Hey everyone! Happy Thursday! I hope your week is going well. It’s a hot one here, so it’s just best to stay inside and play with stamps, ink and paper!!! Were you able to catch my Facebook Live this morning? If not, you can watch the replay over on my YouTube Channel. While you’re there, I would love it if you would like and share my video, and if you’re not a subscriber yet, please hit that subscribe button! Since the Designer Series Paper Sale is going on, I thought it was the perfect opportunity (not that we need an excuse mind you!) to play with some of the gorgeous Hand-Penned DSP! And what better way to show it off then with a quick and easy fun fold?
Here are the measurements for my card:
- Card base in Mint Macaron cardstock cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ and 1″ trimmed off the front of the card
- Hand-Penned DSP cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and 1″ trimmed off one side
- Basic White cardstock cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″
I actually found this pattern on Pinterest, always my first go-to when I need inspiration, and found this fun fold created by fellow demonstrator Karen Titus. Since I’m all about quick and easy, this one jumped out at me! Once I decided on my supplies, I created my card base. To make the swing arm, you simply cut 1″ off the front of the card base. I then trimmed off another inch on the arm and then scored it at one inch. Pretty easy to remember! One and one and one!! 🙂 Next I trimmed off 1″ on my DSP and attached the now 3″ x 5 1/4″ inch piece of DSP to the card front. I took the 1″ piece of DSP and turned it over and attached it on the right hand side of my Basic White layer for the inside of the card. I then stamped the sentiment in Garden Green and set the layer aside. I then adhesive to both sides of the 1″ scored portion of the swing arm strip and attached it to the back of the Basic White layer and then to the inside of the card base.
Next I die cut the larger label from the Stitched So Sweetly die set in Pale Papaya and the next one down in Basic White. I stamped my sentiment from the Sunny Sentiment set in Garden Green ink and then attached that label to the Pale Papaya label. I added some adhesive to the top of the swing arm and added my label. I then punched out the Daffodil Delight flower and Garden Green leaves using the Flowers & Leaves punch. I used my Take Your Pick Tool to create some depth in my flower and pushed each of the flower centers down into my Stampin’ Pierce Mat. I then assembled the flower pieces with Mini Glue Dots. To attach the flower to the label and not the card front, I added a dimensional to the corner of the labels and added the flower to it. I then sprinkled on some of the Genial Gems and the card was finished.
And don’t forget to decorate your envelope! I used some more of that beautiful floral to decorate the envelope flap and in the video I used the polka dot side. This is by far my favorite way to decorate envelopes!!
Didn’t I tell you this was quick and easy? I don’t know about you, but quick and easy is my favorite kind of card! Now don’t forget, the DSP sale is going on right now. If you would like to order any of this beautiful paper, I would love it if you shopped using my online store here. When you place a $40.00 order or more using Host Code 7FJGQHY9, I’ll send you a surprize package in the mail. Everyone loves Happy Mail!!!
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you have a fantastic Thursday!