Fun Fold Friday

Hanging Garden Half Pocket

I have one more half pocket card to share with you.  This half pocket card features the versatile Hanging Garden stamp set.

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On this card I used only one stamp set, Hanging Garden.  This set has both larger and smaller images  and sentiments that can be used on the front  and inside of the card.  This is a very useful and pretty stamp set.   Want to see more samples using the Hanging Garden set?  Click HERE,  HERE, and HERE.

 Hanging Garden set

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If you need the supplies to create your own half pocket card, click on the pictures above and they will take you to my online store or click here.  Thank you and I would be happy to help you with your paper crafting projects!

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Animal Outing Half Pocket Card

Last week I posted a pocket card using the Varied Vases stamp set.   Today's card is a slight variation of that card which I am calling the half pocket card.  

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Basically, I used the same card base as the pocket card  except I did not add the  triangle flap.  The card slips in to the half pocket.  The DSP I used is Animal Expedition, which is so fun and cute.  The rhino was cut out from the DSP using the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies.  

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Because I had and extra triangle of the Animal Expedition DSP cut, I decided to make another card.  This time the pocket is at the top.  I used the same supplies except I used the Postcard Pals stamp set for the sentiment.

Tomorrow is the last day of the Buy 3 Get 1 free promotion.  The Animal Expedition DSP is one of the packs of DSP that is part of this great sale.  Be sure to check out the sale and save on some fabulous Designer Series Paper! 

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Springtime Impressions Thinlits Split Card

Yesterday, I posted a card using the beautiful overlay die cut featured in the Springtime Impressions Thinlits.  Today I want to show you the butterfly die.

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Isn't she beautiful?  She measures just under 4" at her widest point and 2"in height.  I think she is pretty darn amazing!  In addition to the fabulous die I also used the new Garden Impressions  6" x 6" DSP (Designer Series Paper).  This new paper is bright and cheery and a perfect blend of patterns.  Another great thing about this paper pack is the color combinations.  Here I mixed Petal Pink with Calypso Coral based on the DSP.  Love those colors together!  

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Here you can see the "split" a little better.  This is one of my go to card templates.  It is a great way to show off both the beautiful Springtime Impressions butterfly and the Garden Impressions DSP.  

 

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Fun Fold Friday...Petal Garden DSP Gift Card Holder

First of all, thank you for your patience.  It seems like there was always something  getting in the way of me working on this post.  The original gift card was using the Petal Passion DSP and posted here.

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I made a new one featuring the Picture Perfect Birthday setPetal Garden DSP (on the Last Chance list) and the Petal Garden Card Pack (sorry this has sold out).  

What you will need:
    Old Olive Card base 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

    Whisper White layer 4" x 5-1/4"

    Old Olive "pull out" 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 3", 5-1/2", 8", 9-1/2"

    4 different patterns of DSP -two cut at 1-1/4" x 4", 2-1/4"x 4", 1/2" x 4"

    Whisper White card stock 2-1/4" x 4", 2-3/4" x 4"

    Old Olive Belly Band 1-1/2" x 9-1/2'

    Layering Ovals Fraamelits  scalloped oval #6 (1 being the smallest) Calypso Coral 2-3/4" x 3-3/4", oval #6 (1 being the smallest) Whisper White 2-1/2 x 3-1/2"

    Lots to Love Box thinlits  dies to cut the gift card holder

Adhere the DSP to the Old Olive  base as shown below.  Cut the notches for the gift card holder on the 2-3/4" x 4" Whisper White piece.  The Lots to Love Box dies are on the Last Chance list and priced at $23.10, while supplies last.   Stamp the sentiment on the 2-1/4" x 4" piece of Whisper White card stock.  Adhere the Whisper White pieces to the Old Olive base.  Center and secure the pull out piece to the card base.

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Wrap the Old Olive piece for the belly band around the closed card.  Score and secure the band to itself using Tear & Tape.  Stamp the sentiment on the Whisper White Oval and adhere to the Calypso Coral scalloped oval.  Adhere the ovals to the belly band and decorate.

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Once again I want to thank Megan for sharing this great fold with me.  I hope this will help you put together your own gift card holder.  There's lots of great DSP(Designer Series Paper) on the Last Chance list that would work beautifully for this card.  Shop now for the best selection!


Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Let's Sale-A-Brate!

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Welcome to the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!  This month we are Sale-A-Brating! As you hop along with us you will see lots of fun ideas on ways to use Sale-A-Bration products.  

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I am using the super adorable Party Pandas set!  I think pandas are the perfect animals after all they are black and white and you know how much I love a black and white color scheme.

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 This is a tri-fold card.  I started with a 4-1/4" x 11" card base and scored it at 4-1/4"  and 8-1/2".

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The DSP is from the Petal Passion DSP pack and you know this is a favorite of mine.   

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The sweet little sentiment is from the very useful Teeny Tiny Wishes.   This is a set that I know will have the sentiment I am looking for.   The Red Glimmer Paper heart was cut out using the Mini Treat Bag thinlits.

Are wondering how you can get your own Party Pandas stamp set?  You can get this stamp set FREE!  Yes, free.  You just need to place a $50 order  (before shipping and tax) and you qualify to get this set at no cost.  This is all part of the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration promotion!  If you do not have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator you currently with, I would love to help you.  

Now it is time for you to hop along and see what the talented Laura Milligan has created.

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Fun Fold Friday Another Tranquil Tulips

Tranquil Tulips is one of my favorite hostess set, if you haven't already guessed.  Today's tutorial is not technically a "fun" fold.  More of a fun technique that looks way harder than it actually is.

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 Measurements:

4-1/4" x 11" Thick Whisper White card stock, scored at 5-1/2" (card base)

4" x 5-1/4" Berry Burst card stock

3-3/4" x 5" Whisper White card stock (card front layer)

scrap pieces of Whisper White and Berry Burst card stock for sentiment

  1. Place the largest Square Stitched Shapes framelit on the 3-3/4" x 5" Whisper White card stock.  Center the Stitched Shape framelits as show in the picture and mark the corners in pencil.                                                                                                                                                                                                  FFFTRanquilTulips1SharonBurkert
  2. Stamp the tulips using the pencil marks as guidelines.  Place the largest square (Stitched Shapes) back on the pencil marks and place the #6 square (1 being the smallest square) of the Layering Squares framelits inside the other die.   You may want to secure it in place with a sticky note and run it through the Big Shot.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 FFFTranquilTulips2sharonburkert
  3. You will now have a stitched frame and a square piece.  Remove and set aside the stitched frame and square piece.  Layer the stamped piece on to the Berry Burst card stock.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
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  4. Lay the stitched square frame back in to the square (do not use any adhesive).  Use this as a guide to place the smaller square.  Apply adhesive to the smaller square and place it inside of the stitched frame.  Be sure to check that the stamped design matches up.                                                            
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  5. Remove the stitched frame.  Apply strips of the Foam Adhesive strips to the back of the frame.  Attach it back into the open frame on the card front layer.   Tie the ribbon around the card front.  Layer this whole piece on to the card base.                                                                                                              Ffftranquiltulips6sharonburkert  Ffftranquiltulips7sharonburkert

  6. Stamp sentiment of your choice and cut out using the Layering Oval framelits.  Attach it to the card using dimensionals.                                                   Ffftranquiltulips8sharonburkert
    That is it!  On the original card I shared, the sentiment was stamped in the square.  This requires a little more planning but now that you know how to make this card you know what you need to do to do that too!  If you need any supplies please click on any of the pictures in the Products chart and it will take you to my online store.  I would appreciate it

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Fun Fold Friday Tranquil Tulip Easel

In May I shared this card and have received questions about the measurements to make it.  

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Card Base:

Berry Burst 4-1/4" x 5-1/2

Basic Black 4 x 5-1/4"

Whisper White 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"

Strip of Berry Burst DSP from the Color Theory DSP Stack 3/4" x  3-7/8"

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Berry Burst 3" x 5" scored at 1/2", 2-3/4"

*Basic Black 2-3/4" x 4-1/4" (edited to show correct measurements, thanks Eileen!)

Whisper White 2-5/*" x 4-1/8"

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The Berry Burst flap is adhered between the Basic Black and Whisper White card stock base.   Remember to only apply adhesive to the bottom half of the flap, otherwise your tulips will not stand up.

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I hope this helps you re-create this card.  If you need any supplies all you need to do is click on the product link and you will be taken to my online store. Thank you!

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Fun Fold Friday: Balloon Adventures

This is not only Fun Fold Friday, it is also a sneak peek!  I am sharing one of the projects we made at my last team meeting using the Lift Me Up stamp set(Occasions catalog) and the Carried AwayDesigner Series Paper(Sale-A-Bration).

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I love this new stamp set.   This was a must have for me.  We live far away from where most of our family so this sentiment is one I will be using a lot.  The images in the set are also gender neutral so it solves that man card problem that plagues me.

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The Carried Away DSP is one of the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration choices.  What is Sale-A-Bration?  Beginning January 4 (start of Sale-A-Bration), you get to choose  a free item of your choice from the SAB brochure for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax)  The choices this year are spectacular! If you do not already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator that you work with, let me know and I will send you the new Occasions catalog and the Sale-A-Bration one too!  Back to the Carried Away DSP.  The designs were made to coordinate with the Lift Me Up stamp set and since the paper is double-sided the other side has more neutral designs.  I have been playing with the paper and set so be ready to see a lot of samples with these two products!

I have a tutorial HERE of how to make your own Sliding Easel card.  

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Fun Fold Friday: Bunch of Blossoms Criss Cross card

On Wednesday I posted this card and promised to post a tutorial.  Well here it is!  Okay maybe not exactly the same card but the fold is the same.

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  1. Cut a 4-1/4" x 11" piece of card stock and score it at 5-1/2
  2. Cut a diagonal from one corner to the fold line.  See the photo below.

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3. Cut a 4-1/4" x 6" piece of card stock and with the 6" side at the top, score at 1/2".

4. Cut a diagonal starting at the 1/2" score line. (see photo below)

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5. Cut away part of the top of the 1/2"seam.  This will hide some of the seam when you join the two pieces together. (see photo below)

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6.  Apply Tear and Tape or Tombow Liquid Glue to the 1/2" seam and attach it to the other piece. 

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7. Cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of DSP(patterned paper).  Cut it on the diagonal.  Repeat with a coordinating pattern of DSP.  Attach it to the outside of the 2 flaps (triangle pieces).  You can use the 2 remaining pieces on another criss cross card.

8.  Use a thin line of glue along the edge of the flap and fold to adhere to the center piece.  Repeat on the other flap.

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Card Insert

Cut a piece of card stock 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" (base).  Cut a layer 4" x 5-1/4" and adhere to the base to create a card insert.  Y0u may need to fiddle a little with these measurements depending on how close to the edge you glued the flaps down.  Now you can decorate the front and insert!

Let me know if there is anything that is confusing and I will try and help.  Thank you for stopping by and if you need any supplies to make your own criss cross card please let me know or go to my online store.  Thank you!


Swirly Bird and the Pop of Pink DSP

I am patiently waiting for my first order from the new catalog to arrive.  Okay, maybe not so patiently.  In the meantime I am really enjoying the Swirly Bird stamp set,  Swirly Scribbles thinlits and the Pop of Pink Specialty DSP.

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The Pop of Pink DSP has 2 designs that feature gold foil.  This pack of patterned paper is a must.  The patterns are classics and the color combination of Black, White, and Melon Mambo is fun and striking.   

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I shared the tutorial on how to make this card style HERE.  If you need any supplies please shop at my online store.  Thank you and hope to stamp with you soon!