Welcome to the Luv 2 Stamp Group’s 2023 Blog Hop! We are excited to share projects with you again for the third year. This year we are shaking things up and bringing you all new monthly themes to inspire your next project!
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This month’s theme is Fun Fold.
From the outside of this card, you'll notice that it's quite ordinary. The inside is the focus of this card. I'm using the Pop-Up Vase Fun Fold. Here is my card.
My base is Lost Lagoon 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored and folded at 4 1/4. In the center I have a rectangle using the Scalloped Contours dies in Basic White. It's the third die in. My flowers and leaves are from the Darling Details stamp set and dies (bundle). Stamp everything on Basic White. The flowers are stamped in Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, and Pretty Peacock. The leaves are in Lost Lagoon. This is a 2 step stamp. The detail outside of the flowers are stamped. For the inside, stamp off your stamp. This set is actually easy to match up since it is made in photopolymer.
Here is the inside of the card. As you open the card the vase becomes 3 dimensional. Fill it with more flowers to make a really striking card.
I have two pieces of Lost Lagoon cut to 4 x 5 1/4. These are both embossed using the Quatrefoil Tile Embossing Folder. In the video I use the brand new Distressed Tile Embossing Folder. Add one to each side of the inside of the card. On the right add another Basic White rectangle to the center and use the saying from the So Sincere stamp set stamped in Pretty Peacock. That stamp set is also brand new. The Distressed Tile EF and the So Sincere stamp set will be available to everyone on September 6th!
For the vase, you'll need the following. I'm just going to include what is needed for the front of the card as well. All flowers and leaves are stamped on Basic White cardstock.
3 large flowers in Crushed Curry
3 large flowers in Cherry Cobbler
5 small flowers in Pretty Peacock
4 of the leaves cut into two parts, one leaf and 2 leaves in Lost Lagoon.
Basic Pearls are used as embellishments. I apologize that the pearls are retired. Please consider the Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels. (Pictures already made and edited.) In the video I color some of the Classic Matte Dots with a Dark Pretty Peacock Blend. They did end up looking closer to Lost Lagoon in color, but that's fine.
It's really hard to describe how to make this card in words. Pictures are so much better. So from here I'll play the video for you. If you want more help search for Pop-Up Vase Card on Pinterest for lots of additional ideas.
For the vase you will need a piece of Earthen Elegance Designer Series Paper cut to 2 1/4 x 5. Score at 1 inch from each side. The ends of the paper (scored off) are then scored at 3/4 down to the score line at each end. Turn the paper and score again. Each end will then have the end pieces scored in 3 even sections. Trim on each score line down to the one inch line. On the right cut off the center piece. Two pieces will extend. On the left trim off the two outside pieces leaving only the one in the center.
Additional paper needed is a piece of Lost Lagoon 5/8 x 3 7/8 and scored at 3/8.
You'll also need another paper of any color 1/2 x 2.
I'm not even going to try to put this into words. It's a pretty neat mechanism though. Have some tear & tape handy.
As you are adding flowers and leaves close the card to make sure they stay inside the card.
Again, watch the video!!! I really had a sense of accomplishment when I finished this card. Thanks so much for joining the Luv 2 Stamp Blog Hop today. I hope that you'll visit everyone. We all LOVE fun folds! Don't forget to come back and see me as well!
If you need supplies I would love to help you. If you don't already have another demonstrator, I would love to send you the new September-December Mini catalog. Just let me know.
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