You Make Me Happy

I had a very sweet comment left the other day by Beverly...she said that I do beautiful work! She also requested the type of fold used and measurements from the previously posted Fathers Day Card, "A Fun Way to Show You Care". How could I say no with such a delightful compliment?

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I thought I would do one better and actually post another card made from the same layout. It turns out that I wasn't sure of the name of the fold, because it was a card I created in the first card class that I took. Although the name and dimensions were not provided at that time I had kept the card to use as a guide. It just so happened that I brought some cards with me to Denver (to share with my daughter), and luckily this was one of them. 

The base of the card is 8 1/2" x 4 1/4" scored at 3". The inside base is 8" x 3" scored at 4". The inside of the card DSP is 5 1/4" x 4" - the inside base has 1" x 3" strip of DSP (its only purpose is to cover the ribbon(s) piece). The outside cover DSP is 2 3/4" x 4". The layered card stock piece is 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" (this one is Coastal Cabana placed on top of the Smokey Slate inside base that was scored at 4"). I have no set way that I decorate the front, but typically change out to accommodate for the stamped message being utilized. The inside message on this card was created with a stamp from a completely different stamp set...you should always be thinking outside the box (no pun intended!), and don't be hesitant to play with elements and color patterns that are not an apparent match. For example this card has three very busy patterned papers that actually compliment each other when all is said and done. I chose this fun stamp You Make Me Happy - Who wouldn't like to get a card for no particular occasion, and with such an endearing message?

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You Make Me Happy with your comments and requests. Please don't hesitate to ask questions or to leave comments and/or suggestions. I had someone else previously ask me for the dimensions, and I directly emailed them in response. I will make an effort to include the measurements for the cards that I post in the future. Thanks for stopping by!

 

Product Information + Order Numbers : 

Stamp Set(s): Hello, Lovely (Wood-mount 130240, Clear-mount 130243) Yippee-Skippee (Wood-mount 131341, Clear-mount 131344)

    Paper: Coastal Cabana (130024) Smokey Slate (131202) DSP Designer Series Paper Stack (130136) I Am Me (130138)

    Ink: Calypso Coral (126983) 

    Cool Tools: Big Shot die-cutting machine (113439) Big Shot Magnetic Platform (130658) Labels Collection (125598) 

    Perfect Touch: Glue dots (103683) 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbom Daffodil Delight (126872) 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon Bermuda Bay (131206) Pearl Basic Jewels (119247)

     

     

     

    Posted on July 3, 2013 .