It’s time for a new Creative Creases challenge. Firstly, thanks to all those who participated in my last challenge! If you haven’t played in my challenge yet, I hope I can inspire you to join me in the challenge that’s starting today! The Top Pick for the last challenge can be found in the Creative Creases post that you can find HERE with the link to enter the current challenge. If you know me at all, then you know that I can’t resist an easel fun fold card. However, this one is a bit different in a couple of ways, so keep reading if you want to learn how I made it!

Awesome Otters Birthday Card by Secrets To Stamping

My secrets to making this project

  • Firstly, the card base started with white 12″ cardstock, that was cut 12″ x 4-1/2.”
    • After that, I scored it at 3″ and 6.”
    • Then, I cut off 3/4″ from each side, starting at the top to the 6″ score line.
    • Once that was done, I cut the Sunshine & Rainbows patterned paper down to 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ for the inside of the card.
    • Then, I cut another panel from the DSP with the largest square die from Stitched Shapes for the top half of the card front. After that, I layered it onto Pool Party cardstock, which gives that part of the easel some detail as well as strength.

Now, the FUN Part!

  • These otters are so stinkin’ cute! Firstly, I stamped them in Early Espresso ink. Then, I colored them both with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. Once that was done, I fussy cut the one for the card front out. Then, I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso and cut it out with the largest square die in Stitched Shapes. After that, I layered it onto Pool Party cardstock and adhered to the card front.
  • For. the inside of the card, I cut out Pool Party cardstock to match the size of the card front’s, then cut out the otter to be layered on top.
  • Just for fun, I made another panel for the inside of the front flap, using a cute sentiment from A Grand Kid stamp set. Then, I cut out another stitched square for a personal message.
  • Finally, after completing the card, I decided that the otter on the front could use a little sumthin-sumthin. So, I stamped and cut out the balloon and adorable bow tie from Hippo Happiness to spiff him up a bit!

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