Splendid Thoughts Fun Fold Birthday Card by Secrets To Stamping

Hi, Stampers!

Happy Little Stampers Die Challenge starts a brand new “Anything Goes with a die” challenge today! Since I’m sure you have a huge pile of dies just begging you to use them, I hope you will choose a set that you have neglected (or just bought!) and play along. I made this card with the Splendid Thoughts bundle, which has been one of my favorites from the annual catalog. To make it even better, I made a very easy (my favorite!) Z fold and love how it turned out.

Once you finish here, I hope you visit our Happy Little Stampers Die Challenge Design Team gallery for some great inspiration and play along!

Splendid Thoughts Fun Fold Birthday Card by Secrets To Stamping
Splendid Thoughts Fun Fold Birthday Card by Secrets To Stamping

My secrets to making this project

  • Firstly, to make the card base and layers, I used the following measurements:
    • Card Base: 6″ x 12″ and scored at 3″ and 6.”
    • Layers:
      • Cardstock: 5-5/8″ x 2-5/8″ (2) and 5-5/8″ x 5-5/8″
      • DSP: 5-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (2) and 5-1/2″ x 5-1/2″

New! A2 Dimensions for this card are…

  • Card Base Cardstock: 4 ¼” x 11,” scored on 11” side at 2 ¾” & 5 ½”
  • Panels Cardstock: 4” x 5 ¼,” (2) 2 ½” x 4”
  • Panels DSP: 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8,” (2) 2-3/8″ x 3-7/8″

And now, the fun part!

  • Because I used the beautiful Splendid Day designer paper, I really didn’t want to do too much to cover it up! So, I kept it simple and that made this card come together quite fast.
  • Firstly, I stamped the leaf stamp and colored it with Blackberry Stampin’ Blends and cropped it out with the coordinating die from Splendid Stems.
  • After that, I cropped out the other elements with both white and Blackberry Bliss cardstock.
  • Then, I cut the scalloped rectangle from Scalloped Contours and began building the “leafy arrangement” with the Blackberry Bliss container popped up over them. Finally, to complete it, I tied a simple bow with white Bakers Twine.
  • CARD INSIDE: Next, I cut out a second scalloped rectangle and placed it right behind the one on the card front. The only problem I had was that there is a cut little bee that would be partially covered by the rectangle, therefore I found the vellum butterfly cutout in my stash. So, all I had to do was cut out the detailed butterfly from white cardstock and my little problem was solved.
  • Finally, I stamped the sentiment and cut it out with the banner from Stylish Shapes. Then, I placed it so it would be visible whether the card was open or closed.

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