Welcome back to the monthly Stampin’ UP! Demonstrators Fun Fold Blog Hop. If you love fun folds, you’ve come to a hop filled with really great projects by some very talented fellow demonstrators. When you finish here, I hope you will hop along with the rest of the demos using the links below.
It’s just a given that fun fold cards also post to the Creative Creases challenge. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper coordinates both this hop and the challenge. Hopefully, you will be inspired to upload your own fun fold project to the challenge!
Here’s my pop-up polar bear card:
MayMay, from MayMay Made It, has two videos for this fun fold. You can find the links for the step-by-step tutorial videos here and here. The first one explains the mechanism made with one sheet of cardstock and some scoring. The second one explains how to create the snowman. She even included a pattern for the mittens which can be printed from her blog post..
Please note that the snowman card will fit inside a medium envelope and can be mailed with additional postage. However, both the snowman and polar bear cards will be hand-delivered to my great-nieces. Now, I just need to create one for my great-nephew. I’m trying to figure out how to make a Santa card next, so stay tuned.
Please refer to MayMay’s videos for the full set of measurements for the pop-and-twist inside of the card. Here’s a picture of the prototype that I kept so I have them handy when I create these cards:
The Night of Navy base measures 11 by 4-1/4 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches to create a tent fold.
The Real Red cardstock mat for the front measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
The DSP pieces on the front of the card come from the Beary Christmas DSP, which is retiring soon. You can find the links to this set below in the supplies used section.
The pawprint piece of DSP measure 5-1/4 by 2-3/8 inches.
The two polar bear pieces of DSP measure 1-1/4 by 1-1/2 inches.
The gift piece of DSP measures 1-1/2 by 2-5/8 inches.
I trimmed a coordinating piece of DSP to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
Punch a 1-inch circle from coordinating DSP for the envelope seal, which will need to be run through your XYRON create-a-sticker.
I used a piece of scrap Real Red cardstock for the sentiment panel.
Dimensionals were used under the sentiment. Since I am hand-delivering this card, I can make it thicker than if it needed to be mailed.
I used multipurpose liquid glue to adhere all the paper pieces.
There’s a glue dot under the bow to hold it in place.
Adhere the DSP pieces to the Real Red mat.
Wrap a length of Real Red ribbon around the card so that it covers the space between the pawprint DSP and the other pieces. Secure with a mini glue dot.
Then, adhere the mat to the front of the card base.
After rubbing down a scrap piece of Real Red DSP with an embossing buddy, stamp the sentiment using VersaMark ink. The sentiment comes from the Stars at Night stamp set.
Cover the VersaMark ink with white embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.
Crop the sentiment using the Stars at Night label die and adhere to the front of the card so it straddles the ribbon.
This card isn’t a quick and simple card by any means. However, MayMay’s tutorials prove that if you can trim and score cardstock, the twist-&-pop card is very doable! I hope you will give it a try!
Back to the Blog Hop:
We all hope you will follow the links below and hop along with us. There’s so much inspiration to be found here. We’d love to see what inspires you to create a fun fold as well. Don’t forget to upload it to the Creative Creases challenge!
Welcome to the October Stampin’ UP! Demonstrators Fun Fold Blog Hop! We hope our projects will inspire you to create a fun fold card that you can upload to the gallery in the Creative Creases challenge. I just love learning and creating new fun folds. For the most part, if you can trim paper and score it according to the directions, you can create a fun fold. When you finish here, we hope you will hop along with us using the Blog Hop line-up below.
One of my go-to demonstrators for fun folds is JanB from England. I found a card she demonstrated on YouTube two years ago and thought it would be perfect for a wedding card and a birthday card I needed. Click here for the link to her video.
Here’s the most current card using this fun fold. I haven’t decided who will be getting this card, or for what occasion, so it looks incomplete.
Here’s a video showing the birthday card I already created using this fun fold
Here’s the wedding card, and the video is the one I sent to my friend who ordered it. The video is a bit out of focus, but you get the idea. I can’t go back and redo it because the wedding has passed.
Measurements for the Basic Black and Crushed Curry Card:
Trim a piece of black cardstock to 10-1/4 by 5-1/2 inches, and score at 4-1/4 and 8-1/2 inches.
Trim a second piece of black cardstock to 7-1/2 by 4-1/2 inches, and score at 3, 3-1/2, 4, and 7 inches.
Trim 3 pieces of white cardstock to 5-1/4 by 4 inches.
You need another 2 pieces trimmed to 4-1/2 by 2-3/4 inches.
Trim 3 pieces of white cardstock to 3-5/8 by 2-1/4 inches. *You only need two of these is you are going to have a little pocket for a gift card, like I did.
The other white cardstock pieces you will need measure 1-1/2 by 5-1/4 inches and4-3/8 by 1-1/2 inches,
I used the Crushed Curry dotted DSP (designer series paper) to trim 3 pieces to 5-1/8 by 3-7/8 inches.
I used the Balmy Blue 6 x 6 inch DSP and trimmed 3 pieces to 3-15/16 by 2-5/8 inches.
I needed another piece of Balmy Blue DSP measuring 5-1./4 by 1-3/8 inches.
I need scraps of black and Crush Curry cardstock for the branch and beehive on the front.
I used scraps of Parakeet Party 6 x 6 inch DSP for the leaves.
Then, I used a scrap of Parakeet Party cardstock for the grass under the rabbit.
The first time I created this fun fold, which was the birthday card, I followed JanB’s video step-by-step for the directions.
Once I got all the pieces cut for the wedding card, I followed her directions step-by-step for the folding pop-up part of the card.
The third time I made this card using the Fluffiest Friends bundle, I was able to do it on my own.
Truly, if you can trim and score paper, and follow JanB’s video, you will be able to create one of these cards as well.
Stamping, Coloring, and Cropping:
The Fluffiest Friends bundle will be available as an online exclusive on November 6, 2023. One of the perks of being a demonstrator is having the ability to pre-order new products. Of course, another perk is the discount on products.
I stamped all the Friends using Momento Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock.
I used blends to color just parts of the Friends because I wanted a black and white animals so I wouldn’t have to worry about getting the colors of the animals to go with the DSP colors and patterns.
I used the Daffodil Delight, Petal Pink, Balmy Blue, Parakeet Party, and natural tone blends combos to color the selected parts of the Friends and accessories.
The cherry on the cupcake which is being held by the rabbit, is colored with the dark Flirty Flamingo blend.
HINT: I didn’t add any extra embellishments or ribbon because the card is already bulky. It will fit in a medium envelope, but won’t if you add all those extras. This card will require extra postage to mail.
I’m so stinking happy that the die set includes a die for the beaver’s dam and grass pieces. There are so many other dies in the set as well.
Here’s a peek at the bundle, most of which is included in my card:
Back to the SU! Demos Blog Hop:
We hope you will hop along from one demo to the next. I am always blown away by the projects of all the demos involved, so please enjoy the hop! Don’t forget to upload your fun fold to the Creative Creases challenge as well.
Welcome to the Stampin’ UP! Demos’ September Fun Fold Blog Hop! That’s a mouthful, isn’t it? This group of demonstrators loves to create fun folds, and I can always find inspiration from the projects on this hop! This month I chose one of my favorite, and relatively simple, fun folds: an easel card.
After you finish here, I hope you will hop along with us by following the links down below. When you’ve created your own fun fold card, please upload it to the gallery at Creative Creases Challenge!
Since I need about 25 Thanksgiving cards, I’ve already made and posted a couple of them. You can find that blog post here.
The Pretty Peacock base measures 11 by 4-1/4 inches, scored at 2-3/4 and 5-1/2 inches.
After embossing a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using one of the Basics Embossing folder, I trimmed it to 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
TIP: If you loved and deeply miss the Subtle 3D embossing folder, this crosshatch folder is for you!
The Very Vanilla cardstock piece for the inside measures 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
I started with a piece of DSP measuring 3-3/4 by 4-1/2 inches.
Then, I trimmed it in half vertically so I had two pieces measuring 4-1/2 by 1-7/8 inches.
Next, I trimmed the right hand side in half horizontally so I had two pieces measuring 2-1/4 by 1-7/8 inches. In order to have these pieces match the challenge layout, I trimmed 1/16 from what would be the center of the DSP image.
I trimmed a piece of the Pretty Peacock and Copper Foil coordinating 12 x 12 inch specialty DSP to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
Finally, I punched a 1-inch circle from the Autumn DSP to make the envelope seal.
What I Did to Create this Easel Card:
Adhere the DSP to the embossed cardstock using multipurpose liquid glue.
Then, adhere the bottom half of the embossed cardstock to the bottom half of the card base using liquid glue.
After wiping down a piece of vellum with an embossing buddy, stamp the sentiment, from the Autumn Leaf stamp set, in Pretty Peacock ink.
Since the ink take a little bit of time to dry, you have enough time to cover the ink with clear embossing powder. Then heat set it using your heat tool.
HINT: Make sure you warm up your heat tool before trying to set the embossing powder on the vellum. If you are not careful, you will burn the vellum instead of heat setting the powder.
Crop the leaf using the Autumn Leaf dies from the coordinating 12x 12 inch specialty DSP.
I cropped two of the thin banner pieces from the same DSP to use as the stop for the easel.
Crop the veins for the leaf from Pretty Peacock cardstock and adhere to the leaf.
Add dimensionals to the back of the leaf and adhere to the front of the card.
Adhering vellum can be tricky because you don’t want whatever you use to show. For this card, I cut mini-dimensionals in half and placed one-half in each of the three outside corners. Since the top left-hand corner sits on top of the leaf, I just added a dot of liquid glue to adhere it down.
I slid a small length of copper ribbon under the vellum and adhered it with a glue dot.
The last step for the front of the easel was to add speckled dots to each corner to hide the adhesives used.
I stamped the sentiment and image on the inside piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, which is adhered to the base using liquid glue.
Finally, add your easel stops using dimensionals. If you want the card to sit steeply (like mine), adhere the stops closer to the top of the inside cardstock. The further down you place the easel stops, the more the angle of the easel will decrease.
With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal.
Back to the Demos’ Fun Fold Blog Hop:
Thank you for joining us today as we hop through a series of fun fold cards! I know you will find loads of inspiration from the rest of these very talented demos! When you finish here, please hop over to Tara Carpenter at Tara Beth Stamps. If you get lost along the way, the following list will help get you back on track.
Welcome to the Stampin’ UP! Demonstrators’ August Fun Fold Blog Hop! That’s a mouthful, isn’t it? This group of demonstrators loves to create fun folds, and I can always find inspiration from the projects on this hop! After you finish here, I hope you will hop along with us by following the links down below. When you’ve created your own fun fold card, please upload it to the gallery at Creative Creases Challenge!
While some fun fold cards can be a bit more involved, this joy fold card is pretty basic. Face it – who doesn’t love the surprise of a fun fold card? Just let the recipient think it took you much more work than it really did. The joy fold is simply a card within a card.
Here’s my Hey Chuck joy fold card:
We have started a new school year and my mind has been mush and I’ve been lacking mojo. What to do when you don’t have mojo – you go to Pinterest! From Pinterest I found Kathi Ondus’ video for her Hey Chuck joy fold card. You can see that video here. The first time I made this card, I completely CASE’d Kathi’s card. The one pictured above was the one I created using her layout and coloring with the blends. I took the idea of the full sun on the front from a card in the catalog using this bundle.
I used Kathi’s measurements for the card.
The Copper Clay base measures 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 scored at 4-1/4. By necessity, this is a tent fold card.
The Copper Clay panel for the front measures 4 by 2-5/8 inches.
I used a Calypso Coral mat for the front, and it measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
After I embossed the Very Vanilla piece for the front with one of the Basics 3D embossing, I trimmed it to 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
The Very Vanilla piece for the front measures 3-7/8 by 2-1/2 inches.
The Very Vanilla inside piece measures 5 by 7-1/2 inches, scored at 3-3/4 inches.
I trimmed another piece of Very Vanilla for the inside card to 3-1/2 by 4-3/4 inches.
I used scraps for inside sentiment, the sun on the front, and all the critters, cake, and skateboard. I already had the fence piece stamped and cropped from Soft Suede, which is now retired but still loved.
Stamping, Coloring, and Assembly:
Kathi’s instructions on her video are very easy to follow, especially her use of the blends for coloring.
I stamped all the critters, cake, and skateboard using Momento Tuxedo Black ink.
I colored all the pieces using the Copper Clay, Calypso Coral, and Daffodil Delight blends combos.
All the sentiments were stamped in Copper Clay.
I only added dimensionals under the rooster and cake on the front. All other pieces were adhered using multipurpose liquid glue.
The final touch was the addition of the three In Color Copper Clay dots on the front.
Back to the SU! Demos’ Fun Fold Blog Hop:
Please don’t forget to visit the blogs linked below. There’s so much inspiration and if you like fun folds, you will love these creations! We’d love to see your creations in the Creative Creases gallery as well!
Welcome to the July edition of the Stampin’ UP! Demos Fun Fold Blog Hop! When you finish here, I hope you will follow the Hop list of demos below and visit everyone’s blog. I always find something new to try, which is part of the reason I thoroughly enjoy this blog hop.. Since this is a fun fold card, I will be entering it in the Creative Creases challenge.
This is actually my second post for this morning. You can find the first one here.
An Aperture Card:
I love fun folds, and recently found a new-to-me fold: an aperture card. I had to look it up and tried to find a video that would be relatively simple to follow. This was it! I won’t tell people how few steps this card entails, and it will just be our secret!
I do have to thank Brian King with Stamp with Brian, for the color combination. You can find his card here. (Glory, there are a lot of links in this post!)
Here’s my fun fold aperture card:
Obviously, this card was made for a specific someone, my daughter, who lives on the other side of the country. “We” had a mailing snafu and this card is actually on it’s way back to me. Then, I’ll re-mail it to her. At least her Edible Arrangement arrived on her birthday, with the help of another special someone. Hint: Henry! I keep telling my daughter how stinking cute this card is and how much love went into it. Honestly, it wasn’t as difficult as it looks.
I’ve actually posted another aperture card, and you can find the link here.
I used a video from Amanda Charlesworth with Create with Scrimping Mommy for the directions. I had to make some very small adjustments to be able to fit in the medium SU! envelopes, but the directions are easy to follow and create. I’ve found that I need to watch whole tutorial videos before I do anything and then go back and start the video over as I work. The pause button is a very good thing! If you like fun folds, Amanda’s directions are also a very good thing.
Changes for the U.S. Measurements:
I started with a 5-1/2 by 12 inch cardstock.
Both the inside and outside DSP panels measure 3-7/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches.
I trimmed the white cardstock to 3-1/2 by 5-1/4 inches for the inside.
I added dimensionals for the outside elements, as well as the llama on the inside, so the card will need 2 stamps for the post office.
As always, I trimmed a piece of coordinating DSP to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
I also punched a 1-inch circle from another piece of DSP for the envelope seal.
For the inside opening, I cropped both the opening and the frame using the Deckled Rectangle dies. In addition, I cropped the inside sentiment banner using the Deckled Rectangle dies. To save some bulk, I used a black Stampin’ Write Marker to outline the sentiment banner.
After running the seal through my XYRON create-a-sticker, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.
Back to the Blog Hop!
I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Shirley Gentry with Stampin with Shirley G. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group! If you get lost along the way, please follow the links below:
Welcome to the June edition of the SU! Demo Fun Fold Blog Hop! This is my second post for today. You can see the first post for the Cardz 4 Guyz challenge here.
If you haven’t already guessed, I am a big fan of fun folds and get inspired by this blog hop every month! I always look forward to seeing what the other demos have created for the hop. These ladies are all super talented and creative. Please hop along with us using the links below.
Since this is a fun fold, I will also be adding it to the Creative Creases challenge. You can find that link here.
I went to the YouTube channel for one of my favorite demos, JanB, from England. I found her video for a sliding windows card. You can find her video here.
Here’s my card:
Here’s a (not very good) video showing how the windows work:
This video box is massive! Sorry about that. I’ll try to figure out how to make it smaller.
Also, I outlined all my DSP (designer series paper) pieces using my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Markers. The card is thick enough, and using the extra cardstock or dimensionals will make it too think for a medium white envelope.
While JanB’s video is wonderful to follow along so you can make the card, I used the U.S. measurements and still had to adjust a couple of things. I figured the easiest thing to do would be to take pictures of the pieces you would need to create the card. All measurements are shown are inches.
Here’s that gallery:
Some tips for putting it together:
First, once you get all the pieces trimmed out, you can follow along with JanB’s video. I’m sharing some tips I found to make it easier. While the card looks complicated, it’s good for a casual or avid papercrafter.
I messed up my first try using Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and had to start over. I cut out all the pieces from some Fresh Fresia cardstock. Then, I followed the video and used my favorite Adtech removable tape to adhere the pieces together. Then, I trimmed down all these Pumpkin Pie pieces using multipurpose liquid glue.
HINT: I found it much, much easier to follow the directions for adhering the two tabs. However, I made tabs longer and then trimmed them down after I had everything adhered. JanB’s video show that she lined up the tabs so they would match up with the outside edge. I struggled doing it that way.
The above photo is after the tabs were attached and trimmed. I also had adhered the horizontal piece that will keep the tabs from flopping around.
HINT: The back piece, which will cover all the glue and pencil marks, measures 4-1/8 by 5-1/2 inches.
HUGE and IMPORTANT HINT: This is showing the placement for the liquid glue for the window pieces. DO NOT DO THIS! You only need a line of glue on the end of the tabs. Next time, I will use some tear & tape for the windows. There’s too much glue shown above and your windows will stick. DO NOT DO THIS!!
If you do get too much glue on these tabs, let it dry and then run your embossing buddy over the excess to keep it from sticking.
Back to the SU! Demos Fun Fold Blog Hop:
I hope you will follow the links below to hop along with us! If you get lost, you can use the list below to help you find your way. The next demo on the list is Beth McCullough with Stamping Mom.
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Through Stampin' Up!, I happily share my love of papercrafting through sales, classes, small stamping group meet-ups and workshops. I think that being a teacher in my "real life", I have a unique approach to sharing my fantastic hobby. I look forward to connecting with you!