Stampin Up Products As promised yesterday I would show the green package for making the Tri Fold/Shutter card.
This paper from the Stampin Up English Garden Designer Series Paper is my most favorite, I really like the flowers mixed with the polka dots. The paper looks like their colors: Old Olive, Garden Green and Pink Pirouette and Blushing Bride. ( I really want a job creating fun names for colors)
any hoo… quick reminder Stampin Up is no longer carrying 12 x 12 cardstock in any colors except for black and white. In their catalog this year, they are offering cardstock suggestions to go with their designer series paper. That cardstock is 8 1/2 x 11. In order to make these cards, it will require you to use 2 pieces of card stock. The first piece is cut at 5 1/2 x 10 and the second is cut at 5 1/2 x 3 15/16 On the larger piece of cardstock you need to score at 2″, 4″ and 8″ and on the smaller piece you’ll score at 2″ After cutting and scoring the second piece you’ll need to add sticky strip about 7 pcs lay the sticky strip horizontally (it’s going through your paper trimmer), after removing the sticky strip covers, take the larger piece of cardstock where you scored at 8″ and lay it as close to the 2″ score on the small piece of card stock ( BE CAREFUL-sticky strip is not forgiving). After everything is attached lay the your cardstock edge (vertical) in your paper trimmer at the 1 1/2 line and cut from the 2″scoreline to the 10″ score line- Easy Peasy- right?
You might want to take your bone folder and start folding,bending and flattening all of that good stuff. Now let’s decorate
as shown..I use Stampin Up’s English Garden Designer Series Paper, Old Olive cardstock and Pink Pirouette cardstock. All of Stampin Up’s Designer series paper is double sided and sometimes it’s hard to decide what side to use- For any Bee fan’s on the other side of the rose paper is bee’s- all bee’s bzzzzzzzzz. I used the Pansy stamp from Stampin Up’s new Birthday Blossoms, So I could use the pansy punch again (smile) I stamped the pansy in Melon Mambo. I took out my Big Shot and Magnetic Platform and used the Flower Fair Framelits (with the magnetic platform nothing moves and you get a perfect cut) I used the stem with leaves attached and to me what looked like a rose (it’s two pieces-lay the little piece in the middle of the large flower and run through the Big Shot). I distressed both pieces using Melon Mambo on the outside and inside of the large flower and on the small insert, I distressed only the outside-it looked like roses I’ve seen in neighborhood gardens. I took the flowers and added dimensionals and attached to the top of the stem on the middle insert I added only one dimensional and pointed it upwards. I used a sentiment stamp from Stampin Up new stamp set Sweet Stack XOXOXO hugs and kisses.
I always leave the middle of my cards blank, so you can write what you want to say (add a small piece of whisper white cardstock and write) or just decorate. This card and yesterday’s cards are pretty simple- you can decorate and get crazy as much as you want.
Here’s a sample of a 12 x 12 simple card using the English Garden Paper from Stampin Up!