Fun Folds

Let's Take to the Sky!

When it comes to Stampin' Up! I want it all!  Don't you!  Well, guess what, I just can't have it all.  For today's card I have used the Take to the Sky Designer Series Paper.  I did not use the Adventurous Sky bundle.  I think that I made a beautiful card with the paper alone.

Take to the Sky DSP Book Fold  Perennial Postage dies  Industrial Trinkets  Basic Gray and Smoky Slate Pearls  2023-2025 In Color Jute Trim  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I cannot take credit for using the Perennial Postage dies to make the stamps.  I saw a card using 6 of them and immediately thought about the Book Fold and how pretty 4 of the stamps would look.  I did a quick search of Pinterest and couldn't find that card again.  I'm so sorry about that.  I have found it.  Go to stampitupwithjamie.com.

The Book Fold is my favorite fold.  It's perfect if you want a square surface area.  My base is Copper Clay 4 1/4 x 11.  Score at 5 1/2 and 6 3/4.  Fold in half and then fold back at the next score line.

I used a Night of Navy backing for my designer paper for one reason only.  I wanted my sky paper to measure 4 x 4 in order to save paper in case we made this card in a class.  Oh, I guess I do have a second reason.  I love thin borders!  The Night of Navy piece for the large square is 4 1/8 x 4 1/8.  The navy for the side is 1 1/8 x 4 1/8.

For the large square, the designer paper is 4 x 4.  The paper for the side piece is 1 x 4.  Glue the pieces together and to the card base.

Let's talk about the side piece.  I used the 2023-2025 In Color Jute Trim.  Personally I feel this trim is too bulky so I divided it into strands.  I took two of the strands and tied them around the side area and into a knot.  Now glue the side piece shut.  If you wish you can tie the trim around the navy and DSP layer before you glue it down.  I think that's what I did for the sample.

Take to the Sky DSP  Perennial Postage dies  Industrial Trinkets  Basic Gray and Smoky Slate Pearls  2023-2025 In Color Jute Trim  Close Up  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Take the smaller square die from the Perennial Postage dies and cut four different scenes from the designer paper.  I also used one inside.  The Night of Navy background is 2 7/8 x 2 7/8.  Glue the papers so that the open spaces meet to make them look like stamps.  Add dimensionals or Foam Adhesive Sheets to the back and add to the center of the square area.

The saying is from the Thoughtful Wishes stamp set.  I used a long piece of Basic White because it made me think of airplanes that sometimes have signs after them.  Stamp in Night of Navy.

Embellish with Industrial Trinkets and with the Basic Gray & Smoky Slate Pearls.  These embellishments are big.  That's why I placed them on the flat area of the card.

Take to the Sky DSP  Perennial Postage dies  Industrial Trinkets  Basic Gray and Smoky Slate Pearls  2023-2025 In Color Jute Trim  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Here's the inside of the card.  Night of Navy 4 1/8 x 4 1/8.  Basic White 4 x 4.  This saying is also from Thoughtful Wishes.

It's hard for me to make masculine cards, but I think this card could go either way.  It turned out just the way I wanted it!  I hope this card has inspired you!  It's one of those that might look a wow, but isn't that hard to make.  I take the time to write out directions and hints because I want to find that kind of post.  It does take time.  I'm not sure that it is read by many, but it's here for those who want it.  I do sell Stampin' Up! supplies and would love to help you in that way as well.  Now go stamp something!

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Take to the Sky DSP Book Fold  Perennial Postage dies  Industrial Trinkets  Basic Gray and Smoky Slate Pearls  2023-2025 In Color Jute Trim  Fun Fold  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

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Bird's Eye View Birthday Book Fair Card for Sagan

So my sweet little Sagan had a birthday recently.  She is now 6.  Did you know that it takes more than 1 hand to show that you are 6?  Of course I'm biased, but that girl is really something special.  As I write this, today is the actual day.  She should get one of my cards in the mail.  I hope it got there in time.  Sagan loves pink, so I tried to make it all pink.  There's a suprise inside.

Bird's Eye View Birthday Card  2024-2026 In Color 6 x 6 DSP  Blends   Everyday Details dies  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create.png

This is a book fold.  Start with Thick Basic White 4 1/4 x 11, score at 5 1/2 and 6 3/4.   Fold and score at the center score and then fold back at the other score.  Use a Bone Folder to burnish the fold.

Use the 2024-2026 In Color 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.  Cut a piece of the dotted Pretty in Pink to 4 1/8 x 4 1/8 for the front.  Cut another at 1 1/8 x 4 1/8 for the spine.  Glue.  Tie a piece of ribbon around the spine and tie into a bow.  I've given this hint before, but it's a good one.  Place a glue dot under the first tie of the ribbon.  The glue dot holds the ribbon in place so that it is easier to tie the bow.

Glue down the small area making the book fold.

Bird's Eye View Birthday Card  2024-2026 In Color 6 x 6 DSP  Blends   Everyday Details dies  Close Up  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create.png

I used this fold because I'm using the Bird's Eye View stamp set with its cute birds and the stack of books.  I love those glasses that can be used for the birds.  Stamp the bird, with glasses, and the stack of books in Memento Black on Basic White.  Color with blends.  I used Berry Burst, Pretty in Pink, Petal Pink, and Flirty Flamingo Combo Packs for each set.  Fussy cut each image.  As an afterthought, I stamped the balloon as well, colored, and cut it out.

Time out for a second.  It's a birthday, so I tied a length of ribbon around the books.  This is the Iridescent White, but it is retired I'm sad to say.  There's a little sparkle to this ribbon and 6 year old girls need that!

Cut a circle using the Everyday Details dies from Basic White.  Glue the circle to the center of the front.  Add the images with dimensionals.  Don't forget to add the balloon.

The Happy Birthday comes from the new Attention Shoppers stamp set.  Stamp in Berry Burst.  Trim and add with dimensionals.

Bird's Eye View Birthday Card  2024-2026 In Color 6 x 6 DSP  Blends   Everyday Details dies  Inside with pocket  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create.png

SURPRISE!!!  The Book Fair is coming to Sagan's school soon.  That's why the books on the front!  Stamp a different bird, the book stack and balloon in Memento.  Color with the same blends as on the front.  Tie another bow around the stack of books.  Use part of the left over sheet of designer paper.  Cut it to 1 3/4 x 4 1/4.  To be honest, I've already sent the card and I didn't write down measurements.  I might have cut that down a little.  Add Tear and Tape around 3 sides of the DSP and adhere to the bottom of the inside leaving a little border around it.  Make sure the side with no tape is at the top.  Glue on the images.  Wait on the balloon.

Bird's Eye View Birthday Card  2024-2026 In Color 6 x 6 DSP  Blends   Everyday Details dies  Inside with money in pocket  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create.png

Use one of the Petunia Pop pieces of Designer Series Paper for the letters and the Mini Alphabet dies.  Add some of the Adhesive Sheet to the back of the DSP the size of the alphabet die and cut.  You'll need an extra O, but all of the other letters are there.  Pull off the backing and add the letters.  Unfortunately the money slipped in the pocket does cover up some of the letters.  Wink of Stella is on the balloons.

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A first Book Fair is a marvelous thing.  As a former first grade teacher for 32 years, I know the special excitement of buying that perfect book.  I'm sure Sagan will be so excited to share her finds with Hazel and her mom and dad.

One more card to share.

Panda Party retired  Sagan's birthday  Bright and Beautiful DSP  Berry Burst  Card Closed  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

This is a double Z fold card using the Beautiful & Bright Designer Series Paper.  Remember, I'm using pink stuff for Sagan.  I'm also using the Party Pandas stamp set that in long retired and an old Sale-a-Bration offering.  Sagan is having a panda party.  Thank goodness that this set that has been in my retired sale stuff forever never sold.  Since the stamp set is retired and I've already shared a super great fook fair card, I'm not going to write up all the directions of this one.  Look up double Z fold and you'll find the measurements.  I did use the Stamparatus (also retired) to stamp the pandas on Basic White.  I did cut them out and glue them in place.  I didn't want the pandas to be pink.

Panda Party retired  Sagan's birthday  Bright and Beautiful DSP  Berry Burst  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Notice too that I have six balloons in the card for the 6 year old.  I'll try to get a picture when I give her another present tomorrow.  Sagan and Hazel are coming to spend the night!!!

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Thanks so much.  IF you actually read all of this, please let me know!  I would really appreciate that.

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Happy 40th Birthday to My Son-in-Law

When did I get so old?  Are any of you asking yourself that question?  Am I the only one?  When my youngest is in her 40th year I just have to think.  Jessie won't be 40 until October.  I bet she's happy to be one of the youngest in her class now, not like it was when she wanted her driver's liscense.  I remember kind of feeling sorry for those ladies in church that had children that old.  It's me now.  Don't feel sorry for me though.  I like where I am in life and I bet those ladies were content too!  I could complain and tell you all about my aches and pains, but who wants to hear it?  I don't want to even tell it!  Well, I digress.  Happy birthday to my son-in- law Robby.  40 is here for you!

Rock and Roll Card  1 2  3 Z Fold  Distressed Gold Specialty Paper  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

This is Robby's card.  It's a 1,2,3, Z Fold.  I posted another card with the fold a few weeks ago with directions, so I'll probably just direct you there for measurements.  For that post go here.  It was the pizza card using Sumpremely Awesome.

Most of what is on Robby's card and the Supremely Awesome card are retiring.  A lot is still available as I type this on Wednesday the 10th. 

Supremely Awesome is gone.  The Glorious Gingham DSP is still available for sale price of $8.40, #163170.

The Rock Star Bundle is $47.50, #162707, Rock Star stamp set is 19.20, #162699, Rock Star dies are $26.10, #162705.  So in this case it is a tiny bit cheaper now to buy them separately.  The Rock & Roll DSP is not on sale and is retiring $12.50, #162695.  I also used the Distressed Gold Specialty paper.  It is retiring and still available, $5, #159237.

Rock and Roll Card  1 2  3 Z Fold  Distressed Gold Specialty Paper  Held by Hand  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

So I used the Alphabel A La Mode dies and the Mini Alphabet dies.  These are listed below with products.

Rock and Roll Card  1 2  3 Z Fold  Distressed Gold Specialty Paper  Card Standing  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Robby is a big music buff and I think he'll love the card.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Don't forget the link above to go for measurements and directions!!!

Rock and Roll  1 2  3 Z Fold  Distressed Gold Specialty Paper  Birthday Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

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Use That 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Continued with Three More Examples

Welcome!  Today I'm going to show three more examples of the easy fun fold using an entire sheet of 6 x 6 designer paper.  For the post with all of the directions and materials go here.  I made these cards on that post.

6 x 6 DSP Fun Folds  Glorious Gingham DSP  Subtles DSP  Thoughtful Expressions dies  Simply Zinnia dies  Adhesive Backed Hearts and Flowers  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I loved this fold so much, I just couldn't stop making more!  I'm going to show each and tell you the materials that I used for them.

6 x 6 DSP Fun Fold  Inked Botanicals DSP  Thoughtful Expressions dies  Lost Lagoon Bordered Ribbon  Brushed Brass Butterflies  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

For this card, I used the Inked Botanicals Designer Series Paper and the Ink & Tiled stamp set.  Color directly on the stamp with Calypso Coral and Pretty Peacock Stampin' Write Markers.  Stamp on Very Vanilla card stock.  Stamp the saying in Calypso Coral.  Cut out using the Thoughtful Expressions dies.  I'm sorry to say that these dies are no longer available.  Layer some of the Lost Lagon Bordered Ribbon under the cut out.  I just add a little Seal to the card front and then zigzag the ribbon.  Add dimensionals directly on the card without overlapping the ribbon.  Add some of the Brushed Brass Butterflies to embellish.

6 x 6 DSP Fun Fold  Inked Botanicals DSP  Thoughtful Expressions dies  Lost Lagoon Bordered Ribbon  Brushed Brass Butterflies  Inside of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The next two cards are made using 12 x 12 patterned paper just cut down to 6 x 6.  If you wish you could get 4 cards from one sheet of paper.  For the first I used the Zoo Crew Designer Series Paper.

6 x 6 DSP  Zany Zoo DSP  Stylish Shapes  Bee Mine Valentine  Zinnia Shiny Sequins  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Use Lemon Lime Twist card stock as the filler between the two pieces of Zoo Crew paper.  The Stylish Shapes dies were used to cut the bunny out of the designer paper.  Cut a larger circle from Basic Black.  Adhere to the card using dimensionals under the part of the circle that overlaps on the main part of the card and glue on the rest of the circle.  The saying here is from Bee Mine Valentine.  Stamp with Memento Black.  Cut out with a smaller circle and glue.  Embellished with Adhesive Backed Shiny Sequins.  These sequins are currently out of stock but will be back!

 

6 x 6 DSP Fun Folds  Zany Zoo DSP  Stylish Shapes dies  Bee Mine Valentine  Inside of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

And finally, the last card is made with the Let's Go Fishing Designer Series Paper cut down to 6 x 6.

6 x 6 DSP Fun Fold  Let's Go Fishing DSP  In Color Glossy Dots  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

For the strip of filler paper, use Very Vanilla card stock.  The saying is from the He's All That stamp set.  Stamp in Mossy Meadow on Very Vanilla.   Cut a notch out of the end.  Cut a small cut at the center of the end.  Then cut from each corner over to the end of your first cut.  This way each side looks the same.  Add the banner with dimensionals.  To add interest cut out fish from the designer paper.  Make them overlap the banner.  Glue where they overlap and mini dimensionals for the rest of the fish.  Embellish with In Color Glossy Dots.

 

6 x 6 DSP Fun Fold  Let's Go Fishing DSP  In Color Glossy Dots  Inside of Card   Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Here's the inside of the card.

6 x 6 DSP Fun Fold  Inked Botanicals DSP  Gone Fishing DSP  Zany Zoo DSP  Stylish Shapes dies  Thoughtful Expressions dies  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

And here are all three of the cards for this post.  I'll put pictures of all five.

6 x 6 DSP Fun Folds  Zany Zoo DSP  Subtles DSP  Gone Fishing DSP  Glorious Gingham DSP  Stylish Shapes dies  Thoughtful Expressions dies  Basic Borders dies  Simply Zinnia dies  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

6 x 6 DSP Fun Folds  5 versions of fold  Zany Zoo DSP  Let's Go Fishing DSP  Glorious Gingham DSP  Subtles DSP  Inked Botanicals DSP  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Once again here is the link for the video by Jacque Williams here.  I appreciate your time.  I hope you'll use some of your designer paper.  The sale for the retiring products begins April 9th.  Look on the online store and shop early!  Items will run out.  I am a Stampin' Up demonstrator and would appreciate your business if you don't already have a demonstrator.

 

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2024-2026 In Color Designer Series Paper and Five Fun Folds

Hello!  I'm so excited to share my cards today.  On my last blog post, I said that I would have 3 more versions of the fun fold that I shared.  Well, I'm still showing the same fun fold, but I have 5!  This fold is perfect for 6 x 6 paper with NO waste.  The post with 3 additional versions will post on Monday.  It's written and ready, but I HAVE NEW STUFF!  Yes my Stampin' Up! preorder for the new annual catalog came and I just had to play.

So introducing the 2024-2026 In Colors!  We have Pretty in Pink, Summer Splash, Shy Shamrock, Peach Pie, and Petunia Pop!

2024-2026 In-Color DSP  Thoughtful Wishes Bundle  Fun Fold  Unbounded Love dies  Linen Thread  Five In Color Cards  Peach Pie  Petunia Pop  Shy Shamrock  Summer Splash  Pretty in Pink  2 and 3 display  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The directions on how to make this fun fold can be found here.  There is also a video link from another demonstrator Jacque Williams on the post.  I'm going to take each card separately and tell you what I used.  I'll be using more of my new stuff on each card.  Each card uses the 2024-2026 6 x 6 In Color Designer Series Paper pack.  They also all use the Thoughtful Wishes bundle with the stamp set and dies and they all use the Unbounded Love dies.  For my last post I used and extra layer on the back of each card.  I did not do this for these cards and they are fine.

2024-2026 In-Color DSP Card Front  Thoughtful Wishes Bundle  Fun Fold  Unbounded Love dies  Linen Thread  Pretty in Pink  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

This is Pretty in Pink.  If you have been around Stampin' Up! for a long time, this may sound familiar.  Yes, it's back!  On this card the image from Thoughtful Wishes is stamped in Memento Black.  I used the blends combo for Pretty in Pink and Shy Shamrock.  There is some Linen Thread behind the saying.  I'm not a pink person, but it is a pretty color.

2024-2026 In-Color DSP Card Front  Thoughtful Wishes Bundle  Fun Fold  Unbounded Love dies  Linen Thread  Inside of Card Pretty in Pink  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

This is the inside.

2024-2026 In Color Fun Fold Card Front  Unbounded Love dies  Thoughtful Wishes bundle  Summer Splash  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

This is Summer Splash.  The front cut out is from the Thoughtful Wishes dies.  The die around the saying is the from Unbounded Love dies.  Don't you just love the shape of it!

2024-2026 In Color Fun Fold  Unbounded Love dies  Thoughtful Wishes bundle  Summer Splash  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Here is the inside.  Images are from Thoughtful Wishes.

2024-2026 In-Color DSP Card  Thoughtful Wishes Bundle  Fun Fold  Unbounded Love dies  Shy Shamrock  Card Inside  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Shy Shamrock just might be my favorite, but I'm a green girl.  That beautiful oval label is from the Unbounded Love dies.  So the the saying label.  Cut out and saying are from the Thoughtful Wishes bundle.

2024-2026 In-Color DSP  Thoughtful Wishes Bundle  Fun Fold  Unbounded Love dies  Shy Shamrock  Card Inside  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Here is the inside of this card.

2024-2026 In-Color DSP Card  Thoughtful Wishes Bundle  Fun Fold  Unbounded Love dies  Linen Thread  Peach Pie  Card Inside  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

This is Peach Pie.  For this card, I stamped and cut out the image.  The label die is from Unbounded Love.  There is some Linen Thread for accent.

2024-2026 In-Color DSP  Thoughtful Wishes Bundle  Fun Fold  Unbounded Love dies  Linen Thread  Peach Pie  Card Inside  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Here is the inside. 

2024-2026 In-Color DSP Card Front  Thoughtful Wishes Bundle  Fun Fold  Unbounded Love dies  Linen Thread  Peach Pie  Card Inside  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

And finally here is Petunia Pop.  I do have to say I love this color.  I really love them all!  The image again is from Thoughtful Wishes and the label from Unbounded Love.  The saying is embossed in white.

2024-2026 In-Color DSP  Thoughtful Wishes Bundle  Fun Fold  Unbounded Love dies  Petunia Pop  Card Inside  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

So there you are.  I think I used every stamp in the Thoughtful Wishes stamp set except the one with dots.  There were a few of the dies I didn't use.  Those Unbounded Love dies are a must have!  This catalog goes live for everyone come May!

2024-2026 In-Color DSP  Thoughtful Wishes Bundle  Fun Fold  Unbounded Love dies  Linen Thread  Five In Color Cards  Peach Pie  Petunia Pop  Shy Shamrock  Summer Splash  Pretty in Pink  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Here's one more look at all of the cards.  I had soooo much fun making these.  I wanted to make each one a little different just to give you more ideas!

 

I won't be able to link these products yet.  Here's a list of what I used.  

2024-2026 In Color 6 x 6 DSP, Pads for Summer Splash, Shy Shamrock, Petunia Pop, Peach Pie, and Pretty in Pink, Blends Combo for Pretty in Pink and Shy Shamrock, Thoughtful Wishes bundle with stamp set and dies, Unbounded Love dies, Linen thread, Basic White, Card Stock for all 5 of the In Colors, Dimensionals, Multipurpose Glue, Cut and Emboss Machine.

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