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Card with a twist | Altenew Hope Stamps and dies

Updated: Feb 12


Hello crafty friends,

Todays cards features a fun twist to the otherwise usual A2 size cards. These cards are a part of the AECP's With A Twist class taught by Therese Calvird. This class features different ways to add pizzaz to your projects, I was inspired by Cutting It Oddly lesson, where she talks about cutting a different shape or a corner of the card. I decided to make a square card with a pocket insert. This post is a bit long, but please bear with me as I wanted to make sure you understood how I made it.

Figure A

  • Start with a panel cut at 10" inches by 51/4"inches. Score at 5 inches on the 10inch side and 1/4 inch on the 51/4 inch side. See Figure A on the left for detail.

  • Cut all the solid black lines and score all the gray dash lines. Please refer the the image on the left.



Figure B

  • Figure B shows you how the panel should look after you have scored all the dash lines and cut all the solid black lines.


  • On the Non 1/4inch flap side panel draw out a semi circle on the right edge. Refer Figure C in the bottom. I used a foam tape roll to draw my semicircle:) very sophisticated right? You can use what very you may have at hand as well. You could also just fur the edge in an angle with a paper trimmer.


Figure C
Figure D
  • Add a strong adhesive such as a score tape to the outer side of the 1/4" inch flap. refer Figure D. Remove the release paper and adhere the semicircle panel to the adhesive flap, this will create a square pocket card which will measure 5"x5" inches.

  • Not it is time to create an insert For the insert strat with a 43/4"x43/4" heavy weight white cardstock if you have one. If not you can use any white card stock. Stamp the flowers from Altenew's Hope Stamp set using pink shades. I used the Cherry Blossom Mini Cube Set for stamping the layers for the flowers and the bud.

  • Create a mask for the flowers to add the leaves , so as not to ink over the flowers. I used the Green Valley Mini Cube set for stamping my leaves.

Figure E
  • Next I added some prisma color pencils in similar shades to create some depth and interest to the flower. You can always skip this step as the inks do a great job by itself. I love the added depth which the color pencil gives. See Figure E to see the difference between the flower with color pencil added to it and the one without. At the end of this post I also have a video which showcases the coloring and the making of the card.

  • Add a birthday sentiment from the Beautiful Inside stamp set with Obsedian Black ink. To create some interest to the background add some dots and lines using the Deco foil glue. Once the glue is semi dry or tacky, apply gold foil to it. This gives a very nice shine to the card. Check out Figure F at the bottom to see all the interest and details.

  • Now it is time to decorate the pocket. For the pocket, I stenciled the Half Tone Dots just on the semicircle part of the pocket front. Die cut the sentiment Hope from the Hope coordination stamp set in gold glitter cardstock. Also stamp and emboss additional sentiment from the Hope stamp set on gray using white embossing powder and cut it to a thin strip. Adhere the hope and the sentiment strip to the left bottom of the pocket. See Figure G below.

Figure G



Click on the Image below for the video.

I had so much fun creating this card and learning from Therese. I would really love for you to give this class With A Twist, a go. Thank you for hanging out with me today on this very long post, hope you enjoyed it as much as I loved making it. I will see you next time until then keep sharing handmade kindness and love.


"Kindness is a gift that everyone can afford to give"




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