We are back from our vacay in the Cayman Islands. I must say that I am really missing the sounds of the ocean out my back door! We had a very nice relaxing vacation and even met some folks who live about 15 minutes away from us! Small world. This is our last trip for the year. Now it’s time to get into the swing of the holiday season with Halloween close approaching and Thanksgiving and Christmas not far behind.
I recently bought two new stamp sets from Lawn Fawn stamps for Halloween because I was seriously lacking in the Halloween stamp department. All (or nearly all) Lawn Fawn stamps have matching dies for all their sets so there is no fussy cutting (you know, cutting out all those little shapes); it’s done for you! Love it! It sure does make card making a lot easier and more fun -at least for me. Fussy cutting was never one of my strong suits. Okay so enough chatter. First here is a picture of the two stamp sets. (click on the picture to get a better view if you need to). Aren’t they just so cute?? All the shapes have matching dies right down to the itty bitty pieces of candy stamps.
My card today is also a new technique to me. It’s called a double flip card. Here is a link to where I learned this technique. It’s a great video. She did a Christmas card so you can see that it is quite a versatile technique that you can use for virtually any occasion. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/276760339576051075/
Now here is my card.
This is the front of the card shown folded. It will fit in a standard A2 envelope. The card opens up to this:
You can stamp and put this card together in about 10 minutes. After you cut the cardstock and cut out the panels, it goes together very quickly.
Supplies you will need:
- Black and Very Vanilla cardstock
- Halloween DSP (I am using some retired DSP that I had on hand)
- Labels Collection flip card die set (Stampin’ Up)
- Stamp set of your choice or the Lawn Fawn stamps when you get them! 😉
- Markers to color if desired.
Assembling the card:
- Start with cardstock cut at 4 7/8″ x 7 1/2″. Rather than my trying to explain how to cut the cardstock, follow the instructions on the video above as she explains it very well.
- Cut out the panels in Very Vanilla. Stamp sentiments and adhere to card as shown.
- Cut strips of DSP 4 7/8″ x about one-half inch. Adhere to card as shown. (Just be certain that the strip does not overlap into the open area of the card.)
- The cat and the witch hats were stamped, colored, die cut, and then attached to the very vanilla panels with dimensionals.
I hope you will give this card a try. It is easier than it may look and way fun to make! Until next time, happy stamping!