Another darling set from the Stampin’ Up! spring mini catalog was my focus in my Facebook Live a couple of weeks ago. I’m not one that usually likes to do a lot of coloring, I think I’m too impatient and need more instant gratification when making cards. Anyhoo, when I first saw this set, I thought “too much to color” but the images were so cute. Well, I kept coming back to it and added it to my wish list….and of course I bought it! I’m so glad I did.
There are a number of ways to use the images in the set, but I took the height of the whole tree image and created a fun fold card. The actual directions in the mini catalog call for adding another length of tree trunk that takes a bit of figuring, but I didn’t want to to fuss with that. It took a bit of figuring to get the measurements for the fold to work right; I stamped a “test” image and played with the folding to get it just right. I also had to make sure the bunny and butterfly images weren’t stamped where a fold would be. You’ll see in the card below, I didn’t quite get the top butterfly in the right position – it’s peeking out just a bit.
If you want to make the card the way I have it designed, the dimensions are:
- White cardstock: 3 3/4″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 3/8″ and 6 3/8″ (score after coloring)
- Balmy Blue cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″
- Granny Apple Green cardstock:4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
- Scrap of white and Soft Suede for the sentiment
You will stamp the tree in the 3 stages – you have to make sure that its straight on your paper or when you fold it the trunk will not meet up correctly with the top of the tree. This can be done a couple of different ways; one one card I used the Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus and on the original card, using a ruler I just made light pencil marks on the paper to help me stamp the tree straight.
As noted above, one other hint is to stamp and color all your images before you score the paper. The scoring lines are more noticeable if you color over them.
After folded and held closed with a ribbon, the dimension of this card allows for a space for a sentiment. Since I added a balloon to the wing of the owl, the birthday sentiment from this set was perfect. I normally don’t add anything on the inside of my cards, but I couldn’t resist the saying below.
If you are interested in this set, it’s on page 53 of the Stampin’ Up! mini catalog, or click here to access it in the online catalog. Here’s a complete list of all the materials:Product List
If you want to order any of these supplies please go to my ordering webpage here and don’t forget to enter the March host code UT7R4XP before you check out. And as always, let me know if you have questions.