Today's fun fold card is really easy to make as it is basically just a mini card adhered to a flat card back. We had a blast making this card during Mystery Stamping last night. Be sure to join us next Tuesday on my Facebook group to play along!
On y go! Let's get stamping.
Adhere your larger piece of patterned paper to the piece of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" cardstock. Then, adhere your mini card on top of that. Add the smaller piece of DSP over the front of this and then add images and embellishments as desired.
I absolutely love the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and am so sad to see it leaving. The saddest part? I never even bought it. It was one of those sets that was always on the top of my wish list, but somehow kept getting bumped off. Luckily, I stamped a bunch of pieces with the set when I visited my sister last fall, and I finally got around to turning them into cards. One of the best thing about this set, is the variety of sentiment stamps it has. Sadly, I didn't stamp any of the sentiments while I was visiting, so I had to use other sets instead.
If this stamp set is on your wish list, be sure to get it before it's gone. All of the stamps and accessories on the Stampin' Up! Retirement List will no longer be available after June 2, and they are currently only available while supplies last. Many things have already sold out!
Speaking of retirement, old stamps leaving means lots of new stuff is coming. If you haven't already, be sure to register for my New Catalog Virtual Launch Party by clicking the link to the right and down a bit. It happens live on Facebook June 6, but if you're registered, you can go back and catch up any time. I have lots of great stuff planned and I am soooo excited to share it all with you!
Ok, enough chit chat. On y go! Let's get stamping.
The sentiment for this card comes from the Timeless Tulips stamp set. I added some Daffodil Delight Metallic Bakers Twine that was available during Sale-A-Bration. I absolutely love this twine and I've nearly used up my package of it! Along with that I added some gold metallic pearls and some yellow pearls from the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls.
Even though everything looks a little different this year, it's still the time to celebrate graduations! I love the use of rainbows lately to show love and support to people while we're social distancing, so I thought some rainbow graduation cards would be really fun. I made three different cards using the same basic layout, stamps, and colors, but each card uses a different technique. For these cards I used the retiring Check You Out stamp set. This stamp set has only been around for a year and it was one of my absolute favorites from this catalog. I'm so sad to see it go! Because I just couldn't put the set down, check out a 4th, very different graduation card using the same set at the bottom of this post.
While I chose a rainbow for my cards, they could be done in any color combination you like or even in just one color.
On scraps of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the owl with Crumb Cake ink and added a graduation hat and glasses. I also stamped the books. I fussy cut all of these images. For the greeting, I heat embossed it with white embossing powder on Basic Black cardstock. Before I attached all of these pieces with Stampin' Dimensionals, I laid down a little nest of Silver Metallic Thread over the Daffodil Delight circle. Then, I added the stamped images and a few basic rhinestones.
This pop up card was so much fun to make! Once again, it looks a little complicated, but the basic concept is quite easy. I used the Broadway Birthday stamp set and dies with the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper. All of these items are being discontinued in May and are available only while supplies last. So, if they are on your wish list, make sure to order them today!
This card uses the colors from the DSP: Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Mango Melody, Terracotta Tile, Grapefruit Grove, and Daffodil Delight. The cardstock base is Coastal Cabana.
I started decorating by adding a few balloons to the background. I stamped these on Whisper White cardstock and cut them with the Broadway Lights dies.
At this point, you will have one box. Adhere your gift card holder to the front of this box. Add a couple more balloons to the front of the box as well. Be careful with your placement of the balloons. Make sure that you set them in place and then try closing the card. You can't put them very high up because if you do, they will poke out the front of the card when it is closed. When you are sure you have good placement, glue them down. I overlapped balloons and strings to have more areas where they were attached to give them greater stability.
To finish, add the second box in front of the first box. Like the first time, do this in a way so that the open edges are in the back and on the bottom so that they don't show. If you want to, you could add additional images to the front of this box as well.
This was such a fun card to make! I can't wait to give it to someone for a birthday, graduation, or other celebration! If you'd like to order any of the supplies I used for this card, please click the button below or the shop tab at the top and consider using the current Host Code for a special gift from me.
More Tuesday night Mystery Stamping means another Wednesday card sketch! This time it includes another fun fold for you to flip out over. For these cards, the front greeting area folds out to allow the card to open and reveal a second greeting are on the interior.
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You're going to flip out for this fun-fold card! Well, after you flip up, you'll flip out, because the card front flips up to reveal to panels that flip out. You could decorate each panel with images and greetings or just use some pretty patterned paper like I did.
I used the retiring Varied Vases stamp set and the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper for this card. I'm so sad to see both of these go! I love the two-step flowers and vases of the stamp set and spring colors of the DSP are just gorgeous!
Now, decorate your card as you wish. For mine, I added a piece of Petal Pink cardstock cut to 5 1/4" x 4" and embossed with the retiring Country Floral 3D embossing folder. On top of this I added a piece of Petal Pink (3" x 4") mounted on Calypso Coral. The circles are cut with the Stitched Shape dies and the Layering Circle dies.
The pieces for the interior flaps measure 2" x 5 1/4". I used DSP mounted on Petal Pink cardstock, but you could just use DSP directly on the card flaps. The interior of the card measures 5 1/4" x 4". I stamped this with a greeting and more flowers from the stamp set. For the flowers along the bottom of the interior, I used the two-step stamps from the stamp set. The tulips are Petal Pink and Calypso Coral with Old Olive leaves.
Have you heard of CASE-ing? There are different opinions as to what the acronym stands for - Copy And Steal Everything, Copy And Share Everything, Copy And Selectively Edit, and more - but it all means basically the same thing. CASE-ing is when you see a card that someone else has made and you re-make it. You can either make it exactly as it was or you can change it up a bit, which is more often the case. Many stampers use the original card as an inspiration to make their own creation. Sometimes, it may be the layout that speaks to you. Other times, it might be the colors. Or maybe it's the way the embellishments are placed. There are so many different ideas that can inspire you!
Stampin' Up! puts out 3 different catalogs per year. Each of these is filled with amazing examples that you can CASE. For my card today, I CASE'd the card on p. 117 of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. I kept the layout and the same stamps, but I changed the colors. Also, because I didn't have a piece of Granny Apple Green ribbon, I replaced the ribbon with some strips of cardstock. My card looks the same, but different. I've made it my own!
What have you CASE'd lately?
Stamps: Swirly Frames, Country Home
Since Bruno Bertucci introduced his scrappy strip technique a couple of weeks ago, the Stampin' Up! world has been crazy about scrappy strips, even Sara's (Stampin' Up!'s CEO) husband got in on the trend last week. So, I decided I'd better try it too. I combined the Country Club DSP with the Well Dressed stamp set (Sale-A-Bration Freebie!) and the Dinoroar DSP (currently FREE with a $50 order!) with the Dino Days stamp set.
This technique is quick and easy! Start by cutting strips of DSP that are at least 4 1/2" long. You could cut them straight, but it's fun to cut the strips at an angle. Then, cut a piece of coordinating cardstock to be 3 3/4" x 5". Glue the strips to the cardstock leaving a thin gap between each strip. Go ahead and let the ends hang off your cardstock. After all of the strips have been attached and your glue has dried if you're using liquid adhesive, turn the cardstock over and trim the edges of the DSP strips to match the edges of the cardstock. Finally, adhered DSP covered cardstock to a 3 15/16" x 5 3/16" piece of cardstock in the same color and adhere it to your card front.
Once your background is finished, you can finish the card however you want. It can be as simple as adding a sentiment or you can add an image. I didn't have any large sentiments, so I chose to use an image as well. It's a quick and easy way to make multiple cards!
Tips: I stamped the tie with Poppy Parade ink on the piece of Whisper White cardstock that I had cut with the Stitched Rectangle die. Then, I stamped it again with Night of Navy ink on a scrap of Whisper White. I cut out the shirt color and adhered it over the Poppy Parade tie using mini dimensionals. The sentiment is also attached with Stampin' Dimensionals. Finally, I added a small blue rhinestone to mimic a tie clip.
Stamps: Well Worn (Sale-A-Bration), Check You Out (for the sentiment)
Inks: Lovely Lipstick
Stamps: Dino Days
Tips: To attach the Silver Metallic Thread, I put Stampin' Dimensionals on the back of the sentiment and peal the backs off. Then, I wrap the thread around 3 of my fingers 3 times. I slide it off, twist it and attach the twisted center area to one of the Stampin' Dimensionals. Then I attach the sentiment to the card front.
Last week, I talked about making cards from my scrap bin. These card fronts were languishing in my bin waiting to be turned into cards. I had tried this technique a while back and for some reason I never finished off the cards.
I'm in love with these dinosaurs! They are so much fun and the sentiments that go with them really take the cake. While these stamps are great for little kids, big kids will love them too! I think this is my go-to stamp set for sending cards to college kids.
The Dino Days stamp set is Roarsome!
Heidi Collins, Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator
I have been stamping, scrapbooking, and paper crafting for over 20 years, and I love helping others explore the joy of making beautiful projects for yourself and others.
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