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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Sailing Home

Can you believe it is September already?  Where the heck did the time go?  Where did the summer go?  I guess the good thing is sometimes (not always) September can be beautiful in the North Country.  Let’s hope it is this year.

As most of you know by now, Stampin’ Up!® puts products together in Suites.  Then, if you like everything in a Suite they give you one time number so you can purchase it all without having to enter tons of numbers.  I love that!  This card was made using various products from the Come Sail Away Suite and yes, I did purchase everything in this Bundle so I could use one number (#15275) and get it all.  For $94.75 you get the Sailing Home stamp set, Smooth Sailing dies, High Seas Embossing Folder, Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper, Come Sail Away Memories & More card pack, Baker’s Twine and the Sail Away Trinkets.

To make this card I first stamped the lighthouse in Crumb Cake Ink and cut it out using the coordinating die.  Then I cut out the captain’s wheel in Crumb Cake cardstock.  If you look closely you can see that this die embosses as well as cuts.  I cut out a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Stitched Rectangle Dies, stamped the sea gulls in the corner and adhered that to a piece of the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper.  The sentiment and the two lines (they are not called ropes as my sailor husband tells me) are from the Memories & More card pack.  They have adhesive on the back so you just need to stick them down.

Wednesday is the day you can begin to order from the 2019 Holiday Catalog.  If you are local and would like one just let me know and I will put one out for you.  If you would like a copy mailed to you, you just need to pay for postage.  Those of you who ordered $50 or more in the past 12 months should get one free in the mail.  Actually, you should have already gotten it so if you haven’t let me know.


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Sailing Home

I totally forgot to show you the last card we made at our monthly class in June.  We used a lot of products from the Stampin’ Up!® Come Sail Away Suite.  This Suite includes the stamp set called Sailing Home, the matching dies called Smooth Sailing, and Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper.  There are also other products such as embellishments, ribbon and an embossing folder included.  If you love it all (like me!) you can buy the entire Suite just using one item # (152175).  Stampin’ Up!® has done this with all their Suites making it so easy to order.

This card was super easy to make.  The colors are Crumb Cake, Night of Navy and Whisper White.  I stamped the lighthouse in Night of Navy ink and cut it out using the coordinating die.   I also cut the wheel out of Night Of Navy cardstock using a die that embosses at the same time.  I know it is hard to see in this picture but the die embosses rings on the wheel.  I layered everything onto a card base of Crumb Cake and stamped the birds and sentiment in Night of Navy Ink.

Don’t forget it is Bonus Days.  For every $50 you spend during the month of July you earn a $5 coupon towards your August purchases.  There is no limit as to how many coupons you can earn!

Join my team during the month of July & August and get an extra $30 in products of your choice in your starter kit.  For $99 you get to pick $155 worth of products!  Then you will also receive a $10 coupon code you can spend during the month of August. Plus you will able to get at least 20% all future orders!

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Come Sail Away Memories & More

Have you ever seen any of the Stampin’ Up!® Memories & More Card Packs?  If not, you should.  They are great for card making or scrapbooking.  I love them because they are a quick and easy way to make a card for anyone.  They include two different sized cards that are printed with a different design on both sides.  These packs also come with stickers.  The best part is they coordinate with some suites that are in the catalog.

I made this card using the Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Packs.  This pack coordinates with the Sailing Home stamp set and matching dies.  To make this card I just stamped the anchor in Night of Navy ink onto one of the cards in this pack and put the “celebrate” sticker along the bottom.  I adhered that to a piece of Night Of Navy cardstock and a Soft Suede card base.  It was easy as pie!  As a side note, I don’t know where “easy as pie” comes from because it is certainly not easy to make!  Maybe the saying should say “easy as eating pie” because that is easy to do!

In other news, I am a grandmother for the fourth time.  Olivia Grace was born on June 2nd.  She was 6 lbs 15 oz, 19.5″ long and beautiful!


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