On Wednesday, September 16, I shared in my YouTube Live how to take the same folded piece of 5-1/4″ x 12″ designer paper and create five different card folds.
I didn’t have finished samples of four of those five cards at the time. But I’ve completed them now, and I’m excited to show them to you!
Here is the one that opens like a traditional card. I used the Healing Hugs Stamp Set like I had for one of the cards I shared Wednesday. Refer to that post if you wish to shop for products I used so you can recreate this card. The only extra product I added was the pack of Gold Foil Sheets. And that product is listed and linked to my online store at the bottom of this post.
The outside sentiment piece measures 1-7/8″ x 2-1/2″ with a 2-1/8″ x 2-3/4″ Gold Foil Layer underneath. The inside sentiment piece measures 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ with a 2-3/4″ x 4″ Gold Foil Layer underneath. The ribbon measures 19″.
These other three are created using the supplies listed at the bottom of this post. They are all Christmas cards featuring the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set.
This one is the double-pocket card. I actually DID end up using Tear & Tape Adhesive to secure the sides even though in my video I mention that you can just use the ribbon to hold it shut. Nah…I changed my mind. I wanted a little more stability.
The larger insert measures 3-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ with a 3-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ Whisper White layer on top. The smaller insert is 2-5/8″ x 3-3/4″ with a 2-1/2″ x 3-5/8″ Whisper White layer on top. The ribbon measures 19″ and as I shared in the video is colored with the Dark Cherry Cobbler Blends Marker.
This one is the is the card that has a first and then a second opening (sort of like a 1-page book 😆).
The front has a 1/4″ x 5-1/4″ strip of Gold Foil.
The 1-7/8″ x 4-1/4″ Whisper White piece has a floral image from the designer paper cut out and added to it.
The second white layer is 2-7/8″ x 4-1/4″.
And this last card is the z-fold card.
The wider ribbon is colored with a Dark Soft Suede Blends Marker. The vertical piece measures 6″ and the ends are tucked in between the folded designer paper. The bow is from a 8″ piece of ribbon. The smaller two bows are each made from 4″ pieces of ribbon.
The largest die-cut white layer is 2-5/8″ wide, the second largest is just under 2-3/8″ wide, and the smallest is 2″ wide. These are all die-cut with the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.
FYI…This Christmastime is Here Designer Paper is hard to find in the online store. And it’s not in any of the catalogs. It was offered last year as an online “while supplies last” only special offer item. So be sure to click on the link below which will bring you right to it. Or do a search for “Christmastime” with a capital C or for 152154 which is its order number. But yes, currently it is not under the category of Patterned Paper or Specialty Paper.
My boys keep growing! What? LOL When I first started blogging in 2013, they seemed like babies. They won’t let me call them my babies anymore. My goodness, yes. They are young men. Nick is now in 9th grade – a freshman in high school and just days away from turning 15. Luke is an 8th grader and now 13-1/2. They are ready for this pandemic to be done (as are all of us). But they let me take a first week of school photo before they had to head back inside to start their distant learning.
I had so much fun finishing up these fun fold cards. I hope they gave you some creative inspiration! Which one was your favorite of all the folds?
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STAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINE NEWS
Click here to see these offerings in the online store. You can also find them on pages 170-172 in the 20-21 Annual Catalog. This machine and other related products weren’t quite ready with the launch of this publication. In fact there are still some COVID-19-related delays with the mini machine. But the larger Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and its replacement plates are now available! Click here to learn more.
(In fact why not get this new machine for less along with other bonus items by purchasing it in the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit!)
SEPTEMBER’S GET & GO STARTER KIT PROMOTION
The Starter Kit is a fantastic way for new demonstrators to get loads of products at a huge value (for $99, choose $125-worth of products). During the Get & Go Starter Kit Promotion (September 1-30), you can get even MORE products—and at the same great price! These additional products were specifically chosen to help new demonstrators hold an event right from the get-go and get their business off to a running start. Click here to learn the details of this promotion. Click here to access the flyer. And click here to learn more about the benefits of joining my community by purchasing the Starter Kit. A side note…Did you see that the new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine is now available!? So here’s a thought… you could get this $120 machine, another $5 item (like Rhinestones), and this Get & Go bonus (along with the free business supplies and a bonus Paper Pumpkin kit) in your Starter kit order in September and pay only $99!
A PEEK AT OCTOBER’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT
The “Joy to the World” Paper Pumpkin Kit is an exclusive holiday kit that provides a specially-designed box, enough supplies to create eight elegant cards (four each of two designs), and an opportunity to connect with the Stampin’ Up! global community. Not only will you get a head start on your holiday crafting, you’ll get to create Christmas cards, share project ideas, and spread holiday cheer with Stampin’ Up! customers and demonstrators around the world! After you receive their kits, join the Joy of Paper Pumpkin Facebook group to make the most of this month’s kit. Coordinating Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Just Jade, Soft Sea Foam
If you are not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I invite you to give it a try. CLICK HERE to learn more. CLICK HERE to sign up by October 10th for this next kit.
ALL STAR TUTORIALS
I’m a designer with the All Stars, a group of globally recognized Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. And we are excited to share exclusively with our customers, paper crafting friends & team members our bundle of twelve September 2020 Playing With Patterns Tutorials which are now available! CLICK HERE for more information. Click here to get to my Tutorials for Sale page to see the others that have been offered. The next one featuring the Flowers for Every Season Suite will be available October 1st! AND these tutorial bundles (July-December) now include links to instructional videos!
AUTUMN 2020 MEGA TUTORIAL BUNDLE!
I took part in another mega tutorial bundle group where everyone involved contributed a project tutorial using Autumn-themed products from the Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. Each project includes instructions, photos, imperial and metric measurements, and complete product lists. Click here to learn how you can get this entire bundle of 82 great ideas.
MY ONLINE PAPER CRAFTERS CLUB IS LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS
We are looking for more to join our online Paper Crafters club. The commitment is to order at least $25 worth of Stampin’ Up! product in each of 6 consecutive months. In one of those months, you would reap the hosting rewards (free merchandise based on the club orders). And then you’d also be able to get in on monthly product perks that would be sent to you along with your monthly club cards.