Hi Stampers. July has been HOT!!  The weather here in Southern Idaho has been in the 90s and hit 100 a few days ago and scheduled for 101 on Monday! Too hot for me! If you need me, I will be crafting in my basement studio with the A/C on!

July has also been a HOT month for Stampin’ Up!  We have two amazing deals going on right now!  Join the Stampin’ Up! family and get a set of 10 ink pads in your choice of color collection! Two people in the last week have taken advantage of this great deal and joined the Creative Royalty team!  If you are into saving money on your Stampin’ Up! product – you should join too!  It’s an awesome deal with no strings attached!

Stampin' Up! starter kit special - FREE set of ink pads in July 2018

July is also HOT due to the Stock Up & Save Designer Series Paper Sale!  Buy 3 and get 1 FREE!  If you love DSP, this is the time to stock up and save!

July 2018 Designer Series Paper (DSP) stock up and save sale

All this heat has inspired me to break out the Tropical Chic bundle and the coordinating Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper (which is included in our sale)! In true Queen B Creations spirit, it’s even a fancy fold card!  This one is called the diagonal gate fold card.

Stampin' Up! Tropical Chic diagonal gate fold fancy fold technique handmade card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

You achieve this card base by using a standard 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of cardstock and score it half way on both sides.  Score at 4 1/4″ along the 8 1/2″ side and score at 5 1/2″ along the 11″ side.  I then cut a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of the Tropical Escapes DSP and cut that diagonally and adhered it to the front of the card with snail adhesive.

For the focal point, I started by using the square leaves die from the Tropical Thinlit dies. I cut out a this leaf square using Shaded Spruce CS with a square of our Self Adhesive Sheets on the back, making this a sticker. Note: this just cuts the middle, I had to use my trimmer to give it the small border.  Next, I used the Layering Squares Framelit dies to cut a scallop square out of Granny Apple Green CS. Because I had used the Self Adhesive Sheets on the leaf square – all I had to do was peel of the backing adhere it to the scalloped square. The square was adhered to the top panel with snail adhesive.

The leaves and flowers were stamped onto Whisper White CS and die cut with the coordinating framelits. In order to get the shading, I used sponge daubers to put the ink onto the stamps.  For the leaves I used Granny Apple Green ink in the middle and Shaded Spruce ink on the edges.  For the flowers, I used Blushing Bride ink in the middle and Flirty Flamingo on the edges.  These were then adhered to the front of the card with snail adhesive.

Stampin' Up! Tropical Chic diagonal gate fold fancy fold technique handmade card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The inside of the card is lined with a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Whisper White CS with a 4″ x 3/4″ strip of DSP adhered to the bottom with snail.  The sentiment was stamped in Shaded Spruce ink.

This card was a big hit in class!  It looks complicated, but it’s really not – I promise!  You can click on the links below to be taken to my store to buy the products you need to make your own diagonal gate fold card.

These are the supplies I used:

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