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Swing Fold Card with Poppies

So I waited a few weeks to post this card project on my blog.  My Video has been out for a few weeks now on My YouTube channel.  I would completely appreciate your following so be sure to subscribe. 

It seemed like all my current projects have been with the Peaceful Poppies Suite so I have been trying to go to some other great things in my stash.  Well, let me tell you... I keep reaching for them!  Must mean I really like the suite, and well, I do.  Everything coordinates just so, you can make some quick and easy projects or really doc them up into intricate pieces of art. 

For this project I show you how to make a SWING FOLD CARD.  

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Don't forget an inside!

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Here are all the dimensions and what I used as far as paper

Paper Pieces:

  • Basic Black card base is 4-1/4 x 11 and scored 2-3/4 and 5-1/2
  • 2 Pieces of Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper cut 4 x 2-1/2
  • Inside Whisper white is 5-1/4 x 4
  • Scrap Whisper White for the Oval
  • Scrap Poppy Parade, Basic Black and Mossy Meadow for the Poppy Flower and Leaves

Here is my SAVI Sunday video showing you how to cut for the Oval Swing Opening:

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Elegant Birthday Card

Have you guys been keeping busy?  I always think the first quarter of the year is going to provide some down time, but I don't know where is it all going.  Including Sale-a-Bration... we are in the last couple of weeks already.  Crazy!

I did not want you to miss out on some really pretty paper and a great stamp set.  I used both, along with some coordinating dies to create these cards. 

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My colors are Purple Posy and Soft Sea Foam.  Two of my favorites.  I know you cannot order the Purple Posy ink pad but you can order Purple Posy Blends to color images, ribbons, accessories.  It is a great option to still be able to use the color.  Love using my Blends for this purpose, in any color!

My card bases are standard 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 then scored at 4-1/4"

The So Very Vellum paper is a Free Sales-a-Bration earn with a $50.00 product purchase.  I cut my pieces to 4" x 5-1/2" so this way you can get six pieces per sheet.  The So Very Vellum comes in a 12x12 pack of 3 colors (blue not shown) and you receive two sheets of each color. 

Another Free Sale-a-Bration earn with a $50.00 product purchase, is the Happy Birthday To You stamp set.  Did you notice, I only have the Flowers on my card and not the cake like the stamp has!!!  That's because there is a coordinating product called Birthday Dies and one of the dies just cuts the flowers!  This is a huge bonus for me to get altered looks from the stamp set.  I used Smokey Slate ink for a softer look. 

Here are the dies...

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LOOK!  The sprig and leaf dies cut 2 at a time!!!  So I cut some glimmer sprigs and some vellum leaves.

I'd be remiss if I did not mention the stitched rectangle... this is from one of my NEW FAVORITE Die sets called Stitched So Sweetly found in the 2020 Mini Catalog.  It is available in a BUNDLE Call So Sentimental but for this project, I just used the dies. check them out, they are awesome! 

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Lovely Lily Pad is a Free Item

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Can you believe this card was made with just about all free products!?!  The Lily Pad products are all free earns during 2020 Sale-a-Bration time (January 3, 2020 until March 31 2020).  The Lovely Lily Pad stamp set and the Lily Impressions designer series paper are free with $50 purchases and the Lily Pad dies are free with a $100 purchase.  

So you can purchase one of the Product Suites in the 2020 Mini Catalog and then double your dollars with Free Sale-a-Bration goodies.  Win! Win! 

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Click on the catalog image above to shop the Mini Catalog.  There are some amazing items in there.

MY LILY PAD CARD: 

  • I stamped the detailed lily image stamps in Melon Mambo and Granny Apple Green for the leaves. 
  • The filler stamps are inked up, stamped off on scrap paper, then stamped over the details
  • NOTE:  These are reversible stamps AND are made to NOT exactly line up.
  • Above step sure does play with my mind..... LOL!  I'm a matchy-matchy stamper :)
  • I cut the bottom of my Lotus flowers off (just my preference)
  • All Lotus flowers are attached with Stampin' Dimensionals to give them a lift
  • The Happy Birthday is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set in the Mini catalog 
  • Gorgeous Grape card stack 8-1/2 x 5-1/2"
  • Granny Apple Green card stack is 5-3/8 x 4-1/8"
  • Die cup the decorative strip die from the Granny Apple Green above
  • Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper is 4 x 5-1/4"

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Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper

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I wanted to show you another card using the Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper.  If you missed my last post showing this paper, check it our HERE as I have added a video!

Both the background and music piece are from this Designer Series paper.  Pressed Petals is so pretty, you can dress it up or leave it plain and add a simple sentiment.  I chose to dress it up. Doesn't this make for a great fall birthday?  Of course, it could be for just about any occasion; retirement, thinking of you, get well, and more. 

The background piece is cut 4-1/8 x 5-3/8 as I just wanted a slim boarder showing the Night of Navy card base.  Standard card base 8-1/2 x 5-1/2.

The music sheet piece is cut 4-1/8 x 2.  

The picture does not do justice for the Gold Foil pieces.  The berry sprigs (in Gold Foil) and leaves (in Mossy Meadow) are from the Frosted Bouquet Dies.  And then I layered the Stitched Nested Label die in Gold Foil as well.  Helps make it stand out a little, don't you think?

My favorite accent used to dress up the card is the piece of Night of Navy ran through one of the dies from the Detailed Lace Dies.  I just adore that die, but all three are pretty great with lots of detail. 

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A Cool New Product... Check it Out!

Happy Friday everyone.  Hope you all had a great week.  Mine was the same hum-drum week, working my day job, so Fridays are always the highlight of my week. Is that the same for you?

Today I wanted to share a card featuring the Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper and.... The NEW Pressed Petals Washi Tape.  Here is the card (you can click on it to bring up larger):

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I love this card!  The colors and flowers... OH!  Speaking of flowers.  The Flower, with the metal Designer Elements piece, is made with the NEW PRESSED PETALS WASHI TAPE!  Yes, washi tape.  Each petal is individual and you peal them off the roll and stick them onto your project.  It is so cool.  

The Pressed Petals tape comes in a 2 pack.  The other roll is the ruler looking strip on the right side of the card.  I cut my card base 7-1/2 x 5-1/2 still scoring at 4-1/4 inches.  When you fold on the score line, you see one inch of your inside so I added the piece of washi tape to coordinate. 

For the front of the card, the Pressed Petals designer series paper is cut 5-1/4 x 3.  This also means, you can make several cards.  By cutting at 3 inches, you will get 8 pieces per sheet of designer paper!

Here is an angle picture so you can see the opening a little better:

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I completed the card with the Happy Birthday sentiment from a stamp set called 'Here's a Card', stamped in Merry Merlot ink and cut out with the Stitched Nested Labels dies.  

Below is the list of products I used on this card.  Let me know if you have any questions and have a great weekend! 

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