Accordion Fun Fold

Stampin Up Dainty Flowers

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:

Stampin Up Dainty Delight


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.

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Many Medallions

Stampin Up Many Medallions

I needed to make a wedding card for someone and I found out their colors were very similar to some Stampin’ Up! colors so I decided to use them for the card.  I wished I had saved the photo of their wedding but now I can’t find it but just know they were Calpyso Coral, Petal Pink with a touch of Coastal Cabana.

To make this card I first cut out two pieces using the Many Medallions die set.  The first one was in Petal Pink and the second one in Coastal Cabana.  I adhered the Petal Pink one to a Calypso Coral card base and then glued the tiny pieces of Coastal Cabana in the slots.  First a disclaimer.  Do not try this at home.  Although I love how it turned out, it took a very, very long time to glue all those tiny pieces inside the medallion.  They are all not the same size which made it a bit harder.  My suggestion is to cut a piece of cardstock (I used Coastal Cabana) and adhere the large Petal Pink die cut over the top.  Luckily it was done on a rainy day so I had lots of time.

I stamped the sentiment from Peaceful Moments using Coastal Cabana ink and cut it out using a Stitched Nested Labels Die.  Then I punched out a piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock using the Everyday Label Die and adhered them together.

I did get a lovely thank you card from the happy couple who said they loved the card so all that work was definitely worth it.

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Friend Like You

Friend Like You is a fun stamp set that is in the 2019 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog.  It has matching dies called Friendly Silhouettes and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  I think it is a fun bundle because it has palm trees, dragonflies and a great font with happy sentiments.  Some of the stamps are two step stamps.  This means it takes two or more stamps to make an image.

The colors I used on this card are Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody and Coastal Cabana.  I think these colors look great together because they are bright and cheery.  I first stamped the grass in Granny Apple Green and then the flowers in Mango Melody in the middle of a 3.75″ x 5″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Then I randomly stamped the dragonflies in Coastal Cabana ink.  I placed a piece of Mango Melody checked Designer Series Paper from the 6″ x 6″ Brights pack and then added the strip from the opposite side along the top.  I stamped the sentiment in Granny Apple Green and then cut out each side using the Everyday Label punch as below:

I haven’t posted pictures of my grandchildren lately so I thought it was about time.  I have been visiting them so you will see a bunch of them in the future.  Here is sweet Olivia.  I can’t believe how much she has changed in the last three months.  She smiles a lot now and squeals like a Pterodactyl (all my grands did.  We must have dinosaur in our blood).

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Happiness Blooms Memories & More

Although I am not a scrapbooker, I still use the Stampin’ Up!® Memories & More card packs to make cards.  I wanted to show my club members how quick and easy it is to use them and still make a cute card anyone would want to receive in the mail.  These are the two cards we made at our monthly club meeting.

Stampin’ Up!® has a set of these Memories & More card packs in the 2019 Occasions catalog called Happiness Blooms.  They coordinate with the stamp set called Bloom By Bloom, the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper. the Calypso Coral 3/7″ Satin Ribbon (which is gorgeous in person), the punches and the embellishments in this suite.  They also have a set of matching cards & envelopes you can purchase that are really nice.  They look like this:

The  cards & envelopes are White and Night Of Navy and come in two sizes.  The small note cards are 3″ x 4″ and the larger ones are 4″ x 6″.  There are ten of each size in the pack plus ten  envelopes to match.

The sentiments are from a Sale-a-bration stamp set called Part Of my Story.  You can get this stamp set for free with a qualifying order.  Other products we used to make this card are 1 1/2″ Circle Punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, Everyday Label Punch, Bitty Blooms Punch Pack, Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots and 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon in Grapefruit Grove.

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Only Two More Days For The DSP Special

There are only two more days to get this fantastic deal on Designer Series Paper.  If you buy three packages of select designs you can get one for free!  That is $11 off!

I love Designer Series Paper (for the rest of this post I will call it DSP because it is just too long to type out!).  It is the best way to make a quick and easy card that looks great too!  To make this card, I just cut two pieces of DSP from the Best Route pack, adhered it to a piece of Mango Melody cardstock and adhered that to a 8.5″ x 5.5″ piece of Pineapple Punch cardstock folded in half.  Then I just stamped the sentiment from Happy Birthday Gorgeous and cut it out using the Everyday Label Punch.  I think this would make a great masculine card the way it is or you can add a flowers or some sequins to make it more feminine.

These are the DSP paper packs that are eligible for this Buy 3 Get 1 Free promotion.

I was going to tell you which are my favorites, but honestly I love them all.  This sale ends tomorrow so don’t miss out!

Don’t forget to check out my Star Rewards Program!  If you purchase the 3 packs of DSP you are only $17 away from earning a star!

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New Stampin’ Up! Pizza Boxes

This is one of the projects we made at our monthly stamp club meeting.  It uses a bunch of new Stampin’ Up! products.  The first one is the new Mini Pizza Box.  These cute pizza boxes come in a package of eight and are pre-cut and pre-scored which makes them super easy to put together.  They hold 3″ x 3″ cards and envelopes or small gifts and cookies!

The Designer Series Paper we used is called Quilted Christmas and is a 6″ x 6″ stack of 48 sheets (12 double sided designs).  The sentiment is from Snowflake Sentiments.  The punch is also new and is called Everyday Label Punch.  Even the ribbon is new

Don’r forget tomorrow is the last day to sign up for A Season Of Style Paper Pumpkin Kits as well as the last day for the The World Card Making Day Sale!

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Painted Harvest

This is the second card we made at our monthly stamp club meeting.  This card uses a few new products that are in the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.  Do you have a copy of this catalog yet?  If not you can pick one up for free from me!

The first set we used is called Painted Harvest.  This set has a matching punch called Leaf Punch and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  I didn’t use the leaf punch for this card but you definitely should get it.  There have been so many times I wish we had a leaf punch and now we do!

The second new stamp set we used is called Labels to Love.  This set also matches a brand new punch called Everyday Label Punch.  Although this punch matches the stamp set there is no Bundle for it BUT the Everyday Label Punch matches a different stamp set in the catalog called Merry Little Labels.  If you buy those in a Bundle you can save 10%. I think it is great that there are two stamp sets to match one punch.  It makes the punch that much more versatile!

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