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Hinged Card

Hi Everyone, Are you loving the warmer weather? I am happy to say goodbye to winter and looking forward to spring & summer. With that in mind I want to show you a spring fancy fold card I made for Mother’s Day.

This is a lovely card featuring the Welcoming Window stamp set which is in the new annual Catalogue. I cannot wait to play with this set some more.

The Welcoming Window Stamp set has all sorts of possibilities to create some beautiful cards and the dies coordinate beautifully.

I cannot wait to play with this set some more.

To make this card

Take your card base and score at 4 1/4″. Fold and crease with your bone folder to create a nice crisp crease line. You should have a 1″ gap on the front of the card.

Adhere the DSP to the folded card front and set aside for now

Using the dies, cut out the two parts of the Flap or hinge. I used the 2nd largest die for the Terracotta matting and the 3rd largest die for the white portion from the Free as a Bird Bundle.

Score the Terracotta piece at 3 1/4″ and cut the white piece at 3″

It should look like this

Now go ahead and stamp your image and sentiment on the white portion of the hinge. I love how the stamp set, aligned the leaves and flowers perfectly to make a lovely bouquet. The vase is also part of this stamp set. Once completed, adhere the white piece to the matting, making sure the white is lined up with the score line on the Terracotta piece.

Stamp any images or sentiments you want for the inside of the card. Once you have completed that, turn it over and adhere the flap piece to the back, making sure the score line is lined up with the edge of the inside piece and the flap easily folds over towards the front. Adhere to the inside of your card base.

I added a butterfly to the inside and a few gems to the top corner for some added interest, when the card is closed.

You could also add some ribbon or any other embellishments you have on hand.

Your card is finished and how easy was that?

This type of card could be made for any occasion and stands up beautifully on a desk top.

Below is a birthday card I made using the same method.

I used the Way to Goat Stamp set for this card and the Seaside Spray cardstock (retiring May 3, 2021) for this card.

The Card front DSP is from the Dandy Garden Designer Series paper package which is not retiring.

I love these silly goats and their personality makes for fun cards for any occasion. I am so glad they aren’t retiring just yet.

Supplied used

I’ve used a number of products that will be retiring May 3rd to make this card.

The Last chance Products sale is selling out fast. Once these products sell out, they will be gone for good and ALL retiring products will disappear after May 3rd. If you want to see all the products retiring, visit my online store by clicking here and click on Sales & Specials at the top of the page. Not everything is reduced in price but many items are, so you can take advantage of the sales. If you need any stamping supplies and live in Canada, I would love to be your Demonstrator.

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Time is running out

With the recent lock down happening because of covid, now is a great time to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin. The April kit includes everything you need to make 12 cards and it’s designed with kids in mind. This kit also includes stickers for the kids and together, it makes for a fun activity of card making as a family. What better way to stay in touch but to mail out those cards to friends, school mates, and family members. Can you imagine their surprise when they receive a card for no reason but to say “Hello, I am thinking of you” To receive this kit, subscribe by April 10th (that’s tomorrow) and you’ll be crafting in no time. Just click here to subscribe. You are under no obligation and can cancel, without penalty, at any time

I hope you have enjoyed this post, please like and follow my blog to see future posts. As always, I welcome your feedback and so please leave a comment.  I invite you to try your hand at making this card and I would love to see a picture of your creation.   

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