Stepping It Up with a Shadowbox Fun Fold

Yesterday I shared a simple card I made for my sister inspired by a photo of us.  You can see that post HERE.  Today’s card is a fun fold Shadowbox using the same elements.

Stampin Up Fun Fold Shadowbox card using High Tide and So Many Shells Stamp Sets and Seasonal Layers Thinlits. For inspiration, directions, and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

It’s no secret that I love fun folds.  They are so much easier to make than it looks.  I have made this shadowbox fun fold before but I learned a new way from a fellow demonstrator, Julie DiMatteo. Start with a piece of cardstock cut at 4 1/4 x 11. Score on the long side at 1/2, 1, 4 1/2, 5, 5 1/2, 6, 6 1/2, 10, 10 1/2. Fold along the score lines back and forth accordion style. I stamped the sand and grasses along the bottom of the front of the card much like I did yesterday. Then I used the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut out the center.  I stamped and sponged the water on the inside part before adding Tear & Tape to adhere the card together.

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A simple fun fold that’s quick & easy to make.  I’m loving this High Tide Stamp Set! Here’s both cards side by side. Which one do your prefer, simple or stepped up?

Stampin Up Fun Fold Shadowbox card using High Tide and So Many Shells Stamp Sets and Seasonal Layers Thinlits. For inspiration, directions, and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

Stamp Sets: High Tide, So Many Shells  Ink: Dapper Denim, Sahara Sand, Old Olive Papers: Soft Sky, Sahara Sand  Tools & Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Glue Dots, Tear & Tape

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Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Sisters By The Sea

I have another two day post to share with you.  My card today is very simple and was inspired by this recent photo of me and my sister sitting in her backyard.

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Here’s my card.

Simple card using Stampin Up High Tide Stamp Set and Seasonal Layers Thinlits. For cards, inspiration, and supplies visit www.juststamping.com

This card is all about the stamping! I LOVE the High Tide Stamp Set and have used it for many cards. (You know how I love the beach and lighthouses!)

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The photopolymer stamps make it so easy to see where you stamp. This was quick & easy to do as I didn’t overthink it and just stamped. I started by stamping the sand along the bottom in Sahara Sand ink. I  stamped off once so it would just be a little color on top of the Soft Sky cardstock.  Then I stamped the water in Dapper Denim ink and sponged lightly using a sponge dauber. I stamped the grass in Old Olive and just kept filling in the spaces until I was happy with the look.

Simple card using Stampin Up High Tide Stamp Set. For cards, inspiration, and supplies visit www.juststamping.com

The sentiment is from another favorite stamp set of mine, So Many Shells.

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I love the sentiments (as well as the shells) in this stamp set. This saying couldn’t be any more perfect for my sister! It even has an inside sentiment to go with it!

All that was left was to cut out the chairs from Sahara Sand cardstock using the Seasonal Layers Thinlits. I adhered them with a few glue dots. What do you think? Check back tomorrow to see my stepped up version.

I have four sisters and a brother. They are the best gifts my parents ever gave us! All my siblings, nieces and nephews, and now my son (who moved in March) live in Massachusetts.  That means I have lots of people to visit when I come north. I have had a wonderful month long vacation with family and friends and will be heading home this week with lots of memories to cherish.

Here’s some more ideas using the High Tide Stamp Set.

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Click HERE or HERE to see some Fun Fold cards I created using the High Tide Stamp Set.

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Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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T is for Tunnel Fold

Welcome to my ABC’s with Fun Folds series. Today’s fun fold is a Tunnel card.  It is so cool when you open it up to reveal the “tunnel” on the inside of the card.

Stampin Up Fun Fold Tunnel Card using High Tide stamp set. For directions, supplies, and inspiration visit www.juststampin.com

Stampin Up Fun Fold Tunnel Card using High Tide stamp set. For directions, supplies, and inspiration visit www.juststampin.com

I love lighthouses! When I first saw the High Tide Stamp Set I knew I had to have it. I enjoy visiting lighthouses during our travels and learning the history of each. I made this card for my husband for Father’s Day.  I am usually very last minute; however, this year I am going to be away for Father’s Day so I needed to make his card before I left. I love this sentiment from High Tide…it works for Father’s Day as well as other occasions. Parenting is not always easy and it helps to have someone to support you with the tough decisions. I feel like we got lucky in the kid department…we are blessed with two wonderful children and we are so proud of both of them.

Let’s get to today’s card…

You need two 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ sheets of card stock. The “window” piece is scored at 2-1/8, 4-1/4″ & 6-3/8″. I used Shimmery White and Marina Mist.

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Die cut a window in the center of the window piece (I used the Layering Circles Framelits).

The “base” piece is stamped before folded in half. I did a watercolor wash on the top portion of my card using Soft Sky Ink and my Aqua Painter. I stamped the water with Marina Mist ink then sponged it with a sponge dauber.

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Adhere the left panel and the right panel of the window piece to the base piece.

Decorate the front of the card as you like.  I used Shimmery White cardstock and did the same watercolor wash, stamping, and sponging as I did on the inside. I used Sahara Sand around the base of my lighthouse. The lighthouse is a two step stamp.  I used Dapper Denim and Smoky Slate then fussy cut the lighthouse.

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I stamped the sentiment from Crazy About You in Marina Mist and layered this piece on a piece of 4 x 5 1/4 Marina Mist. I wrapped some Linen Thread and tied and bow before adhering it to the card base. It really is a simple card with a WOW factor when you open it! Some simple stamping on the envelope flap and it’s done! (A week ahead…I think this might be a record for me!! LOL)

Stampin Up Fun Fold Tunnel Card using High Tide stamp set. For directions, supplies, and inspiration visit www.juststampin.com

Stamp Sets: High Tide, Crazy About You Inks: Marina Mist, Sahara Sand, Dapper Denim, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight  Papers: Marina Mist, Shimmery White  Tools & Accessories: Layering Circles Framelits, Sponge Daubers, Aqua Painter, Linen Thread

During my last alphabet series I had a quiz for the letter Q.  The school year is almost over so it’s time for a test. Let’s have some fun for a chance to win a special treat. (Yes, only a teacher would think taking a test is fun!) Below are some photos from a few of the lighthouses I have visited during our travels. Leave a comment with your answers and I will choose a winner using random.org. Good Luck!

  1. Where was the first lighthouse built in the United States? (Hint: It is the state where I grew up.)
  2. What is the name of the lighthouse pictured below and where is it located? (Hint: It is the tallest lighthouse in the U.S.)

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3.  Where is this lighthouse located? (What country? Hint: Use your observation skills!)

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4. What state are both of these lighthouses located? a) Maine b) Georgia c) North Carolina

5. On what island is this lighthouse located? (Hint: It’s the setting for Anne of Green Gables.)

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6. On which Massachusetts island is this lighthouse located? (Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket?)

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7. The location of this lighthouse is one of my favorite places to visit.  Where is it? a) Cape Cod, Massachusetts  b) Cape May, New Jersey  c) Bar Harbor, Maine

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8. The location of this lighthouse is one of my favorite places to visit.  Where is it? a) Cape Cod, Massachusetts  b) Cape May, New Jersey  c) Bar Harbor, Maine

 

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I hope you enjoyed these photos of different lighthouses. I apologize for the quality… I was in a hurry and just took a photo of a photo for these directly from my scrapbooks. (I wish I was a better photographer!)   I hope this inspires you to have fun with the High Tide Stamp Set! Don’t forget to leave a comment with your answers.  I will announce the winner on Monday.  You have until 11 pm (EST) Sunday evening to enter!

I almost forgot… T is also for Tic Tac Toe! Our very first Tic Tac Toe Challenge begins this Thursday, June 8th! That’s tomorrow! Visit us now to read up on the rules so you are ready to play along with us and s-t-r-e-t-c-h your creativity!

 

Have a terrific day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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