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Saturday, April 20, 2024

Fresh as a Daisy, Perennial Postage, Mother's Day Card, Envelope Flap Technique, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I learned an important lesson.  Do not work on cards while on the phone. I found this card on the internet and thought I'd give the "Envelope Flap" card a try. You can see the original card here and learn how to make it correctly there! Please read on to see what I did!

The base of the card is a 1/4 sheet of Daffodil Delight card stock. It measures 4-1/4" x 5-1/2".  

A 7-1/2" x 5" piece of Basic White was cut for the front and was scored at 3-3/4" along the long side. And another Basic White piece was cut at 3-1/2" x 4-3/4" and was textured using the "Exposed Brick" embossing folder. This piece was glued to the folded Basic White piece but not the usual way you would think. The fold is on the bottom and the card opens on the top. With your piece orientated that way you can glue the textured piece to it.

I did stamp on the inside using the words from the "Perennial Postage" set with black Memento ink.

The flap is made using a 3-5/8" x 3-5/8" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Fresh as a Daisy" 12" x 12" package. It was cut diagonally to form the flap.

The words are from the same "Perennial Postage" set and were stamped using black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I die cut them using the 4th largest circle in the "Stylish Shapes" set. And I die cut a Crushed Curry circle using the 3rd largest die in that same set. I taped the circles together.

Now here's where I went wrong. I glued the flap to the front of the card. After realizing what I had done and knowing I didn't want to redo it, I just added Dimensionals behind the circle and I set it in place on the front of the card. Originally the flap was tucked behind the folded Basic White piece and the circle was added with Dimensionals so the tip of the flap would go under it and stay in place. 

I got the look but not the technique. I'll have to try this another time with different DSP.  Maybe on a Father's Day card.  But I still like how it looks.

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

1 comment:

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

I've had similar experiences when making cards. I've watched videos and "thought I knew" how to do it without watching it more closely. You still ended up with a great card. I haven't done one like that but want to.