Spring is in the air...

Hello everyone!  Thank you for stopping by seejanestamp.com!  A very heartfelt thank you to the wonderful Mary Fish for letting me guest at her blog today!

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I am sharing a bit of an unusual card for me today.  By that I mean it has more than one fold!  Many years ago at my stamp club meeting, we were attempting to make gift card holders from a now retired SU! die.  This necessitated numerous folds which blew my mind!  Since then, the joke has been no more than one fold!

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But a few weeks ago, my friend Katie and I were looking at a box of cards that were pop up cards.  She said we could make them.  I looked at her and she knew what that meant!  Maybe you but not me! Anyway, she gave it a test drive which you can see HERE complete with video.  She made it look so easy and possible that I decided I could do it too!!

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I thought a spring card is just what is needed to entice some nice weather to our area.  We have had 70 degree weather the last couple of days but on Wednesday there was snow!  I started off by die cutting spring and sprung from the perfect print alphabet bigz die.  Then I used the flower fair framelits and flower patch stamps to make some flowers.  I used colors that coordinated in both the flowers and letters. 

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After all the stamping and cutting it was just a matter of gluing the letters and flowers in the folds.  I opted to use tombow mono for this and they are holding tight.  I decided to finish off the inside with a few extra flowers and a sentiment that I modified from its original state.  I thought “Happy Blooming” was perfect for the card!

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For the outside of the card I ran the CS thru the spring flowers embossing folder and added the die cut letters.  I couldn’t resist a bit of sparkle of them!   I added the word has using the skinny mini alpha and then put it all together.  A fun and easy pop up card.  Imagine the possibilities for this – cupcakes, band aids, butterflies etc. would all be fun to see pop up on the inside.

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This is how you can make your own:

  1. Trim 8.5” by 11” cardstock to 5.5” by 11”.  Trim off 5/8th” off one of the short sides. 
  2. Using score board, score at 4.25”, 5.25” and 6.25”. 
  3. Flip over and score at 4.75” and 5.75”.  Use score tool to fold on score lines making the cardstock fold back and forth. 
  4. Decorate the front of the card as you like. 
  5. Add die cuts, or image to the inside on the front side of the folds. 

It really is that simple!  Am I over my dislike of more than one fold cards?  Probably not! *wink*

I hope you enjoyed my project today!  I really appreciate your stopping by!  Thank you again to Mary!

Supplies:  CS/Inks:  SU! whisper white, lost lagoon, soft sky, coastal cabana, pool party, daffodil delight, crushed curry, perfect plum, blackberry bliss, crisp cantaloupe, calypso coral, pink pirouette, blushing bride and memento black.  Dies/EF:  SU! flower fair framelits, perfect print alpha bigz and spring flowers ef.  Stamps:  SU! flower patch and skinny mini alpha.  Rhinestones.

It's a lotus blossom spring...

Can you believe spring is supposed to be here?  We certainly aren’t having much spring weather yet but at least it isn’t snow!  So in honor of spring, I decided to make something with flowers!

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My color inspiration came from the All Abloom paper stack.  The pattern I chose reminds me of the 1950’s for some reason.  And it gave me a chance to use strawberry slush – a color I am not overly crazy about and seldom, if ever, use.  I used the SU! lotus blossom stamp set because I thought it married well with the paper.  Plus, I love the look you get from second and third generation stamping.

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I am taking advantage of the SugarPea SugarSketch challenge to help put this card together.  I added a few pearls and a sentiment to finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I am off Saturday but will be back on Sunday!  Shocker – yes?  I am guesting over on Mary Fish’s Stampin’ Pretty blog and am super excited about that!  So be sure to stop in!

Supplies:  CS:  SU! mossy meadow, strawberry slush, naturals ivory, and all abloom dsp.  Stamps:  SU! lotus blossom.  Inks:  SU! mossy meadow and strawberry slush.  Other:  PTI argyle impression plate.  Pearls.