Just Tag It for MMM # 195

Welcome to the newest two-week Make My Monday challenge!  Our host for #195, Mary V., chose Just Tag It as the theme.  I’ve seen the creations from the rest of the design team, and they are as fabulous as they are varied.  You don’t want to miss the inspiration, so please visit the challenge site when you are finished here.  I’m looking forward to seeing what you create and add to the gallery.

I created a fun fold card using the Adorable Owls stamp set and the Happy Forest DSP (designer series paper).  The Adorable Owls stamp set is available FREE with a $50 purchase until midnight (CST) on 02/28/2023!  Don’t delay!

Here’s my card:


This fun fold will stand up on it’s own, as shown in the top set of photos.  I’m also entering it in the current Creative Creases Challenge.  I thoroughly enjoy that challenge because I love creating fun folds and that’s the only requirement since the rest of the challenge is always anything goes.

Taking part in the Creative Creases Challenge means that I also get to enter this card in the Double Trouble Challenge as well.  



  • The Old Olive base measures 5-1/2 by 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • Make a tick mark on the open side of the card two inches up from the bottom.
  • Then trim the front of the card diagonally from the top fold corner down to the tick mark.
  • The Old Olive flap measures 5-1/2 by 3-5/8 inches, scored at 1 inch so the front part of the flap measures 4-1/2 by 3-5/8 inches.
  • Trim two pieces of Calypso Coral cardstock. The first measures 3-3/8 by 4-3/8 inches. The second piece measures 4 inches by 2-1/8 inches.
  • The ribbon covers most of the top, but I did punch it using a tag topper punch.
  • Next, I trimmed two pieces of white cardstock. The front tap piece measures 2 by 3-3/8 inches. The piece for the inside sentiment measures 2 by 3-7/8 inches.
  • I used scraps for the two Stylish Shapes circles for the inside owls. Since the backside of the flying owl would show, I also cropped an Old Olive circle to adhere to the back of the finished owl circle.

Trimming and Adhering the DSP layers:

  • The inside DSP piece measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • The top flap DSP measures 3-1/8 by 4-1/4 inches.
  • To create the diagonal piece of Calypso Coral DSP, I first trimmed the piece to 5-3/8 by 4-1/8 inches.
    • Then, I added a tick mark at 2 inches from the bottom on the right hand side of the DSP.
    • Next, I trimmed the DSP diagonally from the top left corner to the tick mark on the right hand side.
  • Then, I trimmed another piece of the Calypso Coral DSP to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap. I punched a 1 inch circle of the inside DSP for the envelope seal.
  • The Old Olive flap must be adhered first. I just eyeballed it to center the flap. Line up the crease of the flap with the top of the base of the card and adhere using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • Then, I adhered the inside and diagonal pieces of DSP using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • The same goes for the Calypso Coral cardstock and DSP on the flap of the card for the front.

Stamping and Coloring:


  • I stamped all three owls and the flap and inside sentiment in Momento Tuxedo Black.
  • Use an embossing buddy to clean off the Calypso Coral DSP. Stamp the sentiment using Versamark and cover with black embossing powder. Heat set with a heat tool.
  • I colored the owls using the Calypso Coral and Crumb Cake blends combos.
  • The faces and torsos were colored using the ivory blend.
  • I used the light Old Olive blend for the eyes.
  • Finally, I used the SU300 from the medium deep natural tone blends for the beaks and feet.
  • After coloring, I cropped two of the owls using the middle circle from the Stylish Shapes die set. Then, I adhered the middle owl to the Old Olive circle I’d previously cropped.
  • Stamp the sentiments on the flap and the inside using Momento Tuxedo Black ink.
  • Adhere the owl tag to the Calypso Coral cardstock Add dimensionals under the tag..
  • Tie a bow using the Faux Suede Early Espresso ribbon and attach with a glue dot.
  • Add faux stitching around the inside sentiment panel using a black marker.
  • Adhere the inside sentiment panel and owls using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated fun fold card, envelope, and envelope seal.
  • NOTE: This card will require extra postage because of all the layers.


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