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I asked you in a previous post which of my craft fair projects you’d like to see a tutorial for, and the answer was “candle card”! Here are the instructions to make this awesome project!

Believe it or not, this card is made with only ONE piece of 8.5 x 11″ cardstock! Score along the short side at 2 3/4″, 5 1/2″ & 8 1/4″. (Open up the long arm at the side of your trimmer to see the 8 1/4″ measurement.)

Along the long side, score at 4 1/4″. Your cardstock should now look like this:

Now you’re going to cut along the 4 1/4″ score line from the first intersection of score lines to the third intersection, as shown by the black line in the photo below.

To do this, line up your cardstock at the 4 1/4″ measurement, and with the ruler up, put the blade at the first score line. Lower the ruler and cut down to the third score line, and then lift your blade.

Now your cardstock looks like this (from the side):

And from above:

Add adhesive as shown by the red line below, on both “top” corners. Stick your cardstock together to create the shape above.

Pinch the centre of your card together and fold the other two flaps behind, as shown below.

Use whatever thinlit shape you’d like to create an opening in your card centre.

Here is the top view of this step:

You can run this through your Big Shot and cut both openings at the same time, HOWEVER, you will not be able to run the cardstock all the way through – that’s because the part of the cardstock you are not cutting is six layers. Run it halfway through and then back out again.

Now that you’ve created your cardbase, it’s time to decorate! If you’re using vellum, add adhesive only to the corners – if you run adhesive all along the edges, it will show through your centre openings.

I used the Hometown Greetings edgelits to create these shapes. As you can see below, you’ll want to leave yourself lots of room below the shapes. Add adhesive as shown by the red lines.

Cut two pieces of white cardstock, 2.5 x 4″. Stamp to decorate as desired. I left one side mostly blank so it can be written on.

Decorate the front of the card as desired.

Here is the finished card, with a battery-operated tealight candle inside.

Have you made any home decor projects or gift items? Share them in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!



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I can’t believe I’ve never shared a waterfall card tutorial here before! The first time I made this card was for Mother’s Day last spring, and the beautiful DSP shown here is no longer available. However, read on and you’ll see the Christmas card I recently made with the same fold!

Cardbase: 8.5 x 5.5”

Cardstock ‘Puller Strip’ (same as card base): 9 ¾  x 2” – score at 2″, 2¾”, 3 ½”, and 4 ¼
Cardstock ‘Holder Strip’ (same as cardbase): 4 x 1.5”

DSP: 4 x 5.25”

4 White pieces: 2 ¾ x 1 ¾”
4 cardstock frames: 2 x 3” (can be same as cardbase, or different colour)

Attach the DSP to the front of your card. Set this piece aside.

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Stamp your four white pieces as desired and attach to the four frames. Put these aside.

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Burnish the score lines on the puller strip. Attach your puller strip to the holder strip, only along the right side of the holder strip (as shown with dotted line below).

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Attach each of your stamped images to the puller strip, applying adhesive only to the right side of each scoreline on the puller strip. (The green lines below show where to apply the adhesive.)

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Fold the long end of the puller strip behind the holder strip. Tag-punch the end and tie a short ribbon around the tag.

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Line up the pieces on the card as shown, so the holder strip lines up with the DSP and the tag doesn’t extend beyond the end of the card. Attach only at the top and bottom of the holder strip.

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Flip your waterfall several times so that it ‘flows’ easily before giving it to the recipient.

And here’s the Christmas card I made with the Making Christmas Bright stamp set. I used these awesome stamps to create a message that reads, “May your Christmas be merry and bright”!


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

Happy Stampin’!


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I learned a new fold recently that I have been having a LOT of fun with. Remember the beautiful six-month milestone cards I posted recently, after giving them to my two team members at our May meeting?

Well that’s not the only card I’ve made with that fold. I used the same design to make my mom’s 65th birthday card (talk about a milestone!). She loves mushrooms, so I used some of the retired paper A Little Foxy that I’d been saving for just the right occasion.

Then a friend contacted me asking for Thank You cards for her son’s teachers as he is graduating to high school. I was happy to oblige, even incorporating the custom message she’d asked for (I printed it from the computer and punched it with my Decorative Label punch):

And then my June workshop participants got to use the Tranquil Textures suite and learn this fold themselves:

Now at last I’m ready to share the tutorial! Presenting the Epic Fold card!

Start with a piece of 8.5 x 11″ cardstock. Score along the long edge at 4.25″.

Rotate 90 degrees and line up your cardstock at 2.75″. Cut from the edge of the cardstock to the centre line you scored.

Then rotate cardstock back to its original position and cut along that centre score line to the line you cut in the previous step. As a result, you will be removing a large chunk of the cardstock, as shown below. Set it aside for a later project 🙂

Score the remaining cardstock at 2.75 and 5.5″.

You’ll also need assorted pieces of either stamped cardstock or designer series paper, all measuring 2.5 x 4″. And don’t forget a white or vanilla insert to write on!

Assemble your card and decorate as desired.

Have you tried any fun folds lately? Show me your creations in the comments!

Happy Stampin’!

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I promised last week that I would share a new fancy fold tutorial here! I got to share this fun fold at my team meeting several weeks ago. Hope you enjoy it!

Diagonal Pull-Out Card Tutorial

Card base 10.5 x 3.5”
Cardstock 2.5” square
White cardstock 2.25” square; plus another white cardstock piece 3.25″ square, for the inside of your card.
DSP 3.25” square; cut in half along the diagonal
About 20” of ribbon

Score the card base at 3/5 & 7”. Now your cardstock has three square sections.
Score the first and third squares diagonally as shown in the photo.

Make both diagonal folds “mountain” folds.

Fold up the card and decorate with the two DSP triangles.

Loop the ribbon around the card on the left side, so the ends come out on the right side. Make sure the ends are even.

Add the 2.5” piece of cardstock, and attach it only to the piece that fits on the left side of the card. Tie ribbon to keep card closed.

Stamp your white square as desired and attach.

Happy Stamping!

As soon as I saw the Happy Wishes stamp set in the Sale-a-Bration brochure, I knew I had to have it! I just love the versatility of this stamp set. And you can get it FREE with qualifying purchase until the end of March! Just look at the amazing collection of sentiments you get:

I’m even running a contest on my Facebook page to see who can come up with the biggest list of sentiments you can create by combining the stamps in this set. Check it out, you may want to enter!

Here’s a beautiful card I made for my February workshop using the Happy Wishes set. It’s shown here with Naturally Eclectic designer series paper, but it also looks terrific with the Picture Perfect Party paper 😉

This fun fold (Cut Card Front) creates a big wow, and is easier to create than you might think! Start with your full sheet of 8.5 x 11″ cardstock, and score as follows:
Along the long side at 5.5″
Along the short side at 4.25″

Then cut the entire sheet diagonally to make two large triangles. Voila – your sheet of cardstock is now ready to make TWO card bases!

You will also need:
Whisper White: 5.25 x 4 for inside of card
DSP: 5.25 x 4, cut diagonally

Stamp and embellish as desired.

Have you made a card with Happy Wishes, or with the Cut Card Front? Comment below and share your creations! I’d love to see them!

If you want to order Happy Wishes, be sure to get your order to me by the end of March! You can shop online at my online store – use the hostess code below and I’ll send you a free gift!

Happy Stampin’!


Cut two pieces of cardstock as follows:
4.25 x 11”
Score at at 2.75” and 5.5”

2 7/8 x 8 1/8”
Score at 2 7/8 and 5.5”

For the bigger piece of cardstock, you will need the following pieces to decorate it:
4 x 2.5” dsp for first panel
4 x 5.25” dsp for third panel





For the smaller piece of cardstock, you will need the following pieces to decorate it:
2 3/8 x 2.5” white, stamped with sentiment or pattern
2.75 x 2.5” dsp for third panel






You will also need a 4 x 5.25” piece of white to go on the back of the third panel, for writing on.




Embellish as desired and assemble.


Here’s another card with the same layout, using the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper!

Comment below and show me what you’ve made with this layout! I love to read your comments and see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

I came across the Dutch Door fold in the spring when I was planning my June class, and decided to pair it with the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and Petal Garden DSP to create a teacher thank-you card. I really love this fun, simple fold, and have created several different cards with it since! Here are some of the cards I’ve created – you can see how easy it is to completely change the look of the design by using a different paper, sentiment, and shape on the front centre of the card. Read below for the tutorial so you can create your own Dutch Door card!

Start with two pieces of the same colour cardstock, one measuring 5.5 x 4.25” and one 8.5 x 2.75”.

Score the 8.5 x 2.75” piece in the centre (4.25”).

Cut two pieces of DSP, 2.5 x 4”. Cut one piece of Whisper White or Very Vanilla cardstock to the same size.

Attach the scored piece of cardstock to the bottom of the card base, with no border. This creates your “door”.

Attach one piece of DSP to the top of the card base, leaving a border around the top and sides. Attach the second piece of DSP to the front of the scored piece of cardstock.

Attach the White or Vanilla cardstock to the inside of the scored piece, leaving a small border around the bottom and sides.

Embellish as desired. Keep in mind that when attaching the embellished element to the front of your card, you will only use adhesive on the bottom part of the cardstock, so that the “door” will still open.

Lemon Lime Twist cardstock
Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper
Lovely Words Thinlit Dies
Sunshine Sayings Stamps
Night of Navy Inkpad

Happy Stampin’!



I am an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Nanaimo, BC. I love creating cards and other handmade projects, and I love showing others how they can make their own creations! I hope you can find creative inspiration through my blog and my classes. Thanks for stopping by!

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