Garden Meadow Fun Fold Card for the Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!

Hi, Stampers!

This month, the theme is See How My Garden Grows. We hope to inspire you with our creations today! You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal. So, for my garden card today, I wanted to showcase the beautiful Garden Meadow bundle with the coordinating Meandering Meadows design paper (this paper is so pretty that I now have two packs!). As I have said before, this paper is too pretty to chop up, so I went with one of my favorite folds that showcases the whole piece!

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

View of all of the front panels

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

Folds Flat for Mailing!

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

My Secrets!

Let’s start with the card base…

  • Firstly, my card base is 5 ½” x 11” cardstock, then on your scoring board, score it at 1-1/4”, 3-3/8”, 7-5/8”, and 9-3/4”.
  • 4” x 5-1/4” designer series paper/cardstock for the center of the card. I also cut some vellum to the same size to soften the focal panel, which is optional.
  • After that, for the front panels, I did my best to make the panels continue across the front of the card.
    • 1” x 5-1/4” designer series paper (2) for inside panels.
    • 1-7/8” x 5-1/4” designer series paper (2) for outside panels

And now, the fun part!

  • OK, the card was so much fun to create – I almost just thought a sentiment would be enough! But, if you know me, more details are always more fun than the CAS ones. So, I stamped the cute wheelbarrow, flowers, and garden tools with black ink and colored them with Stampin’ Blends, choosing colors from designer paper. Then, I stamped a couple of the birds from the Waves of Inspiration stamp set to add a little more life to the card.
  • Once that was done, I stamped the “happy birthday” from the Garden Meadow stamp set and cropped it out with the Happy Little Things die.

Then, on the back…

Create this card using Garden Meadow by Stampin' Up! and Debbie Mageed at Secrets To Stamping
  • When you have fun making a card, you don’t want the fun to end! So, I turned the card over and did the same panels on the back. Then, I added a white panel cut from the Garden Meadow die and stamped the sentiment from Encircled in Nature in Garden Green ink.
  • Finally, I added the Dragonflies & Butterflies to add a little life to the scenery.

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. Please mark your calendars for our next blog hop next month, when our theme will be Fun Family Occasions.

Until then, have fun in your craft space!

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop Lineup

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  3. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  4. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  5. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  6. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  7. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  8. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  9. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  10. Rae Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  11. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  12. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping <<<YOU’RE HERE!>>>
  14. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  16. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose

I’m sharing my card with these challenges:

  1. Allsorts
  2. 613 Avenue Create
  3. A Place To Start
  4. Crafty Catz
  5. Die Cut Divas
  6. Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday
  7. Krafty Chicks 
  8. Little Red Wagon
  9. NBUS (new stamp set and dies)
  10. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges
  11. The Paper Funday
  12. A Perfect Time to Craft
  13. We Love Stamping

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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25 thoughts on “Garden Meadow Fun Fold Card for the Pals Blog Hop”

  1. Debbie, I love Joanna’s thinking! So true! Your card is beautiful with the lovely flower-filled wheelbarrow and the gorgeous scenery. I love the fun-fold design. Enjoy your day!

  2. I have always loved the background scene paper from Stampin’ Up!, but adding the wheelbarrow makes it complete. What a great idea putting it in the scene. I feel like I am in the garden.

  3. An intersting fold for a lovely scenic garden card, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts and We Love Stamping challenges.

    B x

  4. Beautiful folding, just perfect to showcase long landscapes. The wheelbarrow looks so cute! Thanks so much for joining us at We Love Stamping!

  5. You’ve created such a gorgeous scene with this wonderful fold. So many lovely details too. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

  6. Gorgeous card and I love the way it opens up with layers of springtime goodness!

    Thanks for joining us for our “Photograph” challenge at Little Red Wagon this week! I’m so glad that you linked your project! I would have loved to have seen the photo that inspired you too.

    Small Bits of Paper

  7. Just beautiful and clever Thanks for sharing over at 613 Avenue Create this month, hope to see you in future challenges.
    Elaine DT

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  8. The papers are just gorgeous. WOW! Beautiful cards. So glad you join us at Die Cut Divas for our Spring Card challenge.

  9. What a gorgeous creation loving the papers and the wheelbarrow image you have used it looks really great thank you for joining us at We Love Stamping
    lolo x

  10. Great fun fold card. Love the pretty patterned paper and you used it so perfectly to show it off! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas.

    sue n.

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