A Magical Meadow Fun Fold for a Creative Creases Guest Designer Spot

Welcome to the Creative Creases challenge # 70. I am so honored to be a guest designer for this challenge for being the top pick When you finish here, I hope you will visit the challenge site for more inspiration. I love fun folds, and playing along with this challenge always brings so much creative fun!

Here’s my Magical Meadow Fun Fold:

Full credit for this fun fold goes to Connie Stewart of Simply Simple Stamping. You can find her video here.


  • Start with an 8-1/2 by 11 inch of cardstock for your base. I used Misty Moonlight.
  • Score at 4-1/4 and 5-1/2 inches. You will have 4 sections, each measuring 4-1/4 by 5-1/2 inches.
  • Follow Connie’s directions for trimming away the top left-hand cardstock rectangle. It’s much easier to see her do it than to have me explaining it.
  • Trim two pieces of coordinating Magical Meadow DSP to 4-1/8 by 5-13/8 inches, one for the outside and one for the inside of the flap.
  • Trim a piece of DSP to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • Punch a 1-inch hole from DSP to create the envelope seal. Run the circle through your XYRON create a sticker to finish off the seal.
  • Trim a piece of white cardstock to 4 by 5-1/4inches for the inside of the card.
  • You will need scrap Misty Moonlight cardstock and vellum cardstock for the die cut branches.

Putting It Together:

  • Connie used just cardstock for her card and stamped the floral images on it. I used DSP for the front and inside flaps.
  • I didn’t use any dimensionals at all. I adhered all the paper pieces using multipurpose liquid glue. The bow is attached with a mini glue dot.
  • Adhere one piece of the DSP to the front of the cardstock.
  • Crop the center circle flourish using the die from the Irresistible Blooms die set. You will need to run it back and forth in your Cut and Emboss machine in order to go through both layers.
  • Adhere the second piece of the DSP to the inside front of the card so it’s showing through your die cut circle.
  • Align your sentiment so that it will show through the circle. I actually used a very light pencil mark because this sentiment from the Brightest Glow stamp set is a cling stamp.
  • After you know where you are going to stamp, wipe down the whole front of the DSP using your embossing buddy from the embossing additions tool kit.
  • Stamp your sentiment using VersaMark ink and cover with white embossing powder. Heat set with your heat tool.
  • Stamp the inside sentiment, also from Brightest Glow, using Misty Moonlight ink on the white cardstock panel.
  • Adhere the cardstock to the inside of the card.


  • I cropped the branch spray using a die from the Magical Meadow die set and Misty Moonlight ink.
  • Next, I used Misty Moonlight ink and a blending brush to lightly add color to a piece of vellum cardstock.
  • Then, I cropped the vellum branch spray.
  • I added the cardstock spray to the left of the circle window on the front.
  • Tie a bow using the silver and white ribbon from the suite, and adhere it to the cardstock spray with a glue dot.
  • Add some clear faceted gems from the suite to 4 of the large circles in the wreath.
  • Add one gem underneath the sentiment on the inside.
  • Attach the vellum cardstock branch by carefully spreading liquid glue on the whole back of the branch and adhere.
  • I wanted to inside of the top flap to have some sort of bling on the wreath cut outs. Therefore, I used my clear Wink of Stella pen to the back of the circle. You can see that in the following picture:
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal fun fold card!

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Have a Peachy Day!


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A Flying Seagull Anniversary Card for the March Demo Fun Fold Blog Hop!

Welcome to the SU! Demo March Fun Fold Blog Hop!  Each month, a group of demonstrators get together under the direction of our fearless leader, Debbie Mageed, to create fun fold cards.  Being a part of this hop means I get to share a fun fold, but I also get the opportunity to be inspired by the fun folds the rest of the demos share in this hap.  

I found my inspiration for this hop through Mary Deatherage’s video on the flying seagull card.  This is the second time in the recent weeks that I’ve turned to her for inspiration, and you can see the other card here.

Here are some photos of my version of the flying seagull card:


As soon as I knew what papers I would be using, I contacted a work colleague/friend and asked if he’d be ok with the colors I chose.  I knew it would be ok for two reasons.  First, his mother’s favorite color is blue.  Second, I’ve made so many cards for him to give out to his family that I just about have carte blanche to create whatever I want.  Now, that’s trust, but I haven’t let him down yet, so it’s all good.

When this post goes live, I will be adding it to the gallery in the Creative Creases Challenge.

Measurements and Assembly:

I have to tell you that I followed Mary Deatherage’s video for the creation of the card.  You can find that video here.  Believe me, it’s much easier to follow her video than for me to try to explain all the steps myself.  It’s truly not too difficult.  I really think if you can do an easel card, or a double z-fold card, that this would be just a tad more involved.  Mary’s video will help you.  


Changes I Made:

Mary’s card is absolutely stunning!  However, I needed an anniversary card.  Therefore, I made a few changes

  • Before adhering the front patterned DSP to the Balmy Blue mat, I wrapped a length of the Night of Navy ribbon around the card and tied it in a bow.
  • I knew I wanted to use the swirly circle from the Irresistible Blooms die set. I cropped the swirly circle out of Pool Party cardstock.
  • Use multipurpose liquid glue to attach the swirly circle to the front panel of the card.
    • HINT: You will have to just snip the connecting dots to get the circle to come free of the cardstock.
  • Next, I stamped the outside sentiment in Night of Navy on white cardstock and cropped it using a circle die from the Stylish Shapes set. I made sure that my circle wouldn’t cover the whole swirly circle.
  • Place dimensionals. under the sentiment circle and adhere to the swirly circle on the front of the card.
  • Finally, I added some milky adhesive dots in Night of Navy to the sentiment circle. You can easily create your own Night of Navy dots by coloring a few layers of the dark blend to the pearl basic jewels.
  • I also added white cardstock to the back panels so that my friend has somewhere to write his own comments.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated flying seagull fun fold card, envelope, and envelope seal.

Back to the Blog Hop:

I hope you will follow the links below and visit the sites from the rest of the demos!  Each month I find inspiration for future cards.  When you create your own fun fold, please add it to the Creative Creases Challenge gallery!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

Have a Peachy Day!



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In the above photo, you can see the swirly circle I used for my card.

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