Fun Fold Card - Book Fold Stamping Technique

Today's card is using a fun fold called the Book Fold.  I guess because it looks like a book inside when you open it.  

Book Fold Card using Stampin' Up Birthday Fiesta & Fiesta Times Framelits Birthday Card with Pinata

This is the inside of the card.  I love the bright colors and the little Lama guy has the most amazing smile.  It might be a little hard to notice the Piñata hanging from the top of the center fold.  

I stamped the cards using my favorite stamp set (right now) called the Birthday Fiesta, Fiesta Time Framelits and Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper. 

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My color palette was Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie and Tempting Turquoise


Because it would take to long to write out the directions and often times seeing is best I created a stamping video tutorial showing you how to make this card.


Click the Video Above or Here to view

Stampin Up Birthday Fiesta and Fiesta Times Framelits Birthday Card

This is the front of the card and what a surprise when they open it up.  While ever birthday card I send is not this many steps, once in a while it is just fun to go all out.  I saw this cute little Piñata idea on pinterest.  Love all the inspiration there is there. 

Now that I think about it I should have made this card into an anniversary card.  Tom and I are celebrating 41 years today!  

Here are the supplies used to create this card. 


Price: $110.00


Best Birds Stamp Set and Coordinating Birds & Blooms Thinlits

Hello Stampers,

It's Border Buddies Saturday Patsy Here!

I know there are lots of sneak peeks for the Holiday Catalog, but we have not had enough time to share all the awesome things from the 2016 Annual Catalog yet!  It is filled with so many amazing stamp sets and coordinating framelits

The Best Birds stamp set and coordinating Birds & Blooms Thinlits is one of the stamp sets featured in our Border Buddies August PDF Tutorial.  Our PDF Tutorial is filled with images, supply list, measurements and instructions to complete 8 different cards.  Four cards using the Best of Birds stamp set and four cards using the Jars of Love stamp set.  

Border Buddies Saturday using Stampin Up Best Birds Stamp Set and Birds & Blooms Thinlits 2

Once I started using this set I just didn't want to stop.  I stamped the branch and flowers with Memento Black Tuxedo Ink and water colored with my ink refills and Aqua Painters.  I then cut them out with the Big Shot and Birds & Blooms Thinlits.

  Border Buddies Saturday using Stampin Up Best Birds Stamp Set and Birds & Blooms Thinlits 3

Doesn't the bird look great sitting on the branch surrounded by the scallop circle?  The scallop circle is from the Stampin' Up! Layering Circles Framelits.  At first I didn't think I needed these as I have circles - but I LOVE the scallop edge on half of the framelits.  

Border Buddies Saturday using Stampin Up Best Birds Stamp Set and Birds & Blooms Thinlits 4

The flower centers are the Stampin' Up! White Perfect Accents and I added two in the lower right hand corner to finish off the card. 

Today's Color Palette...



Just in CASE Series Flower Patch Stamp Set

It's Thursday and time for our Just in CASE Series (COPY AND SHARE EVERYTHING). 

Today I CASEd the card on page 69 of the 2016-2017 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. 

Just in CASE Stampin' Up!  Flower Patch Stamp Set and Flower Flair Framelits HorizontalThe sample in the catalog used the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set.  Since I don't have the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set, I decided to substitute the Flower Patch Stamp Set in it's place. 

As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator we get a great discount on all our paper crafting supplies and also lots of FREE stuff, so while I have LOTS - I don't have it all, LOL!

Just in CASE Stampin' Up!  Flower Patch Stamp Set and Flower Flair Framelits

I have created a special Tutorial featuring this card with Image, supply list, measurements and Instructions.

Download Free Tutorial PDF Just in CASE Flower Patch

Which is your favorite, Bunch of Blossoms stamp set 0r Flower Patch? 

Click here to share your favorite with me via my comments.

Everyone who leaves a comment will...

get their name into a drawing and the lucky winner will receive this card along with 2 others and envelopes.  Will draw and announce the winner next Thursday 8/25/2016.

Hop on over to Alison's blog and see what she CASED this week.


Color Your World International Blog Hop Watercolor Wishes Stamp Set

International Stampin' Up! Blog Hop

Hello Stamping Friends, it is the 3rd Tuesday which means it is Color Your World International Blog Hop.  Featuring amazing Top Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world sharing their hand stamped using Stampin' Up! paper crafting products.

Today's Color Palette is...

  Color Your World International Blog Hop Stamps to Die For

The color palette is our starting point and we are not required to use all of the colors, however I like to challenge myself and work them all in.  Sometimes it is not easy to get the right balance of color.  Today's palette of Rich Razzleberry, Peekaboo Peach, Pear Pizazz, Sweet Sugar Plum and Pink Pirouette was a bit of a challenge but I am pleased with my finally card.

Color Your World International Blog Hop Stampin Up Watercolor Wings Stamp Set Pop Up Card Front

I chose the Stampin' Up! Watercolor Wishes Stamp Set and the Bold Butterfly Framelits and the Butteflies Thinlits to create today's card.  It is always amazing to me how in the beginning I don't think the colors will work together - but they do. 

The card was inspired by a swap card that Becky Roberts made (her work is amazing).  Swap cards are cards demonstrators make and take to Stampin' Up! events and then swap cards with each other, pretty fun! 

Color Your World International Blog Hop Stampin Up Watercolor Wings Stamp Set Pop Up

I added a little something extra inside, some pop out butterflies. 

Color Your World International Blog Hop Stampin Up Watercolor Wings Stamp Set Pop Up Close Up

Here is the list of things I used to make this card.

  • The card base is Pink Pirouette Cardstock (5 1/2" x 8 1/2")
  • The mat is Rich Razzleberry (3 3/4" x 5" )
  • The stamped dots are from the Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and stamped in Pear Pizazz Classic Ink.
  • The solid butterfly from the Stampin' Up! Watercolor Wings stamp set is stamped in Peekaboo Peach Classic Ink
  • The words are stamped with Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink
  • The ornate butterfly is cut out or Sweet Sugarplum cardstock using the Big Shot & Stampin' Up! Bold Butterfly Framelit
  • The smallerbutterfly is punched out of Rich Razzleberry cardstock using the Stampin' Up! Bitty Butterfly Punch
  • I love the Stampin' Up! Metal Rimmed Pearl & a hint Metallic Silver Thread that finished off the butterfly. 

Color Your World International Blog Hop Stampin Up Watercolor Wings Stamp Set Pop Up Inside butterflies

The inside row of butterflies are stamped with Peekaboo Peach and Rich Razzleberry Ink and cut out using the Butterflies Thinlits. 

So easy to make I just ...

  1. Stamped and cut out 5 butterflies
  2. Folded the butterflies in half
  3. Placed a small drop of glue on the tip of each wing and connected the wings together
  4. And then attached the outside wings to the left and right side of the inside of the card.

So simple but gives the card an extra little WOW.

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