Thursday, June 17, 2021

Stampin' Up! Sweet Strawberry Birthday for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop


Welcome to the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop. This week we have a theme challenge. If this is your first time here, welcome! If not, welcome back!! Either way, you're in for a treat!!! Here's my card...

and here is the theme...

I decided to try my hand at what demonstrators call the "spanner panel" card. There are many videos out there. If you belong to Splitcoast Stampers, Wendy Lee has a tutorial there for your use. But in the meantime,  I have more shots of it. This one is with the card front flipped up.

So, in essence, what you do is measure in from the outside edge of your base at 1 1/4" and cut from the fold to the bottom edge. Do the same thing on the other side. You're left with a middle flap and two outside flaps. Easy peasy!

With that done, we'll work with the inside. Adhere your DSP (I used Brights-Poppy Parade) to the black mats and then adhere to the sides of the Basic White. Stamp the sentiment from Color & Contour in the center with Soft Succulent ink. Adhere that panel to the card base inside.  

Now we'll go back to the front...well it's really the middle of the card! Dizzy yet??

Adhere the DSP to the Basic Black Mat. Adhere that to the middle flap. Stamp your sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Basic White. Punch your sentiment with the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch. Stamp two strawberries and their leaves on scrap Basic White and punch them out with the Strawberry Builder Punch. Adhere one strawberry/leaf and the sentiment to the middle flap.

Close the two end flaps. Place your window sheet "bridge" where you want it and adhere it to the inside of each end flap. Don't glue the middle! I placed mine so that it would center over my sentiment.

Adhere remaining DSP to remaining Basic Black mats and glue to each side flap.  I adhered my second strawberry/leaf to the right flap and window sheet with Stampin' Dimensionals. Add embellishments of your choosing. I chose three Matte Black Dots. 

I found a new challenge Creative Creases Challenge #9. Thank you Debbie for creating a fun fold challenge!

Thank you for taking a look at my post today. Now, on with the hop! Clicking on the "next" button will take you to Akiko. Clicking on the names listed below will take you directly to team members and their projects. Thank you for hopping with us.


Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle – you are here!

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic


Soft Succulent Card Base: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score and fold at 4 1/4"

Basic Black: 1 1/8" x 4 1/8" (2); 2 7/8" x 4 1/8"; 1 1/8" x 4" (2) for inside

Basic White: 1" x 3" for sentiment; 4" x 5 1/4" inside panel; scraps for fruit

DSP: 1" x 4" (2); 2 3/4" x 4"; 1" x 3 7/8" (2)

Window Sheet: 1 1/4" x 5 1/2"

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  1. Oh My goodness - what a fun card!! Love those strawberries! 😊

  2. Too cute! Love those strawberry punches, perfect background paper for your fun fold design. :)

  3. Well, how cute! I love your choice of fun fold and papers. Great design! TFS

  4. Cool! This is definitely a fun fold and the strawberries are seasonally delicious!

  5. AWESOME card Karen :) Love that DSP for the background, it's perfect!!

  6. Gotta try this one ! I have not seen one of these and it looks like a fun card to make !
    Love FUN FOLDS

  7. So sweet! Love the fold and the summer strawberries! :)

  8. What a beautiful fun fold card! I just love the strawberries bundle! This is one of "those" cards that I would just love to hold in my hands because I don't think any photo is doing it justice! I so know whoever receives it will be so lucky - and appreciative. Thank you SO much for playing in the Creative Creases Challenge and really hope you can join in again soon.
    Join the Creative Creases Challenge for fun folds!

    1. Thank you for your comment, Debbie, and for your challenge!


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