I never showed my Control Freaks swap card for the Occasions Mini! I actually was holding onto it because I knew I wanted to use the design for my Blossom Punch Stamp Camp that was earlier this week. I revamped my swap card a little bit…used a different flower from this one, but the look is the same.
Here is a look of it closed. The front flap fits under the Mixed Bunch flower to hold it closed. I only used two Stampin' Dimensionals under the left side of the flower to secure it to the inside base of the card. The base Pool Party is 4 1/4 x 9 1/2", scored at 5 1/2" (** see my thought below**). I used the Perfect Polka Dots on the shorter front piece, then added the Everyday Enchantment Designer Paper, layered on Poppy Parade cardstock. The greeting from Happiest Birthday Wishes (hostess only set) was stamped in Lucky Limeade on Very Vanilla and added to the front panel.
Here it is open:
On the back panel, I stamped the Mixed Bunch open flower randomly with Pool Party Classic Ink on the Pool Party cardstock for a little tone-on-tone look. The Mixed Bunch filigree flower was stamped with Poppy Parade on Very Vanilla, then punched with the Blossom Punch. I also punched a flower from Poppy Parade cardstock to layer under the filigree one. I stamped the circle center with Pool Party and punched with the 3/4" Circle Punch. In the center, there is a clear button tied in a bow with Lucky Limeade Bakers Twine. I also stamped the filigree flower in Lucky Limeade on Very Vanilla, then punched it and cut it into pieces for the leaves in the background.
**I had a thought after I had already made this for the swap and my class. Instead of cutting off the 1 1/2" on the front, score it instead and form a pocket when it is folded back on itself (so score the 4 1/2 x 11 sheet at 1 1/2 & 5 1/2). Then it would have a great place to hold a gift card!!! I'll be making a bunch of these style cards in the future!