Saying Goodbye with a Fun Fold

We are still on lockdown here in Michigan, so I’ve been using my time wisely – stamping and watching videos of stamping.  And that is how I came across this video by Julie Davison where she demonstrates this super fun flip fold card. I wanted to give a nice send off to some retiring products, so I used Lovely Lipstick cardstock, ink, blends, and ribbon, the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper, and the Tufted 3D Embossing Folder.  I just love how rich this card feels pairing Lovely Lipstick with Rich Razzleberry. Be sure to stock up on the retiring In Colors!

View the Annual Catalog and Spring Mini Catalog retiring lists here.

Saying Goodbye with a Fun Fold

Saying Goodbye with a Fun Fold Open

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Dressed to Impress
Cardstock:  Lovely Lipstick, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
DSP:  Peaceful Poppies
Ink:  Lovely Lipstick, Memento Tuxedo Black
Blends:  Basic Black, Lovely Lipstick, Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate
Lovelies:  ¼” Lovely Lipstick Ribbon, Whisper White Baker’s Twine
Tools:  Classic Label Punch, Detailed Trio Punch, Stitched Shapes Dies, Tufted 3D Embossing Folder

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Sailing with Faith Interlocking Gate Fold Card

This card is destined for a gentleman that, even though I don’t know him personally, I think needs reminding that people in the world care. I wanted to do a new fun fold that I hadn’t tried yet, so I decided to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) Lisa Curcio’s Interlocking Gate Fold Card. I chose to stamp the anchor from the Sailing Home set because of a beautiful Christian song I love called The Anchor Holds.  The inside is stamped with a sentiment from the set Faith Opens the Door, which is by the company Technique Tuesday. My daughter suggested a clip from the retired Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware kit to help the recipient know how to open the card. That kit is one of the embellishment kits that I seem to always forget that I have.  I also have the Silver, Styled Vanilla, and Aged Copper.  Anyone else remember those?

Sailing with Faith Interlocking Gate Fold Card

Sailing with Faith Interlocking Gate Fold Card 2

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Sailing Home, Faith Opens the Door (Technique Tuesday)
Cardstock:  Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, Whisper White
DSP:  Come Sail Away
Ink:  Night of Navy
Lovelies:  Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware (retired)
Tools:  Stitched Shapes Dies, Layering Circles Dies

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Letter Board of Encouragement

I have been taking the opportunity of being home more to work on cards. Cards that I make specifically for special someones. And the special someone getting this card happens to be a High School Senior. I want to remind her that we see the sadness encapsulating all the young adults at this time. I want her to remember that she can hang in there, rise and shine, and that everything will be ok. I want her to know it’s alright to be sad. But it’s not the end…

Letter Board of Encouragement

Her special card is a play on a buckle card. The flap has the cup adhered to it and it tucks nicely into the right wing of the butterfly.  When you lift the cup to open the card, you see the secret message stamped underneath. And, of course, my card isn’t complete until I add a little Wink of Stella…and the butterfly was the perfect item to make sparkle.

Letter Board of Encouragement 2

Letter Board of Encouragement 3

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Letter Board Messages*, Rise & Shine*
Cardstock:  Balmy Blue, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Ink:  Balmy Blue, Blushing Bride, Gray Granite, Memento Tuxedo Black
Lovelies:  Wink of Stella, Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools:  Bitty Butterfly Punch*, Cup of Cheer Dies
*Retired Products

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Lily Fun Fold for #JOSTTT016

JOSTTT016Today’s card is my submission for The Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe April 2020 Challenge #JOSTTT016. I used Flowers, Ink Blending, and Designer Paper.  I thought I’d do a fun fold that would showcase both sides of this beautiful Lily Impressions DSP.  Please don’t ask what this fold is called, because I have no idea! Sale-a-Bration is over, but I will still use these beautiful Lily products! I stamped the lily in Lovely Lipstick, then made a small pool of Wink of Stella on my scrap paper and used the Aqua Painter to pick up some Flirty Flamingo ink and added it to the WOS and watercolored the flower that way. I hit it with the Heat Tool on setting 1 to dry it quickly. I also hit it with heat on the backside to help flatten it out. I die cut it out and layered it onto a second die cut from Lovely Lipstick. So pretty!

Lilypad Lake Fun Fold

Lilypad Lake Fun Fold 2

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Lovely Lily Pad*, Faith Opens the Door (Technique Tuesday)
Cardstock:  Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White
DSP:  Lily Impressions*
Ink:  Flirty Flamingo, Lovely Lipstick
Lovelies:  Wink of Stella, Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin Ribbon*, Faceted Dots*
Tools:  Lily Pad Dies*, Layering Circles Dies, Aqua Painter, Heat Tool
*Retired Products

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Praying For You Triangle Fold for WWC265 Challenge

I haven’t participated in any stamping challenges lately, so I looked through some of my favorite blogs and decided to enter a card in the Watercooler Wednesday Blog challenge. This week’s challenge is:

WWC265 – Marsha’s Challenge: Anything Goes With a Feminine Twist

I wanted something soft, demure and with flowers. I also knew I wanted a fun fold. I was looking though my Pinterest folder Cards – Folds and found the Triangle Fun Fold Card by Jackie Bolhuis at klompenstampers.com. I just knew it was perfect to highlight the gorgeous paper in the Pressed Petals Specialty DSP. Praying For You Triangle Fold

Praying For You Triangle Fold Inside

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Beautiful Promenade
Cardstock:  Merry Merlot, Old Olive, Rococo Rose, Very Vanilla
Specialty DSP:  Pressed Petals
Ink:  Mossy Meadow, Old Olive
Lovelies:  Frosted Flower Embellishments, Noble Peacock Rhinestones
Tools:  Beautiful Layers Dies, Layering Circles Dies

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A Touch of Tulips with The Joy of Sets Blog Hop

March 2020

It’s time once again for a super fun blog hop with my fellow The Joy of Sets hoppers! Scroll to the end to see the complete list of hoppers. Our theme this month is anything Easter or Spring. What a perfect time for tulips! My mother has always loved yellow tulips, so she is the inspiration for this card.  I adore this fun fold and thought it was perfect for the flowers. I used the Tulip Builder Punch with a sticky note to create a mask so that I could have some of the flowers in the background without stamping over the foreground.

March 2020 A Touch of Tulips

March 2020 A Touch of Tulips inside

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Timeless Tulips, Thanks for the Laughs (inside)
Cardstock:  Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Whisper White
Specialty DSP: Golden Honey
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Memento Tuxedo Black
Love:  Flax Ribbon
Tools:  Tulip Builder Punch

Please be sure to click on the “Next Blog” link below to visit Allie’s page! If you missed anyone else, be sure to click on their name to see theirs!

NextAngélique Nederpel
Sue Allen
Gez Carpenter
Tricia Butts
Libby Fens
Fiona Whitehead
Rebecca Jo Unwin
Brenda Nelson
Jill Chapman
JoAnn Pollock
Rochelle Laird-Smith
Annette Ball
Susan Webster
Angie McKenzie
Jennifer Arent <— YOU ARE HERE
Alejandra Gomez

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Believe You Can in Springtime Colors

The sweet stamp set Believe You Can is tucked away in the far back of the Annual Catalog (page 207) and is a Host set. It’s one of those sets I thought was cute, but never put it on my wish list. Hunter, on the other hand, knew we should have it. So…there it is. I enjoyed coloring it with the Stampin’ Blends markers and pairing it up with some Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper from the Sale-a-Bration brochure. I had sponged the DSP in Mint Macaron, but decided I didn’t care for it, so I cut another piece and kept it as is. I finished it off with a White Baker’s Twine double bow and some random Iridescent Sequins that I applied with the Fine Tip Glue and Take Your Pick Tool. Cute, yes?

Believe You Can in Springtime Colors

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Believe You Can (Host)
Cardstock:  Calypso Coral, Whisper White
DSP: Golden Honey Specialty (SAB)
Ink:  Calypso Coral, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Mint Macaron
Love:  Iridescent Sequin Assortment, White Baker’s Twine
Tools:  Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Take Your Pick Tool

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Honey Bee Joy Fold for the Joy of Sets January 2020 Blog Hop

January 2020It’s time for another The Joy of Sets Blog Hop and I am finally able to participate again. The last time was June…shame on me! Our theme for January is “Something New” and boy, oh boy, do I have some new things! I decided to use the Honey Bee Bundle on page 30 of the new Spring Mini along with the coordinating Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper I earned for free in the Sale-a-Bration brochure (page 10). I decided to use more fun, free goodies by also using the So Saffron/Gold Bakers Twine and Sequins from the combo pack available on page 7.

Honey Bee Joy Fold Front
When I put all the products in front of me, I just knew I wanted a fun fold for this card. I decided on the Joy Fold. It’s been a couple years since I made one and I don’t know why…it’s so quick and easy and really adds a lot. I made sure to use the Black Dimensionals for the bees and hive so you don’t see glaring white against the black and gold. I topped all the bees with Wink of Stella. Visit Splitcoast Stampers here for the Joy Fold tutorial.

Honey Bee Joy Fold partial open
Honey Bee Joy Fold open
Stamp Set:  Honey Bee
Cardstock:  Basic Black, So Saffron, Whisper White
Specialty DSP: Golden Honey (SAB)
Ink:  Staz-On Saddle Brown, Memento Tuxedo Black
Lovelies:  Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins Combo Pack (SAB), Wink of Stella
Tools:  Detailed Bee Dies, Black Dimensionals

Be sure to visit Vicki Milyard on the blog hop using the forward arrow. If you missed anyone, please click on the links below and add some great ideas to your list!
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January 2020 Blog Roll

Angie McKenzie
Amanda Farlinger
Libby Fens
Jane Allmark
Tricia Butts
Angelique Nederpel
Fiona Whitehead
Sandra Roberts
Rebecca-Jo Unwin
Rochelle Laird-Smith
Brenda Nelson
Susan Webster
Anne Marie Hile
Gez Carpenter
Annette Ball
Kaylin Krawczyk
Narelle Fasulo
Jennifer Arent
Vicki Milyard
Alejandra Gomez

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Garage Joy Fold Birthday Card

I had been eyeing the Classic Garage suite in the Occasions Catalog on pages 42-43 ever since I first perused the catalog last fall. I wanted it…then talked myself out of it…but I wanted it…then talked myself out of it… You get the drift, right?  Tokyo Drift…hahahaha I’m so punny! (That’s for all my Fast & the Furious fans.) Oh my! I digress! Anyway, I thought the Joy Fold layout would be great for this suite and I was right. The gas can is held down by Dimensionals on the right side of it so the yellow DSP layer with the gears and car on it tuck into the side of it to keep the card closed. Super fun, great masculine card. This one is being sent to a special little guy turning 10 this week. I think he’ll like it.

Garage Joy Fold Birthday Card

Garage Joy Fold Birthday Card Opening
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Geared Up Garage
Cardstock:  Tranquil Tide, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Classic Garage 6” x 6” Stack
Ink: Basic Gray, Tranquil Tide
Tools:  Garage Gears Thinlits Dies, Rectangles Stitched Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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Frog Waterfall for a Shy Boy

There is the cutest little guy I know who will be turning 2 soon. He doesn’t really talk to me…but sometimes I can get a smile out of his little face. I’m hoping to get on his good side with a fun, interactive Waterfall card.  I am not above bribery. Links to some of my other Waterfall cards and the directions are at the end of this post.

Frog Waterfall for a Shy Boy


And a friendly reminder that Sale-a-Bration is ending soon – March 31st! You can only get this adorable frog stamp set, So Hoppy Together, free with a $50 minimum purchase during Sale-a-Bration!

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  So Hoppy Together (SAB), Paper Pumpkin 6th Birthday Bonus (March 2019), Paper Pumpkin Poppin’ Birthday (March 2019)
Cardstock:  Cucumber Crush*, Soft Sky*, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  2015-2017 In Color Stack
Ink: Cucumber Crush, Soft Sky, Memento Tuxedo Black
Blends:  Call Me Clover, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Pool Party
Lovelies:  Soft Sky Thick Baker’s Twine*, Mini Staples*
Tools:  Detailed Trio Punch, Mini Stapler*

*Retired Product

For the month of March only, Stampin’ Up! has released special coordinating products for purchase. There are die sets and a punch that coordinate with the stamps sets, along with a stamp set with sentiments that perfectly match, too! Check that flyer out here:
SAB Coordination Flyer
**These items are while supplies last. Please note the Lily, Hop Around and Call Me Cupcake framelits dies are sold out.

Click on the items below to view the brochures:
2019 SAB Brochure
2019 SAB 2nd Release Brochure
2019 SAB 3rd Release Brochure

Here are some of my previous posts with Waterfall cards:
Double the Dinos
Waterfall by the Seaside
Waterfall Panda Celebration

If you want to make one yourself, the directions are here on Splitcoast Stampers:  https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/waterfall_card/

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