20 Feb 2014

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You asked, and here it is! Have fun!


So Saffron cut to 8 ½” x 5 ½” for base card; Sentiment piece: 2 7/8” x 1 3/8”;     Banner: 2 ½” x 1 1/8”
Basic Black Mat for front of card 5 ¼” x 4; Sentiment mat 3”x 1 ¼”; Banner 3” x 1”
Whisper White Inside mat 5 ¼” x 8 ½”
Designer Series Paper Choose two coordinating patterns. These ones are taken from the Sweet Sorbet package. The dark DSP is “A”, the lighter DSP is “B”.
A – Cut four pieces 1 3/8” x 1; cut two pieces 2 5/8” x 3/8
B – Cut one piece 5” x 3 ¾” for the front of the card. Cut two pieces 5” x 2 ¼”; cut two pieces 2 5/8” 1 7/8” (further cutting directions will be given later.)
Embossing Folders:
Needlepoint Border; Stylish Stripes.
Stamp Sets:
Perfect Pennants; Perfectly Penned; Starburst Sayings; Chalk Talk.
Ink: Black Stazon
Miscellaneous: Six Black Candy Dots; Dimensionals; Two sided-tape, Snail, Framelits – Chalk Talk and Starburst.

1. Attach 5 x 3 ¾” DSP to 5 ¼ x 4”Basic Black mat for front of card.
      2. Stamp ‘Celebrate Today’ on sentiment piece of So Saffron using Black Stazon. Glue to Basic Black sentiment mat. Set aside.
3.Emboss So Saffron and Basic Black Banners. Glue to DSP front approximately 1 ½” from top, as shown in photo.
      4.Attach sentiment with dimensionals over the top of the banners.
5.Add black candy dots on sentiment cardstock and at the bottom of the card. 
6. Attach card front to the cardstock base. The front of your card is complete.

7. Taking the 5 ¼ x 8 ½” piece of Whisper White and using the Stampin’ Trimmer (guillotine cutters will not work) cut a line 1 ¼” from the edge of each long side from 1 ½” to 6 ¾” as shown in diagram below:

8.  Once you’ve made the cuts, carefully score the Whisper White as shown in the diagram below:

9.   Fold on all score lines in the directions shown in the card:


         10. Cut the DSP pieces and attach to the Whisper White, centering each piece.  Special instructions for the side pieces that are cut out:
   11. Using the two 5 x 2 ¼” pieces of DSP and the Stampin’ Trimmer, cut as shown in the diagram below: (please ignore the squizzled out lines). Attach to the Whisper White.
    12. Once you have attached all the DSP, place two-sided tape on the back of each end of the Whisper White:

1 13.A ttach the Whisper White to the inside of the So Saffron card base, ¼” in from all edges:

1 14. Now you can decorate the inside of the card. I used the Black Stazon and the Chalk Talk ‘Happy Big Day’, the Perfect Pennants ‘Make a Wish’, and the Starburst Sayings ‘Celebrate’. I cut them out with the Chalk Talk Framelits and the Starburst Framelits.

Note: Sometimes the card doesn’t fold completely, it usually catches on the two long black DSP folds:

Use your bone folder to enhance the scores, or simply put your thumb on the edge of the ‘Make a Wish’ outside edge and it will close easily.

I hope you enjoyed making this card!
I would love to see a photo of the ones you make!
Carol Matthews

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