Hey everyone! Happy Thursday! Can you believe it’s the very last day of March?!? Wow! I can’t believe how fast the month went by! So today’s project was chosen for a couple of reasons. First, the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle is on sale as is the Mini Cut & Emboss Machine, but that sale ends today. The second reason, is I wanted to share it in support of the fundraiser that Stampin’ Up! is holding tomorrow to help others that have been affected by the war in Ukraine. You can see the announcement on Sara Douglas’ CEO Facebook Page (she is the CEO of Stampin’ Up!) here. There will be a live cardmaking presentation at 2:00 pm MT on that FB page and all donations made during the presentation will be given to Lifting Hands International, a non-profit organization, to help Ukraine. They will be creating 6 cards, including showing some new product coming in the new 2022 Annual Catalog. So be sure to tune to that tomorrow.
So, were you able to catch my Facebook Live creating today’s project? If not, you can watch the replay on my YouTube Channel here. While you are there, I would love it if you would like and share my video and subscribe to my channel if you haven’t already. Here’s a look at today’s project, a fun fold card.
Here are the measurements for our step card:
- Card base in Basic White cardstock cut at 5 1/2″ x 8″, scored at 3″, 6″, and 7″
- Another piece of Basic White cardstock cut at 3″ x 6″, scored at 1 3/4″
- Brights DSP in Pacific Point cut at 2 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ and 3/4″ x 5 1/4″
- Pacific Point cardstock cut at 2 3/4″ x 4″
- Subtles DSP in Balmy Blue cut at 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
I originally saw this card style by my good friend and fellow demonstrator, Pamela Pick. I had never created a step card before and fell in love with how simple this seemed. After the layers have been cut, fold the card base on the score lines creating the step. Add the strip of DSP on the first step and the larger piece on the next step. I stamped the sunflower image in Daffodil Delight ink on the inside of the card base before I added the top layer. I didn’t want to stamp any sentiment on it yet.
Next I stamped the sentiment on the lower right hand corner of the Balmy Blue DSP and then layered it on the piece of Pacific Point cardstock and then both to the long side of the 3″ x 6″ piece of Basic White. To attach this piece to the card base, I added adhesive at the bottom of the backside of this layer, closed the card base and attached it to the card front, lining it up right at the edge. To make sure you can fold the card closed to slip into an envelope, I added adhesive to the backside of the top of this layer and attached to the back of the folded card. Did I lose you on this? If so, just go back and watch the video here.
Next I stamped my sunflower in Daffodil Delight ink and colored with the Daffodil Delight and Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends, our alcohol ink markers. I then die cut it with the Mini Cut & Emboss machine. I also die cut the outline in the Night of Navy foil from the Blue Foils Pack that is part of the Waves of the Ocean Collection. I die cut two of the leaves in more of the Brights DSP in Granny Apple Green. I like using pattern paper for die cuts; I think it gives the project a fun twist. I added the outline to the sunflower with some Liquid Glue and the leaves on the back with some Mini Glue Dots. I also added some of the Waves Basic Jewel Rhinestones (which sadly are no longer available) to the center of the flower and then added it to the card front with dimensionals. I also added some more rhinestones to the card front – you can never have enough bling!! lol
For the envelope, I added some of the Brights DSP in Daffodil Delight. This really is my favorite way of decorating an envelope!
Isn’t that a fun project? And it’s in my favorite color combination too!! Now that you’ve seen the Mini Cut & Emboss Machine, don’t you want to add it to your collection? It’s small and compact and still cuts like it’s big brother! Plus we even have embossing folders that will fit in it. Be sure to check out all the products here on my online store.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. Please be sure to check out Sara’s live tomorrow too. Have a great rest of your week!