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Beautiful Bouquet Stampin Up Fun Fold Cards

Beautiful Bouquet Stampin Up Fun Fold Cards

My friend Pat made Beautiful Bouquet Stampin Up fun fold cards and shared them with me.  And it’s so pretty I knew you’d want to see it too.  She’s got all kinds of fun things going on with this card. 

  • dry AND heat embossing
  • a fun fold
  • a peek through opening
  • punches
  • framelits
  • Wink of Stella and
  • three-step stamping! 

Whew!  And they work together wonderfully.  See for yourself!

Beautiful Bouquet Stampin Up Fun Fold Cards

Isn’t it lovely?  Her colour combination is Night of Navy and Calypso Coral, with Pear Pizzazz for her tulip stems.  

Now although you may have seen a card like this before, what makes Pat’s so special is that front panel cutout to turn this into a peek through card!  She fully embossed her front panel with the Basket Weave dynamic embossing folder (which is available to purchase June 1st!).  The dynamic textured embossing folders are ONE-derful!  Such deep impressions you don’t really need any more embellishment to WOW up a card! 

Then she used the second largest layering oval to cut out the peek through with her Big Shot.

Beautiful Bouquet Stampin Up Fun Fold Cards

You might think Pat stamped the stems many times.  Nope.  That’s one stamp with spots for 11 different blooms.  Makes your bouquet SUPER easy!  

Now you might be thinking “I don’t need a-NU-ther flower set”.  But take a look at these gorgeous greetings!

beautiful bouquet stampin up fun fold cards

With 37 photopolymer stamps in the full set, there are 15(!) oh-so pretty sentiments and 22 pieces for creating gorgeous bouquets for only $33. So even if you NEVER use ONE flower, you get lovely script sayings you can mix and match for only just over $2 a stamp!

What’s even better?  You can save 10% with the Beautiful Bouquet Bundle and get 21 framleits (Pat’s sweet little bow is one of them)…but only until May 31st!  Here’s the whole kit’n caboodle!

Beautiful Bouquet Stampin Up Fun Fold Cards

The even MORE fabulous news? This set and framelits aren’t going anywhere – they’re sticking around for the new catalogue!  But you don’t want to miss out on the bundled savings.  (Ya know IF you decide the flowers are too pretty to pass up and you don’t want to fussy cut!😉)

Let’s take a closer look at Pat’s Beautiful Bouquet Stampin Up fun fold cards.  Have you figured out where the fun fold is?

Beautiful Bouquet Stampin Up Fun Fold Cards

It’s the fun little card inside the card!  Take a gander at this shot, which shows it off much better.

Beautiful Bouquet Stampin Up Fun Fold Cards

The tulip bouquet card opens from the left for you to add your greeting and a handwritten message. And even with the smaller inside card, it stands up wonderfully.  

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Here are the measurements to make a card just like Pat’s.

  • Night of Navy – 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, scored at 4 1/4”
  • Whisper White thick – 5” x 7”, scored at 3 1/2”

Fold and glue the inside “card” in the centre of the navy card.  Perfect placement to showcase a lovely bouquet.

What are some of the extra special touches Pat’s included in her design?

  • one of the banners from the Suet Banner punch used upside down to frame the oval cutout and popped up with Stampin’ dimensionals 
  • a navy embossed greeting (check out my video to see how to do this!)
  • Wink of Stella whisked over the cute navy bow on the bouquet and glueing the bow where you can see it through the peek through oval
  • two-step stamping for the tulips to create dimension and realism

You know, it never fails – unfortunately.  I have one or two customers who fall in love with a stamp set and see there’s a coordinating framelit – AFTER the bundle is retired and they miss out on the 10% savings☹️.  So get in on this one and save $7.50 before it’s gone for good in a week! 

Beautiful Bouquet Stampin Up Fun Fold Cards

Like the little surprise of the fun fold in Pat’s card?  Then this other bright and cheerful birthday card might be a fun way to send your wishes.  Or this unique twist fold one for the guys (with a video tutorial) could be up your alley too.

Pat will be the first one to tell you her favourite stamp sets are flowers.  Big ones, small ones, solid images or detailed, she’s like a magpie with a pretty set of flowers.  So this bundle was one she couldn’t pass up.  And I think you can see why.  Her Beautiful Bouquet Stampin Up fun fold cards are gorgeous – and so easy to make yourself!

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Handmade Card New Baby Boy

Handmade Card New Baby Boy

When you want a handmade card new baby boy, this card fits the bill! Sweet, blue, cuddly stuffy toy, ribbon, a bit of glitz…what a wonderful way to welcome a new little fella! 

Let’s see it…

Handmade Card New Baby Boy

What’s super cool about this set is how realistic your stamped image is!  Three steps to build a cute and cuddly bunny for the new little tyke.  But there’s a bit of a catch to building your image.  Stay tuned and I’ll fill you in!

But you know what?  This card has another quirk.  It’s a gatefold, on its side.  I cut the front panel larger than normal so it will stand up just like I did with this faux brush congrats card.  Here’s a side view.

Handmade Card New Baby Boy

My card base is Very Vanilla so while I could very easily have stamped onto the card itself for the inside, I took it one step further.  I created a matted panel for my sentiment combining Crumb Cake for the words and adding the little flower in Soft Sky.

Handmade Card New Baby Boy

Now I bet you thought that Sweet Little Something set was only for Easter!  Not so!  Think baby and congrats too!  Let’s see the set.

handmade card new baby boy

What’s the trick to this handmade card new baby boy?

Normally for two step, we start by stamping with our most solid image first, then gradually move into the detail, right?  With this guy, we leave the solid image until last!  Here’s the steps:

handmade card new baby boy

handmade card new baby boy

handmade card new baby boy

While I love the realistic look these steps will give you, I wanted a slightly less “defined” bunny for my handmade card new baby boy.  So I used only ONE colour of ink and stamped off to create my furry guy.  Here’s what I did:

  1. Inked with Crumb Cake and stamped the most detailed image in full strength
  2. Then I inked up the medium detailed stamp with Crumb Cake, then stamped it onto a scrap piece of paper first, then directly onto my shape in 1.
  3. Last, I inked up the solid image with Crumb Cake and stamped off TWO times – very lightly – onto a scrap piece of paper, then overlaid it on my bunny.

Can you see the difference?  A bit more blurry and softer feel.

Handmade Card New Baby Boy

Let’s make a couple more!

How about a baby girl card too with a little bit of bling (it’s never too early to start a gal with BLING is it😉)?

 

Handmade Card New Baby Boy

My background paper for both these cards is the beautiful Bundle of Love specialty paper, retiring at the end of May.  It’s a bit different than all our other papers.  It comes in a set with 6 Soft Sky and 6 Blushing Bride sheets but they are all backed with different gorgeous vanilla gold foil designs.  You might remember this fun fold Valentine’s I shared made with it too. 

I’ve got a wedding card I’m planning with it this summer too!  I love the heavier weight, its simplicity and elegance.  I’m on my second pack and another one is on its way before it vanishes for good!

But before we go, I couldn’t resist one more design, this time with the super cute We Must Celebrate set.  Here’s another bunny for a little guy, coloured with a Soft Sky Stampin’ Write marker this time.

Handmade Card New Baby Boy

Since the bunny comes as part of a group of four buddies, to get him alone, I coloured only him with my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write marker (TIP1: use the brush tip marker on its side for best results).  Then I stamped onto my Very Vanilla scalloped oval.

Wow!  SO many options with one card fold and the same designer paper.  Good thing there’s no shortage of babies! 😁

You’ll have fun recreating this design at home.  Here’s everything you need.

Handmade Card New Baby Boy

 

No matter which bunny card is your favourite, this is a pretty simple design with an unexpected fold.  Three step stamping, some pretty designer series paper and ribbon and you’ve got a handmade card new baby boy that any proud new mom would be happy to receive.

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Make a Twist Fold Card for Fathers Day This Year | Video

Make a Twist Fold Card for Fathers Day This Year | Video

Wow your special guy and make a twist fold card for Fathers Day this year!  It’s super easy once you take a look at my short video.  

See my tips (especially when I have a bit of a blooper on-screen 😬) to craft this card with the manly True Gentleman suite.  Let’s take a peek.

he'll love a handmade card for fathers day this year

Your guy will be scratching his head wondering how you made this neat shaped card.  And it gets better!  When he opens it up, look what’s inside!

My inside greeting is for a birthday to show the versatility of this set!  Father’s Day, birthday, congrats…a perfect all occasion card!

make a twist fold gift card for fathers day this year

Before we skip to the video, here is everything I use in it to make this neat card.  See what you have in your stash to follow along or grab yours today with a quick click of the mouse!  Thanks so much for shopping with me…it keeps this blog running!

Do you like simple? Then this card is for you.  

Fast and easy to put together, there are just a couple tips to keep in mind:

  • Score the diagonal on your card FIRST
  • Be smarter than your designer series paper! (See what I mean in the video!)  

So let’s get right to it and make a twist fold card for Fathers Day this year!  

(Psst, watch right to the end as I give you steps for inserting into your envelope!)

 

Make a Twist Fold Card for Fathers Day this Year

 

See?  Pretty simple once you’ve got those cuts and folds figured out.  

Now it’s your turn.  I’d love to see your own creations.  Email me a pic here.

make a truly tailored card for fathers day this year

 

Do you remember the awesome Candy Cane Lane paper from a couple Christmas’ ago?  Here is the exact same card decorated with those lovely patterns for a Christmas gift (if you’re really a planner, you could even get busy with your holiday wishes with this card 😄).

 

make a cool card for fathers day this year

If you like to surprise someone with a card that’s different, this one’s a winner.  So why not make a twist fold card for Fathers Day this year and see his puzzled, but super impressed, expression when you hand it to him!

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Stampin Write Markers Colour Cards In a Wink

Stampin Write Markers Colour Cards In a Wink

It’s Front and Centre Friday and you get to see how Stampin Write markers colour cards in a wink with this fabulous double z-fold card by my friend Leslie!

But warning!  Be prepared to get flooded with primary school memories with her Many Marvelous Markers colour coordination and fun design!

Bright papers, cheery colours and happy thoughts will make special birthday greetings for the young – and young-at-heart! Take a little peek!

stampin write markers colour cards in a wink

Doesn’t it bring back memories of primary school days? Not only is the set full of nostalgic characters, when you can while away minutes (hours? days?) colouring, you’ll be transported back to that classroom with the chalky blackboards and pint-sized desks!

Another super bonus with this suite? You can cut out characters from the designer series paper like I did with this other fun fold card

But Leslie didn’t. What? Did she run out of paper? EEK?? (Believe it or not, it actually IS possible to use up full packages of patterned paper! 😂)

Well, then you make your own – easy as 1-2-3.

  1. Stamp chosen character (TIP: use Basic Black Archival ink so marker colour stays true)
  2. Colour with Stampin Write markers (Leslie used her Brights and Neutrals colours: Real Red, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate)
  3. Die cut with the matching framelit

Take another view of her 3D card to see other images she created this way too.

stampin write markers colour cards in a wink

OK here’s where you come in! Close down the computer and grab your supplies to transport yourself back to primary school! I’ve got all the supplies Leslie used here to help you!

stampin write markers colour cards in a wink

Are you running into your room as we “speak” to make a few of these?  Remember March is my Front & Centre Contest!  Send me one and you could win a fabulous prize.  Check it out here!

Really, I’m not kidding! You’d better get busy ’cause I wanna see Stampin Write markers colour cards in a wink from your stamp room too!

Make a Pretty Reverse Fold Love You Card – VIDEO

Make a Pretty Reverse Fold Love You Card – VIDEO

With Valentine’s and wedding season just around the corner, why not make something a little different – a reverse fold love you card? Check out my video and let’s make your cardmaking fun and fast with a card like this!  Simple, elegant and quick, you can make up a batch of these in no time and send them to family and friends. And don’t forget about your sweetie! He (or she) will think it’s super special.

reverse fold love you card

Anyone who is a paper crafter knows exactly how we can go down that “more is better” rabbit hole right. And when we do that, our greetings can sometimes take a few hours to make, not mere minutes. We add a little more colour, a few more framelits, some ribbon and pretty soon our afternoon has vanished – and we still have to do the envelope. Yup, we had fun, but if we’ve got a stash to make, we can’t always take such a long time.

That’s what’s so great about this card. It’s got a fun little surprise, uses almost NO supplies (LOL!) and goes together in under 10 minutes.  It’s very similar to this Valentine’s Day card, yet completely different!

So where’s the surprise? This card has a cut-away for the heart and the rest of the card front is folded back and glued in place. Your greeting will fit perfectly in behind the heart.

reverse fold love you card

What are the supplies…a little card stock, a couple nested framelits, some specialty designer series paper (this Bundle of Love is beeyouteeful!) and pearls and you’re all set! Here are the measurements:

Ingredients

Blushing Bride cardstock – 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” scored at 4 1/4”
Very Vanilla cardstock – 4” x 5 1/4”, scrap
Bundle of Love DSP – 2 1/8” x 5 1/4”

Take a look at my video to make this pretty reverse fold love you card yourself.

Everything you need to recreate this card is here. Simply click on any image to take you to my 24-7 online store to have it shipped right to your door.

reverse fold love you card

Did you see how quickly this card goes together on my video?  You can achieve the same results just as quickly.

Cardmaking should be fun, not painful. Don’t get me wrong…there is certainly a time for intricate and involved, 4 hour, 6 layer cards. Just not when we’ve got a deadline to meet – and lots of people to greet. That’s why I love cards like this reverse fold love you card – it’s pretty, it’s fast, and your recipients will love it too.

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