Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt Tri-Panel Fun Fold for The Paper Players

I’ve got another fun challenge for you today from the Paper Players – I hope that you’ll come on over and play!  We’re playing with a color challenge, and I didn’t get even a little jiggy with it! 😉

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending some of your weekend with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

I decided to make one last Valentine’s Day card for this challenge – giving me a great chance to use several pretty designs in the From My Heart Specialty DSP.  And, with that, I also pulled out the Heartfelt stamp set and the wonderful bundled Heart Punch Pack.  All on a fun-fold card.  Take a look-see:

And here’s this week’s colorful Paper Players challenge!  Join the fun and show us your projects! 🙂

This is called a Tri-Panel Fun Fold and I got the inspiration for it from my friend and teammate Karen Ksenzakovic who got it from our other teammate Barbara Ross, who saw a video on it from Tina Rappe!  Whew!  That’s a lot of talent right there.  Hope I did this justice – cuz it’s totally cool!

Also?  It’s totally easy, so…winner winner!

Being that it’s February and stuff, I figured a Valentine’s Day card would fit perfectly with this FUSION challenge.

I started with a “card base” of Basic Black and added a Real Red-matted piece of the From My Heart Specialty DSP.  The card base is flat – but is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (which means this one fits right in a regular A2 envelope!).

I cut the tri-panel part of the card from Flirty Flamingo and scored it at 1 1/2″, 3″, 5 1/2″ and 8″.  Then I folded each score line in opposite directions – starting with a “mountain” at the 1 1/2″ fold.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the last panel to a Basic Black mat and then to the card base.

All but one panel has a Basic Black-matted decoration – either a piece of the From The Heart Specialty DSP or a Whisper White sentiment panel.

On the Whisper White panel, I stamped a sentiment from the Heartfelt set in Real Red.  Over that, I added the small lace-y heart in stamped-off-once Flirty Flamingo.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the solid Happy Valentine’s Day heart in Real Red and cut it with the heart punch in the Heart Punch Pack.  I adhered it at a jaunty angle to the back panel.

For the front of the card, I made a stacked heart sentiment.  First, I stamped the dotted heart image from Heartfelt on a piece of Whisper White.  Inside that, in Real Red, is a sentiment from the set.  I also stamped the larger lace-y heart in Real Red and punched it out with the scalloped heart in the punch pack.

To make the stack, I started with a Flirty Flamingo Heart Doily, to which I adhered a loop of Real Red 3/8″ Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon with Glue Dots.  I popped the scalloped heart over that with Stampin’ Dimensionals – then added the sentiment with Liquid Glue.

I adhered the whole thing to the front-most panel of the tri-panel fold with Liquid Glue and that was it for the card.  When you make one of these – be sure that you only use the adhesive on HALF of your decoration!  Otherwise…fun-fold be like…glued shut! 😉

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the large Heartfelt heart in Real Red on the front…

…and one of the From My Heart papers on the envelope flap.

Et voila! Easy Peasy, huh?  I am loving this Tri-Panel Fun Fold and it is so Valentine-perfect with the Heartfelt stamp set and bundled Heart Punch Pack, don’t you think?  I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

Now – before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team





P.S.  Days are running out for my 2020 Coordination Product Special Bundles (ends on Tuesday, 11 Feb) and my Sticky Sweet Ordering Special (ends on Thursday, 14 Feb)


Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.

For all orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) that has my current host code applied or for individual orders of $150 or greater placed through me between now and midnight MT on Friday, 14 Feb, you’ll get your choice of a free adhesive!

This can be anything that Stampin’ Up! sells that could be used as an adhesive! And for the adhesives that are $5 or under, two packs will equal one choice (see the items with the (2) on the list below) so if you select those, you’ll get double…and who doesn’t like DOUBLE?!!

The adhesive will be in addition to the normal thank you gift that I order for you!! Plus, since your order will be over $50, you’ll earn Sale-A-Bration item(s) too. A big double whoo-hoo for more free goodies!!

And don’t forget that there will be 6 new Coordination Products available for purchase beginning on 4 Feb (see my note below!) so you can pick up the new items AND get a free adhesive from me!

***Please note, if your order is over $150, do not apply a host code. If you apply a host code to your order, it’ll take away your host benefits and we don’t want that! But don’t worry, you’ll still be eligible for the free gift and free adhesive offer!

Here’s a list of the adhesives you can choose from:

  • Stampin’ Dimensionals (2)
  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (2)
  • Black Stampin’ Dimensionals Combo Pack
  • SNAIL Refill (2)
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue (2)
  • Fine Tip Glue Pen
  • Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • Washi Tape
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Foam Adhesive Strips

I’ll be placing the order for the adhesives with my host orders on 16 Feb, so please be sure to send your selections right away when you order…otherwise I’ll pick one for you and send it out with your thank you gift!

Happy Shopping!

Coordination Product Release!

The Coordination Product Release is LIVE to customers!  Now you’ll be able to die cut images from some of your favorite sets in the 2020 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Flyer.

We’ve got FIVE cool Die Sets and a really fun Designer Series Paper!

Check them out!

Give the pics a click for printable flyers!

Coordination Products Ordering Details:

  • Ordering Dates:  4 February – 31 March 2020
  • Items available during this promotion can be added to any type of order: customer, workshop, and online orders.
  • No limits apply during the customer sales period.
  • Qualifying orders are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Coordination Product Release items can be added to a starter kit!  Click here to purchase your Starter Kit with me now!
  • Coordination Product Release items are offered until 31 March 2020 or while supplies last.  So order early to make sure that you can get the coordinating items that you are wanting!
  • Products are not part of Sale-A-Bration, and it must be purchased or redeemed for Stampin’ Rewards on qualifying orders.
  • There are no bundle item numbers; each item has its own individual item number.

Here are all the goodies in my Online Store – or….keep going to see my Special Bundles and save some GREEN!!

Stamps-N-Lingers Special Bundle FLASH Sale!

I’ve put together TWO Special Bundles.  Each bundle offers you a savings of 10-15% over purchasing all the products yourself, so…pretty good deal!

This is a LIMITED TIME offer from me.  You’ve got ONE WEEK ONLY to take advantage of these money-saving bundles.  That’s right – this special will end next Tuesday, 11 Feb.

Since we’re in Sale-A-Bration, I’ll once again offer you the chance to select some free goodies!  Check them out – then use the handy form at the end to get your order placed!

Take a look!

Bundle #1: Just The Basics Bundle – $138

If you bought all these products separately you’d spend about $169 when you factor in shipping and tax – depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live.  This bundle will earn you THREE $50-Level Sale-A-Bration Products OR ONE $100-Level Product and ONE $50-Level 1 Product.

Nature’s Thoughts Dies  (coordinates with the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set) – $29
Special Day Dies (coordinates with the Special Someone Stamp Set) – $29
Ladybug Dies (Coordinates with the Little Ladybug Stamp Set) – $29
Sending Flowers Dies (coordinates with the Sending you Thoughts Stamp Set) – $27
Birthday Dies (coordinates with the Happy Birthday To You Stamp Set) – $27

BONUS – When you order the Just The Basics Bundle – you’ll receive the new Pleased As Punch DSP FREE!

Bundle #2:  I Need It ALL Bundle – $279

If you bought all these products separately you’d spend about $355 when you factor in shipping and tax – depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live. This bundle will earn you TWO $50-Level Sale-A-Bration Products OR ONE $50-Level and ONE $100-Level Product.

Nature’s Thoughts Dies (coordinates with the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set) – $29
Positive Thoughts Stamp Set – $21
Special Day Dies (coordinates with the Special Someone Stamp Set) – $29
Special Someone Stamp Set – $17
Ladybug Dies (Coordinates with the Little Ladybug Stamp Set) – $29
Sending Flowers Dies (coordinates with the Sending you Thoughts Stamp Set) – $27
Birthday Dies (coordinates with the Happy Birthday To You Stamp Set) – $27
Pleased As Punch DSP (coordinates with the Small Bloom Punch, Heart Punch Pack, Umbrella Builder Punch and Tulip Builder Punch) – $11.50
Heartfelt Bundle – $45.75
Timeless Tulips Bundle – $32.25
Under My Umbrella Bundle – $30.50

BONUS – When you order the I Need it ALL Bundle – you’ll receive the Heart Foil Tins Free as well as the following items…..

Little Ladybug Stamp Set
Small Bloom Punch
Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set
Sending You Thoughts Stamp Set

Got it?  Okay – use this form to get signed up for your Special bundle!  Once I receive your order, I’ll send a PayPal invoice.  As soon as I receive your payment, I’ll go right in and get your goodies ordered and on the way!  Whoo-hooo!

NOTE:  At the bottom of the form is a spot for you to put your choices for your Sale-A-Bration freebies.  Please prioritize your favorites from first thru sixth choice (and select “Unspecified Choice” for the remainder, okay?)  I’ll order them when I place your order – and will get as many of them for you as I can! 

Winner-Winner- better than a chicken DINNER!!  If you’ve got questions on how to fill out the form – give me a holler!


February Thirty One Specials


The Small Utility Tote (aka SUT) is taking center stage in February! You can get up to two SUTs at $10 each with every $35 you spend! I will not shock you with how many of these little beauties I’ve got. No one ever needs to know that!

We’ve got new Spring prints – including Chestnut Distressed – which is ONLY around in February!!

How many ways can you think of that you could use a Small Utility Tote?  Check it out – here’s 131 ways!

And – I’ve got a Party open when you’re ready to add a few SUTs to your collection!

Enjoy and Happy SUT-ing!

We’ve also got a pretty awesome deal going for Party Hosts in February.

Give me a holler if you want more info!

Here’s a direct link to my Online Store – happy shopping!

Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card base); 3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ (mat for back of tri-panel fold); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for back DSP tri-panel); 2 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (x2 – mat for Whisper White sentiment panel and DSP panel); 1 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for front DSP panel)

Flirty Flamingo Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (tri-panel piece – scored and folded at 1 1/2″, 3″, 5 1/2″ and 8″)

Real Red Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 1/4″ x 4″ (sentiment panel)

From My Heart Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front panel); 2 3/4″ x 4″ back DSP tri-panel); 2 1/4″ x 4″ (DSP panel); 1 1/4″ x 4″ (front DSP panel); envelope flap

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

Finn Fan Fix

On chilly mornings, I sometimes will go sit in the tack room after I put the girls out and before cleaning the stalls.  There’s a comfy recliner in the apartment and it’s warm.

So – I sit there all bundled up and read a book for a bit until I can gird my loins and go back into the cold to finish the chores.

Okay – yes.  Sometimes I might accidentally take a little nap. 😉

Finn comes in with me.  Not cuz he’s cold (he LOVES winter!!) – but because he’s velcro!

But – there’s only so much laying-around-while-mom-reads/naps that a guy can take.

So…he sits up and scratches to see if I’ll get the hint.

Is she watching?

Is she even AWAKE??

Mom?  For crying out loud, Mom – let’s GO!!!

He’s nothing if not persistent! 😉


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26 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt Tri-Panel Fun Fold for The Paper Players

  1. Such a pretty card! Fun design too! Poor Finn…he’s a busy guy and does not understand this “cold outside” thing. He’s perfectly fine, so you should be too! 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      He’s way better than fine – he, like the girls, LOVE it when it’s chilly!! Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  2. Is there anyone out there who doesn’t love your pup and your cards? I didn’t think so!

    • stampsnlingers

      Well – the pup for certain sure! Thanks so much, Karen! 🙂

  3. Faith Simpson

    Wow, Mary…I love everything about this card!! I will try to duplicate it for sure! And I can think of other occasions, other lovely DSP to try too….just too much fun. I’m so glad you shared it and I’m especially glad you post the measurements!
    I would not want to leave a comfy recliner either, but FINN wants to be out and about!! He’s such a pretty doggie….hard to resist those eyes, I’m sure.

    • stampsnlingers

      I seldom resist. And he knows it well! Thanks very much, Faith – have fun with it! 🙂

  4. Susan K

    Love this fun fold and your colorful card. SU! Has so many pretty papers that will work with this design. Thanks for the measurements!
    Finn will have his paws up on you next! He definitely looks ready to go!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – feet is the final level of assault but he has no qualms going there! 🙂 Thanks so much, Susan! 🙂

  5. Mary, love the fabulous fold of your card. What a wonderful way to showcase all that fabulous DSP

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Jaydee – it’s DSP heavy – which is awesome for all the pretty paper!! 🙂

  6. Carol

    Love your Heartfelt Valentine tri panel

  7. I love fun folds. Lots of possibilities here! Thanks for another lovely video and card. Sorry I couldn’t join you live.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Julie – appreciate you watching when you were able! Maybe next week! 🙂

  8. Wowsers, what a fab project. I love the tri-fold aspect and the great use of DSP. Thanks for joining us at Fusion Challenges. Tristan DT.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Tristan – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  9. Such a great card! I am going to have to try it! I get about a two second response time from my dog when he wants to go outside, for whatever the reason. He is quick to just gently grab a body part and pull you in the direction he needs to go!

    • stampsnlingers

      Haha!! Gently grab a body part – too funny!! Thanks so much, Allisa!! 🙂

  10. This is a wow card…love the fold and design!!!

  11. WOW! Mary, this is amazing! Now, I want to make a card like this. You inspired me. SO many pretty papers and sure to bring a big smile to the recipient! XX

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Claire – I really appreciate you coming by. And hope you’ll make one of these fun cards! 🙂

  12. Oooh, Mary what a fab card with all those folds and layers! It turned out SO GORGEOUS I am in awe! I am primarily a one to two layer girl, but this design definitely peaks my interest especially after seeing this delightful creation of yours!!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks – I love how easy it is! And yet it’s still a wow! fun-fold!! 🙂

  13. Joanne James

    Mary your fun fold is a fabulous way to showcase those gorgeous pink and red papers and the addition of the black mats add some great definition. Just lovely!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Joanne! Appreciate you taking time to come by and leave a comment! 🙂

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