Category: Fun Fold

Hydrangea Haven Four Panel Card

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and this Hydrangea Haven Four Panel card would be a perfect card to give to that special Mom in your life. The Hydrangea Hill Designer Series paper and the Hydrangea Haven bundle is retiring on May 3rd, so order soon if you would like to make this card!

Hydrangea Haven
Hydrangea Haven
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Measurements:

Basic White cardstock: 12” x 5.5” scored at  1”, 4 3/8”, and 7.75” (cardbase), 3″x4.5″; pieces for punch and labels
Hydrangea Hill Designer Paper: 5” x 4.25”, (2) 4.75″ x 3; (2) 4 1/8″ x 2 5/8″
Gorgeous Grape cardstock: piece to diecut and punch labels and hydrangea
Highland Heather cardstock: piece to diecut and punch labels and hydrangea
Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass Designer Acetate: piece to diecut scalloped oval
Old Olive cardstock: piece to diecut leaves and leaf detail

Directions/Preparation:

  • Punch white label in Basic White Cardstock and in Highland Heather cardstock. Stamp flowers in Gorgeous Grape ink.
  • Die cut one hydrangea (both the intricate floral and solid flower) in Highland Heather cardstock and one in Gorgeous Grape cardstock.
  • Die cut 4 small flowers in Highland Heather cardstock.
  • Diecut 2 stems in Old Olive cardstock (both the intricate leaves and the solid stem)
  • Using the oval punch, punch the larger oval in Gorgeous Grape cardstock and the smaller oval in Basic White cardstock. Stamp sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink.
  • Die cut 2 rectangular labels in Basic White cardstock and stamp sentiments in Gorgeous Grape ink.

Assembly:

Hydrangea Haven
  1. First, fold the white card base accordion style so that you have three panels, with the 1″ strip showing on the top of the stack.
  2. Attach the 1” strip to the 3 x 4.5” Basic White cardstock, which will be the first panel of your card. Cut the excess on the 1″ strip above the 3 x 4.5″ basic off.
  3. Adhere the two smaller designer paper pieces to the front of the card and the first inside panel.
  4. Adhere the two medium-size designer paper pieces to the second and third inside panels.
  5. Adhere the 5” x 4.25” designer paper to the fourth inside panel.
  6. Adhere the message pieces to the first, third and fourth inside panels with your adhesive. Be sure to adhere the Happy Birthday label more toward the left side of the fourth inside panel so it won’t show with the card closed.
  7. Adhere the oval diecut Mercury Acetate to the second inside panel
  8. Note: For the small hydrangea cluster label, cut the Highland Heather light purple label in half to layer it behind the stamped white label.
  9. Adhere the leaf detail diecuts to the leaf diecuts using liquid glue.
  10. Adhere the Hydrangea flower diecuts to the plain floral outline diecuts.
  11. Use dimensionals to apply the Highland Heather hydrangea to the second panel.
  12. Cut one branch of leaves apart for the second panel. Adhere it under your light purple flower pieces and adhere to second panel.
  13. Adhere the full branch and dark purple floral pieces to the fourth inside panel.
  14. Adhere the stamped white oval to the dark purple oval and use pop dots to place it on the card front.
  15. Add two small hydrangea petals to each side of your label. Add Pastel Pearls.
  16. Use glue dots to add the bow.

Supplies for Hydrangea Haven Four Panel card:

Dragonfly Garden Book Binding Fun Fold

This book binding fun fold using the Dragonfly Garden bundle makes a great masculine card or general card. Read on or watch the video to learn how to make this card.

Dragonfly Garden
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Measurements:

Basic Black cardstock: 8.5” x5.5” scored at 5.5” and 6.75” for cardbase ; 3”x3”; 3.5″ x 3.5″
Mossy Meadow cardstock: (2) 4”x4”
Basic White cardstock: 3.75” x3.75”
Gold Foil Sheet: 3 3/16” x 3 3/16”; piece for small dragonfly
Dandy Garden Designer Paper: 1 1/16” x 4 ”
Mossy Meadow braided linen trim or black or crumb cake twine : 12”

Directions/Preparation:

Cut cardstock as directed in Measurements section.
Using the 3″ x 3″ piece of black cardstock, stamp the wildflowers and small dragonflies in Versarmark and then cover with Heat & Stick powder, and ‘flick’ off excess powder. Heat until powder becomes clear. Rub gilded leafing over the Heat & Stick powder until images are covered.
Stamp in Mossy Meadow the small dragonflies on the 3.75″ x 3.75″ Basic White cardstock.

Assembly:

  • First, fold your Basic Black card base along the 5.5” score line so that the 6.75” score line is showing on the card front.
  • Use adhesive or liquid glue on the inside of your card to adhere the 1.25” “book binding” portion. (The front of your card should have a 1.25” left side that is glued down and doesn’t open, while the rest of the card opens.)
  • Adhere one of the 4”x4” Mossy Meadow cardstock pieces inside the card.
  • Adhere the Basic White 3.75” x 3.75” cardstock piece inside the card.
Dragonfly Garden
Inside of Card
  • Adhere the Dandy Garden designer paper strip of your choice to the “book binding” portion of the card front.
  • Adhere the other 4”x4” Mossy Meadow CS to the card front.
  • Adhere the 3.5” x 3.5” Basic Black CS to the card front.
  • Adhere the 3 3/16” x 3 3/16” Gold Foil sheet to the card front.
  • Adhere the stamped, gilded leaf Black CS to the card front.
  • Use a small Stampin’ Dimensional to adhere the tiny gold foil dragonfly to the card front.
  • Wrap the Mossy Meadow or black or tan twine around the “book binding” and tie in a knot, cutting off any excess twine.
Dragonfly Garden
Alternative Version

Supplies for Dragonfly Garden Bookbinding Card:

Art Gallery Z-Fold Layer Card

Here is a festive Art Gallery Z-fold Layer card that has a different take on the traditional z-fold. I used the Art Gallery Stamp Set and coordinating dies and the Field and Flowers Designer Paper, which is one of the free Sale-a-Bration picks with a $50 purchase.

Measurements:

  • Misty Moonlight Cardstock
    • 4-1/4” x 9-3/4” scored parallel to short side at 3-1/4″ and 6-1/2”
    • 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Basic White Cardstock
    • Two pieces that are 3″ x 4″
    • Scrap for die-cutting sentiment piece, flower and stem die cut
  • Basic Black
    • 4.25″ x 5.5″
  • Fields and Flowers Designer Paper
    • 4″ x 5-1/4″
    • 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″

Directions:

  • Fold the Misty Moonlight layer at the scores to form a z-fold layer. 
  • Add the white layer to the front and inside of the z-fold.
  • Attach the smaller designer paper layer to the front white layer.
  • Attach the larger designer paper layer to the large black layer. Center and adhere the z-fold layer.
  • Ink up the “Thinking of You” sentiment with black Memento ink on the scrap white piece and die cut it.
  • Stamp the flower in Misty Moonlight and the leaves in Shaded Spruce and die cut both.
  • Adhere the flower, stem and sentiment to card front using dimensionals.

Supplies for Art Gallery Z-fold Layer Card:

A Touch of Ink Spotlight Technique

This card uses A Touch of Ink stamp set and the Spotlight technique. A Touch of Ink is a Sale-A-Bration set you can get for free with a $50 purchase through February 2021. It is one of my favorite because of the two step stamping feature, dist-Ink-tive images, and the stamp set itself–butterflies and hummingbirds with flowers are high on my list in creating cards for others. Two-step stamping in this case is when you stamp the first image, which is an outline image, and then there is second stamp that will color in the outline image. Read on to see how easy it is to create this card!

Measurements:

Blackberry Bliss card stock: 4.25″ x 11″, scored on the 11″ side at 5.5″, 2.75″ x 3.75″ for scalloped oval
Very Vanilla card stock: (2) 4″ x 5.25″, (1) 2.5″ x 3.5″ for oval die cut

Directions for A Touch of Ink card:

The first step is to stamp the outline images on the 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Very Vanilla card stock. This card is oriented in portrait mode, where the 4″ side will be top and bottom and the sides will be the 5.25″ side. Stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black ink the flowers on the left hand side and primarily centered in the vertical middle. Add the hummingbird such that the tail is 1/4″ from the right edge and the beak is inside the flowers. Also stamp the sentiment.

A Touch of Ink

Using Blackberry Bliss ink, ink the flower second stamp and stamp inside the outline image of the flowers to add the color. Note: The stamp to add color is not an exact match to the outline stamp and this helps to provide a soft water color look. The hummingbird is stamped in Old Olive ink. The Blackberry Bliss blend pen was used to add color to the hummingbird. Add speckles randomly with the speckle stamp in the set in Old Olive ink around the flowers.

A Touch of Ink

Die cut an oval out of the Very Vanilla cardstock, to include the sentiment and a majority of the hummingbird.

A Touch of Ink

Layer the Hummingbird oval onto the Blackberry Bliss scalloped oval. Adhere the blackberry bliss ribbon to the lower front of the Very Vanilla cardstock. Next, adhere the 4″ x 5.25″ Very Vanilla card stock onto the front of the Blackberry Bliss card front. Adhere the hummingbird oval onto the front of the card with dimensionals, lining up the images to the front of the Very Vanilla base. Add Wink of Stella to the hummingbird for an added sparkle!

Supplies:

Nature’s Beauty Trifold Window Card

This Nature’s Beauty Trifold Window card will surprise your recipient! When the card is laying flat, it appears to be a standard card fold, however, once opened, it reveals a window and more layers inside! Learn how to make this card using this timeless stamp set

Nature's Beauty Trifold Window Card

Measurements:

Real Red cardstock: 5.5″ x 8.5″ scored at 4.25″ along the 8.5″ side
Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper (DSP): 4″ x 5.25″
Very Vanilla cardstock: 5.25″ x 8″, score at 2″, 4″ along the 8″ side, 4″ x 4″

Directions for Nature’s Beauty Trifold Window Card:

  • Fold cardbase and adhere the 4″x5.25″ piece of DSP to the front of the card. Use the adhesive in the corners and primarily around the perimeter of the back of your designer paper, and not much in the center at all.
  • Use the Stitched Nested Label die that cuts a 2 3/8″ x 4.25″ opening, and center on front of card and die cut. Use the next size down Nested Label die and die cut from the 4″x4″ Very Vanilla cardstock. Layer this Very Vanilla stamped Nested label on top of the larger red Nested Label that was cut from the front of the card. (Note: The DSP that was cut from the front of the card will not be used on this card.)
  • Take your Very Vanilla Nested Label diecut and stamp a message in Real Red ink and the fox in Tuxedo black Memento ink.
  • On the large piece of Very Vanilla, stamp in the 4″x5.25″ section with the scored section to the right. Stamp the deer, rabbit, grass, shrubs in Tuxedo Black Memento and the sentiment in Real Red ink. To get the shrubs to appear as if they are behind the deer, mask the backend of the deer with a fussy cut piece of Post-It note paper.
Nature's Beauty Trifold Window Card
Figure 1: Stamp Deer, Rabbit, shrubs and sentiment.
  • Adhere this stamped section to the inside flap of card, with the scored portion of the Very Vanilla to the right. Fold the cardstock to the left of the first score line and then fold the remaining cardstock to the right of the next score line. Close the card.
  • Apply adhesive to the fold that is exposed through the Nested Label window and then apply the large shape cutout to the card.
  • Tie a 22″ piece of ribbon around the inside front of the card and tie a bow on the front side of the card.

Supplies:

Poinsettia Petals Bridge Card

I love bridge cards because they are easy and fancy and this Poinsettia Petals bridge card is no exception. Read on to learn how to make this 3D card. It’s great that it also fits into a standard A2 envelope just by folding to one side. Isn’t the flocked paper absolutely gorgeous?

Poinsettia Petals bridge card

Measurements:

Night of Navy card stock: (1) Card base 4.25″ x 8″ scored on the 8″ side: 1.25″, 2.5″ , 5.5″ and 6.75″, (1) bridge layer: 1″ x 5.5″
Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper: 1″ x 4″ side panels
Whisper White card stock: (2) 2.75″ x 4″: inside message & backside message, 4.25 x 5.5″ for poinstettia and leaves die cuts
Balmy Blue Glimmer paper: 3″ x 3″ for sprigs

Directions:

  • Fold on score lines. Fold the inside score lines to center of card, like a door, then fold outside score lines back to form a flap.
  • Adhere specialty paper strips to the flaps using glue dots or a light amount of adhesive to minimize the show-through of the adhesive.
  • Stamp sentiments in Misty Moonlight on the 2.75″ x 4″ pieces, one for the inside of the bridge card and one for the back and adhere to card.
  • Apply Night of Navy bridge strip across front of card using Tear & Tape on the backside of the strip, or other strong adhesive. Apply the left side of the bridge strip by folding the left side of the card flat. Then with the right side of the card extended and flat, adhere the right side of the bridge strip to the front of the right side of card.
  • Stamp 3 sizes of poinsettias and 2 leaves in Misty Moonlight ink on Whisper White cardstock and die cut. Also stamp the interior of the leaves with filler stamp.
  • Layer the poinsettias to each other in the center only, starting with the largest poinsettia to the smallest and offset the petals from each other on each layer.
  • Add dimensionals to the back of the poinsettia in the center only and adhere to front of bridge card.
  • Adhere leaves behind the poinsettia.
  • Die cut 2 sprigs and 1 poinsettia center from the Balmy Blue glimmer paper and apply adhesive to the back side of the sprigs on the lower half only then arrange them behind the poinsettia.
  • Adhere the Balmy Blue Glimmer poinsettia center to flower and add blue gem.

Supplies for Poinsettia Petals Bridge Card

Poinsettia Double Fan Fold Card

Make this beautiful Poinsettia Double Fan Fold card in Night of Navy and Silver to dazzle your friends at the holidays. I love using blue and white for holiday cards–the colors remind me of the glistening snow and night skies. Since this card is also self-standing, it can be displayed for all to see!

Poinsettia petals Double Fan Fold Card
Poinsettia Petals Double Fan Fold Card
Poinsettia Petals Double Fan Fold Card

Measurements:

Night of Navy Cardstock: Card base 5.5″ x 7.5″, scored at 1.25″, 2.5″, 5″, 6.25″ on 7.5″ side; 2″x 3″ for poinsettia leaves
Silver foil mat: 2.25″ x5.25″ for inside front; (4) 1″ x 2.25″ pieces for triangles; (2) 1″x 5″ for large triangles; piece for 2 sprigs
Snowflake DSP: 2″ x 5″ for inside front, (4) 0.75″ x 2″ pieces for triangles
Whisper White card stock: 4.25″ x 5.5″ for poinsettias, 3/4″ x 3″ for sentiment, 2.25″ x 5.25″ for back of card

Directions for Poinsettia Double Fan Fold:

  • On Night of Navy cardstock on 7..5″ side, scored at 1.25″, 2.5″, 5″, 6.25″.
  • To make score lines, start from upper left corner (0) to bottom 2.5″ score line then score from 2.5″ score line to bottom left corner (0) on 7.5″ side (see Figure 1).
  • Score also from upper 5″ score line to bottom right (7.5″) corner; score from upper right corner (7.5″) to bottom left 5″ score line. (see Figure 1).
Poinsettia Petals Double Fan Fold
Figure 1: White lines are score llines.
  • Cut the silver foil 1″ x 2.25″ pieces at a diagonal. To do this, cut from upper left corner on 1″ side to lower right corner for 2 of the pieces. Next, cut from upper right corner to bottom left corner on 1″ side for the remaining 2 pieces (see Figure 2).
  • Cut DSP 0.75″ x 2″ pieces at a diagonal. To do this, cut 2 pieces from upper left corner on 0.75″ side to lower right corner then cut 2 pieces from upper right corner to bottom left corner on 0.75″ side (see Figure 2).
Poinsettia Double Fan Fold Card
Figure 2: Cut at a diagonal the pieces for small triangles.
  • Create triangles from the 1″ x 5″ silver strips. To do this, mark the center along the 5″ side on the backside of the silver strip. Cut from the center point to one end and then the same of the other (see Figure 3)
Poinsettia Petals Double Fan Fold
Figure 3: Cut a triangle from the 1″ x 5″ strip of silver foil.
  • Die cut and emboss 3 different size poinsettias in Whisper White cardstock. Next, die cut and emboss 2 Night of Navy leaves. Die cut 2 silver foil sprigs.
  • Stamp sentiment on 1″x3″ whisper white in Night of Navy ink.
  • Fold each diagonal score line on the Night of Navy cardstock and burnish with a bone folder (Figure 4)
Poinsettia Petals Double Fan Fold
Figure 4: Fold on the diagonals on each side of the card base
  • Create a mountain fold (noted with an ‘M’ on Figure 5) with the small top and bottom triangles on each side.
Poinsettia Petals Double Fan Fold
Figure 5: Create a Mountain fold with small triangles
  • Fold left side down on remaining folds (Figure 6) and burnish with bone folder. Do the same with the right side folds.
Poinsettia Double Fan Fold
Figure 6: Fold down left side and burnish with bone folder.
  • Fold sides to the back of the card along the 2 center scored lines (Figure 7.)
Poinsettia Petals Double Fan Fold
Figure 7: Fold sides to the back of the card along the center scored lines.
  • Adhere all triangle DSP pieces to silver foil mat triangle pieces.. Layer triangles on the Night of Navy cardstock.
  • Take large silver triangles and adhere to Night of Navy cardstock.
  • Layer the 2″x5″ DSP to the Silver Foil layer and adhere to the center of the card.
  • Gently curl each of the petals of the poinsettias upward with a bone folder. Adhere each poinsettia layer to each other, starting from largest to smallest. and offsetting the petals in each layer. Next, adhere poinsettia to center of card with dimensionals. Use a glue dot to adhere the beaded pearls to the center of the poinsettia.
  • Adhere the 2 Night of Navy leaves underneath the poinsettia, applying adhesive only to the bottom of the leaf. Adhere the 2 silver sprigs on top of the Night of Navy leaves, applying adhesive only at the bottom of the sprigs.
  • Apply the sentiment underneath the poinsettia using dimensionals.
  • Stamp the sentiment for the backside of the card using Night of navy ink.
Poinsettia Petals Double Fan Fold Card
  • Apply Wink of Stella to the Poinsettia for some extra sparkle.
Poinsettia Petals Double Fan Fold Card

Supplies:

Gather Together Buckle Fold Card

I’m so glad the Gather Together bundle carried over to the 2020-2021 Mini Catalog because I have so many more cards I want to make with this set. Learn this Buckle Fold card technique in this post and let your imagination run wild on what other sets can be used with this technique!

Measurements for Gather Together Buckle Fold Card

Cajun Craze: Card Base 4.25″ x 8.5″, scored at 5.5″ on the 8.5″ side, Maple Leaf 3″ square, Belt 5.5″ x 1.5″ scored at 1/2″ on the 5.5″ side, piece for 2.5″ circle
Very Vanilla inside: 4″ x 5.25″
Brushed Metallic Copper Layer: 2.75″ x 4″ (cut out your leaves from this piece (see figure 1), pieces for 2 leaves, 2 branches
Designer Series Paper (DSP) on flap: 2.5″ x 3.75, on belt 1.25″ x 5″

Figure 1: Keep the die cuts towards inside so there is enough room on edges to use as border layering piece

Directions:

To make this card, start by getting all your pieces cut, scored, and die cut. Layer the Very Vanilla Cardstock on the inside. Layer the brushed metallic copper on the front of the card flap, followed by the DSP. Use the Classic Label Punch to punch a slot centered on the front of the card. Push the front flap into the punch (see Figure 2) as far as it will go.

Figure 2: Punch slot on front of card flap.

Place Cajun Craze circle centered over the slot, apply tear & tape to left side of circle (i.e. on the part that will be to the left side of the slot) and adhere.

Apply DSP to the card belt. Slip the belt into the slot, centering top to bottom in the slot, and align the other end with the score line at the edge of the card. Place tear & tape on the 1/2″ scored piece (on the side opposite the DSP) and adhere belt to the backside of the card.

Now you’re ready to decorate your card! Place the large stamped maple leaf on top of the circle with dimensionals. Add the 2 brushed metallic copper leaves and branches as shown. Stamp sentiments and images on Very Vanilla cardstock. Stamp pumpkins with flap closed in order to center properly.

Supplies:

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  • 8 packs of precut cardstock of the coastal cabana pack will be provided, and 8 packs of precut cardstock of the Granny Apple Green pack, for a total of 16 cards (packs include envelopes). The new recruit can choose what samples to replicate and how to distribute the packs to their customers.

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Stampin Up Whale Done – Floating Gatefold Card

It’s so fun and easy to create an ‘under the sea’ scene with Stampin’ Up’s Whale Done bundle and coordinating paper. When you add the coordinating sequins, it creates a beautiful sparkle to the card. Open the doors of this gatefold card and it reveals some floating under the sea creatures!

Measurements:

Pretty Peacock Base cardstock: 8.5″ x 5.5, scored” at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″; cardstock for 2 seaweed die cuts and spout from punch; (1) 10.75″ x 1.25″ scored at 2 1/8″ and 6.5″ along 10.75 edge for belly band
Balmy Blue cardstock: (2) 1″x4.5″ scored at 1″, 2.5″, & 3.5″along the 4.5″ edge for arms, (1) piece for label
Whisper White cardstock: (2) pieces for greeting label
Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper: (3) 2″ x 5.25″ of the seaweed print; (1) 4″x5.25″ and (1) 2″x5.25″ cut consecutively from one of the scenic patterns
Granny Apple Green for seaweed die cut
Vellum for seaweed die cut

Directions:

  1. Fold card base on score lines so that doors form on the front of the card.
  2. Adhere the seaweed patterned designer series paper to door fronts.
  3. Adhere the designer series paper to the inside, with the 4″x5.25″ scene in the center panel.
  4. Fold the 2 Balmy Blue 1″x4.25″ strips in the same direction along all the score lines. Fold each end toward center and and apply adhesive (tear and tape is recommended) See Figure 1 example.
Figure 1: Example of how to fold the arms and apply tear and tape.
  1. Apply Balmy Blue arms to inside of card where desired. This card shows one arm in the lower left and one in the upper right. To do this, take off tear and tape adhesive on the end by the longest section of the arm strip. This end will be applied to the inside panel next to the score line. (See Figure 2.) Take tear and tape of the other end and apply to center panel of card base by lying arm flat (so 2 scored sections show on the top) and the taped end tucked under and tape facing card base. Repeat for second arm.
Figure 2: Example of how to apply the arm
  1. Decorate arms. Fussy cut a turtle from the designer series paper. You can punch a whale from the designer series paper, as shown in this card, or stamp one in pretty peacock and then punch out using whale punch. Die cut 6 seaweed: 2 each from vellum, 2 from Granny Apple Green cardstock, and 2 from Pretty Peacock cardstock. Adhere 3 seaweed to the lower arm and adhere the turtle on top. Adhere sequins as desired. My video showed applying the sequins with a glue dot and using the Take Your Pick tool to position on card. Adhere the whale to the upper right arm.
  2. Belly band: Burnish scored lines of belly band, and wrap band around card so ends overlap in the front of the card and small end is on top. Adhere belly band ends together. Die cut a Balmy Blue label and 2 white labels. Stamp sentiments on white labels using Pretty Peacock ink. Add Balmy Blue label to front of belly band with dimensionals. Add white label with front sentiment on top of Balmy Blue label. Decorate with 3 seaweed, a punched whale adhered with dimensionals, and a spout made from whale punch and Pretty Peacock paper. Add sequins as desired. Adhere inside sentiment to inside of card. Enjoy your ‘under the sea’ scene!

Supplies for Stampin Up Whale Done card:

Stampin Up Celebrate Sunflowers: Floating Gatefold Card

Make a gatefold card using the Stampin’ Up Celebrate Sunflowers bundle with a floating sentiment and a sunflower flower on the inside! A fun surprise for the recipient. This is such a versatile technique for any occassion. Learn how easy it is to make this card with the attached tutorial.

Stampinup CelebrateSunflower Floatinggatefold
Celebrate Sunflower Floating Gatefold Card

Measurements (using Misty Moonlight example, center card in photo):

Base Cardstock (Misty Moonlight): 8.5″ x 5.5, scored” at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″, 1″x4.5″ scored at 1″, 2.5″, & 3.5″
Flowers for Every Season Designer Paper: (2) 2″ x 5.25″
Whisper White cardstock : 4″ x 5.25″, 3.5″x 3.5″ for sunflower outline
Bumblebee cardstock: 3.5″x3.5″ for sunflower base
Cinnamon Cider cardstock piece for sunflower center and sunflower leaves

Directions for Celebrate Sunflowers:

  1. Fold card base on score lines so that doors form on the front of the card.
  2. Add designer series paper to door fronts.
  3. Put adhesive on the back of the leaves, and fit the leaves behind the sunflower.
  4. Next, stamp the sunflower in Misty Moonlight ink then die cut. Die cut the sunflower outline from white paper and adhere to the front of sunflower base. Tip: Use adhesive sheets on the white card stock for the sunflower outline before die cutting; this makes it easy to apply to sunflower base. Find the 3 curved petals on sunflower for easy alignment (See Figure 1). Die cut sunflower center and adhere sunflower center with a dimensional.
Figure 1. Line up sunflower outline die cut using 3 currved petals as starting point.
  1. Put 3 dimensionals (in a triangle formation) on the right door of front of card near center where sunflower will be applied. Center and apply sunflower to front of card.
  2. Stamp sunflower in Bumblebee ink in the center of the 4.5″x5.25″ white cardstock and adhere to the center panel on the inside of the card.
  3. Fold in the same direction along all the score lines on the 1″x4.5″ arm strips. Fold each end toward center and and apply adhesive (tear and tape is recommended). (See Figure 2)
Figure 2: Apply tear n tape to arm strips
  1. Apply arms to inside of card, where desired. Take off tear and tape adhesive on the end by the longest section of the arm strip. This end will be applied to the inside panel next to the score line. (See Figure 3.) Take tear and tape of the other end and apply to white cardstock. Repeat for second arm.
Figure 3: how to apply arms to inside of card
  1. Stamp sentiment in memento ink and apply to the top of one of the inside arms. Stamp, die cut and color with blends the small sunflower and adhere to the other inside arm.
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