P is for Pop Up Fun Fold

Welcome to my ABC’s with Fun Folds series. Today’s card is one I have made several times.  I love this Pop-Up fun fold!

Pop Up Fun Fold Card. For directions and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

I used the Affectionately Your Specialty Designer Series Paper for my card base.  This piece is a thick cardstock with copper embossing.  Oh how I love it! It is retiring tomorrow so if I were you I would stock up now…it’s even on sale!!! Click HERE to add this to your shopping cart.

To make the pop up card you need a piece of cardstock measuring 4 1/4 x 11. Score at 1, 2 3/4, 3 3/4, 5 1/2, 7 1/4, 8 1/4, 10. Line it up in the personal trimmer in the center (at the 5 1/2 inch score line) and trim from 3/4 inches – 3 1/2 inches. The arrow on the cutting blade makes  it easy to see where to cut.

Next, fold the cardstock along the center cut line and trim the opening with paper snips for a clean cut along the score line.  Then fold along all score lines. Apply Tear & Tape Adhesive along the top and bottom of the card base.

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I heat embossed the sentiment from Big on Birthdays on a piece of 2 1/2 x 5 1/4 Night of Navy cardstock using Copper Embossing Powder. I layered the sentiment on Flirty Flamingo cardstock that’s just 1/4″ larger (2 3/4 x 5 1/2). Notice how I stamped higher on the cardstock to make sure it would show when the card is sitting in the base.  I used the Star Blast Edgelits Dies (also retiring) to cut the design from Copper Foil.  I adhered it with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.

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The card slides up and down through the slot.  It’s so cool how it folds flat for mailing and is free standing once it is opened.  I wrapped some of the new Copper Trim around the card and tied a bow. I punched the flower from Flirty Flamingo cardstock using the Pansy Punch and stamped the center with VersaMark using the Love & Affection Stamp Set and heat embossed it before adhering it to the card front. I adhered a piece of 2 1.4 x 6″ piece of DSP to the envelope and trimmed the excess.

Here are some other Pop-Up cards I made previously using the Gift of Love Stamp Set (retiring May 31). You can click on the image to see the original post with lots photos.

Pop Up Fun Fold Card. For directions and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

Pop Up Fun Fold Card. For directions and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

Pop Up Fun Fold Card. For directions and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

I love this infinity shot of some of the ones I made for a card swap.

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Hope you get some time to play today!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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O is for Origami Fold

Welcome to my ABC’s with Fun Folds series. I have two origami cards for you today.  I have always loved origami ever since I was in elementary school. My fourth grade teacher introduced me to this and I would be in awe of everything she made.

My first origami fun fold is a shadow box fold in red, white, and blue in honor of Memorial Day.

Origami Fun Fold Card. For directions and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

This one is quick and easy to do. I started with the Whisper White note cards & envelopes and added a 2 x 5 strip of Night of Navy across the middle.  My DSP measures 4 x 4.  I folded it in half and creased with my bone folder.  Then I opened it and folded it in half in the opposite direction. Next, I folded the points to where the fold lines intersect and creased each time with the bone folder.  Then I took each tip and folded it back to the edge and creased with the bone folder.

I adhered this to the center of my note card.  Then I cut a navy star using the smallest star from the Star Framelits (retiring May 31). I attached this to the center with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

Origami Fun Fold Card. For directions and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

That’s all there is to it.  You could easily make a bunch of these in no time at all.  A set of 20 note cards & envelopes is only $6.  There are many variations you could do with this design…just changing out the DSP would give it a totally different look.  Add a flower, heart, or sentiment in the center or even turn it so it is a diamond shape instead of a square.  It’s definitely a fun fold that’s fun to make!

Origami Fun Fold Card. For directions and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

This next origami fold is a little more time consuming but still fairly easy to do and lots of fun. This card makes a statement when you open it!

Start with a piece of 8 x 8 cardstock and score at 2 & 6 on both sides.

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Fold all score lines using a bone folder.  Fold again in the opposite direction. (This will allow the folds to fold easily.) Mark the center at 4″.  Fold each corner into the center. Notice how the score lines line up. Fold using a bone folder.

Unfold the cardstock with the square in front of you. Push the sides (with the large triangles) in with your fingers on the fold and push the square down to make it flat. Do this on all four sides.

 

Next, take the inside corners and fold over, folding each in half to form triangles. Make sure to line up all the edges and points and crease with a bone folder.

Next you can decorate as you like.

Cut (2) 2 1/2″ squares of DSP.   Cut these in half from point to point to make 4 large triangles.  *When cutting from points it is best to place your blade in the center and cut up and down rather than try to start at the point.

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Cut (8) 1 3/4″ squares of DSP and cut in half to make 16 small triangles.

Cut a 3 1/2″ square to stamp your sentiment and layer with a 3 3/4″ square.

Adhere these to the card base.

Origami Fun Fold Card. For directions and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

The belly band measures 9 x 1 1/4 with a 9 x 1 strip of DSP.  Wrap lightly around the card and adhere.  You want to make sure you can slide it on and off easily.

The DSP diamond on the front is a 1 3/4″ square layered on a 2″ square. I embossed and fussy cut the flower from the Floral Affection Embossing Folder and attached it on the front.

Origami Fun Fold Card. For directions and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

This card fits in a regular envelope. (I plan to hand deliver mine.)

Many of the products I used on today’s cards are retiring…Affectionately Your Specialty Designer Series Paper, Floral Affection Embossing Folder, and the Star Framelits.  Check out my online store to SAVE on these products and more before they are gone for good! (*The Brights Designer Series Paper Stack used on my first card is already sold out!)

Have an Outstanding Day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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You’re Invited To My Card Funeral

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I really love the simplicity of this sympathy card and I will be mourning the loss of the products used the create it.  Yesterday Stampin’ Up! posted the retirement list and the Crumb Cake Note Cards (133766), Floral Affection Embossing Folder (#141713), and Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (#141632) are all on the retiring products list and only available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.  I love these products!  The good news is some of these are on sale so you can take advantage and get a good deal! Don’t wait though as retiring products tend to sell out fast (especially if they are on sale)!

The base of my card is a Crumb Cake Note Card.  You’ve heard me say before how these are such a great deal (20 note cards & envelopes for $6).  I added a layer of Whisper White which measures 3 x 4 1/2.  I embossed this piece with the Floral Affection Embossing Folder and adhered a layer of 1 1/4 x 3 DSP along the left edge.  I stamped the sentiment from Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set in Momento Black ink (also retiring).  I wrapped some Whisper White Baker’s Twine, tied a bow, and adhered this layer to my card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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I have used the embossing folders in this set on several cards in the past.  Before they “Rest In Peace” let’s take a look down Memory Lane at some cards I’ve created with the Floral Affection Embossing Folders.

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Stampin’ Up! note cards with Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper and Floral Affection Embossing Folders
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Stampin’ Up! Affectionately Yours Suite
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Stampin’ Up! Number of Years Stamp Set and Floral Affection Embossing Folder
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Stampin’ Up! Floral Affection embossed and colored birthday card.   www.juststampin.com

 I hope you enjoyed this little trip down Memory Lane with the Floral Affection embossing folders.  I will miss them!!! They are replacing the Crumb Cake note cards & envelopes with Very Vanilla so I am OK with that though I would rather just have all 3 colors to choose from.  🙂

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie