Welcome to the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop for October 2017. This month our theme is Give Thanks!  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog, Su Mohr, or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects. 

Since Thanksgiving is around the corner, it was the perfect time to make this Z-Fold card using the Large Letters Framelits Dies. The neat thing about this design is it allows you to use longer words that fit in Stampin’ Up’s regular envelope. 

 

I discovered on a previous project that I liked the Large Letters using the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, and chose a dark brown. This would go with the center of the sunflower in a  pattern from the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. The card base would be Garden Green, as well as the band, which I covered in gingham from Quilted Christmas DSP.

 

Are you ready for instructions?

The card base is 11″ X 4 1/4″. Score at 2 3/4″ and another 2 3/4″, which will leave the largest 5 1/2″ section.

The band is 1 1/4″ X 11″. Score same as above.

Sunflower DSP: the two small sections are 2 1/2″ X 4″, and the large section is 5 1/4″ X 4″.

Gingham DSP: the large section is 1″ X 5 1/4″, and the two small sections are 1″ X 2 1/4″.

After gluing the DSP in place, die cut two sets of Large Letters. One set from the Wood Textures DSP, and one set from Garden Green cardstock, and glue them together. This will make the free-standing letters sturdy, as well as looking nice from the back. Position your letters, and glue them to the band. I was able to use the lines in the gingham to keep the letters even.  HINT: Glue only the bottom half of A-N-K-S.

Now, fold your card base and band. You’ll be gluing the long section of the band to the small front card base, and the short section of the band to the large card base. Do not glue the band behind A-N-K-S. Play around with it, until it makes sense, so you glue the right places. HINT: Glue the band while the card base is closed.

 

I wanted to add “Happy” and “Giving” to my “Thanks,” and there definitely was not enough room for more Large Letters.  I found the solution in the Labeler Alphabet. I stamped the letters with Chocolate Chip ink on Whisper White cardstock, fussy cut the little squares, and popped them up on Mini Dimensionals. This stamp set is very forgiving, because it’s meant to have a slightly careless look. That’s my story, and I’m stickin’ with it!

 

We’re going out of town for Thanksgiving this year. I think I have to take this with me for table decoration!

Maybe I’ll run into someone who wants to start creating with me. Woo Hoo!!!

 

 

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently you are at my blog, Su Mohr, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list.