Stampin’ Up! Zoo Crew Fun Fold

Good Saturday morning to you – and Memorial Day weekend. A special thank you to all those who have served in the military – you are honored and remembered… thank you for your service and dedication to this country.

My card for you today is a fun fold – called Triple Panel Pop-Up card. We made this in my class yesterday and everyone loved it. This fun fold can be used with lots of other stamps & dies, but the request from my students was to use Zany Zoo and the coordinating Zoo Crew DSP.

Stampin' Up! Zany Zoo funf fold

Is this alligator cute or what?! That look on his face says delight to me. And I’ve used him to make this a birthday card. My card base is a standard A2 Thick Basic White. Additional card stock for the front is embossed Pumpkin Pie (embossed with the Cross-Hatch embossing folder from the Basic Embossing Folders from the ONLINE EXCLUSIVES). This was layered onto a Pool Party panel and attached with liquid glue to the card base. All die cuts use the Zany Zoo dies: clouds, balloons, banner and the alligator. The alligator was die cut directly from one of the papers in Zoo Crew DSP. The balloons are die cut from scraps of Petal Pink, Lemon Lolly, Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party. The clouds and banner are die cut from Basic White. The sentiment comes from Zany Zoo stamp set and is stamped in memento ink. I used the Black twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack to ‘attach’ the balloons to the alligator. The little back embellishments are from the Classic Matte Dots. Oh, & I wrapped Linen Thread around the banner for a bit more texture and masculinity :O).

Stampin' Up! Zoo Crew fun fold, inside

More fun animals for the inside of the card… all fussy cut from the Zoo Crew DSP. The DSP on the inside is from Zoo Crew DSP as well. Embossing folder used is the Hobnail Embossing Folder from the Basics Embossing Folders from the ONLINE EXCLUSIVES set of 3. Card stocks for the embossed panels are – from the top – Pool Party, Crumb Cake and Pumpkin Pie. The balloons are die cut from scraps of Lemon Lolly, Zoo Crew DSP, Petal Pink and Pool Party. The sentiment on the left panel is from the Zany Zoo stamp set and the embellishments are from the same pack of Classic Matte Dots but in Basic Gray.

Stampin' Up! Zany Zoo fun fold, back of card.

For the very back of the card… this fun skater of a bird fussy cut from Zoo Crew DSP and adhered to a Basic White panel. This panel is for writing your very own special message to the recipient. :O)

I bet you want directions, don’t you?! The mechanism for holding the three panels looks like this from the top ~

Stampin' UP Zany Zoo fun fold mechanism

Directions for mechanism:

  • Mechanism measurements: 3 x 5 1/4: score on short side @ 3/4, 1 1/2, 2 1/4
  • Fold score line and burnish
  • Fold ends to center, flattening and not overlapping
  • Add adhesive (liquid or tear n’ tape) to open ends, add directly to score line of card base
  • Panels will be added to this mechanism on opposite sides – what you see above is the top panel adhered to left side of mechanism. The middle panel is attached to the right side of the mechanism. Bottom panel is adhered same as top panel.

Triple panel dimensions/ directions:

  • cut 3 – 1 3/4 x 3 3/8
  • cut 3 – 1 5/8 x 3 3/8 (these are either embossed or DSP)
  • Add the embossed or DSP pieces to the larger cuts
  • Adhere top & bottom panels first to assure proper spacing: remember these are attached to the left side of the mechanism.
  • Adhere center panel to the right side of mechanism.
  • Decorate as desired

Card base & other piece measurements:

  • Card base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored @ 4 1/4
  • Front panels: 4 1/8 x 5 3/8; embossed piece 4 x 5 1/4
  • Inside left: 3 1/4 x 5 1/4; 3 x 5
  • Inside right: 4 x 5 1/4 DSP
  • Back: 4 x 5 1/4

Here are photos of student cards: notice the card base is Pool Party.

Stampin' Up! Zoo card class card 1
Stampin' Up! Zoo fun fold, card 2a
Stampin' Up! Zoo fun fold,class 3a
Stampin' Up! Zoo fun fold, card class1a
Stampin' Up! Zoo fun fold, card class 2a
Stampin' Up! Zoo fun fold, card class 3b

Notice how the format of each is the same but also how each individual created their own theme for their card. Fun. They so concentrated to make it their own and they really got into it. :O) This Designer Series Pack of papers will be on sale beginning June 1. Continue to read to see the entire list of DSP on sale.

If you do not have a demonstrator and would like to order from me or need a catalog, I would like to help you create. When ordering $50 or more in product (before shipping/ taxes), use my HOST CODE 64NDVS4D to receive Star Rewards and a SU! gift valued to $10. Star Rewards build up so that when you have 8 rewards from me, you can receive a stamp set valued to $40. :O) And when your order is $50 or more prior to Shipping/ taxes, you also receive the monthly tutorial. :O)

You may order from me here.

Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper SALE

SALES PERIOD: 1–30 JUNE you may find these on pages 129-133 in the 2023-2024 Annual Catalog – except for the ONLINE EXCLUSIVE PAPER.

  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many packages of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
  • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion. Please reference the table below or the flyer in the marketing toolkit to see the papers included in the sale.
  • Orders must be placed—and closed—during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount.
  • Designer Series Papers are from the new 2023–2024 Annual Catalog (p. 129–132) and Online Exclusives.

161449 Bright & Beautiful 6×6 DSP $10.62

161467 Countryside Inn 12 x 12 DSP $10.62

161640 Delightfully Eclectic 12 x 12 DSP $25.50

161503 Earthen Elegance 12 x 12 DSP $10.62

161289 Fresh As A Daisy 12 x 12 DSP $10.62

163170 Glorious Gingham 6×6 DSP $8.92

161139 Hello, Irresistible6x6 DSP (ONLINE EXCLUSIVE) $10.62

161157 Inked Botanicals 6×6 DSP $10.62

161322 Les Shoppes 12 x 12 DSP $10.62

161534 Let’s Go Fishing 12 x 12 DSP $10.62

161192 Masterfully Made 12 x 12 DSP $10.62

161175 Stargazing 12 x 12 DSP $10.62

161304 Zoo Crew 12 x 12 DSP $10.62

Stampin’ Up! has kits that are super quick and easy to make – great for a gathering as all elements are provided in the kit. Talk about CELEBRATE!

Stampin' Up! Confetti Birthday kit



$23.00 USD | $32.00 CAD

Available starting 2 May

Also available in French (item 16239

This month’s kit includes:

  • Enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs
  • 9 coordinating envelopes
  • Confetti Birthday photopolymer stamp set
  • One Blueberry Bushel Ink Spot
  • Printed card bases, card fronts, self-adhesive cellophane shaker bags, die-cut pieces, holographic foil labels, adhesive, embellishments, and a clear block
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Blueberry Bushel, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Poppy Parade

You may order kits from me here.

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin

Stampin’ Up! has a monthly subscription for Paper Pumpkin that is also a kit all in one. The first order includes an acrylic block which can be used for all Paper Pumpkin kits after that. This particular kit must be ordered by June 10. Click on the photo above to go straight to my Paper Pumpkin area to subscribe :O) Click here to purchase Paper Pumpkin.


Stampin’ Up! ONLINE EXCLUSIVES are just that – products not offered in any catalog. My post today used two products from this list. You may shop those products here.

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

4 responses to “Stampin’ Up! Zoo Crew Fun Fold”

  1. So cute! I love how you used so many of the zany zoo critters inside! Great idea. TFS


  2. That’s way too cute! Love the fun design and cute critters! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks Amy ~ those critters are just too cute.


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