Sunday, April 1, 2018

Stampin' Up! Hold on to Hope Horizontal Stretch

Happy Easter! My card today uses the Hold on to Hope Bundle. It is for our friend's birthday next week. She is a Godly woman, a Christian counselor and our Sunday School teacher. I love her for many reasons but especially because she saves all my cards!

I was inspired by Wendy Lee and I'm giving you a link to her instructions because I don't need to "reinvent the wheel". You can download her pdf here. Her's is called a vertical stretch card but in my case, I guess I've invented the horizontal stretch card! It's quite similar to a Z fold, but yet not! 

I followed her instructions but decided to change mine to landscape;  when I did a mock up, my card couldn't stand up and I wanted it to do that. Another thing I did differently was spray the back of the cross with Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky spray and adhered it to the Vellum. I have adhesive sheets but for something this small and only one item, I didn't want to take the time. I also had to make my center sentiment smaller so it didn't show beyond the top panel when closed.

One thing is for sure, I need a staging area other than the kitchen counter! Our dining room and living room are surrounded by windows and I haven't found that area great for taking pictures. I'll speak to Santa about it :-) Maybe he'll buy me a new!

Unfortunately, this Designer Series Paper was one of the free ones from Sale-A-Bration, which ended yesterday. BUT, the stamp set and other products are still available. If you would like to order anything, just click on the pictures below. I'd love to be your demonstrator and help unleash your creativity! If you are interested in the DSP, I do have an unopened package!

If you have any questions, just leave me a comment and I'll get back to you. Thanks for stopping by and remember, "we are not without hope!"

Products Used:

Heat Tool
Big Shot


  1. This is fabulous! A wonderful gesture for your friend. I am always on the lookout for fun folds, so I am pinning this one for sure!

    1. This is one cool card. Love it, Karen. I wanted more of that paper, but it was gone when I placed my last order.

  2. What a cool design Karen! Love the sort-of double z fold, the staggered panels look amazing! Love the foil touches!

  3. What an Awesome card. Do you have dimensions of your card and score lines? TY for sharing your aspect of this beautiful card.

    1. Thanks for visiting, Vickie. I sent you an email.


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