph of it to her email. The card had been made by fellow UK demonstrator Fiona Whitten. When I looked at the card I decided yes, I’d like to have a go at making it. It’s a very easy card to make and really packs a WOW! After I had made my first card, I started to create a “double” card in my mind’s eye!
My double version card worked out extremely well and I decided to make my card the feature of this video. If you want to create the “single” version, start with a piece of cardstock that measures 8¼” x 8¼” and follow my instructions for just one side of the cardstock. I stayed with the same basic design for all three cards I’ve made, i.e. Calypso Coral, Happy Forest Friends Designer Series Paper (DSP), Happy Hedgehog and Cottage Rose Stamp Sets.
It wasn’t until I had finished my first double card that I thought about adding a lining to the inside because I felt there was too much white space. I’m a tad disappointed that I haven’t worked out how to explain how to cut the pieces (except the two squares) in an easy and straightforward way! Maybe I’m missing something obvious and that the penny will eventually drop! Instead of adhering DSP as the lining, an alternative idea you could try is to stamp the Basic White Cardstock (CS) and thereby creating your own DSP. I think any small repetitive design with the images close to each other would work!
I found my Stamparatus was a brilliant tool for this project! Once I had my stamps in position – including having the sentiment straight! – I was able to keep going back to it and stamp the same layout again. I deliberately left plenty of space inside the card for another sentiment to be added or a space for the greeting to be signed! Personally, I’d write the greeting on the back of the card because I wouldn’t want my (scruffy) writing visible from the shelf this card ends up on display! LOL!
Another idea I had was to make a real picture on the top layer inside the card, i.e. with a background of trees, or hills and maybe clouds and birds in the sky! There are a lot of possibilities for this card! I did consider adding a “lining” to the outside of the “roof” part but I decided that would probably look OTT! If you make this card, I’d love to see the ideas you come up with!
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There is a matching punch to go with the Happy Hedgehogs Stamp Set so it would be easy to add a 3D hedgehog to the front of the card. In fact, if you’re quite happy to do some fussy cutting, you could also stamp an extra hedgehog (the bottom right-hand corner) and fussy cut him and pop him up on Dimensionals on the front of the card. I think it would look good to have one popped up in the top left-hand corner and one in the bottom right-hand corner!
Next weekend – Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July I will have a stall at the Artisan’s Market which is held in the St. Nicholas Centre in Sutton, Surrey. If you’re in the area please pop in to say hello! The Centre introduced this even two or three months ago and are currently fine tuning it! The July event will be held on the second floor in the centre!
That’s about it from me today. I wish you a very blessed Sunday and look forward to being back soon. In the meantime, take care, stay safe and happy crafting!
Basic White Cardstock – card base 11” x 8¼” (27cm x 21cm)
Score on landscape side at 2¾” (7cm), turn 180° and repeat, turn 90° and repeat
Make pencil mark on both portrait sides at 5½” (14cm) (not on the score lines). Make pencil mark on landscape side nearest to score line at 5½” (13.5cm)
Basic White Cardstock – inside top layer 5⅛” x 5⅛” (13.1cm x 13.1cm)
Basic White Cardstock – 2 pieces squares 2⅜” x 2⅜” (6.1cm x 6.1cm)
Calypso Coral Cardstock – inside middle layer 5¼” x 5¼” (13.4cm x 13.4cm)
Calypso Coral Cardstock – 4 pieces middle layer squares 2½” x 2½” (6.4cm x 6.4cm)
Happy Forest Friends Designer Series Paper – 2 pieces: design 1: 2⅜” x 2⅜” (6.1cm x 6.1cm)
Happy Forest Friends Designer Series Paper – 2 pieces: design 2 lining squares 2½” x 2½” (6.4cm x 6.4cm)
Happy Forest Friends Designer Series Paper – 2 pieces: design 2 lining inside side panels 5¼” x 2½” (13.4cm x 6.4cm)
Happy Forest Friends Designer Series Paper – design 2 lining inside top panel 5¼” x 2½” (13.4cm x 6.4cm)
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