When I first got my hands on the 2015 Holiday Catalogue when it came out, I fell in love with the Peaceful Pines stamp set and framelits dies bundle. It was perfect for the upcoming holidays and I could tell it had so many fun ways to make unique cards, gift tags, and other awesome crafts with.
I signed up to go to my very first event with other demonstrators tomorrow and there was an option for swapping so I thought it would be an awesome opportunity to share something I made. I did a lot of searching online looking for exciting card ideas using the Peaceful Pines set until I found Amanda’s Tabbed Pop Out Swing Card or Square Simple Lever Card Tutorial. I didn’t quite find what I was looking for exactly but it certainly gave me an idea.
Peaceful Pines Square Lever Card
I immediately became a big fan of Amanda’s fancy folding ideas. You could turn any simple card into an awesome card with just a few extra steps.
I needed to make seven or more (if more opt out to swap cards at the event) of these wonderful cards. I was worried it was going to take a lot of time at first, but as soon as I made the first card, it was easy peasy from then on.
I admit, there was a lot of cutting and scoring and if it wasn’t for my Stampin’ Trimmer, I probably would have given up half-way through. It made everything so much easier.
It probably would have even taken me lesser time to cut the middles squares if I had the Squares Collection Framelits. That definitely got added to my wishlist. *wink wink* I did pretty good without it, but I was lucky I only had to make seven cards. Can you imagine if I had to make fifteen? Or twenty?
- 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cucumber Crush Cardstock
- 8 1/2″ x 11″ Whisper White Cardstock
- Scrap piece of Delightful Dijon Cardstock
- Cucumber Crush Ink Pad
- Watermelon Wonder Ink Pad
- Tip Top Taupe Ink Pad
- Stampin’ Dimensionals
- SNAIL Adhesive
- Peaceful Pines Stamp Set
- Peaceful Pines Framelit Dies
- Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
- Magnetic Platform
- Stampin’ Trimmer
- Squares Collections Framelits (optional, but would be nice to have)
I was very happy with how my card turned out and hope the other demonstrators I’ll be swapping with tomorrow will be, too.
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