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Stampin’ Up! just added lots and lots of goodies to the clearance rack. They will be available while supplies last. I will post screen shots at the end of this post to entice you! If your order is $150 you earn hostess rewards; if it is under $150 use the hostess code FCZSQ336 and get a treat from me!
For now let me show you my version of a Double Z fold box card. The standard double Z fold card base is cut and scored like this:
Base card is 9 3/4″ X 4″ (This gives you the option of adhering the entire card to a base of 5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″)
Cuts: Using your Stampin’ Trimmer, with the 4″ side on top, cut at 1″ starting at 3″ to 7 1/2″. (I love how our Stampin’ Trimmer has the inches marked on the vertical bar to guide us.) Turn to long side and score at 3″ down to the cut line and then score at 5 1/4″ all the way top to bottom. Lastly, score at the 7 1/2″ from cut line down to bottom. That is a standard Double Z fold.
I chose to do a Double Z fold “Box” card instead of having an open middle as shown above so I could add a middle box strip to put on a jar of flowers. Our stamping friend, Terri, is getting married this month and her colors are gray and hot pink. Congratulations Terri!
Base Card: 9 3/4″ X 4″ Score at 3″ and 5 1/4″ all the way top to bottom. Basic Gray used here.
Bottom Strip: 9 3/4″ X 1″ Score at 5 1/4″ and 7 1/2″. Basic Gray.
Box Strip: 4 1/4″ X 1″. Score at 1″ and 3 1/4″. Basic Gray.
Front Panel: 2 3/4″ X 3 3/4″ to glue on before the 1″ bottom strip is adhered. Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper (DSP).
Back Panel: 4 1/4″ X 3 3/4″ to glue on before the 1″ bottom strip is adhered. Pop of Pink DSP.
Bottom Strip DSP: 9 1/2″ X 3/4″ Score at 5 1/8″ and 7 3/8″. Pop of Pink DSP.
Whisper White cardstock was used for all the embellishments with the bow on the heart stamped first in Melon Mambo then cut with the bow framelit in the Everyday Jars Framelit set . I cut one full Flourish Thinlit for the front, and for the bouquet I used the top of another full Flourish thinlit for two of the flowers, one of the single Flourish thinlit flowers and one of the single stem bud Flourish thinlits. I cut off a few of the extra buds that made it a bit too busy.
The jar is stamped twice from the Jar of Love stamp set and cut out with the shortest of the Eyeryday Jars Framelits. I stamped the bow in Melon Mambo on one of the jars and then put sticky tape/glue dots on the top of the back of the jar to hold the flowers as I arranged them, being careful to not place a flower too far to the left where it would be crunched in the fold. I attached the back jar to the front jar just at the top and slid the two over the middle gray box strip adhering both sides with Tombow glue.
The border comes from the Flourish Thinlits set.
The Heart and Congrats are from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.
I found it easy to adhere all the thinlits by putting a few drops of Tombow glue on our Silicone Craft Sheet and then using a toothpick to put glue on the thinlit. The glue in the new Fine Tip Glue pen has a tendency to dry too fast for my slow speed.
The greeting comes from the Rose Wonder stamp set. It should be stamped on the middle of the base before adding the embellishments. I had to add a 3″ X 2 3/16″ panel with the greeting. Design opportunity…..I could have used a different cardstock, but you know how I like the monochromatic look. (If you don’t get the card mailed in time for a wedding, you could easily add a panel that says Happy Birthday!)
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