Sweet As A Peach

Stampin Up Sweet As A Peach

I know it is now Fall (it was 30 degrees when I got up this morning!!) and Christmas is coming but I decided to make a fun summery card.  Sometimes I get so caught up in the new catalog that I forget there is still the Annual Catalog out there with wonderful products.  I decided I hadn’t used the You’re A Peach Suite  lately so I took it out. This suite includes the stamp set called Sweet As A Peach, the coordinating Peach Dies, You’re a Peach Designer Series Paper (I didn’t use this on the card today) and the Mini Jam Jars.  It was the first suite I bought out of the Annual Catalog because I loved it the minute I saw it.

The fun thing about this card is it is a fun fold card.  I don’t know the name of it but it doesn’t really matter.  Here is what it looks like when you lift up the front of the card.

This is what it looks like when you open the left triangle section.

Stampin Up Sweet As A Peach

To make this card I first cut an A2 (8.5″ x 5.5″) card base in Basic White card stock and folded it in half.  Then I placed it in my Paper Trimmer and cut from the score line to one corner.  I cut a piece of 4″ x 5.25 piece of the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper and then cut that in half from corner to corner.  I adhered one of the pieces to the front of the card base.  I also cut another 4″ x 5.25″ piece of DSP and adhered that to the inside of the card base.

The folding part in the middle of the card is 8.5″ x 3.25″ and then folded in half.  I decorated the front of that also using the Pansy Petals DSP.  I stamped the peach using Pale Papaya ink and the stem using Granny Apple Green Ink.  Then I cut those two images out using the coordinating dies from the set called Peach Dies.  I stamped the sentiment in Fresh Freesia Ink onto a 2″ x 3″ piece of Basic White card stock and then onto a  2.25″ x 3.25″ piece of Fresh Freesia card stock.  Then I adhered the entire piece onto the card base.

It was a pretty easy fun fold card to do and did not take a long time.

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In Symmetry Fun Fold

Stampin Up In Symmetry

I haven’t done a fun fold in a long time so I decided it was needed.  I love fun folds because when you send one to someone it is fun to open.  I love getting cards in the mail but then when I open it and it does something different, I love it even more.  Most fun folds have a name but honestly, I have not clue what this one is called.  I am going to call it a Pocket Card Fun Fold.   I made one like it years ago and thought it would be fun to do again.  This card is considered a fun fold because the card does not open but instead you pull out the “inside of the card” from the top.

Stampin Up In Symmetry

To make this card I started with a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of Just Jade card stock.  To make the pocket, I took a piece of Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper and cut it to 5.5″ x 12″. I scored it at 4″ and 8″. I made a light pencil mark 2″ down on each side and cut from the score line to the pencil mark on both sides.  I cut off a tiny sliver on each side so it would close better.   Then I took a piece of Tear & Tape Adhesive on the left edge and the bottom of both side flaps and then closed it.  This is what it looks like.

Stampin Up Pocket Card

Close the right flap and then close the left one over the right one.

The flower on the front of the card is from the stamp set called In Symmetry.  I stamped the flower in Daffodil Delight and the stem and leaves in Just Jade.  I stamped the sentiment in Night Of Navy ink.  This stamp set has a coordinating punch called Symmetrical Stems Border Punch.  If you purchase both the stamp set and the punch you can save 10%.  I did not use the punch on this card but it is very cute!

Next I made the inside tag using a 3.5″ x 4.75″ piece of Just Jade card stock and 3.25″ x 4.5″ piece of Basic White.  I added a small strip of Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper.  The “hole” is actually a die from the Seasonal Labels Die set.  I took a piece of Just Jade & Gold 3/8″ Braided Ribbon and tied a piece of White Baker’s Twine around it.

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Prized Peony Fun Fold

Stampin Up Prized Peony

This is a quick and easy fun fold card I made using the stamp set called Prized Peony.  This stamp set is in the 2020/2021 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog.  It has coordinating dies called Peony Dies and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.

To make this card you will need the following cardstock:

4.25″ x 11″ card base scored at 5.5 inches and 6.75 inches (I used Gray Granite)

1″ x 4″ Basic White cardstock

(2) 4″ x 4″ Basic White cardstock (one for the inside and one for the outside)

7/8″ x 3 7/8″ piece of DSP (I used Peony Garden)

3 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ piece of DSP (I used Peony Garden)

To make this card I first took a piece of 4.25″ x 11″  Gray Granite cardstock and scored it a 5.5″ and then again at 6.75″.  Then I used Tear & Tape to adhere the small 1.25″ section to the back so it opened like this:

Stampin Up Prized Peony


After that I took the Classic Label Punch and just punched out a notch on the top and bottom section.  I attached a 4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock to the right part of the card and a 1″ x 4″ piece on the left side of the card and then adhered the appropriate size of Designer Series Paper to each side.  I wrapped a piece of retired ribbon around the card so that it was inside the notches and tied a knot.

After this I stamped the Peony flower on a piece of Basic White cardstock in Petal Pink ink and stamped the sentiment from the stamp set called Band Together in Gray Granite ink on top of the flower.  Then I cut it out using the Layering Ovals Dies.  I used a large oval die to cut out a piece of Petal Pink cardstock and the scalloped die in Gray Granite cardstock and layered them all together.

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Another Mystery Part Card

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog about Mystery Parts card challenges that I am participating with my downline.  This is where one of us send some “parts” and we have to make a card using them.  We can add anything we want to the card but we have to use everything they send us and everything has to be Stampin’ Up!® products.  Here are the parts that Lynette sent us.

The parts included Whisper White and Night Of Navy cardstock, a piece of Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper and a piece of retired white ribbon.

Here is the front of the card I made using these “parts”.

Here is the card opened up.  I am not sure what this fun fold technique is called but I CASEd a card by another demo named Rachel Tessman that I found online.

Here are the measurements for this card:

5.5″ x 8.5″ of Whisper White cardstock and scored it at 1 1/2″ and 4 1/4″.

3 pieces of Feels Like Frost DSP: 5 1/4″ x 2 5/8, 5 1/4″ x 1″ and 5 1/4″ x 2″

3 pieces of Night Of Navy cardstock:  5 3/8″ x 2 3/4″, 5 3/8″ x 1 1/8″, 5 3/8″ x 2 1/8″

The sentiment on the front of the card is from the stamp set called Beautiful Autumn that is in the 2020 August – December Catalog.  I stamped it in Night Of Navy Ink and cut it out using the Stitched Rectangle Dies. The inside sentiment is from Meant To Be.

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Bird Banter Waterfall Card

This is another card we made at our monthly stamp club meeting.  It is a fun fold called Waterfall Card.  Honestly between you and me, I am not sure why it is called a Waterfall Card but it is certainly fun!  You pull the piece of Daffodil cardstock down and the layers start to flip up so you can see the layer below.

We used the stamp set called Bird Banter to make the Waterfall part.  It is an adorable set that is in the 2018 Occasions Catalog.  I know every is talking about the retirement list but the Occassion Catalog is still available until May 31st.  Bird Banter will not be in the 2018/2019 Annual Catalog so I guess you could say it is retiring when the catalog ends.

The background for this card was made using the stamp set Sunshine Sayings.  Sunshine Sayings is being carried over into the next Annual Catalog.  We stamped the flowers in Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight.  The leaves were stamped in Emerald Envy which is an InColor that will also be retiring on May 31st.  We stamped the birds in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colors them with Stampin’ Blends (Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie).

If you would like instructions on how to make this card you can go to Splitcoast Stampers and look under the Tutorial Tab.  They have directions on just about any card style you can think of and is a great resource for all things stampin’!

Here are some more cards I made in the past using Bird Banter (just in case you needed more reasons to buy this set before it is going forever.!

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A Stamp Off Double Z Challenge

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Friday is the day Buffy, Jackie and I do our Stamp Off Challenge.  Today’s challenge is to make a Double Z card.  I did some research on this card and apparently there are different layouts you can use that are all called Double Z.  Of course, I took one of those layouts and changed it even more.


Here is my card:

Balloon Adventures, Balloon Pop Up Thinlits, Confetti Celebration, Stampin Up, 2017 Occasions Catalog, #OnStage2016, Susanstamps.wordpress.com

I used a new stamp set and Thinlit dies that will be in the 2017 Occasions Catalog to make this card.  The stamp set is called Balloon Adventures and the matching dies are called Balloon Pop Up Thinlits.  When the catalog goes live on January 4th you will be able to save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  I also used some new Designer Series Paper called Party Animal which will also be in the 2017 Occasions Catalog.

Here is the inside of my card:

Ballon Adventures, Ballon Pop Up Thinlits, Confetti Celebration, 2017 Occasions Catalog, #OnStage2016, susanstamps.wordpress.com

This is the little extra I did to my Double Z Fold Card:

Ballon Adventures, Ballon Pop Up Thinlits, Confetti Celebration, 2017 Occasions Catalog, #OnStage2016, susanstamps.wordpress.comMaybe I should call it  Double Z Card with an extra C!

Now let’s go check out what Buffy and Jackie made.  I always love this part of our challenges because we don’t know ahead of time what the others make.


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Another Watercooler Challenge


It is that time again for another Watercooler Challenge.  This time the challenge was given to us by Bev and it is a Fun Fold Challenge.  Fun Folds are always so much fun to make and the people who get them are usually pleasantly surprised!

Here is my entry for this challenge.

Fun Fold, KInda Eclectic

DSC02807 Fun Fold, Kinda Eclectic

When you first look at the card, it just looks normal but then you open it and see that it is not at all.  The cardstock is a 8.5″ square.  Then you score it in half one way and then turn it 90 degrees and score it in half again.  Then you score it corner to corner both ways and fold. Your cardstock should look like this:

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I used the stamp set called Kinda Eclectic.  The colors are Soft Sky, Tip Top Taupe and Wild Wasbi.  The ribbon is the 1″ Dotted Lace Trim in Tip Top Taupe.

To see the other creations made by the Watercooler Artists you can click HERE.  Then make a fun fold card and link it to that web site to see if you can be this week’s challenge winner!

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Guy Greetings Fun Fold Card

Guy Greetings, Fun Fold

This is one of the cards we made at our monthly stamp club meeting.  It uses a stamp set called Guy Greetings that was originally in the 2015 Occasions Catalog and got carried over to the Annual Catalog (Yay!).  It is a great stamp set to make masculine cards with.

The card has a cute Corner Flip Fun Fold that I saw on Pinterest where the corner is folded over.  Dawn O., another demo, made a video on how to make this card.  You can see the video on YouTube HERE.  It is quite simple to make.  We decorated the inside of the card too.

Guy Greetings

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A Birthday Fun Fold Card

Perfect Pennants

I love to make Fun Fold cards because the person who receives it doesn’t know it is a different card until they open.  I got the idea from this card from a Pinterest post (I am sorry I don’t remember who originally made it so if it was you, let me know and I will give you credit).  Here is what you see when you open this card:

Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Metro Alphabet



It uses the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch to make the fun tags when you open it.  The inside of the card is actually one piece.  The “Happy Birthday” sentiment was stamped using the new Photopolymer Stamp Set called Metro Type Alphabet.  You are going to love this alphabet set because it is so easy to place each letter exactly where you want it.  The stamps are clear and when you ink them, it allows you to stamp perfectly in place.  The Designer Series Paper is called Moonlight and comes in a pack of 48 sheets of 4.5″ x 6.5″ paper.  It is perfect for card making.  The birthday cake is from the stamp set called Embellished Events.  This is a great all around set because it has a lot of different images and sentiments for many occasions.

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Moving Forward Fun Fold

I know I mention the Leadership Conference I attended in January a lot, but I learned so much and love sharing it with everyone.  This year, I decided not to swap at the Conference but my friend, Buffy did and she got some beautiful cards.  One of the cards was this “fun fold” card using a stamp set from the Spring Catalog.  I decided to make a card using this same fun fold but in a totally different way.

I used the stamp set called Moving Forward.  It is the set that is on the last page of the Annual Catalog so sometimes it can be missed.  Stampin Up donates a portion of the sales from this stamp set to the Ronald McDonald House which is a cause worth supporting.  I used the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper from the Sale-a-bration catalog that you can get for FREE with a $50 purchase.

Here is the front of the card I made.  The next picture will show you what happens when you start to open the card.

The Front of the Card

The Front of the Card

Opening the Card

Opening the Card