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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Posted in 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, Christmas, Designer Series Paper, Fun/Fancy fold card, Gift Card Holder, Gratitude/ Thanks, Snowflakes, Winter Holiday

Stampin’ Up!® Snowflake Wishes Thank You Fun Fold Friday Gift Card Holder

Still looking for a gift for the Holidays? Consider giving a gift card in a thank you note! This Snowflake Wishes Thank You Fun Fold Friday Gift Card Holder is a great gift for anyone who helps you out on a regular basis. For example, the young man who mows your lawn, the housekeeper, the bank teller, the mail/package delivery person, the grocery clerk- you get the idea. Everyone loves to be appreciated, especially during the holidays!

Measurements

Snowflake Wishes Fun Fold Friday Thank You Card

  • Gorgeous Grape Card Stock (CS): 4 1/4 x 11 inches scored at 2 1/2 and 5 1/2 inches and 2 3/4 x 4 inches.
  • Highland Heather CS: 4 x 6 inches.
  • Basic White CS: 2 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches and 4 x 5 1/4 inches.
  • One Wonderful Snowflake

Links to the supplies are listed at the end of this blog.

Stamping Your Own Designer Series Paper (DSP)

Start out by stamping the largest snowflake in Highland Heather Ink onto the 4 x 6 inch Highland Heather CS. Then Stamp Off once when stamping the next to the largest snowflake.

Next use the Gorgeous Grape Ink and the medium sized snowflakes to stamp in the empty spaces.

To finish this card piece, stamp in Misty Moonlight Ink using the group of tiny snowflakes. This may not look great at this point, but when it is cut up and adhered to the card it will look fantastic!

More Stamping

The next step is to stamp the front of the card. Start by using the Misty Moonlight Ink to stamp the sentiment “Thank You Snow Much” onto the 2 1/2 x 3 3/4 inch Basic White CS. Then Stamp Off once using the largest snowflake with Highland Heather Ink. Using the next to the largest snowflake, stamp at full strength using Highland Heather Ink.

Use the Gorgeous Grape Ink to stamp a medium sized snowflake around the edges.

Finish this card piece by stamping the group of medium snowflakes in Misty Moonlight Ink.

Use the Misty Moonlight Ink with the group of medium snowflakes to stamp around the upper left-hand corner of the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS. This will be the inside of the card.

Assembling the Snowflake Wishes Thank You Gift Card Holder

The first step is to cut up the DSP that you made. Cut at 2 1/4 inches and 3 1/4 inches.

Fold the Gorgeous Grape CS card base at the 5 1/2 inch score line. Then fold at the 2 1/2 inch score line. Adhere the 2 3/4 x 4 inch DSP to the left and the 2 1/4 x 4 inch DSP to the right.

Adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS to the inside. Then adhere the 1 x 4 inch DSP to the right-hand side of the Basic White CS.

Punch the end with the Label Me Lovely Punch to create a notch.

Turn the card front over and apply Tear & Tape Adhesive to the upper and lower edges. Tip: Use the Take Your Pick tool to peel the protective cover off.

Fold the card front to adhere the edges and make the pocket for the gift card.

Adhere the Basic White CS card front to the corresponding Gorgeous Grape CS. Lay on the front of the card base to get positioning.

Tip: Flip the card front over to see where to adhere the Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Finishing Touches

Add a finishing touch by applying the Wonderful Snowflake.

And of course-add Bling! The Rhinestone Basic Jewels will add some extra sparkle!

Voila! Such a wonderful way to thank those around you!

You can see some more Holiday Thank You card ideas HERE and HERE.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I am very appreciative of you. My blog would not be successful without you!

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Have a very Happy Holiday Season!

Theresa

Posted in 2021 Stampin' Up! July-December Mini Catalog, Christmas, Fun/Fancy fold card, Winter Holiday

Stampin’ Up!®Penguin Place Fun Fold Christmas card

I can’t believe it! Today is the 12th day of my 12 Days of Christmas Card Making Challenge with my stamping buddy Christy. That went by so fast for me! The card today is a Stampin’ Up!® Penguin Place Fun Fold Christmas Card since it is also Fun Fold Friday!

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This Penguin Place Fun Fold Christmas Card is just so cute! These penguins are adorable! And I just love the bunch of snowflakes!

And here is how the Penguin Place Fun Fold Christmas Card opens. How cool is that?! A bonus is that this card is really pretty simple to make.

Measurements

Penguin Place Fun Fold Christmas card

  • Basic White Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 11 inches with score lines at 4 1/4 and 8 1/2 inches.
  • Basic White CS: 3 pieces that are 3 x 3 1/2 inches and one 1 x 3 3/4 inch.
  • Real Red CS: 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches.
  • Pattern Party Designer Series Paper (DSP) black with white dots design: 3 x 3 inches.
  • One Wonderful Snowflake
  • Real Red 3/8 inch Double Stitched Satin Ribbon bow.

Stamping

The Stamparatus is a great way to make multiple images in a very short time. Which is what I did. You can stamp them in the standard manner as well. These penguins are stamped in Memento Black, Garden Green, Real Red and Pumpkin Pie Ink. Stamp one upside right, on the right side of the paper. Then rotate the Basic White CS 180 degrees and stamp another upside right. Then you will be able to punch the penguins out with the Penguin Builder Punch.

You will need four penguins with Garden Green scarves, and two with Real Red scarves to make the card exactly as I did.

This greeting “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” is from the Holly Jolly Wishes stamp set. Stamp the greeting in Real Red Ink onto the 1 x 3 3/4 inch Basic White CS. Then stamp the bunch of snowflakes found in the Penguin Place stamp set.

The card folds so that the front panel is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. The inside flap is 2 1/2 inches so it does not go all the way to the inside score line. On the inside center panel, use the Real Red Ink to stamp the greeting “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”. This greeting is also from the Holly Jolly Wishes stamp set.

Use Memento Black Ink and the bunch of snowflakes to stamp some all over the front panel.

To complete the stamping. Use Soft Suede Ink to stamp one set of antlers on a scrap of Basic White CS. You will need to fussy cut the antlers.

Creating the Fun Fold

The Layering Circle Dies have both scalloped and smooth-edged circles so they are very versatile. Use the 2 3/4 inch diameter scalloped circle on the front panel. Run it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. This will create a scalloped circle opening.

Use the same scalloped circle die to cut a scalloped circle from the 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch Real Red CS. The black with white dot 3 x 3 inch square is die cut with the 2 3/8 inch diameter Layering Circle Die with a smooth edge.

Fold the card base and use the Bone Folder to make the folds crisp. Apply adhesive to the half panel that peeks through the opening. Adhere the Real Red CS scalloped circle. Take care to line the edge up so that it will be able to be pulled through the opening.

Putting It All Together

Adhere the black with white dot circle. Then adhere the Wonderful Snowflake. Follow by using Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere one of the Garden Green scarf penguins (who has the antlers on his head) and the “Merry Christmas” greeting. Finish with a Mini Glue Dot to adhere the bow.

Open the card. Adhere a Real Red scarf penguin right under the first penguin. Be sure to stay below the edge of the Real Red scalloped circle. Adhere one of the Garden Green penguins to the right of the Real Red one so they look like they are holding hands.

The next Garden Green scarf penguin is adhered to the center panel so that it looks like it is in line with the two penguins on the 2 1/2 inch flap. Open the card fully and adhere the rest of the penguins to the center panel.

Here is what the inside looks like with the 2 1/2 inch flap in place, and with the card fully opened.

Bling!

For this Penguin Place Fun Fold Christmas Card I decided that the card needed two kinds of Bling! On the black snowflakes I added clear Rhinestone Basic Jewels. And around the greeting I used the Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels. Lots of sparkle!

Voila! Such an adorable Christmas Fun Fold! The Penguin Place Fun Fold Christmas Card would be great to send off to just about anyone!

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Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season!

Theresa

Posted in 2021 Stampin' Up! July-December Mini Catalog, 3D Embossing Folder, Animals, Birds, Christmas, Coloring Techniques, Fun/Fancy fold card, Stampin" Blends Alcohol Markers, Winter Holiday

Stampin’ Up!® Happy Holly Days Happy Christmas card

I am on Day 9 of the “12 Days of Christmas Card Making Challenge” with my stamping buddy Christy. Today’s card is a Stampin’ Up!® Happy Holly Days Happy 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! Tomorrow there is FREE shipping!

I was inspired to make this particular card by a Color Challenge that Stampin’ Up! puts out every month. This months colors are Mossy Meadow, Real Red, Crumb Cake and Gold. This Happy Holly Days Happy Christmas card shows all of these colors.

Measurements

Happy Holly Days Happy Christmas card

  • Mossy Meadow Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches scored at 4 1/4 inches. One end has been cut 1/2 inch shorter with the scalloped pattern in the Basic Borders Dies.
  • Basic White CS: 2 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches, 2 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches, 3 x 3 1/2 inches and 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches(not shown).
  • Real Red CS: 2 x 5 1/2 inches
  • Gold Brushed Metallic CS: 3 x 4 1/4 inches. Cut with the 3rd smallest Scalloped Contours Die.
  • Crumb Cake CS: 1 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. Embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder

Stamping

Stamp the bird image in Sahara Sand Ink onto the 3 x 3 1/2 inch Basic White CS. Then stamp the holly image 3 times onto the 2 3/4 x 5 1/2 inch Basic White CS.

Next stamp the holly image 2 times onto the corners of the 2 3/4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS. Then stamp the sentiment in Mossy Meadow Ink. Also in Mossy Meadow Ink, stamp the sentiment “Happy Christmas” onto the 3/4 x 3 1/2 inch Basic White CS (not shown).

Coloring With Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers

I love the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers because you can blend the colors and create beautiful images. My bird doesn’t look as realistic as some, but I am satisfied with the results. I learned to use the Dark Blend first for small areas to create shadows. Then blend in the Light color. The colors here are: Dark Daffodil Delight, Dark Basic Black, and the Light and Dark Crumb Cake, Real Red and Mossy Meadow.

The same procedure, Dark Blend first followed by the Light, is followed for the holly images.

Fussy cut the bird and holly. Also fussy cut the “Happy Christmas” sentiment (not shown).

Tip: Sometimes it is very difficult to cut exactly and not have any white edge. I just use the Light Blend along the outer edge to hide the white.

Assembling the Card

Adhere the inside sentiment and the embossed Crumb Cake CS strip to the inside of the Mossy Meadow CS card base. Adhere the 2 x 5 1/2 inch Real Red CS to the front of the card base.

Now with Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere the Gold Brushed Metallic CS scalloped rectangle to the card front. Follow by adhering the bird with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Use Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the center of the back of the holly leaves. Adhere as desired under the bird. To finish, adhere the sentiment “Happy Christmas” under the Gold scalloped rectangle.

Add some Wonderful Gems to make the card front sparkle a little more.

Voila! You have a very festive Happy Christmas card!

I am submitting this card to the #sucolorchallenge and to my Glimmer Gals Team page for our color challenge as well. I hope you enjoyed Day 9 of the 12 Days of Christmas Card Making Challenge. See you tomorrow with card #10!

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Theresa

Posted in 2021 Stampin' Up! July-December Mini Catalog, Animals, Cat, Christmas, Designer Series Paper, dog, Fun/Fancy fold card, Winter Holiday

Stampin’ Up!® Sweet Little Stockings Pet Christmas Tree card

I am on Day 5 of the “12 Days of Christmas Card Making Challenge” with my stamping buddy Christy. Today’s card is a Stampin’® Up! Sweet Little Stockings Pet Christmas Tree card. Each day my blog will focus on a new holiday card. The challenge is 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 great 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!

I wanted to showcase the totally cute Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper (DSP). My thought was to make a Christmas tree out of all the adorable pets. Here is what I came up with using a Fun Fold for Fun Fold Friday!

Measurements

Stampin’® Up! Sweet Little Stockings Pet Christmas Tree card

  • Evening Evergreen Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 11 inches.
  • Basic White CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches and a scrap that is at least 1 inch wide.
  • Old Olive CS: 2 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches, 1 7/8 x 4 3/8 inches and two at 7/8 x 1 7/8 inches.

Cutting out the Pet Images

Here are all the awesome Sweet Stockings DSP designs. (Buy some HERE).

These are the adorable pets for the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Stockings Pet Christmas Tree card that I fussy cut from the Sweet Stockings DSP. The puppies, the kitten and the mouse in the stocking come from the design with all the little stockings.

Making the Fun Fold Card Base

I actually struggled with this one. I believe I finally came up with easy-to-follow instructions. If not, please leave me a comment with any suggestions you may have. Here is the template.

Scoring the Evening Evergreen CS card base. (Score=Dashed lines/ Cut=Solid line)

  1. Score at 4 1/2 inches from 2 inches to the top.
  2. Next score at 5 1/2 inches from 2 inches down to the bottom.
  3. Finish scoring at 9 inches and then 10 inches from 2 inches to the top.

Turn the card base and cut from 1 inch to 6 1/2 inches at 2 inches from the left side.

Fold as shown in the left-hand photo. Use your Bone Folder to make the folds nice and crisp.

Stamping

Before you stamp onto the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS, remove a 1 x 2 inch piece from the upper right-hand corner. Use this piece to stamp the larger present in Memento ink. On the remainder of the 4 x 5 1/4 Basic White CS use Memento ink to stamp a cascade of the small presents. Stamp the sentiment “Santa Paws is Coming to Town” in the center. On the scrap of Basic White CS stamp the sentiment “Peace Joy & Kisses”. I had to stamp it twice to get a dark stamp.

Color the presents with the Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. Adhere the piece with the “Santa Paws” sentiment to the inside of the Evening Evergreen CS card base.

Creating the Card Front

Adhere the Old Olive CS card pieces as shown.

Building the Pet Christmas Tree