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Friday, June 09, 2023

Playing in the Rain, Best Family Ever, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello! Today I have a fun fold card to share with you. I found it on Pinterest and made a few changes to use current papers. You can see the original card here.  It's too bad that when Stampin' Up! carries a stamp set over to the next catalog that they don't add the Designer Series Paper (DSP) too or even create a new one to go with the set. But I did manage to find a piece of DSP that I thought would pair perfectly with this little guy! Please read on to see how the card was made. (I did find an error in the instructions on the original card and I had to cut a new sheet. I will make sure I give you accurate measurements).

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Boho Blue card stock. This is such a pretty color, isn't it? The fold is on the left.

Next I cut the inside piece using Basic White card stock. It measures 5-1/4" x 8" and is scored at 4" and 6". Then it's folded valley in the middle (like you would normally fold a card and the other score is a mountain fold. 

Then I cut a piece of DSP from the "Fresh as a Daisy" 12" x 12" package. I taped it using removable tape because I wanted to keep the Boho Blue card stock that will need to be used for the focal piece. I used the largest scalloped die from the "Layering Circles" die set. Once I cut it I pealed half of it back the DSP and glued it in place. I figured it would be easier to get the glue bottle in there than the tape runner and then I did the other half.

I took a piece of Basic White card stock and the 2-11/16" circle die. Before taping it to the scalloped Boho Blue scalloped circle I took my Blending Brush and I scrubbed on some Boho Blue ink. 

The bunny is from the "Playing in the Rain" set and was stamped using black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I fussy cut it out. I also stamped the bunny on a scrap piece of the same DSP and I fussy cut the shirt out. I glued it in place on top of the bunny. Then I set the bunny in place on the circles piece using Dimensionals.

On my card I forgot to add the strips where the two right areas are, between the 4" and 6" scores. After I realized it I will be adding the inside one but the one behind the bunny will have to just be missing. Which is too bad because it would add a lot to the strip/panel. So as I was tying this I had become obsessed with the idea of not having that strips on the inside pieces. So what I did was I took the strip and set it across the panel. I took the die and lined it up, then I taped it down with post it tape and die cut it. I glued the piece in place and I was much happier. If you look close at the scalloped area you can see that it was pieced in. I think it would have bothered me all day had I not figured out this way to fix it. LOL

And I had a little issue with the piece. While cutting the scalloped circle my tape stuck too tightly to the DSP and tore it a little. It was in the flower area and might have passed for a flower petal but the texture wasn't right. So I decided to add my knot there. 

The words are from the "Best Family Ever" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. I die cut them using the die from the "Stylish Shapes" set. I set the words in place using Dimensionals and the card was done.

This was a fun card to make. I'm not a big fan of fun folds but I did have fun (for the most part! LOL) making this one. And I am very pleased with the way it turned out. I think it would be more fun if the bunny was on a spring so it wobbled!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's birthday card,


Gisela said...

Super cute card. I love the happy bunny. And all the details even the cute bow.

KardsbyKadie said...

GREAT fun fold style card. Thanks for sharing!

The Crafty Basement said...

!Card makes me happy!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

I love that style of fun fold and I love the dsp you used with that cute bunny! (I spent a couple of days watching videos from Jackie Bolheis and her husband showing how to make templates. There were 4 each month for 12 months. I now have their 48 templates and this style is one of them.)