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Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms Anniversary Card Fun Fold

December seems to be a month of anniversaries – our #2 daughter was married on the 27th several years ago, so my mind turned to making one. On my desk for some time has been the Forever Blossoms floral bunch, ready for me to color and I began working on it. I had stamped the bunch in Tuxedo Black Memento ink, so knew I could color with the Stampin Blends. Let’s take a look…

Forever Blossoms Fun Fold – #1

It’s the wrong time of year for cherry blossoms, but aren’t they pretty? On that gray background they really stand out. I used Calypso Coral Stampin Blends for the flowers and Old Olive Stampin Blends for the leaves. This was stamped on Thick Whisper White and it tends to dry the ink faster than the regular Whisper White, so I did just a portion of the flower at a time and used a lighter touch at the same time.Once colored, die cut with the Cherry Blossoms Dies. I tied a double Linen Thread bow, adhered it to the bottoms of the floral bunch with a glue dot, put dimensionals on the back of the floral bunch and set it aside to prepare the papers.

  • Thick Whisper White card base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4 & 6 1/2. Note this second score line is folded back, creating a z-fold.
  • Calypso Coral 1 7/8 x 5 3/8 (front panel), 2 1/8 x 5 3/8 (inside panel), and 4 1/8 x 5 3/8. Adhere with liquid glue to the appropriate panel
  • Peony Garden DSP for the front panel 1 3/4 x 5 1/4 + 2 1/4 x is 6 for the envelope flap. Adhere with liquid glue to the front panel.
  • Whisper White 1 3/4 x 5 1/4 (inside panel), 4 x 5 1/4 for the far right panel + enough for the cherry blossom bunch, the single flower, the cherry bud and the sentiment (about 2 1/2 x 6 should do all that).
    Adhere the small panel to the appropriate place.
  • On the larger Whisper White panel, stamp the leaves at the top right and bottom right in Old Olive ink. These will be embellished later with the die cut bud and die cut flower
  • Stamp the single flower from the Forever Blossoms stamp set using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and color with Stampin Blends – Calypso Coral. Put a dimensional on the back and adhere to the lower leaves.
  • Stamp the flower bud from the Forever Blossoms stamp set in Old Olive ink and color carefully with Stampin Blends – Calypso Coral. Die cut this and adhere to the upper leaves with liquid glue.
  • Stamp the sentiment from Forever Blossoms stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink between the two flowers.
  • Back to the front panel… Stamp the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento ink & die cut. This sentiment/ die cut comes from the new stamp set Many Messages & Messages Dies (available to customer Jan 5, 2021), but you could easily use something else.

Add the cherry blossom bunch on dimensionals to that small front panel, then the die cut sentiment and the card itself is complete!

For the envelope, adhere the 2 1/4 x 6 Peony Garden DSP to the flap with liquid glue and trim to fit. On the envelope front, stamp just a portion of the cherry blossom with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I chose not to color this as the simplicity of the flower ‘speaks’ for itself – in other words, is enough.

Forever Blossoms Fun Fold – #4

What do you think? Do you like this? Products to make this card may be found below.

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Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms and Parisian Blossoms SDSP

Hi Everyone – it’s Wednesday – hump day as many folks call it. Guess that means mid week 😉 Today’s card is a rather fun fold – maybe accordion (?) and uses a bit more than the usual Specialty DSP. I like it, but it needed LOTS of card cuts cuz I did multiple layering (which I really like). This has two additional layers to each panel…

Forever Blossoms stamp set & Parisian Blossoms SDSP #1

And here’s how it happens…

  • Basic Gray cs 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4. Cut diagonally from the score line to 2″ up from the bottom of the left side of the card stock.
  • Petal Pink cs 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, 2 x 5 1/4, 2 x 3 1/2, 2 x 5 3/8
  • Parisian Blossoms DSP 4 x 5 1/4,1 7/8 x 5 1/8, 1 7/8 x 1 3/8, 1 7/8 x 5 1/4
  • Whisper White scraps approx 1/2 x 4 1/4 fro front sentiment, 4 x 5 1/4 sentiment panel on inside and stamped flowers die cut.  Take a peek  how the panels adhere…

Forever Blossoms #2 – open front

Forever Blossoms #3 – open back

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • The tricky part is the angle for the supplementary panels… but I hope to make this real easy for you 😏… I used the card stock base and the angle already cut as my guideline. For instance, in picture #3 that panel is Petal Pink 2 x 5 1/4. Lay the Petal Pink under the Basic Gray (Basic Gray is on top) and softly pencil the angle onto the Petal Pink. Trim on that pencil line. If it needs more length removed, cut it off the straight bottom.This keeps the angle correct and simply adjusts the length of the new panel. Now do the same for the Parisian SDSP: lay it under the Basic Gray, draw a thin pencil line for the angle (making certain the SDSP is going in the appropriate direction) and trim along the pencil line. Adjust the length to fit 1/8″ smaller than the Petal Pink. Adhere the Petal Pink o the “back” as shown in picture #3, then the SDSP.
  • Now go back to picture #2 and do the same steps for cutting the angle for the front panels – do the Petal Pink first, then the SDSP.
  • Adhere SDSP to the appropriate Petal Pink panel, then adhere to the Basic Gray card base.
  • TIP: Adhering each panel as you go saves you from making mistakes in cutting and adhering.

Now you are ready for the largest panel…

  • Adhere the 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 Petal Pink to the Basic Gray cs, then adhere the SDSP 4 x 5 1/4 to the Petal Pink
  • Stamp the large flower from Forever Blossoms stamp set in Black Memento ink. Color using the Dark Petal Pink Blends. Die cut this with the Cherry Blossoms Dies and adhere using liquid glue.
  • Using the Stitched Rectangles Dies, cut a piece from Whisper White and adhere using liquid glue
  • Stamp your sentiment from the Forever Blossoms stamp set on the 1/2 x 4 1/4 strip, using Black Memento ink. Cut to size
  • Cut a strip of Petal Pink for the scallop under the sentiment, from Be Mine Stitched Framelits. Adhere to the sentiment strip with liquid glue and attach to the far left front panel using liquid glue.

For the envelope..

  • Adhere a 2 1/4 x 6 strip of the SDSP to the envelope flap using liquid glue; trim to fit
  • Stamp the single flower from Forever Blossoms stamp set in Back Memento ink and color using Dark Petal Pink Blends

Done, done, done. Now you have completed an accordion card with multiple layers and it wasn’t so hard. Do you love it? My hubby did and that made me very happy.

What’s retiring from the items used today… only the Parisian Specialty DSP – and folks, it is beautiful and right now a real bargain.. Love love love this paper and I am so glad this stamp set is carrying over into the new 2020-2021 catalogue. If youy would like to shop with me (I like that idea by the way!), please use my CURRENT HOST CODE J2E4VDGM for purchases between $50 – $150 to receive a free item of your choice from me – up to a $10 value. If your purchase is over $150, you will receive not only your free item of choice from me, but Stampin’ Up will offer you something as well. Shop now looking at not only the CLEARANCE RACK but also the RETIRING LIST…

 

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