F is for Fun Fold Flap Card

Welcome to my ABC’s with Fun Folds series.  Today’s card is a Fun Fold Flap which I made into a gift card holder.


I love ice cream!!! One of my favorite places to go for ice cream is Sweet Frog.  Oh Yum!!! The frog from the Love You Lots Stamp Set was perfect for this card.  This hostess stamp set will be retiring at the end of this month.  I adore all the critters in this set!

Love You Lot Host Stamp Set

I stamped the frog in Basic Black on Shimmery White then colored it with my Aqua Painter and Wild Wasabi ink.  I punched it out with the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch. I also punched a 2″ Circle from Melon Mambo cardstock and adhered the two together.


My Wild Wasabi cardstock measures 4 1/4 x 9.  I scored it at 1 3/4 and 6.  I cut a 2 3/4 x 4 piece of Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper and adhered it to the front of my card. Then I centered the 2 inch Circle Punch over the score line on the inside of my card and punched.

I adhered a piece a piece of 4 x 4 Whisper White cardstock on the inside of my card. (It will cover part of the punched out circle.) I attached my layered circle on top making sure I could easily open and close the flap.  I used Tear & Tape to seal the flap on the bottom to make a pocket for the gift card. Then I cut a 1 1/2 x 4 piece of the confetti DSP and adhered it to the pocket.  I stamped the sentiments from the Cool Treats Stamp Set in Wild Wasabi ink. The small heart is punched from Melon Mambo cardstock.

I wrapped a piece of the NEW 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon (available June 1st) around the card and tied a bow.  You can easily slide it to open the card.  I love how you can see the adorable little frog when the card is opened and closed.


Stamp Sets: Love You Lots (retiring hostess set), Cool Treats  Ink: Wild Wasabi, Basic Black  Papers: Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper (retiring)  Tools & Accessories: 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, 2″ Circle Punch, Heart Punch, Aqua Painter, Min Chevron Ribbon, Tear & Tape Adhesive

I know several people who would love to receive this “Sweet Gift”.  We had an exchange student from Germany stay with us and she loved Sweet Frog as much as the rest of my family.



So many choices!!


What’s your favorite ice cream topping?

Have a Fantastic Day!

Just Stampin’


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Cool Treats

Stampin Up Cool Treats Gift Card Holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Today’s gift card holder is made using the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits and the Cool Treats Bundle. I find most teenagers hard to buy for.  They usually just want/need money.  I prefer to give a gift certificate or gift card and enjoy making fun cards to go with them.  After a ballgame the kids like to go to the local Friendly’s for a bite to eat and/or ice cream.  I chose the colors for my card from the gift card and Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Stampin Up Cool Treats Gift Card Holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

People often ask me how I choose my color combinations.  I get inspiration everywhere…clothes, bedding, home decor, catalogs, and even gift cards.  When I looked at this gift card, Watermelon Wonder and Peekaboo Peach popped out at me.  I pulled out cardstock in those 2 colors to start and made my gift card holder with a piece of 6 x 6 Peekaboo Peach.

Then I needed a belly band so I flipped through my designer series paper swatches (which I purchase from my upline, Susan Itell at simplestampin.com).  I keep them in a basket in my craft area and refer to them all the time!!


I thought the sprinkles pattern from the Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper would be perfect for this card.  The belly band measures 1 1/4 x 9.  I wrapped it loosely around the gift card holder and secured it with Fast Fuse adhesive.  (You want to make sure you have room for the gift card and can move it easily on and off.)


Next, I chose colors from the DSP to cut my ice cream scoops using the Frozen Treats Framelits. I cut the dish from another piece of DSP and popped it all up with Stampin’ Dimensionals on a Whisper White circle I cut from the Layering Circles Framelits.

Stampin Up Cool Treats Gift Card Holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

My projects seem to evolve as I work. I decided to emboss the inside of the card holder using the Confetti Embossing Folder to tie in the sentiment I wanted to use and the sprinkles on the DSP. My Whisper White measures 2 1/2 x 3 3/4.  I layered it on a piece of 2 5/8 x 3 7/8 Watermelon Wonder and adhered it to the inside of the card.


I hope today’s project inspires you to look for inspiration all around you.  I often sit down with an idea of what I want to make and half the time the project I end up with isn’t at all what I originally planned.  Don’t be afraid to use what you have and let your project evolve as you go.  I’m usually happy with the end result and the recipient doesn’t know I didn’t make what I originally planned.


Stamp Set: Cool Treats  Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Early Espresso, White Craft  Paper: Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper  Tools & Accessories: Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits (retiring), Frozen Treats Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Confetti Embossing Folder (retiring), Stampin’ Dimensionals

The Confetti Embossing Folder and the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits are retiring. They are available While Supplies Last! I use both of these a lot!!! Also, the Cool Treats stamp set and Frozen Treats Framelits will be in the new annual catalog; however, they will no longer be offered as a bundle. So… if you want to save an extra 10% you need to buy the bundle now before it’s too late!

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I hope you will check back tomorrow for more inspiration. I will be sharing swap cards I received showcasing the Cool Treats Bundle.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


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