Counting Sheep – Project 5

Happy Stampin’ Friday!

I have a surprise for you with today’s card. You can only see a part of the card in the header, but check out this adorable card!

I have been waiting all week to recreate this adorable card that I found on Pinterest. It was a little tricky since the original post was written in German and there were no distinguishable dimensions that I could find while scanning the text. Stempelitis did an awesome job on creating this card and I knew I just had to give it a try for you guys!

The Project:

Level: Avid (Advance)

Supply List:

  • Counting Sheep Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set
  • Sale-A-Bration Sheep Dies
  • Cardstock
    • Granny Apple Green – 8-1/2″x5-1/2″, scored and folded at 4-1/4″, 1-7/8″x7/8″
    • Basic White scraps for images and sentiment measures 1-3/4″x3/4″
    • Pattern Party Designer Series Paper (DSP) (1) measuring 4″x5-1/4″, (3) measuring 4″x1-9/16″
    • Soft Suede scraps for fencing
  • Stampin’ Blends
    • Dark and Light Smoky Gray
    • Light Petal Pink
  • Seal Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Simply Scored Scoring Tool
  • Clear Blocks C & D

Instructions:

Begin by scoring and folding your Granny Green card base at 4-1/4″ and use a bone folder to make a crisp edge.

Open card base and make horizontal cuts from the edge toward the center fold at 1-13/16″ and 3-5/8″.

Using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool to make the diagonal score marks on the inside of each of the three flaps. As you can see, I took a Sharpie marker and colored in one of the score marks for these types of score marks. Simply align the top left corner and the bottom right corner on the line and score with the stylus.

This is how it should look when you close the card

Next, cut your DSP at 4″ with the stripes horizontal.

Turn the DSP on it’s side and cut at 1-9/16”. Cut two more at 1-9/16”. Next, cut another at 5-1/4”.

Here are the three smaller rectangles and then you will have one 4”x5-1/4” for the inside of the card.

Next, cut each rectangle in half diagonally. In order to do this, align the corners of the paper on the cut lines of your trimmer, as shown below.

Begin cutting from the center of the paper and make an upward cut. Bring the blade back to the starting point and make a downward cut. This keep the points of your corners from becoming bent while cutting.

Glue triangles onto card base. As much as I tried, I could not get them perfectly aligned. I didn’t feel so bad when I went bad to look at the post by Stempelitis and here’s was not perfect either. It gives it the handmade look for sure!

I did make sure to try to align them with the fold and the straight edge of the card base.

Adhere the inside panel of DSP to the inside of the card.

Using Soft Suede, cut out two (or three) fence pieces using the Sheep Dies set.

Using the paper trimmer, cut the fence pieces in half. Since I only used two fences, I had to trim the extra planks from the post, so the planks did not cause an issue later.

Add Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of three of the halves.

Notice where each door of the card front falls when you close it. Align the fence piece to the lower edge of where each door falls. Mine were not perfectly spaced out, but were aligned with the doors.

Stamp images using Momento Tuxedo Black ink on Basic White Cardstock.

Stamp sentiment on the small white rectangle piece of cardstock.

Mount sentiment onto Granny Apple Green mat.

Use the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to cut out images using the Sheep Dies set.

Color in sheep using the Stampin’ Blends markers. Use Light Smoky Slate for the wool, Light Petal Pink for the nose, and Dark Smoky Slate for the hooves and ears.

Now, back to the card base. Fold and burnish each scored diagonal.

Add adhesive to only the bottom half of of each sheep, otherwise the folds won’t bend.

Adhere each sheep to the bottom right corner of each door.

The Finished Project:


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