A is for Accordion Fun Fold

Welcome to my ABC’s with Fun Folds series.  I am super excited about this series! I love fun fold cards (and boxes too)! Today I am showcasing an accordion fold card I made for my mom for Mother’s Day.


My mom loves red so the color was an obvious choice.  I used the different designs from the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Pack Stack as a backdrop for my letters. My inspiration for this fun fold came from a previous Paper Pumpkin kit a few years back, Layers of Gratitude. The kit contained accordion folded thank you cards and a little box to wrap them in.  I made my card with just 1 piece of 8 1/2 x 11 Real Red cardstock.  I cut 2 strips at 3 3/4 x 2 3/4.  I scored these at 2 3/4, 3 3/4, 5 1/2, 8 1/4. I was left with a strip measuring 1 x 11 which I used for a belly band to hold my card closed. The 8  DSP pieces measure 2 1/2 x 3 1/2.  I cut the letters out from Real Red cardstock using the Large Letters Framelits Dies.

I folded along the score lines in a mountain/valley fold and glued the two strips together by overlapping in the middle.  You are left with 7 spaces to decorate. Simply adhere the DSP then each of the letters. I stamped Happy and Day from the Crazy About You Stamp Set and adhered them with the inside sentiment. I think this will look nice on my mom’s bookcase where she displays photos and some of her favorite things.

I made a belly band with the leftover piece of 1 x 11 Real Red cardstock.  I simply wrapped it loosely around the closed card, cut the excess, and adhered it with Fast Fuse.  I used the Butterfly Basics Stamp Set to stamp and punch the sentiment. I attached it with Stampin’ Dimensionals. It makes such a pretty presentation and a nice surprise when you slide off the belly band and open.




Stamp Sets: Crazy About You (Retiring), Butterfly Basics  Ink: Real Red  Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Sending Love Designer Series Paper Pack Stack (Retiring)  Tools & Accessories: Large Letters Framelits Dies, Decorative Label Punch (Retiring)

This is a fun fold you could use for many occasions…you could spell out anything from Welcome to Congrats for a new baby, retirement, graduation, etc.  It could even be used to showcase photographs to keep in your purse or display on your desk or shelf.  So many possibilities with just 1 sheet of cardstock.

Congratulations to Susan K. for guessing the theme of this ABC series!!!  I will send you a pack of Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack.  The 6 x 6 paper is great to use for today’s project, cards, or the treat holders I showcased HERE! Thanks to everyone who played along!  I had so much fun reading your responses and I got lots of great ideas for future ABC series.  I hope you will enjoy this series as we work our way through the alphabet with some fun folds! I shared that my inspiration for today’s accordion fun fold came from one of my Paper Pumpkin kits.  Well, here’s your chance to start your own Paper Pumpkin subscription and SAVE 25% off your first 3 months!

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Have an Awesome day!

Just Stampin’


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W is for Watercolor Pencils

Welcome to my alphabet series showcasing some of the new products in the 2017 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs.Today I am showcasing the Watercolor Pencils. This is my favorite new item in the Occasions catalog!  I was so excited when I saw them featured on page 24 and couldn’t wait to get my hands on these! I shared previously a couple of projects I made using these.  You can see those projects HERE or HERE .  For this sweet Valentine card I used the watercolor pencils with the blender pen to color a heart cut from a piece of Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper.  You can get this paper for Free with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration (Jan. 4 – March 31).


My card base is 4 1/4 x 8 1/4 scored at 5 1/2.  The Designer Series Paper is from the Sending Love Paper Stack in the Occasions catalog. It is cut at 4 x 2 1/2.  I cut another piece at 2 1/4 x 6 to line the back of the envelope.


The inside panel is a piece of 4 x 5 1/4 red cardstock.  I used the heart framelits (retired) to cut the 4 different sized hearts but you could do the same thing with the Sweet & Sassy Framelits (I wish I had those!!!). I used the Sealed with Love Stamp Set to stamp the sentiments in real red ink. I popped the watercolored layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals and tucked the smaller heart behind. I added some Pearl Basic Jewels to the flowers and a white organza bow on top of the heart. This Valentine is ready to send!


In case you missed the video showcasing all the wonderful ways you can use these watercolor pencils you can watch it here.

These watercolor pencils have been so popular that they are currently out of stock! Oh no! Stampin’ Up! is expecting to get a large shipment in mid February. I love the way these pencils are Stampin’ Up! colors so they coordinate with our other products!


Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’




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