Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is an Easter two-fer card tutorial featuring the Daffodil Daydream Bundle and the (retired) Daffodil Afternoon DSP! You must switch things up every now and again, so why not make an easy fun-fold card? Then as a bonus, use the leftover pieces of DSP from the fun-fold card to make more cards? This way you use up that pretty Daffodil Afternoon DSP that you earned during Sale-A-Bration! Even if you do not have this DSP, you can easily substitute it for what you have on hand, make your own DSP, or even simply emboss cardstock! From one sheet of DSP, you will be able to make three fun-fold cards and three standard cards.
To start, your card base will be Mossy Meadow cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”:
The next part of the card base is Basic Black cardstock, cut at 4” x 10 ¼” and scored at 2 ½” and at 5”. You will fold the card in half at the 5” score line and then fold the cardstock back at the 2 ½” score line:
For the rest of the card, you will need:
1. Using this design from the Daffodil Daydream DSP, first cut a 3 ¾” x 12” piece, cut at 5” along the 12” side, for a 3 ¾” x 5” piece.
2. With the leftover piece of DSP, flip it over and cut at 2 ¼”, for a 3 ¾” x 2 ¼” piece.
3. Use the second largest layering Stitched So Sweetly Die to die-cut from Very Vanilla cardstock. Use your Stamparatus to position the stamp so it’s a little lower on the cardstock and stamp in Memento ink. The stems and leaves are coloring in with a Light Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends, the daffodil corona (cup) is colored in with a Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends, and use a Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends to color around the flowers. Tip-I did this to help with the daffodils stand out on the Very Vanilla cardstock since I did not color the tepals (petals) in.
4. On Shimmery White cardstock, stamp the butterfly in Memento ink, color in with Light and Dark Pale Papaya Stampin’ Blends, and use the coordinating die to die-cut out. *I wanted to give the butterfly some sparkle but didn’t want the ink smearing with a Wink of Stella Pen.
5. Use enough of the black baker’s twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack to fold in half and tie into a bow.
First I adhered the 3 ¾” x 5” piece of DSP to the back panel of the Basic Black cardstock fold and then adhered the3 ¾” x 2 ¼” piece of DSP to the front fold. I place some adhesive on the lower third of the die-cut daffodil image to adhere to the front fold as shown, used a glue dot to adhere the baker’s twine bow, and a mini dimensional to adhere the die-cut butterfly as shown. This completed piece is adhered to the front of the Mossy Meadow cardstock card base:
For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment and butterfly in Mossy Meadow ink and the spotted background stamp in Crushed Curry ink as shown:
After making three of the fun-fold cards, you will have three pieces of DSP at 3 ¾” x 4 ¾” and one strip at ¾” x 12” and can make three of the following cards:
The card base is Mossy Meadow cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”. I adhered the 3 ¾” x 4 ¾” DSP base layer slightly askew on the Mossy Meadow cardstock, placed one of the Paper Lattice slightly askew in the opposite direction and adhered the die-cut daffodil image (same as for the fun fold, you will need 6 total of these, the butterflies, and the double baker’s twine bows), then flipped that over to apply more adhesive so the Paper Lattice will adhere to the DSP. I finished the front off by adhering the die-cut butterfly with a mini dimensional and the baker’s twine double bow with a glue dot. For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink, and cut the ¾” x 12” strip of DSP into 4” pieces to use the opposite side design and adhere along the bottom of the cardstock:
For the coordinating Very Vanilla Medium Envelope, simply stamp the butterfly three consecutive times in Mossy Meadow ink:
Here is what the fun-fold looks like when standing up:
Both cards are super easy to make, and you now have six fabulous Easter Cards! Just to forewarn you, this week is going to be all about Easter Cards featuring the Daffodil Afternoon DSP! However, these can easily be used for any occasion by simply switching out the sentiments! The Stitched So Sweetly Dies are on the retirement list, so they are only available while supplies last! These dies have been a staple in my card making and will surely be missed!
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