Posted in 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, 3D Technique, Animals, beginner stamper, Easter, Fun/Fancy fold card, Spring, Stampin" Blends Alcohol Markers, Techniques

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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Theresa

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

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.

Dies

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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Theresa

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

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.

Stamping

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

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.

Coloring

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!

Specials

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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Have a very relaxing weekend and try some crafting!

Theresa

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!

Specials

Mark your calendar for March 2, 2021 so you can place your order for the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set and more! Or order now when you join my Theresa’s Gems Team by becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator yourself.

And when you join before February 28, 2021 you will also receive 5 packs of 6 x 6 inch Designer Series Paper! Go to theresastreasures.stampinup.net and select the “JOIN” tab or click HERE to join. If you need any assistance, shoot me an email at theresastreasures.az@gmail.com.

And don’t forget to place a qualifying order by Sunday February 28, 2021 to be able to choose a FREE Sale-a-bration item! Shop HERE

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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.

Now we will work on the larger 4 x 9 inch Basic White CS card base. Start by preparing the pieces. Adhere the 3 x 3 1/2 inch Artistry Blooms DSP to the 3 1/4 x 3 3/4 inch Mango Melody CS. Now adhere the 3 1/2 x 5 inch Artistry Blooms DSP to the 3 3/4 x 5 1/4 inch Mange Melody CS.

Lay the larger card base open on the table with the larger section on top. Adhere the 3 3/4 x 5 inch piece of Mango Melody CS with the Artistry Blooms DSP onto this larger portion.

To put together the front of this card base, use your Bone Folder to make a crisp fold at the 3 1/2 inch score line and fold the bottom up. Now you can adhere the 3 1/4 x 3 3/4 inch Mango Melody/Artistry Blooms DSP piece to the front of the bottom section.

This is the tricky part. You will need to adhere the smaller Basic White CS card base to the inside of the larger Basic White CS card base so that when the card is closed up, it is centered.

Finishing Up

In order to get the Happy Birthday chicken piece in the right spot you will need to place it on the front flap of the larger card base so that it is hidden when the smaller card base is closed. Adhere in place.

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To make the finishing touches, use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the “let’s celebrate you” sentiment piece, then wrap the ribbon around the front of the smaller card base and tie a bow.

Three Bow Tying Tips

There are a few tips I use to tie a bow. The first tip is to do it upside down. The second tip is to use a pair of self closing tweezers to hold the knot while you finish tying the bow.

The third tip is to use a Mini Glue dot under the center knot of the bow to hold it in place. If the tails are not in the proper place, you can also use a Mini Glue Dot to hold the tails in place.

Viola!