Posted in 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, 2022 January-June Stampin' Up!® Mini Catalog, 3D Technique, Avid Stamper, Birds, Birthday, Designer Series Paper, Fun/Fancy fold card, Nature, Outdoors, Sea

What I learned from this Friday Fun Fold Pop Up Box Birthday Card

Hello my stamping friends! I hope all has been well with you this week. Today I have a Friday Fun Fold Pop Up Box Birthday Card for you. I learned this fold from Rachel Tessman who made it as a Paper Pumpkin alternative. You can see her card HERE. The first go around I made several mistakes. There will be tips for you so that you will be able to avoid the same mistakes I made.

The New Horizons Designer Series Paper (DSP) is so awesome, I am in love with it! This paper is super great for scenic watercolor backgrounds. I will be using the New Horizons DSP for today’s card along with the Sailing Home stamp set.

This is a photo of the second Friday Fun Fold Pop Up Box Birthday Card card I made. I will give you tips so that your first card comes out right.

Measurements

Friday Fun Fold Pop Up Box Birthday Card

Misty Moonlight Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches.

New Horizons Designer Series Paper (DSP): The scene will be portrait orientation. Cut the 6 x 6 inch scene at 4 1/4 inches first. Then cut the resulting strip to be 1 5/8 x 5 1/2 inches. Cut the scene to be 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches. You will need to use 2 sheets to get both scenes. One scene for the front and one for the back of the card.

Basic White CS: 2 1/2 x 1 inch (for sentiment) and 2 x 4 inch to stamp the larger sailboats on.

Night of Navy CS: 2 3/4 x 1 inch (for sentiment)

Ink: Night of Navy

Scoring the Card Base

Score at 1/2, 2 1/8, 2 5/8, 4 1/4, 5 7/8, 6 7/8 and 8 inches.

Preparing the Card Base

First Tip: Do not burnish the score lines until after you make the slot. Make the slot as thin as you can. The slot on the left is too wide. This made the finished card unstable. Use the Stampin’ Up! Trimmer to get a thin slot. Set the left edge of the card base at 4 5/16 inches and make a cut from 1 1/8 to 4 3/8 inches. Then turn the card base 180° and cut again. Use your paper snips to cut the extra piece off to make the slot.

Second Tip: Adhere the 1 5/8 x 5 1/2 inch strips of the New Horizons DSP close to the 4 1/4 inch score line, but do not cover the score line. The card should be easy to fold.

Stamping

Stamp the large sailboat twice in Night of Navy Ink onto a scrap of Basic White CS. Use a scrap of the News Horizons to stamp the small sailboat twice. You may fussy cut the sailboats or use the Smooth Sailing Dies.

Stamp the desired sentiment onto the 1 x 2 1/2 inch Basic White CS with Night of Navy Ink. I used the “Happy Birthday” from the Celebrating You stamp set.

Assembling the Fun Fold

One difference between my card and Rachel’s is that I wanted an image on both the front and the back of the card. That way there is something to look at forward and backward. Adhere the top of the two sailboat scenes together. Apply a Tear-n-Tape strip to the bottom of the back one.

Insert the sailboat scene through the slot in the card base. Align the bottom of the sailboat scene with the 1/2 inch score line. Take the protective layer off of the Tear-n-Tape on the scene. Fold the base at the 1/2 inch score line so that it sticks to the sail boat scene. Apply a strip of the Tear-n-Tape to the Misty Moonlight bottom.

Peel the protective layer off of the Tear-n-Tape. Adhere the two sailboat scene pieces together. Press down. Apply more Tear-n-Tape over the bottom of the sail boat scene. Remove the protective covering.

Fold the card base at the 4 1/4 inch score line to adhere the sides together.

Here is how the Pop Up Box looks from the side and all the way folded down. Cool right?!

Decorating the Pop Up Box

Tip: The first go around I put the small sailboat on the left and the sentiment on the right. The second time I was able to add the larger sailboat if I put the small sailboat to the right. Note: I forgot to stamp the birds on the sail boat scene for the first card. I really like the scene much better with the birds added.

On the backside, I placed the small sailboat on the left and the larger sailboat on the right as shown.

Be sure to adhere the sail boats and sentiment to the small strip under the DSP piece so that they pop up!

Finished Product

Here are the forward and backward views of the first card.

Here are the forward and backward views of the second card.

Voila! I hope you are successful with this. I really felt a sense of accomplishment after figuring this Fun Fold Pop Up Box Birthday card out.

Thanks so much for reading my blog. Please leave a comment and let me know if you like the way I am doing this blog. Helpful suggestions are welcome.

Theresa

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Stampin’ Up!® Peaceful Deer Christmas Card

I am on Day 10 of the “12 Days of Christmas Card Making Challenge” with my stamping buddy Christy. Today’s card is a Stampin’
Up!® Peaceful Deer Christmas Card. Each day of this challenge my blog will focus on a new holiday card. The challenge goes until December 10, 2021. I plan to showcase a different stamp set with each card. This will allow you plenty of time to see the fabulous products that are available in the 2021 Stampin’ Up! July to December Mini Catalog, and to order in time to make your own Christmas cards! You can order HERE when you have your list ready!

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And now for the Peaceful Deer Christmas card:

Oh deer! Look at this card with the Layering Diorama and the adorable deer (and bunny). This card is so much fun to create! Let me show you how to make one for yourself. I will go step-by-step.

Measurements

  • Garden Green Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches.
  • Garden Green CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches and 2 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches
  • Basic White CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches (inside), 3 x 4 1/2 inches (deer) and 2 x 3 inches (sentiment).
  • Painted Christmas 12 x 12 inch Designer Series Paper (DSP): 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches.
  • Pattern Party 12 x 12 inch DSP: 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch of the white with black dot design (not shown).

Stamping

Start by stamping the “Merry Christmas” in Real Red Ink on the 4 x
5 1/4 inch Basic White CS. Using Memento Ink, stamp the lying down deer on the lower right-hand corner. Now stamp the leaping and the standing deer, the lying deer (not shown) and the bunny onto the 3 x
4 1/2 inch Basic White CS. Note: I forgot to stamp the lying deer at this time and had to do it later.

In Garden Green Ink stamp a tall tree and the small trio of trees. Fussy cut the trees.

Finish with the stamping by using the Real Red Ink to stamp the sentiment “Sending love & peace This Season” onto the 2 x 3 inch Basic White CS. I used a label die from the Potted Succulents Die set to cut the sentiment out.

Coloring the Animals

The Stampin’ Blend Alcohol Markers are great for these animals. The deer are colored in Light and Dark Cinnamon Cider, and Ivory. The bunny is colored in the Light and Dark Smoky Slate and Petal Pink. Don’t forget to color the lying down deer on the inside panel. Fussy cut the leaping and standing deer, lying down deer(not shown) and bunny for the front of the card. Do not cut the inside panel that has the lying down deer on it!

Creating the Diorama

The Layering Diorama Dies are pictured on the left. Use the 2nd and 4th one from the center. Use the larger one to cut the Painted Christmas DSP. Center the die then move it up to about 1/4 inch from the top. Use Sticky Tape to hold it in place. Cut with the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Lay the DSP with the hole in it over the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Garden Green CS.

Place the smaller Layering Diorama Die in the center and use sticky tape to keep in place. Run it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Now you have 2 layers.

Place the Garden Green CS with the hole in it over the front of the Garden Green CS card base. Trace the hole with a pencil.

Adhere the Pattern Party DSP to cover the tracing.

Place Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Garden Green CS with the hole in it. Adhere to the card front over the Pattern Party DSP.

Similarly, place Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Painted Christmas DSP. Adhere over the top of the Garden Green CS. Now you have your layered diorama! Tip: Avoid placing dimensionals right up to the edge of the hole because you will need room to insert the trees and deer.

Adding the Animals

Insert the larger tree first. I placed one Stampin’ Dimensional toward the top to lift the tree out a bit. Next add the standing deer. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals on all the animals. Add the leaping deer and the trio of trees. (Here is when I realized I did not have the lying deer! Lol!). Add the lying deer and the bunny.

Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment. Add some Bling! (Rhinestone Basic Jewels) to make stars in the sky. Tie a bow with the Real Red 3/8 inch Ruffled Ribbon and adhere with Mini Glue Dots. Adhere the inside panel with the Merry Christmas sentiment on it to the inside of the Garden Green CS card base.

Voila! That wasn’t too bad. Looks more complicated than it really is. What a fabulous Christmas card to send to an animal lover! Or anyone who likes the outdoors.

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Posted in 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, 3D Technique, beginner stamper, Birthday, Congratulations, flowers, Friendship, Fun/Fancy fold card, Graduation, Gratitude/ Thanks, Hello, Two-step stamping

Stampin’ Up!® Hydrangea Haven Pop-Up Gift Card

Hello and Welcome to Fun Fold Friday! Today I have Pop-Up Gift Card made with the Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper (DSP) and Hydrangea Haven stamp set. This is a terrific set for practicing the Two Step Stamping Technique.

This awesome gift card holder is really very simple to make with the photographic tutorial that follows.

Measurements

Measurements: Misty Moonlight Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 9 3/4 inches with score lines at: 3, 4 1/4, 5 1/2 and 8 1/2 inches; Very Vanilla CS: two, cut at 2 3/4 x 4 inches; Hydrangea Hill DSP: striped piece: 2 3/4 x 4 inches and floral piece: 1 x 4 inches. You will also need 16 inches of the Misty Moonlight 2020-2022 In Color Ribbon.

Stamping

The first stamping is in Gorgeous Grape ink onto one of the 2 3/4 x 4 inch Very Vanilla CS. The stamp is from the So Sentimental stamp set. This is one of my favorite large sentiments which can be used in a variety of settings.

Sadly, the So Sentimental stamp set is on the Retired List and will only be available until May 3, 2021. Here is the Retired List. I recommend ordering early as product is only available while supply lasts.

The next stamping is a Two Step Stamp. Start with stamping the outline of the bunch of flowers and the leaves in Memento ink. Stamp them onto the bottom right-hand corner of the sentiment card piece.

The second step stamp uses the solid stamp to make a “watercolor” design over the outlines of the flowers and leaves. For this step use the Gorgeous Grape ink for the bunch of flowers. Use the Mossy Meadow ink for the leaves. Tip: To easily line up the second stamp I recommend you stand up. Lean over the card piece so you are looking straight down when you place the second step stamp.

Follow the same procedure to stamp the hydrangea on the other 2 3/4 x 4 inch Very Vanilla CS. Note: The ‘watercolor’ design for the second step on the hydrangea is slightly off. It is possible I did not have it turned the proper way to line up better. Or that is just the way it is supposed to be.

Finally, stamp the “for you” sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink onto a 1/2 inch strip of Basic White CS. The sentiment is in the Hydrangea Haven stamp set.

Constructing the Gift Holder

The best tool for Fun Folds is the Bone Folder. This tool helps you make each fold nice and crisp. Start by folding the 8 1/2 inch score line as shown.

Continue by making a fold at the 5 1/2 inch score line as shown.

Next you will make a fold in the opposite direction at the 4 1/4 inch score line. Then fold the gift card holder closed at the 3 inch score line as shown.

Here is a side view.

Decorating the Gift Card Holder

With the gift card holder folded shut, adhere the striped pattern to the front.

Open the gift card holder. Adhere the sentiment card piece to the top panel. Adhere the Hydrangea to the bottom panel.

Now flip the gift card holder over. Adhere the pop-up portion by applying adhesive ONLY to the edges as shown. Note: If you glue it shut the gift card will not slide in.

Place the adhered panel in the Label Me Lovely Punch about 1/4 of the way in. Punch.

Lay the gift card on the outside of the pop-up panel and mark how wide it is with a pencil mark.

Use some Paper Snips to make a cut along the score line to the pencil marks. This is so that the gift card will slide in between the two panels.

Once you have widened the opening the gift card should slide right on in! Note: Be sure to erase the pencil marks. I almost forgot.

Fold the gift card holder shut. Adhere the 1 x 4 inch Floral design to the top. Cut a banner edge on both ends of the “for you” sentiment. Adhere to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Tie the Misty Moonlight Ribbon around the gift card holder and Viola! you are done!

Thank you for stopping by to see how to make this awesome Stampin’ Up!® Hydrangea Haven Pop-Up Gift Card! I hope yo give it a try. Have fun with using different papers and stamp sets to create your own!

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Stampin’ Up!® Springtime Joy Pop-Up Easter Card

Hello and Welcome to Fun Fold Friday! Today I have a Springtime Joy Pop-Up Easter Card using the Hydrangea Hill Designer Series paper. Thank you to Jana Muller of Jana’s Paperdreams for the pop-up card idea!

This fun Easter pop-up card is actually fairly simple to make. I made about 20 of them to sell at a Bazaar I did last weekend. I also sent one to each of my siblings.

Measurements

Measurements: Gorgeous Grape Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper (DSP): 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Basic White CS: 1 7/8 x 2 3/4 inch oval die-cut (from the Layering Ovals Dies) and 4 x 5 1/4 inches (not pictured); Gorgeous Grape CS: 3 x 4 inches scored at 1, 2 and 3 inches and 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches with a score line at 1 1/4 inches.

Stamping

Using the Gorgeous Grape ink stamp the sentiment “Easter is a lovely reminder of new beginnings” toward the bottom of the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS.

Stamp whichever critter you like in the Memento ink and color with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. For this card I ended up using the cute sheep and the basket of eggs. The colors of Stampin’ Blends for the sheep are Gray Granite and Smoky Slate. The flowers are colored in Highland Heather, Melon Mambo, Just Jade and Daffodil Delight. I colored the Easter basket with Crumb Cake and Soft Suede and used Petal Pink, Purple Posy, Balmy Blue and So Saffron for the Easter eggs.

Assembling the Card

Adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Hydrangea Hill DSP to the front of the Gorgeous Grape CS card base by applying the adhesive ONLY to the outer edge.

The next step is to use the Stitched Shapes Die Cuts and cut out the center of the card front. We will not be using the DSP oval for this card. We will be using the Gorgeous Grape CS stitched oval.

Use the Bone Folder to make a crisp fold at the 4 1/4 inch score line on the Gorgeous Grape CS card base. Open the card and adhere the Basic White CS sentiment card piece to the inside.

Assembling the Pop Up

Use the Bone Folder to make a crisp fold at the 1, 2 nd 3 inch score lines on the 3 x 4 inch Gorgeous Grape CS. Fold in half with the open end on top.

Apply a strong adhesive to the upper 1/4, turn the card piece around and adhere to the center of the inside of the card. The open ends should be on top.

Apply a strip of adhesive to the upper edge of the folded 3 x 4 inch Gorgeous Grape CS and then close the card to adhere it.

When you open the card it should look like this. This is the pop-up box for your sheep.

Fold the 3/4 x 2 1/4 inch Gorgeous Grape CS card piece at the 1 1/4 inch score line. The lengths will be uneven. Apply adhesive to the top portion of the longer side.

Turn the card piece over and adhere it to the center of the Pop-up box.

Adhere the Basic White CS oval to the Gorgeous Grape CS stitched oval. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sheep and the Easter basket to the oval.

Apply adhesive to the tab and press the stitched oval card piece into place. Hold until secure.

Viola! You have just created a cute pop-up Easter card!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you give this a try. The first time may be a little challenging, but then it is a breeze!

Sorry I missed a few days this week. I was more busy than I expected for the craft bazaar I did with my friends Amanda and Christy. And I was totally exhausted afterward! I just needed a few days to recover. Bazaars are a lot of work!

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Fun Fold Friday with Butterfly Brilliance by Stampin’ Up!®

Welcome to Theresa’s Treasures today for Fun Fold Friday. Today’s card is made using the Butterfly Brilliance by Stampin’ Up!® as well as the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper (DSP). The Butterfly Brilliance stamp set is part of the Butterfly Bouquet Suite that will be available for purchase on March 2, 2021. Or if you want yours now, consider joining my Theresa’s Gems Team. More information on the Butterfly Bouquet Suite and how to join at the end of the instructions.

The Fun Fold is the centerpiece for this lovely card. It is super simple!

Measurements

Measurements: Basic White Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 11 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches; Bumblebee CS: 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches and 4 x 5 1/2 inches; Basic White CS: 3 3/4 x 5 inches; and Flowers for Every Season DSP: 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches.

Stamping

First we will start by stamping the sentiment “Thinking of You” from the Happy Thoughts stamp set in Memento ink onto the 3 3/4 x 5 inch Basic White CS.

You will also be stamping the Butterfly Brilliance stamp in Memento ink onto a piece of Basic White CS and then coloring the smaller butterflies with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. The colors I used were: Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Mango Melody and Pumpkin Pie.

Creating the Fun Fold

You will need your Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer for this step. First make a pencil mark at 2 1/8 inches on each side of the 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch Flowers for Every Season DSP.

The next step is to line up the pencil marks so that you can make a score line between them. Rotate until you have score lines on each corner.

The Flowers for Every Season card piece should look like this after you have made all the score lines. Erase the pencil marks.