Friday, May 12, 2023

Stampin' Up! Game On 80th Birthday Card for the Creative Creases Challenge #57 - ATG with a Fun Fold

Good morning, peeps. It's another every other Friday Fun Fold at Creative Creases and here's what I created for the challenge today...

Let's take a closer look at my fun fold, shall we?

It doesn't really look like a fun fold, does it! Until...

Ah, yes, it's what my friend and upline, Mary Deatherage, calls a "Book-Fold Easel"

I took the liberty of copying her template (thank you, Mary!) and typed up instructions if you want to make my card. If you want to see Mary's, look here and here (that one has a video tutorial and is my favorite of the two!

In addition to cardstock and silver foil, you will need Large Number Dies (retired), Game On Stamp Set (retired), Quartrefoil Tile Embossing Folder, about 12" Red Faux Linen 3/8" Ribbon (retired), Peaceful Deer Stamp Set (retired), liquid glue, glue dots, Dimensionals, Pearl Basic Jewels (retired), ink, and clip art for the inside and computerized greeting. I'm sorry most everything is retired but this was a commissioned card for an 80 year old woman who loves playing poker!


Real Red Cardstock: 4 1/4" x 11" (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2", 6 3/4" x 8 7/8")

Basic Black Cardstock: 4 1/8" x 4 1/8" (x2 - mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 1/8" x 4 1/8" (mat for book binding part);

Basic White Cardstock: 4" x 4" (x2 - front art panel and inner liner); 1” x 4” (embossed for book binding part)

Silver Foil – scrap for numbers

1. Score the 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Real Red cardstock at 5 1/2", 6 3/4" and 8 7/8".

2. Fold the 5 1/2" score line as a "valley" - then the 6 3/4" as a "mountain" - and the 8 7/8" score as a "valley" - burnishing each of the score lines with a bone folder.

3. Use Liquid Glue between the 5 1/2" and 6 3/4" scores and use that to adhere the front and back of the card base together to form the book fold.

4.  Emboss the 1” x 4” piece of Basic White and adhere it to the 1 1/8” x 4 1/8” piece of Basic Black cardstock.

5. Use Glue Dots to adhere a length of Red Faux Linen 3/8"  Ribbon around the matted panel.

6. Tie a smaller length of the ribbon around the wrapped ribbon to create a "faux bow" .

7. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the matted panel to the small section of the card front (book binding section)

8. Using the images from the Game On Stamp Set, stamp the poker hand in red ink and the clubs in black ink on the piece of 4" x 4" Basic White, along with the "Let's Celebrate" from the Peaceful Deer Stamp Set using black ink..

9. Adhere that to the 4 1/8" x 4 1/8" piece of Basic Black.

10.Use Liquid Glue on just the bottom panel of the card front to adhere the card front to the base.

11. Adhere computerized/clip art panel to the 4 1/8” x 4 1/8” Basic Black mat and adhere to inside of card

12. Run the "80" dies through a die cutting machine using Silver Foil and adhere with Dimensionals to add as a “stop”for the easel.

I hope you have the time to enter our challenge. Just click on the logo or the blue "challenge" and you'll be transported there immediately. Debbie, Rae and I hope to see your entry over at Creative Creases #57.

Thank you for stopping by today and if you have any questions, just drop me an email or ask in a comment.. Have a great weekend, be blessed and be a blessing


  1. Wow, Karen! This book easel card is perfect for such a special occasion! I really love this stamp set. My mom was a huge card fanatic and would have loved this one. Have a great weekend, my friend!

  2. Very cool! I love a good easel card, LOL!

  3. Awesome card Karen! Perfect for an 80th birthday. :)

  4. Love this Karen! Perfect use of an Easel Fold. Use of the "80" is such a great idea.


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