We are back with the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hops for 2018. We start off the year with a Love theme. You might have come from the super, talented Juana’s Blog or starting here with me. Either way, enjoy the Hop.
I don’t do a lot of “lovey dovey” stuff and don’t usually do anything for Valentine’s Day but lately I have had to do a lot of wedding and engagement cards so maybe this Hop would be a good one for me. 🙂
For my project I have created a “love” Panel card and Gift Card Holder.
I just received the Bubbles and Fizz Designer Series Paper which is a Free choice for Sale-A-Bration. I noticed in the pack this sheet with the circled hearts in Calypso Coral so I thought I would use that. It looked pretty cool! The Panel card idea was inspired by a card from a recent papercrafts Magazine. I thought it was a little bit different to the standard card.
Here is a closer view of it. The middle section of the base card is cut off and a separate card mat adhered to the front. I will give you details to make your own further below.
I added the hearts from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits in Calypso Coral and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. It needed something else when I had finished so I added a little bow with the Calypso Coral Sheer Ribbon.
The Gift Card holder is created with the Envelope Punch Board with the Gift Card size and scoring instructions on the board (the first one listed). I added a strip of the Designer Series paper around it. Just a note on that: As the card holder is made in card it is a little thicker so the flap can’t tuck in to the envelope without squishing it. So I just left it open. The “for you” is from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits.
CREATE YOUR OWN PANEL CARD.
– Cut a standard size Card base. From the front panel cut a piece off the front at 3cm (1 1/4″) down from the front score line. On the piece you cut off, cut a piece off that at 3cm (1 1/4″). **NB: For Imperial do check the measurements. Basically you are cutting off a section down from the top of the fold line and then cutting a piece of that cut off section the same measurements. You can vary the measurements to however you like.
– Make the panel piece the size you like. This piece, the Calypso Coral mat measures 8cm x 12.3cm (3 1/8″ x 4 7/8″). The Designer Series Paper piece is just slightly smaller.
– To assemble the card. Lay down the White card strip that you cut off previously. Line it up with the bottom edge of the back of the card base. Adhere the panel on to the top and bottom edge pieces remembering to only place adhesive at the top and bottom at the back of the card mat for the panel. I hope that makes sense. 🙂
NOW CONTINUE TO HOP
Now you can continue on your way around the Blog Hop to see the other “Love” projects. Head on your way to Alejandra’s Blog -> HERE. (I can’t add the list of participants on my hop as I have a WordPress blog but you shouldn’t get lost, just keep following the links on other blog posts).