The other day, I participated in a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator swap for fancy fold cards and had to mass produce 16 cards. With the season of springtime weddings ahead, I designed this Z-fold card featuring the Always & Forever stamp set, paired with coordinating Tree Ring background stamp and sentiments from Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.
This is an A-2 card. I used a 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, scored along the long side at 4-1/4″. For mass producing 16 cards, I used my Stamparaus to stamp the tree ring background image on the right side of the score line using Crumb Cake ink. Note: I used a piece of copy paper to mark where to place my cardstock for quickly stamping multiple images.
I used the step-hinge technique to “walk” the tiny heart images down the left side of the paper in Blushing Bride ink. The two sentiments were stamped together using Crumb Cake ink. Unless you pre-ordered the Stamparatus in the fall, you will have to wait to order it when the new annual catalog is released on 1 June 2018.
I then scored the tree ring at 2-1/8″ and burnished the score lines to create the Z-fold.
I diecut to two small hearts from the Sweet & Sassy Framelits dies in Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake cardstock. I stamped the large tree ring image on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, and then colored the leaves using my blender pen to pick up Old Olive ink from inside the lid of the ink pad.
After fussy cutting the large tree ring image, I mounted it to the largest circle diecut from Crumb Cake cardstock using Stitched Shapes Framelits dies, and then attached it to 3-1/4″ square piece of Blushing Bride cardstock. Note, I only placed snail adhesive on left half of the piece.
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Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!