Tutorial: Triple Box Card

You know I am always on the lookout for fun new card folds to learn – and this one caught my eye, for sure! It’s a terrific way to show off lots and lots of our beautiful Designer Series Paper. You’ll have to cut a lot of pieces to get started, but it’s pretty easy to put together – I’ll walk you through every step!

Here are the measurements:
Cardbase: 10 x 6″


Cardstock: 7-1/4 x 3-5/8″
White cardstock: 3-3/4 x 3-3/4″


Cardstock: 3-7/8 x 3-7/8″ (3 pieces)
Cardstock: 1-7/8 x 1-7/8″ (7 pieces)

Designer Series Paper: 3-3/4 x 3-3/4″


Designer Series Paper: 3-1/2 x 3-1/2″ (3 pieces)


Designer Series Paper: 1-3/4 x 1-3/4″ (7 pieces)

You’ll also need about 16″ of ribbon or twine.

Let’s start with your piece of 7-1/4 x 3-5/8″ cardstock. Score this in half and burnish the fold to make it into a mini card. Add two of your DSP pieces (3.5 x 3.5″ to the two inside panels.

Wrap your ribbon around the left side of the closed card, so that both ends are on the right. Apply adhesive to the front and back of the card to secure ribbon.

Attach third piece of 3.5 x 3.5″ DSP to the front of this mini card (which will cover the ribbon). Set aside.

Now let’s work on the main cardbase. We have some cutting and scoring to do.

Put your cardstock into your trimmer at the top and line up the long side at 2″. Cut only from 4″ to 8″.

Do not flip your cardstock over, but rotate it (spin it like a record, baby) 180 degrees. Repeat the step above: put the cardstock into the trimmer at the top and line up the long side at 2″. Again, cut only from 4″ to 8″ (these cuts will not line up.) At this point, your cardstock looks like this:

Now time for some scoring. Rotate your cardstock so the short side is parallel to the scoring blade, and score as follows:

At 2″: From the top edge to the cut line
At 4″: Full length of card
At 6″: Full length of card
Rotate the cardstock 180 degrees again, and score the opposite side at 2″, from the top edge to the cut line.

Your cardstock should now look like this:

Start laying out all your cardstock and DSP pieces on the cardbase to see where they go and which sides you want to use. (The pieces shown at the top of the below photo will go on the back of the card.)

The mini card you completed earlier will go in the bottom left of the main cardbase.

Once you have everything lined up how you want it, attach all your pieces to the main cardbase.

Here is the back view, where you can stamp a sentiment and write a message.

Now you can burnish all your folds. Here’s a photo to show where all the different folds are going.

When the card is closed, it looks like this:


You can add extra stamps and embellishment to the card, but there really isn’t much needed in order to finish it off – it’s already pretty terrific!

Once you’ve tried out this fold, be sure to share a pic in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Video Tutorial: Expressions in Ink

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a strikingly beautiful card with items from the Expressions in Ink suite.

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Once you’ve made your own card with this suite, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Video Tutorial: One Layout, Two Cards with Penguin Place bundle

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make two different – yet equally adorable – cards with the Penguin Place bundle!

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Once you’ve made your own card with this bundle, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Tutorial: Pinwheel Card

Pinwheel cards are a new trend that crafters everywhere are trying out! They are very impressive, and actually quite simple to make. I even found a version that fits in the usual medium envelope from Stampin’ Up!

You will need the following cuts of cardstock, all the same colour:
5.75 x 4.25”
Scored at .75, 1.5, 2.25, 3” along short side
3 pieces 2.75 x 4.25”

Burnish all the score lines on your large piece of cardstock. Apply a strip of Tear & Tape to the very last panel, as shown below.

Fold the cardstock so that the four small panels create a box as shown below. Remove the backing on the Tear & Tape to attach. This is the centre of your pinwheel – and already has one ‘arm’ attached!

Apply another strip of Tear & Tape as shown below.

Peel off the backing of the Tear & Tape and attach another piece of cardstock going in the opposite direction of the first ‘arm’. Now your pinwheel has two arms!

Repeat the previous steps to add the third and fourth ‘arms’ to the pinwheel.

Now it’s time to add your Designer Series Paper!
You’ll need
four pieces 1.75 x 4”
four pieces 2.5 x 4”

Start laying out your DSP pieces to decide where they will all go. Each of the arms will have a piece of DSP on each side.

Choose one segment of the card to be the ‘front’ (i.e., what the recipient will see first when the open the envelope). Attach the DSP to this part of the card first; then, wrap some ribbon around from the back, at the left.

The picture below shows the back of the panel with the ribbon on it. Attach your DSP overtop of the ribbon.

Finish attaching all the rest of the DSP. You might want to add a piece of white cardstock to write your message.

Then, finish decorating the front of the card.

If you make a pinwheel card yourself, be sure to share a photo with me! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Video Showcase: Textures & Frames stamp set

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video is full of inspiration using the FREE Sale-a-Bration stamp set, Textures & Frames! There are only a few more days to get this stamp set for free!

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What else could you create with this incredibly versatile stamp set? Be sure to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Video Tutorial: Peaceful Prints DSP for a NON-Christmas Card

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to use the Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper – which you can get for FREE during Sale-a-Bration – to make a non-Christmas, masculine birthday card!

You’ll need:
Cardbase: 4 x 5.25″
Black cardstock: 4 x 5.25″
DSP: 3-7/8 x 5-1/8″
Plus some additional pieces of cardstock for die-cutting and stamping.

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I love that Stampin’ Up!’s papers are so versatile, so I can use them all year round! Do you have your pack of Peaceful Prints DSP yet? Don’t wait – Sale-a-Bration ends on September 30th!

Happy Stampin’!

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Video Tutorial: Penguin Playmates DSP

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to to make a quick and cute card using the adorable Penguin Playmates paper. You can get this paper FREE with your $60 purchase until September 30th!

You’ll need:
Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
White cardstock: 4 x 5.25″

DSP: 3.75 x 5″
Plus additional pieces of DSP and co-ordinating cardstock.

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Once you’ve made your own card with this adorable paper, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Tutorial: Shadow Box Card

I learned how to make this simple shadow box card a few years ago and decided to revisit it and show you all how to do it, using products from the new Autumn Mini and Sale-a-Bration catalogues. To make this fancy fold card, you’ll just need two pieces of white cardstock, cut to 5.5 x 8″, and 5.5 x 4.75″.

Score your larger piece along the short side at 3.75 and 0.75″.
Score the smaller piece along the long side at 0.5″ from each side.

Die-cut a circle (or other shape if desired) in the smaller piece of cardstock, as shown.

Line up the scorelines of the two pieces as shown below, and slide into place so that the top and bottom of the cardstock pieces are lined up.

Use a pencil to mark the outer boundaries of the circle on your larger piece. This will act as a guide to show you where to stamp.

Stamp your image on your larger piece of cardstock, using the pencil marks as a guide.

Put your larger piece aside, and stamp a sentiment on your smaller piece, under the die-cut window.

Burnish all your folds, and erase your pencil marks.

Apply Tear & Tape adhesive as shown below.

Remove the backing from your Tear & Tape, and line up your small cardstock against the centre scoreline of the larger piece as shown below. Close the left flap of the card to attach the two pieces.

Open up the flap with the die-cut window, and hold the piece with the Tear & Tape as below. Close the right side of the card in order to attach the pieces.

Now your card looks like this!

And yes, it still fits in an envelope!

You might also want to add a piece of DSP on the inside to decorate.

Decorate the front of your card as desired.

Have you made any projects with this fold? Share them in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Video Tutorial: Beautifully-Penned DSP

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a lovely, simple card using the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper. You can get this paper FREE with your qualifying purchase of $60 during Sale-a-Bration, which runs until September 30th. The paper pack includes 12 sheets, 4 each of three double-sided designs. I CASE’d this card from Julie Petrie.

You’ll need:
Cardbase: 5.5 x 8.5”
Cardstock: 4 x 5.25”
DSP: 3-7/8 x 5-1/8”
Strip of DSP: 5-1/8 x 1”
A strip of white, 5-1/8 x 1”
and then some additional pieces of black cardstock and DSP for die-cutting.

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Once you’ve made your own card with this beautiful paper, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Swap Card Show Off!

If you follow me on Facebook, you might have seen my live video a couple of weeks ago where I showed off all the beautiful cards I received in a recent swap. But for those who don’t ‘do’ Facebook – or for those who do, and would like a closer look at all the beautiful cards I received – I figured I would share them in a blog post here as well!

The card swap was organized by a fellow demonstrator, with the purpose of using products from the annual catalogue. It was such a treat to see all the happy mail rolling into my mailbox, and then so inspiring to see all the gorgeous cards created by talented people!

If these cards have inspired you, be sure to check out the product list below to see all the items that were used to create them! Happy Stampin’!

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