Pals Blog Hop – See How My Garden Grows

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!

This month, the theme is See How My Garden Grows. We hope to inspire you with our creations today! You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

My card is also a Sneak Peek showcasing the Flowers of Beauty Bundle and the Unbounded Beauty Designer Series Paper. Along with these amazing new products, I’m featuring three of the new 2024-2026 In Colors – Summer Splash, Petunia Pop, and Pretty In Pink. As it usually does, my inspiration came from the patterned paper. These colors are beautiful together.

So, let’s make a card!

For those who don’t know, my card design is a Step Fun Fold. It’s been around for a while, and there are many versions of it. It’s actually easier than you think.

  • I cut a Petunia Pop cardstock card base 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.
  • On the 5 1/2″ side, place the cardstock from right to left on the Paper Trimmer up to the 1 1/4″ mark.
  • Lift the arm and move the cutting blade to the 1″ mark (on the side ruler), cut down to the 4 1/4″ mark on the side ruler.
  • Move the cardstock to the 4 1/4″ mark and repeat the instruction line above.
  • Rotate the cardstock to the long side making sure the larger panel is on the right.
  • Move the cardstock to the 1″ mark on the top ruler.
  • With the scoring blade, score from the top down to the 1 1/4″ mark on the side ruler. Lift the scoring blade. Move the blade to the 4 1/4″ mark and score to the bottom.
  • Slide the cardstock to the 2″ mark on the top ruler and repeat the instruction line above.
  • Slide the cardstock to the 4 1/4″ mark on the top ruler.
  • Life the scoring blade and bring it down to the 1 1/4″ mark on the side ruler. Score from the 1 1/4″ mark to the 4 1/4″ mark on the side ruler.
  • Slide the cardstock over to the 5 1/4″ mark on the top ruler.
  • Score from the top down to the 1 1/4″ mark on the side ruler.
  • Lift the scoring blade, go to the 4 1/4″ mark on the side ruler and score to the bottom of the cardstock.
  • Fold the card base as shown.
  • Cut two Basic White mat layers 1 1/8″ x 3 1/8″. These are for the side front panels.
  • Cut one Basic White mat layer 7/8″ x 5 3/8″. This is for the bottom of the card front.
  • Cut one Basic White mat layer 2 7/8″ x 3 1/8″. This is for the center front panel.
  • Cut two patterned paper layers 1″ x 3″ (side front panels).
  • Cut one patterned paper layer 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ (bottom layer).
  • Cut one patterned paper layer 2 3/4″ x 3″ (center front panel).

Adhere the layers as shown. Fold and burnish on all of the score lines. The folds will form the step design.

Click the button below to download the PDF Tutorial for this project.

You can add a writing layer to the inside. I used Basic White cardstock cut 3 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.

So, find your special paper trimmer, make a cut, score, lift, and score again, and create a fun Step Ful Fold design you can send to someone special.

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More inspiration awaits. Use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. Please mark your calendars for our next blog hop in May, when our theme will be Fun Family Occasions.

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  3. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  4. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  5. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  6. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  7. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  8. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  9. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  10. Rae Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  11. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  12. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  14. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  16. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose

  • You will receive everything you need to put the cards together as I’ve designed them.
  • The kit will include the card bases, layers, die cuts, embellishments, sentiment layers, and envelopes.
  • I cannot send stamped images, but you will have a sentiment layer you can customize to a stamp you already own, or you can purchase the Bright Skies Bundle.
  • You will also receive a printed PDF Tutorial, along with a video link so you can put the cards together along with me.
  • You will automatically receive this kit with a minimum product purchase of $50.00 through my online store.
  • This card kit will be available through April 30th.

Beautiful Balloons For April

It’s April, and time to introduce my April Monthly Customer Card Kit, “Beautiful Balloons”.

The Beautiful Balloons Bundle is on the Last Chance List that will be available to customers on April 9th. I thought I would give the Beautiful Balloons Dies another spin through my cutting machine and use them to create this month’s Kit.

Both cards are designed using the Book Binding Fun Fold. I used the same measurements to create one card vertically, and the other horizontally. As always, these are quick, easy designs you can create with paper and elements you already have on hand.

These are two very differend cards using the same Bundle, Designer Series Paper, and design.

  • You will receive everything you need to put the cards together as I’ve designed them.
  • The kit will include the card bases, layers, die cuts, embellishments, sentiment layers, and envelopes.
  • I cannot send stamped images, but you will have a sentiment layer you can customize to a stamp you already own, or you can purchase the Bright Skies Bundle. I used the sentiments from that Bundle.
  • You will also receive a printed PDF Tutorial, along with a video link so you can put the cards together along with me.
  • You will automatically receive this kit with a minimum product purchase of $50.00 through my online store.
  • This card kit will be available through April 30th.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. Remember …

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New Product Premier Fun Fold Tutorial

Here’s a preview of the Flowering Zinnia Suite. Wow! If you like bright, happy colors, this one’s for you. Zinnia’s are beautiful, hardy flowers that attract both bees and butterflies. We need them, right? The Simply Zinnia stamp and die Bundle focuses on gratitude and beautiful bold zinnias!

The Flowering Zinnias Designer Series Paper is, as we’ve come to expect, outstanding! The color palette lights up any project you create with it.

I thought the Z-Fold Fun Fold design would be a perfect canvas to showcase the Designer Series Paper. You can download the PDF Tutorial by clicking the blue button below.

I created my card using a Basic White cardstock card base. I wanted to show off the colors, and I think the white showcases them nicely. The focal point Zinnias are fussy cut directly from the Flowering Zinnias Designer Series Paper.

The “Z-Fold Fun Fold design is so easy to create. I think it’s the perfect Fun Fold for this amazing patterned paper.

You can find Simply Zinnias in the Online Exclusives section of my website, or you can click here for more product details.

So, pull out your Paper Trimmer, cut and score a simple card base, add beautiful patterned paper layers, a sweet sentiment, and create something to brighten someone’s day.

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The March cards are showcasing the Perennial Lavender Designer Series Paper.

  • You will receive everything you need to put the cards together as I’ve designed them.
  • The kit will include the card bases, layers, die cuts, embellishments, sentiment layers, and envelopes.
  • I cannot send stamped images, but you will have a sentiment layer you can customize to a stamp you already own.
  • You will also receive a printed PDF Tutorial, along with a video link so you can put the cards together along with me.
  • You will automatically receive this kit with a minimum product purchase of $50.00 through my online store.
  • This card kit will be available through March 31st.

Weekend Fun Fold Inspiration

Here’s a quick and easy card template you can use with your favorite patterned paper, some coordinating cardstock, and a pretty stamp and die Bundle. I chose the Nature’s Sweetness Designer Series Paper and the coordinating Notes of Nature Bundle to use with this card design. It’s quick and easy.

If you want to spend some time in your craft space , and need some inspiration, here it is. Just do it, right? Look through your patterned paper and choose two coordinating patterns. Match up some cardstock. Now go into your die inventory and pick out a die that has some length, add a few smaller filler dies, and decide on a sentiment layer.

I wanted to add a little color to my Pebbled Path and white color palette, so I went to my Color Coach. I liked the Pebbled Paeh, Boho Blue, and Misty Moonlight combination, so I tried it. You can download a copy of Stampin’ Up!’s current Color Coach here.

Now that you have everything you need, let’s make a card!

  • The cardstock card base is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″.
  • On the 11″ side of the card base, cut off 1 1/2″, then cut off 2 1/2″.
  • Cut a patterned paper layer 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ for the inside of the card base.
  • Cut a coordinating patterned paper layer 2 3/8″ x 4 1/8″. This is for the 2 1/2″ cardstock layer you cut off the card base. This wioll be the vertical front panel.
  • Cut two patterned paper layers 1 3/8″ x 4 1/8″. These are for the top and bottom front horozontal panels.
  • Adhere the patterned paper layers to the card front as shown.
  • Attach the vertical panel to the top of the card base about 5/8″ dpwm from the top of the card base.
  • Add adhesive to the back of the bottom of the vertical layer, place the horizontal layer along the bottom of the card base and attach the bottom of the vertical layer to the top of the bottom horizontal layer.
  • Attach your die cut elements and sentiment as shown.

I cut a Basic White cardstock writing layer 2 1/4″ x 4″ and carefully attached it to the inside of the card making sure it is under the vertical card front panel.

Once you make one of these, I promise you’ll see how easy it is. It’s a fun one to put together.

Have fun in your craft space, and remember …

Product Details

February Host Code – JYARZNJF

The February cards are showcasing the Everyday Details Dies along with the Delightfuly Eclectic Designer Series Paper.

  • You will receive everything you need to put the cards together as I’ve designed them.
  • The kit will include the card bases, layers, die cuts, embellishments, sentiment layers, and envelopes.
  • I cannot send stamped images, but you will have a sentiment layer you can customize to stamps you already owm.
  • You will also receive a printed PDF Tutorial, along with a video link so you can put the cards together along with me.
  • You will automatically receive the kit with a minimum product purchase of $50.00 through my online store. When completing your purchase, you MUST use the Monthly Host Code that I provide in every blog post. (Feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have).
  • If your order is more than $150.00, plese don’t use the Host Code. You will receive rewards directly from Stampin’ Up!, and you will also receive the mini kit from me.

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New Video And PDF Forever Forest Bridge Shadow Box Fun Fold

Happy December! Here’s some weekend inspiration for you.

I’ve been wanting to build a Bridge Fun Fold card for a while. The many beautiful Bridge Fun Fold cards I saw on Pinterest acrually gave me my inspiration and motivation to put together my version.

I thought I would create a peaceful winter scene using the Forever Forest Bundle, and the Winter Meadow Designer Series Paper. The two seem to go hand in hand.

While working on my parts and pieces for this card, a thought came to me. I could add a second layer inside the panel folds of the card base and create a “shadow bos” look.

So, I cut another “mountain range” from the die in the Forever Forest Dies, attached it behind the “bridge” on the front of my card base, and made a little shadow box card. I enjoyed bulding this card and hope you will enjoy making this pretty winter “gift” along with me. You can click the video link below.

You can also download a PDF Tutorial for this card by clicking the button below.

So, find your inspiration, cut a cardstock layer, some patterned paper panels, and amazing elements. Put it all together to create a thoughtful, hand made Fun Fold gift to share for the Holidays.

You can click the button below to download the September-December, 2023 Mini Catalog Last Chance List. Save up to a 60% discount on select products. As always, the products are only available while supplies last. The Last Chance Sale runs today through January 3, 2024.

Also, there are several products currently in the Mini Catalog that will be carried over. They’re not leaving us. Click the button below to download the PDF version of the Carry Over List.

You can easily access all of the products by going to my online stors and clicking “Last Chance Products”. There, you will see the products, a description, and the discounted price, if applicable.

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