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Stampin’ Up! Free as a Bird CASE

Good Tuesday all! Today is Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop day, which is the second Tuesday of each month. All our hoppers are very talented ladies on the Inkin’ Krew, so I hope you will hop along with us. I also hope you had a Blessed Easter even though we are practicing social distancing, and probably few of us celebrated Christ’s resurrection with a family dinner. We may have Easter dinner in July or September, whenever this virus business is in the past.

My card for today is a CASe of one that Mary Deatherage did last week. Mary is also hopping today. She did a video of this card with a masculine flavor last week. Since our hop today is to be a feminine card, I switched things a bit to turn it from a card for him to a card for her. I love fancy folds, or even simple folds, so this one intrigued me. Wouldn’t it be a hoot if she did the same card today for a woman? To see Mary’s video go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0tVhEPlePk

Here is my version of the card

My colors are what I consider feminine, Pool Party and Petal Pink. I also used some Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper, which has a feminine flair. One thing I did not do as originally intended was to scallop the edges of the ‘gates’. After two tries that failed to produce the desired look, I just left them plain. Perhaps one day I will perfect that idea.

For the tent fold card base, cut a panel 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″. I used Petal Pink card stock for this.

The card front is the fancy fold and is made from a Pool Party card stock panel that is 5 1/4″ x 8″. On the long side, score at 2″ and 6″. Leave flat for now.  On the 51/4″ side make a pencil dot at 2 5/8″. Repeat for the other side. To cut the points, line up the pencil dot and the score line along the cutting groove of your trimmer. Cut the point. Repeat 3 more times. Fold on the score lines.

Cut from one DSP a strip 2 3/4″ x 5″, which you will cut in half lengthwise giving you 2 strips that are 1 7/8″ x 5″. You do this in the case of a continuous pattern so that it will match when applied to the card front. In the case of my dotted DSP it didn’t matter, but some repeating designs will look odd if you don’t do this. Mark the center of the 5″ side at 2 1/2″. Cut the points as before.  Use liquid glue to adhere these to the outside of the gate fold panel.

Open the gate fold and attach, with liquid glue, a different panel of Designer Series Paper, cut at 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″. I used Bird Ballad DSP for both the front and the inside of the gate fold.

I stamped the sentiment from Timeless Tulips for the belly band in Pool Party on Whisper White and cut it with one of the dies from Stitched So Sweetly. I then stamped a bird from Free as a Bird in stamped-off-once Petal Pink.

For the belly band, I cut a strip of Petal Pink 1″ x 10″ and stamped the leaf design from Free as a Bird randomly over this in Pool Party. Wrap this strip around your card front, not too tightly, overlapping on the front where you will cover the seam with your sentiment die cut. Adhere the ends with liquid glue.  Slide the belly band on the card front and center the die cut sentiment over it. When you are sure of the placement, use liquid glue to adhere the sentiment to the belly band.

For the sentiment inside the gate fold, I cut Whisper White with the second largest rectangle in Stitched So Sweetly dies.  I used part of the large birds design in Free as a Bird and stamped it in stamped-off-once Pool Party. When dry, over this I stamped the sentiment, also from Free as a Bird, in Petal Pink. Center this die cut (dry fit) under the gate folds and slide on the belly band. Make sure none of your inside design shows behind the belly band die cut.

For the inside of the card, stamp the sentiment from Woven Heirlooms in Petal Pink on a 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ panel of Whisper White. When dry, stamp the large birds on a branch design in stamped-off-once Pool Party. Use liquid glue to attach this to a Pool Party panel that is 4″ x 5 1/4″, and adhere this to the inside of the card base, also with liquid glue.

To finish the card front, I made a 4-wrap  bow with some leftover organza ribbon and adhered it with a couple of glue dots to the lower right of the die cut. A leftover petal pink flower (I don’t remember how long I have had this!) was glue-dotted to the upper left corner. Now it is truly a feminine card! This card will be hand delivered, so the bulk of the flower won’t be an issue.

The envelope front is stamped with the single bird from Free as a Bird in petal pink and more of the DSP covers the flap.

I hope you enjoyed this card, as well as Mary’s video, should you decide to watch it. Now to see what the rest of the Krew has done, just click the ‘next’ button or on any name to go to her blog. Enjoy the trip!

Thanks for stopping by. If there is anything I can do for you, please contact me. If you need to purchase items to make this card, just click on the ‘shop online with me’ button at right.

Karen Ksenzakovic

Connie Troyer

Mary Deatherage

Akiko Sudano

Leslie Larkin

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14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Free as a Bird CASE”

  1. This is gorgeous Julie 🙂 I really need to pull out this DSP again. It’s so soft and sweet. I really like how you did your belly band with the punch, perfection!!

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  2. The first thing I noticed was that pretty pink flower…it stole the show! Birds, right up your alley, with such soft, feminine colors and neat design. You did a great job of CASEing and did Mary proud. So glad you were able to hop with us. Just in case you have time/interest, here’s a link to video of eaglets not too far from our house. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chLqW7ILpOc

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    1. Thanks so much, Karen! It is a lovely fold design, and I think I will use it again. Maybe work on the scalloped edges. 🙂 Thanks for the link to your eagles. I will check them out. I am partial to the Decorah Eagles. This is the 10th year for their cam. Also watching a Peregrine Falcon nest in Dubuque.

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