Welcome to the SU! Demo March Fun Fold Blog Hop!  Each month, a group of demonstrators get together under the direction of our fearless leader, Debbie Mageed, to create fun fold cards.  Being a part of this hop means I get to share a fun fold, but I also get the opportunity to be inspired by the fun folds the rest of the demos share in this hap.  

I found my inspiration for this hop through Mary Deatherage’s video on the flying seagull card.  This is the second time in the recent weeks that I’ve turned to her for inspiration, and you can see the other card here.

Here are some photos of my version of the flying seagull card:


As soon as I knew what papers I would be using, I contacted a work colleague/friend and asked if he’d be ok with the colors I chose.  I knew it would be ok for two reasons.  First, his mother’s favorite color is blue.  Second, I’ve made so many cards for him to give out to his family that I just about have carte blanche to create whatever I want.  Now, that’s trust, but I haven’t let him down yet, so it’s all good.

When this post goes live, I will be adding it to the gallery in the Creative Creases Challenge.

Measurements and Assembly:

I have to tell you that I followed Mary Deatherage’s video for the creation of the card.  You can find that video here.  Believe me, it’s much easier to follow her video than for me to try to explain all the steps myself.  It’s truly not too difficult.  I really think if you can do an easel card, or a double z-fold card, that this would be just a tad more involved.  Mary’s video will help you.  


Changes I Made:

Mary’s card is absolutely stunning!  However, I needed an anniversary card.  Therefore, I made a few changes

  • Before adhering the front patterned DSP to the Balmy Blue mat, I wrapped a length of the Night of Navy ribbon around the card and tied it in a bow.
  • I knew I wanted to use the swirly circle from the Irresistible Blooms die set. I cropped the swirly circle out of Pool Party cardstock.
  • Use multipurpose liquid glue to attach the swirly circle to the front panel of the card.
    • HINT: You will have to just snip the connecting dots to get the circle to come free of the cardstock.
  • Next, I stamped the outside sentiment in Night of Navy on white cardstock and cropped it using a circle die from the Stylish Shapes set. I made sure that my circle wouldn’t cover the whole swirly circle.
  • Place dimensionals. under the sentiment circle and adhere to the swirly circle on the front of the card.
  • Finally, I added some milky adhesive dots in Night of Navy to the sentiment circle. You can easily create your own Night of Navy dots by coloring a few layers of the dark blend to the pearl basic jewels.
  • I also added white cardstock to the back panels so that my friend has somewhere to write his own comments.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated flying seagull fun fold card, envelope, and envelope seal.

Back to the Blog Hop:

I hope you will follow the links below and visit the sites from the rest of the demos!  Each month I find inspiration for future cards.  When you create your own fun fold, please add it to the Creative Creases Challenge gallery!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

Have a Peachy Day!



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In the above photo, you can see the swirly circle I used for my card.

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