Friday, March 25, 2022

Stampin' Up! Crane of Fortune Wedding or Birthday?

TGIF, peeps! I don't know whether my card today could serve as a wedding card or a birthday card. What I do know is that it's a CASE of my friend and upline, Mary Deatherage. I had three ladies in to make this card and everyone enjoyed it. I hope you'll try it too if you haven't already created a Joy Fun Fold. I've done several in the past and I can feel another one coming on!

My granddaughter loves ginko so this will be for her wedding or birthday, whichever comes first! 

Measurements are listed below along with a partial list of supplies. My card base is Smoky Slate. The mats are Soft Succulent. Mary used Just Jade and I must admit I like that color better with the Symbols of Fortune Specialty Designer Series Paper

I used the Crane of Fortune Stamp Set for all my images and sentiments. The inks I used are Balmy Blue, Soft Succulent and Smoky Slate. I cut the crane out with the Good Fortune Dies. The sentiment is cut out with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. Both the sentiment and crane are adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.

For the embellishments, I used three Metallic Pearls.

The inside consists of a smaller card adhered to the larger card.

The card base is Soft Succulent with a mat of Smoky Slate. The sentiment is stamped in Balmy Blue and the leaf image in Soft Succulent. The dragonflies are Smoky Slate.

Thank you for stopping by today and if you would like full instructions, please leave a comment with your email address or email me. My email address can be found in my profile.


  • Smoky Slate cardstock: 4 ¼” x 8:, scored and folded at 2 ½” for card base; 3 1/8” x 4 1/8” (2);  1¾” x 3 ¼” scrap for sentiment
  • Soft Succulent cardstock: 3 ¼” x 8 ½”, scored and folded at 4 ¼”for smaller card; 2 3/8” x 4 1/8”; 4 1/8” x 5 3/8”
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3” x 4” - (3) (2 for images and 1 for crane cut out)
  • Symbols of Fortune Specialty DSP: 2 ¼” x 4”; 4” x 5 ¼”; 6" x 2 1/4" piece for envelope

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  1. Love this card, Karen! This fun fold always makes a great gift, in my opinion, so I know your niece is going to love it. Thank you for playing in my Creative Creases Challenge and hope you can join in again soon.
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  2. Gorgeous, Karen! Love this fold and this paper. And I think the Soft Succulent is very pretty with it!! Thanks for the shout out! :)

  3. Very pretty Karen! Love the colors that you used, great fancy fold design too! :)

  4. Fantastic take on our your fun fold card. Thanks for shopping your stash and playing along with our "spread you wings" challenge over at SOS!!

    1. Thank you, DJ, for commenting on behalf of SOS.


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