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Pull Through Accordion Fun Fold Card

You all know that I love a good fun fold card. And this Pull Through Accordion Fun Fold Card is SO fun and easy. In fact, this fold is so simple that I was able to make TEN examples for you!

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Today’s card uses the Happiest Day stamp set. I was the most excited to play with this set. This fun fold allowed me to break out many of my newest stamp sets and dies as a test drive. It was a great way to get acquainted with my new friends. :) The inside of the cards gives you plenty of space for decorating.

When I was putting away my supplies, I realized I used the wrong stamp on my card! Two very similar ones were on my desk, and I grabbed the wrong “sparkle” stamp. No wonder it didn’t look right to me! Ha! At least our stamps mix well together. :)

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Do you have a favorite card? Or a favorite new stamp set? Please leave a comment and let me know! I enjoyed getting to know the new sets, colors, and papers from the 2024-2025 Annual Catalog. I hope you do as well.

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

Sally

Card Supplies

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Card Measurements

  • Petunia Pop Cardstock: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″
  • Basic White Cardstock: 6″ x 5″, score at 2″ and 4″; (2) 2″ x 1/2″, score at 1″; 2 1/4″ x 3″; scrap for sentiment
  • Summer Splash Cardstock: 3 3/4″ x 2 1/2″
  • Designer Series Paper: 4″ x 5 1/4″

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Nature’s Sweetness by Stampin’ Up

Let’s play with the Nature’s Sweetness Suite Collection! It is featured in the 2024 Spring Mini Catalog by Stampin’ Up. There are two bundles in the collection along with Specialty Designer Paper, trim, and cork embellishments.

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Sadly, the Notes of Nature Bundle, trim, and embellishments will be retiring. But, the Lovely & Sweet Bundle and the Specialty Designer Series Paper will be carried over. Yay!

In the video, I mentioned that I forgot to rough up the edges of the Basic White cardstock. Here is a picture of my original card. You can also see what a difference there is in the colored image. My new Old Olive Stampin’ Blend marker is so much darker!

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One of the things I love about the collection is that you can create both earthy and elegant cards. I had so much fun playing and creating both types. If you purchase these products, I hope that you also have the best time playing and creating. :)

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

Sally

Nature’s Sweetnes Card Supplies

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Card Measurements

  • Basic White Cardstock: (2) 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Pecan Pie Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″‘; 2 3/4″ x 3/4″
  • Designer Series Paper: 4″ x 5 1/4″; 2 1/2″ x 5/8″; scrap for inside

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Latte Love Swap Cards

It is time for Stampin’ Up’s OnStage in Houston, Texas! And I wanted to show you my Latte Love Swap Cards. Swapping cards with other stampers is a fun way to meet new friends and get new ideas.

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This fun fold is called a vertizontal card. That is because its base goes both directions. The name sounds like it would be complicated. However, it is very quick and easy!

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We will get to see the new 2024-2025 Annual Catalog at OnStage, the newest InColors, and over 3,000 other stampers. It will be so much fun! Join my team and you can get in on all the fun next year!

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

Sally

Card Supplies

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Card Measurements

  • Petal Pink Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 10″, score at 4 1/4″ and 8 1/2″; 1″ x 4″
  • Pecan Pie Cardstock: 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • Basic White Thick Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Little Latte Designer Series Paper: 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″; 1 1/4″ x 4″ and co-ordinating piece 1″ x 3 3/4″

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Carnival Treats By Stampin’ Up

The Carnival Treats stamp set is a host-only set. It can only be purchased using Stampin’ Rewards. There are 7 cling stamps and the set is $14. Donuts, popcorn, cotton candy, a hot dog, a candy apple, and a drink are the featured images.

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I like that the images in this set can be stamped in any color you want! This means you can match any Designer Series Paper. :)

However, I didn’t know where to begin. Sometimes we just need to sit down and play!

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At any rate, I was so happy with where the creative process led me. Which one of these cards is your favorite? I think that the popcorn one is mine.

I hope my ideas inspired you to give this stamp set a try. Or even just the general layout. Most of all, I hope you never set aside a stamp set simply because it intimidates you! Sit down and play with reckless abandon. You just might surprise yourself.

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

Sally

Card Supplies

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Card Measurements

  • Lemon Lolly Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Balmy Blue Cardstock: 4 1/8″ x 11″;, score at 2 7/8″. Flip the cardstock and score at 2 3/4″ on the other end.
  • DSP: 4″ x 2 5/8″
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (Inside); 2 3/4″ square or a die-cut shape.

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Adoring Hearts by Stampin’ Up

Today’s card features the Adoring Hearts Stamp Set and the Most Adored Specialty Designer Series Paper by Stampin’ Up. The stamp set is featured in the 2024 Spring Mini Catalog. The DSP is a free Sale-A-Bration offering with a qualifying $50 purchase through February 2024.

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I love making fun fold cards! And this one is no exception. It actually looks very complicated. However, it is very simple to make. The first thing I love about this card is that I can showcase three different DSP patterns. Secondly, there is a lot of space for stamping. Lastly, the cute little cut out detail on the spine.

Inside Of The Adoring Hearts Card

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As you can see, this is a super versatile card layout. Please take it and make a card with supplies that you already own! And then bless someone in your life by sending it to them.

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

Sally

Card Supplies

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Card Measurements

  • Flirty Flamingo Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/4″, scored at 1″, 2″, 3″, and 4″; 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″; 3″ x 4″
  • Real Red Cardstock: 2 1/2″ x 2 3/4″; 2 3/4″ x 3 1/4″; 2 1/2″ x 4 1/4″
  • Basic White Cardstock: 2 1/4″ x 2 1/2″; 2 1/2″ x 3″; 2 1/4″ X 4″
  • DSP: 2 3/4″ X 3 3/4″; 3 1/4″ X 4 1/2″; 4″ X 5 1/4″

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Ice Cream Swirl by Stampin’ Up

Our new mini catalog has now launched and I am so excited! If you look at the cover, you will see a project that was made with the Ice Cream Swirl Bundle. That is what we are going to use today for our cards!

Today’s Video

The cold weather has settled here in Alabama. I am not a fan of winter! Oddly enough, the Ice Cream Swirl Bundle just made me think of warmer days ahead. I know…ice cream is COLD! Ha. Working with the pastel colors of the Lighter Than Air Designer Series Paper along with the very bright ink colors just made me smile on this dreary day.

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Getting a card in the mail is always a nice surprise. But, taking the time to decorate the insides and envelopes of your cards just elevates that entire experience!

One thing that I forgot to mention in the video was that I did use a sponge dauber to add some Pecan Pie Ink to the edges of my cones. I felt it added some needed dimension.

This bundle has so many options. Today’s projects don’t even begin to scratch the surface of what you can make! I hope that you take some time to settle in and play with this new bundle. Everyone from the beginner stamper to the avid crafter will enjoy using it to create cards, tags, gifts, and scrapbook pages.

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

Sally

Supplies

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Card Measurements

  • Bubble Bath Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/4″, scored at 1 1/2″ and 2 1/2″ on each end
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3 ” x 5 1/4″, one sheet for blending/stamping (or color of your choice)
  • DSP: 3″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP: (2) 1 1/4″ x 5 1/4″, scrap for inside sentiment

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So Very Merry by Stampin’ Up

The So Very Merry Stamp Set is part of the Online Exclusives Collection by Stampin’ Up. What this means is that this set is not featured in any publication. Also, supplies are usually while supplies last. Sometimes products will be reordered by the home office and sometimes they will not. I knew when I first saw this set that I wanted to buy it. I love coloring with our Stampin’ Blend Markers and the images are perfect for coloring!

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The colors I used for today’s projects are Crushed Curry, Granny Apple Green, and Poppy Parade. However, please keep in mind that this layout works with any colors and/or stamp sets of your choosing! You can even vary the sizes of your cardstock strips to use up any extra scraps you might have on hand.

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I hope that you were inspired with today’s project. Coloring is very therapeutic for me. Do you feel the same way? As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

World Cardmaking Day Replay:

Here is the link to the replay: https://www.stampinup.com/portal/happening-now/wcmd-2023 I am not sure how long this link will be available.

Card Supplies:

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Card Measurements:

  • Granny Apple Green Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″; 1″ x 6″
  • Basic White Cardstock: (2) 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Poppy Parade Cardstock: 1″ x 6″
  • Crushed Curry Cardstock: 1″ x 6″

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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.

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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

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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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Earthen Elegance by Stampin’ Up

I will be honest. The Earthen Elegance Suite Collection was not initially on my radar to purchase. However, after seeing what some people had created with the suite, I decided to try it.

Today’s Video Tutorial

First, I stamped a bunch of different images in various colors. Second, I cut out those shapes and other die cuts. And lastly, I started putting some cards together. The first two steps really helped to get my inspiration going! I highly recommend doing this if you aren’t sure where to start.

Another thing that I like to do is look at other stamp and die sets to see if there is anything that would work well with my chosen suite or set. For example, in today’s card, I pulled in the Darling Details dies. And I even ended up using the negative piece instead of the main die cut.

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I created cards that would mostly fall into the Casual, Avid, and Artfully Avid categories with this suite. What category do you most identify with? I feel that I can fall into any and/or all of these categories on any given day. Don’t limit yourself! Which card is your favorite?

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope to see you again soon. As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

Card Supplies

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Card Measurements

  • Pretty Peacock Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • DSP: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ for card front
  • DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″ for die cut image
  • Scraps: Desired paper for die cuts
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″

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Radiating Stitches Dies by Stampin’ Up

The Radiating Stitches Dies by Stampin’ Up are part of the Online Exclusives offerings. Stampin’ Up has not indicated how long these dies will be available. They will not be in any official publications.

Today’s Video

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I wanted to show you just how easy these dies are to use! That is why I decided to create these quick and easy cards. While I didn’t use any stamps in today’s project, You could definitely incorporate these shapes into your card designs. Additionally, you can use just one shape or layer them up as I did in today’s video.

Do you have a favorite 2023-2025 In Color? While this class of colors do not necessarily all go together at once, I believe that they are a wonderful addition to our refreshed core line of colors.

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

Sally

Card Supplies

Radiating Stitches Dies: https://bit.ly/3V14zeB

Basic White Thick Cardstock: https://bit.ly/3bm4BJ1

Moody Mauve Cardstock: I cannot link these until May 2nd

Boho Blue Cardstock: I cannot link these until May 2nd

Pebbled Path Cardstock: I cannot link these until May 2nd

Wild Wheat Cardstock: I cannot link these until May 2nd

Copper Clay Cardstock: I cannot link these until May 2nd

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Card Measurements

Basic White Thick Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″

Colored Cardstock: Pieces large enough to die-cut your desired shapes.

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