Scallop Square Train Fold-out: Why You Need This Die

I’m always looking for cute ‘kid’ stamping ideas, and the Choo Choo stamp set absolutely fits that description! The Scallop Square card below is one I created for a little boy birthday, and what little boy doesn’t love trains? Honestly, what stamper, after playing with this cute set, won’t also love trains? 😉

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The colors are Not Quite Navy (one of my ‘sleeper’ favorites), Certainly Celery and Bashful Blue. I incorporated quite a few accessories into this card: the Large and Small Tag Punches, the My Way Punch for the arrows, and the die-cut number 3 comes from the Go Go Boots Big Shot Alphabet.

The card inside actually folds out in 3 panels. The fold-out is made from two pieces of 4-1/4 x 8-1/2″ cardstock, each folded in half. Just attach one piece to the back of the Scallop Square diecut piece, then turn the fold the opposite direction on the 2nd cardstock piece and attach it inside the first white cardstock piece, so the center panels overlap.

I love how the Right On Track Stampin’ Around Wheel extends the length of the card. If you needed a card for lots of signatures (like an office party, group baby shower gift, etc.) this would be a perfect solution–just add as many cardstock panels as you need!

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091104-square-scallop-clearBut the coolest part of this card is the Clear Scallop Square Big Shot die used for the background. Since the Scallop Square Die is clear, you can SEE what you’re cutting before you cut it! And with the front of this card having strips of cardstock, you have to place those strips before you die-cut your Scallop Square, so that they fit on the card front in the right spot. Since you can see through the die, you can line up your strips where you want on the die, and have the perfect fit every time 🙂

Of course, if you’re excited about the Clear Scallop Square die, you can order it online through my website any time. OR you can sign up for my Big Shot Die of the Month Club before November 10th, and get this die, plus ready-to-stamp card ideas and supplies!

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Stamps: Choo Choo (113982), Right on Track Stampin Around Wheel (113838), On Your Birthday (111664)
Ink:
Not Quite Navy, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue

Paper:
Not Quite Navy, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Whisper White

Accessories:
Big Shot (113439), Scallop Square Die (115950), Tag Punch (Large–105943), Small Tag Punch (108264), Certainly Celery 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon (109031), My Way Punch (arrows — 110709), Go Go Boots Alphabet (#3 — 113450)

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