We will be hopping each month with a different theme. This first month we are showcasing items from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.
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A few years ago I created a fancy fold card for Easter.
I loved that card but lost the blog post on my old website when it crashed. Every time I went on to my Pinterest boards and was looking through cards I had made for Easter inspiration, I kept seeing it but I never got around to recreating it.
Well, when I was cleaning out some boxes after the flooding I came across the actual card!
So - I decided to make it for this hop and the perfect stamp set jumped out at me from the Occasions catalog - 'You're Inspiring' on page 31 and I used the Stampin' Blends to colour the daffodils (they're also on pages 30/31).
You can't quite see from the photographs but I used Shimmery White cardstock and so there's a very subtle glimmer which I think really does make this card look special.
The Sentiment on the right side of the card is from Ribbon of Courage - although not in the Occasions catalog, I did feel it suited the card well. I masked off the swirls to give it a little less frilly look. Then added a little Linen Thread tied around the front panel (my go-to embellishment at the moment when I am stuck for a little extra something) and also a bow on the inner panel.
A little tip to make your coloured image pop a little....go around the outside of it with a soft pencil then smudge it a little with a Blender Pen.
The Card Base (I used Whisper White) is 12" x 5 1/2", score at 2", 4", 8" and 10" along the 12" side.
Turn the card stock around 90 degrees and line up with 1 1/2" on your paper trimmer and cut from the first score line to the bottom score line. Then flip your card base over, line up the other side at 1 1/2" and cut from the top score line to the bottom score line again.
For this card the layers used are:
Daffodil Delight: Two of 1 7/8" x 5 3/8", Four of 1 7/8" x 1 3/8", Two of 1 3/8" x 3 7/8", two of 2 3/8" x 1 7/8" and one of 3 7/8" x 2 3/8". one of 3" x 4", one of 3 1/4" x 1 3/4"
Colour Theory Designer Paper: Two of 1 3/4" x 5 1/4", Four of 1 3/4" x 1 1/4", Two of 1 3/4" x 3 3/4", two of 2 1/4" x 1 3/4"
Shimmery White: one of each 3" x 4", 2 7/8" x 3 7/8", one of 3 1/8" x 1 5/8" and a small scrap for the Happy Easter sentiment.
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