Fun Fold Club Cards

Beautiful Bunch, Fun Fold

Here is the third card we made at our monthly club meeting.  It is a fun fold card using Designer Series Paper (for those that hoard!).  Here is the inside of the card:

Beautiful Bunch, Fun Fold

It is quite easy to make and a nice surprise for the recipient.  You use a 5.5″ x 12″ piece of Designer Series Paper and score it at 2″, 4″, 8″ and 10″.  Then you measure down 1 3/4″ on each side and mark it with a pencil.  Then cut from the 4″ score mark to the pencil mark on one side and from the 8″ score mark to the other pencil mark on the other side and fold at the score lines as shown in the photo above.

We decorated the card using the Beautiful Bunch stamp set with the matching punch called Fun Flower.  You can buy the stamps and punch in a bundle and save 15%.  I added a little Clear Wink of Stella to the outside edges of the flowers (even though you can’t really see it in the picture).  The hardest part was remembering to only put the adhesive  on one side of the flower so the card will open correctly.

If any of my readers are local and are interested in joining our Monthly Club meeting, just send me an email and I will tell you all about it.  It is a great group and we have lots of fun!

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A Beautiful Fall Day

Happy Scenes, Hearth & Home

This is the second card we made at our monthly stamp club meeting.  I reminds me of looking out my windows on a crisp Fall day.  Unfortunately those Fall days are going to be upon us quicker than we thought.  Although it is only mid-September you can already tell the cooler days will arrive soon.

This card uses an awesome bundle from the 2015 Holiday Catalog. The stamp set is called Happy Scenes.  It has a Fall scene (the one we used) a snowy winter scene and a cold winter day scene.  It also has cute little corner dies (such as the spider one above).  The window is a die from the set call Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies.  I love these dies!  The little leaves is a die from the Square Pillow Box Thinlits Die set.

Here is another photo of Madelyn’s four month birthday.  She looks a little unsure about this miniature Waffles stuffed animal.  Maybe she is thinking “now this is more my size!”.


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Fun Fold Wild About Flowers

Wild About Flowers

Wild About Flowers

This is one of the cards we made at our monthly Club meeting. It is s fun fold card that uses the Envelope Punch Board for the outside. I love fun fold cards because they are always a surprise to the receiver.  It uses a 6 3/4′ x 6 3/4″ piece of cardstock for the outside.  Then you follow the directions on the Punch Board to make a 3.5″ x 4.5″ envelope.  You put the envelope together as you normally would but just don’t fold and crease the top part.  The inside card uses a piece of 3.5″ x 4.5″ cardstock for the background (we used Cajun Craze) and a piece of 3 3/8″ x 4 3/8″ cardstock of the top layer ( we used Very Vanilla).

The stamps were used were Wild About Flowers, Hardwood and And Many More.  We stamped off the Hardwood stamp so it inked a little lighter.  Stamping off is where you ink the stamp and then stamp it on a scrap piece of paper first to get some of the ink off.

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Celebrate With Zoo Babies

Zoo Babies, Banner Triple Punch

Last weekend I got to spend it with Madelyn.  I hadn’t seen her for a few weeks and it amazed me how much she has grown already!  The nice thing about this weekend was both Great Grandmothers got to meet her for the first time!  We took a punch of cute pictures (one of which is below).

I made this card using the stamp set called Zoo Babies.  It is such a cute set.  Of course, I bought it for Madelyn when she get old enough to stamp with me.  I figure she will be ready in about six months or so.  The background is a new Background stamp called It’s Wild.  Have you looked at all the new background stamps that are offered by Stampin’ Up! yet?  There are some awesome ones!

Here is Madelyn with my mother.  She is 90 years old and has more energy than me!


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Sea Street

Sea Street

I was so happy to see Sea Street in the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  Rob and his family are very nautical people (if there is such a thing).  Actually, they are all sailors so having a nautical stamp set is perfect for me to use to make cards for them.  Then you have the cute little Octopus to top it all off!  Of course, we rarely see an Octopus in Lake Ontario but you never know!  They might be hiding on the bottom.  This is the reason I always make Rob jump into the water before me.  He scares away all the fish and octopuses for me!  He is such a nice man!

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Pictogram Punches Birthday

Pictogram Punches

Today is my Daughter In Law, Tara’s birthday.  In case you didn’t know, she is the woman who produced my awesome granddaughter, Madelyn.  Tara is an amazing woman,  She is beautiful and very smart.  She is sweet and a little snappy (ha!).  Sam, my son, could not have chosen anyone better.  They are awesome parents too!

I used the stamp set called Pictogram Punches to make this card.  The flowers were punches out with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  I did have to hand cut out the vases but it wasn’t too hard to do since the lines are straight.  You know how much I love fussy cutting!

Tara.  I hope you have the most wonderful birthday ever!

I’ve updated my Retired Merchandise For Sale list!  Check it out HERE

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Banner Banter Birthday

Banner Banter

I made this fun and easy card for a friend’s birthday.  It uses the stamp set called Banner Banter.  This stamp set is in the current catalog and luckily it is going to be in next year’s catalog.  This set has a matching punch too, called Banner (duh!), which is always an awesome thing!  I made the longer banners using the same punch.  You can use the punch to make longer banners too.  Here is how you cut them:


Now, for a Madelyn commercial break!  This is one of the pictures that a professional photographer took when she was only a week old.  Don’t you just love those cheeks!?!


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A Summer Silhouettes Celebration

Summer Silhouettes, And Many More, Pictogram Punches

I made this card for a friend of mine who lives in Florida.  She used to live up here in the frozen North but she is smarter than me and moved to warmer weather.  Of course, I laugh at her during the summer when it is beautiful up here and sweltering hot in Florida.  I guess there is no perfect place to live (except Hawaii maybe).  I was going to send her a card with snow and cold things on it but then I would have to listen to her tell me how wonderful the weather is down there!  Good thing we are good friends and can kid each other!

I cut the oval out using the Ovals Collection Framelits to give the card a “framed” look.  I thought it made it look kind tropical!

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A Beach Break

By The Seashore

I think it is going to be a long winter for me.  It is only December and I have had enough already.  I am dreaming of going to Florida, walking the beach, and picking up shells.  I want to feel sunshine and warmth and not this cold, dreary weather we have up North.

I made this card using the By The Seashore stamp set.  It reminds me of warm weather.  It reminds me of Florida.  Luckily I will be going there at the end of January for the Stampin’ Up! Leadership Conference.  Until then, I can only dream about it and stay inside!

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A Bright & Beautiful Christmas

Bright & Beautiful, Striped Scallop

In case you didn’t know, Christmas is just around the corner.  You really need to be working on those cards in order to get them out on time.  Of course, some people mail their Christmas cards after the 25th.  I have a cousin who does.  I am not sure why, but she does it every year.  Maybe she figures her card will get lost with all the other cards being sent.

I made this Christmas card using a stamp set from the Holiday Catalog called Bright and Beautiful.  This set has matching Star Framelits so you don’t need to cut out any stars.  Your Big Shot will do it for you!  The half circles are actually part of a Thinlit called Striped Scallop.  I love this Thinlits but you have to remember to use waxed paper between the die and the cardstock so the cut cardstock comes out easily.

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