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June Class cards, flowers and folds

This month's cards were inspired by graduation and summer. I used three different sets and some elements were shared in the cards. We made a foray into a fun fold, called a WV. I used the Circle Sayings stamp set and the coordinating 2-3/8" circle punch. The (retired) DSP is from the Natures Prints. as are the stamped flowers on the inside and the punched flower in the center of the front. What is nice about this card is you can use any DSP for the strips, just be careful if they are directional. Works great for any occasion.

This is what it looks like from the top:

It may look complicated but it's really not. Once you have all the pieces cut and scored it goes together quickly.


White: 5-1/2" by 11 scored at 1-3/4, 3-1/2", 5-1/4" and 7 Inches. White flip panel is 3" x 6" scored at 3".

The final card panel on the right is 4" instead of the usual 4-1/4". I used the stamp from Petal Park to stamp the inside with Night of Navy ink.

The DSP strips are 1-1/2" x 5-1/4. You will need 3 or 4 whatever you choose. The DSP panels for the 3" x 6" white panel (scored at 3") are 2-7/8" x 2-7/8".

When you attach the panel, close your card and put adhesive only on the edge of the strip for the front and the back (inside). I stamped the circle, in Night of Navy, with the stamp from Circle Sayings. On a scrap piece of white paper I stamped the smallest flower from the grouping in Petal Park stamp set, in Night of Navy. I then stamped the middle flower from the grouping on Night of Navy cardstock. They were both punched out with the Petal Park punch. I embellished with a rhinestone.

I also embellished the inside panel with silver foil and two of the dies from Nature's Prints die set.

If you hover over the images below it will show the item number and the item name.

The second card I also used the Petal Park Stamp set.

The colors in this card are Balmy Blue and So Saffron. I'm so sorry that they retired So Saffron, but you could also use Daffodil Delight and stamp off once for a lighter color. We also used the stamp off once technique when stamping the Old Olive leaves for the fill in stamp and used the full strength Old Olive for the detail stamp. The leaves and the flowers are both 2 step stamps (a detail stamp and a filler stamp).

TIP: For this card I came up with an idea (maybe someone has done this before I don't know, haven't seen it). I didn't want to stamp the punched out flowers in Memento Black ink (which we usually use for Stampin' Blends). When I stamped them in So Saffron and Balmy Blue and colored with my Stampin' Blends, the detail got lost. So I took a piece of Basic White cardstock, colored the area I wanted to stamp with my Stampin' Blends. I used the Light Stampin' Blend marker in both cases. Then I stamped the images with the stamp pad ink and punched them out. I think they turned out pretty nice!

The sentiment is from Go To Greetings. I love this set with the different fonts, sizes and sentiments. This will probably be my "go to" set (no pun intended) in most cases for my greeting cards. I stamped the greeting in Balmy Blue on the white cardstock and punched out with the plain oval using the Double Oval punch. Then I punched out the Scalloped Oval in Balmy Blue and layered them.

Oh, here's a tip for your flowers to stand up just a bit. Using the end of a closed retractable ball point pen or a scoring tool or something with a bit of a point (not too pointy), lay your punched flowers on your Stampin Pierce Mat and press gently in the center of the flower with your pen and the flower will pop up. This will give a bit of dimension to your card and flowers. I attached the flowers with Glue Dots.

For our third and final class card we used the Lighting The Way stamp set and dies. I think this would make a lovely graduation card or for someone starting a new career with the Follow Your Dreams sentiment! The retired Nature's Prints DSP works great for this. You could also use the Stargazing DSP in the current Annual catalog for this.

We die cut the lantern and the three fireflies from one piece of scrap white cardstock. Then I took the heavy window sheet from the stamp set, once I put my stamps in the case. I cut a small piece from this window sheet the size of the main part of the lantern, I attached this window sheet to the back of the lantern with Glue Dots (glue and window sheets are not friends) and trimmed around the main part of the lantern. I did the same with a scrap piece of yellow cardstock (again So Saffron) and trimmed it. You just want something for a background of the lantern, so the background DSP doesn't show through, unless of course you would like that effect. As always it up to the creator.

The die cut fireflies are attached with Mini Dimensionals and colored with a bit of Wink of Stella to give them a bit of shimmer. We then embellished with some sequins (I like to use up my retired items) or you can use Rhinestones.

The sentiment is stamped in Blackberry Bliss and punched with the Double Oval punch.

I hope you like these cards and if you give them a try with your own creative flair make sure to share them on my Facebook page "Cottage Lane Stamper & Friends"

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Till next time! I hope you have a great day and happy stamping!

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