Wrapped in Plaid Pop-Up Card
Welcome back, Stamping Friends! First, I want to thank everyone who purchased the Daisy Lane Stamp Set/Bundle from me in June and July. Thanks to you, I received the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set from the Stampin’ Up!® 2019 Holiday Catalog free! Of course, since I was getting the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set, I had to order the other half of the Perfectly Plaid Bundle, the Pine Tree Punch. I used these, plus the Wrapped In Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper for this card.
Of course, once I got started, I used a lot more than simply the Wrapped in Plaid Suite for this card, because I’m a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator. But we’ll work from the bottom up…
First, the card base is Garden Green Cardstock. It’s a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of card stock scored and folded at 4-1/4″. Then I added a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of the beautiful Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper to the front. Before adhering, I pulled up the two corners to create the two triangles. I think this is called a collar fold, because it looks like the collar on a button down shirt. And I just realized why Mike loved this card. Usually he chooses anything blue or with water, but he saw this card and loved it. I thought, “Really?” because it wasn’t my favorite of the group I showed him. But I’m betting it was the collar fold. He loves button downs. So there’s one mystery solved.
Next, I stamped the evergreen tree from the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set in Garden Green Classic Ink, then punched with the Pine Tree Punch, then layered it to the card.
Next, I used my favorite Feels Like Frost Suite. I stamped the group of snowflakes from the Frosted Foliage Stamp Set using Delicata Golden Glitz Metallic Ink. Seriously, you have to try this ink. You don’t have to wait days until it dries, and you don’t have to emboss it (although you can). It dries perfectly and doesn’t smear and adds such a lovely shimmer to your projects. This one is a keeper for me! I bought the gold, silver, and copper inks and will never give them up.
I die cut snowflakes from Gold Foil Sheets using the Frosted Frames Dies, then stamped the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings using Jet Black Stazon Ink on a Gold Foil Sheet Scrap.
And now…for the inside –
Yes, it’s a pop-up card! This was Amelia’s pick for today’s blog, and it was because she liked the pop-up feature. (And, of course, she wants the card after I blog it. She always wants the cards, but she never sends them. She’s a true stamper. We both are working on the “sending” part.)
To create the pop-up, cut a piece of Whisper White Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 8-1/4″, then score at 4-1/8″. Place a light mark along the top of the 8-1/4″ side 2-1/4″ from each end (so 2-1/4″ and 6″ from the left). Then place a light mark along the score line 3″ below the top. Use a straight edge and bone folder or a paper trimmer with a scoring blade to score a “V” from each top 2-1/4″ mark to the 3″ mark. So that I wouldn’t have any smudge marks from erasures, I turned my paper over and scored again (both the center and “V” scores) and used this side as the front.
Fold the Whisper White Cardstock so the center of the “V” is a mountain and the two diagonals are valleys. Stamp the evergreen tree once more in Garden Green Ink on a scrap of Whisper White and punch with the Pine Tree Punch. Adhere the tree to the right side of the “V” fold, adding adhesive on the right side of the tree only. Die-cut a few more snowflakes from Gold Foil Sheets and add around the tree. Make sure any elements above the top of the fold are positioned so they do not “hang over” the edge or top of the card when it’s closed.
Next, we’re moving to the Snow Front Stamp Set. Stamp the large evergreen from the Snow Front Stamp Set several times in Garden Green Ink (without reinking). Stamp the cabin in Crumb Cake Classic Ink, then the swoosh (which I think is a path in this case) in Smoky Slate. Stamp the small and medium evergreens three times each in Garden Green Ink (without reinking) as shown on the bottom right. Stamp the sentiment from the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set in Garden Green Classic Ink.
We have to add one more of my favorite products – also from the Feels Like Frost Suite – Shimmery Crystal Effects. This product gives me all the feels. I loved Crystal Effects and still have several bottles I continue to use, albeit sparingly, because I hoard things I love, especially if they are retired. I know it’s the same basic product as the Fine Tip Glue Pen, but Crystal Effects just makes me happy. Maybe because it was a product from my early stamping years. Or maybe it’s the “crystal” part. Whatever…add a little “shimmer” to it and I’m hooked. So I added some of this to the swoosh path to show that it was icy, as well as to the snow around the bottom of the cabin. And if you look really closely, you’ll see that I added some Snowfall Accents Puff Paint from the Let it Snow Suite to the top of the cabin. This is another product that makes me happy, because it’s a “blast from the past.” I can’t remember the name of the “puff paint” we had that retired, but I LOVED it. I puffed up everything – popcorn, cappucino foam, snow, and more.
So there you go. I used a lot of products from the upcoming Holiday Catalog. You can order from the Holiday Catalog beginning September 4, which, if I may say, is an awesome day. It’s my birthday, as well as several members of my family I adore(d). My uncle, who miraculously lived through D-Day, shared this day with me (or I shared it with him…), and although he has passed away, I always remember him on the 4th. (Love you forever, Uncle Jennings Marston!!)
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Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!