Welcome to the Stampin’ Up! Demos Fun Fold Blog Hop

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Welcome to the November SU! Demos Fun Fold Blog Hop. I am so happy that I am able to participate in this Fun Fold Blog Hop with these wonderful and talented demos.  At the end of this post, I hope you will hop along with all of us using the line-up at the bottom.  

Here’s my fun-fold card:

 

If this fold looks familiar, I made one for the November InKing Royalty Blog Hop.  You can see that card here.  I’m so happy that I found this card while searching Pinterest for a new to me fun fold earlier this month.  Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom posted an awesome tutorial that you can see here.  She posted templates, and then I made my own so I can keep them in my little journal of stamping.

Here are my templates:

 

What I Did:

  • The Merry Merlot cardstock back base measures 4-1/4 by 5-1/2 inches.
  • The second pieces of cardstock measures 4-1/4 by 11 inches. For scoring, you can do it one of two ways. First, score this piece at 2, 3-3/4, 7-1/4 and 9 inches. OR, you can score at 2 and 3-3/4 inches, then flip the paper 180 degrees and score at 2 and 3-3/4 inches on the opposite end.
  • Following another Stampin’ Pal from Mary Fish’s Stampin’ Pretty demo group, I have challenged myself to use all of the retired Beauty of the Earth DSP I still have.  I used this beautiful pattern for the very front measures 3-3/4 by 4-1/8 inches. The second piece measures 1-3/4 by 4 inches.  
  • .The two outside pieces of the same DSP pattern each measure 7/8 by 4-1/8 inches. The piece for the very inside of the card comes from retired Merry Merlot 6 x 6 inch DSP and measures 3-1/4 by 4 inches.  
  • While I had the Beauty of the Earth DSP handy, I punched a 1-inch circle for the envelope seal.  Then, I ran it through my XYRON to create a sticker.
  • I trimmed a piece of the Merry Merlot 6 x 6 inch DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • I used scrap pieces of from the same Neutrals pack of retired 6 x 6 inch DSP for the leaves and branches on the front and the white cropped piece the inside sentiment.
  • I simply wrapped a piece of the faux suede ribbon around the front DSP piece.   I adhered it in the back using two pieces of tear-n-tape..  
  • Finally, I stamped the front sentiment in Soft Suede.  Then, I cropped it using the banner die from the Stylish Dies set.  Next, I used my Merry Merlot marker to outline the banner.  I did put dimensionals under the banner to pop it up a bit.  
  • HINT:  Since the banner is thin, it was hard to get the banner to lay flat.  In order to help the sentiment banner lay flat, I added three glue dots under the ribbon.  That seems to have helped.
  • The sentiment on the inside comes from the Fond of Autumn stamp set.  I used Early Espresso ink for this sentiment.  Then, I cropped it using one of the deckled rectangle dies.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

Back to the SU! Demos Fun Fold Blog Hop:

When you finish here, I hope you will hop along to the other demos’ sites.  I know I am really looking forward to seeing what everyone else created.  As soon as my card goes live, I am going to add it to the gallery for the Creative Creases Challenge.  I can’t wait to see what you create and add to the challenge as well.

Fun Fold Lineup

  1. Melissa Seplowitz
  2. Rae Burnet
  3. Karen Finkle
  4. Debbie Mageed
  5. Mary Deatherage
  6. Beth McCullough
  7. Lisa Ann Bernard
  8. Sue Jackson. <<--- YOU ARE HERE!
  9. Tara Beth

 

 

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One of the things I really like about this kit is that the cards have a more masculine feel to them.  It’s on my next order so I can add these cards to the organizers I am making for Christmas presents for my mom and also my aunt. 

If you’re not convinced using a kit is for you, check out this unboxing video:

 

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If you live in the U.S. and don’t already have a demonstrator, I’d be honored to work with you.

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Kindest Gnomes for the SU! Demos Fun Fold Blog Hop!

Welcome to the October SU! Demos Fun Fold Blog Hop!  Those of us in the hop are current Stampin’ UP! demonstrators.  However, everyone, no matter the supplies you use, is invited to play along with the recurring Creative Creases fun fold challenge!  I hope to see you in the challenge gallery!

I love fun folds, and I thoroughly enjoy learning new ones!  For this month’s hop, I CASe’d (Copy and Share everything) Mary Deatherage’s fun fold from September.  You can find her card, which is a modified z-fold card, here.  

Here’s the card I created for this month’s hop:

 

Measurements:

  • The Night of Navy base measures 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 2-1/8 and 4-1/4 inches. Fold the front fold back.
  • The smaller Night of Navy base measures 7 by 4-5/8 inches, scored at 3-1/2 inches.
  • I needed two pieces of Balmy Blue cardstock. The larger one measures 5-1/4 by 3-1/2 inches. The smaller one measures 3-3/8 by 4-1/2 inches.
  • Since I chose to add a piece of DSP (designer series paper) under the smaller fold card, I needed a piece that measures 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
  • Next, I trimmed another piece to 2 by 5-1/4 inches for the inside panel.
  • The front DSP panel measures 3-3/8 by 5-1/8 inches. The DSP piece for the very front of the card measures 3-1/8 by 4-1/8 inches.
  • HINT: If you are using an obvious directional DSP pattern, double check to make sure it’s going the right way before you cut it. Trust me on this one.
  • Finally, I trimmed a piece of the DSP to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap. Then, I punched a 1-inch circle of Balmy Blue DSP for the envelope seal.
  • Time to stamp, color, and assemble!

Stamping and Coloring:

  • This gnome is my favorite one from the Kindest Gnomes bundle! I stamped him in Momento Tuxedo Black ink and waited for him to completely dry before I colored him.
  • I started with the light neutral skin tones blend for his hands and face.
  • Next, I used the Night of Navy combo blends for his pants and hat. After the blends dried, I added white dots to his hat using a gel pen.
  • His sleeves are colored with the Balmy Blue blends combo. Then, I used the Balmy Blue Stamping Write Marker to create the diagonal lines on his sleeves.
  • I colored his beard with the light Smoky Slate blend.
  • I used the light Basic Black blend for his shoes. Then I outlined the shoes and added the lines on the soles with the black marker. At the same time, I decided to just outline all the way around the outside of this cutie pie.
  • I finished him off by adding dimensionals to the back side of him.
  • Then, I turned my attention to the front sentiment, also from the Kindest Gnomes stamp set. I stamped it in VersaMark on Night of Navy cardstock and covered it with silver embossing powder.
  • After heat-setting the powder, I cropped it using the banner die from Stylish Shapes. I outlined the banner using my clear Wink of Stella glitter pen. I added dimensionals under the sentiment banner as well.
  • The inside sentiment is also stamped in Momento Tuxedo Black. It’s from the retired Whimsical Trees stamp set, but it’s one of my very favorite Christmas sentiments.

Assembly:

  • I used multipurpose liquid glue to adhere all the panel layers on the card.
  • Before I adhered the front cardstock/DSP layer to the Night of Navy smaller card base, I wrapped some metallic mesh ribbon around the front and tied it in a bow. Amazingly, this ribbon is quite easy to use and this bow was done on my first try. YEAH!
  • At this point, I decided the gnome needed some sort of additional thingie on which he could rest. Therefore, I cropped a piece of vellum using the outside frame from the Scary Cute Silhouette dies. Then, I fussy cut two trees from the DSP and adhered them to the vellum. These trees help hide the liquid glue used to adhere the vellum to the DSP.
  • Then, I added the gnome and the sentiment banner, and finished adhering all the cardstock and DSP pieces.
  • This modified z-fold card will stand up on it’s own, which makes the whole card just perfect, at least in my humble opinion.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated fun fold card, envelope, and envelope seal.

Back to the SU! Demos Fun Fold Blog Hop:

When you finish here, I hope you will hop along to the other demos’ sites.  I know I am really looking forward to seeing what everyone else created.  As soon as my card goes live, I am going to add it to the gallery for the Creative Creases Challenge.  I can’t wait to see what you create and add to the challenge as well.

Fun Fold Lineup

  1. Beth McCullough
  2. Sue Jackson <<— YOU ARE HERE!
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Karen Finkle
  5. Debbie Mageed
  6. Melissa Seplowitz
  7. Rae Burnet
  8. Karen Ksenzakovic

 

Thank you for stopping by today!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

 

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I did with the purchase of two of these NEW birthday organizer kits!  I actually got my delivery with the two kits on Sunday (yes, it was delivered on Sunday)!  YEAH!

Here’s an unboxing video explaining the kit contents:

 

 

I got one kit for my mom and one for my aunt, neither of whom get out as easily as they used to do. I’m in the process of making additional cards to include with this kit, that I will make for them before I give them as a present.

Again, thank you for stopping by today! Please take just another minute and leave a comment. I’d love to hear from you.

Say BOO! for September’s Fun Fold Blog Hop

Welcome to the September Fun Fold Challenge Blog Hop!  Those of us in the hop are current Stampin’ UP! demonstrators.  However, everyone, no matter the supplies you use, is invited to play along with the recurring Creative Creases fun fold challenge!  I hope to see you in the challenge gallery!

My fun fold card uses the Scary Cute bundle from the current July – December 2022 mini-catalog.  This set is absolutely adorable and the coordinating glittered washi tape is beyond fabulously sparkly!  The best part about it is that you will not have glitter all over your desk from this washi tape!  Trust me – I would not use it if it shed all over the place!  

For Christmas last year, I made my now 6 year old great-niece a card with a Grinch tag, which she used as a bookmark.  So, I made my card, and the coordinating bookmark, her this set for Halloween:

 

Since finding the Connie Stewart video for this fun fold, I’ve already created it a number of times.  You can see two of those cards here and here.  Don’t tell anyone, but it is a super easy fun fold!  Her video makes the whole process a breeze.  Truly, if you can trim and score paper, this fun fold is for you!  Her video explains the card with step-by-step directions.  Once you create this fun fold, you will be hooked, so be prepared to use it over and over and over.  

 

Measurements:

 

  • The Smoky Slate base measures 5-1/4 by 11 inches. It’s scored at 1-3/4 and 3-1/2 inches from either end of the length of the base.
  • I also trimmed 3 pieces of Smoky Slate to 1-3/4 by 4 inches for the flaps.
  • The Gorgeous Grape mat for the front was cropped using the Scary Silhouettes dies, as was the black frame with the trees.
  • HINT: If you are going to use the spooky house inside the black frame, there’s an easy way to crop it so the fence sits perfectly inside the frame. I used the negative piece from the frame and placed the house die so it lined up with the bottom of the frame. When I cropped it, the fence pieces wound up being the exact same as the frame. I didn’t need to trim it at all. Score!
  • I needed one piece of Basic White cardstock for the inside and measures 3-3/4 by 5 inches.
  • I used a piece of Gorgeous Grape cardstock onto which I mounted the Smoky Slate base. The Gorgeous Grape piece measures 5-1/2 by 4-1/4 inches.
  • The gray and black polka dot DSP (designer series paper) measures 3-3/4 by 4-7/8 inches. From that piece, I trimmed it down to three equal pieces measuring 1-3/8 by 3-3/4 inches. I used two for the top and bottom flaps.
  • Next, I added the strips of glitter washi tape to the third piece of DSP so I had a guide.
  • HINT: The black washi tape jut barely overlapped the Highland Heather washi tape and wouldn’t stick properly. Therefore, I used multipurpose liquid glue to help it stick.
  • Next, I trimmed a piece of the polka dot DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • Finally, I used two pieces of white and black polka dot DSP for the inside. Each piece measures 1-5/8 by 5-1/8 inches.

Putting the Card Together:

  • Amazingly, I didn’t use any dimensionals on this card. All the pieces are adhered using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • I followed Connie Stewart’s directions for assembly. However, I did add some additional touches.
  • For example, I cropped the spooky cat and bats for the flaps from black cardstock using the Scary Silhouette dies. They peek out when the card is opened.
  • The moon on the front started as a piece of white cardstock. I used a blending brush and Crushed Curry ink to color the piece of white and punched it using my 1-inch circle punch.
  • I stamped BOO! on the front to cover an oops. It fits perfectly.
  • Finally, I stamped the silhouettes in black ink on the inside, along with the trio of bats and the sentiment on the white cardstock for the inside.

The Bookmark:

  • I used a piece of retired Halloween DSP for the front of the bookmark and adhered it to a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock.. The bookmark measures 2-3/8 by 4-7/8 inches.
  • Then, I recreated the framed mat for the front. However, this time I had room to add the spooky cat to the the top of the frame..
  • I added the glitter washi tape to the back of the cardstock. One again, I had to use multipurpose liquid glue to adhere the black piece of washi.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, envelope seal, and bookmark set.

A Lineup for Fun Fold Blog Hop

  1. Lisa Ann Bernard
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Karen Finkle
  4. Beth McCullough
  5. Jackie Beers
  6. Melissa Seplowitz
  7. Sue Jackson
  8. Rae Burnet
  9. Debbie Mageed

There’s plenty of inspiration to be found in this blog hop!  I hope you will keep hopping from one to the next demo.  I know I’m excited to see what everyone has created!  I’d also love to see what you create posted on the Creative Creases Challenge gallery

 

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Thank you very much for stopping by my blog today.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

 

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