Posted in 2022 January-June Stampin' Up!® Mini Catalog, beginner stamper, Designer Series Paper, flowers, Friendship, Nature, Vintage

Stampin’ Up!® Sneak Peak- Honeybee Home

I have an exciting new stamp set to give you a sneak peak of today- Honeybee Home. The 2022 January-June Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog premieres on January 4, 2022! There are so many great stamp sets, Designer Series Papers, Dies and Embossing Folders in this catalog! If you would like me to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and are in need of a catalog, drop me an email with your name and address. I will send you a Catalog and a free gift! My email is

Now for the card!

The elements that come together to make this “Miss You” Honeybee Home card are in the Heart & Home Suite. The Heart & Home Designer Series Paper (DSP) is just gorgeous!


Honeybee Home Miss You Card

  • Cinnamon Cider Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches ( We will cut this to get the other Cinnamon Cider CS card pieces).
  • Very Vanilla CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches, 2 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches and 3/4 x 1 3/4 inches (not pictured).
  • Heart & Home DSP: 2 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches.

Cutting the Card Base

Cut 1 1/2 inches off the left side of the Cinnamon Cider CS card base. This creates the card base and a 1 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch Cinnamon Cider CS piece. Cut 1 1/2 inches off the end of this piece. Now you have all of the card pieces needed.


Start out by stamping the inside of the card. Use Cinnamon Cider Ink to stamp the largest Honeybee onto the top of the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Very Vanilla CS. Then stamp the group of flowers along the side.

Now stamp the flower with the stem onto the center of the 2 1/2 x 3 3/4 inch Very Vanilla CS. Next stamp the two bees in profile. Stamp close to the flowers so it looks like the bees are attending to the flowers.

To finish up the stamping, stamp the sentiment “Miss You” onto the 3/4 x 1 3/4 inch Very Vanilla CS.

Putting the Honeybee Home card together

Use the Paper Snips to cut the right side of the flower with the honeybees. Next adhere this piece to the 1 1/2 x 4 inch Cinnamon Cider CS. The cut portion of the flowers will hang over the edge of the Cinnamon Cider CS.

Adhere the stamped 4 x 5 1/4 inch Very Vanilla CS to the inside of the Cinnamon Cider CS card base.

Fold the left-hand flap forward and adhere the Heart & Home DSP to the front panel. (Sorry-forgot to make a photo!)

Adhere the “Miss You” sentiment to the left over Cinnamon Cider CS piece. Trim to about 1/4 inch on either side.

Stampin’ Dimensionals

Apply Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the flower and honeybee piece. Also apply a Stampin’ Dimensional on the back of the sentiment on the right. Apply two Dimensionals to the back of the sentiment on the left. You’ll see why you need two in a minute.

Remove the protective covering for the Stampin’ Dimensionals and adhere the flower and honeybee piece first. The edge of the Cinnamon Cider CS should line up with the right-sided edge of the front flap. Follow by adhering the sentiment. As you will see, you need two Dimensionals on the left because the right side is elevated by two.

Voila! You have lovely Honeybee Home “Miss You” card!

I loved making this card. I initially did not have any idea how it would turn out. Sometimes I just start out by cutting the card base and stamping some images. Then I start to see how I want them to come together.

It is very subtle, but you can add Bling!. I added the Champagne Rhinestone Jewels to the center of some of the flowers on the card to the right. In person, the rhinestones really sparkle!

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The Honeybee Home stamp set and the Heart & Home DSP will be available to order starting January 4, 2022.

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Have a wonderful day! I hope you take some time to craft. This is the best time of year to make cards and papercrafts because you can give them away as Holiday gifts!



Posted in 2020 August-December Mini Catalog, beginner stamper, Butterfly, Designer Series Paper, Fun/Fancy fold card

Easy Fun Fold Note Card with Butterfly Bouquet

Welcome to Fun Fold Friday! There is so much you can do with the Butterfly Bouquet! I apologize to those of you who are tiring of this set, however, I have a wonderful Fun Fold for you today!

This card features the Designer Series Paper (DSP) in the Butterfly Bouquet called Butterfly Bijou. What is a Bijou? I didn’t know so I looked it up. A Bijou is something that is delicate, elegant or highly prized (defined by Merriam-Webster). I think Bijou definitely describes this Suite. Well enough of that-let’s make the card!


Measurements: Butterfly Bijou DSP: small butterfly/pink splatter design: 2 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches, 2 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches and 4 x 5 1/4 inches, and one 6 x 6 inch piece of the large butterfly design; Calypso Coral Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 7 inches scored at 2 3/4 inches; Calypso Coral CS: 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches scored at 1/2 inches; and Basic White CS: 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches.


The Brilliant Wings Dies have a die that fits around all of the butterflies on the large butterfly design of the Butterfly Bijou DSP. If you do not have a die cutting machine, the butterflies can be fussy cut.

I will be using the Magenta Madness and the Calypso Coral colored butterflies.

Putting the card together

The first step is to adhere the 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch Calypso Coral CS to the 7 x 5 1/2 inch Calypso Coral CS so that it will fold toward the inside of the card base.

Next adhere the 4 x 5 1/2 inch Butterfly Bijou DSP with the pink splatter design side up to the inside of the 5 1/2 x 7 inch CS card base.

Continue by adhering the 2 1/2 x 5 1/4 inch Butterfly Bijou DSP to the card front. Then adhere the 2 3/4 x 3 1/4 inch Butterfly Bijou DSP, with the pink splatter side up, onto the front of the flap.

The card should end up looking like this.

To complete the inside of the card adhere the 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch Basic White CS to the inside of the card, minding the positioning so that the Basic White CS is hidden when the card is closed.

Adding the Butterflies

To add some dimension to the butterflies, you can use your Bone Folder to gently curl the wings.

Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the butterflies to the flap on the card front. I also added some Bling! by placing a few of the Elegant Faceted Gems around wherever I wished.

Viola! You have made a wonderful Fun Fold note card!

Thanks so much for coming by today! I hope you enjoyed this easy Fun Fold and will give it a try.


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Posted in 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, Animals, beginner stamper, Birds, Birthday, Child's Birthday, Fun/Fancy fold card, Masking Technique, Owl, Squirrel, Summer

Stampin’ Up!® Woodland Wonder Fun Fold for Friday

Welcome to the Stampin’ Up!® Woodland Wonder Fun Fold for Friday! This is an adorable and fun card to wish Happy Birthday to someone young at heart. The Stampin’ Up!® Woodland Wonder stamp set is found in the 2021 January to June Mini Catalog on page 53. You can buy one for yourself right HERE.

This cute Fun Fold opens up to reveal a tall tree with a family of animals ready to say “Hip-Hip-Hoo-Ray!”


Measurements: One piece of 4 1/4 x 11 inch Basic White Card Stock (CS) with score lines at 2, 3 3/4, 7 1/4 and 9 inches.

Folding the Fun Fold

Fold the Basic White CS card base as shown.


The first step is to stamp the bottom of the tree in Memento ink so that the top of the stamp abuts the 9 inch score line and is in the center.

Fold the card closed and use a pencil to mark where the borders of the tree trunk are. This is to help guide you where to stamp the top of the tree so that when the Fun Fold is closed the tree trunks are aligned.

The next step is to fold the card part way and make a pencil mark at the border of the tree trunk. Use these pencil marks when you stamp the large image of the tree trunk with all the animals to help keep the trunk aligned. There will be some space between the top of the trunk with the animals and the tree top trunk.


Masking. To be able to fill in the tree trunk you will need a sticky note to cover the grass on the tree trunk bottom. Use the Memento ink upside down to ink up the trunk. Then remove the sticky note before you stamp.

More Stamping

You will need to stamp the masked bottom trunk twice to fill in the space.

Use your Stampin’ Write Marker in Basic Black to fill in the spaces between the stamped trunks. Mine is a tad bit off, but little “errors” like that is what makes this card a homemade card!

Continue to use the Memento ink to stamp the pole as if the squirrel were holding it. Add the “HIP-HIP-HOO-RAY!” banner.

To finish up, stamp the sentiments “happy birthday” and “from all of us” onto the bottom of the card.

Let the Memento ink dry well. Use your bone folder to make the folds nice a crisp. This is what the front should look like when the card is closed.


I used the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers to color the tree and animals. The colors I used were: Granny Apply Green, Cinnamon Cider, Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Mango Melody, Gray Granite, Flirty Flamingo, Balmy Blue, Real Red, Smoky Slate and Daffodil Delight.

This is what it looks like on the front after coloring.

In order to keep the card closed until that special someone opens it, I used a 16-inch piece of the Bumblebee In Color Ribbon. The ribbon is adhered to the back of the card with a glue dot.

Viola! Now you have an adorable Fun Fold to wish someone a very Happy Birthday!

Confession: I had to stamp this card several times before getting it right. Several times I dropped the stamp on the card and once I forgot to remove the stick-not mask before stamping. Point is-don’t give up, keep trying and you will have a really cool card!

Thank you very much for viewing my blog today!


The Butterfly Bouquet is on sale now! This is an awesome set that features lots of butterflies! The Butterfly Brilliance stamp is one large stamp and the coordinating Brilliant Wings Die cuts out all of the butterflies in one go! The Brilliant Wings Die also cuts out a set of butterflies from the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper! Buy your Butterfly Bouquet HERE today! If you want to see a bunch of cards made with the Butterfly Bouquet check out this Blog Hop.


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

Stampin’ Up!® Meant To Be Fun Fold Friday

This Stampin’ Up!® Meant To Be Fun Fold Friday card is fun to make and to receive. This unique card is a great one to give as a Valentine to your sweetheart, or even to your Mom, best friend or sister!


This card is super fun and uses some of the shiny new Love You Always Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP).

Measurements: Very Vanilla Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/2 x 8 inches with a score line at 3 3/4 inches (score line is not in the center); Rococo Rose CS: 3 1/2 x 7 inches with a score line at 3 1/2 inches; Very Vanilla CS: 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches; Love You Always Specialty DSP: 3 1/2 x 4 inches and 4 x 4 inches.

Starting off

I would like to point out that the card base is not scored in the middle. There should be a 1/2 inch difference. Use your Bone Folder to make a nice crisp fold.

The next step is to adhere the Love You Always Specialty DSP. The inside piece is the 4 x 4 inch piece and the outside is the 3 1/2 x 4 inch piece.

Now we will make the Fun Fold piece by using the scalloped heart punch from the Heart Punch Pack to punch a heart out of the right-hand side of the Rococo Rose CS. Save the punched out heart for a later step. Tip: Be sure to push the Rococo Rose CS all the way into the punch to be able to punch the heart out in the position shown.


Usually I do the stamping first, but in this case we needed to wait until the heart was punched out. Now it’s time to stamp! In order to coordinate the colors, but also make the ink dark enough, I chose the Merry Merlot ink to stamp the sentiment “Happy Valentine’s Day”.

Putting It All Together

In order to put this card together, you will first fold the Rococo Rose CS card piece on the score line with the open ends on the left; i.e., backwards. Next, center the Rococo Rose on the inside panel of the Very Vanilla CS card base. Close the front of the card to check to see that the card can close completely before adhering the Rococo Rose CS card piece. Adhere the Rococo Rose piece in place.

In preparation of completing the inside of the card, adhere the 2 3/4 inch square Very Vanilla CS to the center of the inside of the Rococo Rose card piece.

Now to complete the inside of the card, position the punched out heart with the Rococo Rose portion of the card closed. Adhere the heart in place. Open the front of the Rococo Rose card piece to ensure it does not get adhered.


It is time to add some Bling! The Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels go really well with the shiny foil in the Love You Always Specialty DSP and the Rococo Rose CS. Tip: The Take Your Pick tool is great for transferring the rhinestones to your card. If you haven’t ordered one yet, click HERE.

Viola! You have a super cool Valentine’s Day Fun Fold to send off to someone special.

Thank you for joining me today for this Stampin’ Up!® Meant to Be Fun Fold card!

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Posted in 2020 August-December Mini Catalog, beginner stamper, Christmas, Fun/Fancy fold card, Winter Holiday

Stampin’ Up!® Snowflake Wishes Friday Fun-fold Gatefold card

Happy Friday! I hope you all made it through the week doing well. Now for the weekend and plenty of crafting! Yay!

The Fun-fold card for today is called a Gatefold Card with a Belly Band. I used the new Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper for extra sparkle on the Belly Band!

Here is what the card looks like when the Belly Band is in place. Fun!

This is the Snowflake Wishes stamp set by Stampin’ Up!® which is available in the 2020 August-December Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog.

Measurements: Balmy Blue Card Stock (CS): 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches scored at 2 1/8 and 6 3/8 inches, and 1 1/2 x 9 1/8 inches scored at 2 3/8 and 6 3/4 inches; Whisper White CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches, 3 x 4 inches and 1 x 4 1/2 inches; Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper (DSP): two 2 x 5 3/8 inches; and Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper: 1 1/4 x 9 inches scored at 2 1/4 and 6 5/8 inches.

Stamp one of the larger snowflakes from the Snowflake Wishes stamp set in Balmy Blue ink onto the 3 x 4 inch Whisper White CS. Use the 2 1/4 inch Circle Punch to punch the snowflake out. Set aside.

Stamp the sentiment “Snowflake Wishes for a Merry Christmas” in Pacific Point ink onto the 1 x 4 1/2 inch Whisper White CS. Cut a banner end on the right end.

Tip: To get a perfect banner end every time, first make a cut in the middle. Next make a cut from one corner to the top of the middle cut. Finally, cut from the other corner to the top of the middle cut. Works every time!

Use the Pacific Point ink to stamp the larger group of snowflakes on the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Whisper White CS. Switch to the Balmy Blue ink and stamp the smaller group of snowflakes onto the card piece. This will be the inside.

To make the Belly Band, adhere the 1 1/4 x 9 inch Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper to the 1 1/2 x 9 1/8 inch Balmy Blue CS. Be sure to line up the score lines. Fold and use the Bone Folder to make a crisp fold.

Adhere one of the 2 x 5 3/8 inch Snowflake Splendor DSP to each end of the 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch Balmy Blue CS card base.

Turn the card piece over, fold on the score lines and use the Bone Folder to make a crisp fold.

Open the card and adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Whisper White CS piece that is stamped with the snowflakes to the middle.

Wrap the Belly Band around the card loose enough so it will slide off easily, but tight enough so it won’t fall off. Adhere the ends with adhesive. Tip: The Multipurpose Liquid Glue is good for adhering to the Glimmer Paper. Be sure to hold it together for about 10-20 seconds.

Adhere the sentiment so that it hangs off the bottom of the Belly Band. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the snowflake over the top of the sentiment.

Now for the Bling! The Blue Adhesive Backed Gems are perfect in combination with the snowflakes!

Viola! You have made a fun Gatefold card to add to your stack of Christmas cards. Now is the time for me to start making more Christmas cards so I can have cards ready to mail out on time. I need about 40 cards! I better get busy!

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There is a sale on Designer Series Paper still going on until October 31, 2020. The Snowflake Splendor is on sale! So stock up now!

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Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, 3D Technique, beginner stamper, Butterfly, flowers, Fun/Fancy fold card, Gratitude/ Thanks

Fun Fold Friday Flight of the Butterflies

I love butterflies so I try to use the Stampin’ Up! stamp sets with butterflies as frequently as I can. This fun fold card was inspired by one I made with my stamping friend Karen many years ago. This is special but also very quick to make. The flight of the butterflies is stamped with butterflies in the stamp set Beauty Abounds, which is in the 2020-21 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.

Measurements: Bumble Bee Card Stock (CS): 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 3 inches on the long side, 3 x 8 inches with a score line at 4 inches on the long side, and a 1 1/4 x 4 inch strip; Flowers For Every Season 6 x 6 inch Designer Series Paper (DSP): front: 2 3/4 x 4 inches and background: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Whisper White CS: two 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches and a scrap to stamp an extra butterfly on.

Use the Memento black ink to stamp the side view of the butterfly in each corner, then a little off center. Fill in the space with the forward facing butterfly.

Stamp a side facing butterfly onto a scrap of Whisper White CS and fussy cut. Lay it on one of the 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 inch Whisper White CS. Use the Memento ink to stamp the sentiment “thanks” in the center.

Color the butterflies. I used the Stampin’ Blend Alcohol Markers in Pumpkin Pie and Mango Melody.

Stamp the small flower from Arrange A Wreath onto the Bumble Bee CS and punch it out with the Small Bloom punch. Tip: Before you stamp, check the punch for the orientation of the image. Note that the flower has a star like orientation. Stamp so that the image easily fits the punch.

Use the Bone Folder on the 3 x 8 inch Bumble Bee CS to make a crisp fold at the 4 inch score line. Adhere the butterflies to the “wrong” side. This part of the card will be backward.

Adhere the Whisper White CS card piece with the sentiment to the left side of the inside.

Now working on the 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 inch Bumble Bee CS, use the Bone Folder to fold at the 3 inch score line. Adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch piece of Flowers For Every Season DSP to the inside of the card, and the 2 3/4 x 4 inch piece to the front of the card.

Adhere the butterfly card piece to the inside of the Bumble Bee CS card base, centering it.

Close the card and position the small bloom so that it will hold the card closed. Use a Stampin’ Dimensional to adhere the small bloom.

Viola! See how super quick that was! I love the challenge of the more difficult fun folds, but having one that is fun, easy and quick is great!

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