Welcome to the Fun Folds Blog Hop with Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators!!

Hi, Stampers! We have a great blog hop of fun fold crafters today so I know you will enjoy the inspiration this month. There’s a lineup below to make it easy for you to hop along and see all of the great inspiration from other creative demonstrators. I needed a great birthday card for my BFF. She is an avid reader so I thought this card would be fun. We both moved away from Grand Rapids within a month of each other but we keep in touch with a Zoom chat with our other BFF every month. My card used a few different stamp sets – Bold Bouquet, Sunny Sentiments, and Something Fancy – because this card had to say just the right thing. I used the beautiful Softly Stippled designer paper that is only available during SAB till February 29th!

This fun fold is such a great one since it takes just a bit of cutting and scoring. Rachel Tessman called it a Bookshelf card, so that’s what I’m calling it, as well.

Create this card using Bold Bouquet by Stampin' Up! and  Debbie Mageed at Secrets To Stamping

My Secrets!

Let’s start with the card base…

  • Firstly, you can watch Rachel’s video to see how the card base is made. It’s not difficult, so give it a go! Please note that I added a couple of Panels that weren’t on Rachel’s card so I have marked them as optional. SECRET: Measure twice, and cut once if you don’t want to waste your DSP!
  • Card Base:
    • 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” then cut the long edge 1” in on each side (starting at 1” and ending at 5-1/4”) and score the short side at 1”, 2” 4-1/4”, 5-1/4” and 6-3/8”
  • Bookmark: 1-1/2” x 5”
  • Bookmark pocket cover: 1” x 3” scored on the short side ½” on each end
  • Whisper White Cardstock: 3″ x 3-1/4″ for personal message on the back of the card
  • DSP Panels: (two patterns)
    • 3” x 3-1/4” for focal point
    • 4” x 5-1/4” (cut ¾” in on three sides to form a “C” shape) for the card front
    • Optional: I added a second piece that is 2″ x 5-1/4″ and cut in at 3/4″ on the top and bottom to the 1″ mark for the inside area of the card base
    • Optional: 7/8″ x 3-1/4″ for the left panel next to the focal point
    • 1-7/8” x 6-3/4” score on bottom of the short end at 1-1/2”
    • 1-1/4” x 4-3/4″ for the bookmark

Now, the FUN Part!

  • Once that was done, I adhered all of the panels onto the card base – so far, so good! Notice that I added the Wavy Trim to the bookmark piece before I adhered it to the card base.
  • After that, I started on the focal point by stamping the sentiment from the retired Sunny Sentiments stamp set (a favorite of mine). Then, I punched it out with the Heartfelt Hexagon punch and punched Pebbled Path cardstock to cut it in half and layered it behind the sentiment.
  • Next, I stamped the flower from Bold Bouquet in Wild Wheat ink in my stamp positioning tool, then brushed the center of the flower stamp with a blending brush and stamped over the first image. After that, I cut it out with the coordinating die.
  • The flower definitely needed some leaves so I cut out two of the leaves with white cardstock and colored them with Wild Wheat Stampin’ Blends Marker.
  • Then, I punched a hole for the bookmark with the Detailed Trio Punch and added the Wavy Trim through the hole, tying the two sides together with a Linen Thread double bow.
  • Finally, I added three In Color Dots to the focal image panel.
Create this card using Bold Bouquet by Stampin' Up! and Debbie Mageed at Secrets To Stamping

Then, on the back …

  • So, for the back, I decided against more panels to reduce the cost of mailing this already thick card (although I have been known to say “what the heck” and do it anyway).
  • I kept it very simple and just stamped the sentiment from the Something Fancy stamp set in Pebbled Path ink and added a few Dots for sparkle.

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

Lineup

  1. Karen Finkle
  2. Shirley Gentry
  3. Lisa Ann Bernard
  4. Debbie Mageed <<<You’re HERE!
  5. Kathleen Ondus
  6. Tara Carpenter
  7. Beth McCullough
  8. Sue Jackson
  9. Mary Deatherage
  10. Rae Burnet
  11. Maria Jose Mench
  12. Rebecca-Jo Unwin

I’m sharing my card with these challenges:

I love hearing from you! Please leave a comment if you have any questions or comments about my project today.

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

  • Firstly, visit my Gallery and Fun Fold Gallery for lots of ideas, and…
  • Enter the Creative Creases Challenge HERE with any fun fold card!
  • Then, complete this contact information to receive a birthday card from me!
  • Also, follow me on Pinterest
  • Finally, you find out what’s new with SU HERE

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Paper Pumpkin news…

Kit details …

  • Paper Pumpkin always goes all out for their anniversary month! This kit promises to be OTT gorgeous!
  • Makes 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs with 9 coordinating envelopes
  • Pre-cut vellum pieces and wood embellishments
  • Coordinates with the Meandering Meadows Suite Collection (item 162745)
  • Coordinating colors: Granny Apple Green, Garden Green (Classic Stampin’ Spot), Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, Gorgeous Grape, Fresh Freesia
  • TWO stamp sets: a FREE stamp set will be included (Please note that one of the images does not fit on the Paper Pumpkin Clear Stamp Block)
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I’m thinking of sending this photo to the company that makes this French toast. Noah tried it for the first time and loved it! You can see how he eats it in this photo. He’s a dunker and loves “milk and bread” for breakfast. I have to say that I’m impressed that the whole grain bread with seeds and nuts is his favorite AND he loves the crust the most! This kid is one-of-a-kind!



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