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Coming home after a long stay in the hospital deserves a cheerful card. Home Sweet Home may have a different meaning for those of us who have been fortunate enough to stay healthy during this year of COVID-19, but to a survivor it truly can be sweet.
The mechanical base for this card come from Karen Burniston’s House and Fence Pop-Up die set, as does the house. The fence, flowers, grass, tree and swinging girl come from the Xcut “Make Me” die set included in the Homemaker Die Cuts & Digi Stamps All-in-one Die & Digi Stamp Kit.
This is about the eighth time I have made this pop-up platform which is easy to use. I spent time exploring how to get the best embossing impression on the house by using fun foam to act as a shim. I inked the house and decoration on the tree and swinging girl with distress inks. The bushes are a scrap decorated with pink dots from the flowers.
The front sentiment is another Karen Burniston die set which makes it quick and easy to create a stylized sentiment. The strawberry comes from the Park Lane paper pad as does the gingham tag inside the card.
I created the inside sentiment on the computer and used distress ink to color the background. If I were to print the sentiment again, I would ink the paper first and then print the words to minimize the black ink blurring.
The folded size of the card is 5 ½ inches by 5 ¾ inches. For interest, the bottom front edge is fussy cut along the printed scalloped edge.
Video is at https://spark.adobe.com/video/Ah8pNrimuXg8u.
- Karen Burniston in Cahoots with Riley and Company – 1015-House and Fence Pop-Up
- Karen Burniston in Cahoots with Riley and Company – 1101 – Home Sweet Home
- Xcut “Make Me” die set included in the Homemaker Die Cuts & Digi Stamps All-in-one Die & Digi Stamp Kit.
- The Paper Studio – 8.5 x 11 inches -Gingham Red – 148429
- Park Lane Paperie -Strawberry Patch -12 x 12 inches – 1658-1548
- Green, white cardstock and colored scraps from my stash
- Ranger – Distress Inks – Fired Bricks, Vintage Photo and Salty Ocean
- Computer printed sentiment in black ink
- PVA Glue – Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue
- Red double-sided clear tape
- Clear double-sided tear tape
- Foam squares
- Black sewing thread
This is a double Z-fold card turned sideways using Hunkydory’s Happy Days – Adorable Scorables set and an 8.5 inches x 11 inches (21 cm x 28 cm) piece of cream card stock.
1 Fold in half to make 5.5 x 4.25 inches (140 x 107 mm) card. Burnish fold. Fold front in half to make 2.75 x 5.5 inches (70 x 140 mm) panel. Burnish fold.
2 Cut folded card at 2.5 inches (63 mm) from the side.
3 Pick your papers.
4 Cut from pattern paper two pieces – 5.75 x 5.25 inches (146 x 133 mm) and 2.5 x 5.25 inches (63 x 133 mm). Cut four pieces of white – 2.5 x 5.25 inches (63 x 133 mm), 2.25 x 5.25 inches (58 x 133 mm) and two at 2.25 x 2.5 inches (58 x 63 mm)
5 Fussy cut out front umbrella. Create thin ribbon by sticking back-to-back holographic tape and cutting into thin strips.
6 Figure-out placement of ribbon and tape on backside. Place foam squares on back.
7 Adhere umbrella to white card (2.25 x 5.25 inches). Tape ends of ribbon to back of white card.
8 Adhere patterned and white papers to appropriate spaces. There should be an 1/8 inch (3 mm) bit of cream card showing all around each of the top layered pieces. Adhere sentiment with foam squares above umbrella.
9 Add several rows of double-sided tape to the back edge section making sure the tape does not extend above fold marks.
10 Peal off tape from behind umbrella section and adhere to front of car. Next pull off backing tape from back section and press card folded shut to adhere back of center layer to back layer of card.
11 Add back sentiment and bird decoration.
12 Adhere back paper to back of card as a place for a personal message.
- Hunkydory Happy Days- Adorable Scorables set
- Cream Cardstock
- Holographic tape from Target
- Double-sided tape
- Foam squares
- Folding tool
- Paper Cutter