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This “interactive” card was inspired by a swap I received from the Control Freaks Swap Group.  In planning my recent Spring Stamp Camp, I came up with my own version using Stampin’ Up!’s stamp set Glorious Gift.  When you open this card, the cross inside rises.  This card was a big hit!

Step 1.  Start off with a piece of Barely Banana cardstock measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score the long edge at 2″, 3-3/4″, 7-1/4″ and 9″.  Fold on score lines as shown and stamp front panels with the Floral background stamp in So Saffron ink.  Punch two 1/6″ holes in the center of panels #2 and #4 approximately 1/2″ down from the top of the card.

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Step 2.  To make the cross, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″.  Using a ruler, mark this piece at 7/8″ and 1-5/8″ at the top, bottom and sides.  Cut out using a paper trimmer.

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 Step 3.  Stamp cross with the Floral background stamp in So Saffron ink.  Punch two 1/16″ holes at each end of crossbeam.  Thread the gold cord (approx. 10″ long) through card and cross (see the first picture above for reference).  Tie a knot on one end of the cord so that it is on the backside of the card.  Open the card with the backside facing up and spread it flat in front of you.  Pull the cord so that it is tight across the card, there should not be any “give” to it.  Tie the second knot as close to the hole as possible.

Step 4.  When you open the card, the cross should rise.

Step 5.  To make the tag, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 2-1/4″ x 3-1/4″.  Punch the top two corners with the Tag Corner Punch.  The Regal Rose piece layered behind this measures 2-3/8″ x 3-3/8″.

All materials by Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Glorious Gift, Floral.  Paper: Barely Banana, Regal Rose, Mellow Moss, Whisper White.  Ink: Classic: So Saffron, Regal Rose, Brocade Blue, Melow Moss, Basic Black.  Accessories: 1/16″ Circle Punch, 1/8″ Circle Punch, Tag Corner Punch, Gold Cord, Rose Grosgrain Ribbon

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Tulips for Mother’s Day

I have been a member of Splitcoaststampers for over three years now.  It is THE BEST stamping website ever!  One of the things I enjoy most about Splitcoast is the daily challenges.  This card was created for last week’s Sketch Challenge.  I created the background using the Poppin’ Pastels technique.  To achieve this look, stamp the Print Pattern background in VersaMark ink on the Apricot Appeal card base.  Apply Stampin’ Pastels (chalks) with a Q-tip (I used Regal Rose, Close to Cocoa and Certainly Celery).  I then stamped over this with the French Script background in Encore Ultimate Metallic Gold ink.  I’ll be sending this to my Mom for Mother’s Day!

All materials by Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Terrific Tulips (retired), French Script, Print Pattern, Warm Words, Everyday Flexible Phrases.  Paper: Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery, Brushed Gold, Whisper White.  Ink: Craft Apricot Appeal, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa, Classic Certainly Celery and Pumpkin Pie.  Accessories: Stampin’ Pastels (chalks), Sewing Machine & Thread, Gold Brads, Gold Cord, Dimensionals, Sponge, Ticket Corner Punch, Large Oval Punch, Eyelets, White Narrow Organdy Ribbon

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Hello blogging world!

I am excited and at the same time very nervous about starting my own blog!  After viewing so many fantastic blogs about rubberstamping, I decided that this is something I would enjoy, too.  I’ve been stamping for five years now and have loved every single minute of it.  It’s the one hobby that seems to have “stuck” with me the longest!

 I hope you’ll join me in my blogging journey and come back to visit often!

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