Hello. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the 7th Social Stamping Blog Hop. Our theme this week is "Family".
I hope you are enjoying tonight's Blog Hop and the various interpretations of the "Family" theme. As I pondered the theme and how I would interpret it, I thought of my only immediate living family, my brother, and decided to create a card for him to let him know I was thinking of him in these weird times of isolation. My initial thought was to create a card with a bit of tongue in cheek, that is, as my brother is an avid golfer I thought of designing a golfer's card where the golf ball was hit and ended up at the bottom of a pond - I know, I have a twisted sense of humour, well at least when it comes to teasing my brother. (That's what many brothers & sisters do - right.) However, as I designed and put the card together, I came back to my usual approach of 'encouragement'. Here's my card (well one facade):
It's a 'Tee Pee' fancy fold card. I haven't created this fancy fold previously, but found it quite easy given the statement it makes. A story told as one moves around each of the three panels of the card. The panels show:
- A golfer that is swinging to hit the ball
- The golf ball is travelling down the fairway and over a water trap. (Not falling into it as I had first envisaged.)
- The ball lands at the hole with the flag pole in place - a hole in one! Hence, the sentiment "It's kind of fun to do the impossible" and there is an award to recognise the amazing achievement.
|Enjoying a great day of golf|
|Will the golf ball fall in the water?|
|Hole in One on the 18 Hole|
Just to give you a sense of the size - I cut 3 pieces of 4" x 4" card-stock as the card base. The Country Club Designer Series Paper (DSP) which was used as the mount, was cut at 3 7/8" x 3 7/8" and then cut diagonally from corner to corner. The B&W line picture DSP sheet that was used as the card fronts, with each piece individually cut to ensure the scenes were correctly positioned. The scenes were coloured with Stampin' Blends. I so love colouring with these Blends - I guess it takes me back to childhood and is certainly a "mindful" activity. Here is the card opened out flat giving a look at the coloured panels:
Stampin' Up!s development of coordinating products is brilliant and I really love the range of suites that are offered. I have focussed on the Country Club Suite, including stamps, matching dies, DSP and the ooh so cute wooden Country Club elements. Each facade of the Tee Pee card uses different elements. What great added dimension they bring. Sadly this whole golfers' suite is retiring and will not be available after 2 June 2020. If you or a family member are golfers, don't miss out on this gorgeous suite. For me, this stamp and die bundle is a keeper so I can continue to create cards for my brother to capture his interest.
As I have used the Tee Pee's 3 facades to tell the story, I created internal panels for writing a personal greeting. Matching DSP mounts were used and a stamped golf club. Covering the internal panels not only added to the overall look/quality of the card, but also covered the two magnets and strengthened the closure.
One of the great things about this fancy fold is that as it has a magnet to hold it in place, it can fold flat and fit into a standard size C6 Stampin' Up! Envelope.
That's it for me in this week's "Family" Social Stamping Blog Hop. I hope my brother likes his card and knows I care. Thank you for calling by - I do appreciate you spending time with me. I'm looking forward to seeing all the amazing "Family" projects created by so many talented people in the Social Stamping Blog Hop.
The next paper crafter is the lovely and extremely talented Vicki Boucher. To go to her blog you can either click on her name or the "Next" graphic below. Or if you would prefer to go to the full list of participants click here to be taken to Kelly Kent's blog where you will find individual links that take you to each persons' blogs.
With COVID-19 cases significantly declining, we still need to restrict our activities to ensure we and others stay safe and stay healthy. I do hope you are still staying sane. It is great to hear of restrictions being lessoned here in Australia via a staged approach and to know that life will be expanding at least within our country. Take care and look after yourself and your loved ones.
I look forward to blog hopping with you again next week.
List of Products used to create this card:
Stamps & Dies
- Clubhouse stamp set - #151583
- Golf Club dies - #151580
- Clubhouse Bundle - #153816
- Do the Impossible stamp set - #151660
- Momento ink pad - #132708
- Night of Navy ink pad - #147110
- Soft Sea Foam Light & Dark Stampin Blends - #148059
- Old Olive Light & Dark Stampin Blends - #144597
- Granny Apple Green Light & Dark Stampin Blends - #147274
- Balmy Blue Light & Dark Stampin Blends - #148544
- Night of Navy Light & Dark Stampin Blends - #144040
- Crumb Cake Light & Dark Stampin Blends - #144601
- Soft Suede Light Stampin Blends - #147273
- Wink of Stella Glitter Brush - #141897
- Soft Sea Foam card-stock - #147012
- Whisper White card-stock - #106549
- Country Club Designer Series Paper - #151314
- C6 Whisper White envelopes - #106588
- Country Club Elements - #151315
- Clear Stampin Emboss powder - #109130
- Multipurpose Liquid Glue - #110755
- Mini Glue Dots - #103683
- Mini Stampin' Dimensionals - #144108
- Take Your Pick Tool - #144107
- Bone Folder - #102300
- Paper Snips - #103579
- Paper Trimmer - #152392
- Stamparatus - #148187
- Embossing Buddy - #103083
- Heat Tool - #129056
- Grid Paper - #130148
- Silicone Craft Mat - #127857
- Cut & Emboss Machine - Available in new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue 2020-2021
- Magnets (Non Stampin' Up!) - for closure of card