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Stampin’ Up! Heartwarming Hugs Fun Fold

Hi there! I’ve been mailing catalogs to my customers and including a card with instructions as part of the package. All of a sudden I realized I needed two more… so got busy and created these. I blogged about this fun fold some time ago and you can find that post here.

Heartwarming Hugs Easel card – #1

The directions and card stock cuts are the same, I just used different DSP and I like this too! I’ll list the card stock cuts again for your convenience. 🙂

Products used:

  • Wrapped in Christmas stamp set (circular stamp)
  • Freezin’ Fun stamp set (banner for easel)
  • 1 1/2″ Circle Punch
  • Starburst Punch or 2″ Circle punch
  • Classic Label Punch
  • Heartwarming Hugs DSP
  • Red Foil Sheets
  • Mossy Meadow card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Real Red ink

Card stock cuts:

  • Card base: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4. Make cuts in card front panel to the score line at 1 1/2″ & 4″
  • DSP side strips: ~ (2) 1 3/8 x 4 1/8
  • DSP center panels ~ (2) 2 3/8 x 2
  • Whisper White card stock ~ 3 x 4 1/8 + scraps for circular stamp and banner sentiment
  • Red Foil Sheets – punch 2″ circle

Directions:

  • Prepare card base as described in cardstock cuts
  • Adhere DSP strips to side panels of card front with liquid glue
  • Adhere Whisper White panel to inside card with liquid glue
  • Adhere side panels to card back with liquid glue, overlapping the Whisper White panel
  • Fold the center (loose) panel in half and burnish well
  • Adhere the remaining 2 DSP panels to top & bottom sections just folded in half
  • Stamp banner sentiment (for the easel) in Real Red ink using the Freezin’ Fun stamp set. Punch with the Classic Label Punch. Adhere to a strip of Mossy Meadow 5/8 x 2 ¼. Put dimensionals on back and adhere to the Whisper White panel of the card about ¾” from bottom
  • Stamp circle sentiment using the Wrapped in Christmas stamp set in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock and punch with 1 ½” circle punch
  • Punch a 2” circle from Red Foil Sheets paper.
  • Adhere stamped circle to this glimmer paper. HINT: suggest using Stampin’ Seal to adhere stamped piece to the foil – no slippage! Put dimensionals on the LOWER HALF of this circle and adhere just at the fold

Your card is complete ~ enjoy!

Heartwarming Hugs Easel card – #2

So I’m curious which card you prefer ~ the DSP combination on the left, or the one on the right? Truly, I can’t decide!

Products used for today’s project may be found below. 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 SAZV3JTK– good until Jan 3. 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 😁

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  • Exclusions apply: Carryover items will not be discounted.
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Stampin’ Up! Darling Donkey Birthday Fun Fold

Hello again… Today’s card is full of fun – a birthday card using the Darling Donkey stamp set that will be available Jan 5, 2021 as a FREE ITEM when you purchase $50 in product – it’s Sale-a-bration time Jan 5 – end of Feb 2021. Woohoo! :O)

Darling Donkey stamp set available Jan 5, 2021 – Sale-a bration item

This little donkey is just too cute – love the impish smile… that square needs a back to it though so I may take that off, add a backing and put it on again. But let’s talk through how I did this. It’s a z-fold, so scored in the center and the front panel folded back on itself exactly in half, then the square added. Here’s what you need to create this card…

Darling Donkey Birthday Fun Fold – #1
  • Smokey Slate card base
  • In Good Taste DSP
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Stitched Shapes (largest square)
  • Classic Label Punch (fence)
  • Balloon Punch (balloon)
  • Tuxedo Black Memento ink
  • Blends: Flirty Flamingo (ears), Crumb Cake/ Gray Granite (donkeys), Color Lifter
  • Black Marker (tail for balloon)
  • Wink of Stella (color ther balloon)
Darling Donkey Birthday – #2
Darling Donkey Birthday Fun Fold – #3

Details:

  • Fold card base (Gray Granite) in half and fold the front flap in half back on itself – to create a z-fold
  • Cover the front fold using In Good Taste DSP
  • Stamp the front donkey in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock; color with Stampin’ Blends – light & dark Gray Granite. Use the Color Lifter to highlight – between the eyes & near his backside. (Yes – this one is definitely a male donkey!) Die cut with largest Stitched Shapes Dies (largest square). Here’s where I should have cut a scalloped square out of Basic Black card stock for a backing. Adhere to the front panel with liquid glue, centering.

For the inside: there are two panels, the far right and the folded ‘in’ . Often the ‘in fold’ is not covered but for this card, I definitely wanted to do that.

  • Right panel ~ stamp the donkey from Darling Donkey stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink in the center of the Whisper White panel, making certain it will be covered when the card is closed. Color in Stampin’ Blends: light & dark Gray Granite, light Flirty Flamingo for the ears, dark Flirty Flamingo for the hooves – after all this is a girl donkey 🙂 Stamp the sentiment above it from the same stamp set and in Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Adhere to the right panel of the card base with liquid glue, creating the inside of the card. It was at this point I decided the donkey need a fence and punched several ‘fencing’ using the Classic Label Punch and more of the same In Good Taste DSP. I punched various heights and widths then adhered to the panel with liquid glue.
  • Folded in panel ~ stamp the donkey from Darling Donkey stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on a Whisper White panel, blocking off the flower so it doesn’t get ink. Color in Stampin’ Blends light & dark Crumb Cake, light Flirty Flamingo for the ears. And yes, I used a bit of Color Lifter for highlight. Punch a small balloon using the Balloon Punch from Bright 6×6 DSP – Flirty Flamingo. Adhere with dimensionals and color with Wink of Stella. Add a balloon ‘tail’ from the balloon to the donkeys mouth. Cute right? Adhere this panel to the card and the card is complete. OOPS! I did add some more fencing to this guy.
Darling Donkey Birthday Fun Fold – #4

For the envelope… I used more of the same In Good Taste DSP to the envelope flap & trimmed to fit. For the envelope front I stamped the sentiment and the ‘sparkels’ in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and called it done.

Card Cuts are listed at the end of this post. Products used for today’s project may be found below. 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 SAZV3JTK– good until Jan 3. 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 😁

Card Cuts:

  • Smoky Slate 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored @ 4 1/2 & 2 1/8: fold in half, then fold back on itself the small panel
  • In Good Taste DSP 2 x 5 1/4 + 2 1/4 x 6 for envelope + scraps for fencing
  • Whisper White 4 x 5 1/4, 2 x 5 1/4

Thanks for stopping by.

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  • Retiring items are available while supplies last.
  • Exclusions apply: Carryover items will not be discounted.
  • Due to increased shipping times and possible shipping delays during the month of December, we can’t guarantee delivery before Christmas.
  • Ordering Deadlines:  January 4, 2021 at 11:50 PM (MT)

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Stampin’ Up Wrapped in Christmas Easel Card

So sorry for the late post – hubby and I bought a fresh cut tree yesterday and it was extra heavy- it took both of us to carry it in and get it set up. Then lights, etc…. No, not done yet; hubby is still working on the lights. I’ll share a picture Monday as we won’t get it done until late Sunday afternoon. 🌲🎄🤶🏻

Such fun making this card… an easel card – which I haven’t made in some time. One of my teammates sent an easel card and I was inspired to create several.

Wrapped in Christmas with Snowflake Splendor Easel card – #1

I love the bling from the Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper. Hear are details on how to do this…

  • Cardstock base is 8 1/2 x 11, scored at 4 1/4 (this happens to be Misty Moonlight, but I also used Pacific Point card stock which coordinates with the DSP. When I used Pacific Point card stock, I also used Pacific Point ink.
  • Use your paper trimmer to make two cuts JUST TO THE SCORE LINE on the card front: 1 1/2 & 4
  • Fold the center portion in half and burnish well with your bone folder. This becomes the stand up on the card.
  • Cut 2 strips of Snowflake Splendor DSP and adhere with liquid glue to the side panels
  • Cut 2 additional panels of coordinating Snowflake Splendor DSP and adhere with liquid glue to the center folded panel, one piece above the fold, the other below it. NOTE: I think it looks best if these pieces are cut so the pattern on the DSP matches top to bottom panels
  • Cut a panel of Whisper White and adhere to the INSIDE of the card, centering
  • Adhere side panels to card base with liquid glue.
  • Stamp the sentiment from Freezin’ Fun stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on Whisper White. Punch out with the Classic Label Punch. Adhere to a strip of Misty Moonlight with liquid glue. Put dimensionals on back and adhere to the Whisper White panel, about 3/4″ from bottom. This creates the easel :O) and allows the upper panel to stand up.
  • Punch a starburst with the Starburst Punch (OOPS! retired item 😞)and Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper
  • Stamp the sentiment from Wrapped in Christmas in Misty Moonlight ink and punch with the 1 1/2″ circle punch. Adhere to the Glimmer paper. NOTE: by scrapping some of the ‘glimmer’ away the paper will adhere more readily. Add liquid glue to that area and bingo, the sentiment adheres.
  • Put dimensionals ON THE LOWER HALF of the Glimmer Paper and attach to the lower center panel near the fold line. Because the lower sentiment is on dimensionals, this allows the upper portion of the card to ‘stand’.
Wrapped in Christmas with Snowflake Splendor Easel Card – #2

I have made several of these, which I don’t usually do, but they were fun and easy and look pretty neat. Notice how the color variations in the DSP make the cards look so different. Hope you enjoyed this design. Card cuts will be listed at the end of this post. Let me know if you have questions.

Card cuts:

  • Card base: 8 1/2 x 11, scored at 4 1/4: top of the card cut to score line at 1 1/2″ and 4″
  • DSP strips for side panels- 1 3/8 x 4 1/8 (cut 2)
  • DSP panels for folded area – 2 3/8 x 2 (cut 2)
  • Whisper White – 3 x 4 1/4 + banner sentiment + circle sentiment
  • Misty Moonlight / Pacific Point for sentiment banner 2 1/4 x 5/8
  • Glimmer paper – use circle dies for 1 3/4 or slightly larger frame for circle sentiment

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Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms Anniversary Card Fun Fold

December seems to be a month of anniversaries – our #2 daughter was married on the 27th several years ago, so my mind turned to making one. On my desk for some time has been the Forever Blossoms floral bunch, ready for me to color and I began working on it. I had stamped the bunch in Tuxedo Black Memento ink, so knew I could color with the Stampin Blends. Let’s take a look…

Forever Blossoms Fun Fold – #1

It’s the wrong time of year for cherry blossoms, but aren’t they pretty? On that gray background they really stand out. I used Calypso Coral Stampin Blends for the flowers and Old Olive Stampin Blends for the leaves. This was stamped on Thick Whisper White and it tends to dry the ink faster than the regular Whisper White, so I did just a portion of the flower at a time and used a lighter touch at the same time.Once colored, die cut with the Cherry Blossoms Dies. I tied a double Linen Thread bow, adhered it to the bottoms of the floral bunch with a glue dot, put dimensionals on the back of the floral bunch and set it aside to prepare the papers.

  • Thick Whisper White card base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4 & 6 1/2. Note this second score line is folded back, creating a z-fold.
  • Calypso Coral 1 7/8 x 5 3/8 (front panel), 2 1/8 x 5 3/8 (inside panel), and 4 1/8 x 5 3/8. Adhere with liquid glue to the appropriate panel
  • Peony Garden DSP for the front panel 1 3/4 x 5 1/4 + 2 1/4 x is 6 for the envelope flap. Adhere with liquid glue to the front panel.
  • Whisper White 1 3/4 x 5 1/4 (inside panel), 4 x 5 1/4 for the far right panel + enough for the cherry blossom bunch, the single flower, the cherry bud and the sentiment (about 2 1/2 x 6 should do all that).
    Adhere the small panel to the appropriate place.
  • On the larger Whisper White panel, stamp the leaves at the top right and bottom right in Old Olive ink. These will be embellished later with the die cut bud and die cut flower
  • Stamp the single flower from the Forever Blossoms stamp set using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and color with Stampin Blends – Calypso Coral. Put a dimensional on the back and adhere to the lower leaves.
  • Stamp the flower bud from the Forever Blossoms stamp set in Old Olive ink and color carefully with Stampin Blends – Calypso Coral. Die cut this and adhere to the upper leaves with liquid glue.
  • Stamp the sentiment from Forever Blossoms stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink between the two flowers.
  • Back to the front panel… Stamp the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento ink & die cut. This sentiment/ die cut comes from the new stamp set Many Messages & Messages Dies (available to customer Jan 5, 2021), but you could easily use something else.

Add the cherry blossom bunch on dimensionals to that small front panel, then the die cut sentiment and the card itself is complete!

For the envelope, adhere the 2 1/4 x 6 Peony Garden DSP to the flap with liquid glue and trim to fit. On the envelope front, stamp just a portion of the cherry blossom with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I chose not to color this as the simplicity of the flower ‘speaks’ for itself – in other words, is enough.

Forever Blossoms Fun Fold – #4

What do you think? Do you like this? Products to make this card may be found below.

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 SVFB9YJY – good until Dec 3, 2020 (that’s today!). 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 😁

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May you have a beautiful day.

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Stampin’ Up! Playful Pets & Cat Punch Fun Fold

Hi there! Welcome to my blog. Today shares another fun fold ~ actually the same fold as yesterday but created differently. And the focus is the Playful Pets DSP. I had an order for the loss of a kitty and this is what I did.

Playful Pets & Cat Punch Fun Fold

I love the way the punched cat sits nearly off the card front – and this kind of fun fold allows that to perfection. And here’s the how-to…

  • Cut a piece of Soft Suede card stock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and score at 4 1/4
  • On the upper half, or front half, trim off 1″ from each end, just to the score line. This gives the full card base and all that left to do is decorate it 😊
  • The card front is now only 3 1/2 x 4 1/4: cut a panel of Real Red card stock 3 3/8 x 4 1/8 and adhere with liquid glue.
  • Cut a piece of the Playful Pets DSP 3 1/4 x 4 and adhere with liquid glue
  • Using the sweet Cat Punch and Basic Black card stock, punch a cat. Adhere with dimensionals to the edge of the front flap.
  • Stamp the sentiment using Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set and Tuxedo Black Memento ink on a 1/2″ Whisper White card stock strip. Trim end using the Banners Pick-a-Punch. Adhere this with liquid glue to a 5/8″ Real Red card stock strip. Adhere the sentiment strip to the card front with liquid glue.
  • The heart for the cat…. with a 1/2″ strip of Real Red card stock, and the Detailed Hearts Die, place the strip at the top of this beautiful die and run it through the Cut & Emboss machine. Choose one of the many hearts and attach to the cat with a mere dot of glue. And your card front is done!

For the inside – lots of card cuts and no stamping…

Playful Pets – card inside #2

Love this inside ~ for me, the hearts make it. The inside is a full 5 1/2 width and I cut lots of panels as a ‘step up’ from yesterdays same fun fold.

  • Cut two strips of Real Red card stock 7/8 x 4 1/8 and one @ 3 3/8 x 4 1/8
  • Cut two strips of Playful Pets DSP 3/4 x 4. Adhere to the Real Red strips with liquid glue and then to the card base at each end with liquid glue.
  • Adhere the larger Real Red panel to the card inside with liquid glue
  • Cut a panel of Whisper White card stock 3 1/4 x 4. Adhere the heart die cuts that remain from cutting the heart for the cat. I trimmed mine apart and cut back some of what felt unnecessary edges to get the look I wanted. Adhere with mere dots of liquid glue to the Whisper White panel, then to the inside of the card and voila!

For the envelope… cut a strip of coordinating Playful Pets DSP 2 1/4 x 6, adhere to the envelope flap with liquid glue and trim. Stamp the cat feet (this is a non SU! product that I have kept from years of crafting) in Tuxedo Black ink..

Playful Pets & Cast Punch Fun Fold

The person who ordered this sympathy for a cat loss, loved it… and I do too. Would like to know what you think. The product list is below for your ease of ordering. As a thank you to those who use me as their demonstrator, I offer a SU! item of choice valued at $10 when their order is between $50-$150. Please use my CURRENT HOST CODE: XS4MSSFN through Nov 18. When your order is above that amount, you still get my free item, but Stampin’ Up! offers Stampin’ Rewards for more product. It’s a real deal!

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Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Fun Fold

Hello! It’s MONDAY, start of a new week – woohoo! Special plans/ opportunities/ or challenges set for yourself? I’m excited about sharing today’s project with you. I have created other Poinsettia Petals cards but not with watercolor. And that’s what I have done for today – watercolor… One of the things I have learned in this card making process, is it doesn’t have to be complicated to be beautiful. This card is not complicated, a bit time consuming maybe, but easy to break up into portions to keep the process moving along. I don’t do watercoloring nearly often enough and maybe this creation will get me back to it – as I enjoyed it quite a lot. Here’s my card…

Poinsettias Fun Fold – #1

Isn’t this pretty? I love the layers and the In Good Taste DSP creates a wonderfully simple background to show off this flower.

Process & Details…

  • First we stamp the three poinsettia petals & at least three holly leaves using Versamark ink on the Watercolor Paper – yep, Poinsettia Petals stamp set. And yes, do clean the paper by swiping it with the embossing buddy first. Swish in Gold Embossing Powder and heat set with your heat gun.
  • Watercolor using the new Water Painters: Cherry Cobbler ink & Real Red ink for the poinsettia petals; Old Olive ink and Garden Green ink for the holly leaves. I like to stamp my ink pad on an acrylic block and using my Water Painter add a bit of water, creating the depth of color I want. Begin with the lighter shade and add the darker. My poinsettias/ leaves turned out a bit lighter than I like but they are still beautiful. Set aside to dry.
  • Cut Crumb Cake card stock for the card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. Cover with In Good Taste DSP 4 x 5 1/4 using liquid glue.
  • Cut another Crumb cake panel 3 1/2 x 8 1/2, scoring at 4 1/4. Adhere to the center of the card base panel with liquid glue. Adhere another panel of In Good Taste DSP to this folded front panel 3 1/4 x 4.
  • The watercolored Poinsettia Petals pieces should all be dry now, so die cut those with the Poinsetttia Dies.
  • Die cut at least three berry sprigs from the Poinsettia Dies from Brushed Metallic Paper in Gold.
  • Curl the poinsettia petals with a bone folder (the watercolor paper allows this beautifully) and put together with dimensionals. Adhere the beautiful Beaded Pearls element to the center.
  • Adhere this poinsettia to the card front with liquid glue and add the holly leaves & berry die cuts to suit you. Yes, I did curl the leaves also, and I pulled up the berries a bit once dry. I love this three-dimensional look!
  • Stamp the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink to a strip of Whisper White card stock and fussy cut. The sentiment comes from this wonderful Poinsettia Petals stamp set. Curl with the bone folder so the center is raised and each end as well. Double the dimensionals for the center of the sentiment and adherer with liquid glue just before the end curl and the card front is done!
  • Cut a panel of Whisper White card stock 3 1/4 x 4, stamp the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink – again with a sentiment from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set. Stamp the pine bow in Garden Green ink – and yes, it is from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set.
  • Adhere another panel of In Good Taste DSP (2 1/4 x 6) to the envelope flap and trim to fit. Stamp the pine bow over it in Garden Green ink. Also stamp the pine bow on the envelope front.

And here’s another photo as well

Poinsettia Petals Fun Fold #4

What a fun card! I MUST get back to doing more watercoloring… I really enjoy making Christmas cards, but soon I must stop ~ too many, too many… Guess I can resort to doing some fun tags for Christmas – yes! Perhaps that’s what I’ll do :O)

You will find the product list below. Please feel free to ask questions, either via this post or my email… tlsbrightspot@gmail.com. Thanks for being a customer! As a thank you I offer with a $50 – $150 purchase a SU! item valued at $10 – your choice of item! Please use my current HOST CODE XS4MSSFN when ordering now through Nov 18 to receive your free item.

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Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Wishes Side-fold Card

Hi folks! What are you up to on this ‘day after’ the time roll-back? Me? Well it’s fairly cool here and raining outside , so I’m not out playing in the raindrops… What I DID do is make this fun card to share with you today using the Snowflake Wishes Bundle and the gorgeous paper of the Snowflake Splendor DSP. The idea to make this card came from my upline, Mary Deatherage. She does fabulous work and is an inspiration. Here’s the card and you’ll see why it is called a ‘side-fold’.

Isn’t this stunning? The Snowflake Splendor DSP does all the work for me. And the So Many Snowflake Dies (part of the bundle) just add to the gorgeousness.

Let’s take it apart and re-create it…

  • Thick Whisper White card base – 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 4 1/4 & 5 1/2
  • Pacific Point – 1 x 4, 4 x 4 (front of card), 2″ square (snowflake); 4 x 4 (inside of the card)
  • Snowflake Splendor DSP – 7/8 x 3 7/8, 3 7/8 square (front of card)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 1 (sentiment banner), 1 1/2 square (snowflake;, 3 7/8 square for inside
  • Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper – 2 1/2 square for snowflake

Take the Thick Whisper White card base and fold it on the 5 1/2 scoreline (this is the valley fold on the card)n with the 4 1/4″ score line facing you; fold that section back (this is the mountain fold). Adhere that 1 1/4″ area together with liquid glue. See photo #2 above for reference. Mark the center of that 1 1/4″ area at top & bottom, then use the Classic Label punch to create very small notches for the ribbon (which will be added later).

Now you are ready to decorate this panel… Adhere with liquid glue the 7/8 x 3 7/8 DSP to the Pacific Point 1 x 4. Adhere this to the 1 1/4″ strip of the card base with the punched notches for ribbon. Adhere the 3 7/8″ DSP square to the 4″ square of Pacific Point – with liquid glue; then adhere to the right front panel. Beautiful already isn’t it – even without the embellishing of snowflakes, gems, and ribbon.

  • Stamp the sentiment on Whisper White using Pacific Point ink. Die cut using the Ornate Frames Dies. NOTE: the die is smaller than the sentiment! How do you make it longer? Die cut half the area by placing the clear cutting plate on 2/3 of the die, run it through the die cutting machine, move the die to the end of the sentiment, aligning the cutting lines; cover that section with the clear cutting plate, run it through the die cutting machine and VOILA! This may take some practice but if I can do it – so can you!!! Put dimensionals on the back and adhere to the card front.
  • Create the snowflake: larger snowflake in Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper, medium snowflake in Pacific Point and the smallest snowflake in Whisper White. Adhere together with liquid glue (just in the centers of each snowflake); add dimensionals to the largest snowflake and adhere as shown.
  • Add several Rhinestone Basic Jewels (I used 7) AND Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels (I used 3) for glam.
  • Wrap a long length of the Misty Moonlight/ silver Bakers Twine from the Flowers For Every Season Combo Pack around the 1 1/4″ area, fitting it in the notches and tie a bow. Adhere the bow with a glue dot.

Love, love, love this! But we are finished yet; we must do the inside.

Snowflake Wishes Side-fold Card, inside – #3
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Snowflake Wishes stamp set in Pacific point on the 3 7/8″ square. Adhere it to the 4″ square of Pacific Point with liquid glue, then to the card inside.
  • Adhere several stars (I added 3) die cut from the Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper. These were from a previous project and left over, but I used the Stitched Stars Dies to create them.

For the envelope… Take another snowflake stamp from the Snowflake Wishes stamp set and stamp the envelope front in Pacific point ink. Cover the envelope flap with more of this wonderful Snowflake Splendor DSP, trim to fit.

Snowflake Wishes stamp set – #1

I hope you have as much fun creating your side-fold card ads I did – especially if you use the Snowflake Splendor DSP and the Snowflake Wishes Bundle to do so. I can’t wait to see what you do!

The products are listed below. Remember when you shop with me, you will receive a free SU! item of choice valued at $10 when your purchase is between $50-$150. If it is over that amount, don’t use my current host code as Stampin’ Up! offers Stampin Rewards. You WILL still get my gift…

CURRENT HOST CODE NOV 1 – 18 XS4MSSFN

SU! Birthday Triple Cube Pop Up Fun Fold

Hellooooo 😁 It’s F-A-L-L, officially… and today’s card is sort of fall and definitely a birthday card. It was, I confess, my first attempt at making this fun fold, and I’m generally pretty pleased with it. We learn from mistakes, hopefully, and I should make another real soon as to remember what I would do differently… Here ’tis…

Triple Box Fun Fold
#1

The gorgeous Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP is the highlight of this card – and the background to it is the Brushed Metallic card stock in copper and the card base is Cinnamon Cider. I used the Ornate Frames Dies to frame the sentiment and Fancy Phrases stamp set for the sentiment. I added the Gilded Gems on the sentiment label.

Ornate Frames Dies, Gilded Gems
#2

The Butterfly Gala Bundle (stamp set/ butterfly punch) were used for the butterflies (3 of them) and several Blends for coloring: Lt Purple Posy, Lt Bermuda Bay and Lt Mango Melody. To add as bit of glam on the butterflies, I added Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels. I also used gold metallic trim for the butterfly antennae – this is from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack.

For the “inside” decorations I used the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty DSP and the Boho Indigo Dies for the vases.

Triple Fun Fold, inside
#3

On another of the ‘inside panels” I created a banner/ tag using the Fancy Phrases Bundle (stamp set and Fancy Tag Topper Punch).

Fun Fold, inside
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Fancy Tag Topper Punch
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The tag was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink, then the flowers colored with Calypso Coral and Just Jade Blends. Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels were centered on the two flowers. Basketweave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack – copper metallic for the trim + Forever Greenery Ribbon Combo Pack using the Vanilla. I did trim the width to allow it to slip inside the prepared sleeve.

Here are photos in general preparation of this FUN FOLD… card cuts will be. listed at the end of this post.

Triple Box Fun Fold
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Triple Box Fun Fold
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tabs for holding the sentiment
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This is great picture of the tabs to hold the sentiment… each is about 1/2″ width x 2″ in length then folded in half. Adhere tear n tape to each side. Adhere the folded side to the fold of the lower ‘boxes’, centering. Remove tear n tape and carefully apply sentiment tag.

sentiment added to tabs
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Triple Box Fun Fold
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What a fun project… I suggest/ highly recommend doing a You Tube search before beginning this project. That will be very helpful – and there are several out there. Find what works best for you.

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Card Cuts for today’s project:

  • Cinnamon Cider : 5 1/2 x 11 1/2 (main cube) scored at 2 3/4, 5 1/2, 8 1/4 and 11; (side cubes) 2 3/4 x 11 1/2 scored at 2 3/4, 5 1/2, 8 1/4 and 11 – cut  & prepare 2
  • Card stock mats (I used Brushed Metallic) 2 1/2 square (6)
  • DSP: 2 1/4 square (6) I used Gilded Autumn SDSP
  • DSP for inside coverings: 2 1/2 square (6) I used Gilded Autumn SDSP
  • Card stock for tabs, 1/2 x 2 (2)
  • Card stock for sentiment banner – depends on what banner/ sentiment chosen
  • addition… sleeve for tag – 2 5/8 x 5 1/4; tag – 2 x 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SU! Ornamental Envelopes and Celebrations Labels Z-Fold

Helllooooo. It’s Monday, the start of a new week. What’s your plan – who are you reaching out to? My card today is guess what – a CHRISTMAS CARD! Yep – I’m back to making them and a fun fold is always a bit exciting – and creating a Z-Fold is – just – easy. Let’s take a look…

Z-Fold, Celebration Labels w/ Ornamental Envelopes
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Z-Fold, Celebration Labels
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Fun look, right? I’ve used a few stamp sets on this card to get the sentiments or images I wanted. I love these ornaments and they were so fun to color. But I’m getting ahead of myself… Choose a DSP that will add color to the background but not compete with your main image. Here I chose Snowflake Splendor DSP and adhered it to the card front (that card stock is Pacific Point 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2). With the Celebration Labels Dies, cut one in Whisper White for your stamping and the next size larger for a nice background. You are actually cutting through the card front and the DSP and card stock layers. AND – big tip here, listen carefully – you are cutting from the back side of the card front . The reason for this is to have the plain side behind your main image and to have a decorated side when you open the card. It makes the larger die cut stand out more as well. 

Stamp the ornaments from the Ornamental Envelopes stamp set, only using the four ornaments shown. In other words using sticky notes, tape off that section on the stamp you do not want in your image prior to inking, ink the appropriate area in Tuxedo Black Memento ink – then remove the sticky notes and stamp on the die cut Whisper White. Stamp the sentiment using the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set in Granny Apple Green. Now color the ornaments – I used: Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight  and Shaded Spruce Stampin Blends. Put dimensionals on the back and adhere to the solid color side of the larger die cut.

For the Z-Fold: cut a strip from Whisper White 2 1/2 x 10 and score at 4 & 8. Burnish these score lines well so they make a wonderful Z. This creates ‘panels that are 4″, 4″ and 1 1/2″. The smallest panel is the end that will attach to the Celebration Dies and the opposite end will adhere to the inside of the card. With the 4″ end and the score line against the score line of the card, adhere the two together with liquid glue, centering it from top to bottom.  Look at this photo again for reference… Now it is time to adhere the die cuts for the front. With the card closed and the 1 1/2 strip facing you, place the die cut panel right into it’s place and adhere with liquid glue. Voila – the Z-Fold is created! Now you are ready to create the inside.

Z-Fold, Celebration Labels
#1For the inside, cut  2 panels of Seaside Spray cs 2 3/8 x 3 7/8; then cut two panels of Whisper White cs 2 1/4 x 3 3/4. Stamp your Whisper White panels. I used Yuletide Pasture stamp set ‘cuz these animals remind me of those in the stable with baby Jesus. 🙂 I stamped them in Soft Suede ink and then used the smallest of the Water Painters to ‘bleed’ the color. The collar of the sheep was colored with Poppy Parade, the bells with Daffodil Delight and the leaves with Granny Apple Green – all Stampin’ Blends. The sentiment on the sheep panel was from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set and stamped in Granny Apple Green ink. The bull  got fun ornaments hung from his horns using the Little Treats stamp set and colored with Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green and the Daffodil Delight Stampin Blends. 

Now these Whisper White panels are colored, adhere them to the Seaside Spray panels with liquid glue, then adhere to the inside of the card on the strips. This picture will help you. I apologize it’s in the wrong direction! Should have fixed that… 😦

Z-Fold inside card
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Now flip the card over and do something for the back – – I cut a panel of Whisper White 4 x 5 1/4, stamped the sentiment from the Little Treats stamp set in Granny Apple Green ink and adhered to the card with liquid glue. And your card is complete!!! Such fun. Love doing this.

Z-Fold, back
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Z-Fold
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