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Saturday, 14 February 2015

Valentine Pop Out Swing Card

Happy Valentine’s Day …
Today is Valentine’s Day, and although I did not receive a Valentine, nor had a “Happy Valentine’s Day” from my hubby, I just had to commemorate this “holiday” with a card …

I first saw this sketch/design via Dawn Griffith’s, and yesterday spotted a beautiful version by Julie Davison, so decided to put the “Kathe” touch on my own version.

The card-base is Soft Sky, measuring 5, ½” x 8” and scored at 4”
The Real Red pop out/swing is 3, ½” x 3, ½”, and the Whisper White layer is 3” x 3”
The insert panel is 5” x 6” and scored at 2” and 4” along the 6” side

Score the card-base at 4” and fold.   Cut a square {measuring 3, ½” x 3, ½”} with the “Squares Collection” Framelits which will become the opening for the Pop Out Swing.
Adhere the Whisper White 3” x 3” cardstock to the Real Red cardstock measuring 3, ½” x 3, ½”.
On the 3” x 3” Whisper White cardstock, the gorgeous {and brand new, fresh from the BBB (Big Brown Box) today} stamp set “Sheltering Tree” is stamped in Early Espresso for the tree trunk.
For the blossom, a layer of Blushing Bride is stamped, then a layer of Strawberry Slush, which has been stamped off once {onto scrap paper}, and slightly out of line to give a 2 tone effect.

For the card insert, I also did the same colour way {Blushing Bride and Strawberry Slush} onto a scrap of WW cardstock, before punching out the hearts with the “Sweetheart” Punch and heart from the “Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack”.

The card insert is folded concertina style, and also features a row of hearts, made with the “Hearts Border” Punch.
Back to the 3” x 3” Whisper White cardstock, the grass is stamped in Pear Pizzazz which has also been stamped off once onto scrap paper before being stamped.
The sentiment “Crazy About” is from the “Crazy About You” stamp set, and stamped in Real Red, with the banner ends made with the “Banner” Punch.
The sentiment banner is raised with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The gorgeous word “you” is from the matching “Hello You” Thinlits Dies, and is in Real Red cardstock {and I have to say that I love love love this new Thinlits set … so cute!}.
The “Crazy About You”/”Hello You” Bundle also arrived in the BBB this morning - yipppeee!

a close-up of the two-tone blossoms

Wah-lah … "Valentine Pop Out Swing Card" done!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by, and if you would like to make a Stampin’ Up! purchase online, please head on over  to my Stampin’ Up! website.

Happy craftin’,

Recipe Ingredient List
Stamp Sets : “Crazy About You”, “Sheltering Tree”
Ink : Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red, Strawberry Slush
Cardstock :  Real Red, Soft Sky, Whisper White,
Framelits : “Hello You”, “Squares Collection”
Punches : “Banner”, “Hearts Border”, “Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack”, “Sweetheart”
Xtras : Stampin’ Dimensionals,

Special Tools : Big Shot, Stampin’ Scrub and Stampin’ Cleaner, Stampin Trimmer, 

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