FUN FOLD: Accordion Z-Fold Birthday Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

So, how many of you tried the easy, breezy Basic Z-Fold Card I shared yesterday? Which of the three options did you try? Ready to step it up?? Today I’d love to share this beautiful card with you that is enhance with the Accordion Z-Fold.

For my birthday card I used the Hues of Happiness Designer paper …

I began with my Night of Navy card base and the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper … You can see that I have used the coordinating dies to cut the floral pieces for the front. I will share measurement below so your can try out this car too.

Measurements: Card Base: (Night of Navy) 5-1/2″ x 11″ scored at 1-3/4″, 3-1/2″, 5-1/4″ and 7 on the 11″ side. Hues of Happiness and white embosses panels on accordion: 1-1/2″ x 5-1/4″, DSP on inside: 3-3/4″ x 5-1/4″, Folded mechanism: Night of Navy – 3″ x 6″ scored at 3″ on 6″ side and (3) White squares 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″, Night of Navy mat for the white inside is cut 3″ square and will be placed onto the designer paper as shown. Use the alignment tip that I shared in yesterday’s video.

I used the Painted Texture embossing folder on the two white panels on the inside of the card. Greetings were stamped from the Happiness Abounds bundle in Night of Navy… and to complete my card, I added a few Iridescent Rhinestones. Who doesn’t love a little sparkle?

I hope you have time this weekend to play with these fun folds that I have shared in the past two days. Have fun and enjoy!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Here is a list of supplies used for today’s Fun Fold Accordion Z-Fold Card …

Scary Cute Halloween Card & Video

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have the replay of last nights Facebook LIVE presentation. I featured the Scary Cute bundle using the Corner Fold Fun Fold but with a twist. I’ll be showing you a different layout to this common fun fold then give you some ideas on how to use the dies.

Grab a coffee and sit back and relax while I show you this scary cute card ….

This fun fold is easy to do and as you’ve seen, you can either use the horizontal / landscape layout or the vertical / portrait style and any occasion works with this layout… so have fun! I absolutely love the different looks you can create with this bundle … a touch scary and a whole lot of cute.

I’ll start with today’s card and then share some of the cards I have presented before …

Halloween is only 8 weeks away so if I’ve inspired you with this bundle, I have added the links below for your shopping convenience. Thank you for taking the time to visit me today.

Stop back tomorrow to see the new promotions Stampin’ Up! has announced. BUT … Don’t forget that today is the last day to enjoy the Sale-a-bration FREE Products.

Have a good day ~

Here is my list of ingredients for today’s card ….

A Wonderful World …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

A Wonderful World … Celebrate the natural beauty found around the world with this stamp and paper bundle featuring prominent flowers from across the globe. The stamps and paper are designed to coordinate perfectly for handmade cards as beautiful as Mother Nature herself.

The Wonderful World Bundle includes the Wonderful World Stamp Set and the Wonderful World 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Designer Series Paper. Let me show what a beautiful combination these two are together…

I’m teaming it up with the Corner Flip Fold … an easy Fun Fold that gives your card extra dimension and an additional pop of color by exposing the designer paper we are using on the inside…. Instead of trying to write down all of the instructions, I have created a video from my LIVE presentation during my Summer Sale-a-bration & Mini Catalog Celebration.

I hope that the video explains how to create the fun folds and shows how beautiful this bundle really is. I love the “Distinktive” stamps and how realistic they are…. those sponge daubers add color so nicely to the stamps as well.

Thank you for stopping over today and checking out my blog,

Here is a list of the products I used for my two cards shown in the video ….

Halloween POP UP Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Enter if you Dare!! Today, I’m sharing the a Fun & Functional Halloween Card … The fun is the POP UP – inside the card a haunted cabin pops up to give you a 3-D effect complete with ghosts!! The functional is the my card serves as a “GIFT CARD” too!

Let’s start with the front of the card … I used the “Cute Halloween” Designer Series paper and Black & White Gingham Ribbon dyed with my Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends Marker.

The inside of the card is created with the “Peaceful Cabin” bundle and the magic of our Blending Brushes … this is illustrated in the video below.

You’ll also see that I used another pattern of the Cute Halloween Designer Paper which creates the pocket you can put your Gift Card into.

In this photo, you will notice I “did not” line the back of my cabin as I showed in the video … I wanted you to see the difference. Here you can see the purples through the cabin … kind of spooky!

Enjoy the video and please let me know if you have any questions …

This fun card is very easy to make … three simple components, the front, the pop up & background and the base in which you can tuck in a Gift Card. Your ghouls and goblins are going to flip for this card!!

The dimensions for the “pop up” section of the card is 3″ by 2-1/4″ … score in 1/2″ incriminates: Score at 1/2″ – 1″ – 1-1/2″ and 2″ … then CUT at 2-1/4″. The 1/4″ edge will be your glue flap that secures the pop up together.

Here is the Fall Special I talked about in my video. Please message me if you have any question. Thank you!!

Thank you for stopping by and spending a part of your day with me. I hope the rest of your day is wonderful ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you 

Flippin’ for Waterfall Cards …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today, I’m sharing the fabulous flippin’ Waterfall card with you … this fun is just that, FUN!! I have three cards and a short video for you today.

Let’s start with the first card I created using the Beautifully Penned Designer paper from our Sale-a-bration catalog (FREE with a $50 purchase / before Ship&Handling)

I gave the flowers a hint of color using my Flirty Flamingo ink pad and Sponge Daubers. I then went over the flowers with the Wink of Stella.

The second card was created with the Cute Halloween Designer paper … you can find this adorable paper in the Mini Catalog.

The background paper comes from the Pattern Party Designer paper which is one of our Hostess Gifts!! You’ll see in the video how I embellished the paper with a pop of color….

You will want to watch the video as it shows you how simple the cards are to create, and how budget friendly this layout truly is. I even talk about how you break down the costs.

Enjoy the video and please let me know if you have any questions …

The crucial dimensions you need for your Waterfall card is the Waterfall itself: 9-1/4″ x 2″ … Punch one end and flip to score other side: Score at 2″ … 2-3/4″ … 3-1/2″ and 4-1/4″. Then you will need your “band” which hold down the sliding part of your card: 4-1/4″ x 3/4″.

The last card that I shared in the video was the Christmas Card that I created using the Penguin Pals designer paper … another Sale-a-bration item!! I want to remind you that our Sale-a-bration promotion ends in about 2 weeks … wow, that time sure flew by!

Thank you for stopping by and spending a part of your day with me. I hope the rest of your day is wonderful ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you 

Friday Fun: More Pinwheel Tower Cards!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m back with more Pinwheel tower cards. I’ll be sharing the video replay of the Pinwheel Tower card again for our new viewers … it has the dimensions you need to create your own.

Let’s begin with the cute Pattern Party Designer paper with all it’s adorable patterns. In the video you heard me say that this has color on one side and black and white on the other, so….

For a pop of color, I did the Ombre technique using Bermuda Bay ink and my Blending Brush. I love how it turned out. I did “each side” as it lays flat the same … not intermingling the designer paper like I did on the other cards. So one side is Ombre and the other is ….

With some of the leftover Basic Black cardstock, I created a “pocket” to tuck in some money or a gift card into it!

Here are the dimensions for the Pinwheel Tower Card …

  • Tower: 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ … Score at 1″ – 2″ – 3″ and 4″ which leaves 1/4″ flap to secure the tower.
  • Cut 4 pieces of cardstock 4-1/4″ x 2-3/4″. These pieces will be attached to the tower.
  • Designer paper cut 4 @ 4″ x 2-1/2″ plus four slim pieces cut at 4″ x 1-1/2″.

I used the Elegantly Said bundle for my greeting as I did on one of the other cards, and I dyed the edges of the Glitter Organdy Ribbon to coordinate and add a hint of color to the tag.

My next card highlights the stunning Expressions in Ink Designer Paper… The pattern was cut to flow around the entire card. I simply can not resist beautiful designer paper … it turns a “fun fold” card into something elegant …

I used the Create with Friends stamp set and stamped my greeting in Evening Evergreen … I adorned the card with the 2021-23 In-Color Gems, also the Evening Evergreen.

STAMPIN’ TIP: You save designer paper when cutting a 12″ x 12″ at the 4″ dimension instead of the 4-1/4″ because the 4″ cuts equally and the other leaves leftover.

Here is the video

I hope you enjoyed these additional cards. Thank you for joining me today ….

Have a wonderful weekend!

Here is a list of supplies used to create today’s cards. You can click on any one of them to view the product and get more details. It will take you directly to my store so you may begin shopping for the items you need. Thank You ❤

The PINWHEEL TOWER Cards

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m so excited to share the Pinwheel tower cards and more with you today. I’ll be sharing the video replay of last nights Facebook LIVE which shares 3 different versions of the Pinwheel Tower card with the dimensions you need to create your own.

Let’s begin with the cute Pattern Party Designer paper with all it’s adorable patterns. I teamed it up with the Elegantly Said bundle. I used the Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends to color the Opal Rounds and White Glitter Organdy Ribbon.

This photo shows a piece of designer paper with a “pocket” to tuck in some $$ or a gift card!

Here are the dimensions for the Pinwheel Tower Card …

  • Tower: 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ … Score at 1″ – 2″ – 3″ and 4″ which leaves 1/4″ flap to secure the tower.
  • Cut 4 pieces of cardstock 4-1/4″ x 2-3/4″. These pieces will be attached to the tower.
  • Designer paper cut 4 @ 4″ x 2-1/2″ plus four slim pieces cut at 4″ x 1-1/2″.

My next card highlights the Whimsy & Wonder Designer Paper and the Blushing Bride Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon. I simply can not resist this designer paper and it turns a “fun fold” card into something elegant …

My last card is the Tidings & Trimmings bundle from the Tidings of Christmas suite in the Annual Catalog (the big book) The “Noel” used on my Whimsy Wonder card comes from this bundle as well … I love the color combination of this paper.

The dimensions for the designer paper are different on this card because I have “no border” around the edges. Here are those dimensions: Designer paper cut 4 @ 4-1/4″ x 2-2/3″ plus four slim pieces cut at 4-1/4″ x 1-3/4″.

STAMPIN’ TIP: You save paper when cutting a 12″ x 12″ at the 4″ dimension instead of the 4-1/4″ because the 4″ cuts equally and the other leaves leftover.

Here is the video

I hope you enjoyed the video and the cards. I will be sharing the “other card” mentioned in the video with you tomorrow.

Thank you for joining me today, and last night if you caught this LIVE!

Here is a list of the products I used on my cards. You may click on any one for more information on the product, or to begin shopping so you can start making these adorable cards. Thank you.

A Pretty Fancy Fold for your Cards

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Fourth of July weekend .. I hope it’s a long one for you! I will be back at work on Monday as usual. Today I’d like to share another pattern for the Drapery Fold Technique … this one fits the Vertical / Portrait card layout and I will include the dimensions for you!

This drapery fold is no more that an angled cut, a few score lines, and an accordion fold, so it’s a great way to show off the beautiful designer papers. I’m using the stunning “Hand-Penned” designer paper which is currently on sale at 15% off regular price.

Card Dimensions:

  • Card base is cut 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.
  • Whisper White is cut 5 1/4″ x 4″. 
  • Designer paper is cut 10″ x 4″. This allows for a larger greeting and saves paper!
  • On the 10″ length piece, score at 2″, 3″, 5″, 6″, 8″, and 9″.
  • Make a “tick mark” one inch from the top right side of your designer paper.
  • Align your scored cardstock into your paper cutter at your first score line (2″) to the “tick mark” and cut.
  • Accordion fold on the score lines to make your drapery fold.

My greeting comes from the Lovely You stamp set and is stamped in Pale Papaya ink … one of our newest In-Colors. It coordinates with the Cardstock, designer paper, ribbon and the Genial Gems! Whew … Stampin’ Up! makes it easy to coordinate.

With a few simple score marks and an accordion style fold, you too can create these beautiful fancy fold cards. You can check out the horizontal/landscape layout Drapery Fold card on my YouTube Page … Click Here! Don’t forget to subscribe while you are there … Thank you!!

Enjoy your holiday weekend & be safe.

Thank you for joining me today.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you 

Drapery Fold Technique: Pansy Petals

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’ve got so much to share with you today! First, one of my favorite “Fold” techniques with two cards and a video! Plus, I’m using the Pansy Petals Designer Series paper that goes on sale tomorrow.

But before that starts I have one last reminder …. TODAY is the Last Day to purchase from the Jan – June Mini Catalog. CLICK HERE TO VIEW Save up to 50% on select items.

Sometimes we forget about Fun Folds or Techniques we used years ago but I have no problem bringing back the great ones, and the Drapery Fold card is one of those, and I’ve combined it with the Pansy Petals Designer Series paper ….

There are different dimensions for this fold out in the crafting world (I’ll share another with you tomorrow) Today I’m going to share the “full card” dimensions for the drapery fold. You’ll begin with a 11-1/2″ x 4″ piece of designer paper, then score at 3″ – 4″ – 6″ – 7″ – 9″ and 10″.

You will “cut” your paper from the bottom of the 3″ score line to approximately 1″ from the top of the right side of your designer paper. Your adhesive goes on 1″ folds (as shown in the video). DON’T throw away that piece you cut off …. because I’ll show you how to make a card with it ….

The layout of your drapery fold for the piece you cut off depends on the design … we had to make sure our daisies were facing the proper direction. With that being said, I added my adhesive and mounted it onto a piece of 3″ x 3″ white piece of cardstock… the Evening Evergreen mat is 3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″.

The pretty stripped background paper also comes from the Pansy Petals designer series paper, as does the cute little pansy I used to embellish my card. Now let’s check out that video ….

The video is from my Facebook LIVE last night … I hope you join me next Tuesday at 6:30 pm Central Time. It’s so much fun sharing; I just loved Beth’s idea of turning the small leftover piece into a gift tag! We learn more when we share our ideas, and my stampin’ friends inspire me all the time.

Just a few reminders before I go … Tomorrow is the LAST DAY for the Mini Catalog and then our Designer Paper Sale begins on Thursday, July 1st!

Thank you so much for hanging out with me today, and checking out my blog.

Have a wonderful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you 

Gear Up for Retiring Stamps …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you are enjoying your week so far. I’ve been busy having fun planning and creating more cards for my upcoming stamping events; the Retirement Party and then in May, the New Catalog Launch Party. First, lets talk retiring products, and today I have a masculine card to share …

Our masculine card today is designed from the Geared Up Garage stamp set and Garage Gear dies. Not only is it a great masculine card but it’s an “Easel” Fold card. The color pallet is simple: Real Red, Basic Black and Silver… oh yes, and a little Whisper White.

The amazing Garage Gear dies not only cut out the gears but emboss them so they have detail and texture which really jazzes up the card. Everything you need to start working on your cars are included in this duo.

Let’s take a look at another card. This is a fun “guy” card … the background was created with the stamps included in the set and really look like a stained garage floor!!

The greeting comes from the Geared Up Garage stamp set and was punched with the Tailored Tag Punch. I punched a second piece out and cut it in half so I could create a mat.

The silver strips were scrap pieces I used to highlight my greeting and my car … nice masculine card, or a girl who is into nice cars! Love me a classic.

I hope you enjoyed today’s masculine card using the Easel Fold. Now for the some fun upcoming events ….

Thanks so much for hanging out with me today. I appreciate the company!

Have a wonderful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you

Double “Z” Fold Card with Ombre Background …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am excited to share my card with you today! You’ll see how I created the Ombre effect on the pretty True Love Designer Series paper, and then use it while I show you how fun and easy it is to create the Double “Z” Fold card. I’ll be sharing my Facebook LIVE video with you as well as the dimensions for the card…

I really like the way this card turned out, a bit different and whimsical. Join me and sit a bit to watch how I created today’s card. Just click on the > to begin viewing …

Wasn’t that an easy card to make … sometimes watching a video just makes it easier to remember how to do it. Here at the dimensions you will need when cutting your for your card.

You can actually click on this picture and save it! Then you will have the dimensions to make as many Double “Z” Fold cards as you’d like! I love the surprise of a Z Fold card because when you look at the front of the card, it looks like a regular card front ….

You have a nice border all around … you can see the Ombre that we created, the cute daisy and even our colored droplets, but when you open it up … you are greeted with a fun fold that will put a smile on anyone’s face …

I want to thank you for spending part of you day with me today. I hope you enjoyed the video and feel inspired to try your hand at this fun fold … don’t forget to try out the Ombre technique as well.

Have a beautiful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you

Berry Blessings Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’ve got a to share with you today to show you that highlights the Berry Blessings Bundle. The Berry Blessings Designer Paper is so fun and cute that you can’t go wrong … they are sure to be a hit with your friends. Today I’m tempting you with Blackberries … YUM!

I used the Stitched Rectangle Dies both on the inside and the outside of my card. The stitching adds some fun and texture to the card … especially on the inside. Take a look ….

Adding the Berry Blessing inside the card creates a colorful background for your recipient and they will enjoy how it highlights the sentiments you have written to them. A card filled with joy (and berries!).

I have a PDF with step by step instructions for you!! Just CLICK ON THIS LINK to download your FREE Instruction sheet … this with the video to make it easy for you to recreate these cards. Remember the Berry Blessing Bundle is also FREE with a purchase of $100 or more … It’s Sale-a-bration!!

Here is my video and you can watch step by step how I created this card ….

I hope you enjoy the PDF … it has all the dimensions on that you will need to create this card. The possibilities are endless and each designer paper will create a new look! Have fun and I honestly would love to see your creations … share them on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page.

Thank you for hanging out with me today … I hope yours is a good one.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

Quick -n- Easy Fun Fold Cards

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’ve got a couple cards and a video to share with you today to show you how easy it is to make these cute Fun Fold cards. I’ll be sharing step by step instructions on how to cut your cardstock and designer paper to create your fun fold card.

Grab a cup of coffee or your favorite beverage and watch as I take you through how to cut and assemble your Fun Fold card. Just click on the little > image on the video to start …

So what do you think? Simple right! The Berry Blessings Designer Paper is so fun and cute that you can’t go wrong … they are sure to be a hit with your friends. The tips will help you with aligning your pieces so they turn out perfect.

I have a PDF with step by step instructions for you!! Just CLICK ON THIS LINK to download your FREE Instruction sheet … this with the video to make it easy for you to recreate these cards. Remember the Berry Blessing Bundle is also FREE with a purchase of $100 or more … It’s Sale-a-bration!!

I hope you enjoy the PDF … it has all the dimensions on that you will need to create this card. The possibilities are endless and each designer paper will create a new look! Have fun and I honestly would love to see your creations … share them on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page.

Thank you for hanging out with me today … I hope yours is a good one.

Forever Fern Tri-Fold Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

If you are looking for a new Fun Fold that is quick and easy to make … look no further because I have a great card to share with you today. With a few score lines you can create this fun card!

I am using the Forever Greenery product suite that you can find on pages 108 – 110 in our Annual Catalog, so you’ll see the stamp set, dies, designer paper and the awesome Gold Hoop Embellishments.

I love this picture because it shows the designer paper was embossed with the “Subtle” embossing folder … it compliments the other designer paper next to it. They all look nice together.

Grab a cup of coffee or your favorite beverage, sit back and relax while I show you step by step how to create this quick -n- easy fun fold card….

Such a super simple fun fold card to make. The designer papers make it easy to get complimentary patterns that look so good together. The Gold Hoop really adds a special touch to this card. Here is the full layout …

Here are the measurements for the card and designer series paper panels …

On my Facebook Live last night (in the video) I promised I would share a second card … a Halloween card! I chose my favorite for Halloween, the Magic in this Night product suite. Here is the front of the card …

Using 3 different patterns from the Magic in this Night Designer Series paper and Gorgeous Grape cardstock, we have the base of our card. We stamped some Gorgeous Grape bats and die cut them along with smaller bats out of the Black Glitter Paper. I created a belly band with the ribbon.

Such a cute little card for the Halloween lovers in your family. One of my stampin’ friends stated on my facebook comments that it’s and easy card to make but looks like you worked really hard! lol I must agree … it is fun and easy to make and can be used for any occasion.

I hope you give this card a try, you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to make. Have some fun with this one!

Thank you for hanging out with me today. Hope you enjoy your day!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

Technique Tuesday: Fun Fold Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m sharing a fun fold card created with the Forever Greenery Suite … the designer paper in this suite is currently ON SALE! These products are so versatile and can be used for any occasion.

The Forever Greenery Suite Collection by Stampin’ Up! features watercolor patterns and images in a glorious array of green hues. Today’s card is a fun fold and super easy to recreate… and cute!

This Triangle Fun Fold works great for showing off your designer series paper. With a few simple cuts your card is over half way done. You can add layers if you prefer and some additional embellishments to “jack it up” even more. And when you open it ….

The simplicity of this card makes it easy to whip out many at a time … hmmm, a consideration for my Christmas cards! And they are fun to open.

FREE INSTRUCTIONS: When you purchase this suite or bundle through me (anything over $50 before ship/tax) I will send you the full color PDF with step by step instructions for this card AND the Double Triangle Fold Card!

Be sure to join me tonight for my FACEBOOK LIVE presentation of yet “another” FUN Fold card using the Forever Fern and more!

Thanks for stopping in today! Enjoy this beautiful day… See you at 6 pm.

Here is the Suite and Bundle that is the focus of the products I used to today’s cards. Find out more information about these products by clicking on the image … or you can begin your shopping from here as well. Thank you!