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Easter Swap Cards

Hello Stamping Friends,

HAPPY EASTER!!  What a joyous time as we celebrate that Jesus is alive and He provided the sacrifice for all our sins!!

I will share my Easter swap card and the swap cards from the club.  Jo and Sharon sent their April swap cards early so I have extra cards for you to enjoy!

Where did you find a lily??

The lily is the inside petals of the Poinsettia Place DSP we had in the last mini catalog.

I used several retired and retiring products knowing the message was more important than product presentation.

The base is Purple Posy which will retire May 3 but the Ornate Layers Dies do not retire so that is good news.

Recipe:

Note:  DSP is an acronym for Designer Series Paper

  • Stamp Sets:  Easter Message, Teeny Tiny Wishes, His Grace.
  • Ink:  Gorgeous Grape, Memento Black.
  • Dies:  Ornate Layers, Stitched Rectangle Framelits, Detailed Bands (oval), Banner Blooms (stem).
  • Embossing Folder:  Tasteful Textile 3D or Subtle.
  • Base:  Purple Posy, 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, Scored at 2″, 3″, 5 1/2″ and 6 1/2″.  Note:  This is 3/8 inch more than a standard card but I found it was easy to fold our standard envelope just 3/8″ more to send the card.  This size allowed the card to have a nice background for the Ornate borders without the lacy edges hanging over.
  • Side Layers (X2):  Plain Oh So Ombre purple, 2 (minus a hair) X 5 1/2.  The score line creates the need for just a hair less than the 2″ side.  I used the darker at the bottom and cut 1/2″ off the dark bottom of the 6 X 6 DSP to start (you will use part of this piece later so don’t toss it).
  • Side Ornate Border (X2):  Very Vanilla, 2 X 5, Die cut with Ornate Border.
  • Inside Layer of Side Ornate Border (X2): Oh So Ombre circles on purple DSP, 1 X 4.
  • Top Ornate Border:  Very Vanilla, 5 3/4 X 2 3/4, Die Cut with Ornate Border.
  • Inside Layer of Top Ornate Border:  Plain Oh So Ombre Purple DSP,  3 5/8 X 1 1/2,  Cut this piece in half lengthwise (3/4″) for each side of cross and then place both halves in your paper cutter at the same time to cut 1″ off the lighter end so that you have two matching pieces that are 1 X 3/4 and two pieces that are 2 5/8 X 3/4.  Glue these 4 pieces to the edges of the wood tone paper leaving a 3/8″ cross.
  • Cross:  Natural Touch Specialty Paper, 1 7/8 X 4, glue this to the Ornate Border.
  • Base of cross:  Plain Oh So Ombre, 1/2 X 1 7/8, Use a piece of the dark end that you cut off, glue this piece to the Ornate Border leaving the same border as the top.
  • Once all your pieces are glued to the Very Vanilla Ornate Border, run the layer through an embossing folder.  I used Tasteful Textiles for this one but switched to the Subtle 3D embossing folder for the others I made to make the texture more — well — subtle!  Glue this directly to the middle.
  • Greetings:  Very Vanilla Strip, 1 3/4 X 8 1/2,  stamp the dove and John 3:16 from His Grace stamp set, He Is Not Here from Easter Message Stamp Set, and Happy Easter from Teeny Tiny wishes on the vanilla strip.  Fussy cut the dove, and use the Stitched Rectangle to cut the two side greetings and the oval from the Detailed Bands dies to cut He is Not Here.
  • Lily:  Poinsettia Place DSP, fussy cut the inside petals of one of the poinsettias or cut one of the small poinsettias in the paper and add an extra petal since lilies have six petals.
  • Greenery:  Garden Green, 1 1/2 X 2, Die cut two stems using the solid stem in Banner Blooms.  Attach to the back of the lily and then pop up the lily in the middle of the cross.
  • Dove:  Very Vanilla, fussy cut from the strip shown at greetings,  color the branch green and pop up above cross.
  • Embellshments:  Heart Charm, use Tombow on the flat side and let it sit to get good and tacky then attach.  I also added three rhinestones here and there.

The three greetings, the lily, and the dove are all popped up with dimensionals, all the other pieces are glued down.  Try not to get glue on the sides of the ornate borders so they look a bit lacy.  I put Tombow glue in the middle back of the ornate pieces and then use a scrap piece of cardstock to spread the Tombow glue just to the edge of the middles.

How did something that looks so simple turn into so many words?

I know, Sal, but I like to add all the little tips that can help someone else make the card; especially knowing that I am that someone and might want to make half a dozen more.

Let’s look at some swaps.

Jo Brooks used Mountain Air and His Grace stamp sets with the Majestic Mountains dies, the Cross of Hope Dies and the Word Wishes dies.  I love how she sponged the background!

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Sharon Fincham used the Wreath Builder dies for her Easter card swap, the dies make perfectly shaped eggs!

 

Lucille’s swap is the cutest little bunny!

Joy Meadow’s swap card looks quite springy with the Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper.  She said this fun fold is quite easy to make; we will have to try it someday.

Jo Brook’s March swap was an adorable St. Patrick’s Day card using the Word Wishes Dies and a fun gnome/leprechaun!

 

Lori Moore’s swap uses the Pretty Perennials stamp set in the JJ mini.   The set has the big ‘happy’ word and then little words you can use with it- ‘birthday’, ‘mail’, ‘for you’, ‘you make me’, ‘sending lots of’.

Suzi Walker used the Pretty Perennials set, as well, with the matching Perennial Petals Dies.  The DSP on the white is embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.  I am longing for spring flowers like these:

Sharon Fincham did an amazing card with a fun pop up center.  She used the ‘Hey Girlfriend’ stamp set in the JJ mini:

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Great job everyone!  All the cards are beautiful and such an inspiration.

And now do we get to see the Mystery cards you all made yesterday? 

Well, Sal, I think I will start a new post so we don’t overwhelm our readers.

Thank you for spending some time with me and some of my club members today.  Would you like to join a club or create one for you and your friends.  Our club rotation starts again in May and we would love to have you join.  Contact me by text at 303-815-0838 or email stampalosopher@gmail.com.

The hostess code for today and April is: DJRYFBKM

The retired list has been posted and the best way to see what is still available is to go to my online store – click on little Sal in the computer – and click on specials.  The list is already outdated with things that have sold out so best to just head to the store!

Have a wonderful day and a blessed Easter!

SAL,  sharing a love of Jesus

Karen

Magic Shutter Easter Card & Mother’s Day Card

Hello Stamping Friends,

My Easter card this year was the Magic Shutter Card.  There are many videos on pinterest by that name, though I found if I prop my smart phone up on a stand, I can scroll through the dimensions on a written post like this one as I construct the card.  Then there is no stopping and starting a video and trying to take notes, just tap the screen and scroll to the next step.  Do you like doing that?

The Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (#144137) matched with Wisteria Wonder card stock (#122922) does all the work of making the card beautiful.  As you open the card the shutters open like the shutters on a camera for a great “ooooo….” moment.  One designer put a picture of her child behind the shutters.  With Teeny Tiny Wishes (#127802) this card could say Happy Mother’s Day or Happy Graduation or any of the other tiny wishes.

  • The base is Thick Whisper White cardstock cut at 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″  and scored at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″  Tip: After scoring the card base, gently fold the scores bringing the two sides to the middle to exactly match and then hold them in place and use your bone folder to firmly burnish the score lines.

Next let’s make the skinny panels on the fronts and the inside right and left. They are all four the same size. (Note: DSP means Designer Series Paper.)

  • Wisteria Wonder = 1 7/8″  X 5 1/4″   make 4
  • Delightful Daisy DSP = 1 5/8″ X 5″   make 4

Attach the DSP to the Wisteria Wonder layer and then attach each to the base.

Now let’s make the inside middle panel but it won’t be attached until after the shutters are attached.

  • Wisteria Wonder =  3″ X 5 1/4″
  • Delightful Daisy DSP = 2 3/4″ X 5″

Attach the DSP to the Wisteria Wonder.  The circle in the middle is cut out with a 2 1/2″ layering circle framelit (# 141705) or the retired 2 1/2″ punch. Cut your circle out just slightly above middle.   Tip:  If you are using a punch, punch out a template on a sticky note and put it on your card panel to guide where you punch.  Come down from the Wisteria Wonder top 1 1/4″ which will give you 1 1/2″ at the bottom of the circle cut out.

  • Stamp the greeting on a Whisper White Strip 3 1/2″ X  1″ and punch it out with the Bow Builder punch (#137414).  Attach it to the center of the circle cut out.  The cut out will show behind the shutters so choose what you want to show, or match, as you glue on the greeting.  Draw around the greeting with a Wisteria Wonder marker or sponge the greeting edges before gluing to the circle cut out.

You are not going to attach the middle panel yet, but you need to use it to guide where you glue the circle cut out.   Hold the panel in place with a sticky note, put glue on the back of your circle cut out with the greeting, and carefully press your circle directly through the opening.  Put the panel aside as you make the shutters.

Shutters:

  • Wisteria Wonder = 4″ X 3 1/2″   Make two.   Mark the center of one piece by coming down 1 3/4″ on the short side and over 2″ on the long side.  Use a ruler and draw a line from the middle mark to the top and bottom corners on the short side.  Cut out this triangle which you can then use for cutting the other shutter piece.  (Save your template for future cards.)

Clip the pointy ends off the shutters.  Score the uncut side at 1/2″.

Fold your score line and burnish well then unfold it and place the shutter right along the edge of the fold on the base. Put a piece of sticky tape on the 1/2″ edge.

Remove the sticky tape cover and then fold the side over pressing it onto the sticky tape.

Repeat on the other side.  Layer the shutter’s points with one point on top of the other shutter and one point below.

Most of the cards online use a belly band but I prefer a ribbon that stays attached.  I used the retired ribbon punch and punched the edge of the fold on each side.   The Pretty Label punch (#143715) would work almost as well.  Close each side and punch a little slot in the Whisper White base. I marked 1/2″ up from the bottom with a pencil so both sides would be in line.

 

Run the ribbon (20″) through the slots.  Now you are ready to mount the middle panel.  Place an Adhesive Foam Strip (#141825) at the very top of the panel and the very bottom of the panel and then mount the panel over your shutters and ribbon.  (You could use the Stampin’ Dimensionals as well but it would take quite a few.)

After the inside was done, I put pearls on each end and tested to see if they would interfere with the shutters. They didn’t –so it worked!

The Card Front

The “Celebrate” thinlit was a Sale A Bration free product that will be available in the new catalog June 1st!

  • Three “celebrates” were cut out – two with Wisteria Wonder  3″  X 4 1/4″  and one with Thick Whisper White 1 1/2″ X 4 1/4″.  The purples were glued on top of each other and the white was offset a little.  I used Tombow liquid glue and drew a thin line of glue on the letters – counted to twenty to let it get tacky- and then glued it on.   If you wait just those twenty seconds the glue won’t gush out on your project.

The butterfly is stamped with the “You Move Me” stamps (#144002)  and cut out with the “Move Me Thinlits” (#143732).

  • Whisper White  1 1/2″  X  3 1/2″ will do both the butterfly and the He Has Risen greeting.  Stamp the butterfly first with the solid stamp in Crushed Curry and then stamp the wing detail in Tangerine Tango. (I love two step stamping sets, and the butterfly thinlits even have antennae!)  I used a Tangerine Tango marker to draw a thin line on the antennae then attached the little beauty with a glue dot under one wing.
  • The greeting is from the retired “Easter Message” stamp set and cut with a Stitched Shape Framelit (#145372).

My Mother’s Day card uses the current Lovely Words Thinlits (#143733) and the Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon from the Occasions Catalog Page 23 (#145590).  The “For You” greeting is from the So Many Shells stamp set (#143695).

The little heart is from the Subtles Enamel Shapes (#141679).

After I had taken pictures I added another heart on the greeting and one down in the bottom left.

What do you think?  The Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (#144137) will be retired after May 31 and the retired list comes out on April 9 so it will only be available while supplies last.  Click on the little SAL computer image to order this or any other products!

SAL,  Share A Love

Karen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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