Festive Friday #0082 - World Laughter Day

It's time for another Festive Friday Challenge!  Every second Friday we post a challenge for you with a specific theme and a Inspo List of 10 items to choose from to create your project.  We encourage you to create a project based on the theme and Inspo List and then post it using at least 3 items from the inspiration list.

This week’s challenge #FF0082 World Laughter Day. 

Your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project and link up! #festivefridaychallenge  At Festive Friday, you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion. I hope you’ll make a card, scrapbook page or 3-D project and join us. You don’t need a blog to enter Festive Friday. Check out this link on how you can play along with this challenge. If you want help entering, please email me at stampinwithmelva@gmail.com and I’d be happy to help you! 

For today's challenge I selected yellow, rainbows and sequins to create this fun shutter fold card featuring the Hey Birthday Chick.  I hope you will join us in our challenge this week. I can’t wait to see what YOU create.

Isn't this card fun!  I hope it makes you laugh or at least smile when you see it!

  1. Cut Daffodil Delight cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8".  Fold flaps in to form card base.
  2. Cut 2 pieces of Granny Apple Green 2" x 5 3/8"
  3. Cut 2 pieces of Rainbow Glimmer Paper 1 7/8" x 5 1/4"
  4. Adhere Glimmer Paper to Granny Apple Green using Stampin' Seal.
  5. Adhere to the 2 flaps using Stampin' Seal.
  6. Cut Granny Apple Green 3" x 5 1/4"
  7. Cut Rainbow Glimmer Paper 2 7/8" x 5 1/8"
  8. Adhere to Granny Apple Green piece using Stampin' Seal.
  9. Cut out circle using 2 1/4" Circle Punch in the centre.  Save this circle
  10. Adhere to the inside of the card - apply 1 row Dimensionals to the top and bottom.  Do not apply adhesive in the middle.
  11. Stamp sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and chick on a 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" piece of Basic White cardstock.  Punch out using 2" Circle Punch.
  12. Adhere to the inside of the circle on the inside of the card.
  13. Cut 2 pieces of Granny Apple Green cardstock 3 1/2" x 4".
  14. Score each at 1/2" on 4" side.
  15. Use your rule to mark 2" up from bottom on the 4" side - repeat on both sides.  Draw a line between marks
  16. Mark in the centre along 2" line at 1 3/4"
  17. Draw a line from centre to outside corners to form "V"
  18. Cut out V.
  19. Repeat on other piece
  20. Apply Tear and Tape adhesive to 1/2" score flap.
  21. Tuck one piece in from the left side and the other piece in from the right side.
  22. Line up edge of piece with the score line of card base.  
  23. Peel off backing of Tear and Tape Adhesive and fold down card base flap.
  24. Repeat on other side.
  25. This forms the shutter mechanism.
  26. Cut Granny Apple Green cardstock 1" x 11"
  27. Fold around the card base to form belly band.  Do not make the belly band too tight.
  28. Adhere ends in the middle and trim off excess.
  29. Punch out 2 1/4" circle from Daffodil Delight cardstock.
  30. Punch out 2" circle from the rainbow glimmer circle you punched out from the inside of the card.  Adhere to the 2 1/4" circle using Stampin' Seal.
  31. Adhere to the belly band using Dimensionals.
  32. Stamp chicken using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Basic White cardstock
  33. Cut out using Die.
  34. Cut out bow tie from Daffodil Delight cardstock.
  35. Adhere bowtie to chicken using Glue Dot.
  36. Wrap twine around hand 2-3 times and scrunch up.  Adhere to the circle using Stampin' Seal.
  37. Adhere chicken to circle using Dimensionals.
  38. Adhere sequins to belly band.

You can check out my YouTube Video on how to make this card.  I used the Hydrangea Haven for my card in this video, but the technique and measurements are the same!
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Annual Catalogue Retired List
The new Annual Catalogue goes live on May 3rd. That means that some products will be retired, which is always sad. It also means that there will be amazing new products coming out! If you have items on your Wish List and haven't purchased them, you might want to consider getting your order in before the retired items are gone!

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2021-2022 Product Share

I'm hosting Product Shares from the new catalogue! If you are like me, you want it all! You'll have that option as well as the option to get just Designer Series Paper, Ribbon or Embellishments. Your choice. Get a taste of the new catalogue without the commitment of buying "one of each"! Reserve your 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue Product Share(s) today!

Individual shares includes a sampling of products from the new catalogue.

Designer Series Paper - 120 sheets, a 6x6 sample of all new DSP - COST $56.00 (includes postage)

  • Beauty Of The Earth (12 – 6×6 Pieces)
  • Bloom Where You’re Planted (12 – 6×6 Pieces)
  • Expressions in Ink Specialty (12 – 6×6 Pieces)
  • Hand-Penned (12 – 6×6 Pieces)
  • In The Wild (12 – 6×6 Pieces)
  • Pansy Petals (12 – 6×6 Pieces)
  • Simply Elegant Specialty (12 – 6×6 Pieces)
  • Sweet Symmetry (12 – 6×6 Pieces)
  • Tidings Of Christmas (12 – 6×6 Pieces)
  • You’re A Peach (12 – 6×6 Pieces)

Ribbon/Trim - 30.5 yards - COST $44 (includes postage)

  • Just Jade & Gold 3/8″ Braided Ribbon (2.5 yards)
  • Flirty Flamingo 1/4″ Gold Metallic Ribbon (2.5 yards)
  • 3/8″ Open Weave Ribbon (10 yards / 5 colours - 2021-2023 In Colours)
  • Evening Evergreen 3/8″ Chevron Weave Ribbon (2.5 yards)
  • Smoky Slate 7/8″ Textured Ribbon (2.5 yards)
  • Highland Heather 1/2″ Grosgrain Ribbon (2.5 yards)
  • Mint Macaron 1/2″ Soft Velvet Ribbon (1 yard)
  • Pale Papaya & White 1/2″ Ribbon (2.5 yards)
  • Simply Elegant Trim (2 yards / 1 each colour)

Embellishments - COST $37 (includes postage)

  • Paper Lattice (1 sheet)
  • Loose Flower Flourishes ( 15 pieces)
  • Bumblebee Trinkets – Matte Gold (5 Pieces)
  • Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack (1 sheet + 25 adhesive backed sequins)
  • Genial Gems (25 pack)
  • 2020-2022 In Color Square Gems (25 pack)
  • 2021-2023 In Color Jewels (25 pack)
  • Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials (45 pack)
  • Round & Square Brads (50 pieces)
  • Shaker Shapes (1/4 pack)

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  • MAY 3, 2021 – Deadline to order your share and pay - I will send you an invoice when you sign up.
  • MAY 4, 2021 – I will place the order for the Designer Series Paper Shares.
  • Mid MAY – As soon as the products arrive I will package it.
  • Mid to late MAY – I'll ship the Share(s) or contact you to pick up.

Product Share only available to Canadian Residents.

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Do you love to craft and are you looking for a kit that ships directly to you each month with special perks each month? Then you will LOVE “YOUR CREATIVITY AWAITS”!  
With “Your Creativity Awaits”, each month you will receive an exclusive make and take kit (2 cards of 4 designs) plus a PDF Tutorial.  All for only $57 per month shipped directly to you or $53 local pick up.
Each month, the Design Team will choose one stamp set or bundle and design fun projects for you to create.  The stamp set is included in your kit. If you don't already own the dies or punch, you may add it to your kit or use what you have. 
  • Featured stamp set
  • 8 Cards (2 each of 4 different designs) - designed by Your Creativity Awaits Team
  • Exclusive Project tutorials you can follow along with to create your cards
  • Extra product (value will depend on the price of the stamp set)
 After 6 consecutive months of membership, you will receive a thank you of $25 product credit (before shipping and taxes) to spend on whatever you choose!
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  • Sign up must be done by the 2nd Sunday of the month
  • Kits will be shipped and tutorials emailed out by the 4th Tuesday of the month (subject to unforeseen delays in the shipment of product from Stampin’ Up!)


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May Kit features the Color & Contour Stampset from the new Annual Catalogue
Add the Scalloped Contours Dies for $52 extra!

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    1. Goodness, that looks like a lot of work, but boy, is it cool! Love the colors and that chicken, of course!

    2. Love your chicken on a rainbow. That background is gorgeous, and the chicken cracks me up! Great card for our occasion!

    3. Love the bow tie on the chicken! So cute and fun!

    4. Love your bright and happy card! The shutter mechanism puts it over the top!
      Thanks for the great directions and video!

    5. What an adorable card, Melva! I LOVE the sparkle. I have never tried a shutter card before. It's super cool. Thank you for the instructions!

    6. Those chickens are so fun, especially with the added little bow tie. Great card!


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