Book Binder Fun Fold: Two Layouts

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am thrilled to share this Quick & Easy Fun Fold with you today. Super simple to make yet it adds a fun twist to your cards. I demonstrated two different layouts in my video (a replay of last nights Facebook LIVE) and then I’ll have another layout that you can create as well.

Let’s take a look at the video now …

Book Binder Fun Fold … Super Simple!

HORIZONTAL PROFILE (Above) How It’s Made  

  • Cut a 4-1/4 x 11″ piece of Soft Succulent cardstock for the card base. Score at 5-1/2 and 4-1/4.  Crease folds and add adhesive to the inside of the two scored lines.  The 4-1/4″ score line should be facing out on the front of the card. 
  • Cut a 4 x 4″ piece of Designer Paper (or cardstock) and adhere to card front. 
  • Cut a 1″ x 4″ strip from the tulip design designer series paper and adhere to the left side margin on the card front.

PORTRAIT PROFILE (Above) How It’s Made  

  • Cut a 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ piece of Evening Evergreen cardstock for the card base. Score at 4-1/4” and 5-1/4”.  Crease folds and add adhesive to the inside of the two scored lines… You can add your ribbon at this time.
  • To layer card front; cut Basic White 5-1/4” x 3” (Cut 2: one for inside and one for mat on front)  Cut Designer paper to 5” x 2-3/4” to layer on top of white.
  • Binder area is cut in Basic White at 5-1/4” x 3/4” and I embossed with “Brick” embossing folder for some texture.

Cool … right! Now, let me share another layout you can use when creating the Book Binder Fun Fold. It’s another portrait however the card stock is cut at the usual 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and it is scored at the 4-1/4″ and 5-1/4″ … now you will just position your “binder” to the “TOP” of your card.

The designer paper is cut at the same dimensions as well … however, you need to make sure you are “cutting” to the designer of the paper. On this card, my “binder” actually has the same designer paper, I just flipped it over. The greeting also comes from the Flowing Flowers stamp set, same as we used on our first card.

Enjoy making this fun fold … it’s really easy, and you’re going to have a blast creating with all your beautiful designer papers. Don’t forget, you can add in your embossing folders, die cuts or hand stamped items!

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Faux Step Card with a Twist

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I am back today with the “FAUX” Step Card that I changed up a bit … and I’m going through step by step with dimensions on how to recreate this card. Today I’m using the Hand Penned Petals bundle… and I love the way this card turned out. I have this all on video for you to view.

Let’s take a look at the video now …

Dimensions:

  • Card Base: Basic Black: 9” x 4-1/4” then Score at 1-1/4”, 2-1/2” and 5-3/4”
  • Cardstock #2: Basic Black Center Step: 8-1/2” x 2-1/4” then Score and fold at 5-1/2”
  • Cardstock #3: Basic White 3″ x 4″ for inside of card / Scrap of white for greeting and Highland Heather as a mat (Cut with the Layering Circle Dies)
  • Designer Paper #1: Hand Penned Petals (Mint Macaron) for Center Step 2″ x 5-1/4″ and Floral Design paper is 3″ x 4″ and 1″ x 4″.

I find it easiest to lay the card base out flat when attaching the designer paper, as shown in the video.

What a fun twist to the card … placing your “center step” either on the right or the left side of the card. It gives you a totally different look. For my card, I choose to put my center step to the right to balance out the greeting which I let “hang over” the left side … that gives it another dimension to the card.

I love the way this card turned out! Don’t you just love that feeling when you’re done creating something that turned out sooo cool!

I hope you enjoyed the quick coloring technique as well …. it was fun and easy to recreate the watercolor look that you find on the Hand Penned Petals designer paper.

Enjoy making this fun fold … it’s really easy, and I love the twist of placing the “step” off to the side.

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Quick Cards with Foam Adhesive Sheets Video

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Oh my gosh … this video is perfect for those of us who need to make a quick last minute card! I will share some great tips to make your card making a bit easier, the Foam Adhesive sheet. Grab a cup of coffee and join me for a spell.

Let’s take a look at the video now …

Dimensions:

  • Card Base / Basic Black : 8-1/2” x 5-1/2” then Score at 4-1/4”
  • Basic Black Card front Embossed: 4″ x 5-1/4″ (Scrap to die cut letters out: HELLO)
  • Foam Adhesive Sheet: 4″ x 1-3/4”

This card was so fun to create … a great way to use up some of those scraps and the result is a bold, fun and colorful card!

Don’t we all that some scrap designer paper left over as well, so cut your Foam Adhesive sheet the size of your Designer Paper (Mine was 3″ x 3″) and adhere it to the card front you just embossed. Finish off your card with a cute greeting ….

There are so many ways to use these foam adhesive sheets, but I think that “Use Your Scraps Up” Card is my favorite!!

Have fun creating and thank you for hanging out with me today.

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Tulips & Stitched Greenery Die Video

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I am happy to share an amazing die that I have fallen in love with along with two cards highlighting the cool look that you get… It’s the Stitched Greenery die. I’m teaming it up with the beautiful Flowering Tulips bundle. I’m having quite a bit of fun playing with this bundle.

Let’s take a look at the video now …

Dimensions:

  • Card Base / Basic Black : 8-1/2” x 5-1/2” then Score at 4-1/4” and Mat: 4-1/8″ x 2-7/8″
  • Cardstock #2: Pear Pizzazz: 4″ x 5-1/4”
  • Cardstock #3: Basic White 4″ x 2-3/4″

The depth and detail of the Stitiched Greenery die is nothing short of stunning, and with all of the beautiful floral stamp sets and bundles, I believe this to be a staple in anyone’s stamping room.

You can just run it through your die cutting & emboss machine and leave it as is … or you can add a touch of color directly to the die as I did on my next card ….

On this card I patted the Evening Evergreen ink pad onto the die and then ran it through the Die cutting & embossing machine. It is a very subtle touch of color but still adds the texture as before. I’m hooked!!

Stop back tomorrow and the next couple of days as I share even more ideas on how you can maximize the use of this die. I know once you get it … YOU will love it! I have the link for you below.

Have fun creating and thank you for hanging out with me today.

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FUN FOLD: Faux Step Card

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I am excited to share the “FAUX” Step Card that I shared with my Stamp Club in February. I have my Facebook LIVE video to share with you so you can see how easy it is to create this FUN FOLD card. I’m also sharing the dimensions with you.

Let’s take a look at the video now …

Dimensions:

  • Card Base: Old Olive: 9” x 4-1/4” then Score at 1-1/4”, 2-1/2” and 5-3/4”
  • Cardstock #2: Old Olive Center Step: 8-1/2” x 2-1/4” then Score and fold at 5-1/2”
  • Cardstock #3: Basic White 3″ x 4″ for inside of card / Scrap of white for greeting
  • Designer Paper #1: Expressions in Ink for Center Step 2″ x 5-1/4″ and Striped paper 4″ x 4″ cut off 1″ from bottom so it aligns during assembly

I find it easiest to lay the card base out flat when attaching the designer paper, as shown in the video. Then use your favorite adhesive to attach the center flap … you’ll want to make sure to center and align the front flap to the bottom, then attach to the back.

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Ahhh … Don’t you just love making quick & easy cards that look like you spent all day cutting and creating!! lol No one has to know that … right! Just image all the different designer papers or dies that you can use with this Fun Fold Faux Step Card.

Have fun creating and thank you for hanging out with me today.

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Two 4 Tuesday: Quiet Meadow Cards

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I’ve got two cards to share with you today featuring the Quiet Meadow Bundle … another amazing bundle on sale now. I’ll also be sharing step by step directions so you can create these card.

Instructions: You’re Too Kind Card

  • 1. Cut a piece of Petal Pink Cardstock to 8-1/2” x 5-1/2” (21 x 14.9 cm) and score at 4-1/4” (10.5 cm). This is your card base.
  • 2. On a piece of Basic White Cardstock (2-3/4” x 4-3/4”; 7 x 12.1 cm), use the light shade from the Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack to color part of the panel. Stop halfway down the panel, then swap your Stampin’ Blends marker for the dark shade from the Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack. Color the rest of the panel, starting slightly above the center to create an overlap of the two colors.
  • 3. Use the wide, leafy die from the Meadow Dies to cut the card panel. Adhere the negative piece to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals . (Set the die-cut piece aside to use for the next project.)
  • 4. Stamp the “You’re too kind” sentiment from the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set in Cinnamon Cider ink on another piece of Basic White Cardstock (3-3/4” x 1-1/2”; 9.5 x 3.8 cm). Use the scalloped sentiment label die to cut the label, then adhere to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • 5. Stamp the paint splatter image in Cinnamon Cider ink on Cinnamon Cider Cardstock (1-1/2” x 3-1/2”; 3.8 x 8.9 cm). Align both butterfly dies onto the splatter-stamped cardstock, cut, and adhere to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

So …. what do you do with the piece that you die cut? Well … we make a card with it!

Instructions: Gathered with Love Card

1. Cut a piece of Cinnamon Cider Cardstock to 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” (14.9 x 21 cm) and score at 4-1/4” (10.5 cm). This is your card base.
2. On another piece of Cinnamon Cider Cardstock (4” x 5-1/4”; 13.7 x 19.8 cm), add Cinnamon Cider ink to the script stamp from the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set. Stamp five times to build a scattered background. Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back and adhere to the card base.
3. Stamp the “Love” sentiment in Cinnamon Cider ink on Petal Pink Cardstock (1-1/2” x 2-1/4”; 3.8 x 5.7 cm). Create the sentiment shape with the tiny tag die from the Meadow Dies, then string a piece of Linen Thread (12”; 30.5 cm) through the hole. Tie a knot, then tie a bow.
4. Cut a silhouette shape from Basic White Cardstock at (1-3/4” x 5-1/2”; 4.5 x 14.9 cm) with the dandelion die. Add Mini Glue Dots to the back of the shape, as well as to the die-cut shape from the previous project. Adhere both pieces to the card front—one on top of the other— to appear as a gathered bouquet.

5. Finish off by using a Stampin’ Dimensional to adhere the tag.

Pretty cool right … and a fun technique to boot! Sometimes the simplest techniques can create some amazing cards.

Thank you for checking out my blog post today.

Have a great day!!

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