Friday, June 10, 2022

Stampin' Up! Love & Happiness Fun Fold

Oh my!! I’m so thrilled, and still can’t believe it: I’ve been asked to be Guest Designer for Debbie Mageed (Secrets to Stamping) at her June Creative Creases Challenge – Anything with a Fun Fold. This one is challenge #34. If you have come from her site, welcome. If you are here first, I hope you'll hop over to her post here.

I have chosen to use a fun fold that I saw Heidi Smith create. She got her idea from Susan Canfield. I love that demonstrators are so willing to let others CASE their cards. Susan called it a “Freestanding Floating Panel” card. I did several mock-ups before I made my actual card. I suggest you cut all your pieces at once and do a run through with temporary adhesive! Let’s take a look at my first attempt. You’ll be seeing the good, the bad, and the “ugh”ly!!

Card Cuts and Instructions:

Solid Cardstock Base (Polished Pink): 9 ½” x 4 1/8”; score on long side at 1”, 2”, 7 ½”, 8 ½”
Cut ½” in to the first score line


Snip diagonally to the second score line on each edge of the card top

Fold into card at 2” score


and at the 1” score back on itself and burnish

Repe Repeat for the other edge. You should end up with this




Basic White Inner Liner: 4” x 5 ¼”; run through die cutting/embossing machine with die from the Blossoming Happiness Dies


Stamp sentiment of your choice. My “Here’s to another year…” is a stamp from the Love & Happiness Stamp Set stamped in Granny Apple Green. This is where the “ugh”ly came in. I had stamped it on the die cut panel and had a halo. I did not want to run another panel through the die cutting machine so I chopped that piece off, stamped a new piece of Basic White, sponged the die cut part and adhered it to the new panel. Then I adhered it to the inside of the card. Where there's a will, there's a way!

Solid Cardstock Mechanism for attaching to floating panels: 2 ½” x 3 1/8” (2); score on short side at ¾” and 1 ¾”; fold and burnish to make a “Z” shape.

Adhere to outer base fold. Z form must go opposite way for each side and be lined up with outer edge of base fold. If you line it up with the inner fold, your pieces won’t fit properly. Don’t do this! I repeat, DON’T do this


Do this!!

The pictures show each side of the card, wrong and right, left and right…lol!

Designer Series Paper for the Large Floating Panel (New Horizons DSP): 2 ½” x 3 3/8” (2); adhere to Large Floating Panels with liquid glue. (No photo)

Next you’ll adhere the large panels to the Z folds.  You can see the “ugh”ly here from removing the incorrectly placed Z fold. BUT it didn’t matter because the large floating panel covered it!





Solid Cardstock Small Floating Panel: 2 ¼” x 3 1/8” (2)

Basic White Mat for Small Floating Panel: 2” x 2 7/8” (2); adhere to Small Floating Panel. Here comes some more “ugh”ly…brace yourselves!

Adhere the small floating panel to the front of the Z fold but don’t do this...



Do just the front flap of the mechanism…don’t put glue on the inside edge!


Number one, I had too much glue on the flap AND I put glue on the edge in back of it. You do want the small floating panel to come all the way out to the mechanism edge to hide the mechanism though. I removed the glue with cornstarch and a glue eraser. What a mess! “Ugh”ly!!

Fussy cut flowers and leaves from the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper (There is a pattern that you can use the coordinating dies. You’ll see that for my final card.) 

Arrange according to your preference and adhere to Basic White with liquid glue. You should end up with this...



I added the “Happy Anniversary” with Peel Off Stickers that I bought at a craft store and wrapped a length of Gold Simply Elegant Trim around the card and tied a bow.


Now, here is my final card using Fresh Freesia, Gorgeous Grape and the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper







I'm entering one card in the Creations in Pink: Challenge #46 - Mainly Pink and The Four Seasons Challenge June - Anything Goes Summer. The other card I am entering in Colorful Options - Precious Purple. Just look at their luscious mood board and M & M's to boot! 

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you have a great weekend. 
Please come back on Monday for more M & M's!

29 comments:

  1. WOW!

    So pleased to see your entry here at Creations in Pink.
    This is a lovely project.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Jackie DT @ Creations in Pink

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  2. It is a gorgeous card! Thank you for joining our challenges at Colorful Options and Four Seasons!
    Diane CO DT and FS DT {Nellies Nest}
    {Colorful Options}

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  3. Congrats on your GD gig! You ARE the queen of fun folds, after all, very well-deserved! These are beautiful cards...might give one a go if I get time! TFS the directions!

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  4. It looks like it's bigger than the medium SU
    envelopes - correct?

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    1. It fits in an A2 card and weighs less than an ounce. It does not exceed extra postage as far as I can tell.

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  5. Oh, Karen, this fun fold is so cool! I really love the multiple layers, giving you so much space for pretty details. I can't thank you enough for being my Guest Designer while my craft room is all in boxes! You have given me lots of inspiration for my future craft room. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. It truly a challenge. You are most kind with your comment.

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  6. I love you card! I'm going to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you. I wish I knew who you are so I could see your card!

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  7. Congratulations on your guest spot. Your cards are just beautiful. The folds are great. Thank you for joining us at The Four Seasons Challenge. Bunny - designer for The Four Seasons Challenge

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  8. Wow! That's a very fancy fancy-fold!! Love the colors, such a pretty design! :)

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  9. Congratulations on your Guest Designer spot!! And I love this card - and the fold!! TFS the instructions with us! :)

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  10. Wow, what a great fun fold! Thanks for all the picture directions!

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  11. What an amazing card, Karen!! Congrats! :)

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  12. I love the design of your card and those flowers are lovely! Thanks for joining us at The Four Seasons Challenge!

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  13. Love your card and wish you would do a video on You Tube. Perfect card for this stamp and die set. A must have.

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    1. Thank you but I don't have video equipment. One of my teammates is going to do one I think.

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  14. This is so pretty and super creative. Thanks for sharing it with us at THe Four Seasons Challenge Blog and please visit again soon.

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