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.

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.

A Tutorial Showcasing Forever Love

Here’s some weekend inspiration for you.

It’s time I cut more of my Forever Love Designer Series Paper pack. The paper is way too pretty to sit in its packaging. The Forever Love Designer Series Paper is a “Specialty” pack. There’s delicate gold foiling on each sheet. You can easily die cut some of the floral images with the coordinating dies, or fussy cut your favorites. This patterned paper pack is part of the Forever Love Product Suite. It’s on pages 14 and 15 in the Mini Catalog.

I decided to pair the Forever Love Sprcialty Paper with the Notes of Nature Bundle. The leaf pattern in the Designer Series Paper are a very close match to the leaf die cuts in the Notes Of Nature Dies. I was excited to try them together.

So, let’s make a card.

  • I prepared a quick PDF Tutorial you can download by clicking the blue button below.
  • The Very Vanilla cardstock card base is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″.
  • I cut the Pretty Peacock vertical patterned paper strip 1 3/4″ x 5 3/4″.
  • The large leaf layer is a 3 3/4″ square.
  • I cut the horizontal striped strip is 1 3/4″ x 4 1/4″.
  • The focal point top Very Vanilla layer is a 2 1/2″ square.
  • I die cut the elements using dies in the Notes Of Nature Dies.
  • I fussy cut the sentiment from the Notes Of Nature Stamp Set.

Thgis is another card design that is easy to put together once you make your layer cuts. You can use any supplies you already have.

So, as I always say, “make your cuts”, die cut a few pretty elements, add a sweet sentiment, and create a little note to say hello.

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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 a stamp 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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Quick And Easy Weekend Inspiration And A Tutorial

Here’s some quick and easy weekend inspiration for you.

In my cards, I feature the Flight & Airy Designer Series Paper. This is a pretty paper pack that’s one of the free products during Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion. Sale-A-Bration ends in about two weeks, so be sure to check in on the “More To Sale-A-Brate” products, as well.

See what’s FREE with a $50 Product Purchase by clicking here.

See what’s FREE with a $100 Product Purchase by clicking here.

So, let’s make a card!

  • I cut a top fold white card base 4 1/4″ x 11″, and scored it at 5 1/2″.
  • The patterned paper layer mesures 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″. This measurement leaves a small border around the layer. If you prefer a larger border, cut the patterned paper 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • I cut two patterned paper layers that coordinate with each other.
  • As you can see in the top photo, one has the blue watercolor pattern on the back and the other has the Fresh Freesia watercolor pattern on the back.
  • Cut the patterned paper layers diagonally, and switch the tops and bottoms. You’ll see this once you cut the layers.
  • Add a small strip of coorcinating cardstock across the diagonal cut.
  • Attach a twine bow and pretty element.
  • Adhere your sentiment and add a few sequins.
  • This design is quick and easy, and you can use it with supplies you already have on hand.

You can download the detailed PDF Tutorial by clicking the button below.

So, light up your craft space, grab some pretty patterned paper, cut a few diagonal layers, add a little sparkle, and create a pretty gratitude card.

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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 a stamp 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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A Happy Day With Heartfelt Hellos

Hello, Hello, Hello, and Happy, Happy Day! I smiled through the entire construction of this card. I hope you enjoy this post and the corresponding PDF and Video Tutorials. This is such a fun card to put together.

The Heartfelt Hellos stamp set is one of the free products in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure with a qualifying purchase of $50. It’s a versatile, fun set. I paired it with the Perennial Postage Dies for a fun, quick and easy card.

Let’s get started!

  • Cut a Basic White cardstock card base 4 1/4″ x 11″, and score at 5 1/2″.
  • The Lost Lagoon cardstock layer is 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  • Each of the Basic White sentiment layers is about 1 3/4″ x 2 1/2″. (I used the die in the Perennial Postage Dies that has these dimensions).
  • The smaller die cut inside sentiments measure about 3/8″ x 1 3/4″.
  • I used Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, and Pretty Peacock ink for the sentiment stamps.
  • You can download the PDF for more details, or watch the video tutorial and create this card along with me.

Click the button below to download the PDF Tutorial.

You can watch the video tutorial and make this card along with me. Click the button below.

Both the Perennial Postage Dies and the Heartfelt Hellos stmp set are procucts you will enjoy adding to your craft space.

So, die cut a few sentiment layers, stamp a bold sentiment, scatter them on a card base and send a “Happy Hello” to someone special.

January Host Code – MB9N2AD9

  • During the month of Januaryr, with a minimum product purchse of $50.00 from my Online Store, you will receive all of the supplies to create these two cards as I’ve designed them, along with a PDF Tutorial and video tutorial to make the cards along with me.
  • You will need your favorite adhesive and sentiment stamp.
  • To receive this FREE Card Kit, you must use the Host Code above when placing your order.
  • If your order is $150.00 or more, please don’t use the Host Code. You will receive Stampin’ Rewards directly from Stampin’ Up!, and you will also receive the FREE Card Kit from me.

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