Thanks for joining me today for the Pals Fun Folds Blog Hop. Please make sure you check out all the awesome cards on today’s blog hop.
Sometimes I get carried away. I find a card design that I like and I make a whole bunch, especially if it involves designer series paper that I want to use. In this case, I needed to make a swap card for a NC Demos swap. Normally when you make a swap, you make all of them exactly the same but every once in awhile that isn’t possible. In this case, I didn’t have quite enough cardstock and DSP in the exact same colors and pattern that matched to make 12 cards. While they are not exactly the same in colors and patterns, they all use the same DSP and layout. I hope that counts!
To make this slimline diagonal cut card, I started with an 8 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ cardbase. I scored it at 3 1/2″ and 7″. (You can also score at 3 1/2″, flip the cardstock 180 and score at 3 1/2″ again.) I then made a diagonal cut from the top corner to the bottom of the first score line and repeated on the other end. This is one of the scariest things for me to do so I was constantly doubling checking that I had it positioned correctly not only for the start and end of the cut but also the direction of the cut so it would meet in the middle. Keep in mind, this is basically a gate fold card but on the diagonal.
Next I cut the Heart & Home DSP into 3 1/4″ x 8 1/4″ pieces and cut on the diagonal. I doublechecked that I was cutting the right direction to match the diagonal on the card base! I adhered these pieces to the base with Stampin’ Seal.
Time for some stamping! I stamped the bouquet from the Blessings of Home stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Basic White cardstock and cut it out with the die from the Flowers of Home dies. I colored it with Stampin’ Write Markers – Soft Succulent, Pale Papaya and Fresh Freesia.
I then stamped the sentiment, also from Blessings of Home stamp set, in Fresh Freesia on Basic White cardstock. I trimmed the sentiment and adhered it to the image piece with dimensionals.
I used a 1/2″ x 8″ strip of cardstock (same color as card base when possible). I wrapped it around the card base and adhered it to itself with Stampin’ Seal to form a belly band. I then adhered the image and sentiment piece to the band with Stampin’ Seal.
I hope you enjoyed this project. I was pleased that it was not as hard as I thought it would be. I would love to know what you think in the comments. Don’t miss out on the rest of this Fun Fold Blog Hop.
A Lineup for the Pals Blog Hop
- Beth McCullough @ Stamping Mom
- Debbie Mageed @ Secrets To Stamping
- Jackie Beers @ Blue Line Stamping
- Melissa Seplowitz – The Stamping Ninja
- Su Mohr-Aromas And Art
- Rae Burnet @ Wild West Paper Arts
- Sue Jackson @ Just Peachy Stamping
- Amanda Howard @ Papercrafting With Amanda