Humming Along – Side Step Card

As promised, here is the fourth and final card that our stamp club made with the amazing Humming Along Bundle.  As you will see, this card is a fun side step card that has a great illusion of the hummingbird being in front of the flower.  Take a look at the pictures below:

Side step cards really have a WOW factor.  They are not difficult to make.  You just need to practice your cutting and scoring.  You’ll be a pro in no time – trust me!

There are two steps to create the card base – (1) Cut your card base and then (2) score the card base.

Let’s talk about cutting the card base first.  I’ve added a picture below to illustrate how I made the cut for this card.  There is only one cut in the paper.  Here are the steps:

  • Start with a piece of card stock cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.  Essentially, you will cut a piece of standard A2 card stock (8 1/2″ x 11″) in half by cutting at 5 1/2″ on the 11″ side.
  • Place your cut piece of card stock into your paper cutter so you can make the cut shown in the picture below.  You are going to place the 5 1/2″ side of the paper at 3″ in the paper cutter.  Then, start your blade cutting at the 7″ mark on the paper trimmer and cut to 2 3/4″.  This means that you will have a 4 1/4″ long cut.  Note:  The length of the cut is half the size as the length of the paper!

Now, we are going to add the score lines.

  • Reference the picture below to note where you will make your score lines.
  • On the left side of the picture, you will make a score line at 4 1/4″ (or half the length of the paper) to essentially be able to fold the card in half.
  • On the right side of the picture, you will make score lines at the beginning and end of the cut that you made in the first step, pictured and discussed above.  These will be at 1 1/2″ and 5 3/4″.
  • The final score line will be at 3″.  This is twice the distance of the beginning score line at 1 1/2″.

Your step card is ready to be folded and decorated.  Reference the picture below to fold your card.  The decorations are up to you!  I used products that are pictured at the end of this post to decorate the card.

I really hope that you use the directions above to make a step card.  You will be amazed at how easy it is.

The main products that I used to make this card are shown below.  Click on any picture, and you’ll go to my on-line store.

Happy stamping!
Laurie

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$49.00



 

Humming Along – Z-Fold Card

Don’t you love the simplicity of a Z-Fold card?  They are very easy to make but punch a real WOW factor.  Take a look at an example of this type of card featuring the wonderful Humming Along bundle –

This is what a Z-fold card looks like from the top.  There is so much dimension to this easy card style!  It’s perfect for the Humming Along bundle also.  The hummingbird appears to be in front of the flower when the card is opened.  The card will also stand on its own!

You can tell from my last few posts that I am really hooked on the Humming Along bundle.  Well – I guess that is because I am really fascinated by hummingbirds as, I’m sure, many of you are.  We have two hummingbird feeders in our yard.  We will always be mesmerized by the antics of the hummingbirds!

Let me give you a few tips on how to make this card.  You’ll be able to use the base Z-fold card design for any occasion.  Do not blame me if you get hooked on this card style 🙂

  • Cut a piece of Daffodil Delight card stock to 4 1/4″ x 11″.  Score the 11″ side at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″.  Fold the the score lines as pictured above.
  • Cut two pieces of Basic Black card stock to 2 1/2″ x 4″.  These pieces will be the frames for your Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (DSP).
  • Choose your favorite Gingham Gala DSP color and size of gingham (each color has small and large gingham choices).  Cut two pieces of Gingham Gala DSP to 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″.  Adhere the DSP pieces to the center of the Basic Black card stock pieces, as pictured.  Adhere the Basic Black card stock pieces to the outside of the card and inside exposed side of the card, as pictured.
  • Stamp the hummingbird, flower, and leaf images from the Humming Along stamp set onto Whisper White card stock.  Use Memento Black ink to stamp these images.
  • Die cut the stamped images with the corresponding Hummingbird Framelits Dies.  Adhere the die cut images to the card, as pictured.
  • Choose one of the sentiments from the Humming Along stamp set for your card.  Stamp the sentiment onto Whisper White card stock with Memento Black ink.  Die cut the stamped sentiment with the label die in the Hummingbird Framelits Dies set.
  • Adhere the die cut sentiment to a piece of 1 3/8″ x 3″ piece of Basic Black card stock.
  • Adhere the sentiment onto your card, as pictured, using Dimensionals.  Be sure to only put the dimensionals on the back of half of the sentiment.  You only need to adhere the left side of the sentiment to the card.

Shown below are the main products that I used to create the Z-fold card.  If you click on any picture, you’ll go to my on-line store.

In my next post, I will share the last of the Humming Along based cards that we made at our recent Stamp Club.  It is a fun side-step card that I’m sure you will love.

Happy stamping!
Laurie

Stamparatus

$49.00



 

Humming Along – Gate-Fold Card

The last stamp club that I hosted was focused on the Humming Along bundle and four different kinds of card bases.  We all had a great time making the different cards and using the very versatile Humming Along products.  After all – who doesn’t like hummingbirds and flowers, right?

Take a look at the picture below.  This is the beautiful gate-fold card that we made.

The gate-fold card style is definitely one that you should have in your back pocket of card designs.  It is quick, easy, and really packs a fun punch!  The card base for the gate fold card is made with a piece of card stock cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″.  Scores are made at the 2 3/4″ and 8 1/4″ on the 11″ side.  The picture below gives you a “cheat sheet” for the score lines.  You’ll notice that I suggest flipping the paper and scoring at 2 3/4″ on each end!

The gate-fold is made by folding the side, scored pieces into the middle of the card.  The picture below helps illustrate that folding.

There are many ways to decorate your gate-fold card.  This style is appropriate for any and all occasions!  And, the card will literally stand up on its own – too fun!

To get some additional tips on how to finish the card, please reference my previous post for a shadow box card using the same same set.

Shown below are the main products that I used to create the Humming Along gate-fold card.  If you click on any picture, you’ll go to my on-line store.

In my next post, I will share the amazing Z-fold card that we made featuring the Humming Along bundle.

Happy stamping!
Laurie

Stamparatus

$49.00



 

Humming Along – Shadow Box Card

At our recent monthly Stamp Club meeting, the group focused making different kinds of cards with the Humming Along bundle.  We made four different card bases but always designed the cards with the images and dies from the bundle.  Today, I am going to focus on the shadow box card that we made.  Take a look at the pictures below.

The shadow box card design is unique since the card literally stands up on its own.

There are several ways to decorate the shadow box card.  We chose to add the design directly to the front of the card.  The images from the Humming Along stamp set and the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper work together so well!  There is no need to add more to make a statement.

Here are the directions to make the card:

  • Start with a piece of Daffodil Delight card stock cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″.  Essentially, this means cutting a piece of 8 1/2″ x 11″ card stock in half.  Cut at 4 1/4″ on the 8 1/2″ side.  You will be able to make two shadow box cards from one piece of card stock!
  • Next, you will made a series of score lines on your card stock.  I’m going to refer you to one of my prior posts where I give detailed instructions on the score lines and the folds.  Please click here to go to that post.  You’ll also see another design for a shadow box card.
  • After you have assembled the base for your shadow box card, you’re ready to decorate.  For the pictured card, stamp images from the Humming Along stamp set onto Whisper White card stock.  Use Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
  • Die cut your images using the Hummingbird Framelits dies.  They are amazing!
  • Cut a piece of Basic Black card stock to 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″.
  • Cut a piece of the Daffodil Delight Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (DSP) to 3″ x 3″.  I am absolutely hooked on this paper.  It is so versatile!  You can use either the small or large gingham on your projects.  Each piece of the DSP is double-sided!
  • Adhere the Basic Black card stock to the card base, as pictured.  Then, adhere the Gingham Gala DSP piece to the Basic Black card stock, as pictured.
  • Cut a piece of Basic Black card stock to 1 1/2″ x 3″.  On a piece of 1 1/2″ x 3″ Gingham Gala DSP, stamp your choice of sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  Die cut the sentiment using the gorgeous frame die in the Hummingbird Framelits set.
  • Before you adhere your die cut hummingbird, flower, and leaf, be sure to take time to decide where you want to put the pieces.  When you like your design, adhere the pieces directly to the Gingham Gala DSP, or use dimensionals to give the design some pop!
  • Adhere the die cut sentiments to the Basic Black card stock piece.  Add the Basic Black card stock piece to the bottom of the card front using dimensionals.

This is such a fun kind of card to give to someone special.  Don’t be surprised if the card ends up as a show piece on a desk, shelf, or mantel.  A shadow box card really is a WOW factor design.

The main products that I used to make this card are shown below.  Click on any picture, and you’ll go to my on-line store.

My next post will feature the gate fold card that we made with the Humming Along bundle.  Pictured below are all four designs that we made.

Happy stamping!
Laurie

Stamparatus

$49.00



 

Stamp Club Projects Preview

Yesterday was the day for our February Stamp Club!  We had a great afternoon focusing on a few different card base designs – shadow box card, gate fold card, side step card, and z-fold card.  Here is a preview of the cards that we made.

Throughout this coming week, I will be posting each individual card with detailed pictures and instructions!

Happy stamping!
Laurie