Spotlight on Nature Fun Fold Card for the Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!

Hi, Stampers!

This month, the theme is our Favorites from the New Catalog. 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. I am so happy you are here today to see my favorite stamp set in the new annual catalog. The moment I saw Spotlight on Nature I knew that I had to get it because of the beautiful images. My dear sister and upline Katy bought it for me for my birthday so I just received it last week. So, of course, I had to play with it right away! I decided to pair it with the wonderful Country Woods designer paper and love how this double easel card turned out. So, let’s take a look!

Create this card using Spotlight On Nature by Stampin' Up! and Debbie Mageed at Secrets To Stamping
Create this card using Spotlight On Nature by Stampin' Up! and Debbie Mageed at Secrets To Stamping
Create this card using Spotlight On Nature by Stampin' Up! and Debbie Mageed at Secrets To Stamping

My Secrets!

Let’s start with the card base…

  • This card ended up to be the size of an A6 card ~ 6″ x 4-1/2″ ~ because I just couldn’t sacrifice the look I wanted. However, if this is too big for you, you can simply decrease the size to the A2 card. (HERE is a link to a double easel card I made a few years ago.)
  • Card Base #1: 12 x 4-1/2 and scored at 6.
  • Card Base #2: 11-1/2 x 4-1/4 and scored at 2-7/8 and 5-3/4.
  • DSP: 4 x 5-5/8 and 4 x 2-7/8

And now, the fun part!

  • Firstly, this card started with stamping the flower onto the Country Wood patterned paper with Memento black ink. After that, I began coloring the flowers and leaves with stampin’ blends (colors listed below).
  • Once that was done, I cropped it out with the Wildflower Designs die that not only cut the image out but created a frame! I didn’t know that since I hadn’t used it before, so I cut white cardstock to make a nice frame around the image. Once I got that done, the entire panel was adhered to the card base.
  • Then, I stamped the butterfly on white cardstock and colored it with the same stampin’ blends markers. Once that was done, I fussy cut the butterfly and adhered it to the card with glue under its body and mini dimensionals under the wings.
  • After that, for the small front panel, I stamped the leaves image onto the designer paper and colored them with stampin’ blends.
  • Finally, to finish the card front, I stamped the sentiment from the Unbounded Love stamp set and cropped it out with a circle die from the coordinating die set. Before popping it up with mini dimensionals, I wrapped baker’s twine and adhered it to the card base. Lastly, a few Smoky Slate Pearls were adhered to add some sparkle.

Then, on the inside…

Create this card using Spotlight On Nature by Stampin' Up! and Debbie Mageed at Secrets To Stamping
  • So, to finish this card, I cut black cardstock to 5-3/4 x 4-1/8 (the sizes of both of these could have been a bit better though – I must have been distracted when measuring! LOL)
  • I stamped the leaves onto the top and bottom corners in black ink and left them uncolored.
  • Finally, I had originally stamped the Happy Birthday and cut it out with the Wildflower Designs die, but it was too big. It would have covered up too much of the leaves, so I adhered it to the inside to finish the card.

We have even more inspiration to show you, 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 Summer Vacations.

Until then, have fun in your craft space!

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop Lineup

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Donna Walls at Duncan Street Designs
  4. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  5. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  6. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  7. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  8. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  9. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  10. Stefani Ewing at Stamp With Stefani
  11. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  12. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping <<<You are HERE!
  14. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations

I hope to share my project with these challenges:

  1. Allsorts
  2. 613 Avenue Create
  3. A Place To Start
  4. Beautiful Blossoms 
  5. NBUS
  6. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges
  7. The Paper Funday
  8. A Perfect Time to Craft
  9. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
  10. Try It On Tuesday
  11. 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!
  • Then, complete this contact information to receive a birthday card from me!
  • Also, follow me on Pinterest
  • You can see My Secret Sale HERE
  • Finally, you find out what’s new with SU HERE


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Kit details …

JULY: Painted Petals

  • Subscribe 11 June–10 July
  • Craft beautiful cards with unique watercolor designs and pretty layers!
  • Makes 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs
  • Project includes printed cards and coordinating envelopes
  • Precut paper pieces and embellishments
  • Coordinating colors: Calypso Coral, Gray Granite (Classic Stampin’ Spot), Melon Mambo, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive

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Thanks for scrolling to the end!

Noah loves his cute car garage!


14 thoughts on “Spotlight on Nature Fun Fold Card for the Pals Blog Hop”

  1. Gorgeous card design, I’ve been resisting this set, but not sure how much longer I can hold off!

  2. I was rewarded by scrolling to the end. You can see the maturity in Noah’s face. Your card is beautiful. I don’t have the stamp set nor the DSP. Maybe some day…

  3. Beautiful card, Debbie. I love the fun fold. Noah is so handsome. I love the Maya Angelou quote. Enjoy your day!

  4. Debbie, what a lovely card! That’s a favorite fun fold, and you’ve done it beautifully with the dsp!

  5. Very pretty colour palette and nice clean cut lines to your card, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts and We Love Stamping challenge.

    B x

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