Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for April 2016.  We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects that are all about our families. This is a great time of year to think about what to make for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or upcoming graduations. And, family vacations are just around the corner… how would you want to remember those special family moments? We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

Going Global, Number of Years, Stampin Up, Box Card, Fun Fold Card

I ran across this fun fold card a couple of weeks ago and instantly knew that I wanted to use this technique to make my son’s birthday card that was this past Monday. Masculine cards are always a challenge, aren’t they? You can’t use bows, or flowers, or blingy embellishments. (All the stuff that makes card making fun!!) There’s just not a lot of extras that you can use. So, my solution to that problem is to make fun fold cards! Hopefully, you like this one enough to want to make your own. This box stand card utilizes the Going Global and Number of Years stamp sets from the Occasions Catalog, both being perfect for masculine cards and may well be gone by the end of May. I love how this card can be on display during his birthday “season.”

Here is Dawn Olchefske’s video where I learned how to make it. The dimensions are:

  • 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Cardstock: Score at 3/4″, 2 1/8″, 2 7/8″, 4 1/4″, 5 5/8″, 6 3/8″, 7 3/4″
  • Then, on the 4 1/4″ score line, cut a slit from the 1″ mark to the 4 1/2″. You can adjust this according to the piece of cardstock you use to stand up inside the slit.
  • After you have your cardstock cut to fit the slit, you assemble the box and the standing cardstock is adhered in between the two ends that will hold the box together. Easy, eh??
  • The last and most fun part is decorating, so GO for it! Before you use my idea of the balloons on the back, note that you will not be able to really close the card after that. I didn’t have to worry about that with my card so that’s why I did it. You will need to keep your embellishments from catching when you open and close the card.

I really can’t leave it bare on the back and the best gift you can give any “youngin” is a gift card! I made a little pocket to hold a tag that was stamped on one side and a gift card added to the other. Enjoy, Adam!

Going Global, Number of Years, Stampin Up, Box Card, Fun Fold Card, backGoing Global, Number of Years, B.Y.O.P., Stampin Up, Box Card, Fun Fold Card


Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Blog Hop Final Line-up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  3. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  4. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  5. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  6. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  7. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  8. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin
  10. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  11. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  12. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  13. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  14. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  15. Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin’
  16. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  19. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  20. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper <<<<<– YOU ARE HERE
  21. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  22. Natalie Bradley at NatalieBradley.com
  23. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  24. Karen Zaring Browning at Karen Zaring Browning
  25. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  26. Debbie Crowley at Expressivley Deb