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Corner Fold Card

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This is a great card if you have a small image that you want to use as your focal point on a card, as in my second card, To create this card, start with a card base of 5-1/2" X 8-1/2", scored in half at 4-1/4". Open your card base and put it in your paper trimmer with the top edge of your card at 3". Cut a slit from 5/8" to 3" (at 3"). Start at 5/8" End at 3" Turn your card base to the front, with the edge of your card at the top of your trimmer, and the top of your card to the left.  Cut a slit, again from 5/8" to 3".  The slits should meet at 3". Turn the corner down to create the fun fold. The layers I used above were: 2-1/2" X 2-1/2" square of white 2-3/4" X 2-3/4" square of Blushing Bride. and 4-1/4" X 5-1/2" layer of white for the inside of the card. The Happy Birthday sentiment was stamped on a piece of white cardstock 3-1/4" X 1-1/4", layered on Blushing Bride cardstock 3-3/4&quo

Z-Fold Card

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 The easiest fun fold I know of is what I call a 'Z fold' card.  You make a standard card and add one extra score to the card front.  I am in the US so all my card are A2 cards--sorry to my Stampin' friends in other countries. Starting with an 8-1/2" x 11" piece of card stock you have 2 choices : 1- Cut in half to 8-1/2" X 5-1/2". 2- Score on 8-1/2" side in half at 4-1/4" and half again at 2-1/8" Or you can cut and score your 8-1/2" X 11" card stock in the other direction. 1- Cut in half to 11" X 4-1/4" 2- Score on 11" side in half at 5-1/2" and half again at 2-3/4" Fold into a Z-Fold card with the top flap folded back on itself.  From here you have many options. Here are a few ideas to get you started.  A die cut element that extends over the folded edge adds interest to your card. Instead of a punch or die cut, you could add smaller layers to the folded edge. You could also adhere a full layer to the f

Welcome!

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 Welcome to my new blog!  I'm glad you're here. I have tried blogging for my Stampin' Up! business before, but those times I didn't have a vision for my blog.  This time I do! Several things I am always looking for are fun folds for my cards, different techniques using the stamps and ink I already own, and ways to use patterned paper.  Stampin' Up! calls patterned paper Designer Series Paper or DSP.  I'll refer to it both ways.  SO I want my blog to be a place where you come to for inspiration and to learn about these specific topics. I like to show simple stamping as well.  Stampin' Up! defines this as using only stamps, ink and paper.  The home office gives us a challenge every month with a theme to use on our projects.  Each month they may include another item like DSP, ribbon, or a punch.  If you are new to stamping, don't own a die cut machine or want to create with fewer supplies, try doing a search on the internet using #SimpleStamping, then sele

Triple Stamping (and more) using Dragonfly Garden

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 I was inspired by the card on page 81 in the January-June mini catalog.  I enjoy looking at a project and trying to figure out how it was created.    At first glance, this card seems quite simple.  Except the flowers were heat embossed using Versamark ink and white embossing powder on Designer Series Paper.  The sentiment is stamped on a rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly die set (item 151690) and the dragonflies were created using a punch.  Stampin' Up! defines 'simple stamping' as a project that uses only stamps, ink and paper (card stock).  So you see this is anything But simple.   I decided to create a similar card using fewer products. I did switch the ink to Tuxedo Black and use Basic Black card stock to coordinate.  The sentiment is on a simple rectangle scrap. I have one last card with different colors and an extra layer under the sentiment. Now onto Triple Stamping .  This technique probably comes from the 3 layers of card stock that are stamped on. The st