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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

September Stamp-A-Stack Card #3

Have you heard of a Telescoping circle card? I’m not sure who originally came up with the idea, but they are really clever! Here’s what one looks like when it’s all together:


Here’s what it looks like when you open the first circle:


And this is what it looks like all the way open:

The large More Mustard scallop circle is a Big Shot die (113468) and the diameter is 4 3/8”. The Very Vanilla layer on that scallop circle and the middle circle are the same size and are 3 1/2”. The top More Mustard circle is 3” and the Very Vanilla layer on that is the 2 1/2” Circle Punch (120906). I don’t have all of the circle Big Shot dies so I’m not sure which ones would work for which sizes, but you can use the Circle Scissor to make any size you need.

Isn’t this a cool card? The ribbon loop on top (Lucky Limeade 3/8” Ruffled Ribbon) acts as a pull to open the card. The stamp set is Gently Falling from the Holiday Mini Catalog. The solid leaves are stamped in More Mustard, the outlines in Early Espresso and the acorns in Lucky Limeade. The greetings are from On Your Birthday and are stamped in Not Quite Navy 3 gold brads act as the pivots for the circles. To assemble them, I lined the middle circle upside down on the bottom circle, punched a hole at the top and put in the brad. I opened them up, held them so the middle layer was on the bottom closest to me and lined up the top layer right side up, punched the hole and put in the brad. Then I opened it all the way up and punched the hole at the top and attached the ribbon loop with the last brad. I found that was the easiest way to get all the layers lined up correctly. Hopefully I explained it so it makes sense!

If you would like to make cards like this, book a workshop or come to my classes! I’d love to teach you some new techniques! Check out my Calendar of Events page for upcoming dates!

See you tomorrow for card #4!

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