Friday 24 September 2021

Fun Fold Friday - Sale-A-Bration - Peaceful Prints DSP

 Hello for the last time from me this week. Being Friday, I have made a fun fold for you to play with. In fact, I made 2. The first one is using the FREE set, Counting Sheep. The 2nd card is using the FREE product that I used is the gorgeous papers called Peaceful Prints. I coordinated them with the matching stamp set called Peaceful Deer. There is also a matching punch that goes with the stamp set but me being me, I fussy cut my deer out! No surprise there then!  Instructions below the card pictures.

For more information on all of the products that I have used today and the rest of this week, please click HERE and it will open up a new page for you to take you to our shop. If you live in the UK please shop with us. 

During Sale-A-Bration, there is always a brilliant recruiting or joining offer. This time you can choose any of several brilliant stamp and die or punch BUNDLES for FREE once again! If you would like to join our amazing team of demonstrators we would welcome you with open arms. Again, you can click HERE and this will take you to the Stampin' Up! joining page. 

Card no. 1 Counting Sheep

Pulling the little tabs on the outside open... The sheep are different on the reverse!

I was inspired by a card that Jo Blackman made. click here for the link to HERE card

Card no. 3 Instructions

Take a piece of A4 card (UK A4 is 21cm by 29.7cm) and cut into 3 pieces 21cm by 9.9cm. 1 of these cut to 20cm long. Score the other 2 pieces 1cm and 11cm from one end. Using glue or tape, fix the 1cm bands to either end of the 20cm wide piece on the inside of the piece as below. 
Cut 4 squares 9cm by 9cm. Take 2 of them and gut or cut out so you have a border 1.5cm from the edges (below) The other 2 pieces adhere to the reverse of the frames. Once dry, cut out the centre using a craft knife or scissors. On the card base, fold out the 2 pieces that will become the gates on the card. 
Place the strengthened frames over the centre of each of the front halves of the card. Mark lightly with a pencil, just the inner edges as shown.
Cut 1 piece of card 8.8cm by 16cm long and score along both long sides at 1.5cm. Turn cross ways and score 1cm on one end, then keeping within the core lines, score at the 2.5cm mark on both edges of the card pieces then cut off at 4cm. Repeat this 3 times for the rest of the length of card. A total of 4 pieces. These will become the frame arms so that it will move left to right. Cut off the 1cm long strip on each of the 4 pieces within the score lines as shown taking the outer edges at an angle as my picture shows. Cut a V at the 2cm marks on both sides. The 2 tabs on each side will become the fixing points, so they can be bent and burnished.
Lay the 1st piece where the 1cm piece has been removed and place it with the pencilled lines on the card front. Before glueing both pieces in on each side, place both of the panels within the marked area  to make sure that they both fit. This is the best time to make any trimmings on these pieces so that they will lift and not overlap when moving the mechanism left and right. I found that I needed to trim 1mm or 2mm off when I made mine.
Once glued or taped in place, the arms will look like those below. Do the left hand side first then turn the card over and repeat the process. The arms will then be facing opposite to each other. 
Lay the frame over the arms to position and check that you don't need to trim any more off. If they move well in both directions, glue the frame onto the little squares so they will look like the pictures below.

This shows the frame now glued into position with movement each side. Use an eraser to remove the pencil marks at this point. On the other version below, I placed DSP onto the front of the card before I added the arms. I like being able to see the design as the arms are moved sideways. These arms will be where the images will be adhered to. There will be images on both sides of each arm.

Cut 4 pieces of card 5.8cm by 5.8cm. Stamp onto these and decorate. Once complete I placed my images 1 behind the other with the images facing out and cut them both at 2.9cm from top to bottom (as I show in the bottom right image) at the same time. I know then that they are the exact size as the other. 

I chose to use the Penguin Place stamp set which coordinates with the next Sale-A-Bration product! They were coloured in using Stampin Blends pens.

Laying one half at a time, checking they are in the correct positions, I added the top and bottom images onto the arms. I used different images behind each of the front ones. So when the arms are pulled, it will show the different penguins on each pair of arms.

It was at this next point that I used the Penguin Playmates DSP to decorate my card base. They are also FREE Sale-A-Bration product!


When the card is closed, the images should look nice and flat.

I really do hope that you decide to have a go at making these cards, they really are great fun to make. 

My decorated Card No. 2 using the Peaceful Prints DSP and Peaceful Deer stamp set

Thank you so much for joining me this week. I hope that I haven't bored you too much but instead given you some inspiration to make your own cards too. 
Cary will be back for next Monday to show you her creations. 

Until I return, please stay safe, be well and KEEP ON CRAFTING!
Thank you so much, Gill  x๐Ÿ˜x๐Ÿ˜x๐Ÿ˜x๐Ÿ˜x๐Ÿ˜x

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