Fun Fold Swap Card from Susan

I’m excited to share another beautiful card from my Fun Fold Card Swap! You are in for a treat as I share each of these cool fun folds. The collection of cards I’ll be sharing might not have current Stampin’ Up! products, but every card gives good ideas for color combinations, layouts, and techniques. Let the inspiration continue…

Stampin Up fun fold birthday card with Sheltering Tree stamp set. Created by Susan Kuenzel for Just Stampin' Fun Fold Card Swap. For more Fun Fold card ideas visit
Card created by Susan Kuenzel

Susan made a Fun Fold Lever card using the Sheltering Tree Stamp set.  This card reminds me of my childhood…I always rode my bike everywhere! I love the way she carried the grass and flowers across the bottom of the inside piece.  There’s still plenty of room to stamp or write a message on the inside with this fun fold design.

Stampin Up fun fold birthday card with Sheltering Tree stamp set. Created by Susan Kuenzel for Just Stampin' Fun Fold Card Swap. For more Fun Fold card ideas visit
Happy Birthday Fun Fold Lever Card Created by Susan Kuenzel

I love the green and red color combination with Early Espresso. The Sheltering Tree Stamp set is photopolymer which makes it easy to see when doing two-step stamping like Susan did on her card. (Click on the stamp image to purchase from my online store.)

Sheltering Tree stamp set
Sheltering Tree Stamp Set Item # 137163 $25


Stampin Up fun fold birthday card with Sheltering Tree stamp set. Created by Susan Kuenzel for Just Stampin' Fun Fold Card Swap. For more Fun Fold card ideas visit
Fun Fold Birthday Card created by Susan Kuenzel using Sheltering Tree Stamp Set

Susan even made a beautiful envelope to coordinate. You can find the directions to make a fun fold lever card on my blog (L is for a Lever Fun Fold with Butterfly Basics) by clicking HERE.

Please leave a comment below to let Susan know how much you love her fun fold creation (especially if you are the lucky person who received this in the swap). Thanks again to everyone who participated!  It was so much fun getting “Happy Mail”! Check back tomorrow for another fun fold swap card. I plan to showcase all of the cards while I am away on vacation so you will continue to be inspired!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


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A simple Thinking of You Card

I had a request to make a simple thinking of you card.  Here is my card.

Thinking of you sentiment from Sheltering Tree Stamp set

I started with a piece of Sahara Sand for my card base. (This is my go to neutral.)  I stamped the flowers and leaves from the Birthday Blossoms stamp set onto the card base using Memento Black ink. I stamped more leaves on Mint Macaron cardstock and the flower on a scrap of Whisper White.  I punched the flower out with the Pansy Punch and fussy cut the leaves with my Paper Snips (Love these scissors!).  I attached the leaves with glue dots and the flower is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a Rhinestone Basic Jewel in the center of the white flower and stamped my envelope to match. Quick & easy!  I hope it meets the simple card request.

Simple Thinking of You card

Stamp sets: Birthday Blossoms, Sheltering Tree  Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black  Papers: Sahara Sand, Mint Macaron, Whisper White  Tools & Accessories: Pansy Punch, Paper Snips, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

You could easily change the sentiment on this card for birthday, sympathy, thank you, just a note, etc. I love getting requests for cards.  What would you like to see next?

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’



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S is for Serene Scenery DSP Stack

Welcome to the ABC’s with DSP!  This month I am featuring projects showcasing Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper. Today I am using the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack to make a card for my sister.  This convenient 6″x 6″ size is perfect for card fronts, small gifts, and tags.  You get 48 sheets: 4 each of 12 double-sided designs. One side has nature and textile photography; the other side is coordinating graphic imagery.


This photo does not do the paper justice at all!  In fact, I admit I passed it over in the catalog again and again thinking it is not for me. (I’ve since changed my mind!) Check out this 1 minute video to get a better view of the paper in this stack and see some sample ideas (even some home decor).

When I finally got my hands on this DSP I was blown away by the realistic prints.  I love photography and wish I was better at capturing images in the right light. My inspiration for today’s card is the view from my sister’s new “dream home”.

I would have to pinch myself if I woke up to this every morning.  Aaaahhh!  Here’s my card…

Double Window Pane with Hearth & Home Thinlits and Serene Scenery DSP

I wanted to make a larger window to look more like my inspiration and show more of the view from my sister’s windows.  To do this you have to make sure the cutting plate does not cover all the way to the end of the die. I added some photos below so you can see how I cut the window die with the Big Shot.  I placed the cutting pad just short from covering the die on the right hand side the first time I ran the die through the Big Shot. You can see how it cut the die only where I placed the cutting pad on top.  Then I lined the die up and placed the cutting pad on top making sure not to cover all the way on the left this time.

It’s easier to do than it sounds and you end up with a nice large window to fill your card front.  I saw a card on Pinterest doing this for a tall window and I just adapted the idea to make mine wide instead.  I added a sentiment from Sheltering Tree and to make it even more realistic I decided to add a window sheet which I attached with glue dots.

I stamped grass from the Wetlands Stamp set in Old Olive ink.  I used a sticky note to mask part of the stamp as I didn’t want tall grass everywhere. I adhered the DSP to the window sheet then popped the window up with foam adhesive strips. I love how it turned out and hope my sister likes it too!  What a view!

Matching envelope with Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack

Stamp Sets: Wetlands, Sheltering Tree  Inks: Crumb Cake, Old Olive  Papers: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack  Tools & Accessories: Hearth & Home Thinlits, Big Shot, Foam Adhesive Strips

Here’s some more ideas using other designs from the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper.



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Thanks for stopping by! What does your view look like today? I’ll be looking at smiling faces from my sweet 4 year old students in the morning and beautiful fall leaves in the afternoon as I help my friends do some yard work for a family that needs our support.  Leave me a comment.  I love hearing from you!

Just Stampin’