Oh my – who doesn’t love a fun fold? This was so. much. fun. And it fits all the criteria for the…

So yes, Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop AND a color challenge. I just may have used more than three :O), but who’s counting! Here’s my card:

Artfully Layered Fun Fold.1

This was inspired by several folks who have made this fun fold, but mainly my upline Mary Deatherage. What makes this fun is the ladybug is sort of ‘free’. In other words, that diagonal is movable. This fun fold is called, I think, a Corner pop-up. I used three different Designer Series Papers on this card: Artfully Composed 12 x 12, (retiring May 2), In The Wild 12 x 12 (also retiring May 2) and Waves of the Ocean (available only while supplies last). The stamp sets used were: Artfully Layered for the inside sentiment + the greens on the envelope; Artistically Inked for the front sentiment. I also used the Tropical Layers Dies, Tailor Made Tags Dies for the sentiment banner on the front, and the very, very sweet Ladybug Builder Punch. Card stocks used were: Thick Basic White for the card base, Evening Evergreen for background pieces and the ladybug, Shimmer Vellum in Pale Papaya for the wings of the ladybug, Calypso Coral and Just Jade for the leaf die cuts. I used Just Jade ink for the front sentiment and Calypso Coral ink for the inside, Old Olive ink for the front of the envelope. Embellishments: Bumblebee Trinkets, Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots and Open Weave Ribbon in Pale Papaya. This card fits perfectly in an A2 sized envelope and will definitely need extra postage due to thickness. It will also need an ‘overlay’ so the bumblebees do not poke through the envelope. 😳 So fun to do…. Can’t wait to see your creations with this fun fold :O)

Here are more pictures of this fun fold:

See in the center photo just above how some of the Artfully Composed DSP is covered by the Evening Evergreen card stock for the ‘flap’? I just didn’t like that… and made yet another card and look what I did with that bendable flap… I adhered it first and put the DSP panel on top of it. I like this MUCH better :O) The green shown is THE BRAND NEW PARAKEET PARTY in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog :O)

Card Cuts will be listed below along with a showcase of all the products used on this card. But I urge you to look on YouTube for really good directions. Try here.

As mentioned early in this post… this is the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop so please hop around to visit all the other creations. Click on the ‘next’ button to visit Amy Koenders or click on a name to visit that particular post. Happy hopping!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Terry Lynn Bright ~ you are HERE!

Products to make this card are listed below so feel free to order away :O) If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC will be available as of May 3!!!) – happy to send one to you. AND… I have the Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalog and can send that as well – ordering from that catalog ends May 2! When ordering, please also use current host code: 22R4JPCG. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. 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. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

You can reserve your copy of this catalog by contacting me ~ just let me know and I’ll get in touch with you :O). Be a part of this amazing community! I received my copy of the catalog yesterday… and the preorder for demonstrators began today… guess who got their order in early today … me, me, me! Can’t wait! And I want to share it with you – so stay tuned. 👍😁😉

What else is going on… oh yes… with the upcoming launch of a new catalog, there are also items RETIRING, some for a real bargain. It is always bittersweet to see some of these items go away. Remember too, only available while supplies last.

You may click here to see the list of last chance products. After making your list, click here to go my store. Happy, happy shopping!

Card Cuts for today’s project:

  • Thick Basic White card base: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 2 1/8 & 4 1/4
  • Evening Evergreen: 2 x 5 3/8 (2); 1 7/8 x 1 7/8 (2 – for diagonals on card front); 2 x 2 (2, cut diagonally into triangles); 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 (2 – score ONE on the diagonal)
  • DSP: 1 7/8 x 5 1/4 (2); 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 (2- for diagonals on card front – keep in mind if there is a direction to this paper!); 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 (2 – cut diagonally into triangles – place on card for proper direction!!); 2 3/4 (1- cut into diagonal for placement behind ladybug – only one diagonal will be used)
  • Basic White: 2 3/4 (1 – for stamping inside sentiment ON THE DIAGONAL!) + enough scrap for sentiment banner on card front

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