Did you visit earlier in the week and I promised an ESAD blog hop? Well, quite a few of us were under the pump over the past week with catalogue launches, illness and generally crazy lives. So, we’ve decided to put it off til next week.
This forms part of a really great decision I think – because by next week, many of us will have had BBBs (Big Brown Boxes) of Stampin’ Up! arrive on the doorstep and I’m anticipating some great variety of project from the new catalogue.
Not to leave you high and dry, I still wanted to show you a few projects I’ve been working on with items from my pre-order. These items are all now available for everyone to order (online or through your demonstrator).
This is a card we made in a class last week using one of my favourite ‘fancy fold’ designs – a Shadow Box card. We used the Sitting Here stamp set, Playful Palette DSP and new In Colours!
One of the greatest things about this card design is that it stands up when displayed, but folds flat for putting into an envelope.
And then because I hadn’t made one of these in a while and the Sitting Here version reminded me how fun it was, I made another (in the landscape orientation) using some more pre-order favourites.
This little boat is from the Swirly Bird stamp set. So, as well as stamping out some great swirls & scribbles, you can also use the pieces in the stamp set to make boats, birds, kites and more!
Want to make your own shadow box? It’s really quite simple.
- Cut an A4 piece of cardstock in half.
- Keep one half (put the other aside for another project) and cut that in half again.
- Score 1/2″ & 1″ from each side (long side for a portrait card and short side for a landscape card).
- Card front: Fold the 1″ score line under and then back on itself again along the 1/2″ score line. Cut a shape of choice between the inside score lines using a framelit & your Big Shot.
- Card back: Fold the 1″ score line on top and then back on itself again along the 1/2″ score line.
- Put adhesive on the back of the card front along the panel made between the 1/2″ & 1″ score lines and attach to the same panel on the card back.
Like to see instructional videos? I like this one by Dawn.
Stamp, embellish & decorate your shadow box however you choose. You’re best to decorate the back panel prior to the adhesive step (#6) and depending on how you decorate your back panel, sometimes it’s best to stamp before you score (step 3).
Thanks for joining just me today. I promise a hop filled with fabulous inspiration next week – so visit back then!!! And tomorrow you can look forward to another Stamp Review Crew hop. Lots of fun to be had over the coming months as everyone’s creativity bursts with new catalogue love!
Product List – Sitting Here Birthday Card
Product List – Swirly Bird Boat Birthday Card