Thursday, October 25, 2007

Triangle wishes

So are you ready for another double sided designer paper project? Good, because I just happen to have one for you. Tonight it's all about a love triangle. Not the kind on a soap opera, though. It's a card maker's love triangle, meaning a triangle fold love note.

The triangle fold is a great way to showcase both sides of your designer paper. And since our double sided paper is rather sturdy, it's perfectly fine to use it for a card base, especially if you reinforce it with a couple of card stock layers like I did on this card.

For the main image on this card I used the In The Spotlight level 2 hostess set to stamp the main image. I love how the 5 petal flower in this set just coordinates perfectly with the 5 petal punch. Not having to cut these flowers by hand made stamping this card a breeze.

On the inside of the card I used the same card stock layers as on the outside, stamping another flower from the In The Spotlight set and a greeting from Hugs and Wishes. I also folded the corners of the triangles under to emphasize the double sided nature of the paper. I think it turned out pretty neat and it was such a quick card to make. It would work very well as a card attached to a birthday, anniversary or wedding gift, don't you think?

Stamps: In the Spotlight, Hugs and Wishes
Paper: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Groovy Guava, Groovy guava prints designer series double sided paper
Ink: Soft sky, groovy guava
Accessories: white taffeta ribbon.

Oh, and in answer to Diane's question from yesterday, SNAIL is the Stampin' Up! double sided adhesive in a handheld mess-free dispenser. The initials stand for Simple, Neat, Affordable In-Line. The dispenser also looks a little like a snail shell, but I personally think it's called snail because when you drag it it leaves a slimy sticky trail -- LOL! HTH!

ETA: For those of you that wanted the measurements,I started with a 3"x9" piece of designer paper, scored at 3" and 6". I then folded the first panel in half on a diagonal down towards the first score line and folded the last panel on a diagonal up towards the score line. I unfolded both panes and folded the "upper" triangle down so that the corner met the new diagonal fold line. I did the same on the back panel, only the fold was up towards the new diagonal fold line. I secured these last folds with adhesive, then added more adhesive and re-folded along the diagonal. Now, when both outside panels fold to the center they create a square front that measures 3x3".


dd2njoy said...

Thanks for the answer to my question from're such a sweetie!Now this folding card is gorgeous,can we get a tutorial on it.I've made a similar one to that in the past but what are the dimensions for the folds? I like it alot Diane!!! Great way to use our beautiful double sided paper.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Gorgeous color scheme and I love how you folded up the corners on the inside.

Anonymous said...

funny... very nice card! good use of the double sided paper!


Adrian said...

Very cute! Can you provide the measurements for this card? I'd like to make one of these.

HeyHeyPaula said...

Nice card. I usually like both sides of the double sided paper and this is a good way to show both off. Thanks for the measurements too.

dd2njoy said...

thanks for the measurements Diane!You're such a sweetheart!!!

Robyn said...

Great card love the colours.

Glenda,your so impressed up upline! said...

Oh my gosh! You are the queen! What an awesome card to make using all the designer papers...and they are on sale this month too! WOO HOO! I love it...can we make it at our Quarterly meeting? Pretty please?

Andrea said...

Ooh! I love these folding cards! Thanks for sharing your designer cards with us!!