Apple Harvest Fun Fold Card

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It’s been over a month since my last post. I’ve been making cards but haven’t had a chance to photograph most of them yet. I’ve been working on a renovation project in my living room and dining room so have been spending a lot of my time on cleaning out and getting rid of stuff, finding contractors and shopping for new furniture. It is exciting but stressful and time consuming at the same time! I’m finally in a place where I can start to turn my attention back on my cardmaking for now, but will there will continue to be weeks where I will not be able to post. With that said, I made this card back in June and it features the Apple Harvest stamp set and coordinating Apple Harvest dies. The dies were part of a promotion last year that included sets that didn’t originally come with several stamp sets. I was happy to see that they are still available for purchase in the clearance rack at 50% off, reduced from $35.00 to $14.00. The item number is still the same, #160255. This is what the card looks like folded up.

This is what the card looks like when opened up.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score at 2 ¾”, 4 ¼”, 7 ¼”, 8 ½”. Fold into an accordion and crease very sharply with a bone folder.
  • Cut two 4″ pieces of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock. Cut two pieces of the Lemon Lime Twist paper from the Glorious Gingham Designer Series Papers, one at 3 3/4″ square and the other at 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″. Adhere the square piece of DSP to one of the Lemon Lime Twist squares.  Adhere the 2 1/4” piece of DSP on the right side of the other Lemon Lime Twist square.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 3 1/2″ x 5″. Stamp the largest apple image and the single apple image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Color the large apple image with light and dark Poppy Parade and Sweet Sorbet Stampin’ Blends for the apples and Lemon Lime Twist and Parakeet Party Stampin’ Blends for the leaves. Color the branch with Pecan Pie Stampin’ Blends. Color the single apple image with the same Blends. Run through Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the coordinating Apple Blossom dies.
  • Adhere the large stamped image to the 4″ square piece with the 3 3/4″ piece of DSP using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Adhere the single apple image to the other 4″ square with the 2 1/4″ piece of DSP as shown.
  • Adhere the 4” square with the large image to the front fold on the card panel, only adding adhesive to the left half of the square. 
  • Adhere the second 4″ square to the second fold, only adding adhesive to the left side of the square and lining it up with the first square.
  • Stamp the criss-cross image in the upper right corner of the back inside panel with Pecan Pie ink, making sure to position it so that it doesn’t show when the card is folded. Stamp the birthday greeting.
  • Cut two lengths of Parakeet Party Bakers Twine from the 2022-2024 In-Color Bakers Twine Pack. Tie into a bow. Adhere to top of of the branch on the large front image with a mini glue dot. Adhere a few of the small Very Vanilla Classic Matte Dots to the front of the card.

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Dainty Delight Celebrate You Card

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Today’s card is another of the cards we made at a beginner stamping class I held in June and features the lovely Dainty Delight stamp set. This set has coordinating dies, however, I chose to keep things simple and decided not to use them. I also wanted to use some new colors and chose Berry Burst, Bubble Bath and Fresh Freesia as my color combination.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Berry Burst cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut a piece of the Bright and Beautiful Designer Series Paper at 2 1/2″ x 4 14″ and adhere to card front as shown.
  • Cut a piece of Bubble Bath cardstock at 2 1/2″ x 4 3/4″. Stamp the floral image from the Dainty Delight stamp set with Memento Black Ink on a piece of Basic White cardstock cut at 2 1/4″ x 4 1/2″. Color the large flowers with these Stampin’ Blends: large flowers – Bubble Bath, smaller flowers and large flower centers – Berry Burst, flower buds – Fresh Freesia, leaves – Lemon Lime Twist. Adhere piece to Bubble Bath cardstock.
  • Stamp greeting with Memento Black Ink on scrap piece of Basic White cardstock. Punch out with the Double Oval Punch. Punch the scallop oval with a scrap piece of Fresh Freesia cardstock and adhere two pieces together.
  • Cut a length of the Bubble Bath ribbon from the Ribbon Duo Combo Pack. This is a pretty ribbon and has a nice silver edge. Tie into a knot around the floral piece and trim ends of the ribbon. Adhere to card front.
  • Adhere the greeting so that it overlaps the stamped floral piece and the DSP.
  • Cut another piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 4 1/4″. Stamp one of the smaller floral images with the black ink and color with Stampin’ Blends. Adhere to inside of card.

Give this quick and easy card a try.

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Fond of Autumn Bouquet

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Today I’m featuring another one of the cards we recently made in my Fall Card class last month. This card uses the Fond of Autumn Stamp set and the Autumn Bouquet Dies. I decided to use Merry Merlot for the card base and detailed die cut layer. It is a color I love but don’t get to use often. I think it is a deep, rich color that goes well with many fall colors.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base: Cut a piece of Merry Merlot cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11, score at 5 1/2″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut another piece of Merry Merlot cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. Run through die cutting and embossing machine with the detailed floral die. You will do this twice. First position the die at the top of the piece of cardstock. Once that is done, position the die at the bottom of the cardstock, and reverse the direction of the die. Adhere to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Stamp full floral image with Memento Black ink on piece of Basic White cardstock cut at 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. Color the image with these Stampin’ Blends using both dark and light: Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Granny Apple Green for the leaves; Blackberry Bliss for the large flowers; Cherry Cobbler for the berries; Natural Tones Medium & Medium Light for the acorns. Run through die cutting and embossing machine with the large open floral die.
  • Stamp banner image with Memento Black ink on piece of Basic White cardstock cut at 1″ x 4 1/2″. Stamp the “happy thoughts of you” greeting inside the banner. In order to get the greeting to fit in the curves, because the stamp is photopolymer, you can slightly bend it on your acrylic block. Position greeting to make sure it fits and then ink up the stamp with Merry Merlot ink and stamp the greeting. Run through die cutting and embossing machine.
  • Adhere the floral piece to the card. Adhere the banner over the floral piece.
  • Embellish card with a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

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Apple Harvest Rosh Hashanah Card

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My card today features the Apple Harvest stamp set from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog and the Apple Blossoms Dies, one of several sets in the Perfect Partners promotion that ends today. The minute I laid eyes on this stamp set in the catalog I knew I had to have it because it would be perfect for making cards for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, that I celebrated earlier this week. Stampin’ Up! hasn’t had any stamps specifically for Jewish holidays in many years, so each year I eagerly await the annual and holiday mini catalogs to see if there are any stamp sets that I can adapt. For the last few years there have been sets that include stamps with pomegranates, grapes and doves that are all images used in cards for this holiday. I lucked out again this year with the apples!

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – Cut a piece of Petal Pink cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut a piece of one of the Petal Pink sheets in the Texture Chic Specialty Designer Series Paper pack at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and adhere to card front.
  • Cut a piece of Sweet Sorbet cardstock at 3 3/4″ x 5 1/8″ and run through a die cutting & embossing machine with the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder. Adhere to card front. Please note that this embossing folder is retired. I love how the folder echos the scrolls in the Fancy Frame die, which is why I chose to use it.
  • Cut a piece of the Petal Pink and gold dot sheet of DSP at 3 1/8″ x 4 3/4″. Cut a piece of Distressed Gold Specialty Paper at 3 1/2″ x 5″. Cut a piece of adhesive sheet the same size and adhere to the paper. Run through a die cutting and embossing machine with the scroll die from the Fancy Frames Dies. Remove adhesive sheet backing and adhere to the Petal Pink DSP.
  • Cut two pieces of Shimmery White cardstock at 3″ square and stamp apple image from the Apple Harvest stamp set with Memento Ink on both pieces.
  • Color the blossoms with Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends. Color the leaves with Parakeet Party Stampin’ Blends. Color the stem with the Light Soft Suede Stampin’ Blend. Color the inside of the apple with Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. I also colored some of them with So Saffron Stampin’ Blends. Color the outside of the apples using the Light Sweet Sorbet Stampin’ Blend for the base, Dark Stampin’ Blend for the black artist markings and then go over the markings and outer side of the large apple with the Dark Poppy Parade Stampin Blend. Run both pieces through die cutting and embossing machine with the coordinating die from the Apple Blossoms Dies.
  • Adhere both apple pieces over the gold frame with liquid glue. Adhere frame piece to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Stamp greeting with Soft Suede ink on a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock. I used a Jewish holiday stamp set from Papertrey Ink Stamps that I’ve had for years. L’Shanah Tovah translates to Happy New Year from the Hebrew. I used the smaller label die from the Sending Dies to cut it out. Adhere in the middle of the apples with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. I stamped the criss-cross image from the Apple Harvest stamp set in the upper right and lower left corner with Soft Suede ink. Stamp greeting. Adhere to inside of card.

This card turned out totally different than the original idea I had and was twice as much work! I made twenty cards and spent every spare hour I had all of last week to get them finished. I’ve already received thank you messages from several recipients telling me how much they loved the card so it was worth the extra effort!

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Fond of Autumn Split Card

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Today’s card features the beautiful Fond of Autumn Bundle in the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog and is another one of the cards we made in my recent Fall Cards class. I love to color and I also love the rich fall colors so the Fond of Autumn stamp set was a winner for me! The stamp set and coordinating Autumn Bouquet Dies were cleverly designed so that you can use the entire large image or just a portion of the image, making for lots of possibilities! I also paired the card with the Split Card Textures Dies, which is a nice way to feature the stamp set.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Soft Succulent cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut a piece of one of the green DSP sheets from the Pretty Prints Designer Series Paper pack at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and adhere to card base. Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and run through die cutting machine with the grid die from the Split Card Texture Dies. Adhere to card front
  • Stamp large floral image from the Fond of Autumn stamp set with Memento Black Ink on piece of Basic White cardstock cut at 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″. Cut out with the large sectioned Autumn Bouquet die.
  • Color the leaf and acorn image with Mossy Meadow, Evening Evergreen and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. Color the acorns with Crumb Cake and Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends. Color the two smaller leaf and berry pieces with Soft Succulent and Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blends.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 2 1/4″ square. Run through die cutting machine with the third smallest circle from the Stylish Shapes Dies. To stamp the greeting, use Evening Evergreen ink and cover the word “wishes” with a Post-it-Note, ink the word “Autumn”, remove Post-it-Note and stamp onto circle. Repeat the process again, this time covering up the word “Autumn” to stamp the word “wishes.”
  • Position the three leaf pieces along the diagonal line on the Texture Card piece. Before adhering, decide where to place the greeting and adhere it first and then adhere the leaf pieces. Embellish the greeting with a Brushed Metallic Dot.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp two acorns in bottom left corner and one acorn in upper right corner and color with the Stampin’ Blends. Adhere piece to inside of card.

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Hues of Happiness Fun Fold Card

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Today’s card features the beautiful Hues of Happiness Suite and a W fun fold, which looks difficult but is actually quite easy to make!

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Gorgeous Grape cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut a piece of DSP from the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5 1/4″. I used the piece with variegated purples and blues. Adhere to card front.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 3 3/4″ x 5″. Use the large background die from the Blossoming Happiness Dies. Position the cardstock horizontally on the cutting plate, place the die at an angle on the left side of the cardstock and run through die cutting machine. Flip the die in the opposite direction, place at an angle on the right side of the cardstock and run through die cutting machine. This die both fully cuts and partially cuts the paper. You can lift the partially cut parts of the cardstock by using the pointy end of the Take Your Pick tool or other piercing tool. Adhere to card front.
  • Stamp one large and one medium floral image from the Happiness Abounds stamp set on piece of Basic White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Color flowers with Fresh Freesia and Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends. Stamp three leaf images and color with Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. Run through die cutting machine with coordinating dies. Arrange on card front. Adhere leaves to flowers with Mini Glue Dots and then adhere all pieces to card front.
  • Stamp greeting with Memento ink on 1/2″ wide scrap piece of Fresh Freesia cardstock. Punch both ends with the rounded end of the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. Adhere to card front.
  • Adhere a few Gorgeous Grape Glossy Dots for a bit of bling.
  • Here is how to make the inside of the card.
  • Cut two pieces of DSP at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere.
  • Cut four pieces of Gorgeous Grape cardstock at 2 1/4″ each and four pieces of Basic White cardstock at 2″ each. Stamp greeting on one of the white squares and leave one blank to write a message.
  • One of the floral DSP sheets is designed so that you can die cut the flowers and leaves with the Blossoming Happiness Dies. Die cut two different flowers and a few leaves. Adhere to white squares.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 1″ x 11″ and score at 2 3/4″, 5 1/2″ and 8 1/4″. Crease all folds very sharply with a bone folder.
  • Run a thin line of liquid glue at the top of the 11″ strip. Open card and center the strip in the middle. Line up the top of the strip with the top of the card and adhere. Run a thin line of liquid glue at the bottom of the strip. Line up the strip with the bottom of the card and adhere.
  • Adhere the four squares to the strip, running a thin line of liquid glue in the middle of each square. Don’t apply glue to the entire square otherwise the fold won’t work properly.

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Forever Blossoms Wedding Card

Hello! My cousin’s daughter was married two weeks ago so I needed to make a wedding card. It’s been a few years since I’ve had to make a wedding card! All of the wedding stamp sets I have are retired so I turned to Pinterest for some inspiration and saw a number of ideas for cards that use the Forever Blossoms stamp set. I own this beautiful stamp set and haven’t used it recently so decided to give it a little love.

Here’s how I made the card.

  • Card base – Cut a piece of Thick Basic White cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut a piece of Pool Party cardstock at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and a piece of coordinating Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5 1/4″. I used the Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper, which is now retired. It was part of the Parisian Blossoms Suite in the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog. Adhere the two pieces together. Cut a 24″ length of Pool Party Sheer Ribbon and tie in a bow around the piece. Adhere piece to card front.
  • Run a 4″ x 5″ piece of Pool Party cardstock through your die cutting machine with the next-to-largest die in the Ornate Layers die set. Stamp the “Always and Forever” greeting from the Forever Blossoms stamp set with Tuxedo Black Memento ink in bottom right corner.
  • Stamp the large floral image from the stamp set with Memento ink on piece of Basic White cardstock. Color the flowers with the light and dark Pool Party Stampin’ Blends and color the leaves with the light and dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. Run through your die cutting machine with the coordinating die from the Cherry Blossoms Dies.
  • Adhere the Pool Party Ornate Layer piece to card front. Adhere the floral piece over the Ornate Layer piece with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Add a bit of bling to accent the floral piece by adhering three Night of Navy Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems.
  • For the inside of the card I stamped another greeting from the Forever Blossoms stamp set with Memento ink. I also stamped a blossom in the lower left corner and colored it in with the Pool Party Stampin’ Blends.

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