Hi folks! It’s Thursday… and almost the weekend :O) We have family coming as it’s my hubby’s birthday on Monday… lots of cleaning & preparing goin on. So excited to see them. And the Grands (two of them anyway) will be staying for the week.YAY! Anyway.. off the subject of our blog hop. We have a sketch challenge – take a look see. You may have come from the blog of fabulous Tara Carpenter ~ welcome to my page.

And here’s my card ~ note I have turned it sideways.

Simple Fun Fold. Blog Hop 6/9.1

Sun Prints 12 x 12 DSP & Nature’s Prints stamp set are just perfect for a ‘Thinking of You’ sympathy card. I’ve used a Night of Navy card base to create this fun fold ~ 1/4 of a regular 8 1/2 x 11 – a totally flat panel. The key to this is the center ‘card’ – that’s where the fun fold comes in. The center panel is the ‘fold’The main image is stamped in Starry Sky ink on a Basic White panel using my Stamparatus, then clean the stamp and use VersaMark to over-stamp the same image in the same place, sprinkle with CLEAR embossing powder & heat set with your heat tool. This creates a beautiful shiny, elegant appearance. My next step was to use a Blending Brush and the Starry Sky ink to soften the edges of the Basic White panel. Looks similar to a shadow, doesn’t it? For more elegance, I added two Iridescent Pearls Basic Jewels. This was added to the center ‘folded card’ with liquid glue. It’s just so simple & elegant ~ what a beautiful appealing look. The ‘folded card’ was added to the center of the card base – remember it’s a flat panel.

The side pieces are from the Sun Prints 12 x 12 DSP and adhered with liquid glue. (Card cuts are listed at the bottom of this post!)

Simple Fun Fold. Blog Hop 6/9 (inside)

The inside of the card… again, super simple & elegant. I adhered the same stripe from the Sun Prints 12 x 12 DSP to the bottom of the Basic White panel. I then stamped the sentiment in Starry Sky ink from the Go To Greetings stamp set. One Iridescent Pearls Basic Jewels on either side of the sentiment completed the look. This panel was adhered to the inside… and done.

Simple Fun Fold. Blog Hop 6/9.3

For the envelope: another of the Sun Prints 12 x 12 DSP patterns on the flap and a stamped nature ‘staff’ from the Nature’s Prints stamp set in Starry Sky ink on the front of the envelope.

So here’s a question you may be asking… why Night of Navy for the card base when everything else is Starry Sky? Good question! I wanted subtlety and since this was a sympathy card, I wanted it to not be too bright, too focused on color~ and the Night of Navy did that for me. Hope you like!

Products to make this card are listed below. If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC) – happy to send one to you. When ordering, please also use current host code: H7EUAMXD. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item 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)

So what else??? Oh yes… some great opportunities for BOGO Kits Collection and Last Chance Products. Read on about those.

Share a Kit with a Friend with the Kits Collection BOGO 50% Off Promotion

Get ready—the Kits Collection is having a buy one, get one 50% off promotion. This is the perfect time to #ShareYourMoment and share a kit from the Kits Collection with a friend! As always, the kit selection is based on availability. You can see what’s available in the Kits Collection selection here

Ordering info:

Sale runs through 1–30 June 2022.
All kits in the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! qualify for this sale. 
Kit selection is based on availability.
You will need at least two kits in your cart for the discount to automatically apply at checkout. 
There are no order limits on this promotion.
On the customer store, the discount will automatically apply to the most expensive kit in your cart.

The January–June 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Now it’s time to continue the hop… Click on the next button to take you to Amy Koenders to see what she hs created… OR click on a name and that will take you to that persons blog. Whatever you do ~ enjoy the hop and the wonderful creations.

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Terry Lynn Bright

Card cuts for this project:

  • card base (Night of Navy) 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
  • Card for fun fold: Night of Navy ~ 3 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
  • DSP (Sun Prints) ~ 1 1/16 x 4 1/16 (cut 2); 2 1/4 x 6 for envelope flap; 1/2 x 2 13/16 (inside card)
  • Basic White ~ 2 13/16 x 4 1/16 (cut 2)

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love.

Inspire.