Fancy Folds

Woodland Wonder "W" Fold Card

Woodland Wonder W card frontWoodland Wonder "W" Fold Card Closed

Woodland Wonder W card insideWoodland Wonder "W" Fold Card Opened

The  easy "W" fold technique, combined with the cute Woodland Wonder stamp set, is sure to bring a smile.

This fold is featured in my April 2021 newsletter and includes a step-by-step tutorial with color photos in a pdf format.

It folds flat and will fit in a standard A2 envelope for easy mailing!

So fun, and perfect for any occasion!

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April Fresh Ideas-Faux Alligator Wallet Cards for Easy Gift-Giving

Spring and summer gift-giving is here!

Mother's Day, Father's Day, graduations, bridal and baby showers!

Learn how to create super easy gift card (or money) holders.

My Fresh Ideas Newsletter for April will feature 2 techniques for easy summer gift-giving:

Twist & Fold and Faux Alligator Wallet Card Techniques

(Click HERE  to view the Twist & Fold Gift Card Holder)

 

Geared Up Garage wallet outsideGeared Up Garage Faux Alligator Wallet Card Closed

Geared Up Garage wallet insideGeared Up Garage Faux Alligator Wallet Card Opened

Dino Days wallet cardDino Days Faux Alligator Card Closed

 

Dino Days wallet card openedDino Days Faux Alligator Card Opened

My April Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature this super easy Faux Alligator Wallet Card Pattern.

Lots of spaces to tuck gift cards, money, or greetings.
 
Perfect for masculine or kid gift-giving!

  And it easily fits inside an A2 envelope.

The possibilities are endless!

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on April 20, 2021.

Included in the Fresh Ideas Newsletter is a step-by-step written tutorial with color photos in a pdf format.

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April Fresh Ideas-Twist & Fold Gift Card Holder for Easy Summer Gift-Giving

Spring and summer gift-giving is here!

Mother's Day, Father's Day, graduations, bridal and baby showers!

Learn how to create super easy gift card (or money) holders.

My Fresh Ideas Newsletter for April will feature 2 techniques for easy summer gift-giving:

Twist & Fold and Faux Alligator Wallet Card Techniques

Click  HERE to see the Faux Alligator Wallet Cards

The first is the easy Twist & Fold pattern.

Start with a couple of quick score lines, then an easy fold, and you'll have a card that has a pocket on the front and a pocket on the inside. 

Perfect for inserting a gift card or money.

  And it easily fits inside an A2 envelope.

Twist and Fold CardTwist & Fold Gift Card Holder Closed

Twist and Fold inside with gift cardTwist & Fold Gift Card Holder Opened

Option: Add a pop of color to the designer paper using Stampin' Blends or Stampin' Write Markers:

Twist and Fold with color

My April Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature this super easy Twist & Fold Gift Card Pattern.

The possibilities are endless!

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on April 20, 2021.

Included in the Fresh Ideas Newsletter is a written tutorial in a pdf format.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime from April 20-May 17, 2021 to receive this tutorial.

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Once the sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via email in pdf format as my gift to you.

 

Happy Stampin'!

Happy Easter-Jar of Flowers Pop-Up Card

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Jar of flowers pop up easter insideJar of Flowers Easter Pop-Up Card Opened

My Fresh Ideas Newsletter for March features 3 super easy pop-up cards for Easter!

This is the third card made using Flowers for Every Season DSP and Jar of Flowers stamp set.

You can see the other two pop-up cards HERE.

The possibilities are endless with this easy pop-up pattern.

This tutorial hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on March 16, 2021, but there is still time to receive your own copy!

Included in the Fresh Ideas Newsletter is a written tutorial in a pdf format.

Also included are 2 video tutorials.

The first is a video tutorial on how to create the pop-up card base and mechanism.

The second is a video tutorial on how I put together the Steam Punk Easter card.

These video tutorials are exclusive to those on my newsletter mailing list.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime from March 15-April 12, 2021 to receive this tutorial.

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Once the sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via email in pdf format as my gift to you.

Happy Stampin'!

Double Fold Multi-Scoop Ice Cream Cone Card-Sweet Ice Cream

Double fold ice cream scoops opened

Add sweetness to someone's day with the Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set.

The set includes ice cream cones, sprinkles, birthday greetings, sweet sentiments, and more.

The Sweet Ice Cream Bundle includes the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set and coordinating Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch.

Items can be purchased individually, but are discounted 10% when purchased as a bundle.

The Sweet Ice Cream Bundle is featured in my March 2021 newsletter.

Projects  include this easy double-fold, multi-scooped ice cream cone (with an exclusive video tutorial).

It folds flat and will fit in a standard A2 envelope for easy mailing!

So fun, and perfect for any sweet occasion!

Want to learn more?

There's still time to get your copy of my March 2021 newsletter delivered right to you email inbox.

Add your name to my mailing list anytime between now and April 5, 2021.

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Once the easy signup process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial as my gift to you!

I hope to hear from you soon.

 

Happy Stampin'!

March Fresh Ideas-Easy Pop-Up Cards for Easter

My Fresh Ideas Newsletter for March will feature 3 super easy pop-up cards for Easter!

This is the second card which I created for our 4 year-old granddaughter.

Very girly with shades of pinks and flowers.

And very different from the Steam Punk Easter card I created for her 1 year-old brother!

You can view the Steam Punk Easter Pop-Up Card Here

Madysen pop up inside 1Flowers for Every Season Easter Pop-Up Card Closed

Madysen pop up insideFlowers for Every Season Easter Pop-Up Card Opened

My March Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature this super easy pop-up card technique.

The possibilities are endless with this easy pop-up pattern.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on March 16, 2021.

Included in the Fresh Ideas Newsletter is a written tutorial in a pdf format.

Also included are 2 video tutorials.

The first is a video tutorial on how to create the pop-up card base and mechanism.

The second is a video tutorial on how I put together the Steam Punk Easter card.

These video tutorials are exclusive to those on my newsletter mailing list.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime from March 15-April 12, 2021 to receive this tutorial.

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Once the sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via email in pdf format as my gift to you.

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March Fresh Ideas- Super Easy Pop-Up Cards for Easter

My Fresh Ideas Newsletter for March will feature 3 super easy pop-up cards for Easter!

This is the first card which I created for our 1 year-old grandson.

He is a very busy guy who loves wheels, gears, and moving parts.

I knew I wanted to use the Garage Gear dies and metallic foil paper for his card.

That idea turned into a Steam Punk  design for a  non-traditional Easter card!

Ryan steam punk outsideSteam Punk Easter Pop-Up Card Closed

Ryan steam punk insideSteam Punk Easter Pop-Up Card Opened

 

My March Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature this super easy pop-up card technique.

The possibilities are endless with this easy pop-up pattern.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on March 16, 2021.

Included in the Fresh Ideas Newsletter is a written tutorial in a pdf format.

Also included are 2 video tutorials.

The first is a video tutorial on how to create the pop-up card base and mechanism.

The second is a video tutorial on how I put together the Steam Punk Easter card.

These video tutorials are exclusive to those on my newsletter mailing list.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime from March 15-April 12, 2021 to receive this tutorial.

To sign up, please use the Sign Up Box located in the upper right hand corner of this page.

Once the sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via email in pdf format as my gift to you.

Happy Stampin'!

February Fresh Ideas-Drapery Fold Cards

Sweet Strawberry FinalDrapery Fold Pattern #1

 

Butterfly Gala finalDrapery Fold Pattern #2

 

Friend Like You FinalDrapery Fold Pattern #3

The Drapery Fold is fun and different, providing texture and interest to your card creations.
 
My February Fresh Ideas Newsletter will feature 3 types of Drapery Folds.
 
The first is one with large folds or pleats graduating down at an angle.
The pleats can run vertically from top to bottom or bottom to top, or horizontal from left to right or right to left. 
Use double-sided designer paper for contrasting patterns.
The possibilities are endless!
 
The 2nd Drapery Fold has smaller folds or pleats that pop up and run straight across the card front. 
 
The 3rd Drapery Fold is this free-form folding technique. 
No pre-scoring per a pattern.  Just fold the paper back on itself, letting the paper determine the fold.

Want to learn more?

My February Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature Drapery Fold Cards.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on February 16, 2021.

Included in the Fresh Ideas Newsletter is a written tutorial with photos in a pdf format.

Also included are video tutorials on how to create the 3 Drapery Fold Patterns.

These video tutorials are exclusive to those on my newsletter mailing list.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime from February 15-March 15, 2021 to receive this tutorial.

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Once the sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via email in pdf format as my gift to you.

I hope to hear from you!

Happy Stampin'!

Tuxedo Pop-UpCards-November Fresh Ideas

Tree Angle pop up card

Tuxedo Pop-Up Cards!

Create fun 3D pop-up cards using the Tuxedo Pop-Up Card technique. 

This is a simple fold that will provide that WOW factor to your creations.

The possibilities are endless for all season and occasion crafting.

Want to learn more?

My November Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Tuxedo Pop-Up Card Technique.

Two cards will be featured.

The first is this holiday card using Tree Angle stamp set and coordinating Stitched Triangle Dies.

The second is a fall-themed card covered with colorful Stitched Leaves.

(See sample Here)

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on November 17, 2020.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime from November 17 to December 14, 2020 to receive this tutorial in a pdf format, complete with photos and step-by-step instructions.

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I hope to hear from you soon!

Happy Stampin'!

November Fresh Ideas-Tuxedo Pop Up Cards

Pop Up Card Front

Pop Up Card SideTuxedo Pop-Up Card Side View

Pop up card closedTuxedo Pop-Up Card folds flat for mailing.

Tuxedo Pop-Up Cards!

Create fun 3D pop-up cards using the Tuxedo Pop-Up Card technique. 

This is a simple fold that will provide that WOW factor to your creations.

The possibilities are endless for all season and occasion crafting.

Want to learn more?

My November Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Tuxedo Pop-Up Card Technique.

Two cards will be featured.

The first is this one covered with colorful Stitched Leaves for a fall-theme.

The second is a Christmas card using Tree Angle stamp set and coordinating Triangles Dies.

(check back for the sample on my posting dated 11/19)

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on November 17, 2020.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime from November 17 to December 14, 2020 to receive this tutorial in a pdf format, complete with photos and step-by-step instructions.

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Once the sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via email in pdf format as my gift to you.

I hope to hear from you!

 

Happy Stampin'!

Festive Post Bay Window Card

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The Bay Window Fold is now my favorite!

It's so easy to do, and it really adds a special WOW to your creations.

For this card, I paired it with one of my favorite stamp sets, Festive Post.

It's perfect for all season stamping and coordinates with the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch.

This card was featured in my October newsletter which hit e mail inboxes on the 6th.

You can still receive the October newsletter with instructions on how to do the Bay Window Fold by adding your name to my mailing list before November 2, 2020.

Just use the sign up box located in the upper right-hand corner of this page.

I hope to hear from you!

 

Happy Stampin'!

Evergreen Embossed Feels Like Frost Bay Window Card

Bay window card

Here's another Feels Like Frost Bay Window card that has been embossed using the Evergreen Embossing Folder.

You can see my first Feels Like Frost Bay Window Card HERE

The Feels Like Frost 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper is so pretty and the possibilities are endless for using it for the Bay Window Fold Technique.

The Bay Window Fold Technique has fast become one of my all-time favorite fancy folds!

It's so easy to create, and it provides that special WOW factor!

It folds flat so it fits in a standard A2 envelope so no extra postage should be needed.

I embossed the designer paper using the new Evergreen Embossing Folder, then sponged on some Seaside Spray and Misty Moonlight inks over the raised images to pop them up even more.

To add some shimmer, I added Frosty White Shimmer Paint applied with a sponge dauber and then the glimmer paint,Wink of Stella.

I used the greeting from the stamp set Christmas Gleaming for the tab that keeps the bay window open.

For complete instructions in a pdf format for the Bay Window Fold Technique, be sure to add your name to my mailing list by October 19th, 2020.

This fold was featured in my mid-month Fresh Ideas Newsletter that hit e mail inboxes on September 22nd. 

You can still get a copy of the newsletter before October's Fresh Idea hits e mail in boxes on October 20th, 2020.

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Feels Like Frost Evergreen Embossed Bay Window Card

Feels Like Frost Bay Window Card

Feels Like Frost Bay Window Card open

The Bay Window Fold Technique has fast become one of my all-time favorite fancy folds!

It's so easy to create, and it provides that special WOW factor!

It folds flat so it fits in a standard A2 envelope so no extra postage should be needed.

For this card, I combined the fold with the pretty winter-themed Filled with Frost 6"x6" Designer Series Paper.

I embossed the paper using the new Evergreen Embossing Folder, then sponged on some Seaside Spray and Misty Moonlight inks over the raised images to pop them up even more.

To add some shimmer, I added Frosty White Shimmer Paint applied with a sponge dauber and then the glimmer paint,Wink of Stella.

I used the stamp set Posted for you and card stock punched out using various circle punches to create the tab that keeps the bay window open.

"merry Christmas" from Posted for You was also stamped on the inside panel.

For complete instructions in a pdf format for the Bay Window Fold Technique, be sure to add your name to my mailing list by October 19th, 2020.

This fold was featured in my mid-month Fresh Ideas Newsletter that hit e mail inboxes on September 22nd. 

You can still get a copy of the newsletter before October's Fresh Idea hits e mail in boxes on October 20th, 2020.

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I hope to hear from you soon!

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Jar of Flowers Pocket Card

Pocket card

Pocket card with insert

This pocket card  is one of the featured projects found in my June newsletter.

It features the new stamp set Jar of Flowers, and the Flowers for Every Season 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper.

It's fun and easy to create!

For step-by-step instructions, please sign up to receive my June newsletter by July 6, 2020.

The Sign Up box is located in the upper right-hand box of this page.

Once the easy sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial  as my gift to you.

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

June Fresh Ideas-Double Point Fold Cards

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Double PointDouble Point Fold, Mountain Air

 

The Double Point Fold is super simple to create, yet adds a fun dimension to card creations.

Want to learn more?

My June Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Double Point Fold Technique and will feature the stamp sets Jar of Flowers and Mountain Air.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on June 23, 2020.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime from June 23-July 20, 2020 to receive this tutorial complete with photos and step-by-step instructions.

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Once the sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via email in pdf format as my gift to you.

I hope to hear from you!

Anne

Happy Stampin'!

January Fresh Ideas-Easy Bridge Cards

Create 3D pop up scenic cards using the easy Bridge Card Technique!
 
Bridge card openMountain Air Bridge Card Opened
 
Bridge card closedMountain Air Bridge Card Closed
 
For this card, the bridge is scored so the card can be folded to fit in an A2 envelope for easy mailing.
 
Friendly Silhouettes Bridge Card
Bridge card
Or, you can make this card where the bridge is not scored so the card will not fold flat.
 
Either way, Bridge Cards are easy to create, and the possibilities are endless!

Want to learn more?

My January Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Bridge Card Technique using the Mountain Air and Friend Like You Bundles.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on January 21, 2020.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime in January 2020 to receive this tutorial complete with step-by-step instructions.

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I hope to hear from you!

Anne

Mountain Air Bundle

Mountain air bundle

Friend Like You Bundle

Friend Like You Bundle

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Tri-Fold Snow Globe Card

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Tri fold snow globe insideTri-Fold Snow Globe Card Inside

Recently, I saw this idea online to create a tri-fold card using the Still Scenes stamp set and coordinating Snow Globe Scenes Die.

Unfortunately, I don't remember who I got the idea from.

As things usually happen, I see an idea, then try to recreate it from memory.

Sometimes that doesn't work, but in this case, it did!

It was actually pretty simple once I figured out how I was going to make the tri-fold.

I simply cut 2 card bases.  The first is a regular-sized card base measuring 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".

The second measures 5 1/4" x 4".

Once all the stamping and decorating were done, I simply glued the smaller base inside the larger base.

Easy, Easy!

For the inside of the snow globe, I stamped the outline image from Still Scenes on the starry designed piece of Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper using Night of Navy ink.  Then, I cut it out using the coordinating Snow Globe Scenes Die.

The deer and the snow globe base overlay were cut out of Gold Glimmer paper.  The trees were cut out of Pretty Peacock Foil paper.

All images except for the snow flakes were stamped using the Stamparatus.

Still Scenes/Snow Globe Scenes Dies

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Still Scenes

Ink: Night of Navy

Paper: Very Vanilla, Gold Glimmer, Pretty Peacock Foil, Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper

Accessories: 2 1/2" circle punch, Big Shot, Snow Globe Scenes Die, Mini Dimensionals, Tombow Multi-purpose Glue, Stamparatus, ribbon out of my stash

 

Happy Stampin'!

Merry Christmas-Tri-Fold Snow Front Card

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Snow Front Tri fold insideTri-Fold Snow Front Card Inside

This card was inspired by an idea I saw from Michelle Last.

It is an easy tri-fold card using Snow Front, one of my favorite stamp sets found in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.

This stamp set is perfect for my surrounding in the mountains of southern Colorado.

The mountains, trees, creek, and deer. 

Plus the little cabin which reminds me of our little house in the big forest.

This stamp set has it all!

Card measures 9 3/4" x 5 1/2" and was scored at 3 1/4" and 6 1/2".

I stamped the mountains using a combination of Night of Navy, Highland Heather and Seaside Spray inks.

Once stamped, I trimmed around them using a pair of scissors.

The cabin, deer, snowman, and greeting were stamped using the Stamparatus.

The mountains, trees, water, and landscape were stamped free hand.

It came together pretty easily.  I hope you'll give it a try.

Thanks Michelle for your inspiration!

Snow Front will be the featured product in my December newsletter which will hit e mail inboxes today,  December 10th.

Please add your name to my mailing list to get your own copy.

The sign up box is located in the upper right-hand corner of this page.

It will also be featured in upcoming blogs posts during December, so stay tuned!

Snow Front

Snow frontSupplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Snow Front, Still Scenes (greeting)

Ink: Night of Navy, Highland Heather, Seaside Spray, Early Expresso, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green

Accessories: Stamparatus

Happy Stampin'!

Dahlia Fold Friend to Friend-Nacho Average Sketch #133

Time for a sketch challenge this week over at the Nacho Average site.

Here's my contribution:

Dahlia Fold 001

For this card, I created a Dahlia Fold flower made using Back to Black Designer Series Paper.

This site has good instructions on how to do the dahlia fold.

For the petals, you'll need to punch 9 circles out of Designer Series Paper or card stock (Designer Series Paper is a little easier to fold), and 1 larger circle out of card stock (Basic Black on mine) to use as the base to build your flower.  I used my 1-1/4" circle punch for the petals and my 1 3/4" circle punch for the base.  After you've folded your petals, apply glue onto the 1 3/4" circle base and arrange the petals, meeting the points of each at the center of the base.  You may have to adjust the petals to fit side by side and to fill in any gaps.  Use a color that is found in your Designer Series Paper as your base so if there are any small gaps, they won't be noticeable. 

Here's the original sketch:

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Be sure to check out each of the Design Team's entries to the challenge and leave a comment if you can.  It means a lot to all of us!  We'd also love for you to play along with the weekly challenges.  A Linky Tool has been added so you can upload your creation to the Nacho Design Team site. 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Gorgeous Grunge

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, Banners and Bitty Banners Framelits, 1 1/4", 1 3/4" Circle and 7/8" Scallop Circle punches, Real Red button, white Baker's twine, Mini Glue Dot, Glue Stick

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Happy Stampin'!