TWO Simply Zinnia Fun Fold Cards for Creative Creases #78

It’s time for a new Creative Creases challenge. Firstly, thanks to all those who participated in the last challenge! If you haven’t played in the challenge yet, I hope I can inspire you to join the challenge that’s starting today! So, I made two cards for you today and you will like how easy they both are. I used the new Online Exclusive Simply Zinnia bundle, which is so beautiful that Stampin’ Up! is working feverishly to restock! They should have it back in stock soon so get it before it’s gone again!!

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My First Simply Zinnia Card

Create this card using Simply Zinnias by Stampin' Up! #DebbieMageed #SecretsToStamping #StampinUp #FunFold #stampinup #sharesunshine #stampinupdemo #stampinupcards #stampinupdemonstrator

My Secrets!

Let’s start with the card base…

  • Firstly, I used the measurements from this previous card I made HERE but changed the dimensions for the DSP slightly and added two more panels to the inside of the card (why not??).
  • Card measurements:
    • Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ and 11″ x 4-1/4″ then scored at 2,” 3-3/4,” 7-1/4,” 9”
    • DSP: 3/4” x 4″ (2)
    • Inside of the card DSP: 3-1/4” x 4”
    • DSP: 1-3/4” x 4” (4)
  • Firstly, I added the slim side panels of DSP to the back piece of the card base.
  • Then, on the 11″ card base, I scored and burnished the score lines and added the DSP.
  • Finally, I added the panel to the inside panel of the card.

Now, the FUN part!

  • Card Front: Once that was done, I cut out the beautiful zinnia flowers – one of each of the flower dies. After that, I colored the middle flower layer very lightly so that the white was still visible. Then, I glued the top two layers together and popped it up onto the flower outline layer. I added the flower center, cut from Petal Pink cardstock.
  • Once that was done, I also cut out the leaf dies and colored them before gluing them together.
  • Then, I cut out the large circle from the Everyday Details Dies – one in white and a second in Petal Pink. I situated the Petal Pink one so that the holes didn’t line up. After that, I stamped the sentiment from the So Sincere stamp set in Petal Pink ink and glued the flower onto the circle before popping up the panel with dimensionals on the left half of the circle so that it is center of the card front.
  • After that, I decided to make another Simply Zinnia flower and added the stem and a leaf after coloring them with Stampin’ Blends.
  • Finally, I added the Dots and Pearls to the card front.
  • Then, for the inside, I left it without a sentiment but added a rectangle die to complete later.

Then, on to Simply Zinnia Card #2…

  • I made this second card after watching Patty Bennett’s Facebook Live. This is a quick and easy card to make that really showcases the gorgeous Flowering Zinnias designer paper.
  • Card Base: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 and score at 4-1/4.
  • DSP #1: 5-1/4 x 4 then I scored it from the 5/8″ from the left upper corner to the right edge at 1-3/8″. These measurements are completely arbitrary, you can choose your measurements if you want to change them.
  • DSP #2: (4 x 2) I glued this panel to the top of the card base and layered DSP #1 over it, lining it up with the smaller panel.
  • After that, I stamped the sentiment with Blackberry Bliss ink and cropped it out with the circle die from Everyday Details. Then, I punched Blackberry Bliss cardstock with the 2-1/2″ Circle Punch and glued it down onto the card base.
  • Once that was done, I fussy cut one of the Zinnias from the beautiful DSP as well as the leaves. I placed a dimensional on the leaves to give a little space between the flower and leaves, and added more dimensionals to the flower before adding it to the card base.
  • Finally, I added a few Purple Fine Shimmer gems for some sparkle.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:

  1. 613 Avenue Create
  2. A Place To Start
  3. Beautiful Blossoms
  4. Crafty Catz
  5. Cut It Up
  6. Die Cut Divas
  7. Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday
  8. NBUS (new stamp set and dies)
  9. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies
  10. The Paper Funday
  11. A Perfect Time to Craft
  12. Seize the Birthday
  13. Try It On Tuesday

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

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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!
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22 thoughts on “TWO Simply Zinnia Fun Fold Cards for Creative Creases #78”

  1. Both your cards are beautiful, Debbie! Those zinnia dies are so pretty! And I love the way you folded down the DSP in the second card so both pretty patterns can show! I need to remember that trick!

  2. Such beautiful projects with the gorgeous die!
    We are always super happy to see every entry in our mailbox at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please do come back again!
    The very best of luck with your entry.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  3. Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog and inviting me to be GD.Both gorgeous cards,love the fold,beautiful papers and die-cut flowers.
    Carol x

  4. Another beautiful card! Going to share this with my 3rd Wednesday Morning class! And Ill give you full credit for the design! Again, thank you for sharing your designs!!

  5. I am still laughing at the western duel at the end of the page. I totally was NOT expecting that. Ok, Now, the cards – you just have a sense of color in everything you do. The card for the Die Cut Divas challenge feels so warm and feminine. So glad you joined Die Cut Divas challenge of Anything Goes.

  6. Those blooms are gorgeously showcased, such a pretty card!
    And thanks for the cartoon – totally giggle-worthy!
    Thanks so much for sharing it all with us at Beautiful Blossoms Challenge.
    XOX, Aimeslee DT

  7. Back again, different hat! Still fab!
    We are so delighted you chose to share your gorgeous creation with us at Cut It Up!
    Please do come back again!
    All the best, Jackie DT xxx

  8. Beautiful cards. Love your fun folds on the pretty pink card with the white zinnias. Lots of pretty details. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

  9. Debbie, your featured card is like a breath of fresh air. So soft and pretty. I love #2 as well with all the beautiful, vibrant colors. Great job, my friend.

  10. Both are so beautiful, love the blush pink card with that great fold but think my favorite this time is the second with those bright and gorgeous colors!
    Such a fun meme too, thanks for sharing , it made me smile!
    Thanks so much for sharing at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
    Ellibelle’s Corner

  11. Gorgeous card as always, Deb! Love the colors and the fun fold. Card two is pretty as can be also. Both cards will make someone’s day that much better. Thanks for taking the time to play along at Seize the Birthday!

  12. What a pretty card! I love the colors you selected. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. We hope we see you on the front porch again soon!
    Have a good day.
    Kayla – 613 Avenue Create DT

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