Video Tutorial: Pop-Up Book Fold

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a pop-up book-fold card! I learned this fold from Dawn Griffith.

You’ll need:
Cardbase 5.5 x 8.5, scored in centre
Contrasting cardstock 5 x 8”

For the inside of the card, all same colour:
eight pieces cut to 1-3/8 by 7/8”
two pieces cut to 4-7/8 x 7/8”

Two pieces of Designer Series Paper:
2.25 x 2.75”.
Two pieces of cardstock:
2-3/8 x 2-7/8”.
Two additional pieces, same colour as above:
3/8 x 2-7/8”

Outside of the card:
Cardstock 4 x 5.25”
DSP 3 x 4″
Cardstock 3-1/8 x 4-1/8″
and two pieces cut with Layering Circles dies.

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Once you’ve made your own pop-up book fold card, 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: Drapery Fold

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a Drapery fold card with Beauty of the Earth, one of the nine Designer Series Papers that are on sale this month!

You’ll need:
Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Cardstock: 4 x 5.25″
Designer Series Paper: 4 x 11″

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

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Video Tutorial: Vertical Pocket Card

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a vertical pocket fold card, using items from the Pansy Petals suite. I learned this fold from demonstrator Jan Clothier.

This gorgeous Pansy Petals paper, which features all of the 2021-2023 In Colors, is on sale this month for 15% off! Stock up and save on this and eight other Designer Series Papers packs – get all the details here.

You’ll need:
A full sheet of 8.5 x 11” cardstock, and an additional piece 1.5 x 9.75”
White cardstock : 4 x 5”
Designer Series Paper:
4 x 2.25”
and 5.25” x 5.25″

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

Happy Stampin’!

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I LOVE my DSP!

Designer Series Paper – or DSP as I fondly call it – just might be my guilty pleasure of crafting. But really, how can I resist when Stampin’ Up! keeps creating amazing, unique, show-stopping artwork … and then making that art into paper that I can put on my projects?

I love using Designer Series Paper, and rarely make a project without it. I love that when I start with DSP, the work of colour coordination is already done for me – Stampin’ Up! and their designers have already figured out which colours will coordinate with each paper pack, and I can use that colour list to design my card. The list of coordinating colours is always included in the catalogue, on the website, and on the paper pack itself. It’s pretty much foolproof!

If you also love Designer Series Paper, you’re in luck. This month, nine of the DSP packs from the annual catalogue are on sale for 15% off, meaning you can stock up and save on your faves!

In honour of the DSP sale, I’ve gathered together some of my favourite tutorials for you, so that you’ll have lots of inspiration for using your paper. Check them out below!

Easel Card
Bridge Fold Card
Simple DSP Layout
Pocket Card
Half-Sheet Wonder
Reverse-Pleated Gatefold Card
Split-Panel Card
W-Fold Card
Scrappy Strips Technique

By the way, if you love Designer Series Paper, you might want to join the fun at my next Stash Cards Night on July 26th! Find all of the details right here!

What’s your favourite way to use DSP? Is there a layout or fold you’d like to try? Please let me know – I’m always looking for more inspiration!

Happy Stampin’!

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Tutorial: Double Easel Card

The double easel card is one of my favourite fun folds – you get to show off a LOT of Designer Series Papers, and it’s so quick and easy to create!


To create this fun fold, you essentially need to create two different cardbases and then attach them together. The first cardbase is 4.25 x 11″, scored at 5.5″. The second is 4 x 10.25”, scored at 2.5 + 5”. You’ll also need three pieces of Designer Series Paper, one cut to 3.75 x 5”, and two pieces cut to 2.25 x 3.75”.

For these two cards, I’ve used the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper, a host exclusive product from the annual catalogue. This is a MASSIVE pack of paper with 48 sheets of 12 x 12″ paper. Every sheet has fun, bright colours on one side and simple black-and-white images on the other, making it a super versatile product that you can use for pretty much any project! You can get this paper pack FREE when your party reaches $200 or more!

The Double Easel card is very simple to put together, but if you’d like to watch a video with all the steps, you can find one here!

What’s your favourite way to show off Designer Series Paper?

Happy Stampin’!

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Video Tutorial: Mounting Cling Stamps + Simple DSP Banners Card

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video is a two-for-one! First, I’ll show you my FAVOURITE new way to mount cling stamps; then, I’ll show you how to make a quick and simple card showing off our beautiful Designer Series Paper (DSP).

You’ll need:
Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
White cardstock: 3.75 x 5″

Five strips of DSP, cut to 1″ wide

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

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Tutorial: Double Dutch Fold

Have you made a Double Dutch fold card before? It’s a great way to show off lots of our gorgeous Designer Series Papers, because you can use three different paper designs on one card! Check out the instructions below!

You’ll need two pieces of the same colour cardstock (I used Evening Evergreen):
9 x 4-3/16”, scored at 5.5”
8.5 x 2”, scored at 2-1/8” from each end


Burnish your folds.

Apply adhesive between the two scorelines on the long narrow piece, and attach to the other piece as shown. This is your cardbase.

You’ll need two matching pieces of DSP, cut to 1-7/8 x 1.75”, and two pieces of cardstock to mat these pieces on, cut to 2 x 1-7/8”.
(I chose to use white cardstock; choose whatever colour cardstock co-ordinates with the DSP you’re using.)

You’ll also need a piece of DSP cut to 3-15/16 x 3.25”, and a piece of cardstock cut to 4-1/16 x 3-3/8”.


You’ll need a white insert of 5.25 x 3-15/16”, and contrasting cardstock cut to
5-3/8 x 4-1/16”.

 

 Finally, you’ll need an extra piece of DSP and an extra piece of cardstock for decorating. You may choose to cut one or both of these pieces with your favourite nesting dies, such as Stitched Rectangles, Stitched so Sweetly dies, Scalloped Contours dies, etc.



Mat your three pieces of DSP and attach to your card as shown.


Attach your white insert and contrasting cardstock to the inside of the card. 



Mat your two decorative pieces together and attach them to the top front flap of the card as shown.


Now it’s time to decorate!

And embellish your card as desired.

Here’s another view of the finished card.


If you’ve made a card with this fold, share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Video Tutorial: Angle Cut Cards

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to get four cards from one sheet of 6×6″ Designer Series Paper. If you’re like me, and trying to use up lots of 12×12″ DSP at this time of year, you can get sixteen cards from one 12×12″ sheet! And these cards don’t need a lot of extra supplies, either, so they are great for using up your stash.

You’ll need:

Four cardbases: 5.5 x 8.5”, scored in the centre
Four pieces white/vanilla cardstock, 4 x 5.25″
One piece contrasting cardstock, 6.25 x 6.25″
One piece of Designer Series Paper, 6 x 6″

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Once you’ve made your own angle cut cards, be sure to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Tutorial: Bridge Fold Card

I’ve wanted to make a Bridge Card for a long time, and all the beautiful tree images in the Beauty of the Earth suite seemed like the perfect fit! This fun fold card has a lot of WOW but is awfully simple to make. Read on to learn how!

Cut a cardbase of 4.25 x 8″, and score along each short side at 1.25 and 2.5″.
Cut these additional pieces of cardstock:
Two pieces 2.75 x 4” and one 1.25 x 5.5″, all same colour
White cardstock, 2.5 x 3.75″


Cut the following pieces of Designer Series Paper:
four pieces 1 x 4″
1 strip 1 x 5.25”
2.5 x 3.75”

Burnish all the folds on your cardbase.

Attach cardstock and DSP as shown below.

The additional cardstock mat with white cardstock goes on the back for you to write on.

If you would like to stamp on your centre panel, or your bridge piece, do so before attaching.

Fold the left side of the card so that the outer flap is facing up. Attach the bridge piece to the front panel of that flap ONLY.



Leaving the right side of the card unfolded, attach the right end of the bridge to the last panel on the right. The bridge should be attached at the left and right ends only.

This card still fits in one of our usual envelopes:

Now the fun part: decorate as desired!

Happy Stampin’!

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

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Now if you’ve made a wishlist for the new catalogue and it’s $100 or more, you’re definitely going to be excited about this next special! Until May 31st, new demonstrators will receive an additional $41 in product in their Starter Kit for NO EXTRA COST. That’s a total of $206 in product of YOUR choice, for only $135 – a total of $71 in free product! What an amazing deal! Read more here about joining my team!

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Tutorial: Book Fold Card

This is another terrific card fold I learned from my teammate Dianna! I love how simple yet striking it is. To create this card, I used some items from the upcoming annual catalogue, which should be landing in your mailbox soon! I hope you enjoy this sneak peek at the Beauty of Friendship bundle and the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper – you’ll be able to order these items starting May 4th!

Here are the measurements:
Cardbase: 4.25 x 11, scored at 4.25 & 5.5″
Cardstock mats: 4 x 4 and 4 x 1″
DSP: 3.75 x 3.75 and 3.75 x 0.75:
White insert: 4 x 4″

You’ll also need a length of ribbon.

Burnish the folds on your cardbase, and attach your DSP pieces to the cardstock mats.

Attach your panels to your cardbase.

Wrap your ribbon vertically around the smaller panel, and attach to the inside of the card as shown below.

Add Tear and Tape adhesive to the back of the small panel as shown below.

Peel off the backing of the Tear and Tape, and press the small panel so that it attaches to the back of the cardbase. This makes your card look like a book!

Add a knot or bow to your ribbon if desired.

Now decorate the white panel, and put on the inside of your card.

And decorate the outside as desired.

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