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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Gorgeous Posies, Get Well Card, December 2020 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card, Stamping Technique

Today I still had the Paper Pumpkin bug. I wanted to make just one more card using the December 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit before I move on to something else.  I have made this "Arrow Fold" technique card before. You can find the directions here.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Calypso Coral card stock. This card is folded in half on the 8-1/2" side.

The "Arrow Fold" technique is a lot easier than it looks.  You just find the center of the front of the card (with the fold at the top) mark the sides at 2-1/8" on each side and then again at 2-3/4" on each side.  You do this lightly with a pencil.  Then you score from the top fold line on the edge of the 8-1/2" side and down to the center mark on the edge of the 5-1/2" side, repeat for the other side. Then score at the 2-1/8" mark to the center mark.  Repeat for the other side. 

Paying attention to which side is the front of your card, fold the long score line inward and the shorter one outward.  Use your bone folder to get those lines as crisp as possible.  

Then you will need to glue those folds down. Make sure you pay attention because it's easy to add glue where it doesn't need to be and you will glue your card shut.

For the Designer Series Paper (DSP) I used the inside of one of the envelopes that came in the Paper Pumpkin kit. This piece is cut at 4" x 5".  Mark the center at 2-1/2 on the bottom.  Cut the piece from that mark on the bottom to the top right tip.  Repeat for the other side. You now have three triangles, 2 small and one large. Keep them in order.  You will also need to cut a piece of Whisper White card stock for the inside and cut it the same way. You only need the larger triangle.  Though you could use the smaller ones instead of the DSP ones. I liked it better with the DSP.  

Now all you do is glue or tape those triangles in place.  

I took a piece of the back of one of the cards in the kit that was left over from yesterday's card and I cut 1/4" strips.  They each measured 3-7/8", 3-1/4" and 2-1/4" long.  I taped them in place on the front of the card. I started taping it 5/8" from the top and I used the strips as a guide for the placement of the next strip, and so on.  

The bear is from the kit and was set in place using Dimensionals.

On the inside triangle I stamped the "Get well soon" words from the "Gorgeous Posies" set using Calypso Coral ink. I taped the triangle in place and the card was done.

I do like how these "Arrow Fold" technique cards look but I don't like that I only have a triangle in the center to write on. So I was thinking about using a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of card stock and attach a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of DSP to the front and then tape whole arrow part to it. Then the card would open like a regular card and the inside would be a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock.  This card would have more layers than doing it the regular way but it gives you the option to having a full card instead of a folded front card.  But don't get me wrong, I do like how this looks and it's not the first one I made!!

Thank you SO very much for taking the time to stop by today and have a look,

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