One Fun Fold: Done 3 Different Ways!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share the replay of last nights Facebook LIVE along with both of the cards I made, and another way to use the Basic Z-Fold Fun Fold!! Let’s begin with the finished cards!

My first card was a “Full Front” so it looks like a regular card, but when you open it, you have that fun Z-Fold card ….

This card features items from the Sweetest Christmas Suite from the Mini Catalog. There is so much fun in this bundle, from the back ground die to the Red Glitter paper used, to the cute Candy Cane designer paper that are easily cut out with the coordinating dies. And who doesn’t love that cute sentiment that come from the bundled stamp set.

My next Z-Fold Fun card features the Santa Express Suite and a partial front…. If you’re looking at easy Christmas cards this year, but still want a Fun Fold … this is it!

The Z-Fold is super easy and when you add in the ease of the Santa Express Cards. They are so cute … just attach them to the front of your card and the fun coordinating designer paper brings it all together stress free!

OK … time to grab a cup of coffee (or whatever) and join me for my replay of last nights LIVE! You will get the dimensions you need during my demonstration … Enjoy!

Don’t you just love that these cards are so easy to create! You get a Fun Fold along with different ways to enhance that fun fold!!

Now … let’s check out one more way to play with your Fun Fold. I had a lot of fun with this one … you’ll see more layers and some embossing! We’re doing a Belly Band and playing the Gnomes!!

Belly Bands are simple … I use and 11″ x 1″ strip of paper, wrap it around and, trim off excess, then adhere it together (I don’t score … I fold) I used Soft Suede and Pool Party Cardstocks along with the Storybook Gnomes Designer paper.

To create my banner I used the Stylish Shapes dies, both the banner and the square! I used both so that I could create a banner to the size I needed …

Pretty cool tip right! I like that is still adds the texture and creates a second banner!

Now, let’s slide off our Belly Band and look at the inside of our card…

I used the Charming Landscapes Embossing folder from the Santa Express Suite to create some texture and interest but still leave room for you to write your sentiment. Again, a simple but oh so cute card (because who doesn’t love gnomes) and Fun Folds!!

Thank you for hanging out with me today, and I hope I inspired you to try out this easy Fun Fold and enhance it any of the 3 ways you’ve seen today.

Have an awesome day!!

Here is a full list of items used to create all the cards shown … from the entire suite to bundles and individual items. Shop your way! 🙂

You Make this Season Jolly …

Hello Stampin’ Friends …

I’m back!! I’ll admit, I got caught up in my cardmaking for my upcoming retreat, World Cardmaking Day, Stamp Club and Gnome class!! Whew … but what fun I was having … I hope you join me on World Cardmaking day …

BUT …. I do have the cutest card for you today!

You’ve seen my Book Binder Fold card just recently (Click Here to see Full Post). So today I’m sharing the same layout but sharing the magic of Christmas with the Santa Express Suite. Hop aboard and join me on this fun ride You’ll see I used the Sweetest Christmas Designer paper from my last card but added SANTA from the Santa Express Designer paper.

I love that Stampin’ Up! has dies that cut out elements from our designer papers because they are just sooo cute! The Santa comes from all over the world. I also used the dies for the train tracks … they thought of everything!!

Did you notice the smoke puffs coming out of the train?? Hmmm … I’m going to be sharing how I made them during my LIVE presentation on World Cardmaking Day. I’ll be sharing a lot of fun tricks & tips to jazz up your Holiday Stamping!!

This card is full of texture and dimension, yet so quick and easy to make. Using designer paper in your cardmaking gives you a great pop of color without having to “color” and makes creating as simple as adhering it to the cardstock.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and add my World Cardmaking Day event to your calendar this Saturday.

Take time to enjoy your day, and thank you for the visit!!

Here are the core products used to create today’s card ….