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Thursday, May 27, 2021

Creative Card-iology May "New Annual Catalog Product"s Blog Hop


Our theme this month is to make a card/project
 with products from the new 2021-2022 Annual catalog
I chose to make this "BAY WINDOW" Fun Fold Card
using the following products from the Simply Elegant Suite. 
Elegantly Said Stamp Set
Elegant Tag Punch
 Simply Elegant Specialty Designer Series Paper
and Simply Elegant Trim

Basic Black Cardstock - 121045
Very Vanilla Cardstock  - 101650
Simply Elegant Specialty Designer Series Paper - 155761
Elegant Tag Punch - 155762
Simply Elegant Trim - 155766
Clear Block D - 118485
Stampin' Seal - 152813
Paper Snips - 103579
Take Your Pick Tool - 144107
Bone Folder - 102300
Paper Trimmer –152392 
Simply Shammy –147042 
Silicone Craft Sheet –127853
Tear & Tape Adhesive - 154031
Heat Tool - 129053
Copper Embossing Powder
VersaMark Pad - 102283
Opal Rounds - 154289
In this tutorial the name Seal is referring to the use of the new Stampin' Seal  
  • Cut a piece of Basic Black 11" x 4¼". 
  • Score at ⅜", 1⅞", 3⅝", 5⅛", 5½".
  • Cut Designer Series Paper (DSP) 4⅛" High (Pattern Up) x 4" Wide.
  • Put the DSP in your Paper Trimmer with the pattern up and cut at 1⅜".
  • With the piece that is left, cut at 1⅝".
  • The remaining piece should be 1⅜".
  • Cut a complementing DSP piece at 4⅛" High x 1⅝" Wide.
  • Cut two complementing DSP pieces at 4⅛" High x ¼" Wide.
  • Cut a piece of Very Vanilla 4⅛" x 3¼".
  • Cut a piece of Very Vanilla 4⅛" x 2".
  • Fold the card in half at the 5½" score line making a mountain fold.
    (A mountain fold is when the fold points up, a valley fold is when the fold points down).
  • We are going to fold all the folds, starting from the center fold out.
  • With all the score lines showing on top and the fold at the top, make a valley fold.
  • The next two folds will be mountain folds.
  • The last fold will be a valley fold and now it should look like this.
  • Close the card so all the folds are on the top, then open the card to the left.
  • Put Tear & Tape on the inside of the ¼" fold near the center.
  • Close the card to adhere, then open the card again.
  • Adhere the Very Vanilla Greeting piece and the 1⅝"coordinating DSP piece.
  • Close the card with all the fold lines on top.
  • We are now going to add all the rest of the DSP's pieces.
  • Starting from the left, adhere one of the ¼" wide piece.
  • Next adhere the 3 panels of the Bay Window.  Make sure the cut lines are in order and your pattern is correct.
  • Now add the other ¼" wide piece.  
  • Fussy cut a flower from the DSP, add dimensionals to the back and adhere on the inside DSP piece.
    ¼" strip on the right front of the card will tuck under the flower, like an easel card.  This will form the bay window.
  • Punch the Very Vanilla 4⅛" x 2" with the Elegant Tag Punch
  • Stamp your greeting with VersaMark, add Copper Embossing powder and heat with the heat tool. Tie a bow with the Simply Elegant Silver Trim.
  • Cut ⅛" off of both sides. 
  • Add a Mini Glue Dot to the back of the bow and adhere it to the top of the greeting.
  • Add dimensionals to the back of the greeting and adhere it to the center panel of the bay window.
  • Add Opal Rounds to the greeting to complete the card.
  • Here is the front of the card before you open.
  • When you open the card you can see the Bay Window, just slide the open end under the flower.
    Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!
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