It’s Tuesday – woohoo… and the weather is warming: hostas are rising from their sleep as are other perennials. Love this time of year! Late yesterday my preorder arrived, so I’m hoping to provide a glimpse later of some of the goodies in my Stampin’ Up package. For now however, we’ll take a look at the card I created for today – and it’s another triple-fold, but totally different from yesterday.

Fun Fold w/ Forever Fern – #1

The Forever Greenery DSP and the Forever Gold Laser-Cut SDSP really show off in this fold. Here it is open wide.

Fun Fold w/ Forever Fern – #2

See how this paper shows off? The color contrasts are wonderful. It begins with a card base of Pretty Peacock 5 1/2 x 11 scored at 1 1/4, 4 and 6 3/4. Fold in valley, mountain, valley and burnish creases; decorate each fold; create belly band 1 x 11 and decorate. Easy, easy… I don’t like this one quite as much as yesterdays fold – just sayin’. It is a good way to show off the DSP however. 🙂 And this is a pretty general card – can be used asx a simply – hey, thinking of you kind of card ~ and it’s nice to have those in your stash. For that basic White panel, since it’s narrow, I simply stamped a leaf from the Forever Fern stamp set in Old Olive ink, then stamped the sentiment on a Basic White 5/8″ wide strip in Shaded Spruce ink and trimmed the end with the Banner Pick a Punch and adhered it over a part of the leaf with liquid glue. This was adhered with liquid glue as shown.

Card cuts:

  • on the 1 1/4 wide fold, adhere a different panel of DSP on both front & back: 1 x 5 1/4
  • next panel adhere a DSP 2 1/2 x 5 1/4
  • next panel is the Basic White 2 1/2 x 5 1/4
  • last or widest panel is 4 x 5 1/4
  • Belly Band is 1 x 11 folded around the closed card not too tightly and ends adhered with liquid glue. I decorated this by adhering a Forever Gold Laser-Cut SDSP so it centered on the front, then punched a 2″ circle out of Basic White card stock and stamped the sentiment (from Forever Fern stamp set) in Shaded Spruce ink. I adhered this over the gold of the circle with dimensionals and added three Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels for a bit of pizzazz.

For the envelope, I adhered more Forever Greenery DSP to the flap and trimmed to fit, then stamped a fun leaf from Forever Fern stamp set in Shaded Spruce ink. DONE!

Products for todays card may be found in the list below. I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY CURRENT HOST CODE – 63SXY3X6– good April 1- 15 . When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. Card cuts are listed at the bottom of this post. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another.

Remember that Stampin’ Up! has lots of wonderful items on their retired list. SHOP EARLY BEFORE ITEMS ARE SOLD OUT! Sale ends May 3. The Forever Fern bundle is carrying over, however the DSP and Laser-cut SDSP, circle punch are not – just sayin’.

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Product list for today’s card:

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