I love to make fun fold cards and this one looks more complicated than it is. These pretty poppies make a sweet card for a friend.
Materials & Measurements
Old Olive Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ for base, 1″ x 4 1/4″ for sentiment layer
Basic White Cardstock: 3/4″ x 4″ to stamp sentiment, 2″ x 3 1/2″ to stamp poppies and cut with Stitched Rectangle Dies
Ribbon: ~10″ to wrap and tie knot
I stamped the Poppies in Black Memento Ink and colored with Old Olive and Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends. The sentiment from Peaceful Moments is stamped in Old Olive Ink. I still love this polka dot tulle ribbon even though it is retired. You can view the list of products used below.
Click HERE to view the photo tutorial along with another card showcasing this fun fold.
What do you think of this fun fold? I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment below.
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I spent the weekend making valentines. It was so cold out even our sweet dog, Bo, didn’t want to go out! He is so funny…you have to practically drag him out the door when it’s cold or rainy. I bribe him with treats. My husband takes him walking when it’s cold out. (I am just like Bo and don’t want to go out and freeze! LOL)
Here’s a look at some of the valentine cards I made.
I love the sentiments in the Country Bouquet stamp set!!! This set can be used for all your valentines (friends, family, coworkers, etc.) I can see using “Just wanted to say…” all year long for many different occasions! This set has a lot of versatility and I knew I would be adding it to my collection.
The Country Bouquet Punch which is part of the bundle is backordered until mid April but I actually found I didn’t need it to create some pretty cards. I used the hearts from the Heart Punch Pack to punch from the beautiful Country Floral Lane Designer Series Paper. You could also stamp and fussy the hearts or cut the hearts from the DSP if you like. So many choices!
Each of my cards are a little different. The card base and layers are all the same. I played around with adding different elements. Here’s a close up of each card.
I love this petal pink ribbon. It is so soft and adds a wonderful texture to this card. I added a mint macaron leaf I punched from the Bough Punch.
I love using this nontraditional balmy blue for a valentine! The mini heart was stamped from the stamp set and cut out. My favorite piece on this card is the pretty scallop at the bottom from the Painted Labels Dies. There are so many great dies in that set which is why it is one of my favorite die sets!
For this card I used some of the hearts and leaves from the Designer Series Paper to embellish the front. I also added that pretty die again from the Painted labels Dies.
Here’s the basic details to make these cards.
Measurements & Details
Cardbase (Balmy Blue, Sweet Sorbet, Petal Pink): 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
Basic White layer: 3 3/4 x 5
Country Floral Lane DSP: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″
Cardstock Layer: 2 3/4 x 3 1/2
Basic White layer: 2 5/8 x 3 3/8 embossed (I used the retired Subtle embossing Folder)
Additional cardstock and DSP to punch hearts and embellish
Basic White strip: 1/2 x 4 to stamp sentiment and trim as desired
Basic White: 4 x 5 1/4 for inside sentiment
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Yesterday, I shared some Valentine Treats I made. If you missed that post you can view it HERE. These cards coordinate with the Valentine treats..
So which one is your favorite? I’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment below.
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Before I get to the blog candy winner I have another “book binding” fun fold card to share with you. I am hooked on this fun fold design and wanted to use it to make valentines for my book club members and friends.
I’m excited to be back with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge Design Team. You can look for a new challenge board every Thursday and I hope you’ll join the fun and create something using elements from the board. I’m on Team O; however, I’m playing along with Team X’s challenge board this week.
Can you guess which way I made Tic Tac Toe?
I used ALL the elements from this board to create Tic Tac Toe 8 different ways! That’s what I love about this challenge…it is so easy to pick 3 (or more) and create something!
I used one of my favorite die sets that carried over from the Holiday Mini Catalog, Cottage Wreaths Dies. (This set isn’t featured in the new catalog; however, it is still available online. *You can click on the product link below to view in my online store.) I combined the dies with the perfect sentiments from a new favorite stamp set, Country Bouquet. It had what I “just wanted to say”…
The floral patterned paper is from the Regency Park 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper and can be found in the new Jan- April Mini Catalog. From florals and polka dots to stripes and everything in between, you’ll love the options!
Here are the details to make this card:
Card Base (Sweet Sorbet): 11 X 4-1/4, score at 4 1/4 & 5 1/2
Cardstock Layer 1 (Petal Pink): 4 x 4, 1 x 4
Designer Series Paper (Regency Park): 3 7/8 x 3 7/8, 7/8 x 3 7/8, 2 x 6 (for envelope flap)
Cardstock Layer 2 (Sweet Sorbet): 3 x 3
Cardstock Layer 3 (Basic White): 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 Cut with Stitched Greenery Die
Wreath: 3 x 3 Sweet Sorbet & Petal Pink cut with Cottage Wreaths Die, Sweet Sorbet & Soft Succulent scraps to cut bow, and greenery, Basic White 1/2 x 2 3/4 to stamp sentiment in Sweet Sorbet Ink
Petal Pink 3/8″ Soft Polyester Ribbon: 2 pieces cut at 2 1/2″ each and adhered behind sentiment
Inside Layer (Basic White): 4 x 4
I added Heart Pearls around the wreath and a 2021-2023 In Color Opal Round to the center of the bow. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the Die Cut layer and the sentiment.
My daughter is an avid reader and collects books. One of her goals is to have a large home library (She is well on her way!). Here is the card I made for her using a sentiment from Lovely You stamp set.
You can add just about any sentiment to this card to send to anyone! I love to customize and personalize each one! The wreath dies can be used all year long for many different occasions!
I LOVED reading all your comments and book suggestions the other day! My reading list has grown!! The winner of the blog candy surprise is ……. Margie Wight! Congratulations Margie!
Are you wondering what the surprise is?
An exclusive Stampin’ Up! “book” bag! It even has a pocket on the front for me to tuck in a “book binding” fun fold card. I’ve attended many Stampin’ Up! conventions over the years and received many bags. I hope you will enjoy it to carry your books, groceries, cards, stamp sets, etc. Email me (email@example.com) and I will put your gift and card in the mail.
Thanks so much to all who took the time to leave a comment and share your recent book reviews. If you missed that post (with another fun fold card & gift idea), you can view it HERE.
To check out what the design team members created using this weeks challenge board CLICK HERE. I hope your will get creative and enter this week’s tic tac toe challenge! You have until Thursday at noon CST to submit your entries. If you have questions or need help feel free to contact me!
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