Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Around The World On Wednesday February Blog Hop You've Got Mail


Welcome to the Around The World On Wednesday February Blog Hop with our theme this month "You've Got Mail" as we focus on "All About The Inside". You will be visiting with talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world as they share their ideas and projects to help inspire you. 
For my card design, I chose to create a Double Flap Gate Fold card using the Darling Donkeys stamp set (item #155264) and the Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper (item #155225), which are both Level 1 Rewards in the 2021 Sale-a-bration Catalog. I love how pretty this Bermuda Bay paper is and the donkeys are so cute. The accessories in the Kangaroo & Company Bundle (item #156269) from the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog work beautifully with the Darling Donkeys to help step up the card design. As you open this card, you will find two inside layers that celebrate the recipient's birthday. 
Products Used:
Darling Donkeys stamp set (item #155264) 
Level 1 Sale-a-bration Reward
Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper (item #155225) 
Level 1 Sale-a-bration Reward
Kangaroo & Company Bundle (item #156269)
Layering Circles Dies (item #151770)
Bermuda Bay Cardstock (item #131197)
Basic White Thick Cardstock (item #159229)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Coastal Cabana Classic Ink Pad (item #147097)
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (item #132708)
Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154904)
Petal Pink Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154893)
Basic Black Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154843)
Basic Rhinestone Jewels (item #144220)
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (item #144108)
Basic White Thick Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Score at 2 1/8" from each end)
Basic White Cardstock
Inside Layer - 5 1/4" x 4"
2 Large Circles die cut with the Layering Circles Dies
Scrap Piece for stamped donkey images &
Accessories stamped & die cut with the Kangaroo & Company Bundle
Bermuda Bay Cardstock
Inside Layer - 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Scalloped Circles die cut with Layering Circles Dies
Bermuda Bay Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper
2 Pieces - 2" x 5 3/8"
This card design may look complicated but it is actually quite simple to create. For the card base, you score at 2 1/8" from each end and score with a bone folder so they fold towards the middle. To decorate, I attached the designer series paper pieces to either side of the "gate" fold. I adhered the Bermuda Bay cardstock layer inside the card in the center. For the inside center panel, I stamped the donkey image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored the image with Stampin' Blends Markers. I stamped the sentiment with the same ink and then attached the layer to the center of the card on top of the Bermuda Bay cardstock layer. To create the flaps for the front and the middle layers, I stamped the donkeys onto scrap Basic White cardstock and the sentiments onto the circles. I stamped the small stars image with Coastal Cabana Classic ink around the sentiment to decorate. Using Stampin' Blends Markers, I colored the donkeys and fussy cut them out. I attached them to the circles with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals and then attached the white circles to the Bermuda Bay scalloped circle die cuts.  For the accessories, I stamped them onto a scrap of Basic White cardstock and colored them with Stampin' Blends Markers before die cutting them with the coordinating dies using the Kangaroo & Company Bundle.
To assemble the card, I added Mini Stampin' Dimensionals to one half of the back of the Bermuda Bay scalloped circle to attach to the left side flap of the gate fold card. For the other scalloped circle, I attached it to the left side with adhesive, repeating the process but on the opposite half of the circle and making sure that it lines up behind the front circle. I added the hearts to the front of the card so that it overlaps the front circle, using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals. This helps create a "latch" to keep the card closed. To decorate the donkey on the inside of the card, I added the party hat and gifts with adhesive. For a touch of bling, I added Basic Rhinestones to the front panels to finish off the design. I love that this card design provides a 'surprise" on the inside for the person receiving the card. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to create your own wonderful cards to send to the people you care about. There are so many wonderful products to choose from to help create your own unique designs.
Now it's time to visit Elaine's blog and see what she has created this month. Just click on the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List below to find your way. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you enjoyed about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 

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Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
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  1. Aaaw Tricia ... your card is adorable. xxx

  2. Never seen this double closing! Have to try it myself sometime. Thank you for sharing this super cute card.

  3. Oh, look what you did!! Love the way you surprised me with 2 different images on the circles! I'm going to give this a try.

  4. What a fabulous card ... I love how you've managed to get all three donkeys into this fun fold. Super card xx

  5. SO cute! love the double circle front images. Very clever!

  6. I haven't seen this type of fold before! I will have to try it! Brenda

  7. Oh yes! That double whammy of the two circles over the fold is a real step-up and a great surprise as you open up the card. Lovely idea!

  8. Adorable! Love the donkeys and this DSP!

  9. So cute Tricia. Love the hearts as well x

  10. Such a fun way to use these awesome SAB products!!! Thanks for the inspiration, Tricia. x