Today's fun fold card is really easy to make as it is basically just a mini card adhered to a flat card back. We had a blast making this card during Mystery Stamping last night. Be sure to join us next Tuesday on my Facebook group to play along!
On y go! Let's get stamping.
Adhere your larger piece of patterned paper to the piece of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" cardstock. Then, adhere your mini card on top of that. Add the smaller piece of DSP over the front of this and then add images and embellishments as desired.
I absolutely love the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and am so sad to see it leaving. The saddest part? I never even bought it. It was one of those sets that was always on the top of my wish list, but somehow kept getting bumped off. Luckily, I stamped a bunch of pieces with the set when I visited my sister last fall, and I finally got around to turning them into cards. One of the best thing about this set, is the variety of sentiment stamps it has. Sadly, I didn't stamp any of the sentiments while I was visiting, so I had to use other sets instead.
If this stamp set is on your wish list, be sure to get it before it's gone. All of the stamps and accessories on the Stampin' Up! Retirement List will no longer be available after June 2, and they are currently only available while supplies last. Many things have already sold out!
Speaking of retirement, old stamps leaving means lots of new stuff is coming. If you haven't already, be sure to register for my New Catalog Virtual Launch Party by clicking the link to the right and down a bit. It happens live on Facebook June 6, but if you're registered, you can go back and catch up any time. I have lots of great stuff planned and I am soooo excited to share it all with you!
Ok, enough chit chat. On y go! Let's get stamping.
The sentiment for this card comes from the Timeless Tulips stamp set. I added some Daffodil Delight Metallic Bakers Twine that was available during Sale-A-Bration. I absolutely love this twine and I've nearly used up my package of it! Along with that I added some gold metallic pearls and some yellow pearls from the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls.
Even though everything looks a little different this year, it's still the time to celebrate graduations! I love the use of rainbows lately to show love and support to people while we're social distancing, so I thought some rainbow graduation cards would be really fun. I made three different cards using the same basic layout, stamps, and colors, but each card uses a different technique. For these cards I used the retiring Check You Out stamp set. This stamp set has only been around for a year and it was one of my absolute favorites from this catalog. I'm so sad to see it go! Because I just couldn't put the set down, check out a 4th, very different graduation card using the same set at the bottom of this post.
While I chose a rainbow for my cards, they could be done in any color combination you like or even in just one color.
On scraps of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the owl with Crumb Cake ink and added a graduation hat and glasses. I also stamped the books. I fussy cut all of these images. For the greeting, I heat embossed it with white embossing powder on Basic Black cardstock. Before I attached all of these pieces with Stampin' Dimensionals, I laid down a little nest of Silver Metallic Thread over the Daffodil Delight circle. Then, I added the stamped images and a few basic rhinestones.
This pop up card was so much fun to make! Once again, it looks a little complicated, but the basic concept is quite easy. I used the Broadway Birthday stamp set and dies with the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper. All of these items are being discontinued in May and are available only while supplies last. So, if they are on your wish list, make sure to order them today!
This card uses the colors from the DSP: Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Mango Melody, Terracotta Tile, Grapefruit Grove, and Daffodil Delight. The cardstock base is Coastal Cabana.
I started decorating by adding a few balloons to the background. I stamped these on Whisper White cardstock and cut them with the Broadway Lights dies.
At this point, you will have one box. Adhere your gift card holder to the front of this box. Add a couple more balloons to the front of the box as well. Be careful with your placement of the balloons. Make sure that you set them in place and then try closing the card. You can't put them very high up because if you do, they will poke out the front of the card when it is closed. When you are sure you have good placement, glue them down. I overlapped balloons and strings to have more areas where they were attached to give them greater stability.
To finish, add the second box in front of the first box. Like the first time, do this in a way so that the open edges are in the back and on the bottom so that they don't show. If you want to, you could add additional images to the front of this box as well.
This was such a fun card to make! I can't wait to give it to someone for a birthday, graduation, or other celebration! If you'd like to order any of the supplies I used for this card, please click the button below or the shop tab at the top and consider using the current Host Code for a special gift from me.
More Tuesday night Mystery Stamping means another Wednesday card sketch! This time it includes another fun fold for you to flip out over. For these cards, the front greeting area folds out to allow the card to open and reveal a second greeting are on the interior.
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