Fun Fold Blog Hop

 

Welcome to our Fun Fold Blog Hop!  All of the Stampin’ Up Demonstrators involved love Fun Folds and sharing them with all of you.  Once you have finished my blog post there is a list at the bottom for you to continue Hopping along to see the other creations.  We are hoping you love them and will leave some comments.

The Fun Fold that I have chosen to share with you today is a Buckle Fold.  It has been around for quite a while and is a variation of a Double Fold that has even more variations.  That is what is so fun about card making! For a Fun Fold, I went with a fun holiday and chose Halloween.

 

Stampin' Up!, Bewitched, Scary Cute, Sending Dies, Rhinestones, Butterfly Kisses, Jackie Beers

 

Fun Fold

If you are a regular follower of my blog, I always say I begin with the paper.  Since this was a Fun Fold Hop, I decided on the fold and then went looking for everything else that would fit.  So I am going to begin with the fold basics.

The card base is Gorgeous Grape cardstock that is cut 4 1/4 X 8 5/8 and scored at 3 1/8.  And the beautiful DSP is from the Butterfly Kisses Designer Series Paper cut to 2 7/8 X 4,  Those colors are what decided the Gorgeous Grape and the layer of calypso Coral.  The Calypso Coral layer is cut to 3 3/4 X 3 3/4.  And the White layer is cut to 3 1/2 X 7 and scored at 3 1/2.

To make the Buckle, I used the Sending Dies.  There is a long and narrow sentiment die which fit perfectly.  Actually It was the longest die that is narrow I have in my collection!  After measuring the die length, the height of the White piece was determined and that my focal images would fit on it.  Adhere the DSP piece prior to die cutting the slit.  Layer the folded white onto the Calypso Coral layer and hold in place to ensure the “buckle” works.  Here is a closeup view of the buckle part.

 

 

The white piece easily slips through the slit to hold the card closed.  Other than getting the die centered on that front piece of the card, this is a simple card to make.

Stamps

Now that the card is basically complete it is all down to the fun decorations.  The Bewitching Bundle, stamp set and Witch Hat Builder punch, are so cute.  One of the hardest things was choosing which hat to use!  By going with the mostly solid hat, I could just punch the hat using Basic Black cardstock.  Stamping the hat on scrap in Gorgeous Grape and punching it out only the hat band gave a more colorful one.  It is colored with Stampin’ Blends.  The leggings and shoes are stamped and colored with Stampin’ Blends also.

The front of the card sentiment is the little “BOO”.  It was stamped and die cut with the smallest of circles.  Both the Boo and the inside sentiment are from the second cute Halloween stamp set.  This one is the Scary Cute (how appropriate) set.

Embellishments

By raising the hat with Stampin’ Dimesnionals, it gives a bit of depth to the card.  And did you notice all of the stars?  Those are on the punch as well.  The black ones came when I punched out the black hat.  And the purple ones were made with just a corner of a scrap of Gorgeous Grape cardstock.  They are all adhered around but needed something.  So all but the smallest received a Rhinestone, including the little BOO.  Even witches need bling!

Thank you for reading my post today!  It is very much appreciated.  Below is the list of other designer who have more Fun Folds for you to check out.

  1. Beth McCullough
  2. Rae Burnet
  3. Jess Atchison
  4. Melissa Seplowitz
  5. Jackie Beers
  6. Karen Finkle
  7. Debbie Mageed
  8. Lisa Ann Bernard
  9. Sue Jackson
  10. Amanda Howard
  11. Melissa Tootle

 

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Thinking Of You

Today’s card is using the sweet paper from the Happy Forest Friends.  This is a Smile card from that happy paper, but also a Fun Fold.

 

Stampin' Up!, Ringed With Nature, Tree Ring Hybrid, Happy Forest Friends, Jackie Beers

 

Paper

This card is a Fun Fold and actually the paper is more the star of the show.  So I am starting with the beautiful Happy Forest Friends Designer Series Paper.  As I show the open view, you will see that the same pattern carries across the entire card.  The only different piece is the one showing on the left above.  That space needed to be a complimentary pattern, instead of the same.

All of the colors used are pulled from the woodsy piece of the DSP.  Soft Suede, the rarely used So Saffron, and Poppy Parade all work so well together.  Here is a view of the open card.

 

 

Stamps, Dies & Embossing

It took a variety of products to get the details on this card that I was looking for.  The stamps used are from the Ringed With Nature stamp set.  Even the little leaf on the inside writing section is from the set.  And those tree rings are so fun!  They are part of the Tree Rings Hybrid Embossing Folder.  This includes the embossing folder, along with ten tree rings that create five double layer rings like I used..  But also includes little twigs and leaves dies.  It is an awesome set of Dies and can be bundled with the Ringed With Nature Stamp Set.

The focal layer is two of the tree rings, which fit perfectly together.  Sadly you must zoom in on the photo to the great details of the rings, but in person it is easy to see.  The sentiment is from the stamp set as well. It was stamped using Poppy Parade for a bit more Pop!  For the final touch I added one of the 2021-2023 Opal Rounds for a touch of bling and to show a bit more of the “yellow” look.

Measurements:

This is a FunFold that is super easy to make.  For the base card you need a piece of 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 cardstock that is scored at 1 1/2 and 4 1/4.  Fold and burnish to a Z fold. The  focal  layer  So  Saffron  is  cut  to  2 3/4  X   5  1/4  with  DSP  at  2 1/2  X 5.  The  left  side  front  has  So  Saffron  at  2 3/8  X 5 1/4  with  complimentary  DSP  at  2 1/8  X 5.  There  is  an  inside  narrow  piece  that  has layer  as  1 1/4 x 5 1/4 and  the  DSP  at  1 X 5.  And  the  back  section  has  So  Saffron  cut  to  the standard  inside  size  of  4 X 5 1/4.  Then  there  is  a DSP  on  the  left  cut  to  1 7/8  x 5 and  a   White  at  1 3/4X  5.

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Twisted for Pals July Fun Fold

For today’s Pals Fun Fold Blog Hop I have a Twisted Card to share with you.  Twisted is an odd name for a card but is very appropriate in this instance.

 

Stampin' Up!, Celebrate With Tags, Designer Tags, Hues of Happiness, Layering Circles, Jackie Beers

 

And here is the unfolded card to give you a better idea of the Twist.

 

 

Twist Fold

This type of Fun Fold has been around for a while.  And I have wanted to make it, but the size was too large.  All of the versions I had seen were 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 so required a special envelope.  Keeping it simple and working with what we have is my preference.  So I fiddled with the measurements and this one will fit inside a regular A2 envelope.

Hopefully my directions in the PDF are understandable.  Although I will say the most difficult part is making sure the DSP is cut in the direction you want.  It took me two tries to get that correct.  And there are videos available for the larger size.  The directions would be the same with the exception of the height of the card base.

CLICK HERE FOR THE PDF

Stamps

Both of the sentiments used are from the Celebrate With Tags stamp set.  For the front, I stamped the sentiment and then cut it apart to fit on the circle section of the tag.  It can work by either cutting straight with a paper trimmer or as I did and just winging it with paper snips! Personally I like the bit of angle to the Let’s and You.

Dies

Two different die sets were used for this fun card.  The one I love is the Designer Tags Dies.  It includes the tag on the front of the card.  The little detail at the top plus the stitched edging adds more than you would expect.  And the second die is the Layering Circles Dies for the white and Hues of Happiness circles on the tag.  If you happen to still have circle punches, they would work also.  The white circle is exactly the width of the tag for reference.

Thank you for visiting and please follow along to the other Fun Folds in the Hop.

 

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Many Folds Card

Today’s card is a Many Folds card showcasing the Framed Occasions Bundle with the Beautiful Shapes Dies.  Fun  Folds are my favorite and this one has some extras.

 

Stampin' Up!, Framed Occasions, Celebrating You, Scallop Contours, Jackie Beers

 

Card of Many Folds

This card was so much fun to make because of the many folds.  It is a CASE of a card from Dawn Griffith.  And she has a great video for you instead of me trying to explain.  Here are the surprise extra folds.

 

 

And the Final one.

 

Paper

Starting with the paper seems the proper place to begin as this card gives you the opportunity to showcase a variety of it.  This paper is the Happy Forest Friends Designer Series Paper.  It is a fun, woodsy paper that can be used for many occasion, as I have shown.  The first thought when looking at the paper and the matching stamp set is that it is mostly for children.  Maybe this will change your mind as it did mine!

Stamps and Dies

The fun shapes containing sentiments are from the Framed Occasions Bundle.  It includes the Beautiful Shapes Dies.  These shapes are a bit different from the usual and I love that.  The Calypso Coral circle has embossing around it for an extra detail.  And the inside White circle includes stitching.  A great unexpected shape is the hexagon at the bottom.  Not something we would expect in a Die, but I love it as well.  The matching inside holds a few of the different sentiments.

For the actual “writing on” layer, I went back to a favorite. That is the Scalloped Contours Dies.  Adding the bit of flower finishes the card wonderfully.

 

 

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Expressions in Diamond Shape

Today’s card is a mix of FunFold, Beautiful Paper, and an easy Wow factor.  It all begins with the Expressions In Ink and Artistically Inked products.

 

Stampin' Up!, Artistically Inked, Expressions In Ink, Pale Papaya, Jackie Beers

 

Paper

Choosing which product is the star of this card was difficult , the paper or the stamps.  Since the paper has been purchased the most over the last year, I will say that is the winner.  It is the Expressions In Ink Designer Series Paper.  I have used two different pieces of the gorgeous pack of papers.

First is the Gold Striped piece.  It is on the front and on the right edge of the back layer.  To say it is pretty is very lacking.  And the best piece is what I have just barely peeking from behind the center flower.   A  marble look with pink and yellow flowers and veins of gold could not be prettier.  This fabulous DSP is paired with Pale Papaya. Which works wonderfully with the gold and the brightness of the pinks.

Stamps and Dies

Artistically Inked is the name of this gorgeous bundle.  The flower in the center of the card is stamped and die cut using Pale Papaya Ink as well as Pear Pizzaz.  There are a variety of colors in the paper to choose from, but these were the ones I chose for this card.  Both stamped images are die cut and then adhered to the center panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  And the finishing touch is a couple of Champagne Rhinestones.  The color matches the Pale Papaya pretty closely.

Directions and Measurements

Beginning with the Pale Papaya card base, it is cut 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 and scored at 2 1/8 and 4 1/4.  Make an accordion fold on the left side of the card with the scores.  Next the striped DSP is cut 1 7/8 X 5 1/4.  (There are two of these pieces but you only see the one on the front in the photo.  The other piece is on the inside of that accordion and is viewed when the card is open.)

The inside back layer is Basic White cut to 4 X 5 1/4.  You can see the matching DSP on the right side edge.  A strip of the gold DSP is cut to 1/2 X 5 1/4 and adhered flush to the right edge of the White.

The front diamonds are cut 2 from Pale Papaya at 1 3/4 X 1 3/4 , and 2 cut from the flowery DSP at 1 1/2 X 1 1/2.  These are adhered together and then placed as a diamond with the points centered on the folded line.  One is even with the DSP at the top and the other at the bottom.  Carefully place the adhesive so it is only on the left side. Otherwise these would stick to the inside back layer.

For the center diamond cut a piece of Pale Papaya to 3 X 3 and a piece of Basic White to 2 3/4 X 2 3/4.  Adhere the die cut flower and leaves to that piece using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Center the diamond between the two smaller diamonds.  Add this diamond using Stampin Dimensionals also.  Be careful that your adhesive is only on the left side!

 

 

 

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Double Z Artfully Layered

Fun Folds are the best kind of folds for creating cards.  Today I have paired a Double Z fold with  products from the Artfully Composed Suite of Products in the Mini Catalog.

 

Stampin' Up!, Artfully Layered, Tropical Layers, Artfully Composed, Polished Dots, Pear Pizzaz, Mint Macaron, Pale Papaya, Jackie Beers

 

Front

The front of the card stars not only the beautiful Artfully Composed Designer Series paper, but some of the Artfully Layered Stamps.  And to top it off there are two different die cut leaves using the Tropical Layers Dies, which are part of the bundle.  For a bit of the unexpected, I heat embossed the sentiment and some extra little heart shaped leaves onto the solid die cut leaf.

 

 

Inside Back

I know it seems odd doing the back before the center but you will see the method behind my madness…hopefully!  The Double Z fold, the extra Z fold, is attached to the front and the back of the card.  You can see the back section is attached to a piece of the DSP which has a very similar leaf.  And to pair better with that DSP, I added the word stamp from the set using Pale Papaya Ink.

Center Section

From this center view you can see all of the sections of the card.  The center panel of the small Z is where you would write your greeting and sign.  It is the least exciting of the card and why I went here last.   But this open view allows you to view the full Double Z at work.  And you can see that the front sentiment layer is raised with Stampin’ Dimensionals with a few of the Polished Dots embellishments for some bling.

Measurements:

The card base of Pear Pizzaz is cut to 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 and scored at 2 1/8 and 4 1/4 on the 8 1/2″ length.  The panels are 2 Mint Macaron pieces cut to 1 7/8 X 5 1/4.  With the back larger panel cut to 4 X 5 1/4.  For the DSP there are 2 pieces cut to 1 3/4 X 5 and the larger one is cut to 3 7/8 X 5 1/8.

The smaller Z section is also Mint Macaron and is cut to 3 1/8 X 7.  The Basic White panels are the front focal piece cut to 2 7/8 X 2 7/8.  And the small panels are 2 that are cut 1 7/8 X 2 7/8 each.

To adhere the smaller Z section, fold both the little Z and the card as they would be closed.  Center the small Z on the closed card.  Pay attention to how much of the focal layer is actually over that front left fold.  Place Stampin’ Dimensionals only on that part.  Adhere it to the front panel.  Then find where the back section lands.  Add adhesive to that panel and close the card.

 

 

 

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Jackie

 

 


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