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Smooches for my Hostess Club

Smooches for my Hostess Club published on 7 Comments on Smooches for my Hostess Club

My Hostess Club is the most fantastic group!  We met yesterday and had so much fun (as always!).  They seem to have endless patience with me as I “make” them tie bows and have been so supportive with my transition back to flying.  Like many things with the crafting world, I’m sure I get back more from them than I could possible give!

Well, back next week with some more projects from the club.  Thanks for stopping in today.  See you again soon!

Stamps:  Bright Blossoms, Precious Butterflies; Paper:  Summer Smooches DSP, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Whisper White; Ink:  Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Basic Black; Accessories:  Daffodil Delight Seam Binding, Neutrals Buttons, Thread, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip

 

I wanted to try and new fold, the Joy Fold, and I knew that the Summer Smooches DSP and the Bright Blossoms stamp would be perfect for it!  I’m not sure why I have never used this fold before because it is really easy and such a wow.  I used this tutorial.  The Basic Black background pieces use the measurements given in the tutorial for DSP with a small exception.  It seems that there was an error on the measurements needed for the inner and outer panels on the small section.  My Basic Black layers are 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ (since the inner card folded becomes 3″ x 4″).  As an experiment I wanted to see if a bow would hold the card closed and it does.  The trick is to put a Dimensional under the outer loop and a piece of Sticky Strip under the knot.  That keeps it from pulling up.  The inner loop has no adhesive so that you can tuck the inner section under it.  The bow is a double “potato masher bow” with a button tied onto it.

  

 

 

 

 

Here are some more pictures of the card in various stages of being opened.  This designer paper really makes it easy to make a cute card!  The club loved this one and you can count on seeing more of this fold from me!

Stamps:  Bright Blossoms, Precious Butterflies; Paper:  Summer Smooches DSP, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Whisper White; Ink:  Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Basic Black; Accessories:  Daffodil Delight Seam Binding, Neutrals Buttons, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip

7 Comments

I had a feeling there was something special about this card when I first saw it. Special besides the fabulous colors and your beautiful CAS design, that is. In fact, the Joy Fold really shows off the the DSP that you’ve used and makes the whole package EXTRA special! And that gorgeous bow makes me want to run to the kitchen and take out my potato masher!

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