A Cheerful Basket Full of Love

I just received the Cheerful Basket Bundle, and it is adorable. The Cheerful Basket stamp set has 9 stamps, including two mixed font sentiments. As the “Cheerful Basket” title suggests, there’s one large basket you can fill with hearts, apples or craft supplies… all “cheerful”! There’s an adorable kitten that is perfect sitting next to the basket. The Full Basket coordinating dies make it easy to fill your basket with pine tree boughs and leaves. This is an “all season” Bundle you’ll definitely enjoy.

I thought the Book Binding Fun Fold design would make a perfect canvas for the basket. Once you complete the “book binding” part on the left of the card front, the card front becomes a 4″ square. This is a good size for the die cut basket. I had loads of fun with this fun fold and the Cheerful Basket Bundle. I added cutting dimensions and quick instructions below.

Today’s Card Pieces And Parts

  • The Starry Sky 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 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: Two 4″ squares, and one 1″ x 4″ layer. One Basic White square is for the inside and the remaining two are for the card front.
  • The Tea Boutique Designer Series Paper card front large layer is a 3 7/8″ square.
  • The Designer Series Paper card front small layer is 3 7/8″ x 7/8″.
  • Adhere the layers to the card front as shown.
  • I stamped the basket with Sahara Sand ink, and the hearts and sentiment with Sweet Sorbet ink.
  • The stamped hearts and basket, along with the other card front elements, are all 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, get yourself the Cheerful Basket Bundle, add some fun patterned paper, die cut some seasonal elements, and create something cheerful!

… the only limitation is your imagination!


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He’s The Man Gift Card Holder

Hello Friends!

Today’s card is a masculine gift card holder. Designed with the He’s The Man Product Suite, it can be a Masculine Happy Birthday or it’s great for Father’s Day. The He’s The Man Designer Series Paper includes cut outs you can use to decorate your projects. That’s a fun bonus in this Designer Series Paper Pack. The two cut out sheets make it so easy to add that little something to your design.

I decided on a monochrome color scheme today except for a few gold stars.

Today’s Card Pieces And Parts

I will have a PDF Tutorial ready for you in tomorrow’s post. For now, I’ll give you the cutting dimensions and as much information as I can without the pictures. Enjoy!

  • The card base doesn’t fold. I centered the gift card portion on the layered card base.
  • The card base Thick Basic White layer is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
  • I cut a layer of Sahara Sand cardstock 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and centered it on the Basic White layer.
  • The Basic Black and Sahara Sand patterned paper layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″, adhered to the Sahara Sand layer.
  • The vertical center Sahara Sand cardstock panel is 2 1/4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • The Early Espresso patterned paper center panel layer is 2 1/8″ x 5 1/8″, adhered to the Sahara Sand vertical cardstock layer.
  • Adhere the Sahara Sand vertical panel to the center of the layered card base.

Assemble The Gift Card Portion

  • Cut a coordinating patterned paper layer 4 1/4″ x 9 3/4″. Score at 3 1/4″ and 6 1/2″ on the longer 9 3/4″ side.
  • Fold toward the center. Burnish the score lines with a Bone Folder.
  • Open the three-panel piece with the wrong side facing you. With a circle punch (or circle die), punch a half circle at the top center of the left side.
  • With liquid glue or Tear & Tape, add a line of adhesive along the right edge and the bottom of the center panel.
  • The glue line should look like a backward letter “L”.
  • Fold the left (circle punched) panel over the center panel to create the pocket for your gift card.
  • Attach a Basic White layer that measures 3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ to the right side of the gift card layer.

Decorate And Embellish

  • For this card, I used Black Baker’s Twine. I ran a line of Stampin’ Seal along the center back of the gift card holder to keep the Baker’s Twine in place.
  • Wrap the Baker’s Twine around to the front of the gift card holder. You can put a little Stampin’ Seal in the center of the front to hold the Twine in place.
  • I stamped the sentiment from the He’s All That stamp set onto a die cut label from the All That Dies.
  • All the decorative elements are from the cut out sheets in the He’s The Man Designer Series Paper.

The “He’s The Man” Suite is surely worth owning. The die set has great label dies, fun banner dies and two layering texture dies. Without a doubt, the die set alone will get plenty of workouts in your craft space.

Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for the PDF for today’s card.

So, pull out some classic patterned paper, add a simple sentiment and a few fun elements and create something masculine!

… the only limitation is your imagination!


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Celebrating In Colors At The Pals Blog Hop


Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!

This month, the theme is New 2022-2024 In Colors. We hope the Pals’ amazing creations will inspire you! As you hop from blog to blog, we would love for you to leave a comment. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

The new 2022-2024 In Colors are vibrant and add so much to the current Stampin’ Up! color family. As I’ve been creating with them, I’ve noticed how nicely they blend with a wide variety of other Stampin’ Up! Colors. A hard decision to make, I showcased Parakeet Party. I mixed it with Fresh Freesia, one of last year’s In Colors. These two are beautiful together. I made a Double Flap Fun Fold design for today. I’ve done it before and enjoy putting it all together. It’s simple and there’s lots of space to decorate and embellish.

Today’s Card Pieces And Parts

  • The Parakeet Party card base is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored on the 11″ side at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″.
  • Fold and burnish the card base in half to the right, then fold the 2 3/4″ scored section to the left. (it’s really an accordion fold).
  • Cut a second Parakeet Party layer 8 1/2″ x 3 1/4″. This is the smaller “card” that will attach to the inside of the main card base, and “flaps” over the front of the card.

  • Each Basic White layer for the inside of the “flap layer” is 4″ x 3″.
  • I attached my stamped and die cut tea cup and flowers to the right side of this layer and added a die cut heart to the left side.
  • You can put this layer aside for now.
  • The Basic White layer for the right side of the open main card base is 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″.
  • The Parakeet Party striped DSP layer is 5 1/4″ x 4″.
  • The picture below shows the main card base opened to show the accordion fold.

  • The Basic White layer for the far left scored panel is 4 1/8″ x 2 5/8″.
  • The flower patterned paper from the Tea Boutique DSP is 2 1/2″ x 4″.
  • I left the middle panel without layers, but you can add anything to it. This would be a brilliant spot for a pocket for a gift card!
  • Back to the smaller front flap, the Basic White layer is 4 1/8″ x 3 1/8″ and the DSP layer is 3″ x 4″. The front of the flap layer is in the photo below.

A Tip And A Trick

  • If you haven’t already tried this, I’m going to show you an old trick for layering a punched or die cut sentiment label.
  • Stamp and die cut your sentiment. My sentiment is from the Cup of Tea stamp set, stamped with Garden Green ink on Basic White cardstock.
  • I die-cut two Parakeet Party labels and cut them directly in the center, one horizontal and one vertical.
  • I added glue to the front of each Parakeet Party piece and attached it to the back of the sentiment label, leaving about 1/8″ showing.
  • Use glue so you have a little time to position the layer.

  • I embellished the front with a die cut flower and one of the retired 2021-2023 In Color Jewels. I love them!
  • Open your large card base and attach the smaller flap layer to the center of the right side.

If you haven’t tried this Fun Fold, try it. I hope you enjoy making cards with this design as much as I do.

So, cut, fold, burnish, attach layers, add a flower and create a card to send good thoughts!

… the only limitation is your imagination!

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on June 8th. Our theme will be “CASE the Catalog” when our Design Team creates a project found in the new Annual Catalog and CASE it with their own creative twist.

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  3. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  4. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  5. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  6. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  7. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  8. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  9. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  10. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  11. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  12. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  13. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  14. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  15. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  16. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping
  17. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
  18. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  19. Lori Webb at Clever Copies


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A Tea Boutique Fun Fold

Hello and happy Saturday!  I hope you can spend some time in your craft space over the weekend. Today’s card is a fun Simple Saturday project.

If you’re feeling the urge to cut some of your Designer Series Paper, this card is for you. I prepared a PDF Project Tutorial you can download below. Have fun with mixing your patterned paper. I’m showcasing patterns from the Tea Boutique paper pack. There are two unique designs. I couldn’t decide which I liked better, so I’m sharing both. I would love to hear which one speaks to you!

This design is called a “hinge” Fun Fold. There’s a “hinge mechanism” on the left of the card front that connects the front panel to the card base. I have all the measurements and steps to complete this card in the PDF Tutorial and added a few pictures. Have fun with it and make two or three.

So, pick out some fun Designer Series Paper, cut a few layers, add a sentiment and a flower or two, and create something simple and pretty!

,,, the only limitation is your imagination!


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A Hello Beautiful Fun Fold PDF

Today’s card is a fun fold design showcasing the Hello Beautiful Bundle and the Abstract Beauty Designer Series Paper. The Hello Beautiful stamp set and the Beautiful Shapes Dies are currently available at the Bundled price. They are in the new 2022 – 2023 Annual Catalog, but are no longer bundled. This Bundle is a “go to” for me. Simply looking at the stamps and dies gives me inspiration.

Today’s Card Details

  • I used the Abstract Beauty Designer Series Paper today. You can substitute your favorite patterned paper.
  • If you enjoy layered card designs, this one’s for you.
  • Once you have your card base and layers cut, this Fun Fold comes together very quickly.
  • I created a PDF Tutorial with layer dimensions and a few pictures to help you put this one together.
  • You can download the PDF by clicking the button below.
  • I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did.

So, match some cardstock to your favorite patterned paper, create a few folds and create something fun and beautiful!

… the only limitation is your imagination!


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