Greenery card: blog hop

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team is showcasing “Gifts From the Garden.” We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Today I’m sharing a 3D card that I made with the Forever Greenery Suite from Stampin’ Up. I’m using the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper, the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Speciality Paper, the gold hoop embellishments, gold cord, and the peacock/olive reversible ribbon.

The card is made from three “boxes” made from garden green, pretty peacock, and shaded spruce card stock, with little tabs inside to stick all the leaves in place. Also, this card is actually meant to fold up into a somewhat-mailable state:

I don’t know if you can see it because it ended having a lot of flowers kind of in the way, but the front of the card, all folded up, was all cut from a single piece of patterned paper so all the edges on the four sides visible from this closed state all line up.

And then, as the recipient opens the first 3D box, the second part is revealed. That sentiment on the lower left, “Your friendship means the world to me” (from the Free as a Bird stamp set) will actually end up at the bottom of the mid-size box that the gold hoop hangs from, but I wanted it to have a message to see as the card is unfolded.

And then here is the what the whole card looks like once it is completely unfolded:

This card is, once again, using a whole lot of fussy cutting, some of which, I suspect (can anyone confirm for me?) could have been avoided if I actually owned the Forever Flourishing Dies, which I think actually would have cut a bunch of leaves from the patterned paper for me. It took me a couple hours to cut everything I needed.

This uses stamps from a bunch of different sets–Free as a Bird, which I mentioned above, and then on the front of the folded card the “hello” is from Timeless Tropical and the “friend” is from Forever Blossoms, and “The best moments of my life happen with you” is from Daisy Lane, just kind of re-arranged so they fit on the box and then in the hoop:

This uses all of the smaller branch-shaped pieces from one sheet of the gold laser-cut paper. I sponge-daubed the reverse side with old olive, pear pizazz, and pretty peacock ink, because a bunch of those pieces actually get seen from both sides as the card is opened. I really like this color combination–the gold looks just spectacular with all the bluish-green tones, and I’m also loving this patterned paper–I think I used every pattern somewhere on this card!

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop, which will be August 12th when our theme is “My Happiest Season.” The Design Team will showcase projects inspired by their favorite seasonal time of the year. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  6. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps, Ink
  7. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  8. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  10. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  12. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  14. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  15. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  16. Amanda Merrill at Inkflair
  17. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  18. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  19. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  20. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  21. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  22. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  23. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
  24. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  25. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping

48 Responses to “Greenery card: blog hop”

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  1. Jackie Beers says:

    Oh My!! This is a fabulous, and beautiful, project! Well done!

  2. Katy McGloin says:

    This is a STUNNING creation from the heart, Amanda. My favorite project!! Well done!!

    • amanda says:

      Katy, you are so sweet! Also, I just saw your card! We’re Forever Gold Laser Cut Paper twins! 🙂

  3. Mary Hanson says:

    What a beautiful work of art!! Thanks for sharing it in such a clear and detailed way!

  4. Ann Murray says:

    Words escape me. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this card and all the details.

    • amanda says:

      Thank you, Ann! I was just at your blog looking at your card and admiring your pretty and practical leaf-punch leaves!

  5. Wow. You certainly put your own amazing stamp on this month’s theme Amanda! You’ve created an actual garden from/for your desk! So much fun here!

    • amanda says:

      Thanks, Deb! I feel like this is a TOTALLY PRACTICAL card in that way–a garden that needs no watering or weeding, that will last forever!

  6. Su Mohr says:

    Amanda, this is a stunning creation!

  7. This is such a cool card! I have seen this fun fold recently, you have inspired me to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

    • amanda says:

      Thank you for the kind words, Jennifer! Let me know if you do decide to try it out–I love seeing what other people come up with!

  8. Sue Jackson says:

    Oh my glory! So stunning, and even so impressive that you fussy cut everything! That’s dedication! Beautiful! Do you have a tutorial you used? So pretty!

    • amanda says:

      Thank you Sue! This card is for a dear friend that I love very much, and I guess in the card-making world greater love hath no women than this, to fussy-cut cards for her friends. 🙂

      I made the card by cutting a bunch of pieces of cardstock that would end up being cubes and rectangles that would be 2″ x 2″ x various heights and holding them against each other and paper-clipping them to each other until I found a variant that I liked that folded up properly. If people are interested I think I can make a step-by-step tutorial the next time I make a card on this same pattern?

  9. Melissa Seplowitz says:

    That is a lot of amazing detail. I absolutely love this stunning card!!!

  10. Rosanne Mulhern says:

    Super card…I’ve never seen such a detailed, dimensional card as this!

  11. Debbie Mageed says:

    Wow, wow, wow! Love this incredible “card”!! It’s really a card and home decor in one. The work and love you put into it shows in every angle. Perfectly done! I can’t wait to see what you make for the hop next month 😉

    • amanda says:

      Debbie, it’s so kind of you to say that! Do you think I put in enough pictures of every angle? 😀
      I will definitely try to join all of you again next month!

  12. VeeCee says:

    Wow! Now that really is a garden card. Love the whole concept, thanks for sharing.

  13. VeeCee says:

    Am following the blog hop and am so enjoying everyone’s cards. Love how you’ve used the DSP and the lovely fold, gift card section is a great plus to a beautiful card. Many thanks for sharing.

  14. Jeanie Stark says:

    WOW! Awesome 3D project! So much detail! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Karen Andrews says:

    Wow. Love this card. I’m not familiar with how you connected everything. I would love a step by step instructions.
    I know what a simple box card is, but have no idea how this card came together.
    Simply stunning!

  16. Suzi Yerkes says:

    This card is AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL!!!! It draws you into it to seek out all of the little nooks and crannies to see all of the hidden details. If you ever publish the directions, please get in touch with me.

  17. Linda Heuer says:

    This is a gorgeous card! Are you able to share the instructions for it?


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