Hues Of Happiness Fun Fold

Hues Of Happiness Fun Fold

As you know, I love Fun Fold cards.  When I receive a card in the mail, it always makes me so happy but if it is a Fun Fold card, it really makes me smile.  This card opens in two different ways.  First, the front piece just opens as a normal card would like this:

Then, the inside piece also opens up the opposite way.

This Fun Fold card is very easy to make.  First I took a Balmy Blue A2 card base (4.25″ x 5.5″) and added a piece of the same size of Country Gingham Designer Series Paper on the front.  I find the best way to do this is to use Multipurpose Glue.  The glue gives you a little bit of time to move the piece of DSP so it lines up perfectly.  Don’t worry if you are off a bit because you can always cut a little bit off if you need to.  After it dried I used a couple of dies from the Framed Florets die set to cut out the oval and the oval of hearts on the front of the card.

Next, I took an 8″ x 5.25″ piece of Basic White card stock and folded it in half.  I adhered it to the inside of the Balmy Blue card base so it opened the opposite way from the front of the card.  I cut the flowers and leaves from the Designer Series Paper called Hues Of Happiness using the Blossoming Happiness die set.  I love how Stampin’ Up! designs their dies to do this.  I used a pencil and lightly drew the oval shape from the front of the card onto the inside of the card so the flowers and leaves would fit inside the oval on the front.  I layered these on top of the Basic White inside card.  Then I erased the pencil marks so you could not see them.  I stamped the Happy Birthday Sentiment and cut it out using a miscellaneous die and adhered the ends of it to the front of the card.  You don’t want to add adhesive over the entire piece or it will stick to the inside piece too.

Next, I stamped the sentiment in Balmy Blue ink and added the flower and leaves from the DSP.

It really did not take a long time to make this card at all.

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Sending Smiles Fun Fold

Stampin Up Sending Smiles Fun Fold

A couple of weeks ago I told you how I signed up for a virtual card retreat put on by some other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators.  The retreat was last weekend.  Although I did not join the retreat when it was live, we were all given PDF directions on how to make all the cards they were showing ahead of time.  Plus we were given links so that we can go back and watch the videos on our own time.  Most of the cards were fun folds (which I love!).

We were given the directions for this fun fold card (officially called a Corner Fun Fold) by Brandy Cox.  If you know anything about Stampin’ Up! then you have heard of Brandy.  She is the #1 Demonstrator for sales in the entire company (and has been for a few years).  She used different papers, colors and stamp sets than I did but the design is the same

This is what my card looks like when you are opening it….

Stampin Up Sending Smiles Fun Fold

….and this is what it looks like completely open:

Stampin Up Sending Smiles Fun Fold

Isn’t that fun?  It looks complicated but it really is not.  The first thing you do is pick a piece of Designer Series Paper you want to use (I used Design A Daydream DSP) and cut it to 7″ x 8.25″.  Then you score it as in the photo below ( I used Brandy’s photo).

Then fold the diagonal score lines back and the straight ones forward.

Here are the measurements for the rest of the cards

  • DSP: 7” x 8-1/4” 
  • Blackberry Bliss (2): 4-1/2” x 3-1/4” 
  • Old Olive (2): 4-1/4” x 3” 
  • Basic White (3): 4” x 2-3/4” 
  • Old Olive: 4-1/2” x 3-1/4” 
  • Blackberry Bliss: 4-1/4” x 3” 
  • Balmy Blue (envelope): 6” x 2-1/2” 
  • Scraps: Basic White, Balmy Blue 

I used the stamp set called Sending Smiles to make my card.  This stamp set has coordinating dies called Sending Dies.  The colors I used were Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Blackberry Bliss and Blushing Bride.

It was a fun retreat to participate in.  Look for more cards I made using the ideas from it in the future.

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County Home Fun Fold

Good morning everyone.  Today I made a cute fun fold card that I saw on the internet somewhere (sorry I can not remember where).  The card I saw that was made by a stamper from the UK named Amanda Charlesworth (if you click on her name it will take you to a link on her YouTube channel with directions).  Her measurements made a larger card than I wanted to make so I had to experiment with how to make it a regular A2  (5.5″ x 4.25″) card but other than the measurements, I followed her directions.  Once you learn how to make the sliding piece, the rest is easy.  I listed the measurements of each piece below.

This fun fold is called Slide and Lock.  The middle section keeps the card together and you slide it up to open it.

The sentiment I used for this card is from the stamp set called Country Home.  The Designer Series Paper is Flowers For Every Season.  I used a die from Stitched Shapes to cut out the sentiment.  The measurements are as follows:

Card base:  Whisper White 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored at 2 1/8″ on both sides.  Then I cut a 1/16″ off one side to make it slide better.

The side panels on the card base (using the DSP) are 1 7/8″ x 5.25″ and 1 15/16″ x 5.25″ (remember you needed to cut that 1/16″ off one side so you have to adjust the DSP for that.

The sliding mechanism is 4 pieces of Whisper White cardstock 2.75″ x 2.75″.

2 pieces of Misty Moonlight cardstock 2.5″ x 2.5″

1 piece of DSP 2 3/8″ x 2/38″

1 piece of Whisper White cardstock cut out with a square from the Stitched Shapes Dies.

I think it would be fun to use different shapes for this card such as a circle, a star or a label die.  Thanks, Amanda for sharing your directions!

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Come Sail Away Fun Fold

Hello everyone!  Welcome to another Stamp Off Challenge with Buffy, Jackie and me.  This time our challenge is to make a Fun Fold Card.  You all know by now that I love Fun Folds and I am always looking for new ones.  Luckily, I ran across one that was made by Julie Davison, a fellow demonstrator so I thought I would try it.  It is called a Peekaboo Flip Card and it isn’t very hard to make!

Here is the front of the card:

The fun part is when you pull the tab and this happens:

Isn’t that cute?

To make this fun fold card I used products from the Come Sail Away Suite in the Stampin’ Up!® 2019/2020 Annual Catalog.  It includes the stamp set called Sailing Home, matching dies called Smooth Sailing (and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle), Designer Series Paper, an embossing folder, embellishments and Baker’s twine.  Plus it has a pack of Memories & More cards which is what I used to make this card.

The two sailboats, anchor and sentiments are all from the Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack.  All I needed to do was punched them out and adhere them to a piece of Whisper White cardstock that I had cut out using the Stitched Shapes Dies..  The Designer Series Paper is also called Come Sail Away and has some beautiful patterns including the Balmy Blue and Whisper White striped one I used.  I punched the tab out using the Delightful Tag Topper Punch with Crumb Cake cardstock.  The card base is Night of Navy.

If you would like to see how Julie made this card, you can click HERE to see her video.  You will see how easy it was.

Now let’s go see what kind of Fun Fold card that Jackie and Buffy made.  I am sure you will love them!

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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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Broadway Birthday Fun Fold Card

At first glance this card looks pretty boring.  The fun part happens when you pull the sides of it.

There is a nice surprise inside!  This is called a Double Slider Card.  You can find the directions on how to make it on YouTube.  It is not very hard to make.  You can make it totally by hand or use a set of dies.  The part that takes the longest is decorating all the panels.  I will tell you it involves a plastic bag on the inside and I actually used a dog’s poop bag.  Don’t tell but it worked perfectly!

I used the stamp set called Broadway Birthday and the matching Framelits called Broadway Lights.  They are part of a Suite called Broadway Bound.  It is my favorite Suite to use when making a birthday card.  The Suite includes the stamp set, the dies, Broadway Bound Designer Series Paper  and some embellishments.

The colors I used for this card are Lovely Lipstick, Lemon Lime Twist, and Basic Black.  I also used the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies.

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A Mini Pyramid Fun Fold Card

This is one of the cards we made at our monthly stamp club meeting last night.  It is a take on the very popular pyramid card that is all over the internet right now.  I am not sure who came up with this idea so I can’t give credit to that person.  This is a simplified version because the real pyramid card has a ton of layers that open up all sorts of ways with photos, etc., and stands at least one or two inches high.  Our card only has three simple layers.

The first layer opens like this:

Then the second layer opens like this:

Finally, the last layer opens to a gift card holder.

The supplies we used are the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set from 2018 Occasions Catalog. The Designer Series Paper is from the same suite and is called Picture Perfect Party.  We used the Tailored Tag Punch and the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder.

To make this card you need to cut the first layer of cardstock 5.5″ x 1.75″ (we used Peekaboo Peach) and then fold it in half.  The Designer Series Paper is 2.5″ x 1.5″.

The second layer (we used Berry Burst) is 8″ x 3″ folded in half.  The piece of Whisper White cardstock inside the second layer is 3.75″ x 2.75″.

The third layer (Pool Party) is 11″ x 4.25″ scored at 2.75″ and 8.25″.  The Designer Series Paper on the outside of the third layer are two pieces 2.5″ x 4″.  The Whisper White cardstock inside is 5.25″ x 4″ and embossed with the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder.  The piece of Peekaboo Peach cardstock that holds in the gift card is 5.25″ x 2″.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

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Crafting Forever Fun Fold

I know I have told you this before but there are so many great reasons for becoming a Demonstrator.  The best reason of all is going to OnStage and meeting some of my best friends there.  Deborah Smart is one of those people.  We talked on the Demo Only forum for many years before we finally got to meet at the OnStage in Orlando a few years ago.  Deborah is awesome.  She is very talented and I enjoy reading her blog every day.  I feel like I have known her forever.

A little while ago she posted a fun fold card that I loved and knew I had to make it.  You can see Deborah’s card HERE (plus if you go to her website “follow” her.  You will love her creations but I will warn you that she will make you want everything she uses!).

I used the stamp set called Crafting Forever to make this card.  I love this set.  It is such fun to color.  I used my Stampin’ Blends.

Here is what it looks like when you open the front flap.

This is what it looks like after opening the second flap.

This is a picture looking down so you can see all the flaps.  Isn’t this a fun card?

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A Stamp Off Fun Fold Card Challenge

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Today’s Friday Stamp Off Challenge is to make a Fun Fold Card.  We made this card at our monthly club meeting.  It wasn’t hard to do but I am sure would delight anyone who received it.

Party Wishes, Fun Fold

The front of the card looks like a normal card.  I used the stamp set called Party Wishes that is in the 2016 Occasions Catalog.  This stamp set has a matching set of three punches called Party Punch Pack and you can save 15% buy purchasing them in a Bundle.  The punches are adorable.  There is a little cupcake, candle and balloon included in the pack.  This set and the punches are not being carried over into the new catalog so if you like it, buy it before it retires.

Here is the card open:

Party Wishes, Fun Fold

It pulls up which is a little different than some Fun Fold Cards.  The front and the back of the card are 4.25 x 5.5 inches.  The Whisper White center is a piece that is 3 3/4″ x 11″.  Score that at 4.5″ and 9″.

Now go check out what Jackie and Buffy made.  I am sure you will be delighted!

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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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