Hidden Fun Fold Card

I recently did a Facebook Live for World Card Making Day, except it was a couple of days late! Ha! Oh, well…our weekend was filled with a wedding and a family birthday, so I had to resort to a Monday Night Live instead. It’s super easy, and addictive, and I threw three cards together in a very short while. Here they are:

Aren’t they fun? This card is called the Hidden Fun Fold for a reason – the top of the card is directly on top of the base, but when you open it, there is an accordian-style opening:

Here are the measurements:

  • Designer Series Paper: 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Colored Card Stock: 2 sheets at 4 1/4 X 5 1/2″, one for the front panel, one for the base panel
  • Basic White Card Stock: 1 at 10 1/2″ X 4″, scored at 5 1/4″ by 7 7/8″
  • Sentiment panel and embellishments of your choice!

You will fold the Basic White Card Panel at the score line, and then stamp on it before adhering it to the card base. The fold that sticks up will adhere to the back of the top panel. Here is the link to my Live Facebook Video for complete instructions! https://www.facebook.com/mary.andree.hanson/videos/4220677214697599

For the sentiments, I used both the Tailor Made Tags Dies, and a die from the Scalloped Contours Dies. Of course, you can use any sentiment for any occasion from your favorite sets!

I got this Hidden Fun Fold Card idea from Donna Singleton at donnascreativespace.com. Here’s her video: https://youtu.be/7QtjEVHHN0A

By the way, I’d love it if you would join my Up North Stampin’ Gang Facebook Group and posted your box so we can give you some stampin’ love! Here’s the link. We have so much fun!

Free Product! If you order using the host code below in October, you will receive from me a free set of Wonderful Gems for an online order of $50 or more. These gems will be so awesome for your holiday projects!

And don’t forget about the Clearance Rack that has been refreshed with some products up to 60% off!! Go HERE to start shopping CLEARANCE!

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Words of Cheer for the Holidays!

There’s a brand new bundle from Stampin’ Up! that caught my eye from the moment the July-December Mini Catalog came out: The Words of Cheer Bundle. Here’s a card I made recently for a card swap:

The bundle is so cool, because it has two-layer large sentiment dies that can be used in a variety of ways!

In my card above, I used Evening Evergreen cardstock for the ‘happy’ with the pine accents, and the Shimmer Vellum in Soft Succulent, paired with the Foam Adhesive Sheets, for the top ‘happy’ layer. When you run the die, vellum, and double-sided adhesive foam sheet through your Cut n Emboss machine you get a sentiment that really pops! Then you simply peel the bottom adhesive sheet off the die, and stick it to the Evergreen layer, and WOW! It’s a great effect!

I took a 4″ by 5 1/4″ panel of Gray Granite cardstock, and ran it through the Cut and Emboss Machine with the Timber Embossing Folder. I then cut it in half lengthwise to make a 2″ x 5 1/4″ piece. The two Designers Series Papers patterns are from the Tiding of Christmas DSP set, found in the big Annual Catalog. I cut a 3/4″ x 4″ strip of the dark pattern, and a 2 1/4″ x 4″ panel of a different pattern. So many sheets coordinate, it’s fun to mix and match. I adhered all the panels to a Basic White cardstock panel of 5 1/2″ by 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ to make an A2 card. One DSP panel overlaps the others, but that’s okay – you then take the little strip and adhere to the middle, covering up the seam!

I cut out a tag die from the Taylor Made Tags Dies on Evening Evergreen, and heat embossed a greeting from the stamp set with White Embossing Powder. I tied a small length of the 3/8″ Sheer Ribbon in Red through the tag, and popped it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I hope you liked my project! All the products you need to create this yourself can be found at the end of this post.

Catalogs – If you do not have a demonstrator you work with and live within the US and need a free copy of our most current catalogs contact me via email — I have the current Mini and Annual catalogs on hand and ready to ship to you FREE! No commitment or purchase necessary, but you HAVE to get our beautiful catalogs in your hands!

By the way, I’d love it if you would join my Up North Stampin’ Gang Facebook Group and posted your box so we can give you some stampin’ love! Here’s the link. We have so much fun!

Free Product! If you order using the host code below in October, you will receive from me a free set of Wonderful Gems for an online order of $50 or more. These gems will be so awesome for your holiday projects!

And don’t forget about the Clearance Rack that has been refreshed with some products up to 60% off!! Go HERE to start shopping CLEARANCE!

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Words of Cheer for a Special Birthday!

For World Card Making Day on Saturday, October 2, I had a very special task — to create a card for my sweet husband’s birthday on October 3!

I got my inspiration from Julie Gilson at Stamping Gala, who writes about using the Words of Cheer bundle for something OTHER than The Christmas holidays. Such a great way to extend the use of a stamp set! So I was on a mission to make my husband a card using this bundle. Here’s her initial post: https://stampingala.com/2021/10/words-of-cheer-birthday-card.html.

My card starts with a card base of Mossy Meadow. I also cut out these panels:

  • Basic White: 4 1/4″ x 3 1/2″
  • Mango Melody: 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″
  • Beauty of the Earth DSP: 3 5/8″ X 4 7/8″
  • Misty Moonlight: 1 7/8″ x 3 7/8″
  • Basic White Stitched Rectangle

I cut out the two parts to the Words of Cheer dies — the pine ‘base’ in mossy meadow, and the happy in a layer of Beauty of the Earth DSP backed by the Foam Adhesive sheet. This gave the letters the ‘pop’ that I was looking for! I LOVE this new bundle! The dies allow you to make a two-layer letter greeting!

I used the Time-Worn Type 3D Embossing Folcer for the white panel. LOVE LOVE this look. I ran the stitched rectangle panel through the Woodland Embossing folder. I then started at the card base and added all the layers. I cut out some leaves from the Stitched Leaves Dies in some rich colors. LOVE the stitching! I stamped the Happy Birthday stamp from the Artistically Inked Stamp Set, and then cut the sentiment apart to keep the BIRTHDAY! From there, it was a simple job to start layering!

We had a great birthday celebration for my husband! I hope you enjoy my card, and thanks to Julie Gilson for the inspiration! It was just what I was looking for! All the products you need to create this card can be found below!

By the way, I’d love it if you would join my Up North Stampin’ Gang Facebook Group and posted your box so we can give you some stampin’ love! Here’s the link. We have so much fun!

Free Product! If you order using the host code below in October, you will receive from me a free set of Wonderful Gems for an online order of $50 or more. These gems will be so awesome for your holiday projects! Host Code: JUY3ZU4R

And don’t forget about the Clearance Rack that has been refreshed with some products up to 60% off!! Go HERE to start shopping CLEARANCE!

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Santa’s Got a Brand New Kit! And Clearance Rack Refreshed!

Santa’s back in a fun and easy tag kit to spruce up your Christmas gifting! The “Love, Santa” Tag Kit has everything you need to create 12 whimsically designed tags. That means you’ll find printed die-cut tags and labels, sequin embellishments, pink and white baker’s twine, an exclusive stamp set, a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot, and more in this all-inclusive kit! You can sleigh ride right in without the prep work. 

And to make Christmas gifting even easier, the Love, Santa Treat Bags (available for purchase separately) are food-safe cellophane bags that coordinate with the Love, Santa tags! The treat bags come in a pack of 12—3 each of 4 festive designs. That’s right—figuring out how to dress up your gifts this year is no longer a “Claus” for concern! But don’t relax too soon as these products are based on availability! Check out all the ingredients you get with this kit:

And here is the adorable stamp set you get!

Click on this video to watch Sarah working with this awesome kit!

Click here to head over to my online store and start shopping the kits! Yay!!

Catalogs – If you do not have a demonstrator you work with and live within the US and need a free copy of our most current catalogs contact me via email — I have the current Mini and Annual catalogs on hand and ready to ship to you FREE! No commitment or purchase necessary, but you HAVE to get our beautiful catalogs in your hands!

By the way, I’d love it if you would join my Up North Stampin’ Gang Facebook Group and posted your box so we can give you some stampin’ love! Here’s the link. We have so much fun!

Free Product! If you order using the host code below in October, you will receive from me a free set of Wonderful Gems for an online order of $50 or more. These gems will be so awesome for your holiday projects!

And don’t forget about the Clearance Rack that has been refreshed with some products up to 60% off!! Go HERE to start shopping CLEARANCE!

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Talk soon!

Mary

Clearance Rack Refreshed on October 6!

New items have been added to the Clearance Rack in the online store, starting WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6! Supplies are limited, and with discounts up to 60%, products will go quickly. Help your customers shop now and save.

Click here to head over to my online store to shop those great deals! Yay!!

By the way, I’d love it if you would join my Up North Stampin’ Gang Facebook Group and posted your box so we can give you some stampin’ love! Here’s the link. We have so much fun!

If you order using the host code below in October, you will receive from me a free set of Wonderful Gems for an online order of $50 or more. These gems will be so awesome for your holiday projects!

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A Treat Box for All Seasons!

I created a fun little treat box that holds a twin pack of Oreos – so fun for a table favor, or picture a Halloween design for your favorite little ghoul!

I saw this box on a blog post called the Pink Designs by Cathryn. This box is so easy, and fits a twin pack of Oreos inside! The fun part is that you could make it for any season or holiday! Here is the link to her blog post: https://inthepinkcathryn.blogspot.com/2020/09/halloween-cookie-box-with-festive-post.html

I started with a piece of Mossy Meadow Cardstock sized  8  x  5 1/2″. I scored the 8″ side at: 1/2,  3,  4 1/4  and  6 3/4.” I scored the 5 1/2″ side at: 1,  3 3/4  and  5.”
To cut and put the box together please watch Cathryn’s video tutorial here.

I added panels of the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper sized:

(2)  2 5/8  x  2 3/8″

(2)  2 5/8  x  1 1/8″

(3)  2 3/8  x  1 1/8″

This paper is so gorgeous, and there are 12 x 12″ sheets that represent every season. It’s a keeper, for sure!

I then decorated the box! I cut leaves out of the Stitched Leaves dies in Mango Melody, Misty Moonlight, and one in the Be Dazzling specialty paper from Sale-A-Bration. I cut out a tag from the Tailor Made Tags Dies and stamped a sentiment on it in OId Olive. I used a small wood element that has retired to add a little more dimension to the front. I used a paper punch to create two holes at the top, and then tied the box with the ribbon after putting in the Oreo pack!

I hope you liked my Oreo treat box! I’d love to see your own treat box creation. In fact, I’d love it if you joined my Up North Stampin’ Gang Facebook Group and posted your box so we can give you some stampin’ love! Here’s the link. We have so much fun!

If you order using this host code in October, you will receive from me a free set of Wonderful Gems for an online order of $50 or more. These gems will be so awesome for your holiday projects!

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