A FREE PDF And A Fun Fold In Pale Papaya!

It’s Monday and I wish you a happy one!

Last week, I posted a project my Team member, Georgia and I made together for our monthly gathering.  Today’s post is by Karen.  She loves to fun fold and always comes up with a beautiful project for us..

I love this Pale Papaya monochrome card featuring the Color & Contour Bundle. I know you’ve seen a lot of this Bundle. Everybody loves it!  All of the layering dies are the perfect size for card projects. If you haven’t added Color & Contour to your paper crafting collection, you should give it some thought.  It’s one of those “I’m glad I have it” Bundles.

This is a super easy card to put together. You’ll have lots of help with the Contours Dies.

To download a printable PDF tutorial, click the button below. The tutorial includes all cutting and scoring dimensions for this card so the fun fold will be easy to duplicate for future projects.

So, grab that Color & Contour Bundle, crop some scalloped layers, add some shimmery vellum and create something fun and amazing!

…the only limitation is your imagination!

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A Pot of Happy Thoughts!

I’m featuring a springtime “happy” Fun Fold card for you today.  The Basket of Blooms stamp sets is one of those sets that is tucked away on page 48 in the current Annual Catalog.  In my last post, I featured a card I made with the same stamps, but with different colors.  The card design was also different.  Today’s card is a Flip Fun Fold and very easy to put together.

Design Tip:  Aren’t these colors beautiful together.  Even though this is a really “cool” (wow) color combination, it’s very, very warm.  Always remember when you are matching colors for your projects,  warm tones will work well with warm and cool tones with cool.  We usually recognize blues to be cool colors, but Pretty Peacock is a warm blue, meaning that it has red in it.

I verified this with the RGB numbers for Pretty Peacock:  R 1, G 124, B 121.  This means that Pretty Peacock is red and equal amounts of green and blue.  Green and blue mixed create cyan (an aqua/teal blue shade).  Add a small amount of red and you have a warmer blue tone.  The same applies to Mossy Meadow.  It’s green, but has a warm tone.  The RGB for Mossy Meadow is:  R 92, G 107, B 43.  Lots of red in Mossy Meadow, and that’s what gives it a deep warm tone.  It’s obvious that Terracotta Tile is warm, but just for fun its RGB is:  R 229, G 118, B 184.  Hmmm, red mixed with Cyan!

I love this pot of blooms but you already know that since I’ve used the same stamps twice.  I ordered this stamp set because I liked the plant pot image and the basket image.  Isn’t that little bow image adorable?

The Basket of Blooms stamp set is an image only set.  There are no sentiments in the set, but the Happy Thoughts stamp set works so well with it. Below is the inside of my Fun Fold.

If you’d like to give this design a try, click the button below to download a FREE PDF Tutorial.

So, find that pretty pot of blooms, add a happy sentiment and create something thoughtful to send to a friend today!

…the only limitation is your imagination!


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In Bloom Birthday! A Clean and Simple Fun Fold!

Happy Tuesday to you!  Today, I followed a favorite tutorial with a different look.  A few posts ago, I created a cluster of hearts using the same fun fold card dimensions and design.

One of the great things about card making is that you can use the same sketch or fun fold tutorial and put your own spin on it for a different occasion or a different look.

Today, I used the In Bloom stamp set and the FREE coordinating Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper.  By now, I’m sure you all know about Stampin’ Up!’s sale event, Sale-A-Bration.  For each $50 product purchase from any current catalog, you can earn a free Sale-A-Bration item from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.

Here’s an example:

  • You can purchase the In Bloom Bundle which includes the stamp set and matching dies.  By the way, the dies for this are incredible!
  • The price for the Bundle is $48.50.
  • If you add a package of Neutrals cardstock you qualify for the FREE Designer Series Paper.
  • You will have everything you need to make this card and many different versions of it.

Here’s the quick and easy “how to” for this project:

  • Cut a standard  4 1/4″ X 11″ A-2 Card Base using Night of Navy cardstock.
  • Score the card base at 5 1/2″ and burnish your score line with a bone folder.
  • With the inside of the card base facing you, cut off 3″ from the left side.
  • This piece will be your Fun Fold focal point front.
  • Cut a Basic White layer 2 3/4″ x 4″.  This layer is attached to the Night of Navy focal point front.
  • Cut a Basic White 4″ x 5 1/4″ layer for the inside sentiment layer.
  • The patterned paper layer is 2 1/4″ x 4″.
  • The flowers are fussy cut from a piece of Paper Blooms DSP.
  • Stamp your sentiment on the inside card layer.
  • I added a few faceted dots from my embellishment stash.

I enjoy sharing project dimensions with you to make it easier for you to pull out what you have and create your own design.

So, do just that.  Grab your favorite patterned paper, match up a cardstock base, add a few white layers and create your own original!

…the only limitation is your imagination!

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FREE PDF Tutorials From January’s Stampin’ Fun

Today I have Free PDF downloads of each of the projects my Team created for our January stamping night.  We meet once each month to share, stamp, create and eat pizza!  It’s always a lot of laughs and, if I may say, we are a great group!

Below is Georgia’s project. We made 3 X 3 note cards with matching envelopes.  The supplies came from a past Paper Pumpkin kit.  I didn’t create a tutorial for this project.  You can easily CASE this one with 3 x 3 notes, matching envelopes the new Lots of Heart Bundle.

Barbara shared a quick and easy Valentine with us in traditional Valentine’s Day colors.  The Lots of Heart Bundle is also a favorite for this card.

Monica shared a Washi Tape card case/purse.  This was a fun and unique project.  The finished case measures 4″ x 6″ and can comfortably hold 4 note cards and envelopes.  We completed the project with washi tape, but you can use your favorite Designer Series Paper for the case and create matching note cards for a great hand made gift.

Last, but certainly not least, Karen shared a Fun Fold design using the pretty Flower & Field Designer Series Paper.  This is a FREE DSP with a $50.00 product purchase.

So, download the tutorials for all of these projects and create something beautiful.

…the only limitation is your imagination!


Lots of Heart!

Today’s post happens to be one of my favorite fun fold designs.  It’s quick and easy and has a few layers.  I love layers on a card.

Adding layers to a card accomplishes a few simple design techniques:

  • Layers can emphasize and define your focal point.  In my card today, the hearts steal the show!
  • Layers can help with color balance.  The side panel thin black layer helps the patterned paper pop and balances the black and white in the gingham heart.
  • Layers give your card a little more weight and can add dimension without foam tape or dimensionals.

The Lots of Heart Bundle in Stampin’ Up!’s new January-June Mini Catalog was on my first wish list.  Not just for Valentine’s Day, this Bundle can be used time and again and for quite a few different occasions.  There’s one caveat… you have to get the Bundle.  

My card base is Blushing Bride and the polka dot patterned paper is from the True Love Designer Series Paper pack.  I thought about using a few Matte Black Dots to embellish my “Lots of Hearts”, but opted for an old favorite and now retired, Cherry Cobbler Candy Dots.

Here are the cutting dimensions for this card:

  • The Blushing Bride card base is 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.
  • Cut off 3″ from the left side of the card base after scoring.  This piece will be your Fun Fold focal point front.
  • Cut a Basic White layer 2 3/4″ x 4″.  This layer is attached to the Blushing Bride focal point front.
  • Cut a Basic White 4″ x 5 1/4″ layer for the inside sentiment layer.
  • The patterned paper layer is 2 1/4″ x 4″.

I prepared this card project for my Team gathering this past weekend.  Tomorrow, I’ll post each Team member’s project, along with simple to follow tutorials.

So, grab a few cropped hearts, add some candy dots and create a simple fun fold.

…the only limitation is your imagination!

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