Friday, November 26, 2021

One Sheet Top Locking Fun Fold Card

I'm always looking for new fun folds to try, and when this one popped up on my Facebook feed I knew I had to try it. Jan Radu, a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator from Australia posted this creative card design. Since Australia is on the metric system, she shared the Imperial system measurements but needed someone to confirm she had done it correctly. She did! Here's my result to share with you. 

 I have attached Jan's YouTube video below so she gets all the credit here for this card design I cased.

I used Evening Evergreen cardstock as the card base and the Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper and its gorgeous designs for the variety of patterns on this card. The Christmas to Remember stamp set is the greeting on the circular tag. The edge die I used is long retired and I had to dig it out of my die collection as I had very simple edge dies.


Start with an 8-1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock. In Portrait format score at 2-1/8" and 6-3/8". Rotate the cardstock 90 degrees and score at 5-1/2".  Carefully cut and remove the lower left and right sections that are 2-1/8" x 5-1/2".  Save one of these pieces as it will become the added-on flap that will become part of the locking mechanism.


Trim that saved section to 4-1/4" x 2-1/8". On the long side, score 3/8" across. That 3/8" section will be where you will put a strip of Tear and Tape in order to wrap the flap over the top of the center section to make the locking mechanism.

You will need the narrowest stitched rectangle die for the sliding slot.


Cut three pieces of coordinated Designer Series Paper at 4-1/8" x 5-3/8".
One piece of Basic White cardstock cut at 3-3/4" x 5" for the inner card liner. 


Using the Layering Circles Dies, you'll need the second-largest scalloped circle, the second-largest plain circle, and the fourth largest plain circle for the stamped tag portion.

Hint - pay attention to the scallop edge on the outer and inner slider and align them so they look nice before pressing firmly to the two dimensionals.

Scotch tape whatever added decorations you would like on the back of the stamped tag before raising it with dimensionals and placing it on the sliding mechanism.

Jan's video below will provide the rest of the construction information for this amazing card.

Isn't Jan's design amazing? There are so many amazing Stampin' Up! Demonstrators sharing their ideas on YouTube you'll never run out of card ideas! 

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!



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Thursday, November 25, 2021

Giving Thanks Today


Thankful and Grateful for each person who has stopped by my website this year. I wish you all a very memory-filled Thanksgiving.



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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Diagonal Double Pocket Fun Fold Card

When my dear friend and downline, Anne, and I got together at her home to watch Stampin' Up!s virtual OnStage at Home convention, we planned to have a day of card making prior to the event starting. We agree to bring three cards each to teach the other. We had a big laugh when we both revealed the Double Pocket fun fold cards we brought.  

Upon closer inspection, hers is different than mine, but it mainly has to do with which way you fold the flaps and card base section. Don't forget to affix the flaps down and glue up the sides to keep the pocket cards in their pockets.


Decorate the card front however you would like. For this sample, the Scalloped Contour Dies were used along with a retired Sale-a-Bration stamp set called A Touch of Ink. Little flowers from the Hydrangea Haven stamp set were stamped in Balmy Blue ink and Rhinestones were added to the flower centers for some "bling."


On a piece of Basic White you can stamp the large hydrangea flower in Highland Heather ink and Old Olive ink, then die cut and attach with dimensionals to the inside front of the card. 
With the same size Basic White cardstock from yesterday's card, stamp the little flower collection on each pocket page for a fun touch!

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You can use the same templates I shared in yesterday's post for cutting and folding. The difference is in the direction you fold to the front or to the back.
Template 1: 
The smaller upper left fold is the same folded to the inside. The larger lower right fold is folded towards the other side of the paper, NOT folded to the inside like yesterday.

Template 2:
Step 2 is the same with folding that section up. Step 3 is different instead of that piece becoming the card back it becomes the card front, so the pockets are hidden until the card is opened.

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I think this Double Pocket Fun Fold is cool because now you have two ways to use your Designer Series Paper for making beautiful cards for any occasion!

If you like what you see here, don't forget to sign up for my email list at the tinyurl link below. You'll receive a free 14 card One Sheet Wonder Tutorial!
Have a blessed day!



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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Three Times the Fun Double Pocket Card

If you have a special friend who needs a little pick me up, then this is the perfect card design for them. I learned about this layout from Cindy Westerink.

This Double Pocket Card packs three times the fun in it. You get to write two messages on the small cards you place in the front two pockets or you could add gift cards into the pockets. Then you still have an entire inner card to write another message on. Three messages in one card. Cool!

You make this card from one piece of Designer Series Paper that you cut to 8-1/2" x 11". There are so many possibilities of cards you can make using Stampin' Up!s double-sided Designer Series Papers!

Be sure to use some Tombow multipurpose glue to affix the folded flaps down and on sides where the pocket cards go.

Card front with matching envelope flap. I used the retired Magic in the Night Designer Series Paper and the Beautiful Friendship stamp set. Black and White combinations are so striking and beautiful! The retired Metallic Mesh Ribbon makes the card look extra pretty and keeps it closed.


Use the Rectangle Stitched Dies to cut your Basic White pieces. Use the second and third largest dies. Then you'll need Basic Black cardstock for the smaller rectangle cut at 3-1/4" x 4-5/8" and for the larger rectangle cut 3-5/8" x 5".

In Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, stamp the images shown from the Beautiful Friendship stamp set. The larger pocket card has a couple roses stamped at the lower edges.


Inner Basic White Layer is cut 4" x 5-1/4" waiting for your personal message.

Follow the two diagrams below to fold your piece of Designer Series Paper into the proper shape.

Start with the image below, followed by the next image below that, and you'll have this fun fold pocket card figured out in no time!

Finish the pocket layers with an embellishment of your choice. Then deliver it to your special friend!
I'd love to know in the comments if you've ever tried this fun fold before.

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Sunday, November 21, 2021

Highlights of OnStage at Home

 Thursday, November 11

At 10 a.m. Lori Perez (an adopted downline) and my downline Anne Breight met at Anne's home for a day of fun. We each brought projects to share with each other to make and we brought gifts. 


Anne is busy working above.


Anne and me - a 50+ year friendship!


Lori and I working away!


Lori working and taking photos.


Lori brought lunch for Thursday - Isn't it cute what she did to the baggies! So much more festive!


She introduced me to items from Trader Joe's that I didn't know existed. YUM!


Our table of work and gifts for the three of us!


My collection of projects and gifts. I felt so loved!
Then Lori wanted to get home before dark so she headed home.

Then at 4:30 p.m. it was time to get a comfy spot in the recliner and enjoy the show!


This is what the online convention platform looked like.

NDLOVU African Choir was the Entertainment from America's Got Talent. They were so good and had so much energy!

Then came the recognition presented by Shelli and Sara.


It's official publically - I was recognized for my 10 years with the company. The funny thing was I was 10 days away from my actual 11th anniversary!

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Friday, November 12

It was Anne and my turn to head to Lori's home. She is quite the hostess - look at how she arranged our breakfast choices!  Those were vegan pumpkin muffins with chocolate chips in them, so good!



Anne taking notes. So much good stuff to learn!

Unfortunately, even though Lori had a large television screen, it wouldn't work today. So we switched between Lori's laptop and ipad. The sound was great however!


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Saturday, November 13

I am back at Anne's home. Lori couldn't join us this time.
Anne was able to get a larger picture on her TV so it was great to watch together and chat during breaks about what we were learning.


Stampin' Up! always likes to do some fun entertainment of their own, so they modeled "Master Stamper" after all the reality shows along the same line. Very fun!


The last piece of every convention is Shelli Gardner, Founder of Stampin' Up! and her daughter, Sara Douglass, CEO for the last few years do a stamping presentation for us. It is funny, very creative and a great way to wrap up a fun three days!






So there you have a quick overview of OnStage at Home. So fun! If you were on my team we could do it together too!

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Lastly, I couldn't let this day go uncelebrated! Eleven wonderful years with Stampin' Up! WooHoo!


Thanks for taking a peek here today! If you'd like to join in the fun, just click the "Join Stampin' Up! tab at the top of this page to get started. Now through the end of November, you can customize your Starter Kit for only $75 but get a value of $125 in products along with free shipping and more. Think about the value! I hope you'll jump in!





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Friday, November 19, 2021

Happy Masked Stampers from November Class

I did it again! Why can't I remember to take photos of all my November class stampers? I managed to get the Saturday morning group this time around.


Above is Patti, Laurie and Nancy working hard.


Above is Therese who brought Casey. 

A fun time was had by all of us!





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Thursday, November 18, 2021

Holiday Table Favor for November Stamp Classes

Here's the class favor I gave out to my customers when they came to Stamp and Chat Class in November. I don't normally take photos of the treats or favors I give out, but I think I'm going to start just to have a record for when people say, "You remember that treat you gave us?" I really liked it.

So this month I used a 2" x 2" x 2" cube I had on hand. They are now retired from the Stampin' Up! catalog.


Supplies Used to make this Treat Box:

2" x 2" x 2" clear acetate cube
1-7/8" x 9" retired Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper wrapped around the cube.
Very retired Snowflake Punch with Real Red snowflakes
Non- Stampin' Up! White 1/4" ribbon
Retired Tags 4 You stamp set
Basic White cardstock with Garden Green Ink
1-3/4" circle punch
Layering Circles Dies - scallop circle in Garden Green cardstock
Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stampin' Seal

Contents were two Lindt Truffle Balls - one in Caramel and the other Double Chocolate plus a thin York Peppermint Patty



My customers loved these treats! 

I hope this idea inspires you to make some treat boxes to use at your Thanksgiving or Christmas table.
I'm sure your family and/or guests would love them!

Thanks for visiting!





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