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Fancy Fold Birthday Card

Recently I was asked to make a very special birthday card. I was so pleased with the results so I’ve decided to share it with all of you! Yes, it took a lot of pieces, a lot of products and a lot of time to create this “one of a kind” creation!

Here are the products used:

If you want to order, click on the image or the description and you’ll be directed to my online store!


Here are the instructions and dimensions for this card:

  • Whisper White Cardstock:
    • 1 pc 12″ x 5-1/2″, score at 4″, 7-1/2″, 11″
    • 1 pc 11″ x 5-1/2″, score at 3″, 6″, 8-1/2″
  • Highland Heather Cardstock:
    • 2 pcs 5-3/8″ x 2-3/8″
    • 2 pcs 5-3/8″ x 2-7/8″
    • 2 pcs 5-3/8″ x 3-3/8″
    • 2 pcs 5-3/8″ x 3-7/8″
  • Designer Series Paper (Lily Impressions):
    • 2 pcs 5-1/4″ x 2-1/4″
    • 2 pcs 5-1/4″ x 2-3/4″
    • 2 pcs 5-1/4″ x 3-1/4″
    • 2 pcs 5-1/4″ x 3-3/4″
  • Ribbon – 24″

Now here’s a look at the pages inside the card:

  • Fold each of the Whisper White Cardstock pieces on each of the score lines with each fold being the opposite direction from the last fold.
  • Use a strong adhesive like Tear ‘N Tape to attach the 1″ strip on the longer piece to the widest section of the shorter piece.
  • Attach 24″ of ribbon around the folded card being sure to have the front approximately 6″ shorter than the back. This will result in the tied bow being on the front edge.
  • Decide which side of the Designer Series Paper to display. Use Snail Adhesive to attach the DSP to the cardstock.
  • Arrange the layers in the desired locations. Use Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink to stamp the greetings. Cut the greetings out with dies and the Big Shot. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach as desired.
  • Use the Perennial Flower Punch to punch out flowers that have been stamped on Highland Heather Cardstock with Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink.
  • Use Snail Adhesive and Dimensionals to attach the flowers to the layers as desired.

Here’s another look at the finished project:

Scrappy Strips Card

Thanks to Bruno Bertucci for sharing his Scrappy Strips Card and the video on how to make it! I found that once you get started cutting the strips, there’s no end to the designs and quantity of cards you can create with just a few pieces of cardstock or Designer Series Paper.

For this card, I’ve used 2018-2020 In Colors that will be retiring soon. I hope you will be able to purchase all the inks, cardstock, and coordinating products before they sell out. You can see each of these colours (Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove, Call Me Clover, Blueberry Bushel, Lovely Lipstick) in the links below.

Here are the products used:

If you want to order, click on the image or the description and you’ll be directed to my online store!

Here are the dimensions and steps used:

  1. Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  2. Cut 2 pieces of Basic Black Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 4″. Use Snail Adhesive to attach 1 piece to the card base.
  3. Cut 1 piece of each colour at 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″: 
    1. Pineapple Punch Cardstock,
    2. Grapefruit Grove Cardstock,
    3. Lovely Lipstick Cardstock,
    4. Blueberry Bushel Cardstock
    5. Call Me Clover Cardstock.
  4. To make the strips, use the Paper Trimmer to cut strips of Pineapple Punch Cardstock, Grapefruit Grove Cardstock, Lovely Lipstick Cardstock, Blueberry Bushel Cardstock and Call Me Clover Cardstock.  Make sure that one end is wider than the other end.  No need to measure, just keep changing the angle of the cardstock as you cut the entire piece. For added dimension, you can use Textured Impressions Embossing Folders and the Big Shot.
  5. Use the 2nd Basic Black Cardstock as a base to glue the coloured strips on with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
    1. Start with the first piece being placed along the edge of the black cardstock.
    2. Alternate the colours as desired – position them with a small area of black showing in between each piece.
    3. The wide end and the narrow end of the strips should alternate at the top and the bottom.
  6. Let the glue dry before trimming the top layer to 5″ x 3-3/4″. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach to the Basic Black layer.
  7. Using Basic Black Memento Ink to stamp the greeting from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set on Grapefruit Grove Cardstock. Use the Story Label Punch to punch out the greeting.
  8. Use the Story Label Punch to punch out the background layer for the greeting. Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach to the back of the greeting.

Here’s another look – different orientation:

Accordion Fold Easter Card

Recently I did a video showing how to make an Accordion Fold Easter Card. It really looks like it would be hard to make but, thanks to JanB Cards, it really was quite easy!

This design can also be made into a mini-album by placing matted ovals or squares on each of the panels. Can you imagine what that would look like?

The colour scheme I used for the Accordion Fold Easter Card is Whisper White Cardstock and Daffodil Delight Cardstock. I used the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set and the Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper

Here are the products used:

If you want to order, click on the image or the description and you’ll be directed to my online store!


Here are the instructions and dimensions for this card:

  • Whisper White Cardstock:
  • 1 pc 12″ x 5-1/2″, score at 4″, 7-1/2″, 11″
  • 1 pc 11″ x 5-1/2″, score at 3″, 6″, 8-1/2″
  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock:
  • 2 pcs 5-3/8″ x 2-3/8″
  • 2 pcs 5-3/8″ x 2-7/8″
  • 2 pcs 5-3/8″ x 3-3/8″
  • 2 pcs 5-3/8″ x 3-7/8″
  • Designer Series Paper (Pleased As Punch):
  • 2 pcs 5-1/4″ x 2-1/4″
  • 2 pcs 5-1/4″ x 2-3/4″
  • 2 pcs 5-1/4″ x 3-1/4″
  • 2 pcs 5-1/4″ x 3-3/4″
  • Ribbon – 24″
  • Fold each of the Whisper White Cardstock pieces on each of the score lines with each fold being the opposite direction from the last fold.
  • Use a strong adhesive like Tear ‘N Tape to attach the 1″ strip on the longer piece to the widest section of the shorter piece.
  • Attach 24″ of ribbon around the folded card being sure to have the front approximately 6″ shorter than the back. This will result in the tied bow being on the front edge.
  • Decide which side of the Designer Series Paper to display. Use Snail Adhesive to attach the DSP to the cardstock.
  • Arrange the layers in the desired locations. Use Old Olive Classic Ink to stamp the tulip stems.
  • Use the Tulip Builder Punch to punch tulips and leaves from the DSP.
  • Use Daffodil Delight Classic Ink, Crushed Curry Classic Ink, and Calypso Coral Classic Ink to stamp tulips on Whisper White Cardstock. Punch images out with the Tulip Builder Punch.
  • Use Snail Adhesive and Dimensionals to attach the tulips and the leaves to the layers as desired.
  • Stamp the greetings desired from the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set with Green Apple Classic Ink on Whisper White Cardstock.
  • Use dies from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and the Big Shot to cut out the greetings. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach to the layers.

Get tips & tricks, as well as a peek at this card fully opened up, you can go here to see the video.

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