Painted Lavender Suite for the Fun Fold Blog Hop

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Hi, Stampers! Can you believe that Christmas is over and we are staring down the beginning of a new year already? This year went by at the speed of light, and today is the last Fun Fold Blog Hop of the year! We have a great blog hop of fun fold crafters so I know you will enjoy the inspiration this month. The lineup below makes it easy for you to hop along and see all of the great inspiration from other creative SU demonstrators. This fun fold is such a great one for you to try since it’s fast and easy. So, it was the perfect time to showcase the Painted Lavender Suite in the upcoming mini catalog, starting January 4th. This suite is going to fly off the warehouse shelves, so order early!!

I can’t seem to resist a fun fold die so I recently bought a few from a company I hadn’t heard of before. I liked the dies but it’s so easy to make this card without one. So, I made one with the die and a second one without, and would love to know which card you like the most.

My Secrets!

Painted Lavender Fun Fold Card by Debbie Mageed

Card #1 (with die)

Let’s start with the card base…

  • Firstly, I ran Gorgeous Grape cardstock with the new die through my die-cut machine, which cut and made the fold lines – quick and easy!
  • After that, I cut the beautiful Perennial Lavender designer paper into panels:
    • 2-3/4 x 5-1/4 (front panel)
    • 3-3/4 x 5-1/4 (inside panel)

Now, the FUN Part!

  • So, the focal image is a sweet little bird that is part of one of the Sale-A-Bration designer papers, and you know how much I love birds. While watching the Voice finale, I fussy cut lots of the birds for this and future projects.
  • Then, I stamped the leaf branches in Shaded Spruce ink, cropped it out with the panel die (which came with the fun fold die), and adhered the bird to the panel.
  • Maybe it’s not a big problem, but it bothered me that the front panel wouldn’t lay down completely. So, I inked up the “For You” sentiment from Layering Leaves (I LOVE those fonts), punched it out with a retired 1-3/8″ scalloped circle punch, and popped it up with dimensionals over the corner of the banner to keep it down.
  • Finally, I added the new Purple Fine Shimmer Gems for some sparkle.

Then, for Card #2 (without the die)…

Painted Lavender Fun Fold Card by Debbie Mageed
  • So, for the second card, I wanted to create the same fun fold card without a die, but I wanted to step this card up a bit.
  • Firstly, the card base was cut to 7-1/4 x 5-1/2 and scored at 3″ on the 7-1/4 side.
  • After that, I cut panels from the Perennial Lavender designer paper:
    • 2-3/4 x 5-1/4 (2)
    • 1-1/4 x 5-1/4
  • Then, to make the banner, I used the Countryside Corner die to cut Gorgeous Grape cardstock. Once that was done, I scored the end at 1/2″ to glued it to the card base before I adhered the DSP down over it.
  • After that, I inked up the lavender stamp with Gorgeous Grape ink and cropped it out with the coordinating die.
  • Then, I cut out two of the tall plants with white cardstock. While still in the cardstock, I took a small blending brush with Pretty Peacock ink and blended over the two die pieces.
  • Once that was done, I popped all of these pieces up with dimensionals, with the corner of the Lavender covering the lower corner of the banner to hold it out.
  • Then, I blended Highland Heather ink onto the new Paper Butterfly Accents and adhered it to the card base.
  • Lastly, I cut another piece of white cardstock with the Countryside Corners die and stamped the “best wishes” sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink. Also, I stamped the sweet butterflies with Highland Heather ink, and cropped them out with the coordinating die, and popped them up with dimensionals.
  • Finally, I added more Purple Gems for some sparkle.

Now, head to the Lineup below to see even more fun fold inspiration!


  1. Rae Burnet
  2. Karen Finkle
  3. Debbie Mageed
  4. Shirley Gentry
  5. Mary Deatherage

I’m sharing my card with these challenges:

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If you enjoyed my project today, please be sure to…

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January Paper Pumpkin news…

Share something homemade and from the heart with the January Lovely Lavender Paper Pumpkin Kit. With Valentine’s Day coming up, plus any anniversaries or special occasions throughout the year, you get everything you need to make beautiful cards and gift tags! Plus, this kit coordinates perfectly with the Perennial Lavender Suite Collection (item 162613) from the January–April 2024 Mini Catalog.

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21 thoughts on “Painted Lavender Suite for the Fun Fold Blog Hop”

  1. The purple caught me and the bird sealed the deal! I love this card and that new paper ( I’m ordering more in January of both). And I love the idea of keeping the card closed with a pop-up. Looks like you had a great time creating this beauties!
    And I’m hoping for bird dies as an add- on in February…..

  2. Debbie, I can’t believe we’ve done it again. Two takes on similar cards. I love your addition of the little chick-a-dee.

    Stay safe and warm this holiday season, my friend.

  3. Gorgeous cards, not only for the fun folds, but the colors and design.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our December challenge.

  4. Beautiful cards! Great idea using the pop up to hold the card closed. I too would like to know where you ordered the ff die from. Thank you for sharing your ideas!

  5. I love the beautiful DSP you used for these gorgeous cards! Congratulations on having the second card in your post selected as a Top Rocker for Dec. 24-30 at 612 Avenue Create!

  6. Debbie, I love these beautiful cards using the new the new DSP. My favorite is the one with the butterfly. Those are a wonderful addition to my stash. Your fun-fold cards are always wonderful. I’m seeing this on Jan 15, 2024, when it is 25 degrees and lightly snowing in Delaware. It shouldn’t keep me from my appointment in the morning and will be gone soon. Enjoy your week!

  7. Hello Debbie! I love this card and am casing it. I did notice that one of the dimensions for the card base seems wrong. If you start with a 5.5 X 7.5 base and score at 3″ along the 7.5 side you will have a card that is 4.5″ wide which is too large for Stampin’ Up!’s medium envelopes. I think the base piece should be 5.5 X 7.25. If that is scored at 3″ you will have a card base that is 4.25 X 5.5 which seems correct to me. Thanks so much for a really great card!!

  8. Thank you so much for your comment, Katie! You are absolutely correct. I have updated my post. I now remember catching that when making the card, but forgot to correct it on the paperwork that I used to make my tutorial. I hope it didn’t affect your card too much! I love it when anyone helps me with any mistakes I may make occasionally. Happy crafting!

  9. I love making cards with folds and after seeing your card, the card made without the die, I am motivated to try to emulate it. I too love birds, but used my Scan n cut to cut all the birds out of the DSP. Thank you for describing how you made the card. I recently discovered this site and love all the folds I have seen. I love all your work

  10. Hi Debbie, I love both the cards! Since I’m partial to both birds and butterflies, both are favorites. This is my first time to your site, but not my last! Please tell me where you purchased a die that is able to cut out an entire fun-fold card at once. Seems like a necessary essential… thanks again for sharing your lovely work!

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