Santa’s Express Double Z Fun Folds

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m thrilled to share with you my “finished” cards from last nights Facebook LIVE presentation. I will not be sharing the video here today, not my best moment! Right before I went Live … I dropped all the parts to my card, so let’s just say “I had a few pieces missing” and I was a bit flustered BUT the cards turned out awesome and I can’t wait for you to see them!

Let’s begin with our first card … and I will include the measurements!

My card base is Shaded Spruce and is cut 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ … Score at 2-1/8″ and 4-1/4″. You will fold the card in half at the 4-1/4″ score and then fold the front “back onto itself” at the 2-1/8″ score line. The first two panels were cut to 2″ x 5-1/4″ and then cut your designer paper to 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the larger area.

Your second “Z” is Petal Pink and cut 8-1/2″ x 3″ and will be scored at 4-1/4″ and 6-3/8″ (or use the dimensions above … just flip it around). From a piece of scrap … I cut some snow on the bottom of my larger front panel and then glued a piece of the designer paper (with tree) into the upper left hand corner.

I die cut the Santa and the vellum circle behind him. Sink of Stella was added to the snow on the ground and on my trees. Then I stamped my greeting into the corner with Poppy Parade. My smoke puffs were created using the Pearlized Enamel Effects.

The two Basic White panels are cut to 2-7/8″ x 1-7/8″ for the smaller panels and the one of the far right is embossed with the Wintry Embossing Folder and I fussy cut a tree to match the one on the front panel. The center panel was left plain so you could write your sentiments in there.

My second card has the card base cut lengthwise on the 11″ x 4-1/4″ ….

The card base is Shaded Spruce and scored at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2″. I began with cutting panels for my card … two at 4″ x 2-1/2″ for the two smaller panels and the two at 4″ x 5-1/4″ … one for the front and one for the back if you’d like to write a note to the receiver.

I used the designer paper that has the four backgrounds … it cuts to 3″ x 12″. I cut it down starting from the “right” because I liked the pattern better!! With 3″ tall, I made my first cut at 4″, then the next two panels to 2-1/2″ Now you can secure them to the panels aligning from the top. The gap will be covered by your second “Z” which is placed near the bottom, where as our first card we centered the “Z”.

The second “Z” is cut to 11″ x 3/4″ … then our “Presents” Designer paper is fussy cut to about 1-1/4″. Then attach it to your second “Z”. I then die cut the 3 train parts from the Santa’s Express designer paper and the train tracks. The train cars are all popped up to give it some dimension and then I added the tracks.

I stamped my greeting Poppy Parade and die cut it and tucked it behind my “Z”. Looks like Santa has some fun coming down those tracks … even his reindeer is along for the ride!! The Santa Express Designer Paper is sooo fun to create with. It’s ON SALE for Only $7.20!! Don’t wait to get yours, it will be gone. Grab it now while we have FREE SHIPPING … Today Only.

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Thank you for joining me today, I enjoyed sharing these cards with YOU!

Here is a list of supplies used to create today’s cards …. Click on the image for more information on that product or begin your purchase.

Wednesday Wow … Two Cute Cards!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have two super cute cards to share with you today … Both from suites that I purchased from the Mini Catalog (retiring soon) because I just had to have them. With all my grands and greats they are just what my stampin’ stash needed … something for kids! Please not these cards were created by my stampin’ sisters from the Design Team I am on.

First up the amazing Santa’s Express ….

The adorable back ground comes from the Santa Express Designer paper … as does Santa! He was cut out using the coordinating dies. He is popped up on a layer Petal Pink and Evening Evergreen die cut from the Layering Circle dies.

The greeting comes from the Jingle Jingle Jingle stamp set (also in the mini pg.26) Stamp “tis the season to” with Evening Evergreen ink on Basic White layer masking off the word “be” with a post it note. Stamp the outline of “Believe” with Poppy Parade and the inside with Petal Pink.

Now this next card is for my Gnomies ….

Our second cute card was created with the Kindest Gnomes and Christmas to Remember stamp sets. The multi pattern designer paper makes for a fun background and comes from the Storybook Gnomes Designer paper.

Cut the largest circle from the Stylish Shapes Dies in Basic White cardstock and stamp the sentiment in Poppy Parade ink. The gnome is stamped in Memento ink and is colored using Stampin’ Blends then cut out.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out these little cuties … Don’t forget to LIKE my blog is you liked these cards as much as I did.

Have a great day ~

Here are the main supplies used to create these cards …. If the designer papers do not show, it’s because they have SOLD OUT already.

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 ….