Welcome to a very special blog hop! A couple of years ago, my awesome team leader, Rachel Tessman of Stamp Your Art Out, reached the 1 Million Dollar Milestone as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator! Because she reached that milestone, she got to help design a stamp set, which debuted in the 2023-2024 Annual Catalog! A group of us demonstrators decided to do a blog hop to celebrate her milestone. All of our projects feature her stamp set – Layering Leaves! Check out my project below. And then follow along to all the other blogs (and on Instagram, too) to see more projects featuring this set!
For my project, I wanted to use some greens (Rachel’s favorite color) and do a fun fold card. So here is my 3 Panel Fun Fold Card!
3 Panel Fun Fold Card
I started with a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/4″ piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock for the card base. I scored it at 1″, 2″, 3″, and 4″ on the long side, and accordion folded along those scorelines. Then, from the short side, I measured 3/4″ down from the top edge and cut to the 3″ scoreline; and 1-1/2″ down from the top edge and cut to the 1″ scoreline. I trimmed off those “flaps” with my paper snips. Then, I cut diagonally from the 1″ scoreline to the top of the 2″ scoreline and from the 3″ scoreline to the top of the 4″ scoreline.
Next, I used more Pretty Peacock cardstock for the middle and front panels to match the card base. The middle panel is a 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ piece and the front panel is a 4″ x 3″ piece. I added some Masterfully Made Designer Series Paper to each panel before adding the middle and front panels to the card.
I used Tear and Tape on the first and third sections of the card base to attach the panels. For the middle panel, make sure the left edge is lined up next to the left scoreline of that third section and that the top and bottom line up with that section. For the front panel, line up the left edge with the left edge of the card base and that the top and bottom line up with that section.
Once the panels were attached, I could decorate each one. Starting with the front panel, I stamped the sentiment with Berry Burst ink on a piece of White cardstock that was die-cut from the All That Dies.
I stamped one of the leaves images with Lemon Lime Twist ink and the rosebud image with Berry Burst ink on some White cardstock. I ran some Wink of Stella over the leaves and buds before punching them out with the coordinating Bough Punch.
The punched-out pieces are layered under the sentiment piece and then added to the front panel with Dimensionals. Then, I added three of the gold Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots around the sentiment piece.
For the middle panel, I punched out a circle from White cardstock with the 2-3/8″ Circle Punch. I stamped the splatter image all over with Lemon Lime Twist ink.
I stamped more leaves with Lemon Lime Twist and Pretty Peacock inks and another rosebud with Berry Burst ink. I used Wink of Stella again before punching those images out.
Then, I glued the leaves and rosebud pieces to the circle piece so that the stems came together to look like a bouquet. I tied a length of the gold Simply Elegant Trim in a bow and added to the stems with a Glue Dot.
For the back panel, I stamped on a 4″ x 3″ piece of White cardstock. I used the rosebud image in Berry Burst ink and the splatter image in Pretty Peacock ink (stamped off so it would be a little lighter). I added this piece towards the bottom left corner so that it would be hidden by the other panels.
Thank you for hopping to my site and checking out my project! Follow the links below to check out more great projects featuring Rachel’s stamp set – Layering Leaves.
Blog Hop List
Plus, we are sharing our projects over on Instagram, too! Be sure to check it out, because not everyone participating in this hop has a blog.
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