Hello and happy Tuesday!

It’s been quite a week. I spent the weekend of World Cardmaking Day on a road trip with my daughter, son, and his significant other. It was wonderful to spend time with them. This past week, I prepared projects for my Team, and hosted a World Cardmaking Day event at my home. Bertter late than not at all, right? Today’s card is one of the projects we put together.

Today’s Card Parts And Pieces

This is without a doubt one of my favotire quick and easy Fun Fold designs. It’s been around for a while. In essence, it turns an A-2 size card into a 4 1/4″ square. You can have loads of fun deciding what to add to your squared design surface. There are so many images and dies that could work beautifully.

The Quick “How-To”

  • The Real Red card base is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 4 1/4″ and 5 1/2″.
  • Fold the card base in half at the 5 1/2″ score line.
  • The front of the card has the second score line. With the scored part of the card base in front of you, fold the flap to the left.
  • Add Multipurpose Glue to the inside of the 1 1/4″ section to create the “book binding” on the left side.
  • The front card base flap that opens will be a 4 1/4″ square.
  • Cut three Basic White layers: One 4 1/8″ square for the card front mat layer, ome 4″ square for the inside writing layer, and one 1 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ layer for the front left side panel mat layer.
  • The Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper card front large layer is a 4″ square.
  • The Designer Series Paper card front left panel layer is 4″ x 1″.
  • Adhere the layers to the card front as shown.
  • I stamped the basket with Early Espresso ink and shaded the edges with a Blender Pen.
  • I stamped the apples with Early Espresso ink and colored them with Stampin’ Blends.
  • The hearts, basket, napkin, bushel handle, and apple are die cuts using the coordinating Full Basket Dies.
  • They’re attached to the card front with Dimensionals.
  • I used the 2022-2024 In Color Baker’s Twine in Sweet Sorbet to add a little something to the card seam.
  • It’s wrapped around the card three times and tied in a bow in the front.

So, fill an adorable bushel with a mix of apples, add a few hearts and create a simple “just a note” for Fall.

… the only limitation is your imagination!

Today’s Product Details


  • A new kit has just been added to the Kits Collection – The Birthday Card Organizer Kit
  • Kit includes one 8″ x 10″ monthly planner with space to record birthdays each month as well as a pocket sleeve to hold birthday cards.
  • Includes 12 full-size birthday cards, 6 of 2 designs, and 12 coordinating envelopes.
  • Includes Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Adhesive-Backed Embellishments, and Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • Includes die-cut florals and pieces ready for you to use­—no prep work required!
  • Includes sticker sentiments and die-cut labels in Dutch, English, French, and German