I have to say we picked a great time to head to Florida. Tennesse had a mini ice storm right after we left. I call it mini because everything was covered with a thin layer of ice. The schools were closed for a day and the city shut down. When we lived in Northern New York an ice storm meant inches of ice on everything. The trees were breaking, power poles were down and the roads were unpassable. There was no power and no school for weeks. Of course, this doesn’t mean that Tennessee should not have reacted this way because it is all what you are used to. In any case, I am glad we missed it. It is 80 and sunny here and I am enjoying every minute of it.
The card I made for today is called a Diagonal Fun Fold Card. This is what it looks like when you open it.
The center portion opens to the right and then the diagonal front piece opens to the left. It was fairly simple to make.
First, I took a 5.5″ x 8.5″ piece of Basic White card stock that I folded in half. Then I cut from the fold down to the corner of the front of the card to make the diagonal part. I took a 5.25″ x 4″ piece of Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper and cut that in half diagonally and adhered it to the front of the card. I cut another piece of the same size and added that to the inside of the card. Dandy Designs DSP is one of the products you can get for free during Sale-a-bration. It is a huge pack (48 sheets) of 12″ x 12″ double-sided paper that has four sheets of each design. I absolutely love the colors of this paper. They are so soft and beautiful.
Next, I took an 8″ x 3″ piece of Basic White card stock and folded it in half. I added a 2.75″ x 3.75″ piece of Dandy Designs DSP to the back. If you look at the photo above you can see why it has to be on the back since it opens the opposite way. I used the stamp set called Pansy Patch and the coordinating Pansy Dies to make the flowers and leaves. The Pansy Patch stamp set is a two-step stamp set. That means it can take two or more stamps to make one image. I first stamped the outside of the pansy in Calypso Coral ink, the middle section in Pale Papaya and the center of the flower in Highland Heather. Then I cut them out using the coordinating die. I cut three leaves out of Soft Succulent card stock. The dies are different because they cut out the outside edge of the leaf and they emboss at the same time. I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set called Heron Habitat and cut it out using a die from Stylish Shapes.
Don’t forget there is only one month left to Sale-a-brate and earn free products! The products will be available while supplies last or until the end of February. Plus, Stampin’ Up! added more items on February 1st!