Grassy Grove Birthday
Welcome back to Stamping with Buffy! Today, I have a gorgeous “fun fold” birthday card using the Grassy Grove Stamp Set and Grove Dies. This card was inspired by Gillian Rouge (Gillian Stamps). Here’s the front.
Pretty straight forward, right? I used Crumb Cake and Lost Lagoon Stampin’ Write Markers to color the ground at the bottom as well as the two sets of trees. I die-cut the trees and adhered them to the card. And the sentiment from the Go To Greetings Stamp Set is stamped in Versamark and embossed with Copper Embossing Powder on Crumb Cake Cardstock. I die-cut with the retired Beautiful Shapes Dies, looped some Baker’s Twine behind it, and added it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
And now, here’s the fun inside.
Interestingly, this part was the easiest! I started with a 4-1/4″ x 11″ piece of Pretty Peacock Cardstock and scored it at 5-1/2″ for the card base. Then I cut a 4″ x 11″ piece of Basic White and scored at 5-1/2″, and then 2-3/4″ from each end. The two outer folds are valley folds and the center fold is a mountain fold. After I scored, I cut about 1/16″ – 1/8″ off each short end. It’s easier to score the entire 11″ piece and then cut a bit off than to try to figure out where to score a 10-3/4″ panel. If you love math, you are welcome to figure it out. I chose the easy route.
I used the Grove Dies to die-cut the center of the Basic white piece as well as the two deer from Pecan Pie Cardstock. A friend of mine gave me a stack of Post-It Notes that she needed to “re-home.” They were all different sizes, which has come in handy so many times. One pack was just long enough to line up on the two 2-3/4″ score lines to protect the end pieces while I brushed Crumb Cake and Lost Lagoon Ink over the die-cut area with Small Blending Brushes.
For a little extra depth, I stamped greenery around the edges as well. The backdrop for the die-cut area is a 4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of the recently retired Enjoy the Journey Designer Series Paper (DSP). I was late to the game when I ordered this paper so I still have a bit left over. It’s just too pretty not to use.
Score the DSP at 2-3/4″, then center it over the center of the Pretty Peacock card base, lining up the score lines. Stamp the sentiment on the left panel of the Basic White insert. Add the two deer, carefully adding glue to the two trees behind the doe and the feet of the fawn, being sure the glue is totally dry before adding the insert to the card base. Adhere the insert over the DSP, matching score lines. *Tip: I used liquid glue to add the DSP, insert, and deer. This gave me a little “wiggle room” in case I needed to realign anything. Also, be sure the deer – especially the fawn – are far enough away from the center score so they don’t peek out when the card is closed.
This card is for my Wesley who turns 31 next week. I cannot believe my “baby’ will be over 30.
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Wes will love this card. The pop up feature is so cute!
Thanks, Susan! I cannot believe my “baby” will be 31.