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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Dainty Flowers DSP

Stampin Up Dainty Flowers

This has to be one of the easiest cards I have ever made but I think it is just gorgeous!  Believe me, it is not because of anything I created.  This beautiful card is made using the Sale-a-bration Designer Series Paper called Dainty Flowers.  All I did was adhere a piece of the Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper to some card stock, stamp the sentiment from the Dainty Delight stamp set and a few Brushed Brass Butterflies.  That is it!  The best part this paper is free with a $50 order.

Stampin’ Up! sale-a-brates once a year.  They used to have it a couple of times a year but we were recently told that they are only going to do it once from now on.  So, that means January and February are the only times you can get free Stampin’ Up! products. This particular DSP coordinates with the Dainty Delight bundle.  If you order this bundle you can get the paper for FREE.  What could be better than that!

If you would like to see what else you can get for Free, click on the cover of the Sale-a-bration catalog on the right side of this blog.  There are stamp sets and other Designer Series Papers to choose from.  Some are free with a $50 order and others are free with a $100 order.  There is no limit to the amount o free things you can get.  Just remember that once a product in the Sale-a-bration catalog sells out, it will be gone for good.

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Dainty Delight

Stampin Up Dainty Delight

This has to be the craziest winter weather-wise I have ever seen.  One day it is sunny and in the mid 50’s.  The next day it is 5 BELOW ZERO!  Then it is 65 degrees and the next day it is snowing!  What on earth is going on!  I shouldn’t complain.  There is a lot worse weather out west and up north.  When I lived in NY you knew it would be winter from November – April.  You knew it would be warm in the summer and cool in the Spring and Autumn.  Here it is just willy nilly.  I still haven’t put away my summer clothes.

Sometimes I look at the stamp sets in a new catalog and I know I want them right away.  Then there are stamp sets that are very pretty but I might have something similar or I am not sure how much I would use them but then I look at the dies that coordinate with the stamps and I know they will be on my first order.  There are a few bundles like that in the new 2023 January – April Mini Catalog.  One of them is the Dainty Delight bundle.  The stamps remind me of wild flowers in Vermont.  The sentiments are great for many occasions.  But the dies…..The dies are what makes the bundle.  Yes, they cut out the stamp images but there are also a lot extra ones.  There are vines with leaves and a bunch of different flowers that have embossing on them.  They are just beautiful.

To make this card I first layered a 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ piece of the Dainty Flowers Designer Series paper onto a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Rich Razzleberry card stock and a Blushing Bride card base.  You can get this DSP for free with a $50 order during Sale-a-bration.  It is beautiful paper with gorgeous colors and designs.  You are going to see a lot of cards made with it here.

Next, I cut out the vines using Pear Pizzazz card stock and the flowers using Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight and Blushing Bride card stock.  I adhered the vines to the card first and then the flowers on top using Multipurpose Glue.  Lastly, I stamped the sentiment in Versamark Ink on Rich Razzleberry card stock, sprinkled White Embossing Powder on it and heat set it with my Heat Tool.  I cut off the end at an angle using my paper trimmer.

By the way, if you purchase the Dainty Delight Bundle you would earn the Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper for free.  Remember, Sale-a-bration products are only while supplies last.  Once they run out, they are gone for good.

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