Category: Fun Fold

Give it a Whirl Penguin Place Card

Here is a card example of using the Give it a Whirl Dies, the Penguin Place bundle along with new Sale-A-Bration (SAB) Paper. I love interactive cards and also love getting free items to make projects! This card uses the Penquin Place SAB paper, free with a $50 purchase until Sept. 30 or while supplies last. Another card example at the bottom of this blog uses the Peaceful Prints–both equally adorable!

Give it a Whirl


  • Basic White cardstock: 5.5″x 8.5, scored at 4.25″ along the 8.5″ side; (1) 3.75″ x 2 1/8″; (1) piece for 3 3/4″ square piece for dial die cut; piece for 1 3/8″ circle; piece for penguin punch
  • Fresh Freesia cardstock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Penguin Place Designer Series Paper: 4.25″ x 5.25″
  • White Glitter Paper: pieces for glacier, snowflake and icicle dies cuts; optional piece for hat and scarf
  • Basic Black cardstock: piece for penguin body
  • Pumpkin Pie cardstock: piece for feet punch

Preparation for Give it a Whirl card:

  • Using the Penguin Punch, punch the penguin body from Basic Black cardstock, the middle of the penguin with Basic White and the feet with Pumpkin Pie cardstock. Next, adhere pieces together. Note: the feet look good in front on the white or behind the black penguin body. Stamp the eyes in Tuxedo Black ink and the nose in Pumpkin Pie ink.
  • Make a circle template for stamping the penguins onto to the spinning wheel. This template will prevent the extra ink from getting in the other windows. To make the template, die cut the spinning wheel from Basic White cardstock and then die cut a window out of it, like Figure 1.
Give it a Whirl
Figure 1.
  • Next, die cut the DSP using the Give it a Whirl Frame. Punch a 1 3/8″ circle in Basic White cardstock.
  • Die cut the icicles and glacier from the Polar Bear dies, and the snowflake from the So Many Snowflakes Dies using white glitter paper (non-SU).
  • Then die cut a spinning wheel from Basic White cardstock. Place the template (made earlier) over the spinning wheel, by lining up the open window with the embossed window frame on the spinning wheel. Stamp the penguin in Tuxedo Black ink so that his head and part of his shoulder is stamped in the open window. (Note: the excess ink from his body will stamp on the template and keep the spinning wheel clean of excess ink.) See Figure 2.
Give it a Whirl
Figure 2.
  • Move the template so the open window is in the next embossed window area on the spinning wheel. Stamp again the penguin head and partial shoulders.
  • Move the template so the open window is in the last embossed window area on the spinning wheel. Stamp sentiment in Fresh Freesia ink.
  • Now you can remove the template and stamp a hat in Fresh Freesia on one penguin and antlers in Soft Suede on the other penguin and any other things you would like (for example, there are snowflakes that come with this stamp set, too!)
  • Punch a small hole in the center of the 1 3/8″ circle.
  • Take the 2.25″ x 3.75″ Basic White Cardstock and place the hill die from the Polar Bears dies at the very top along the 3.75″ side to create a hill. Then, emboss this piece with the Bark 3D embossing folder so the bark is going horizontal along the 3.75″ side.


  • Fold the Basic White cardstock base in half. Adhere and center the piece of Fresh Freesia to the cardbase.
  • Place a brad through the front of the spinning wheel and through the center of the 1 3/8″ circle and lightly close brad. (Note: if the brad is too tight, the wheel will not spin freely). Put 2 dimensionals on the back of the 1 3/8″ circle. This 1 3/8″ circle will allow the spinning wheel to move more freely, as shown in Figure 3.
Give it a Whirl
Figure 3.
  • Set the spinning wheel behind the DSP, and line up the holes on the front of the DSP and the brad. Hold these 2 pieces in place and turn the DSP over so you can tell where to place the dimensionals on the DSP, making sure not to place a dimensional where the spinner will be turning.
  • Only take the backings off the dimensionals on the 1 3/8″ circle. Then hold the DSP and the spinner together and center onto the 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ Fresh Freesia cardstock. This allows you to place where the spinner properly. See Figure 4.
Give it a Whirl
Figure 4.
  • Now take the backings off the dimensionals on the back of the DSP, by keeping the brad and hole on DSP centered, place onto the Fresh Freesia cardstock. See Figure 5.
Give it a Whirl
Figure 5.
  • Now it’s time for the rest of the decorations! Adhere the snow hill at the bottom of the DSP.
  • Next, adhere the glacier with dimensionals on the front of the card. Adhere the icicles to the upper left part of the DSP. Place the penguin on top of the glacier with dimensionals. Adhere the glitter snowflake over the hole on the front of the card.

Here’s some alternative colors for additional ideas. I fussy cut the hat and scarf by stamping them on the back of glitter paper and then cutting them out. I think they should all have hats and scarves to keep them warm!

Give it a Whirl
Give it a Whirl


Creative Inking Blog Hop: Penguin Playmates SAB Paper

Creative inking blog hop

What a great time to get free items, like the Penguin Playmates 12″x12″ Designer Series Paper, to coordinate with the Playful Penguins bundle from the 2021 June-Dec. Mini catalog. This penguin is easy to make with the punch and stamp set–he is sooo cute and the paper and other cutouts from the paper give you so many options for cards.

Penguin Playmates

Measurements for card using Penguin Playmates:

  • Fresh Freesia Cardstock: Cardbase is 4.25″ x 11″, score at 2.75″ and 8.25″ along the 11″ side, piece for large scallop
  • Soft Succulent Cardstock: piece for circle inset
  • Basic Black Cardstock: piece for penguin
  • Basic White Cardstock: piece for penguin inset, piece for sentiment tag, (1) 4″ x 5.25″ for inside, piece for hat and scarf
  • Pumpkin Pie Cardstock: piece for 2 feet
  • Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper (SAB): Striped paper at 5.25″ x 2″; Snowflake paper at 5.25″ x 3″


  • To make penguin: Punch in black cardstock the penguin body and in white cardstock the penguin inset and adhere together. Stamp the eyes in Tuxedo black memento ink and the beak in Pumpkin Pie ink. Punch 2 feet using Pumpkin Pie cardstock and adhere to front of penguin. Stamp in Misty Moonlight ink a hat and scarf on Basic White cardstock then fussy cut them out. Adhere the hat and scarf onto the penguin.
  • Die cut the scallop circle in Fresh Freesia and the circle inset in Soft Succulent Cardstock and adhere together. Mount the penguin on top of Soft Succulent circle with dimensionals, using 2 regular size dimensionals and a mini dimensional for the hat.
  • Stamp in Misty Moonlight the hill as close to the top edge of the striped DSP as possible. Fussy cut the hill shape.
  • Die cut the sentiment tag in Basic White cardstock and stamp the sentiment on the tag in Misty Moonlight ink.
  • Cut the DSP in 1/2 at 2 5/8″ along the 5.25 side.
  • Stamp the Basic White inside with pine trees and presents in Soft Succulent ink and Misty Moonlight ink as shown.
Penguin Playmates


  • Fold the Fresh Freesia cardstock on the score lines toward the center, so they form a gate.
  • Adhere the snowflake paper at the top with each 1/2 being flush with center of the cardstock base. Next, adhere the striped paper at the bottom of the card, also with the paper being flush with the center of the cardstock base. Note: It will overlap with the snowflake paper.
  • Stamp pine trees in Soft Succulent ink and presents in Misty Moonlight ink on top of the hill of the striped paper.
  • Adhere the scallop with the penguin to the front of the card with dimensionals on one side of the scallop, leaving one side without dimensionals so the card will open.
  • Add the tag in the same way to the front of the card.
  • Add Rhinestones to the hat and next to the penguin.
  • Adhere the Basic White inside piece to inside of card.

To see what Susan Campfield has posted, click the image below:

Creative inking blog

To see what Kelly Acheson has posted, click the image below:

Creative Inking Blog

Supplies for card using Penguin Playmates Paper:

Creative Inking Blog Hop: The Dies Have It

Creative inking blog hop

I’ve been a stamper for a long time (30+ years–wow!) and when I say ‘The dies have it’, it means the dies have what it takes to make the card. In my opinion, the coordinating dies for Stampin’ Up stamp sets takes card making to a whole new level!! The new Pansy Patch bundle is one of those sets I fell in love with immediately. The die cuts for the pansy is so realistic with the embossed images that are made when you die cut the pieces. This card is an example of using mostly dies. Read on how to make this fun fold card using the Pansy dies.

Pansy dies


  • Gorgeous Grape Cardstock: 5.5″ x 8.5″, scored at 4.25″ along 8.5″ side; cardstock for 4 die cut pieces
  • Basic White: 5.25″ x 8.25″ scored at 2.25″ & 4.25″ along the 8.25″ side, cardstock for center piece of pansy, cardstock for a white circle die cut
  • Highland Heather Cardstock: cardstock for 2 pansy petals
  • Garden Green Cardstock: cardstock for 2 leaves
  • Evening Evergreen Cardstock: cardstock for 2 die cut leaf overlays
  • Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper: 4″x5.25″


  • Die cut in Gorgeous Grape cardstock the outline of the pansy (3 pieces total), middle of pansy and small flower piece for inside. Using Gorgeous Grape cardstock, die cut the largest scalloped circle from the layering Circles die set. Then die cut a circle from the center of the scallop to create a frame.
  • Next, die cut in Highland Heather cardstock the 2 petals and the small flower for the inside of the card.
  • Using Basic White cardstock, die cut the middle piece of the pansy and sponge daub with Daffodil Delight ink in the center of the white. Also die cut a Basic White circle, using the same size circle used to make the scalloped frame.
  • Then die cut the leaves in Garden Green cardstock and the 2 overlays in Evening Evergreen. Die cut the stem for the inside of the card in Garden Green.
  • Stamp sentiment in Gorgeous Grape and die cut with Stitched Rectangle.
  • Adhere the DSP to the front of the Gorgeous Grape cardstock card base. Die cut a circle through the front of card (slightly more to the top so that you have room for the sentiment). (Note: Use the same size circle used to create the scallop frame.) Note: you will not use these circle die cuts on this card.
Pansy dies

Assembly for Pansy Dies card:

  • Assemble the pansy and leaves and adhere to the white die cut circle.
  • Pansy Petals
    • Center and adhere the 3.75″ section of the 5.25″ x 8.25″ piece of Basic White cardstock to the inside of the Gorgeous Grape card base, making sure the scored section is to the right. On the first score line, fold the Basic White cardstock as a valley (or to the left) and fold the second score line as a mountain (or to the right)..
    • Close the card. Place adhesive on the 1/2 circle of white folded cardstock you can see underneath the circle cutout on the front. Place the circle with the pansy through the circle on the front of the card, onto the adhesive on the white folded cardstock.
    • Assemble and place the small pansy bloom on the inside of the card.
    • Adhere Gorgeous Grape scalloped frame around circle cut out on front of card. Adhere the sentiment to the front of the card with dimensionals.
    Pansy dies

    Hop this way to see Sue Leher’s blog post:

    Hop this way to go to the prior blog by Kelly Acheson:

    Supplies for Pansy Dies Card:

    Hydrangea Haven Four Panel Card

    Mother’s Day is right around the corner and this Hydrangea Haven Four Panel card would be a perfect card to give to that special Mom in your life. The Hydrangea Hill Designer Series paper and the Hydrangea Haven bundle is retiring on May 3rd, so order soon if you would like to make this card!

    Hydrangea Haven
    Hydrangea Haven
    Click picture to watch video.


    Basic White cardstock: 12” x 5.5” scored at  1”, 4 3/8”, and 7.75” (cardbase), 3″x4.5″; pieces for punch and labels
    Hydrangea Hill Designer Paper: 5” x 4.25”, (2) 4.75″ x 3; (2) 4 1/8″ x 2 5/8″
    Gorgeous Grape cardstock: piece to diecut and punch labels and hydrangea
    Highland Heather cardstock: piece to diecut and punch labels and hydrangea
    Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass Designer Acetate: piece to diecut scalloped oval
    Old Olive cardstock: piece to diecut leaves and leaf detail


    • Punch white label in Basic White Cardstock and in Highland Heather cardstock. Stamp flowers in Gorgeous Grape ink.
    • Die cut one hydrangea (both the intricate floral and solid flower) in Highland Heather cardstock and one in Gorgeous Grape cardstock.
    • Die cut 4 small flowers in Highland Heather cardstock.
    • Diecut 2 stems in Old Olive cardstock (both the intricate leaves and the solid stem)
    • Using the oval punch, punch the larger oval in Gorgeous Grape cardstock and the smaller oval in Basic White cardstock. Stamp sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink.
    • Die cut 2 rectangular labels in Basic White cardstock and stamp sentiments in Gorgeous Grape ink.


    Hydrangea Haven
    1. First, fold the white card base accordion style so that you have three panels, with the 1″ strip showing on the top of the stack.
    2. Attach the 1” strip to the 3 x 4.5” Basic White cardstock, which will be the first panel of your card. Cut the excess on the 1″ strip above the 3 x 4.5″ basic off.
    3. Adhere the two smaller designer paper pieces to the front of the card and the first inside panel.
    4. Adhere the two medium-size designer paper pieces to the second and third inside panels.
    5. Adhere the 5” x 4.25” designer paper to the fourth inside panel.
    6. Adhere the message pieces to the first, third and fourth inside panels with your adhesive. Be sure to adhere the Happy Birthday label more toward the left side of the fourth inside panel so it won’t show with the card closed.
    7. Adhere the oval diecut Mercury Acetate to the second inside panel
    8. Note: For the small hydrangea cluster label, cut the Highland Heather light purple label in half to layer it behind the stamped white label.
    9. Adhere the leaf detail diecuts to the leaf diecuts using liquid glue.
    10. Adhere the Hydrangea flower diecuts to the plain floral outline diecuts.
    11. Use dimensionals to apply the Highland Heather hydrangea to the second panel.
    12. Cut one branch of leaves apart for the second panel. Adhere it under your light purple flower pieces and adhere to second panel.
    13. Adhere the full branch and dark purple floral pieces to the fourth inside panel.
    14. Adhere the stamped white oval to the dark purple oval and use pop dots to place it on the card front.
    15. Add two small hydrangea petals to each side of your label. Add Pastel Pearls.
    16. Use glue dots to add the bow.

    Supplies for Hydrangea Haven Four Panel card:

    Dragonfly Garden Book Binding Fun Fold

    This book binding fun fold using the Dragonfly Garden bundle makes a great masculine card or general card. Read on or watch the video to learn how to make this card.

    Dragonfly Garden
    Click on picture to watch video


    Basic Black cardstock: 8.5” x5.5” scored at 5.5” and 6.75” for cardbase ; 3”x3”; 3.5″ x 3.5″
    Mossy Meadow cardstock: (2) 4”x4”
    Basic White cardstock: 3.75” x3.75”
    Gold Foil Sheet: 3 3/16” x 3 3/16”; piece for small dragonfly
    Dandy Garden Designer Paper: 1 1/16” x 4 ”
    Mossy Meadow braided linen trim or black or crumb cake twine : 12”


    Cut cardstock as directed in Measurements section.
    Using the 3″ x 3″ piece of black cardstock, stamp the wildflowers and small dragonflies in Versarmark and then cover with Heat & Stick powder, and ‘flick’ off excess powder. Heat until powder becomes clear. Rub gilded leafing over the Heat & Stick powder until images are covered.
    Stamp in Mossy Meadow the small dragonflies on the 3.75″ x 3.75″ Basic White cardstock.


    • First, fold your Basic Black card base along the 5.5” score line so that the 6.75” score line is showing on the card front.
    • Use adhesive or liquid glue on the inside of your card to adhere the 1.25” “book binding” portion. (The front of your card should have a 1.25” left side that is glued down and doesn’t open, while the rest of the card opens.)
    • Adhere one of the 4”x4” Mossy Meadow cardstock pieces inside the card.
    • Adhere the Basic White 3.75” x 3.75” cardstock piece inside the card.
    Dragonfly Garden
    Inside of Card
    • Adhere the Dandy Garden designer paper strip of your choice to the “book binding” portion of the card front.
    • Adhere the other 4”x4” Mossy Meadow CS to the card front.
    • Adhere the 3.5” x 3.5” Basic Black CS to the card front.
    • Adhere the 3 3/16” x 3 3/16” Gold Foil sheet to the card front.
    • Adhere the stamped, gilded leaf Black CS to the card front.
    • Use a small Stampin’ Dimensional to adhere the tiny gold foil dragonfly to the card front.
    • Wrap the Mossy Meadow or black or tan twine around the “book binding” and tie in a knot, cutting off any excess twine.
    Dragonfly Garden
    Alternative Version

    Supplies for Dragonfly Garden Bookbinding Card:

    Art Gallery Z-Fold Layer Card

    Here is a festive Art Gallery Z-fold Layer card that has a different take on the traditional z-fold. I used the Art Gallery Stamp Set and coordinating dies and the Field and Flowers Designer Paper, which is one of the free Sale-a-Bration picks with a $50 purchase.


    • Misty Moonlight Cardstock
      • 4-1/4” x 9-3/4” scored parallel to short side at 3-1/4″ and 6-1/2”
      • 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
    • Basic White Cardstock
      • Two pieces that are 3″ x 4″
      • Scrap for die-cutting sentiment piece, flower and stem die cut
    • Basic Black
      • 4.25″ x 5.5″
    • Fields and Flowers Designer Paper
      • 4″ x 5-1/4″
      • 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″


    • Fold the Misty Moonlight layer at the scores to form a z-fold layer. 
    • Add the white layer to the front and inside of the z-fold.
    • Attach the smaller designer paper layer to the front white layer.
    • Attach the larger designer paper layer to the large black layer. Center and adhere the z-fold layer.
    • Ink up the “Thinking of You” sentiment with black Memento ink on the scrap white piece and die cut it.
    • Stamp the flower in Misty Moonlight and the leaves in Shaded Spruce and die cut both.
    • Adhere the flower, stem and sentiment to card front using dimensionals.

    Supplies for Art Gallery Z-fold Layer Card:

    A Touch of Ink Spotlight Technique

    This card uses A Touch of Ink stamp set and the Spotlight technique. A Touch of Ink is a Sale-A-Bration set you can get for free with a $50 purchase through February 2021. It is one of my favorite because of the two step stamping feature, dist-Ink-tive images, and the stamp set itself–butterflies and hummingbirds with flowers are high on my list in creating cards for others. Two-step stamping in this case is when you stamp the first image, which is an outline image, and then there is second stamp that will color in the outline image. Read on to see how easy it is to create this card!


    Blackberry Bliss card stock: 4.25″ x 11″, scored on the 11″ side at 5.5″, 2.75″ x 3.75″ for scalloped oval
    Very Vanilla card stock: (2) 4″ x 5.25″, (1) 2.5″ x 3.5″ for oval die cut

    Directions for A Touch of Ink card:

    The first step is to stamp the outline images on the 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Very Vanilla card stock. This card is oriented in portrait mode, where the 4″ side will be top and bottom and the sides will be the 5.25″ side. Stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black ink the flowers on the left hand side and primarily centered in the vertical middle. Add the hummingbird such that the tail is 1/4″ from the right edge and the beak is inside the flowers. Also stamp the sentiment.

    A Touch of Ink

    Using Blackberry Bliss ink, ink the flower second stamp and stamp inside the outline image of the flowers to add the color. Note: The stamp to add color is not an exact match to the outline stamp and this helps to provide a soft water color look. The hummingbird is stamped in Old Olive ink. The Blackberry Bliss blend pen was used to add color to the hummingbird. Add speckles randomly with the speckle stamp in the set in Old Olive ink around the flowers.

    A Touch of Ink

    Die cut an oval out of the Very Vanilla cardstock, to include the sentiment and a majority of the hummingbird.

    A Touch of Ink

    Layer the Hummingbird oval onto the Blackberry Bliss scalloped oval. Adhere the blackberry bliss ribbon to the lower front of the Very Vanilla cardstock. Next, adhere the 4″ x 5.25″ Very Vanilla card stock onto the front of the Blackberry Bliss card front. Adhere the hummingbird oval onto the front of the card with dimensionals, lining up the images to the front of the Very Vanilla base. Add Wink of Stella to the hummingbird for an added sparkle!


    Nature’s Beauty Trifold Window Card

    This Nature’s Beauty Trifold Window card will surprise your recipient! When the card is laying flat, it appears to be a standard card fold, however, once opened, it reveals a window and more layers inside! Learn how to make this card using this timeless stamp set

    Nature's Beauty Trifold Window Card


    Real Red cardstock: 5.5″ x 8.5″ scored at 4.25″ along the 8.5″ side
    Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper (DSP): 4″ x 5.25″
    Very Vanilla cardstock: 5.25″ x 8″, score at 2″, 4″ along the 8″ side, 4″ x 4″

    Directions for Nature’s Beauty Trifold Window Card:

    • Fold cardbase and adhere the 4″x5.25″ piece of DSP to the front of the card. Use the adhesive in the corners and primarily around the perimeter of the back of your designer paper, and not much in the center at all.
    • Use the Stitched Nested Label die that cuts a 2 3/8″ x 4.25″ opening, and center on front of card and die cut. Use the next size down Nested Label die and die cut from the 4″x4″ Very Vanilla cardstock. Layer this Very Vanilla stamped Nested label on top of the larger red Nested Label that was cut from the front of the card. (Note: The DSP that was cut from the front of the card will not be used on this card.)
    • Take your Very Vanilla Nested Label diecut and stamp a message in Real Red ink and the fox in Tuxedo black Memento ink.
    • On the large piece of Very Vanilla, stamp in the 4″x5.25″ section with the scored section to the right. Stamp the deer, rabbit, grass, shrubs in Tuxedo Black Memento and the sentiment in Real Red ink. To get the shrubs to appear as if they are behind the deer, mask the backend of the deer with a fussy cut piece of Post-It note paper.
    Nature's Beauty Trifold Window Card
    Figure 1: Stamp Deer, Rabbit, shrubs and sentiment.
    • Adhere this stamped section to the inside flap of card, with the scored portion of the Very Vanilla to the right. Fold the cardstock to the left of the first score line and then fold the remaining cardstock to the right of the next score line. Close the card.
    • Apply adhesive to the fold that is exposed through the Nested Label window and then apply the large shape cutout to the card.
    • Tie a 22″ piece of ribbon around the inside front of the card and tie a bow on the front side of the card.


    Poinsettia Petals Bridge Card

    I love bridge cards because they are easy and fancy and this Poinsettia Petals bridge card is no exception. Read on to learn how to make this 3D card. It’s great that it also fits into a standard A2 envelope just by folding to one side. Isn’t the flocked paper absolutely gorgeous?

    Poinsettia Petals bridge card


    Night of Navy card stock: (1) Card base 4.25″ x 8″ scored on the 8″ side: 1.25″, 2.5″ , 5.5″ and 6.75″, (1) bridge layer: 1″ x 5.5″
    Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper: 1″ x 4″ side panels
    Whisper White card stock: (2) 2.75″ x 4″: inside message & backside message, 4.25 x 5.5″ for poinstettia and leaves die cuts
    Balmy Blue Glimmer paper: 3″ x 3″ for sprigs


    • Fold on score lines. Fold the inside score lines to center of card, like a door, then fold outside score lines back to form a flap.
    • Adhere specialty paper strips to the flaps using glue dots or a light amount of adhesive to minimize the show-through of the adhesive.
    • Stamp sentiments in Misty Moonlight on the 2.75″ x 4″ pieces, one for the inside of the bridge card and one for the back and adhere to card.
    • Apply Night of Navy bridge strip across front of card using Tear & Tape on the backside of the strip, or other strong adhesive. Apply the left side of the bridge strip by folding the left side of the card flat. Then with the right side of the card extended and flat, adhere the right side of the bridge strip to the front of the right side of card.
    • Stamp 3 sizes of poinsettias and 2 leaves in Misty Moonlight ink on Whisper White cardstock and die cut. Also stamp the interior of the leaves with filler stamp.
    • Layer the poinsettias to each other in the center only, starting with the largest poinsettia to the smallest and offset the petals from each other on each layer.
    • Add dimensionals to the back of the poinsettia in the center only and adhere to front of bridge card.
    • Adhere leaves behind the poinsettia.
    • Die cut 2 sprigs and 1 poinsettia center from the Balmy Blue glimmer paper and apply adhesive to the back side of the sprigs on the lower half only then arrange them behind the poinsettia.
    • Adhere the Balmy Blue Glimmer poinsettia center to flower and add blue gem.

    Supplies for Poinsettia Petals Bridge Card

    Poinsettia Double Fan Fold Card

    Make this beautiful Poinsettia Double Fan Fold card in Night of Navy and Silver to dazzle your friends at the holidays. I love using blue and white for holiday cards–the colors remind me of the glistening snow and night skies. Since this card is also self-standing, it can be displayed for all to see!

    Poinsettia petals Double Fan Fold Card
    Poinsettia Petals Double Fan Fold Card
    Poinsettia Petals Double Fan Fold Card


    Night of Navy Cardstock: Card base 5.5″ x 7.5″, scored at 1.25″, 2.5″, 5″, 6.25″ on 7.5″ side; 2″x 3″ for poinsettia leaves
    Silver foil mat: 2.25″ x5.25″ for inside front; (4) 1″ x 2.25″ pieces for triangles; (2) 1″x 5″ for large triangles; piece for 2 sprigs
    Snowflake DSP: 2″ x 5″ for inside front, (4) 0.75″ x 2″ pieces for triangles
    Whisper White card stock: 4.25″ x 5.5″ for poinsettias, 3/4″ x 3″ for sentiment, 2.25″ x 5.25″ for back of card

    Directions for Poinsettia Double Fan Fold:

    • On Night of Navy cardstock on 7..5″ side, scored at 1.25″, 2.5″, 5″, 6.25″.
    • To make score lines, start from upper left corner (0) to bottom 2.5″ score line then score from 2.5″ score line to bottom left corner (0) on 7.5″ side (see Figure 1).
    • Score also from upper 5″ score line to bottom right (7.5″) corner; score from upper right corner (7.5″) to bottom left 5″ score line. (see Figure 1).
    Poinsettia Petals Double Fan Fold
    Figure 1: White lines are score llines.
    • Cut the silver foil 1″ x 2.25″ pieces at a diagonal. To do this, cut from upper left corner on 1″ side to lower right corner for 2 of the pieces. Next, cut from upper right corner to bottom left corner on 1″ side for the remaining 2 pieces (see Figure 2).
    • Cut DSP 0.75″ x 2″ pieces at a diagonal. To do this, cut 2 pieces from upper left corner on 0.75″ side to lower right corner then cut 2 pieces from upper right corner to bottom left corner on 0.75″ side (see Figure 2).
    Poinsettia Double Fan Fold Card
    Figure 2: Cut at a diagonal the pieces for small triangles.
    • Create triangles from the 1″ x 5″ silver strips. To do this, mark the center along the 5″ side on the backside of the silver strip. Cut from the center point to one end and then the same of the other (see Figure 3)
    Poinsettia Petals Double Fan Fold
    Figure 3: Cut a triangle from the 1″ x 5″ strip of silver foil.
    • Die cut and emboss 3 different size poinsettias in Whisper White cardstock. Next, die cut and emboss 2 Night of Navy leaves. Die cut 2 silver foil sprigs.
    • Stamp sentiment on 1″x3″ whisper white in Night of Navy ink.
    • Fold each diagonal score line on the Night of Navy cardstock and burnish with a bone folder (Figure 4)
    Poinsettia Petals Double Fan Fold
    Figure 4: Fold on the diagonals on each side of the card base
    • Create a mountain fold (noted with an ‘M’ on Figure 5) with the small top and bottom triangles on each side.
    Poinsettia Petals Double Fan Fold
    Figure 5: Create a Mountain fold with small triangles
    • Fold left side down on remaining folds (Figure 6) and burnish with bone folder. Do the same with the right side folds.
    Poinsettia Double Fan Fold
    Figure 6: Fold down left side and burnish with bone folder.
    • Fold sides to the back of the card along the 2 center scored lines (Figure 7.)
    Poinsettia Petals Double Fan Fold
    Figure 7: Fold sides to the back of the card along the center scored lines.
    • Adhere all triangle DSP pieces to silver foil mat triangle pieces.. Layer triangles on the Night of Navy cardstock.
    • Take large silver triangles and adhere to Night of Navy cardstock.
    • Layer the 2″x5″ DSP to the Silver Foil layer and adhere to the center of the card.
    • Gently curl each of the petals of the poinsettias upward with a bone folder. Adhere each poinsettia layer to each other, starting from largest to smallest. and offsetting the petals in each layer. Next, adhere poinsettia to center of card with dimensionals. Use a glue dot to adhere the beaded pearls to the center of the poinsettia.
    • Adhere the 2 Night of Navy leaves underneath the poinsettia, applying adhesive only to the bottom of the leaf. Adhere the 2 silver sprigs on top of the Night of Navy leaves, applying adhesive only at the bottom of the sprigs.
    • Apply the sentiment underneath the poinsettia using dimensionals.
    • Stamp the sentiment for the backside of the card using Night of navy ink.
    Poinsettia Petals Double Fan Fold Card
    • Apply Wink of Stella to the Poinsettia for some extra sparkle.
    Poinsettia Petals Double Fan Fold Card


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