Hello and thanks for stopping by today! Today is the February Stampin’ Friends Blog Hop, featuring projects made with a common theme of birthdays. When creating a project and a card that I’d like to coordinate, I usually tie the project together with patterned paper, or DSP. Having the precise coordination of a gift set is a personal touch I include into my giving.
Magical Day interactive card and mini album
measurements for this project
4 pcs of Myths & Magic DSP + 3 pcs Whisper White Thick card stock @ 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
scraps of Myths & Magic DSP, Smoky Slate, Tranquil Tide, Dapper Denim, Fresh Fig, Whisper White thick card stock & Myths & Magic Glimmer paper
Basic Gray card stock card base: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Smoky Slate card stock layer: 4″ x 5 1/4″
Drawbridge: Wood Textures DSP 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ & Early Espresso 2 1/8″ x 3 1/8″
Whisper White, Tranquil Tide Myths & Magic DSP scraps for die cuts & fussy cut characters
Myths & Magic DSP
Throwing together a quick project is easy when I can coordinate the patterned paper. Myths & Magic DSP is sturdy and holds itself up well for creating projects that will last. My big boy is turning seven years old in a few weeks and to make it special for him, I created a card that not only is interactive but it coordinates with a mini album.
The interactive aspect of the card is a “drawbridge” that lowers as a flap to show a portion of the inside of the card. The flap is scored at 1/2″ from the bottom and adhered with Tear & Tape adhesive to really keep it in place. A knight that is fussy cut from Myths & Magic DSP is attached to the front of both projects, connecting them not only with patterned paper but theme as well.
To watch how I put together this fun card, look for the video link below.
Coordinating mini album
This project is extra special, since it’s for Trip’s seventh birthday. Having this little scrapbook prepared BEFORE his birthday will help me to remember exactly which photos I need to take on his celebration day. I used the Large Letters dies to spell a few short words for the pages such as “H-B-D”, “C-A-K-E” & T-R-I-P. I made sure to leave space for other words like f-u-n or p-l-a-y . We will see how the big day goes! The DSP is nice and strong so I added a few pockets to the pages as well. Trip loves pockets.
The mini album is constructed by first cutting the paper and scoring along the left side of each page. I scored it at 1/2″, then used a 1/8″ handheld hole punch to allow a ribbon to thread the pages. The pages were decorated before I glued them together and added the ribbon. Be sure to watch the video all the way to the end where I give a good look at each page of the book.
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Here is a list of participants in the Blog Hop, I encourage you to visit all of the amazing projects
Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items, at no additional cost to you, as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase
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