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Sew Suite Flashback Friday

When I first started stamping I loved cards that moved, you know something pops up or shakes etc.  I like a card with a gimmick.     Today's flashback is to one of those cards.  I am not sure what the correct name for this card is but I have heard it called a free standing card.   I think it is a fun one and I hope you will make one.

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Stamps Sew Suite and Something to Celebrate
Ink :Black Stazon
Paper:  Black, Regal Rose, Whisper White and Sweet Stitches DSP
Punches:  Itty Bitty Shapes pack
Extras:  Crimper, Basic Rhinestones, Fabric Designer Brads, Daffodil Delight satin ribbon
The items that are in bold are in the  SU! Occasions mini catalog and April 30 is the last time you can order from that mini.

Are you ready to make one?  Here we go!

Base:  4 1/4" x 11  (scored from each end 1", 2  3/4", 3  3/4")  Your piece will look like this:

The red line is where you will cut your slit.  The slit is at 5 1/2" you can lightly fold the cardstock in half  or put your paper in the cutter at 5 1/2".   The easiest way to determine where to start cutting the slit is to  place your cutting blade so that the back edge  of the cutting blade lines up with the edge of the paper.  Remember you are cutting a slit and so you need to make sure you do not cut to the edge of the paper. 

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Remember to stop cutting when the edge of the blade piece lines up with the edge of the paper.  I move this piece a micro smidge and run the blade again.  This allows the pop up piece to slide easier.

The measurement for the piece that pops up is 3 1/4" x 5 1/4".   Insert the pop up piece into the slit.  
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It is all coming together now!  Apply some strong adhesive like Tombow glue or Sticky Strip along the edges.  Sandwich the pop up piece between the two ends.

Almost done!

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This is how it will look when you are done.

Things to keep in mind.    The pop up piece needs to be pretty flat and smooth so that it can pass through the slit.  There is a small strip at the top that you can embellish but otherwise to make it slide easily it needs to be flat.   I make a light pencil mark on the pop up piece at 4 1/4".  This reminds me to not decorate below that line because you will not be able to see it. 

Here is the closed view of my finished card.

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Like I promised another sneak peek at the Fabulous Florets set from the upcoming Summer mini. 

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Stamps:  Fabulous Florets and Occasional Quotes
Ink: Old Olive and Black Craft ink
Paper: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, and Old Olive
Extra:  Black embossing powder and the Embossing Buddy

Have a fantastic weekend and remember to get your order placed for products in the Occasions mini!







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