This is another fun fold card I learned how to make in the class I took last month. It is called a Fun Fold Accoridan card designed by another Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, Sharon Armstrong. This is what the card looks like opened up:
Isn’t that fun?!
Below is a list of card stock and Designer Series Paper with the measurements you will need to make this card:
An A2 card base folded in portrait 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ ( I used Blushing Bride)
Same Colored Cardstock as your base (I used Blushing Bride):
a. 1″ x 11″
b. 1 ½” x 3”
c. 4 1/4″ x 11”
Designer Series Paper (DSP) (I used Dainty Flowers):
a. 4″ x 5 1/4″
b. 2 1/4″ X 4″
c. 2 1/4″ X 4″
d. 1 1/4″ X 4″
e. 1 1/4″ X 4″
f. 3″ x 4″
g. an extra piece of DSP to use for the sentiment on the belly bandFirst, adhere the piece 4” x 5 ¼” DSP to the front of your card base.Then take the colored cardstock that measures 4 1/4″ x 11″ and score at 3″, 5 1/2″, 8″, and 9 1/2″.Fold back and forth to create an accordion fold.Use a Bone Folder to give good creases. Adhere the 3″ x 4″ piece of DSP to the last panel.Then, adhere all other DSP pieces to the 4 ¼” x 11” accordion card with adhesive.
Adhere your accordion piece to the center of the front of the card. I used Tear & Tape for this because it holds well. You can also use Multipurpose glue.
Take the 1” x 11” cardstock and wrap it around the entire card creating a belly band with the seam in the front and tape it together.I used Tear & Tape for this too.
Punch out a section of your DSP for the sentiment. I used the Everyday Label Punch. Stamp sentiment on it from the Dainty Delight stamp set and adhere it to the belly band.
That is it. It looks a lot more complicated than it really is. If you have any questions feel free to contact me.
Happy February! Just think. Winter is almost over and spring will be here soon! There is nothing better than sunshine and warmth after a cold winter. When we lived in Northern New York there were only two seasons: Winter and July. Nashville actually has four seasons which is wonderful.
I made this card using the Hello Ladybug stamp set and the Ladybug Builder Punch. This is such a sweet set. It has two different ladybugs, some flowers, a big leaf and some cute sentiments. The punch cuts out one of the ladybugs and the wings separately.
To make this card I first layered a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Tea Boutique Designer Series Paper on a Basic White card base. This DSP is 6″ x 6″ and is in the Annual Catalog. Next, I punched out the body of the Ladybug in Basic Black card stock. I stamped the dots on a piece of Real Red card stock and punched them out using the punch. I adhered the wings to the body using Dimensioanls.
Next, I stamped the leaves using Parakeet Party ink on a 2.75″ x 4″ piece of Basic White card stock. The leaves overlap onto each other but the ladybugs hide it. I stamped the flowers on Basic White card stock in Daffodil Delight ink first and then colored the edges of the stamp using a Sweet Sorbet Marker. Then I cut them out by hand (don’t look too closely!). I layered that on a 3″ x 4.25″ piece of Parakeet Party card stock and onto the card base. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment in Basic Black ink and cut it out using the Layering Circle Dies and adhered it using a Dimensional.
This is another card I made during that sunny 70 degree say we had a couple of weeks ago. It motivated me to make some summery cards. Of course, it has gotten cold again and they are even talking possible snow but at least the snow does not last very long in Nashville.
I am, once again, using that gorgeous paper in the Sale-a-bration Catalog called Dandy Designs. This pack of Designer Series Paper has 48 sheets for gorgeous double-sided paper. You can get it free with a $100 order. It is so worth it! I cut a 4″ x 5.25″ piece and adhered it to a Basic White card base.
Next, I cut out the frame using two of the Stitched Rectangle dies. To make it easier, I cut out the larger one first. Then, I taped a smaller die to the larger die cut to keep it in place and cut out the center. You can use Washi Tape or medical tape for this. Sometimes Washi Tape can be a little to strong but you can stick it on your pants or sleeves a couple of times to redue the tackiness.
I took a 3″ x 4.25″ piece of Basic White card stock and added color to it using Blending Brushes and Balmy Blue, Tahitian Tide and Pacific Point ink for the background. I first stamped the birds from the stamp set called Let’s Set Sail in Whisper White ink but they did not show up very well so I added some more using Starry Sky ink. I am just saying the white birds are in the distance behind some clouds. I adhered this piece to the back of the frame I made earlier.
After this, I stamped the sails in Starry Sky ink and the sailboat in Crumb Cake and punched them using using the coordinating Sailboat Builder Punch. If you purchase the stamp set and the punch in a bundle you can save 10%. I stamped the shadow of the sailboat using Whisper White ink and the sentiment from Heron Habitat in Starry Sky ink.
This was an exciting week for some of my grandchildren. Emory started kindergarten, Madelyn started second grade and Nolan is going to pre-kindergarten! I just can not believe how much they have grown up in so short a time. As they say “Days go slow but years go fast!”. I will show photos at the end of this post.
Rays Of Lights is a new background stamp in the 2022/2023 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog. I really like how it can highlight an image and I love the texture it has with the lines instead of having totally solid lines. I decided to pair this background stamp with the bundle called Let’s Set Sail. This bundle includes the stamp set called Let’s Set Sail and the Sailboat Builder Punch. You can save 10% by ordering it using the bundle item number.
To make this card, I first stamped the Rays Of Light in Daffodil Delight ink. I stamped the sails in Tahitian Tide and the sailboat in Parakeet Party ink. Then I punched them out using the Sailboat Builder Punch. I stamped the “water” in Starry Sky ink on a piece of Basic White card stock and then cut it out using the Layering Circles Dies. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment and the birds. The sentiment is from the stamp set called Cottage Wreaths. This set is in the 2022 July – December Catalog. It has coordinating dies called Country Wreaths.
Here are some of the first day of school photos of Emy, Maddie and Nolan that I promised to post:
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As most of you know we have a lake cottage that we spend the summers at. It is definitely our happy place. Not only do we have a beautiful view with gorgeous sunsets, but we also have the best neighbors ever! We have our own Facebook page and last year we formed our own yacht club called the Three Mile Bay Yacht Club. Well, the Commodore of the Yacht Club has a birthday today so I wanted to wish Peter a very happy birthday. I know he is going to have a terrific day because he must have 30 family members all visiting. The shore is a busy place (and we love every minute of it!)! I am sure there will be a lot of “getting into the spirit” this weekend!
To make this card I first stamped all the bottles from the stamp set called Bottled Happiness. Then I cut them all out using the Vintage Bottle Punch. You can get the punch and the stamp set together in a bundle to can save 10%. The colors I used for this card are Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Highland Heather, Tahitian Tide, Orchid Oasis. Starry Sky, Mint Macaron and Fresh Freesia. I know that is a lot of colors but I think they all look so pretty together. Next, I tied a piece of white Baker’s Twine from the Baker’s Twine Essential Pack around three of the bottle necks. I layered them on top of a piece of Basic White card stock that I had run through my Cut & Emboss Machine using the Dots & Spots Die and on top of a piece of Orchid Oasis card stock. The card base is Pool Party. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment in Orchid Oasis ink onto a strip of Basic White card stock.
Happy birthday, Peter! I hope you have a terrific day!
After having a fabulous week with kids and grandkids, it is time for me to get back to my stamp room. I feel like I haven’t seen it in months but it has only been about ten days. I haven’t even had much of a chance to play with some new products from the new July – December Mini Catalog and the Sale-a-bration Catalog!
I made this card a few weeks ago using the Hello Ladybug stamp set and the coordinating Ladybug Builder Punch. These products were in a previous catalog so you can no longer order them in a bundle but you can get them using separate item numbers. I decided I wanted to make a card using them with non-traditional colors.
I first stamped the background leaves in a random pattern using Soft Sea Foam ink. I layered that piece onto a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Fresh Freesia card stock and a Pool Party card base. Next, I stamped the parts of the ladybugs in Pale Papaya, Fresh Freesia and Pool Party ink and punched them out using the Ladybug Builder Punch. I adhered them together using Multipurpose Glue and then adhered them to the card using Dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment in Fresh Freesia, cut it out using the Layering Circles Dies and added it to the card using a Dimensional. Lastly, I added a few Glossy Dots.
This is the second card we made when my stamping friends came over to the cottage last week. We used the bundle called Let’s Set Sail. This bundle includes the stamp set of the same name and the Sailboat Builder Punch. The punch cuts out the boat with the mast and both sails. You can either stamp the boat and sails and then punch them out or you can just punch them from card stock (as we did in this case). If you use the bundle item number, you can save 10%.
First I ran a Merry Merlot card base through my Cut & Emboss machine using the Gingham Embossing Folder. It is not hard to do at all but you have to line up the folder carefully by placing it just a little bit over the center crease of the card base so that you don’t get a line on the front of your card.
Next, I took a 2.75″ x 4″ piece of Crumb Cake card stock and stamped the “water” stamp twice using Crumb Cake ink. I stamped it off first so it would be a little lighter on the card stock. Then, I stamped the boat shadow in Night Of Navy ink. I punched out the boat in Night Of Navy card stock and the sails in Basic White. I adhered the boat and the back sail using Multipurpose Glue and the front sail using Dimensionals. Next, I stamped the birds and the sentiment in Night Of Navy ink. Here is a little hint: it is hard to see if the birds are right side up just looking at the stamp so I suggest stamping it on scrap paper first. That way you won’t have crazy, drunk birds on your card. I layered this on a 3″ x 4.25″ piece of Basic White card stock and then onto the embossed card base.
Although Stampin’ Up!® offers a variety of Designer Series Paper packs, there are just times when you can’t find the right design or you want to use different colors. To solve this you can make your own designs using stamp sets. This is exactly what I decided to do using the Lovely You stamp set. Lovely You has a lot of smaller leaf and flower images that are perfect to make your own DSP. Plus it has eleven different sentiments which can cover any occasion or sentiment you want.
The background on this card was quick and easy to make. I first randomly stamped one of the flower images in Mango Melody ink on a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of Basic White card stock. Then I stamped another one using Coastal Cabana followed by Granny Apple Green and the smallest stamp using Highland Heather ink until I felt that the background was done. I cut the piece down to 3.75″ x 5″. Next I stamped the sentiment in Memento Black ink on a 3/4″ wide piece of Mango Melody card stock. Then I cut out one end using the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch. I then punch out a 1″ piece of Granny Apple Green card stock and layered them together. I layered the background piece onto a 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ of Mango Melody card stock and a Granny Apple Green card base.
Rob and I have arrived at the cottage and I can not wait start seeing all the motor boats and sailboats go by. It is such a beautiful sight and I never get tired of it.
Let’s Set Sail is a stamp set that was originally in the January – June Mini Catalog but has carried over to the new Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog. I am so happy that it did. It has been on my list since I first saw it but there were so many other things on my list that it kept getting pushed back. I finally just had to get it once I got to the cottage because boats and cottages go so well together. It comes in a bundle with a coordinating punch called Sailboat Builder Punch and you can save 10% by purchasing it in a bundle.
To make this card I first stamped the boat in Crumb Cake ink and the sails in Tahitian Tide and Daffodil Delight. Then I punched them all out using the Sailboat Builder Punch. Next I used the background stamp called Gentle Waves. I inked it with Tahitian Tide ink, stamped it off once on a scrap piece of paper and then stamped it again on a piece of Basic White card stock. Unfortunately, the Gentle Waves background stamp is retiring at the end of this month.
Next I cut out a circle using the Layering Circle dies and kept the negative as a mask. I used a Blending Brush with Daffodil Delight ink to make the sun. Then I stamped the seagulls and the sentiment in Memento Black ink. Lastly I adhered the boat section using Multipurpose Glue and the sails using Dimensionals. I layered everything onto a piece of Tahitian Tide card stock and a Daffodil Delight card base.
I know you are all wondering where my sunset photos are because I know you love them as much as I do so I decided to make you all happy and post my first one of the season. 😊
Things are going well as far as my torn Achilles tendon goes. I went from a soft cast to a hard boot. I did not like the soft cast at all because it was so hot and itchy, but the hard boot isn’t much better. Luckily I went to the Orthopedic Surgeon today and he told me I only had to stick with the boot for a couple more weeks. Sigh. He did tell me that when I stop wearing the boot I have to be very careful not to tear it again. It takes six months to completely heal. It is going to be a long summer!
Bottled Happiness is a stamp set I earned for free when I signed up for the Virtual OnTour mini convention. There were four stamps set the were sent to all the participants and I was happy to receive this one. This stamp set has a coordinating punch called Vintage Bottle Punch and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a bundle. You can also purchase Vintage Bottle Shaker Domes where you can put some fun Effervescent Elements (which I think are tiny little beads) inside the Shaker Domes to make a fun card.
Bottled Happiness is a two step stamp set which means it takes two or more stamps to make one image. The leaves and flowers are made using two different stamps. I first stamped the flowers in Starry Sky ink and the leaves in Parakeet Party. Then I stamped the outline of the bottle in Highland Heather ink on Highland Heather card stock and punched it out using the Vintage Bottle Punch. I layered the bottle using Dimensionals. Then I cut it out using the Scalloped Contours Dies. I love how these dies cut out the scallops and the stitching.
Next I cut a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of the 2022/2024 InColor Designer Series Paper in Starry Sky and layered it on a Starry Sky card base. Then I adhered the Scalloped Contours piece. I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set called Art Gallery onto a scrap piece of Basic White card stock and layered that on top of the bottle using a Mini Dimensionals on each side.