Pals April Blog Hop: Flowers!

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is Flowers in the Garden. We hope you are inspired by all the wonderful creations the Pals share with you! As you hop from blog to blog, we love reading your comments. Then, you will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

It’s been awhile since I had taken out this beautiful stamp set, Artistically Inked, and the coordinating dies, the Artistic Dies. Honestly, I’d forgotten how beautiful the floral images are in this set! Here is my project:

This fun fold is called a Flying Seagull because of the way the two side flaps looks like wings. The instructions can be found on various websites, but I saw it on Susan Campfield’s site. These are the measurements I used:

  • TWO – Basic White card base card bases, each cut at 4 1/4″ by 8 1/4″, scored at 2 1/4″, 4″, and 6 1/4″. TWO of them!
  • Basic Gray cardstock for the front panel: 4 1/4″ by 4 1/4″
  • Gray Granite cardstock for the front panel: 4 1/8″ by 4 1/8″
  • Basic White cardstock panel for the front panel: 4″ by 4″ — this is the panel I stamped on.
  • Two outside side panels: TWO panels of Fancy Flora DSP cut at 2″ by 4″, and two panels of Basic Gray at 2 1/8″ by 4 1/8″
  • Smaller inside panels: Two Textured Shimmer paper panels at 1 1/2″ by 4 1/8″ (I didn’t use a second layer of cardstock here)

This fun fold is called a Flying Seagull because of the way the two side flaps looks like wings. The instructions can be found on various websites, but I saw it on Susan Campfield’s site.

The steps:

I stamped floral images in Daffodil Delight, and leaves in Gray Granite, most of the images stamped off once, on the 4 x 4″ white panel and added diecut flowers as well, and then ran the panel through the Cut and Emboss Machine with the Subtle embossing folder. I heat embossed the sentiment onto a small rectangle of Basic Gray cardstock, and then arranged the flowers and the sentiment on the square panel, adding a bow of white baker’s twine and Adhesive Flat Pearls.

THEN – the only tricky part is attaching the two card bases together – after that, it’s easy! First, fold both card bases like this:

Then, (above) take the two white pieces, scored, and butt them against each other. Those two folded panels, butted against each other become the base for the front square panel. When they are attached correctly, they will look like this:

  • Adhere the front square panel with your floral design using tape adhesive. Adhere the cardstock and DSP panels on each side, like this:

Finish off the card with Adhesive Flat Pearls for embellishments, and White Baker’s Twine, as you desire. This stamp set and coordinating bundle are not like anything in the catalog, and the best news is that they are carrying over into the new Annual Catalog, available on May 2 for your shopping pleasure!

I made another card without dies on the front panel, using Soft Seafoam and Calypso Coral. I love these fun colors!

I hope you enjoyed these projects, and this awesome fun fold. You HAVE to try one! All the products above can be found below. Just click on one to start shopping with me!

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team; The Pals are very excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on May 10th, when our theme will be a Tic Tac Toe challenge, where our Design Team will create projects, using elements/supplies that are three in a row, column, or diagonal from the tic tac toe board. Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  3. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  4. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  5. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping
  6. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  7. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  8. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  9. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  10. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  12. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  13. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’ <———–YOU ARE HERE!
  14. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  15. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  16. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  17. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  18. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
Product List

The Last Chance Products Sale is going on NOW, with discounts up to 60% off! NOW is the time to head over to my shop and see what you need to add to your stash! GO HERE!

Here is the Host Code for April. Please use this host code on an online order. When you do, and if your order is over $50, you will receive an assortment of the brand new IN COLOR 6″ X 6″DESIGNER SERIES PAPERS so you can see for yourself how these new colors look in person!

April Host Code: KGAZBYBJ

Please let me know if you have any questions. And be sure to join my Up North Stampin’ Gang Facebook page. We are having SO much fun over there! We post, we share, and just enjoy life! Here’s the link to request to join:


9 thoughts on “Pals April Blog Hop: Flowers!

  1. Beautiful fun fold card, Mary! That fold is really interesting, so I will need to try it. I’m so happy you joined the blog hop this month!


  2. Beautiful. I love this fold and you’ve done a great job with the instructions. This is one of my favorite bundles. I definitely don’t use it enough. Thank you for hopping with us this month.


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