Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, 3D Technique, Butterfly, Designer Series Paper, flowers, Friendship, Fun/Fancy fold card, Love/Affection, Nature

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.

Next you line up the score line at 3/4 inches and make another score line. Rotate until you have made a second score line all the way around. The end result is pictured on the right.

Now use your Bone Folder to make a crisp fold along all of the outer score lines.

In a similar fashion, fold the inner score lines outward and use the Bone Folder to make a crisp fold. Next, adhere the Fun Fold card piece to the 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch Bumblebee CS.

Putting It All Together

Begin to assemble the parts by adhering the Fun Fold card piece to the sentiment card piece. Then adhere that to the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Bumblebee CS.

To complete the card front, use your Bone Folder to make a crisp fold at the 5 1/2 inch score line on the 4 1/4 x 11 inch Basic White CS card base. Next adhere the completed card piece to the front of the Basic White CS card base.

Finishing Up

In order to give the butterflies a little more dimension, I used my Bone Folder to gently curve the wings of each butterfly.

Add the butterflies to the card front with a Stampin’ Dimensional in the center behind the body of the butterfly.

I wanted my Fun Fold to lie a bit more flat so I added a Mini Glue Dot under the first fold. Tip: It is very easy to move the Mini Glue Dot with the Take Your Pick tool.

Viola! You have made a lovely Fun Fold to let someone know you are thinking of them. I really enjoy making cards. And I enjoy it even more when I mail the card out to someone. Additionally, I enjoy the positive feedback I get from the recipient. Mailing cards is a really great way to spread some joy!

Thank you for coming by today for Fun Fold Friday. I hope you will spend some time making your own card and spreading some joy yourself. We could all use a little more joy!

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Theresa

Posted in 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, Birthday, Fun/Fancy fold card, Summer

Stampin’ Up!® Sweet Ice Cream Corner-fold Birthday Card

Hello! This Stampin’ Up!® Sweet Ice Cream Corner-fold Birthday Card is actually quite easy to make with the photographic tutorial that follows. I am looking forward to some warmer summer days to be able to eat some good ice cream!

I just love the tasty images on the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper (DSP). Which is your favorite flavor? Mine is pistachio. Yum! This card is a Corner-fold Card. I was inspired by one that Mary Deartherage made using the Berry Delight DSP which you can see HERE if you like.

Measurements

Measurements for the card base and outside of the card: Basic White Cardstock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Ice Cream Corner DSP ice cream cone design: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Rich Razzleberry CS: 2 x 4 1/2 inches and 1/2 x 4 inches; Petal Pink CS: 2 x 4 inches; Basic White CS: 2 x 2 inches and 2 x 3 1/2 inches; Cinnamon Cider CS: 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches; Ice Cream Corner DSP waffle cone design: 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 inches and 1 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches (not pictured).

Measurements for the inside of the card: Basic White CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches and 1 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches; Cinnamon Cider: 2 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches; Ice Cream Corner DSP waffle cone design: 2 5/8 x 4 7/8 inches and the remainder of the 1 1/4 x 3 1/2 inch piece from above; Soft Sea Foam CS, Pool Party CS, Petal Pink CS and Rich Razzleberry CS: 2 x 3 1/2 inches.

Stamping

To begin this card, use the Blackberry Bliss ink to stamp the sentiments. The “Happy Birthday” which is from the Oval Occasions stamp set is stamped in the middle of the 1 1/4 x 3 1/2 inch Basic White CS. The “Treat Yourself” from the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set is stamped on the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS and is for the inside of the card.

Creating the Corner-fold

We will be using the Stampin’ Up! Trimmer to make a score line in the upper right-hand corner of the Basic White CS card base. Tip: In order to avoid cutting paper that I want scored, I used my label maker to label which tab was the “cut” and which was the “score”.

Place the Basic White CS card base with the 11 inch side on top. Make a light pencil mark 3 inches from the right edge. Turn the paper so that the 4 1/4 inch side is on top. Make a mark at 3 inches.

Line the marks up as shown so that you can make a score line between them.

Here is what it should look like with the score line between the two pencil marks. Erase the pencil marks.

Similarly mark the $ x 5 1/4 inch Ice Cream Corner DSP. Start by placing the 4 inch side on top and make a mark at 3 1/8 inches. Turn the paper so that the 5 1/4 inch side on on top. Make a mark at 3 1/8 inches.

Line up the marks and cut between them.

The finished piece should look like this.

Adhere the Ice Cream Corner DSP to the front of the Basic White CS card base. Use your Bone Folder to make a crisp fold and fold the upper right-hand corner down. Put a little adhesive to hold the corner in place.

Assembling the Pieces for the Card Front

First you will need to use the Ice Cream Cone Punch to punch out an ice cream from the 2 x 3 1/2 inch pieces of the Petal Pink and Rich Razzleberry CS.

On the other end of the 2 x 3 1/2 inch Rich Razzleberry, punch out a scalloped oval from the Double Oval Punch. Next use the Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch to punch a waffle cone from the 1 1/4 x 3 1/2 inch Ice Cream Corner DSP.

I placed the pieces on a black card stock so they would show up better. To build the piece for the corner-fold, adhere the 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 inch Ice Cream Corner DSP to the 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 inch Cinnamon Cider CS. Then adhere the 2 x 2 inch Basic White CS.

Begin to build your ice cream cone using Stampin’ Dimensionals. On the ice cream, place the Dimensional towards the upper edge so that the ice cream overhangs the layer below a little.

Putting the Card Front Together

Complete the corner-fold by adhering the ice cream cone piece. Next adhere the 1/2 x 4 inch strip of Rich Razzleberry. Follow up using Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the “Happy Birthday” sentiment.

Assembling the Pieces for the Inside of the Card

Again use the Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch to make ice cream from the 2 x 3 1/2 inch Petal Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party and Soft Sea Foam CS. Use the other end of the 1 1/4 x 3 1/2 inch Ice Cream Corner DSP to make another waffle cone.

Putting the Inside of the Card Together

Begin to put together the inside of the card by adhering the “Treat Yourself” card piece to the right of the inside. Then adhere the 2 3/4 x 4 1/2 inch Cinnamon Cider CS to the left side. Follow by adhering the 2 5/8 x 4 3/8 inch Ice Cream Corner DSP and then the 1 1/4 x 3 1/2 inch Basic White CS.

Start building your ice cream cone by using a Stampin’ Dimensional to adhere the cone. Place the Dimensional on the upper edge of each ice cream so that they overlap a little as you go up.

Viola! You have a delicious Sweet Ice Cream Birthday card!

Thank you so much for coming by today! I hope you enjoyed this corner-fold card.

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Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, flowers, Friendship, Fun/Fancy fold card, Love/Affection, Sale-A-Bration 2021

Happy Thoughts & Daisy Punch for Fun Fold Friday

The Happy Thoughts stamp set and Daisy Punch combined with some of the FREE Designer Series Paper from Sale-a-bration are what come together to make this pretty floral Fun Fold card. You can find the Happy Thoughts stamp set in the 2021 January-June Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalog. The Daisy Punch and Medium Daisy Punch can be found in the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog. If you order all three, you will qualify for a FREE product from the Sale-a-bration Brochure- the Paper Blooms 12 x 12 inch DSP!

There are a lot of pieces to this particular Fun-Fold card. Not to worry-the easy to follow photographic instructions will help you create this card in no time.

Measurements

Measurements: Rococo Rose Card Stock (CS) card base #1: 4 1/4 x 11 inches scored at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2 inches; Rococo Rose CS card base #2: 2 3/4 x 10 inches scored at 4 3/4 and 7 1/2 inches; Basic White CS: 2 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches; Paper Blooms DSP: 2 1/2 x 4 inches, 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches and 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Punched out pieces: Daisy Punch: Rococo Rose CS and Petal Pink CS; Medium Daisy Punch: Night of Navy CS; Perennial Flower: Night of Navy CS and the 2 1/4 inch Circle Punch: Basic White CS. You will also need about 12 inches of the White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon.

Stamping

Begin by stamping the sentiment “Thinking OF You” in Night Of Navy ink onto the 2 1/4 x 2 1/2 inch Basic White CS. The 2 1/4 inch length should be on the top and bottom.

Putting It Together

Start by putting together the Rococo Rose CS card base #2. First adhere the 2 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch Paper Blooms DSP to the first panel on the left. Then adhere the sentiment to the last panel on the right. Set aside.

The next step will be to work with Rococo Rose CS card base #1. Begin by adhering the 2 1/2 x 4 inch Paper Blooms DSP to the first panel on the left. Next adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Paper Blooms DSP to the last panel on the right.

In order to see how this will go together, hold the two card bases as shown in the first photo. Start by adhering the left side of the top card base to the card base underneath.

This is how it will look with the card closed. Right now only the left side of the top card base is adhered.

For the next step, open the card, turn the card upside down and rotate it 180 degrees. You will be applying adhesive to the back of the right side of the top card base. The close the card and adhere the two together. In this way, the card will lay flat for mailing.

Here is the aerial view of the card when it has been adhered.

Decorating the Card Front

Begin to put the front of the card together by using Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the 2 1/4 inch Basic White CS circle to the left side of the front. Tie the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon around the right side of the top card base. Trim the ends of the ribbon.

In order to give a little dimension to the daisies, use the Bone Folder to gently curve the petals back. Be careful when doing this as I have often torn the petal straight off!

Now cut the Perennial Flower Punch as shown to make some “leaves” for the front of the card.

Start with a Stampin’ Dimensional on the center of the Petal Pink Daisy Punch and adhere it to the center of the Basic White CS Circle Punch. Then use adhesive in the center of the Rococo Rose Daisy Punch and adhere it to the Petal Pink Daisy.

Now use adhesive to adhere the Night Of Navy Daisy Punch and add the “leaves”. I find it easier to place the leaves by using a tweezers.

And now for a little Bling! I just added three Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the center of the daisy. Later I realized I could have also used the Wink of Stella on the daisy to make it even more sparkly!

Viola! You have a pretty floral Fun Fold to let someone special know you’ve been thinking of them.

Thanks for visiting today. I really appreciate you. Leave me a comment to let me know how I am doing with these Fun Folds. Are they too easy? Too hard? Are the instructions helpful? I welcome any comments you have.

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Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, Fun/Fancy fold card, Heart, Love/Affection, Valentine, Valentine's Day

Stampin’ Up!® Heartfelt- Pop-Up Fun Fold

This Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt Pop-Up Fun Fold is a cute 3 x3 inch Valentine’s card which is easy and fun to make.

Measurements

Measurements: Rococo Rose Card Stock (CS) card base: 3x 6 inches with a score line at 3 inches; Blushing Bride CS: 2 1/2 x 4 inches.

You will also need 4 scalloped hearts. Two Rococo Rose CS and two Brushing Bride CS hearts punched with the scalloped heart punch from the Heart Punch Pack.

Stamping

Start out stamping with the large sentiment heart. Stamp with the Rococo Rose ink onto the 2 1/2 x 4 inch Brushing Bride CS. Note: Be sure to use the Stampin’ Pierce mat or a catalog to get the best stamped image with the Photopolymer (see-through) stamps.

Next stamp the little lacey heart in Rococo Rose ink onto the center of the two Blushing Bride scalloped hearts. Continuing in the Rococo Rose ink, stamp the sentiment “Love You Lots” onto the center of the remaining Rococo Rose heart.

Scoring the Hearts

Set up the Trimmer to make score lines. Start by placing the right-hand edge on the 1/4 inch mark to the left of the center. Make a score line. Now move to the right so that the center of the heart is in place and score. Lastly, move the heart to the right again so that the left-hand edge is on the 1/4 inch mark and score. Repeat for all 3 hearts.

Each of the three hearts should look like this when you are finished scoring.

Putting It All Together

You will want to use a strong tape to adhere the pop-up portion of this card. I used the Tear & Tape that Stampin’ Up!® carries. The tape will be applied to the scalloped hearts as shown above.

To assemble the pop-up, start by using your Bone Folder on the center score line for the two Blushing Bride CS scalloped hearts. Remove the protective covering of the Tear & Tape on the Rococo Rose CS scalloped heart and lay it on the table face down. Adhere the Blushing Bride CS scalloped heart folded in half as shown on the right. Next adhere the other Blushing Bride CS scalloped heart on the left.

When you open it up it should look like this.

To continue to assemble the card pieces, use the Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the large sentiment heart piece to the remaining Rococo Rose CS scalloped heart.

The next step is to adhere the Square Vellum Doily. I just applied the glue to 3 small areas that will be covered with the scalloped heart.

To finish up the front, apply the Rococo Rose CS scalloped heart with the large sentiment heart stamped on it to the card front.

Installing the Pop-Up

To install the pop-up, first fold the pop-up heart in half as shown.

Lay the folded heart card piece onto the inside of the card as shown. Close the card and push firmly to adhere the pop-up to the inside.

When you open the card it will look like this!

Bling!

The Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels are perfect for this card. I added five to the front of the card. Note: An odd number of rhinestones is visually more appealing than an even number.

Voila! You have made a fun pop-up to wish someone special a Happy Valentine’s Day!

Thank you so much for visiting today. I hope you will try this out. I ended up making several with different colors of card stock.

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Have a wonderfully crafty weekend!

Theresa

Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, Avid Stamper, Birds, Birthday, bow, Coloring Techniques, Fun/Fancy fold card, Stampin" Blends Alcohol Markers

Hey Birthday Chick Fun Fold for Friday!

Hello! Stampin’ Up!® will release Hey Birthday Chick on February 2, 2021! This set is so adorable and fun to use to create cards made to bring a smile to anyone’s face.

The Fun Fold for today is wonderful to help showcase the images and sentiments in the Hey Birthday Chick stamp set! Don’t worry. It really isn’t as complicated as it looks, especially if you try it more than once.

Measurements

Measurements: Basic White Card Stock (CS) card bases: 4 x 9 inches with a score line at 3 1/2 inches, and 3 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Mango Melody CS: 3 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches, and 3 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches; Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper (DSP): 3 1/2 x 5 inches, 2 3/4 x 4 inches, and 3 x 3 1/2 inches; and Basic White CS: 2 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches, and 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches. You will also need about 16-18 inches of the Daffodil Delight 1/4 inch Ruched Ribbon (not pictured).

Stamping

Start out by stamping the cupcake chick onto the 2 1/4 x 2 3/4 inch Basic White CS in Memento Black ink. Next stamp the “Happy Birthday” sentiment under the chicken.

Stamp the sentiment “let’s celebrate you” onto the middle of the 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 inch Basic White CS. Stamp the confetti around the sentiment, first with Bumblebee ink, then with Magenta Madness ink.

Tip-Halos

Tip: When I stamped the confetti in the Bumblebee ink, I got a “halo“. Sometimes the red rubber stamps need a little trimming to avoid having the halos in the future. Some folks trim theirs with an Exacto knife. I just use my sharp Paper Snips to trim the excess red rubber off.

Now it’s time to color in this image. I like the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. If you haven’t tried them yet, I highly recommend that you do. It is very easy to make color gradients and shadows with the Blends. The cupcake wrapper is colored in Light and Dark Magenta Madness. The chicken’s feet are Daffodil Delight. I colored the Buttercup Comb on the chicken’s head in Light Calypso Coral.

To complete the coloring of the comb, first I used the Dark Calypso Coral to shadow some strands. Then I colored with the Light Calypso Coral and blended the two shades together for the final result.

Switch to the 3 x 8 1/2 inch Basic White CS with the score line at 4 1/4 inches. This is a small secondary card base. Using the Memento Black ink stamp the little chick in the middle to the left of center. Follow up by stamping the sentiment “you’re still a spring chicken” to the right of the chick. I again used the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers to color the chick. (I forgot to color the little chick until I had finished the card.) The birthday hat is colored in Magenta Madness. The chick is colored in Daffodil Delight and his beak and legs in Light Calypso Coral.

To finish up here, use the Everyday Label Punch to punch out the “let’s celebrate you” sentiment. Now you have all the stamping done!

Putting It All Together

To begin putting this Fun Fold together, we will start with the baby chick card base. Use your Bone Folder to make a nice crisp fold at the 4 1/4 inch score line. Then adhere the 2 3/4 x 4 inch piece of Artistry Blooms DSP to the front.