Stampin’ Up! By the Bay Book Fold Card

Good morning folks! It’s Saturday… and I have a masculine card for you using the By the Bay Designer Series Paper. This is for a gentleman who just had a hip replacement and is struggling with being able to do things. Thankfully he just began rehab, but he’s a bit ‘under the weather’ you might say. He’s a really big man and that’s part of the trouble… moving isn’t easy. So, a card for encouragement!

Stampin' Up! By the Bay Book fold

Isn’t this paper pretty? It’s also masculine and that helps me keep it simple. I really like how these papers coordinate and in corporate other shades of blue and bring in Sahara Sand and some sparkly as well. I used Wisteria Wishes stamp set for the sentiment and Night of Navy ink. To die cut, I used two dies from Something Fancy Dies (carrying over!) and die cut the larger in Night of Navy and the sentiment is Basic White. I wrapped Linen thread around each end of the Basic White piece (this fellow is a sailing friend and it fits), tied knots then added it to the Night of Navy piece with dimensionals. Then onto the card base with liquid glue. I added Sea Glass embellishments to tie in the colors of the DSP.

So… book fold how to:

  • Card base is 4 1/4 x 11 scored @ 5 1/2 and 6 3/4. Burnish the score lines
  • Add adhesive to the area between score lines and secure to the unscored section of the card. And there you have it, the book fold!

My card base is Balmy Blue – a carry over color. :O) The layers on the card are Night of Navy (carry over color) and the DSP. I’ll put the measurements at the bottom of the post. For the inside Idid not add the layer of Night of Navy, but did add a 5/8 strip of the By the Bay DSP to the Basic
White panel.

Stampin' Up! By the Bay book fold, inside

This inside leaves plenty of room for words of personal encouragement for this gentleman. For the envelope, I again kept it really simple… more By the Bay DSP on the envelope flap and that was it. This man does not want fussy.

Now… products… As you know Stampin’ Up! is coming out with their new 2023-2024 Annual Catalog May 2 and have done a color refresh at the same time. That’s why I mentioned Balmy Blue and Night of Navy are carry over colors. Below is a list of those colors being retired.

  • Blushing Bride
  • Pear Pizzazz
  • Mint Macaron
  • Rich Razzleberry
  • So Saffron
  • Merry Merlot
  • Pacific Point
  • Mango Melody
  • Soft Suede
  • Sahara Sand
  • Bermuda Bay
Stampin' Up! 2023-2025 In Colors

These new In Colors are…

  • Pebble Path
  • Moody Mauve
  • Boho Blue
  • Copper Clay
  • Wild Wheat.

Love, love these new colors! You can see a fun video here… about these colors. Drum roll here… this next graphic shows all the colors being used in the new 2023-2024 Annual catalog. You will note there are some returning colors, meaning from past years, and new colors being introduced.

As with all things retiring, there is a retiring list for both the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog AND the Jan-Apr 2023 Mini Catalog. These items are available while supplies last… and the sale beings 4 April through 1 May.


Click here for the PDF of the January to April LAST CHANCE PRODUCTS

Click here for the PDF of the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog

I have put together a list of bundles that are items carrying over, just not as bundles.

Stampin' Up! Retiring bundles from the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog
Stampin' Up! Retiring bundles from Jan-April 2023 Mini Catalog

OK, want to buy products? Here ya go… And remember to use my HOST CODE CXR49K4W when shopping with me. . Here’s how it works… when you place an order of $50 or more (before shipping & taxes), you receive from me a SU! item valued up to $10 + Star-Studded Rewards. If your order exceeds $150, do not use my HOST CODE as SU! has it’s own rewards from which you may choose. You will still receive that FREE ITEM valued up to $10 from me + the Star-Studded Rewards. 

DOUBLE STAR REWARDS MAR 29 – APRIL 5 That means double the pleasure, double the fun. If you want those colors retiring as of May 1 – get them now: papers, ink pads, ink refills – only available while supplies last!

Please note… I have had to remove card stock as a free item due to increased cost of mailing – ugh.

For every $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping & taxes) and when you add my current Host Code CXR49K4W you will earn 1 STAR Reward.  Orders of $49.99 or below DO NOT earn any rewards. Example $50 = 1 STAR Reward, $100 = 2 STAR Rewards , $150 = 3 STAR Rewards etc. When you have earned 8 STAR Rewards you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice, and mailed directly to you! Is that a deal or what??? You also earn my monthly Online Class Tutorial of exclusive projects when you place an order. For any order $50 or more you will also receive 1 free gift from me valued up to $10.  DOUBLE STAR REWARDS MAR 29 – APRIL 5 That means double the pleasure, double the fun.

For todays card…

Card cuts:

Balmy Blue: 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2 & 6 3/4

Night of Navy: 1 1/8 x 4 1/8; 4 1/8 x 4 1/8

By the Bay DSP: 1 x 4; 4 x 4; 5/8 x 4; 2 1/4 x 6 (envelope flap)

Basic White: 4 x 4

4 responses to “Stampin’ Up! By the Bay Book Fold Card”

  1. So pretty Terry Lynn! Love that fun fold design! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Thanks Amy. I do love this fun fold!


  3. Great fold and great design – and perfect for a gentleman that needs a little pick me up!! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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