Easy Fun Fold

Easy Fun Fold

Do you love the WOW you get with an interactive card? You’ll be going to this Easy Fun Fold over and over to create cards for every occasion. This time, mine is a birthday card using the Wonderful Romance stamp set. This double z-fold is an easy fun fold, the scoring of the card base is the key.

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Be sure to check out the lovely specialty designer series papers in the Floral Romance Suite. You won’t regret it. The paper pack is filled with lovely soft, elegant designs.

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A little confession is in order. The dies that were offered for this fabulous stamp set, have sold out. But, that large glorious image wouldn’t be too difficult to fussy cut. Or, if you are a techie and have a fancy electronic cutter that would work as well. I also know, that if the dies are sold out, lots of you guys have them. Break them out and create along with me!

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You can use lots of Stampin’ Up! coloring options to finish off this lovely image. I used a few Stampin’ Write Markers as well as the Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blend. The best part, no matter which one you choose, you can mix and match and they all coordinate.  Why? Stampin’ Up! has the best color coordination EVER!

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The sweet little panel next to the sentiment, is the perfect spot for your handwritten message. It’s okay, I give you permission to write on the DSP! hahahaha!!!

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Hope I captured the embossing on the images for you. I think the light was hitting just right in this photo. That adds another level of texture, interest and WOW to this card.

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Because you’ve created this easy fun fold your recipient can display the card as well. And believe me, they will do just that. Want to create one now? Here you go, a FREE video tutorial to help you do just that.

Here’s how the magic happens:

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – one @ 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″; one @ 3 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ and 6 3/8″
  • Mats – Rich Razzleberry CS – one @ 4″ x 3 1/4″, two @ 1 3/4″ x 3 1/4″, two @ 2 1/2″ x 4″ and one @5 1/4″ x 4″.
  • Floral Romance DSP Mats – one @ 3 3/4″ x 3″, two @ 1 1/2″ x 3″, two @ 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ and one @ 5″ x 3 3/4″. Ink the edges of the green panels with Mossy Meadow ink.
  • Large Floral Image – Whisper White CS – 3 1/2″ x 5″, stamp the image in versa mark, sprinkle with Black Embossing Powder and heat set with the heat tool. You can either cut the image with the die from Wonderful Floral Framelits, fussy cut it or cut with an electronic cutter.
  • Leaves – Mossy Meadow CS – 1 3/4″ x 3 1/4″, I used the dies from Wonderful Floral Framelits, but a good substitute would be First Frost.
  • Sprigs – Rich Razzleberry CS – 1 3/4″ x 2 1/4″, I used the dies from Wonderful Floral Framelits, but a good substitute would be First Frost.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2 1/4″ x 1 1/2″ – stamp the image in versa mark, sprinkle with Black Embossing Powder and heat set with the heat tool. Cut out the image with the die from Stitched Labels.
  • Vellum Leaf Accents – fussy cut leaf images from the vellum in the Floral Romance DSP.
  • Pearls – 3 large
  • Linen Trim – Braided Linen – about 8″

If you need any supplies, I’ve listed them below. I would love to earn your business.

Big Shot

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Glue Dots

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Heat Tool

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Swiper Fun Fold Card

Swiper Fun Fold Card

Time to have some fun! Whoever receives this card will be amazed at the swiper fun fold. It looks a little difficult, but I promise, it’s super easy. One of the best parts is that you can decorate the fold in any way you like to suit your needs. In this swiper fun fold, I wanted it to be very versatile, and the Love What You Do stamp set helped me do just that.

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If you know me, you know I love texture and layers on my cards. That was easy with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder. And to create those sweet accent elements I turned to two of the die sets in the Occasions Catalog. I just love all the doo-dads we have to play with.

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The lovely designer series papers are part of the Share What You Love paper pack. Did you know that it’s a larger pack of 12×12 DSP?  Not only that, it’s a specialty paper that has a translucent, penalized finish. The paper has handprinted designs on a heavyweight paper. It’s also perfect for creating boxes and bags.

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The swiper fun fold also fits in a regular size envelope. What could be better?  It’s also a display card. Once you pull the sides of the card, it stands on it’s own. To complete the card, you can write your message on the back.

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Sometimes, it’s easier to have a visual, so I’ve created a FREE video tutorial for you to enjoy.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – cut [email protected] 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, score each on the 8 1/2″ side at 1 1/2″ and 3″
  • Swiper – Thick Whisper White CS – 3″ x 1 1/2″. Tick on the 3″ side at 1 1/2″, score on the diagonal.
  • Front Mat – Rich Razzleberry CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Embossed Mat – Whisper White CS – 5″ x 3 3/4″, embossed with the Tin Tile embossing folder.
  • Focal Mat – Mint Macaron CS – 3 3/4″ x 2 3/4″
  • Stamped Mat – Whisper White CS – 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, stamp generation in Mint Macaron the watercolor wash image from the Love What You Do set. Stamp the sentiment in Rich Razzleberry.
  • Accent Elements – Flourishes, Rich Razzleberry CS – 3/4″ x 5″, cut two with the die from Be Mine Stitched set. Flower – Petal Pink CS – 3″ x 2″, back with multipurpose adhesive sheet, cut the image with the die from Rose Trellis.
  • Side Mats – Rich Razzleberry CS – cut [email protected] 1/4″ x 4″. Share What You Love DSP – cut [email protected] 1″ x 3 3/4″
  • Butterfly – Mint Macaron CS – 3″ x 3″, stamp the butterfly from Butterfly Gala set in Rich Razzleberry. Stamp the body in Memento Black. Punch out the image with the Butterfly Duet punch.
  • Swiper Mat – Share What You Love DSP – 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″
  • Pearls – 3 large

I would very much appreciate you shopping my online store. And did you know that for every $25 in your order, you ear a WOW Customer Loyalty Point. Earn 12 and you’ll get $25 FREE from me to spend in the catalog.

Big Shot

$110.00

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Fable Friends Gatefold Card

Fable Friends Gatefold Card

As crafters, we are always looking ahead to the next holiday to create something beautiful. Easter will be here before we know it. That’s why I chose the Fable Friends stamp set to kick off the season.The images are so cut, easy to color and the set has a variety of sentiments.

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Stampin’ Up! makes creating quick and easy. You can select on project from one suite and it will match or coordinate with those in another. So, using an embossing folder for my Fable Friends duck image I selected new “Dot to Dot” folder. I though it gave just the right amount of texture.

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My coloring medium was watercolor pencils They are easy to use and blend beautifully. For the mother duck I used Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Granny Apple Green. Because I used the aqua painter to blend, it gives a soft look to the card.

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Finishing off the inside of the card, I chose the row of baby ducks stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. Aren’t that just too cute? To ground them I just added a few scribbles of the Granny Apple Green and blended with the aqua painter.

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Did you notice the stitching around the embossed mat? That’s because I cut the rectangle first with the Rectangle Stitched framelits. So much texture and interest, right up my alley. I would love to teach you how to create this card.  I’ve filmed a FREE video tutorial for you.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White cS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/5″ scored at 2 1/8″ on each side.
  • Mat – Pineapple Punch CS – two @ 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″
  • Mat – Gingham Gala DSP – two @ 1 5/8″ x 5″
  • Focal Mat – Pineapple Punch CS – 3 1/8″ x 4 1/2″ and Granny Apple Green CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, cut with the Rectangle Stitched Framelit and then embossed with the Dot to Dot embossing folder.
  • Scallop Oval – Pineapple Punch CS – 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, cut with the Layering Oval Framelit.
  • Oval – Whisper White CS – 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″,  cut with the Layering Oval Framelit. Stamp the image in Memento Tuxedo Black. The color with the medium you choose. Back the image with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 2″,  Stamp the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black. Cut the words apart and back with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Flowers – Scraps of Pineapple Punch and Granny Apple Green. With the Bitty Blooms Punch Pack, punch 3 flowers, 3 centers and six leaves. Build the flowers with the wet glue.  Pop dot just one of the flowers. Apply wink of Stella to the center of the flowers.
  • Stamp the row of ducks on the inside of the card and color each.

I would love to pamper as one of my customers.  Here is a list of the supplies you’ll need for this card.

Big Shot

$110.00

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Z-Fold Climbing Roses

Z-Fold Climbing Roses

Aren’t fancy folds fun? I sure think so. Today, I’ll be sharing my Z-Fold Climbing Roses card. An added plus is the coloring technique. It’s a simple watercolor wash on Shimmery White card stock. So quick and easy, you won’t believe it.

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WOW, right? The jumping off point for my Z-fold Climbing Roses card was the color combination. I love bright vibrant colors, so I chose Blackberry Bliss, Grapefruit Grove, Mint Macaron and Whisper White. The designer series paper comes for our Nature’s Poem collection. One sheet is more beautiful than the next.

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Did you know that Shimmery White cardstock will hold up to watercolor wash techniques? The paper is thicker and has a coating, so no pilling!  Not only that, you get the added plus of having shimmer built in. 

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Whoever you decide to gift this card to will want to display it. That’s what makes the z-fold such a popular fancy fold. You can get one card from a sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ card stock. You’ll even have a couple scraps left over.

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I’m loving our Rectangle Stitched Framelits. That was the perfect die to pull from my stash to cut the sweet sentiment.

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The inside panel of my z-fold still has lots of room for you to write a message and sign your name. Would you like to create one?  Guess what I have for you.  Yep, another FREE video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Main Card Base – Blackberry Bliss CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″
  • Inside Z-Fold Base – Blackberry Bliss CS – 3 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 2 1/8″ and 4 1/4″
  • Mats – Grapefruit Grove CS – two @ 4″ x 2 1/2″, one @ 5 1/4″ x 4″ and one @ 4″ x 3 1/4″ . The 4″ x 3 1/4″ mat run through the Big Shot with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder.
  • DSP Mats – Nature’s Poem DSP – two @ 3 3/4″ x 2 1/4″, one @ 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Mats – Whisper White CS – two @ 1 3/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Flowers and Leaves – Shimmery White CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Trellis – Blackberry Bliss CS – 2 1/4″ x 5″
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2 1/4″ x 2″

I just know you want to create one just like this.  Need some supplies? I would so very much appreciate you shopping my online store.

Big Shot

$110.00
Heat Tool

$30.00

Thanks for stopping by, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Wonderful Romance Bridge Fold

Wonderful Romance Bridge Fold

I’m back again and with a fancy fold to share. This one is my Wonderful Romance Bridge Fold. This bundle is on the top of favorites list. And yes, you save 10% on the bundle and a FREE Sale-a-Bration Level 1 item with your purchase. Can’t get too much better than that.

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You don’t need much to make this Wonderful Romance Bridge Fold extra special. Those dies in the bundle are fabulous. And that gorgeous Floral Romance DSP is the bomb!!

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You can get two bridge folds from one sheet of card stock. The color combo is Fresh Fig with accents of Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz. A gorgeous color palette, if I say so myself.

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To create a place to sign and send a little note, I created a back panel. Watercoloring with a blender pen is a  great oldie but goodie technique. The look really mimics the watercolor look on the DSP.

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It’s hard to see in the photograph, but I even spritzed that beautiful detail die cut with our Champagne Shimmer Paint. Just add a couple drops in a Stampin’ Spritzer with 70% Rubbing Alcohol. Give it a shake and spritz away. 

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Including a die to cut the sentiments is brilliant. And, I’m so glad, that in the Occasions Catalog, you’ll see that trend in a number of the sets. I’d love to share with you how to create this one in my FREE video tutorial.  Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel so you don’t miss any of my tutorials.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Fresh Fig CS – 4 1/4″ x 8″, scored at 1 1/4″, 2 1/2″,, 5 1/2″ and 6 3/4″.
  • DSP – Floral Romance – six @ 1″ x 4″ and one @ 4″ x 2 3/4″
  • Bridge – Pear Pizzazz CS – 5 1/2″ x 1 3/4″ and Whisper White CS – 5 1/2″ x 7/8″
  • Back Mat -Whisper White CS – 4″ x 2 3/4″
  • Small Leaf Sprigs – Pear Pizzazz CS – 1 3/4″ x 2 1/2″
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 3″

Assembly:

  • Ink the edges of the six 1″ x 4″ pieces of DSP in Mossy Meadow.
  • Cut three small sprigs in Pear Pizzazz.
  • Spritz the Leaf Bridge with Champagne Shimmer Mist
  • Wet glue the Whisper White bridge with the leaf bridge
  • Stamp the sentiment in Fresh Fig, cut out the image with the die.
  • Stamp the leaf image in Mossy Meadow and the small flowers in Fresh Fig. Using a Blender Pen color in the images.
  • Fold the card base on all fold lines.
  • Wet glue all the DSP mats to the card base.
  • Wet glue the back panel.
  • Pop the sentiment to the inside center panel.
  • Wet glue the sprigs under the sentiment.
  • Adhere the small flower embellishment
  • Wet glue the bridge to the card front.

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Butterfly Gala Spinner

Butterfly Gala Spinner

Who doesn’t like an interactive card? Join me in my studio to learn how easy it is to create this Butterfly Gala Spinner Card.  I know, I know, at first glance you might think it looks difficult. But I promise I’ll walk you through the steps and you’ll see, you can create one too.

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My inspiration started with the Happiness Blooms DSP. Calypso Coral reminds me of the orange that can be found in Monarch Butterflies. Speaking of which, I can’t wait for Spring, when we usually have 100’s here. I’ve got a butterfly garden in my back yard and our record of cocoons, hanging from the heaves of our house, stands at 220. That’ a lot of butterflies. 

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The butterfly gala spinner itself is stamped in Memento Black then using two generations of Calypso Coral I created those lovely butterfly images. 

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Call Me Clover, one of the 2018-2020 In-Color’s paired perfectly with the Mint Macaron card base. Did you know that the Butterfly Gala can be purchased in a bundle format. What does that mean? You get both the stamp set and punch, using one item code and save 10% to boot.

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One of the best things about Stampin’ Up! products in the color coordination. The paper, inks, embellishments, etc. all match. No wasted time looking for just the right color.

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Because the photopolymer stamps are bendable, I was able to shape the stamp to achieve the look around the circle image on the inside of the card.  I think that’s pretty spectacular. 

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I’ll bet you’re itching to create this card. Here you go, a FREE video tutorial to show you how.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Mint Macaron – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • DSP – Happiness Blooms – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Scallop Ring – Call Me Clover CS – 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, cut the scallop circle, then cut the circle on top of the scallop circle image.  This will form your ring.
  • Butterflies – Whisper White CS – 5 1/2″ x 3 1/4″, stamp in Memento Tuxedo Black; large butterflies fill in stamp, stamp off in Calypso Coral; small butterflies fill in stamp, 1st generation Calypso Coral. Butterfly bodies in Tuxedo Black. Punch with the coordinating punch.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 1″, stamp in Call Me Clover, cut with the smallest Rectangle Stitched Framelit
  • Sentiment Accent – Calypso Coral – 3 1/2″ x 1″, cut with the accent die from Doily Builder
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″

Assembly:

  • Cut circle in card base.
  • Line up DSP, dry fitting, and trace circle on backside with a pencil.
  • Cut circle in the DSP.
  • Fold Card – Dry fit whisper white inside mat. Glue DSP circle in place.
  • Stamp curved sentiment, top right over the arc of the circle.
  • Stamp small butterfly in the lower left hand corner of the inside mat.
  • Adhere inside mat to the inside of the card.
  • On the front of the card, place a small strip of Tear & Tape on the top and bottom of the cut out circle.
  • Construct your butterfly gala spinner mechanism.
  • Embed the thread into the Tear & Tape on the card front.  Be sure it is tight. Apply a piece of Tear & Tape over the existing tape to reinforce. Trim metallic thread as needed.
  • Wet glue the DSP to the card front.
  • Wet glue the scallop circle to the card front.
  • Adhere the accent piece to the sentiment.
  • Pop the sentiment to the card front.
  • Glue dot the ribbon bow to the sentiment.

If you are in need of any supplies to complete the butterfly gala spinner card, I would appreciate you shopping my online store. Just click any image below to begin filling your shopping cart.

Big Shot

$110.00
Glue Dots

$5.25

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