A Little Bird Told Me ….It’s Time for the SU! Demo Fun Fold Blog Hop!

https://secretstamper.com/2023/01/anything-goes-with-a-fun-fold-for-creative-creases-49/Welcome to the January SU! Demonstrators Fun Fold Blog Hop!  I love creating fun folds and watching videos to create a new-to-me fun fold.  Each participating demo’s website is listed at the end of my post.  We all hope you will hop along from one demo to the next to see what each of us created.  I know I’m excited to see everyone’s project!

I took the idea for my card this month from Debbie Mageed, our blog hop coordinator.  She also coordinated the Creative Creases Challenge, into which I will be entering this card!  One of the things I love about the Creative Creases Challenge is that it’s always anything goes with a fun fold.  

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Here’s my fun fold card”

 

 

 

If you saw my first post this morning, which you can see here, I used the Sweet Songbirds bundle for both cards.  In this card, I used the Sale-a-Bration DSP (designer series paper) Dainty Flowers, which you can earn free with a $50 qualifying purchase.  This DSP is stunningly gorgeous!  I’ve already created cards with this DSP, which you can see here and here

Measurements:

 

 

  • I trimmed a piece of 12 x 12 inch Old Olive cardstock to 4-1/4 by 12 inches.
  • Score the cardstock at 5-1/2, 6, and 6-1/2 inches to create the fold.
  • I also trimmed a piece of Old Olive to 4-1/4 by 1 inch, then scored that piece of cardstock at 1/2 inch.
  • I trimmed the first layer of black cardstock to 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches. Then, I cropped the deckled rectangle piece from the inside of the mat layer.
  • The DSP layer measures 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
  • The DSP for the envelope measures 6 by 2-1/2 inches. I punched a 1 inch circle from coordinating DSP for the envelope seal.
  • The top white cardstock is trimmed to 4-1/8 by 3-1/8 inches.
  • I also trimmed a piece of white cardstock to 4 by 5-/4 inches for the sentiment on the back of the card.

Stamping and Assembly:

 

  • The only element I did not stamp directly on the white cardstock for the front is the bird. I stamped him using Starry Sky ink on a piece of white scrap of cardstock.
  • I stamped the eyes in black, and colored his beak using my Crushed Curry marker.
  • Then, I punched out the bird. Using a scrap piece of the same DSP as the front, I punched out the wing and chest part of the bird.
  • After adhering the wing and chest pieces using multipurpose liquid glue, I added dimensionals to the underside of the bird.
  • Next, I stamped the branches on the front and back, the nest, and the music notes using black ink.
  • I added Old Olive leaves to each branch.
  • Next, I assembled the front pieces of the card together.
  • On to the super simple fun fold –
  • Create a mountain fold on the center of the cardstock at the scored lines. Burnish with a bone folder.
  • Add each side of the scored 1 inch by 4-1/4 inches cardstock to the front and back of the open top part of the card. This will create the triangle you need for the card to stand upright.
  • Finally, I attached the front and back cardstock/DSP layers using multipurpose adhesive.
  • Lastly, I added three black matte enamel dots in the three corners as shown.
  • Ta-da! With that, I’d finished this fun fold coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

Back to the SU! Demo Blog Hop!

There’s so much inspiration to be found in the rest of the projects by the participating demos.  I hope you will join us on our hop!  If you get lost along the way, please use the following line-up as a reference:

Hop Line-up:

  1. Beth McCullough
  2. Debbie Mageed
  3. Jackie Beers
  4. Karen Finkle
  5. Lisa Ann Bernard
  6. Melissa Seplowitz
  7. Rae Burnet
  8. Sue Jackson   <<—–YOU ARE HERE!

Please remember to add your fun fold creation to the Creative Creases Challenge.

Thank you for stopping by my blog this morning.  I’d be honored if you took another minute to comment on my card.

Have a Peachy day!

Sue

 

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Sale-a-Bration is now live until February 28, 2023!

Here are some SU! videos regarding the FREE items you can earn!  I have to tell you, the first SAB item I earned was the owls stamp set.  So, so, so stinking cute!!!  They are so easy to fussy cut as well.

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As always, the joining benefits for joining during Sale-a-Bration are spectacular!  As always, there’s no commitment, so taking advantage of this promotion doesn’t mean a long-term commitment.  If you live in the U.S., and are interested in joining, please contact me at justpeachystamping@gmail.com

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2022 Fun Fold Year in Review

 

Fun Folds in Review:

I learned a number of new-to-me fun folds, and tried many of them out with the Kindest Gnomes bundle and coordinating DSP.  While the stamp set and DSP are no longer available, the dies will carry over into the new mini-catalog going live in the beginning of January.  There’s a new gnomes set coming out, and it’s wonderful that this stamp set will also coordinate with the Kindest Gnomes dies!

I also found out how easy it is to create dancing gnomes, and an example of that card is included below as well.

The sitting gnome is my husband’s favorite, but he gets a kick out of all of them! You can find the above post here.

Same fold – same post. I found the fold on one of Connie Stewart’s videos. You can see my post for these two cards here.

Another Halloween Fun Fold for Cardz 4 Galz #184

I thought the gnome with the lantern would be perfect for this simple z-fold card, for which I also used the Scary Cute bundle. You can find that post here.

I needed to create my own background for this challenge.  I accomplished this blue panel with shaving cream.  You can see that post here

The dancing gnomes are so! much! fun!  They’re also so! easy! You can find the post for these fun little guys here.

 

 

Back to the Year in Review Hop:

I hope you will join the rest of the demos listed below in this hop!  The inspiration found with these demonstrators is amazing!  

  • Bonnie from Stamping in the Light
  • Brenda from Floral Fantasies
  • Debbie from Secrets to Stamping
  • Diane from Nellies Nest
  • Ellie from Ellibelle’s Corner
  • Helene from Mummylade
  • Hilary from Fiddling About
  • Joanne from My Slices of Life
  • Melissa from The Stamping Ninja
  • Rachel from Slow Down, Enjoy and Create
  • Sara from Sassy’s Cards and Gifts
  • Sue from Just Peachy Stamping
 
 
 
 
 

 

Thank you for visiting my blog today!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

Teddy Bears for C4G # 306

Welcome to the two-week Cardz 4 Guyz challenge # 306. For this challenge, our host, Dawn, chose teddy bears. When you finish here, I hope you will visit the challenge website to be inspired by the absolutely adorable teddy bears! If you are inspired to play along, please enter your creation in our gallery!

The first thing I found out when working on this card is that I don’t have any teddy bear stamps! I have bears, neither of which can remotely be considered a teddy bear! Therefore, I turned to the best place to go for inspiration – Pinterest! There I found inspiration using punches to create a teddy bear overhang. I CASe’d a card from Rubber Obession‘s card and came up with this card:

It looks crooked but that’s just the way it’s sitting in the floral frog.

Measurements:

  • The Early Espresso base measures 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • The Pool Party mat measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches. I cropped the sentiment mat from the center of the Pool Party mat using a deckled rectangle die.
  • I already had the Very Vanilla embossed piece of cardstock. The final measurement for that is 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
  • HINT: when using the 3D embossing folders, trim your cardstock to size after you emboss the cardstock. Since these folders have such a deep emboss, if you cut the paper first, it won’t be the desired size after it’s embossed.
  • Next, I trimmed the Very Vanilla cardstock for the inside to 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
  • Then, I cropped the VV cardstock for the sentiment using another deckled rectangle die.
  • Finally, I trimmed a piece of Early Espresso 6 x 6 inch DSP (designer series paper) to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the Very Vanilla envelope flap.

What I Did:

  • I punched the Early Espresso circles for the teddy bear face and ears using the —— and —— punches.
  • At this this time, I also punched a Very Vanilla circle for the lower part of the face using the —- punch. I lined the top up where I wanted it and trimmed the excess.
  • Next, I punched the eyes and nose using the —- punch. I realized I didn’t have a white fine line marker, so I had to improvise. I do have a VersaMark pen and drew in the arcs that I wanted. Then I used white embossing powder and heat set the powder. A marker would’ve been better, but this worked.
  • After dry fitting all the teddy bear pieces using removable tape, I ran the pieces through the (retired) subtles embossing folder.
  • HINT: Do not use even removable tape when running pieces through an embossing folder. I wanted the texture to line up across all the pieces. However, the pressing in the folder made removing the pieces basically impossible.
  • I stamped the sentiment using Early Espresso ink and a stamp from ————
  • After adhering the sentiment on its May, i put dimensionals under the mat.
  • Then I figured out where I wanted the bear pieces to go, I added dimensionals as needed under the pieces.
  • After I stamped the sentiment and adhered the inside panel, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal.

Thank you very much for stopping by my blog today.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

 

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I am in the process of making my mother and my aunt each a set of birthday cards which they will be able to use for the year.  More information will be forthcoming on the cards, but this organizer will be absolutely perfect for each of them!  

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Kindest Gnomes with Cardz 4 Guyz #303 and Pals’ Fun Fold Blog Hop

  This is my second post for today.  You can see the first one for my Cardz 4 Guyz #303 challenge here.  I’ve created the same card using different colors for the Stampin’ Up! demonstrator Fun Fold Blog Hop.  I’m all about non-traditional Christmas colors, and using shades of blue just makes me so happy!

When you finish here, I hope you will hop along with the rest of the demonstrator’s listed at the bottom of the page.  I know I will!  I’m excited to see what the rest of the team created!

Here’s my card for the Fun Fold Blog Hop:

 

Doesn’t this little guy on the front remind you of one of Snow White’s dwarfs? He’s adorable and my favorite from the Kindest Gnomes stamp set!

I found this fun fold on Connie Stewart’s YouTube channel.  It’s so much fun, and so incredibly easy!  It looks complicated, but truly it isn’t!  You can find her video here.  In all honesty, it took me longer to color the two gnomes or to create the stencil background than it did to trim all the pieces and put the fun fold together.  Please give it a try!  I’m pretty sure I will be using this fun fold many, many times!

Finishing Up:

  • The double stitched Balmy Blue and white ribbon can be a bit stiff right off the roll. I’ve found that running it through my fingers a bunch of times helps to loosen it up. I haven’t been able to tie it in a bow, but the square knot works for this card.
  • I placed dimensionals under the gnome and sentiment banner on the front.
  • Because of the thickness of the card, I didn’t want to add more dimensionals under the sentiment square. However, I did need to use something stronger than the liquid glue because of the ribbon. Therefore, I used tear-and-tape to mount the white square onto the Night of Navy square mat.
  • I used my favorite adhesive, the multipurpose liquid glue for everything else.
  • After punching a coordinating piece of DSP for the envelope seal, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

Back to the Fun Fold Blog Hop:

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today.  I hope you will use the following links as a guide to hop along with the rest of the demonstrators participating in this Fun Fold Hop!  I just love fun folds and am looking forward to seeing what everyone else created! Amanda Howard with Papercrafting with Amanda is next up on the hop.   Enjoy!

  1. Beth McCullough
  2. Rae Burnet
  3. Jess Atkinson
  4. Melissa Seplowitz
  5. Jackie Beers
  6. Karen Finkle
  7. Debbie Mageed
  8. Lisa Ann Bernard
  9. Sue Jackson <<— YOU ARE HERE!
  10. Amanda Howard
  11. Melissa Tootle

 

 

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Season’s Greetings from the August Pals’ Blog Hop!

This month the theme is Seasons’ Greetings. This month’s design team members showcase projects inspired by their favorite seasonal time of the year. We really hope that you will be inspired by all the amazing creations the Pals are sharing with 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.

Here’s my card:

Measurements:

  • The Night of Navy base measures 8-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches to form a tent fold.
  • The Balmy Blue mat measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • Next, I trimmed a piece of the Gnomes DSP (designer series paper) with the sweater print to 4 by 5-1/4 inches for the background of the front of the card. I also punched a 1-inch circle for the envelope seal.
  • I used other patterns of the gnomes DSP to crop the gnome and mushroom using the gnomes dies. I fussy cut the fawn, rabbit, bird, and sleeping fox from another patterned gnomes DSP. Then, I trimmed a piece of the animal DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope seal.
  • I cropped the frame for the card from Night of Navy cardstock using the two largest deckled rectangle dies. The finished size is 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • Finally, I trimmed the white cardstock for the inside to 4 by 5-1/4 inches.

What I Did:

  • For some strange and unknown reason, I have kept my empty Wink of Stella pens. One of them did come in handy for this project. I squirted some clear Wink of Stella on a scrap piece of printer paper. Then, I picked up the liquid glitter with the empty Wink of Stella pen and tapped the pen against the top so I could splatter Wink of Stella on the background DSP. Wink of Stella doesn’t photograph well at all. However, in person, the sparkles definitely show up.
  • I stamped the sentiment, also from the Kindest Gnomes stamp set, in Night of Navy on white cardstock. Then, I cropped it using the Stylish Shapes dies and put dimensionals underneath it.
  • I added dimensionals under the frame so it looks like a shadow box. There are also dimensionals under the gnome, fox, and bird. I used multipurpose liquid glue to attach everything else.
  • I stamped a holiday greeting on the white cardstock and adhered it to the inside of the card.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

Back to the Pals’ Blog Hop:

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 September 14th. Our theme will be Focus on the Sentiment, when the design team will showcase a sentiment as the focal point of their project.

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. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  4. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  5. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  6. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs 
  7. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  8. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  9. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  10. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  11. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot! 
  12. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  13. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  14. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  15. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  16. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda

Thank you for stopping by my blog!

 

Have a Peachy Day!

 

 

 


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Again, thank you for stopping by my blog! Please don’t forget to visit the other Pals’ sites.

Summer Fun for the July InKing Royalty Blog Hop!

 

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s July Blog Hop! We’ve made projects that celebrate the fun of summer and are excited to share them with you today. We are a diverse group, so I know you’ll see a great variety of summer projects. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Here’s my card:

 

Explanation Needed:

Since this card doesn’t look like a summertime card, that must mean I need to explain why I created it.  When I was younger and still living on Long Island, every year we’d take a vacation to the mountains in New England or upstate New York.  This card was inspired by a vacation to the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York.  We were staying in cabins and there were always owls we’d hear all night.  One of the families in our group was staying in the only house on site.  There were always bats in the belfries of the house, but the stamp set doesn’t have any bats.  I should’ve checked out the Halloween sets I have for bats, but I just thought of that.

One of the big things to do up there involved going to the “dump” to see the bears.  Really, that’s true.  When the group of our three families went, a drunk man made his way over to our car.  He told my parents that he would go take up-close pictures of the bears for us.   My mom gave him the camera, and he got the pictures without getting attacked.  Thankfully!!!  Therefore, this card really does mean “summer fun” to me.  

I’d seen the layout on a past sketch challenge, but don’t remember which one.  If you know which challenge, please let me know in the comments and I will update this post.

Measurements:

  • The Calypso Coral base measures 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 to create a tent card..
  • I used the Happy Forest DSP (designer series paper) from the Happy Forest Friends suite found on pages 46-47 in the 2022 – 2023 annual catalog. The Old Olive background piece measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches. Then, I punched a 1-inch circle for the envelope seal from the same DSP.
  • Next, I trimmed the white background DSP to 2-5/8 inches by 4-3/8 inches and cut it down to a chevron shape. I also trimmed a piece to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • I matted this on trimmed pieces of the Old Olive and Calypso Coral DSP. Each layer increased by 1/8 inches on each side. I attached all three layers using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • Finally, I trimmed a piece of white cardstock to 4 by 5-1/4 inches for the inside of the card.

Stamping and Die-cutting:

  • All the stamps and dies for the card come from the Happier than Happy bundle.
  • I stamped the bear using Soft Suede ink on white cardstock. Then, I used Smoky Slate ink to stamp the owl on the same piece of white cardstock.
  • I stamped the sentiment in Soft Suede on white cardstock as well.
  • Using Soft Suede, I stamped the tree on Crumb Cake cardstock.
  • Then, I used the die set to crop all the pieces I’d stamped. I also cropped the outline of the tree stump from Soft Suede cardstock.
  • After cropping the sentiment, I outlined it in Calypso Coral. I used a matte dot to cover the hole in the tag and added a folded piece of ribbon underneath it.
  • I popped all the cropped pieces up on mini-dimensionals and attached them to the card.
  • Finally, I trimmed the envelope flap and ran the punched envelope seal through my XYRON create-a-sticker. With that, this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal was finished.

Back to the InKing Royalty Blog Hop:

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jessica Atchison at Stampin’ with the Atchisons. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Emma Goddard at Coastal Crafter
  3. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  4. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping    <<——YOU ARE HERE
  5. Jessica Atchison at Stampin with the Atchisons
  6. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  7. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  8. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  9. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  10. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments

Thank you for stopping by my blog!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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It’s July, 2022 ~ do you know what that means?  The new Holiday Mini-Catalog and Sale-a-Bration are in full swing!!  

Sale-a-Bration runs from July 1 to August 31, 2022.  This means you can earn FREE products for two months!   Take a look at these Sale-a-Bration products!!

Here’s a link to the new Holiday Mini-Catalog, which runs through January 4, 2023.  Click on the following image to open the catalog:

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

Do You Want to Place an Order?

Of course you do, especially since you can earn FREE products with a qualifying purchase!

If you are ordering less than $150.00, please use the host code shown. If you are ordering more than $150.00, please contact me first so you an get your stamping rewards!  Any order over $50 will earn a little surprise from me.

The HOST CODE through July 31, 2022 is UKDVYZSG.

Again, thank you for stopping by my blog today!  I appreciate your comments and your time.