A Fun Fold for C4G and the Pals Fun Fold Hop

Welcome to the Cardz 4 Guyz challenge #290!  Billie A. chose fun folds as the theme, which works perfectly for the Pals Fun Fold Hop.  When you finish here, I hope you will go to the Cardz 4 Guyz site to see all the inspirational projects from the other design team members.  In addition, please check out the fun fold cards from the other Pals.  

Here’s my fun fold birthday card:

 

 

I’ve seen landscape easel cards with two stationary side panels.  For this card, I knew I wanted to use the Biggest Wish stamp set so I needed to modify the layout a bit.  

 

Measurements:

  • The Night of Navy base measures 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches.
  • Next, I cut the front part of the card at 1-1/2 inches up to the fold line.
  • That cut leaves a 2-3/4 inch wide panel for the sentiments. In order to be able to create the easel part of the card, I scored it in half at 2-3/4 inches. At this point I burnished the folds using my bone folder to have the easel fold easily.
  • The DSP I used is one of the many patterns found in the host DSP set Pattern Party. If you haven’t gotten this yet, it is well worth it. There’s 48 sheets of 12 x 12 inch DSP. Each sheet has a colorful pattern on one side and a black and white pattern on the reverse side. If you love black and white patterns, this DSP pack is definitely for you.
  • I also trimmed two pieces of the DSP to 2-5/8 inches square. I used the pieces on the back of the easel part of the card. The reverse of this pattern is a pink cheetah print, so covering it with the black and white DSP. I used the second piece on the back of the Night of Navy part of the easel.
  • Finally, I trimmed a piece of the DSP to 2-1/2 inches by 6 inches.
  • Both white cardstock panels measure 2-5/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches. Since I needed a popped up tag to hold the easel in place, I stamped the sentiment on a scrap piece of white cardstock, which I then matted on a scrap piece of Night of Navy cardstock.

Putting It Together:

  • I used multipurpose glue to adhere everything except the tag, which got popped up on dimensionals.
  • The Stamparatus was required for the repeated birthday sentiments on the front easel panel. The whole process was relatively easy using a hinge stamping method for the acrylic panel. Jackie Bolhuis’, of Klompenstampers, has a step-by-step video for hinge stamping, which you can find here.
  • First, I stamped five “HAPPY” words in Basic Gray.
  • Then I went back and stamped the “birthday” words in Night of Navy using the same hinge stamping method.
  • Finally, I trimmed the DSP on the envelope flap and punched a 1 inch circle for the envelope seal.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and seal set.

Back to the Pals Fun Fold Blog Hop!

I hope you hop over to the Pals Fun Fold Blog Hop, which you can find below, to see the cards created by some other Pals.  There’s inspiration to be found in each of the cards.  Make sure you click on the button to view the cards from the other Pals.  

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Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Sale-a-Bration and an Easel Card for the January Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop in 2022! This month, the theme is Sale-A-Bration. We really hope that you enjoy and will be inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Here’s my Sale-a-Bration easel card:

Both the Simply Marbleous 6 x 6 inch DSP (designer series paper) and the Awesome Otters stamp set are Sale-a-Bration freebies with a qualifying order.  Each of these products can be earned with a $50 order.  

 

Measurements:

  • I used Balmy Blue for the base of the card. It measures 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches. The easel card requires two simple score lines – one at 5-1/2 inches and the second at 2-3/4 inches. That’s it. Easy peasy fun fold card.
  • The DSP for the front measures 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches. While I had the DSP out, I trimmed a piece to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • Since I didn’t want the back of the easel to be half DSP and half cardstock, I trimmed another piece to 5-3/8 inches by 2-5/8 inches. Here’s a photo of the back of the easel card:

What I Did:

  • I used every stamp from the Awesome Otters stamp set. Coloring them was so much fun so that I made the card twice. My first time, I used Cinnamon Cider for the otters and Misty Moonlight for the base. I’ll post that card below.
  • First, I stamped everything in Momento tuxedo black ink. I even stamped the Misty Moonlight mats under the two sentiments with the birthday hat. Since I only wanted a subtle design, I stamped the hat off before stamping on the cardstock.
  • Next, I stamped the two birthday hats on the reverse side of the marbled DSP. Then, I colored the hats using the dark Misty Moonlight and dark Balmy Blue blends. I needed to fussy cut both hats.
  • Then, I started coloring the otters, including the one on the front of the envelope, starting with a light Crumb Cake front body sections. I used the light and dark Soft Suede blends to color the main part of the otters. When I was much younger, I would always outline things I colored, and I did that with the otters as well.
  • HINT: When using blends on the front of an envelope, you will need to put a scrap piece of cardstock inside the envelope where you want to color. Everything will bleed through to the back of the envelope if you don’t.
  • The dark Calypso Coral blend seemed to work for the fish’s head, while the light blend worked for his body.
  • I used the light and dark blends in Misty Moonlight and Balmy Blue to color the water.
  • The stitched rectangle dies perfectly cropped all the pieces.
  • I adhered the otters directly to the DSP/cardstock using multipurpose glue.

Finishing Up:

  • While I adhered the sentiments directly on the mats, I place dimensionals under each. The inside sentiment really needed to be on dimensionals to hold the easel in a standing position.
  • Finally, I added three basic pearl jewels to the top right and bottom left of the front of the card.
  • As always, the very last thing I did was trim the DSP on the envelope flap. Then I punched a 1-inch circle from some scrap Misty Moonlight DSP. I ran the circle through the XYRON create-a-sticker to make the seal for the envelope.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card/envelope/seal set.

Cinnamon Cider Otters

This card was the first one I made. The otters are too dark for me, but someone else might like the color combo, so I am including it. Here’s that card:

Back to the Pals’ Blog Hop Info:

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on February 9th. Our theme will be Birthday Bash when our team creates birthday projects to celebrate our family and friends.

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Here’s the Pals lineup so you can hop along with us:

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping
  3. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  4. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps, INK
  5. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  6. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  7. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  8. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  9. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  10. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  12. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping <<<<<<——YOU ARE HERE
  13. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  14. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  15. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  16. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  17. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  18. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  19. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  20. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
  21. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  22. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin’
  23. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  24. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Cutest Frightful Halloween for the September InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s September Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are having fun with our stamping favorites – our favorite themes for seasonal cards and projects. This month’s projects feature candy and treats, so prepare your sweet tooth for some wonderful inspiration. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

When I think of candy and treats in the fall, my mind automatically goes to “trick or treat”, so that’s what I did for this blog hop.  Then, I decided to make a fun fold card for this blog hop.  But then I kept going and adding things and couldn’t stop.  Therefore, I made a much, much simpler version of the card.  First, the quick card, then the fun fold.  I can’t go back and change the title of this post because of the blog hop, but I forgot to include the challenges for which these cards qualify.  The first one will be entered into Try Stamping on Tuesday.

Here’s the challenge banner:

Here’s the card for the TSOT523 challenge:

While the fun fold version also qualifies for Try Stampin’ on Tuesday, I’m entering it in the Double Trouble challenge #92 and for the Creative Creases #14 challenge.

Here’s my fun fold version of the card:

Here are the challenge banners for the Double Trouble and Creative Creases challenges:

Measurements:

Both cards:

  • The Basic Black card base for each card measures 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches. I scored the regular card at 4-1/4 inches, creating a tent fold.
  • The Old Olive mat for the front of each card measures 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches.
  • For me, it seemed easier to use a full size sheet of the dotted DSP over the Old Olive mat. These dotted DSP pieces each measure 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • The bottom half of the front of each card is actually another piece of DSP from the Halloween 6 x 6 inch DSP.  Each of the black DSP pieces measures 4 inches by 2-1/4 inches.
  • Using the punch from the Cutest Halloween bundle, I punched out two each of the cat, ghost, and pumpkin.
  • The front sentiment for each card comes from the Cutest Halloween stamp set. I cropped it using a die from the Seasonal Labels die set.
  • In order to make the sentiment panel stand out from the dotted DSP, I outlined each with the Highland Heather Stamping Write marker.
  • The black hats were cropped from the Frightfully Cute die set. I used the gold Wink of Stella pen to highlight the band and little embossed pieces.
  • I used scraps of Old Olive, Flirty Flamingo and Highland Heather to crop two circles of each color using the layering circles die set.  Then, I ran them all through my (new) Cut and Emboss Machine in the bark 3D embossing folder.  The cute little trio of the cat, ghost, and pumpkin have dimensionals under them..
  • I used the black and white gingham ribbon on both cards.
  • I trimmed two pieces of coordinating DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flaps.

Regular card:

  • For the regular card, the white inside panel measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • I stamped the two sentiments, again from Cutest Halloween, using the Momento Tuxedo Black ink..  
  • Then, I stamped those adorable spiders in the bottom corners.  Finally, I added three of the Cute Stars adhesive backed sequins to the inside surrounding the sentiments.  Easy peasy.

Fun Fold Card:

  • This card is an example of what happens when I just can’t stop adding elements.
  • In addition to the scored fold at 4-1/4 inches, I scored the black base again at 2-1/8 inches to create the easel.
  • The Old Olive mat on the front of the card only gets adhered only to the bottom half of the easel fold.
  • I did add another piece of the polka dot DSP measuring 2 inches by 5-3/8 inches to the back of the easel
  • The Old Olive mat for the inside measures 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches.
  • I used scraps of black to crop the fence and trees using the Frightfully Cute bundle dies.
  • cropping them the owls from white cardstock, I used the blending brushes and Smoky Slate ink to color them. Next, I colored the tiny specks of white for the eyes using the gold Wink of Stella.. In order to make the eyes really pop, I added clear epoxy shapes to each eye.
  • I adhered the fence pieces and the trees using multipurpose liquid glue. The owls have dimensionals under them. The owls are out of proportion from the fence and trees, but they are so stinking cute that I had to use them anyway.
  • The white sentiment panel on the inside measures 2-1/4 inches by 2-3/4 inches. I cropped it using a stitched square die. This panel needs to be popped up using a layer of dimensionals.
  • HINT: Since you will be adding a comment and signature, make sure you use a bunch of dimensionals.
  • I used the same sentiments and spider stamp as the regular card. As an afterthought, I just added a Pumpkin Pie cute star to each of the other three corners.
  • That’s it for the fun fold.

Final Thoughts:

  • While these cards look like they took a lot of time, they really didn’t. I had all my cutting, cropping, punching, and stamping done before I started. Once I figured out the elements, the rest fell into place.
  • HINT: When creating more than one of any card, it is much, much easier to do all the prep work before you start actually creating the card. Trust me, I know this from experience.

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,

Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp

. 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. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
    3. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
    4. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
    5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
    6. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
    7. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
    8. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping<——- YOU ARE HERE!
    9. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this card.

Have a Peachy day!

Sue

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Have a Hoot for the September InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s September Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations – this month’s projects are all about Halloween. Prepare yourself for wonderful mix of spooky, scary and sweet. We are excited to share our creations with you today! 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 easel card:

Have a Hoot

The first time I saw this stamp set, I knew I had to have it. It found it’s way onto my first pre-order for the mini-catalog. However, I’d been so eager to order it I didn’t even pay attention to the fact that this set has coordinating dies! At first, I thought everyone creating Have a Hoot cards were master fussy cutters. Then I figured it out. Of course, you know that means I “HAD” to get another pre-order started immediately.

The Easel Card

I’ve created a number of easel cards, and the amount of angle for the top card depends on where you place your popped up piece to hold the card in the easel position. This time I have a pretty steep incline to allow space for the spider web at the bottom. The spider is on the stamp with the dabbing owl on the front corner. I thought it needed to live happily on a web, so I put it inside.

Measurements

  • I used a Basic Black base cut to 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches.
  • A picture is worth 1,000 words, so I thought a picture would be the easiest way to explain the scoring for the easel. This pin comes from Jennifer Arent from Jennifer Arent Stamps.
A picture really IS worth 1, 000 words, especially in this case.
  • I used Pumpkin Pie for the front base mat, topped by Basic Black which had been run through the Big Shot using the Brick and Mortar 3D embossing folder.
  • Wink of Stella adds such a beautiful shimmer on cardstock. However, don’t get carried away with yourself like I did. I wound up sanding down the embossed bricks. Remember, Wink of Stella is a glitter pen. What happens when said glitter gets filed? You guessed it, I had glitter all over the card and my grid paper. Not fun.
  • I used the Plaid Tidings DSP for the large front panel on the front. Then, I used 2 of the stitched rectangle dies to create a frame for the Pumpkin Pie trimmed DSP piece.
  • There are dimensionals under all of the owls, the sentiments on the front and inside, and the spider. I used tear-and-tape to secure the underneath part of the glitter ribbon, and a glue dot to secure the front.
  • The top of the inside sentiment panel measures 1-1/2 inches from the top of the 4 by 5-1/4 inch white cardstock.
  • While this card may look complicated, it really can be made by beginners, casual, and avid stampers. You are only limited by your imagination, and your supplies on hand. The easel makes even the cleanest and simplest card much more interesting. Don’t you think?

Back to the Blog Hop!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jackie Beers from Blue Line Stamping. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  3. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  4. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  5. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  6. Rachel Brumley at Artistic Designs by Rachel
  7. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  8. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  9. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  10. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  11. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  12. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  13. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  14. Joanne Brown at The Inky Dragon

I’d also love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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