Peony Garden Fun Fold Card

Hello! Today I have a fun fold card for you that features products from the gorgeous Peony Garden Suite. This is a soft and elegant suite of products and it reminds me a bit of the shabby chic look. The die cut flower is amazing and while it looks complicated, it is actually designed in such a clever way that it is easy to put it together! I also like the assortment of greetings in the stamp set.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Basic Gray cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score at 5 1/2″ and 2 3/4″ and crease with a bone folder.
  • For the smaller base cut a piece of Gray Granite cardstock at 3″ x 9″. Score at 3″ and 6″ and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut two pieces from one of the Petal Pink papers from the Peony Garden Designer Series Papers, one at 2 1/2″ x 4″ and the other at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Adhere large piece to inside of card and the other to the front flap.
  • Cut three pieces of Whisper White cardstock at 2 3/4″ square.
  • On the first square, stamp greeting of your choice from the Prized Peony stamp set with Gray Granite ink. Adhere to inside of smaller card base.
  • On the second square, stamp medium sized peony image with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Color center of flower with the light Gray Granite Stampin’ Blend. Color the rest of the flower with the light and dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. Adhere to center of smaller card base.
  • On the third square stamp the small diamond image multiple times all around the piece with Gray Granite ink, stamping off before stamping onto the cardstock. Adhere to front flap of smaller card base. Adhere smaller card base to larger card base.
  • To make the three-dimensional peony, there are five dies in the Peony Dies set that are made to nest together, from smallest to largest. Using Petal Pink cardstock, run them through a die cutting machine. Die cut the flower center from a scrap piece of Basic Gray cardstock. Assemble flower pieces. Curl the petals with your fingers or with a bone folder to give the flower some extra dimension.
  • For the leaves, cut two of the larger ones and one smaller one from a scrap piece of Old Olive cardstock. For the leaf accent pieces cut two large and one small from a scrap piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock. Adhere pieces together.
  • Adhere leaves to smaller card front and then adhere flower over the leaves. Finish it off with a few Elegant Faceted Gems.

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Tropical Oasis Double Z Fold Card

Hello! Today’s card is a Double Z Fold card made with products from the Tropical Oasis Suite. This was one of the projects I had prepared for my club, which meets in-person six times a year. However with the sheltering in place orders I had to switch it to a virtual club and mail out kits. Since I didn’t have enough time to prepare in advance the club members didn’t have the Timeless Tropical stamp set on hand so I kept the stamping to a minimum so that they could each use greetings from stamp sets in their own collections. I added more die cut pieces and a label that would accommodate whatever greetings they used.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″ and fold in half.
  • Z fold base – cut piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock at 4″ x 10 1/4″, score at 2 1/2″ and 5″ and fold on score lines.
  • Cut one piece of Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Cut two pieces of DSP at 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″. For one of these pieces you can use a contrasting piece of DSP. Adhere to Z fold piece. If you cut a contrasting piece of DSP adhere it to the middle section.
  • Die cut two of the labels from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies set. One uses a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock for the greeting. Stamp thank you greeting from the So Sentimental stamp set with Terracotta Tile ink. Cut the larger label with scrap piece of Terracotta Tile cardstock.
  • Die cut a variety of leaves from Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz cardstock with the dies from the In the Tropics dies. I also used the large fern die from the Tropical die set. Before adhering the two labels together, position two of the larger leaves in between both pieces at the top part of the label and then adhere them to the Terracotta label, then adhering both label pieces together. Place label halfway on top of the bottom fold. Arrange remaining leaves under the piece and then adhere them before adhering the label to the card. Apply adhesive only on the bottom half of the label in order to keep the Z fold open.
  • Add a Noble Peacock rhinestone to the greeting for a touch of bling.
  • For the inside of the card, cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp greeting of your choice. Adhere to inside of Pretty Peacock card base. Adhere Z fold piece to card base to complete the card.

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