Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Grassy Grove Bundle for New at SU February Blog Hop

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Welcome to our February NEW AT SU! Blog hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who are Hoppin’ with creative paper crafting ideas to share with you. Today we are featuring the 2022 Jan/Jun Mini Catalogue  products. I'm highlighting the Grassy Grove bundle along with the New Horizons 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper.

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This was the first time I've used this diorama technique to make this 3D card, but the Grove Dies that are bundled with the Grassy Grove stamp set just begged for this kind of treatment so I had to give it a try. It is a standard card size back and front, but the sides are accordion folded to allow strips of cardstock between the folds on each side to act as layers for adding elements to the diorama. The background paper is from the New Horizons 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper, quick and easy and perfectly suited for this job. 


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The deer, both die cuts and stamped image, the deciduous trees and the evergreens that are hard to see here, are from the Grassy Grove stamp set and Grove dies. The front panel is also a die cut from the Grove Dies. You can die cut it from whatever size rectangle of cardstock you choose (as long as it's larger than the die.) The die doesn't die cut the outer edge. My plan was to appear as if you are in the dark deep woods looking towards a sunlit clearing.


The sentiments are from Grassy Grove as well and are stamped on bits of wood grain DSP from the In Good Taste DSP. 

The measurements of the main base are 4 1/4" x 10 1/2" scored at each end on the long side a 1/2", 1", 1 1/2", 2" and 2 1/2". You fold on the score lines accordion style as you can see in these photos and attach strips of cardstock between them. Make the cardstock 5 3/8" long, so that the card will fold flat and not buckle when you flatten it. Also the DSP for the back panel should be 4 1/4" x 5 3/8". The front is held together strongly by a double narrow frame of cardstock glued together, 5 1/2" x 4 1/4", with the second largest Stitched Rectangle die cut from the middle.

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I hope you enjoyed this 2022 Jan/Jun Mini Catalogue project with the Grassy Grove Bundle and the New Horizons DSP.  Now please hop on over to Annette Elias to see what she did with Flowering Tulips Bundle.

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Here's the list of bloggers in our New At SU February Blog Hop to help you keep on track:

Please take a moment to comment at the bottom of this post and let me know how you liked my projects or ask me a question about the technique used. Don’t forget to scroll back up and keep hoppin’ with us! – Thank you!
Keep Creating!
Heather Cooper


Please contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator if you have any questions or to make a product purchase. If you do not have a demonstrator, I would be happy to answer any questions about products, or the techniques shown here. If you live in Canada, you can use the links below to order products from me or join my Papercraft Cats team. 

Product List
Grove Dies
[157844]
$53.00
Paper Snips
[103579]
$13.50

6 comments :

Annette Elias-de Kijkkast said...

Such a beautiful fold to make this set even more beautiful than it already is! Very pretty! Love the colours!

Joyce Whitman said...

I love this creative fold card! Thank you for sharing.

Deb Naylor said...

Wow a lot of layering! Great card!

Zoe Tant said...

Clever layering to create this very effective and detailed card Heather. Love how you've combined the products. Zoe x

Ginger said...

The diorama works wonderfully with these elements!

Joni said...

What a lovely scene you've created!!!