Hello! Thanks for stopping today. You’re joining me for a Just Add Ink challenge card. The theme is “Choose Two” with foil-ribbon-sequins as our choices.
The design team have lots of great projects to share with you – see them all over at the Just Add Ink blog. You can also enter the challenge there too.
My project was made especially for a crafty friend. In fact, it was this friend that first invited me to a Stampin’ Up! workshop which would ignite the papercraft journey! So, it seemed fitting that her birthday card would be made using the new “Follow Your Art” suite. Between the stamp set & DSP, it’s filled with artwork of all the things that are important to Stampin’ Up! addicts including markers, buttons, ink refills, twine, hot glue guns, colouring tools – and sequins & ribbon! So it was also perfect for this challenge.
The style of card is a Tri Fold Pocket Card. I first made one of these for our May team hop (see the card here). I’ll post measurements and instructions below again in case you’d like to make one.
The card is shown above when folded & closed. Here is the front side when opened out…
The middle panel has a removable piece for writing your birthday message on. I just love the bulldog clip stamp!!!
I’ve used the Sale-A-Bration Grapefruit Grove foil to cut a ‘birthday’ sentiment and added ‘happiness’ under this in glitter embossing. The glitter embossing powders (in Shimmer White & Shimmer Black) are beautiful and add a fabulous touch of sparkle to your project!
The right panel is the one I created with Just Add Ink in mind and features my favourite stamp from the It Starts With Art stamp set – the stack of ribbons finishing in a ribbon heart! I’ve added stamped sequins across the DSP and also adhered some sequins from the Woven Threads pack. These feature the new 2019-2021 In Colors and go well with the colours in the art suite.
The Tri Fold design is very deluxe and when you turn it over, there’s a whole other side to enjoy!
The stamps in the It Starts With Art stamp set are designed to be stamped & coloured – perfect for the avid crafter (or a casual crafter who loves colouring!!). On this side I’ve added the three colouring tools (Stampin’ Write Marker, Stampin’ Blend & Watercolour Pencil) to the left pocket cover. I’ll put a gift card in this pocket for the birthday girl.
As well as dies to cut the image stamps in this bundle, the Arts & Crafts die set has extra dies for finishing touches on your projects like the scalloped edge on this pocket (or the button runner on the first side).
The right panel is finished with some cute little ink refill bottles – so classically Stampin’ Up! In the pocket at the right is a fridge magnet for the recipients craft room reminding her to ‘do something creative every day’. Craft is such wonderful therapy! The sentiment for the fridge magnet is from the Crafting Forever stamp set – it coordinates very well with this suite!
Although lots of decorating goes into this style of card, the finished product with all it’s pockets, details and chance to use your new products is so much fun! Here’s the instructions to make your own:
Start with a piece of cardstock 12″ x 9″. Along the 12″ side, score at 4″ & 8″. Along the 9″ side, score at 6″. Cut along the bottom score lines to create your flaps (see picture).
Once you’ve added your cardstock to each panel, you can adhere the pockets in place. Panel dimensions are 4″ x 6″, so mat size for each panel is 3-3/4″ x 5-3/4″ (largest size) and 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (smaller size).
I found on this card that just using a larger size DSP layer on the panels with pockets gave a nicer finish. I added a cardstock mat and DSP on the panels without pockets.
The pockets measure 3″ x 4″. Make sure to only adhere down the left & right edge, leaving the top edge free of adhesive so you can put things in there. Ideas include writing panel & fridge magnet as shown, gift card, bookmark, photos, lotto ticket, money – anything less than 4″ x 6″ and flat will fit!
Thanks for joining me. If you can make the tough decision to only choose two (foil-ribbon-sequins), we’d love for you to share your creation over at our just Just Add Ink blog. As I write this, I realise that I’ve used all three across the panels of my Tri Fold card… so we’re going to ignore that and just focus on the pretty ribbon & sequins (hehe!) on the right panel!!!