Hey There - Artfully Composed Buckle Card

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share a little fun fold card with you. I followed my Creative Calendar for this month and created a buckle fun fold card to share with you. If you have not gotten this month's Creative Calendar you can do so by clicking here! It's under the Events Tab, then click on Creative Calendar. Here's a look my version of the buckle card using the Artfully Composed Suite of Products from the 2022 January-June Mini Catalog.

Buckle Fun Fold Card by Rick Adkins using products from the Artfully Composed Suite in the Stampin' Up! 2022 January-June Mini Catalog.

When you open the card up and undo the buckle that holds the card closed you can see the full inside of the card which is just a piece of Basic White Cardstock stamped with the large foliage image from the Artfully Layered Stamp Set in Old Olive Classic Ink and the sentiment. You have plenty of room to write your personal message on the inside of the card.

Buckle Fun Fold Card by Rick Adkins using products from the Artfully Composed Suite in the Stampin' Up! 2022 January-June Mini Catalog.

You can see the buckle on the left hand side of the card when opened. You can use dies to create this or use a punch. I used the Retired Classic Label Punch to create mine. To decorate the front you have to have something that's big enough to cover the buckle opening but you have to remember that you have to be careful where you place the adhesive. You don't want to put it to close to the buckle to glue the card shut.

Buckle It:

Buckle Fun Fold Card by Rick Adkins using products from the Artfully Composed Suite in the Stampin' Up! 2022 January-June Mini Catalog.

I used a 2 1/4" circle made from Pale Papaya Cardstock as the base of my buckle. And then added the decorative elements on that. I cut the detailed tropical plants from Calypso Coral Cardstock and Old Olive Cardstock using the dies from the Tropical Layers Dies. I also added the larger tropical plant in Evening Evergreen Cardstock before adding the other two pieces. For the Old Olive one I added the inserts from the die cut back into the detailed die cut with a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I wanted a Soild image on the front and not just the detailed die cut.

Buckle Fun Fold Card by Rick Adkins using products from the Artfully Composed Suite in the Stampin' Up! 2022 January-June Mini Catalog.

Finishing Touches:

To finish off the card I added a few of the Faux Sea Glass Shapes around the card. This set of embellishments have been probably one of the most popular since it came out in January. They have sold out and been restocked many times over the course of this publication. But, don't worry if you haven't gotten them yet. They will be in the upcoming 2022-2023 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog coming out in a few weeks. So, you will still be able to get them. Thanks for dropping by I have a full list of all the items used below.

Sizes & Measurements:

  • Cardstock: Pale Papaya - 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" scored at 5 1/2", 2 1/4" Circle; Calypso Coral - 2 3/4" x 4", 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored at 1/2"; Evening Evergreen - scrap for die cut; Old Olive - scrap for die cut; Basic White - 4" x 5 1/4"

  • Artfully Composed Designer Series Paper: 2 1/2" x 3 3/4", 1 1/4" x 4 3/4"















Happy Stampin'

Rick Adkins


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