Tag Archive | Endless Birthday Wishes Stamp Set

Peek A Boo Birthday Card

Hello Stampers!  Today I’m going to show you a really cool card. I’m calling it the Peek A Boo Card but it is also called the Telescoping Card. I’ve had a few very short posts but I’m going to warn you – this will be a long one.

Looks just like a Gate Fold…right? Watch…

Hmm…what’s going on?

A birthday cake is sneaking out.

Wow! Isn’t that really cool? It’s such a neat surprise.

 

 

A fellow demo in my upline group showed us this but in a larger size. I scaled it down to a regular 4 1/4″ x  5 1/2″ card. Really had to use my math skills on that!

Here’s all the directions. Hope you can follow them.

Telescoping Card

Stamp Sets – Endless Birthday

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Birthday Bouquet DSP, Soft Sky Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral

Accessories – Stitched Shapes Thinlits, Stampin’ Write Markers, Foam Strips, Tear and Tape, Mini Balloon PunchM

Mint Macaron:

  • Card Base – 5 ½ x 8 ½ , score at 2 1/8 on each side on 8 ½ side (to form a Tri-fold)

  • Center Panel – 5 ½ x 3 ¼

  • Flaps – cut 2 – 3 ¼ x 3 3/8

DSP:

  • Cut 2 – 1 ¾ x 5 ¼

  • Cut 1 – 5 ¼ x 3

Whisper White:

  • Cut 2 – 2 ½ x 2 ½

Directions:

  1. Fold and burnish on score lines

  2. Adhere the 5 ¼ x 3 piece of DSP to Center Panel

  3. Cut the window using Stitched Shapes die through both pieces of panel – ** save the Mint Macaron piece for front

  4. Adhere the two front pieces of DSP

  5. Stamp Happy Birthday on one piece of Whisper White and the birthday cake on the second piece

  6. Using the smaller square die from Stitched Shapes to cut out the Happy Birthday and the larger square to cut out the square from the piece you saved

  7. Using your template cut the V in the two flaps

  8. Adhere the white square to back of card lining up with window

  9. Adhere the window panel with foam tape on top and bottom

    Adhere the flaps to the front covers at score lines lining up with window using Tear and Tape

  10. Points of the flaps overlap in center

  11. Adhere the two squares to ONE SIDE front

  12. Punch out balloons in Soft Sky, Blushing Bride and Calypso Coral and adhere under the window

Donna Kopenski 2017

Here’s the template:

Start with a rectangle measuring 3 1/4 x 3 3/8 and cut a V in the center of one 3 1/4 side 1 3/8 in.

I taught this card to my Stamp Club and with care they all got it following written and some verbal directions.

Hope you enjoyed this card. Please try to make it. Once you’ve done it…you see so many possibilities. It’s such a fun card!

My next posts will be from my May class featuring Congrats cards. The neat thing about them is they can be used for so many different Congratulation events.

Until my next post…Happy Stamping!

Donna

 

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Fancy Fold – Dragonfly Dreams

Hello Stampers! I found a different fold and decided to give it a try. I love it! I CASE’d this idea from Susan Levasseur. I think I’ll be making more of these but with some alterations.

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This is what you see as it comes out of the envelope (by the way it fits in a regular medium envelope). This card is a little too heavy so I might just use a black (or color) rather than the white for the card.

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This is as you open it. The front piece is decorated on both sides.

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This shows the back of the front and the first page. I lightly sponged  Smokey Slate around each white piece to tone down the bright white a bit. I used Dragonfly Dreams throughout along with the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits and Butterfly Basics.

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Opened all the way. I love this card. I can see it done with any of our flower sets too. I think the ferns from Butterfly Basics are my favorite for filling space.

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Wouldn’t this look lovely on the recipients desk or on a table for display? I won’t part with this one until I make some more. 🙂 This fold is definitely a keeper for me.

 

Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Dragonfly Dreams, First Sight, Butterfly Basics, Endless Birthday Wishes

Ink – Smokey Slate, Old Olive, Perfect Plum

Paper – Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Black

Accessories – Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits

 

If you are interested in trying this card out here’s the video:

As you can see, mine is similar but not exactly the same. For one thing…I didn’t have 12 x 12 black paper so I had to use the white as my card base. I have the 12 x 12 black paper now!

Hope you enjoyed this card and will give it a try. I love sharing with you and I hope you find these posts useful.

Until Monday…with another unique fold…Happy Stamping!