Welcome to our May Showers - Sympathy/Thinking of You/Get Well Stampin Friends Blog Hop! We have 13 amazingly talented crafters this month. So much to be had by all when you follow along and check out everyone's blogs and fabulous projects.
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This month's blog choices were Sympathy, Thinking of You or Get Well. I choice Sympathy to base my projects on. Now, the problem wasn't the card, lately I've been sending out more Sympathy card, than I prefer to. But, the project? Hmmmm, what do you make as a 3-d project for Sympathy? I do not believe I have ever given someone a Sympathy gift, other than tissues.
I hope you like what I came up with. It's versatile and can be used for other types of events.
Rather than making 1 card. I decided to make notecards. A few quick cards that could be used for co-workers, friends or family. I chose the English Garden Designers Series Paper. Sad this DSP will be retiring. I cut 4 pieces of Whisper White to 6x3, then score at 3". Fold in half. The I cut cardstock to match. I used Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, Melon Mambo and Night of Navy. Each were cut to a 2 7/8" square. I choice 4 different patterns of DSP and cut each to a 2 3/4" square.
I choice sayings from the following stamp sets, Thoughts & Prayers, Teeny Tiny Wishes and You've Got This.
Using the Decorative Label Punch: 2 Melon Mambo and one in Mossy Meadow
Stamp Praying for You onto Whisper White, punch with Label Bracket Punch
Washi Label Punch: 1 Night of Navy
Stamp With Sympathy onto Whisper White, punch with Word Window Punch
Stamp Sharing in your Sorrow onto Whisper White, punch with Washi Label Punch and trim the ends off to make is straight.
Cut Hello Honey to 2 1/2 x 1
Stamp I'm here for you onto Whisper White and cut to 2 3/8 x 7/8
I adhered everything with Snail. No dimensionals. Very simple and fast. I'm sure you can be more decorative.
Now for the project, I decided to make a gift that could be given to someone as a Sympathy gift. But, could be used as a Get Well or Thinking of You. I think changing the sayings is all you need to do.
I used a full-size Wood Mount Case from Stampin Up. This was perfect. I didn't have to fuss with coming up with a disposable bag or box, that probably would be tossed away after being used. The case was just the right size in depth. You can fit a lot and still close it with no problem.
I stuck with the English Garden DSP and cut a piece to 7 1/8 x 11 1/4. I then slid it into the cover. I probably could have cut the length a smidge longer, but I wasn't going to fuss too much. When you close the case, it will create the score lines to the DSP on the spine. Perfect no measuring on the that!!
To decorate the front, I removed the DSP from the case first.
I used the You've got this stamp set. I stamped the bottom layer in Blushing Bride, the flower in Melon Mambo and the verse in Mossy Meadow. I added some Gold Wink of Stella to the center of the flower. It's hard to see in the picture, but I wrapped the DSP using Blushing Bride seam binding ribbon,and added a doily, cut in half. Just to add a little more embellishment.
Whisper White measures: 3 1/4 x 4 1/2 and Melon Mambo measures: 3 1/2 x 4 3/4
Once it was dry I slid it back into the case.
I put tissues, hand sanitizer, chapstick, some tea, a notepad and I am also going to include some candies. Perfect.
But wait I'm not done, I needed somewhere to put the notecards. I wasn't going to just throw them inside the box. So I made an envelope pocket. I went back and forth with the size. How big or small? Should it take up the inside cover? I stuck with the smaller size so it wouldn't compete with the contents when closing the case.
I chose 3x3 1/2 as my card size to have a little extra room. It shows I need a sheet of paper that measure 5 3/4x 5 3/4. I used Melon Mambo. The first score line is at 2 5/8. So punch then score, turn the paper and line the score line up with the guide. Punch and score again, repeat until each side is done.
I needed to make the envelope slightly wider, or deeper to fit the 4 notecards and notecard envelopes. so I went around and scored about 1/4 wider punch did not punch. So line the paper up again with the wider tab at 3 3/8 and score (see 3rd picture) do not punch, turn and score at the smaller tab at 2 7/8. Turn and score at 3 3/8 and turn and score at 2 7/8. So the 3 3/8 scoring should opposite each other as well as the 2 7/8.
Fold and burnish the score lines. Oh and if you want the corners rounded. Insert into the reverse punch on the punchboard. See 6th picture.
Assemble like you would a regular envelope. I cut a piece of DSP to cover the folds. I added Velcro to hold the envelope closed.
And finally I glued the envelope to the inside of the woodmount case using the Tombow multipurpose adhesive.
I hope you enjoyed my blog. Thanks for Stopping by
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Don't forget to leave a comment to be entered in the Blog Hop raffle. Read each blog, scroll to the end, and make sure to leave a comment with #SFMayHop!! Each member and guest blogger, will randomly select a winner from our blog comments. We will then pool those together and randomly select the overall hop winner. I would love to hear some feedback and you will earn a chance to win some Blog Candy!
Elizabeth Jeanne -- http://craftsbyhappystamper.com/2016/05/19/sympathy-themed-stampin-friends-blog-hop
Kirsteen Gill: http://www.creatinwithkirsteen.com/home/stampin-friends-may-hop
Kathie Rotti https://kathielovesstamping.wordpress.com/2016/05/19/stampin-friends-may-hop/
Carolina Evans -- http://studioevans.blogspot.com/2016/05/stampin-friends-may-blog-hop-thinking.html
Maria Willis -- http://cardbomb.blogspot.com/2016/05/stampin-friends-blog-hop-may.html
Bibi Cameron http://www.bibicameron.co.uk/2016/05/stampin-friends-may-blog-hop-sympathy.html
Leanne Johnson -- http://literallymyjoy.blogspot.com/2016/05/stampin-friends-may-blog-hop.html
Melissa Thomas http://stampinbythesea.weebly.com/blog/stampin-friends-blog-hop-for-may-thinking-for-you
Steph Jandrow - http://stampinandscrappinwithsteph.weebly.com/home/may-showers-stampin-friends-blog-hop
Christine Pennington: http://www.christinepennington.com/my-blog/stampin-friends-may-blog-hop
Siara - http://www.siarasweetsensations.com/2016/05/stampin-friends-sympathyget-well-blog.html
Deana Benson- http://www.designcreativelybling.com/2016/05/stampin-friends-may-blog-hop.html
Lynn Streifert- http://lynnzcrafters.com/2016/05/16/stampin-friends-may-hop/