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A Quick and Easy Fun Fold Card

Today’s card is a very quick and easy fun fold card! You can make this card without a lot of supplies or fuss. Even a beginner stamper can easily have success making this fun fold.

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Do you like being able to make two card bases at one time? That is a great time saver when you are trying to mass-produce cards. And there is very little waste with this fold! You could even recycle that small scrap into your card design.

I chose to use A Walk In The Forest Designer Series Paper to make our card today. This particular page has several images that can easily be die-cut or punched directly from the paper. The Merriest Trees Bundle has dies for the trees and the Beary Cute Punch will punch out the bears.

More Fun Fold Card Examples

The Joy of Noel is another collection in our upcoming 2023 Holiday Mini Catalog. The catalog won’t officially launch until September 6th.

However, if you would like to be able to order products early, you can simply purchase a Starter Kit and join my team! There is seriously NO PRESSURE in Stampin’ Up. Some other companies do not like it when you join for the Starter Kit or just for the discount. Stampin’ Up throws the doors wide open and says “Welcome to the family!” You pay $99 plus tax and YOU get to pick $125 in products. You do not pay shipping on your Starter Kit. A past Paper Pumpkin Kit and business supplies are also included with your kit. After you purchase your kit, you will immediately get a minimum of 20% discount on your future Stampin’ Up purchases. There are low, quarterly minimums to maintain but you are likely already spending that much on your supplies anyway! 🙂

As you can see, this fun fold card is very versatile. You can take my measurements and use whatever supplies or stamp sets that you already own. After looking at the photos, which card is your favorite? Please let me know in the comment section. Just FYI–When you leave a comment on YouTube, give my video a thumbs up, or share my video it helps push my video out to other crafters!

Thank you so much for spending some time with me today. I appreciate you. As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

Card Supplies

You can shop my entire online store here: https://www.thepolkadotlife.com/shop/

Card Measurements

  • Pecan Pie Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 10 1/2″, score at 2 1/2″, 3 3/4″, 6 3/4″, 8″
  • Garden Green Cardstock: 4″ x 4″ (2), 2 1/4″ x 4″
  • DSP: 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ (2)
  • Basic White: 2 1/8″ x 3 7/8″

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Adorable Owls By Stampin’ Up

The Adorable Owls stamp set is one of the many Sale-A-Bration offerings this year. This stamp set can be chosen as your free gift with your qualifying purchase during the months of January and February 2023. Of course, this offer is while supplies last.

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Did you like this fun fold card? First, I love it because it is so incredibly simple to make! Second, it has a little unexpected opening action. Finally, it uses minimal supplies.

More Cards Using Adorable Owls

With the exception of the card with the flying owl, all the cards feature the Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper. That DSP is another Sale-A-Bration offering. And it is probably my favorite one! The flying owl card was made using the new Hand-Drawn Dots background stamp. It can be found in the January-April Mini Catalog.

None of these cards were difficult to make. But those cute little owls just make me happy. Hopefully, they will make those who receive them happy too! 🙂 As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

Card Supplies

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Card Measurements

  • Calypso Coral Cardstock: (2) 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, Largest Scalloped Circle Die Cut
  • Basic White Thick: 11″ x 3″, scored at 2″ and 6 1/2″; 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ Die Cut using Tailor Made Tags
  • Mango Melody Cardstock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″; Scrap for inside
  • Vellum Cardstock: Die Cut Largest Layering Circle Die
  • DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″, Scrap for inside

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Dahlia Days by Stampin’ Up

The Dahlia Days Bundle has quickly become my current favorite! The floral stamps alone are worth every cent. There are also very nice sentiments in a lovely font. While I only used the dies on a few cards today, they are begging me to create some more projects using them!

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I first started creating with Dahlia Days for a team event. We were given a challenge that required us to all use the same layout. This is the card that I created using Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya, and Soft Succulent.

The next challenge we were given was also a specific layout. Again, we could use whatever colors or stamps that we wanted. Additionally, we were required to use three different embossing folders!

Dahlia Days Cards Galore

I could not stop creating cards with this bundle. (And I still want to create some more!) You can see that I just had a great time allowing myself to become submerged in the process.

What did you think of today’s card project? I just loved that it had a little mystery to it! No two attempts will turn out exactly the same. I can’t wait to try it again and use a different stamp set and color palette!

As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

Card Supplies

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Join my team: https://www.thepolkadotlife.com/join-my-team/

Card Measurements:

  • Thick Basic White Cardstock: (2) 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Polished Pink Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Pale Papaya Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Basic Black Cardstock: (2) 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Basic White Cardstock: 5″ x 7 1/2″

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Hydrangea Hill

Working with the Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin’ Up is a dream! Both the stamped images and the Designer Series Papers are gorgeous. I just had to play with these goodies before they retire soon.

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I wanted to show you specifically how this design in the paper pack could be used to create cards very quickly. As a result of this technique, you have six beautiful cards in a matter of minutes!

More Hydrangea Hill Cards

On this card I used the Seaside Spray cardstock for the tag. I am going really miss this color! And the Detailed Band Dies are on clearance sale right now. They are an absolute steal!

This card features the Rococo Rose cardstock. I also ran the DSP through the embossing machine using the Subtles Folder. It really made the card look rich and sophisticated! I am happy with how things turned out.

As you can see, this suite of products can be used together to create many different styles of cards. The DSP is very appropriate for any card occasion. You would not likely find cards this beautiful in a store.

I used various sentiments today. But, the ones included in the suite are lovely. Who wouldn’t love receiving a card with this greeting? Getting a card for no reason at all is a great surprise!

As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative.

Sally

Card Supplies

You can shop my entire online store here: http://www.thepolkadotlife.com/shop/

Card Measurements

  • Basic White Thick Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Gorgeous Grape Cardstock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Highland Heather Cardstock: Piece large enough for your die choice
  • Basic White Cardstock: Piece large enough for your sentiment choice

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Posted For You

The Posted For You bundle is a sweet and tender stamp set and matching punch. It features airy images of florals and birds. These images can also be colored in many different ways. This card just makes me smile!

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More Posted For You Cards

While this is a very simple card to make, it is still graceful and elegant. This project will allow the beginner, casual, and avid crafters to be successful. You could leave the twine off the card, add gems, or even emboss the stamped layer. Additionally, you can choose from any of our colors and this design will work!

A handmade greeting card that is made using the Posted For You bundle by Stampin' UP.

I love the ribbon on this card. It is Blushing Bride in color. One side of the ribbon is a solid satin while the other side is a shimmer of gold thread. The ribbon goes well with both Rococo Rose and Blushing Bride. It is so elegant!

This card is very similar to the one made in the video. I used the same twine but I separated the strands and made a nest behind the postage stamp. All of my images were colored in with a Water Painter that I filled with alcohol and our inks. Sadly, I learned shortly after filming this video that this stamp set will be retiring. You will want to purchase it quickly!

Thank you so much for spending time with me today. Remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

Card Supplies

You can shop my entire online store here: http://www.thepolkadotlife.com/shop/

Card Measurements

  • Highland Heather: 5 1/5″ x 8 1/2″, scored and folded at 4 1/4″
  • Basic White: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (2)
  • Highland Heather: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″

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All Black and White Cards

I love black and white cards! Sometimes I like cards only black and white and other times I like a black and white DSP mixed in a card design to make the other colors pop! But, I feel that a lot of people skip right over this kind of DSP.

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Even More Cards

A vertical greeting card made using Stampin' Up products.

Black and white cards give me the immediate feeling of elegance. The same feelings brought on by a beautiful tuxedo. Additionally, our eyes are immediately drawn to images and embellishments on this style of card. The focus is created for us!

We have so many supplies available to us to make these cards! While you are at the shop page on my blog (http://www.thepolkadotlife.com/shop/), you can search for any color supply. This is a valuable tool when designing your cards. Don’t forget to take advantage of it!

A handmade, horizontal greeting card.  It is made with the True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up.

Paper Pumpkin Add-On Kit

Don’t forget that January 10th is the last day to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin for this month’s kit, Sending Hearts. It features 8 full size cards. And look at this adorable add-on kit! Those little snails are so cute. These would be a perfect project for all of the little people in your life. And the boxes look like they fit right in with today’s theme.

Now is actually a great time to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin. A prepaid 12-month subscription costs $220. That will also earn you FOUR FREE Sale-A-Bration gifts! A great deal!

Card Supplies

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Card Measurements

Basic Black Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″, Scored at 5 1/2″, Scrap for Sentiment Layer

Basic White Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″, Scrap for Sentiment

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Flower & Field by Stampin’ Up

It’s Sale-A-Bration time! Woooohooo! And the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper is one of our free gift offerings. It features Bumblebee, Cherry Cobbler, Flirty, Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Just Jade, Misty Moonlight, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Shaded Spruce, and So Saffron. Many of the patterns are placed on a Basic Black background. All of these colors unlock the possibilities of card design!

In today’s video I actually show you all of the current Sale-A-Bration offerings. So please be sure to check that out! Remember that they are all while supplies last. Additionally, when planning your orders, the free gifts are based on $50 and/or $100 product totals before shipping and tax. Check your totals to be sure that you are missing a free item simply because you need to order $1 more. (I speak from experience!) And you can find the host code for each month right on my blog. That can help you score more free things!

Are you just starting out? Today’s project is perfect for you! It is simple and fast! But casual and avid crafters can add layers and embellishments to their heart’s content! The Flower & Field DSP makes a stunning focal point for these cards.

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More Flower & Field Cards

The Many Messages Bundle is one of the items in the new January-June catalog. It stamps and cuts out 19 different sentiments all at once! Use the bundle a few times using different inks and paper to have proper sentiments for just the right occassion when you need a card in a hurry. Game changer!

As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

Card Measurements:

Basic Black: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″

DSP: Use your favorite 12′ x 12″ DSP. Cut 1 1/2″ strips from 3 coordinating prints. Cut 3″ pieces from each strip. Mix and match.

Cardstock Layer: 3 14″ x 5″, your choice of color

Whisper White Cardstock: 1 sheet for sentiments, 4 1/4″ x 5″ (4) for inside layers

Card Supplies:

Flower & Field DSP: https://bit.ly/3pRfC9r

Many Messages Bundle: https://bit.ly/359QOS2

Basic Black Cardstock: http://bit.ly/3hInszp

Granny Apple Green Cardstock:http://bit.ly/2Xe0QgA

Bumblebee Cardstock:http://bit.ly/2JKE1xW

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