Friday, January 13, 2023


Both cards I have shared this week have been quick and simple cards perfect for beginner stampers.

I would consider today's card better suited to Avid Stampers.  It is not difficult, but there are more steps and definitely more stamping.  A beginner may feel a little overwhelmed.

This is a Double Flip Fun Fold card and uses a Technique called Partial Die Cutting.

Closed Card Front

There are a total of 4 panels on this card that can be decorated as desired.  I thought this was a perfect opportunity to highlight many of the stamps that are included in the Country Bouquet stamp set.  I was also able to use more of the designs that are part of the Country Floral Lane Designer Series Paper Collection.

The Front Flip panel was stamped with the large 2-step Heart.  I stamped the floral portion of the heart with Sweet Sorbet ink and the greenery portion of the heart with Mint Macaron ink.  These are two separate stamps but are very easy to align, so the heart comes together quickly.

Starting to Open

The above image shows the start of the first flip motion in process which occurs when you pull the Sweet Sorbet DSP section to the left.

As you continue to pull the Sweet Sorbet DSP section to the left, you will see the following.

Card Pulled to Fully Open

The inside left panel (2nd panel) is a Gift Card Pocket made with the Country Gingham Designer Series Paper.  I decorated it with a strip of the same DSP as in on the far-right panel and a bit of Sweet Sorbet Metallic Ribbon.

The third panel on the right was decorated with more stamps from the Country Bouquet stamp set.

As you push the DSP floral section of the card to the left, you will reveal the back of the card as shown below.

Card Back when fully closed

This card is beautiful coming and going as every time you make another flip a new panel is revealed.  The fourth and final back panel is decorated with more stamps from the stamp set.  The large lined and striped stamps and the smaller solid Sweet Sorbet heart all coordinate with the Country Bouquet Punch, so stamping and punching makes for quick work.

With all honesty, the most difficult part of this card is deciding how to decorate so many panels.  A portion of each panel is also covered when it is "closed" so you need to pay attention to where you stamp your images.

Because this stamp set includes 6 sentiments that all work wonderfully together, I was able to stamp a unique sentiment on each of my 3 decorated panels.  

My second panel was the gift card holder.  But if you didn't want to use your card for a Gift Card, you could also decorate that panel as desired.

For a tutorial with cutting and scoring templates and step-by-step stamping directions, click on this link.

A complete list of the Products used is shown below.

Product List

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