Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Stampin' Up! Seasonal Chums for the Inkin' Krew Blog Hop

If it's your first time here, welcome! Once a month members of our team create cards for a particular theme. The theme this month is "Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays". We can interpret that any way that we like (Christmas, Seasons Greetings, Happy Holidays, etc.) We can use any products that we want for our projects. I have chosen to use all Stampin' Up products.

My project was a bear for me...I know you will think it's a snowman, but it really was a bear. If your language is not English, you may not get the slang meaning :-)

I can't begin to tell you how many mock ups I did of this and it still didn't come out properly so I jerry-rigged it. I wonder from where that expression came? I could Google it, but I really want to show you my project.

I CAN tell you this...it's called a "Magic Card" I'll get you as far as I can, however.

Did you see the magic?

The Shaded Spruce card stock is cut to 8 1/2" x 8 1/2". Score at 4 1/4", turn and score at 2 3/4" and 5 3/4"; reinforce the folds. Cut off 1/4" from the bottom of one side. Cut off the 2 end pieces from the side you just made shorter. Cut inside the scored line so that when the middle piece is folded up, it doesn't catch as you magic pieces will need to slide in and out (or up and down, depending what part of the country you are from!)

Cut a different colored scrap piece of cardstock 2" x 3" and center it in the middle section of the top portion and adhere it temporarily so you can cut an opening. Then using a 1" circle punch, cut a 1/2" notch at the top. It is clear in this pic.

While you've got the punch out, punch a circle in the color you want for your pull tab.

Now it gets tricky. Using the Stamparatus will make it easier for you. First cut a piece of window sheet at 2 3/4" x 4" and a piece of card stock for the insert 2 3/4" x 4". Position your image on a window sheet that has been cut to 2 3/4" x 4" and the sentiment as well, making sure when you are preparing the magic part, that the image and sentiment display properly. Use Staz-On to stamp them on the window sheet. Clean your stamps and position the insert paper in the same place as you had the window sheet and stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black. Color the image with Blends. I used my Call Me Clover and Cherry Cobbler Blends to color the snowman and light Crumb Cake for the rabbit. Lay the window sheet on the colored image and make sure it lines up perfectly. If you haven't moved your stamps, it should.

Add a little strip of SNAIL at the top between the insert and the window sheet, making sure you are still lined up! Put SNAIL on the back of the 1" circle that you punched and fold it in half over the top of the pieces you snailed together. Take a 1/8" circle punch and make a hole in it. Run your Baker's Twine through it and tie a knot.

Okay, you ready to run here with me? This is where I had the problem. If you make one and it turns out perfect, let me know! Place the piece of card stock on the side that the two panels were removed and place it between the window sheet and insert. Fold up the back to be sure everything slides perfectly. If it does, put tear and tape on one edge of the back to seal it. added the snowflakes and ribbon from Santa's Workshop Enamel Elements.

I hope you will try to make a magic card. I am going to try it again following Dawn Griffith's or Frenchie's videos as they do it with a different styles and measurements but it's still magic! Wish me luck.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will enjoy the rest of the hop. Clicking on the next button will take you to Linda and clicking on the previous will take you to Shirley.

  1. Shirley Gentry
  2. Karen Finkle - you are here!
  3. Linda Richenberg
  4. Connie Troyer -
  5. Karen Ksenzakovic
  6. Aurora Lopez
  7. Mary Deatherage
  8. Sue Prather -
  9. Amy Koenders


  1. Your project looks great to me! Love that sweet snowman, perfectly designed! :)

  2. THis is so cute. Now I need to figure out how to make one of these. God Bless you. ;-)

  3. Sweet little image and a fun fun-fold! Going to have to give this a go!! Thanks for sharing your card and directions!! :)

  4. Darling! This is one I have always wanted to try and may just do so with your excellent instructions.


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