Q is for Quarter Fold

Welcome to my ABC’s with Fun Folds series. Today’s fun fold card is quite different, a Quarter Fold. It’s quick & easy to make and you fold it like you would a packing box.

Stampin Up Fun Fold card using Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper and Designer Tin of Cards Stamp Set.. For more fun fold cards, directions, and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

This card showcases the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper.  Today is your last chance to get this paper before it retires. The bright fun colors of this card just scream birthday to me. I used the Designer Tin of Cards Stamp Set (also retiring) to stamp my sentiment. This has been one of my favorite stamp sets.  It has cool fonts and lots of sentiments for tons of versatility!

To make this fun quarter fold card you need to start with 2 pieces of cardstock (4 1/4 x 11, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2). Trim a sliver (1/16″) off the long end of each piece so the widths are actually 4 3/16 x 11 and 5 7/16 x 8 1/2.  This will allow the cards to fit together and close easier. Score the 4 1/4 x 11 cardstock at 2 3/4 from each end.  Score the 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 cardstock at 2 1/8 from each end. Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the two pieces of cardstock together, lining up the edges with the score lines. (It doesn’t matter which one in inside.)

Fold on each of the score lines and crease using a bone folder. Decorate with DSP or cardstock measuring 2 x 2 5/8.

I used the pansy punch to cut a flower from melon mambo cardstock.  I added a White Perfect Accent in the middle and attached it with glue dots.

Cut a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Whisper White cardstock for the inside.  I used the Stylized Birthday stamp and Tempting Turquoise ink. The little flowers are from the Designer Tin of Tags Stamp set that I used on the front of the card.

Stampin Up Fun Fold card using Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper and Designer Tin of Cards Stamp Set.. For more fun fold cards, directions, and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

Fold the card as you would close a packing box. Fold in the left side, fold up the bottom, fold in the right side, then tuck the left corner of the top flap underneath the left side panel.

This card would be great to hold confetti or a monetary gift. (No worries of it slipping out!) The card fits in a standard envelope.

Stampin Up Fun Fold card using Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper and Designer Tin of Cards Stamp Set.. For more fun fold cards, directions, and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

Stamp Sets: Designer Tin of Cards (retiring), Stylized Birthday Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Festive Birthday DSP (retiring) Accessories: Pansy Punch, White Perfect Accents

Here’s another version I made using the Eastern Palace Suite. These cards are so fun and easy to do.  You can make these cards vertical or horizontal.

Stampin Up Quarter Fun Fold made with Eastern Palace Suite. For more fun fold ideas, directions, and supplies, visit www.juststampin.com

For this card I used the gorgeous Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper with the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set and matching dies. These dies are the most versatile set I have ever seen! I stayed with clean and simple on this card.  You can click HERE to see more ideas using the Eastern Palace Suite and read more about the bundle offers.  Today is the last day to take advantage of the special Eastern Palace Suite Bundles!!!

Stampin Up Quarter Fun Fold made with Eastern Palace Suite. For more fun fold ideas, directions, and supplies, visit www.juststampin.com


Stamp Set: Eastern Beauty  Ink: Dapper Denim  Papers: Tranquil Tide, Very Vanilla, Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper  Tools & Accessories: Eastern Medallion Thinlits, 3/4″ Circle Punch, In Color Enamel Shapes (retiring)

You can make these fun fold cards vertical or horizontal. Do you have a favorite?

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Have a Quintessential Day!

Just Stampin’


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Card Swap…Day 2

I’m excited to share some more of the beautiful cards from my first Just Stampin’ Card Swap! You are in for a treat with some fun folds and lovely layers. The collection of cards might not all have current Stampin’ Up! products, but every card gives good ideas for color combinations, layouts, and techniques. Yesterday I shared the first set of cards. You can see those cards HERE. Let the inspiration continue…







I told you these would be awesome!!! From great techniques (inlaid, watercolor, sponging) to fun folds and lovely layers. Please leave a comment below to let these artists know how much you love their creations. If you participated in the swap and don’t see the card you received here, please wait to comment about that card when it is showcased. That way, the creator of that card will be sure to see your comments. Thank you to everyone who participated!  It was so much fun getting “Happy Mail”! Check back tomorrow for more card swap inspiration.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


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Happy Birthday Linda!

Balloon Adventures Stamp Set, Party Animal Designer Series Paper, and Stitched Shapes Framelits

Today is my sister’s birthday. She would want me to mention she’s my “younger” sister. 🙂 (I have 4 sisters and 1 brother.)  Linda is always on the go! She likes to be busy and is always planning her next project or vacation.  I thought this sentiment from Balloon Adventures (available Jan. 4th) was just perfect for her! She is moving in to a new home next week so I didn’t want to send her something else to pack up and move.  I made a pocket card to hold a gift card.  (You could also put a check or money in the pocket.)

Happy Birthday pocket card for gift card, cash, or check

The Stamp Set, Designer Series Paper, and ribbon are from the Party Animal Suite in the new Occasions catalog. If you are not currently working with a demonstrator and would like a copy of this catalog I would be happy to send you one.  Email me and I will get one in the mail to you along with the new Sale-A -Bration catalog.

I used the new Stitched Shapes Framelits on this card.  I used the largest square framelit and made a rectangle. I did this technique before using the Hearth & Home Framelits to made a double window.  You can see that post and directions HERE.

To make today’s card I started with a piece of 4 1/4 x 10 1/4″ Whisper White thick cardstock.  I scored it at 2 and 4 3/4″ and folded along the score lines.  I added sticky strip and folded the end over to make a pocket. It is a standard size card and will fit in the Stampin Up! medium envelopes.

I used the Party Animal Designer Series Paper (available Jan. 4th) on this card.


The piece on the front measures 2 3/4 x 4 1/4 and the inside piece measures 4 1/4 x a smidge less than 5 1/2. (So it can fold over easily.)  Next I stamped my sentiment on a piece of Whisper White using Pacific Point ink.  I used the largest square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies to cut my rectangle. 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 die with the Big Shot.  I placed the cutting pad just short from covering the die on the left hand side the first time I ran the die through the Big Shot. 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 right this time.

I love the look of the Stitched Shapes Framelits!  I framed it with a layer of Crushed Curry cardstock measuring 2 7/8 x 4″. Before I attached this to my card base I stamped and adhered my inside sentiment on a piece of whisper white measuring the same as the Crushed Curry, 2 7/8 x 4″.  I stamped and punched some balloons and adhered them on the inside pocket.  Next I adhered the layer on the front of the card.  It is much easier to place it correctly to cover the inside sentiment.  Just add adhesive to the left side making sure you don’t glue it to the inside of the card.

Pocket card for gift card, check, or cash.

For a final touch I made a bow with Emerald Envy 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon and adhered it with a glue dot then decorated my envelope to coordinate. I like the fun bright colors!

Stampin’ Up! Party Animal Suite

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Stamp Sets: Balloon Adventures, Stylized Birthday  Inks: Pacific Point, Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry  Papers: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Party Animal Designer Series Paper  Tools & Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Emerald Envy 1/8″ Silk Taffeta Ribbon

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’