Springing Forward

This weekend we turn our clocks forward an hour- a sure sign of spring.  Here in Southwest Florida, the change of seasons is more subtle than when I was living in upstate New York, but is still detectable- different flowers, different birds, and the annual departure of our winter residents.  Tomorrow, I am hosting another cardmaking class, and here is one of the cards I made to teach:salt_20190305_220840_809

It’s a slider card, inspired by a video by Jennifer McGuire.  The card base is 8.5×5.5, scored at 4 inches and 8 inches along the 8.5 inch edge.  Fold inward at score lines- the object is to make a pocket, so you’ll put strong adhesive along the half-inch “flap” and at one end, and seal.  You should end up with a 4 by 5.5 inch pocket.  Cut a 3.75 by 5.25 inch piece of pretty paper and adhere it to the front.  Cut a 3.75 by 5 inch piece of cardstock for the insert, and place it in the pocket.  Use a heavy-duty hole punch (about 1/4 inch) and punch a hole about 1 inch from the open end of the pocket at the midpoint, straight through the insert.  Now REMOVE the insert, and flip it so that the insert goes in hole first, and line it up with the hole in the pocket- most of the insert will be sticking out- so that you can thread your ribbon through all the holes at once.  I used about 14 inches of ribbon.  Tie a knot or bow at the end of the insert, and trim the ends as desired..  The insert should slide all the way into the pocket, and the knot allows you to pull it out again.  Stamp or write a message on the insert.  On a separate paper, stamp a greeting and cut or punch a shape (I used Stampin’ Up!’s Stitched Shapes Framelits).  Use foam dimensionals to attach this to the front of the pocket so that it covers the hole, but be sure the dimensionals do not touch the ribbon, as this will interfere with the mechanism.

All papers are Stampin’ Up!- Petal Pink, Whisper White, and Mint Macaron cardstock, and Garden Expressions Designer Paper.  The ribbon is Variegated Petal Pink/Whisper White. All are available from my website- click the button above!

Thanks for stopping by.  Make something pretty!

Happy stamping,

Michelle

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