A Quick & Easy Fun Fold Card

This is another card we made at our monthly stampin class.  It is a fun fold card (one of my favorite things to do) and is very quick and easy to make.  My poor class attendees are probably tired of fun fold cards but I love them so they have to put up with me.  Here is what it looks like when you open it up.

To make this card I cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock the long way.  This means you cut it in half on the 8.5″ side.  Then I scored it at 2.75″, flipped it over and scored it at 2.75″ on the other side.  I cut two piece of Balmy Blue cardstock 1 7/8″ x 5.25″.  Then I cut two pieces of  Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper  at 1 5/8″ x 5″ and layered them on top of the Balmy Blue pieces.  Then you adhere each of them to the front of the card making sure you only put adhesive on half of the piece of Balmy Blue cardstock (or you won’t be able to open the card).  I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock (4″ x 5.25″) and adhered that to the inside of the card.  Then I stamped the lighthouse and seagulls using Night of Navy Ink.

The sentiment on the front is from the stamp set called Here’s A Card.  I stamped it in Night of Navy Ink and cut it out using the Tailored Tag Punch.  I thought it needed a little bit more so I cut out a piece of Night Of Navy cardstock 1.25″ x 1.5″ to put behind it.

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A Fun Fold Challenge

Hello everyone!  Today we have a new challenge from BS & J Productions.  It is a Fun Fold Challenge.  I love Fun Folds!  When you open the envelope you expect it to be a regular card but then it becomes more of a surprise.

I decided to make a Dutch Door Fun Fold card.  It was super easy to make and did not take a long time.  The hardest part is deciding what stamps, colors and Designer Series Paper to use.  I chose the stamp set called Sailing Home.  This stamp set has matching dies called Smooth Sailing and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  The Designer Series Paper is part of the same Suite and is called Come Sail Away.  The colors I used for this card are Night Of Navy, Seaside Spray and Whisper White.

Here is what the card looks like when it is opened.  I decided not to put a sentiment on it so I can decide later who and why I want to send it to.

Here are the cardstock pieces you will need to make this card:

To make this fun fold card, adhere the piece of Seaside Spray cardstock to the piece Night of Navy card base like this:

Then layer the piece of Designer Series Paper on top like this:

Then decorate however you wish.  For a full list of products I used, see below.

Now let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made.  I know I will want to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) both of their fun folds!

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A Christmas Card Challenge

Good morning everyone.  Today is another day for a new Stamp Off Challenge.  This time our challenge is to make a Christmas Card (or project).

Here is the front of my card.

I decided to make a Fun Fold Card so here is what happens when you open the next part of the card.

This is what it looks like when you open the last part of the card.

I used the stamp set called Timeless Tidings.  This is a great holiday sentiment set that is in the 2018 Holiday Catalog.  I really like the font and there are also three little images (the other two are a poinsettia and holly).  The Designer Series Paper  is called Festive Farmhouse.  I love this paper so much I actually used it on my personal Christmas cards I sent out.  I will show you that card in the next couple of weeks.  The colors I used are Gray Granite (one of my new favorite colors) and Cherry Cobbler (an old favorite).

Here are some of the dimensions of the cardstock I used.

4.25″ x 5.5″ Gray Granite cardstock (for the card base)

3″ x 11″ Whisper White cardstock scored at 5.5″

3″ x 5.5″ piece of Designer Series Paper

3.25″ x 5.5″ Cherry Cobbler cardstock

1″ x 5.5″ Cherry Cobbler cardstock (for the banner) scored at 4 1/8″.  I hand cut the points on the end.

Now let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie made.  It is alway such a pleasant surprise!

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Broadway Birthday Fun Fold Card

At first glance this card looks pretty boring.  The fun part happens when you pull the sides of it.

There is a nice surprise inside!  This is called a Double Slider Card.  You can find the directions on how to make it on YouTube.  It is not very hard to make.  You can make it totally by hand or use a set of dies.  The part that takes the longest is decorating all the panels.  I will tell you it involves a plastic bag on the inside and I actually used a dog’s poop bag.  Don’t tell but it worked perfectly!

I used the stamp set called Broadway Birthday and the matching Framelits called Broadway Lights.  They are part of a Suite called Broadway Bound.  It is my favorite Suite to use when making a birthday card.  The Suite includes the stamp set, the dies, Broadway Bound Designer Series Paper  and some embellishments.

The colors I used for this card are Lovely Lipstick, Lemon Lime Twist, and Basic Black.  I also used the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies.

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An Impossible Card With Varied Vases

A while ago my friend, Buffy, posted a card that she called an Impossible Card.  Apparently it is based on a very cool card trick called Hypercard.  Another Demonstrator, Dawn Griffith did a video on how to make this card.  Buffy’s was the first I ever saw and I loved it.  Now I see them all over so I had to try my hand at making one.  If you look at Dawn’s web site she made an awesome video with instructions.  Anyway the card is like an optical illusion.   Here is what it looks like looking down at it.

Believe it or not, the card base is one piece that is cut in a few places and then twisted around.

To make this card I started with a base of Grapefruit Grove (4.25 x 5.5) and then scored it in half at 2 1/8″ with my Stampin’ Trimmer.  Then I cut a line at the 2.75″ mark to the score line on one side.  Flipped it around and cut two lines at 1″ to the score lines on each side so it looked like this (this example is in Whisper White):

Then you take the right side and just flip it around so the base looks like this:

Then all you do is decorate it.

I used the stamp set called Varied Vases.  This set will be in the new Annual Catalog that comes out on June 1st.  It as a matching punch!  I used Grapefruit Grove and Highland Heather which are brand new ink colors coming out too!  Grapefruit Grove is a new InColor and Highland Heather is a new color in the Subtle Collection.  The Design Series Paper is called InColor 6″ X 6″.  It comes in all the color families.  I love that it is 6″ x 6″ paper.

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Bird Banter Waterfall Card

This is another card we made at our monthly stamp club meeting.  It is a fun fold called Waterfall Card.  Honestly between you and me, I am not sure why it is called a Waterfall Card but it is certainly fun!  You pull the piece of Daffodil cardstock down and the layers start to flip up so you can see the layer below.

We used the stamp set called Bird Banter to make the Waterfall part.  It is an adorable set that is in the 2018 Occasions Catalog.  I know every is talking about the retirement list but the Occassion Catalog is still available until May 31st.  Bird Banter will not be in the 2018/2019 Annual Catalog so I guess you could say it is retiring when the catalog ends.

The background for this card was made using the stamp set Sunshine Sayings.  Sunshine Sayings is being carried over into the next Annual Catalog.  We stamped the flowers in Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight.  The leaves were stamped in Emerald Envy which is an InColor that will also be retiring on May 31st.  We stamped the birds in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colors them with Stampin’ Blends (Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie).

If you would like instructions on how to make this card you can go to Splitcoast Stampers and look under the Tutorial Tab.  They have directions on just about any card style you can think of and is a great resource for all things stampin’!

Here are some more cards I made in the past using Bird Banter (just in case you needed more reasons to buy this set before it is going forever.!

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A Mini Pyramid Fun Fold Card

This is one of the cards we made at our monthly stamp club meeting last night.  It is a take on the very popular pyramid card that is all over the internet right now.  I am not sure who came up with this idea so I can’t give credit to that person.  This is a simplified version because the real pyramid card has a ton of layers that open up all sorts of ways with photos, etc., and stands at least one or two inches high.  Our card only has three simple layers.

The first layer opens like this:

Then the second layer opens like this:

Finally, the last layer opens to a gift card holder.

The supplies we used are the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set from 2018 Occasions Catalog. The Designer Series Paper is from the same suite and is called Picture Perfect Party.  We used the Tailored Tag Punch and the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder.

To make this card you need to cut the first layer of cardstock 5.5″ x 1.75″ (we used Peekaboo Peach) and then fold it in half.  The Designer Series Paper is 2.5″ x 1.5″.

The second layer (we used Berry Burst) is 8″ x 3″ folded in half.  The piece of Whisper White cardstock inside the second layer is 3.75″ x 2.75″.

The third layer (Pool Party) is 11″ x 4.25″ scored at 2.75″ and 8.25″.  The Designer Series Paper on the outside of the third layer are two pieces 2.5″ x 4″.  The Whisper White cardstock inside is 5.25″ x 4″ and embossed with the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder.  The piece of Peekaboo Peach cardstock that holds in the gift card is 5.25″ x 2″.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

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