Card Base – Whisper White 11” x 4 ¼”, score @ 2 ¾”, 5 ½” and 8 ¼”
Front Panels – Misty Moonlight – 2 ½” x 4” – need 2
Front Panel DSP – 2 ¼” x 3 ¾” – need 2 (same design)
– DSP Panel 2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Whisper White Panel – 2 ¾” x 2 ¾” (you will be stamping small sunflower and sentiment on this)
Mounting Strips – ½” x 2” – need 2 – use a color that matches the DSP
Belly Band – 11” x ¾”
If you want to make this a gift cardholder, you’ll need the following:
Cardstock (Pick a coordinating color) – 2 ½” x 6”, score @ 2 ½”
DSP layer – 2 ¼” x 2 ¼”
Materials for Sunflower:
Misty Moonlight (Flower Detail) - 3 ½” x 3 ½” *NOTE – I applied our Double Sided Adhesive sheets to the back of this piece before die cutting)
DSP (Flower Base) – 3 ¾” x 3 ¾”
Misty Moonlight Cardstock (sunflower detail) - 4" x 4"
Just Jade DSP FOR Leaf Detail – 1 ½” x 4” – need 2 *SEE NOTE ABOVE ABOUT ADHESIVE SHEETS*
Just Jade Cardstock for leaf base– 1 ½” x 4” – need 2 – I stamped the leaf detail in Just Jade before die-cutting
Scrap of Bumblebee pattern DSP to cut out 1 sprig
Scrap of Bumblebee cardstock for sunflower center.
1. Stamp leaf detail on Just Jade cardstock. Die-cut using the solid leaf die. You need 2 of these.
2. Die-cut 2 detail leaves using a Just Jade patterned piece of DSP. You need 2 of these. Apply the detail pieces over the leaf solid pieces.
3. Die-cut 1 sprig using a piece of Bumblebee patterned DSP.
4. Die-cut the sunflower base using a piece of Misty Moonlight pattern DSP.
5. Die-cut the sunflower detail using Misty Moonlight cardstock. Apply the detail piece over the sunflower base.
6. Die-cut the sunflower center using a scrap piece of Bumblebee cardstock. Adhese this to the center of the sunflower.
7. Apply adhesive to the backside of the sunflower where you want to place the 2 assembled leaves. Do the same on the opposite side of the sunflower to adhere the sprig. Set the finished sunflower aside.
8. Take the 11" x 3/4" piece of Bumblebee cardstock and stamp the double-leaf stamp along the strip, using Bumblebee ink. Set this aside.
9. Take the card base and use the bone folder on all the score lines (the center score line should be folded as a mountain fold, the 2 side score lines should be done as valley folds). The 2 sides should be folded towards each other to create a center gatefold.
10. Take the 2 panels of Misty Moonlight and DSP that you cut for the card front and adhere the DSP on top of the Misty Moonlight.
11. Take those 2 panels and adhere them to either side of the card front.
12. Take the belly band, and place the left edge of the band at the edge of the right-side panel on the card front. Gentle wrap the band around the back of the card and around to the front. The band should just about meet at the center of the card (watch the video for a better explanation of how to do this). Make sure the belly band is loose enough to easily slide off and on the card front.
13. Place dimensionals on both ends of the belly band, making sure they won't show once you place the sunflower over the center of the card. Peel off backing and apply the sunflower over the dimensionals. Remove the belly band and set aside so that you can move on to the inside of the card.
14. Take the detailed small sunflower stamp and color using the following markers. I always start with the center and work my way out:
Bumblebee - flower center
Misty Moonlight - flower petals
Just Jade - leaves
The next step depends on how dark you want the stamped image. If you are going to stamp a sentiment above or below the image, then stamp the image full strength. If you want to stamp a sentiment over top of the stamped image, then stamp off once, and even twice if you want a very faint image. Stamp on the 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock.
15. Stamp your sentiment in Black Memento ink.
16. Mount the stamped piece to the 2 7/8" x 2 7/8" piece of DSP. Set this piece aside.
17. Take the 2 pieces of 1/2" x 2" pieces and fold each of them in half, horizontally. Unfold them and apply adhesive to the top of each of these strips. Fold the pieces in half again, making sure the non- sticky sides are against each other (view the video for a clearer explanation). Place the fold of the strip just up against the center score line of the inside of the card. You want to make sure that it does not lay on the scoreline itself because it will impede the card folding correctly. You will do the same thing with the 2nd strip, placing the fold just up to the center score line on the other side.
18. Take the stamped square, and while holding down the center strips, place the square over the strips, pressing down firmly to make sure it adheres well to the strips. Now, when you stand the card up and fold the center, the panel should pop out towards you.
Gift Card Holder:
19. Take the 6" x 2 1/2" piece of cardstock that you selected to go with the card. Score it at 2 1/2". I used our Detailed Trio punch to round the corners of the top of the panel. Then I used the Story Label punch to punch just a notch out of the other end of the panel, just to make it easier for the recipient to get the gift card out.
20. Take the 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" piece of DSP and stamp your sentiment of choice. Then using the same punch for the notched piece above, cut a notch out of the DSP. Then mount the DSP on the short front panel.
21. Apply adhesive on both sides of the inside of the short panel, keeping the adhesive close to the outer edges to allow for enough room to insert the gift cart. Apply adhesive to the back of the finished gift card holder and adhere it to the far right panel of the inside of the card.
22. Close the card and put the belly band back over the card to keep it closed.
Your card is now finished!