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Open Book Card

October 24, 2019

Now that sounds interesting doesn’t it.  I have seen these cards in different forms on Pinterest and thought they would be too complicated to create.  However, with my instructions from Elizabeth Shannon, it was fairly easy to do!  I needed to create a couple of cards for my eldest two grandchildren who had their school presentation night recently.  They both did very well, achieving academic awards as well as one retiring from the Junior School Council and one being elected for next year’s Junior School Council.  I couldn’t be more proud of their achievements.  So we have a Balmy Blue and a Blushing Bride version of this card.  My card base is Crumb Cake card and I cut Very Vanilla for the inside of the card.  I decorated the front of the card by stamping the background image from the Love What You Do stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Balmy Blue ink. I also inked the “you are” from the “you are wonderful” stamp from the Rooted in Nature stamp set using a Balmy Blue Stampin’ Write Marker and stamped it onto the top left hand corner of the Very Vanilla card.  I stamped the star image from the So Many Stars stamp set onto scrap Very Vanilla card using Balmy Blue ink.  I cut out the image using the co-ordinating Stitched Stars Die. I also cut Balmy Blue card using the star die one side larger than the stamped image, and, the filigree starry image, both from the Stitched Stars Dies.  I also cut “amazing” from Balmy Blue card using the retired Celebrate You Dies. I attached “amazing” across the bottom of the stamped Very Vanilla card and the filigree star image across the stamped background.  I attached the stamped panel to Balmy Blue card and then the card front.  I attached the stamped star to the Balmy Blue star and then the card front using dimensionals.  Lastly I added a Clear Faceted Gem to the centre of the star.

To decorate the book panels on the inside of the card, I stamped the greeting from the Strong and Beautiful stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Balmy Blue ink.  I added three of the stars which actually come from the filigree die cut to the panel before attaching it to Balmy Blue card.  This panel is attached to the left hand side of the book panel.  I attached a piece of Balmy Blue card to the right hand side of the book panel but I didn’t add the Very Vanilla layer yet.  I wanted to write on it before I attach it to the card.


I love how these cards turned out and I think they are special enough to mark special achievements.  Which version do you like, the Balmy Blue or the Blushing Bride one?  Let me know what you think?

Bye for now,


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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Mary McSherry permalink
    October 24, 2019 10:18 am

    Kris,what beautiful cards. Love the layering of the stars and the two colours.


  2. Lena Beck permalink
    October 24, 2019 12:58 pm

    Would be wonderful if you could share measurements.. Thank you.. Lena

    Sent from my iPhone



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