Stampin’ Up! Ornate Garden Thoughtful Blooms Fun Fold with Video Tutorial for the Paper Players

Hey y’all – it’s Sunday, which means I’ve got another fun challenge for you from the Paper Players – it’s a Sketch Challenge from Claire this week and it’ll for sure jump-start your creative mojo!  I hope you’ll come and play along.  🙂

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 saw a super cute fun-fold over on my friend Karen Ksenzakovic’s blog – you can check out her gorgeous version right here – and decided to CASE the fold!  I used the soon-to-be-available Ornate Garden Suite goodies.  Take a look-see:

And here’s this week’s Paper Players CAS challenge!  Join the fun and show us your projects!  I can’t wait to see what you create!  🙂


I started with a piece of Early Espresso card stock, 4 1/4″ x 11″ that I scored with my Simply Scored Tool at 2 1/4″, 3 5/8″, 7 3/8″ and 8 3/4″.  Then I folded and burnished each score line – starting with a “valley” fold at 2 1/4″, mountain at 3 5/8″ and 7 3/8″, and finishing up with another valley at 8 3/4″.  And that was the entire fun-fold…done!

To decorate, I matted two pieces of Ornate Garden Specialty DSP on Terracotta Tile and adhered them with Liquid Glue to the two side panels.

For the middle panel, I used a different design in the DSP pack, also matted on Terracotta Tile.  With SNAIL and Glue Dots, I adhered two lengths of Old Olive ribbon (from the new Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack – coming on 1 April).

I stamped the pretty flower corner image from the new Ornate Style set in Early Espresso on a piece of Whisper White.  The image is colored with my Mint Macaron and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends Combos and the Dark Daffodil Delight Blend.

I added the large sentiment from Ornate Thanks in Terracotta Tile – then two more in Early Espresso.  Then I cut the image with the second-to-largest rectangle die in the awesome Stitched So Sweetly Die set.

On another piece of Whisper White, I stamped flowers from the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set (FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration) in Terracotaa Tile (full strength and stamped-off-once) and Crushed Curry (the same).  Then I cut them all out with the Small Bloom Punch (FREE with a $100 purchase during Sale-A-Bration).

The little leaves die cuts are actually the NEGATIVE space that was left over from cutting one of the Ornate Borders die cuts from a piece of Mint Macaron.

I laid all the pieces out, then began to adhere the leaves and flowers with Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I popped the sentiment on with Dimensionals on the left side of the rectangle.  Finally, I added some Gold Metallic Pearls to the flower centers, popped the whole thing on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done!

On the back, I adhered two more Terracotta Tile-matted pieces of Ornate Garden Specialty DSP on the side panels.  On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped and colored the Ornate Style flower image.  I added another sentiment from Ornate Thanks in Terracotta Tile.

I adhered the panel to a Terracotta Tile mat and into the middle of the fun-fold card, and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Ornate Style flower on the front…

…and a little more Ornate Garden Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Isn’t this a fun fun-fold??  Super easy and awesome to look at – and it all fits perfectly in a regular Medium (A2) envelope!  I love the Ornate Garden Suite with it’s Ornate Style and Ornate Thanks bundles anchoring the gorgeous paper.

Be looking for those – and all the goodies – in the Ornate Garden Suite on 1 April.  I hope you like!

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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






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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Early Espresso Card Stock:  4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 2 1/4″, 3 5/8″, 7 3/8″ and 8 3/4″ )

Terracotta Tile Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 4″ (mats for front and for back panel); 2″ x 4″  (x4 – mats for side panels on front and back)

Whisper White  Card Stock:  Second-to-largest Stitched Rectangle die cut (sentiment); 3 3/8″ x 3 7/8″ (back panel);  Thoughtful Blooms punched flowers

Mint Macaron Card Stock:  Ornate Borders negative space leaves

Ornate Garden Specialty DSP:  3 3/8″ x 3 7/8″ (front panel);  1 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (x4 – 2 in each design – side panels front and back); envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix

These are scary times.  I’m not going to fib you – I’m a little freaked out some days.

So – when I get that way, it helps to have my dig-dog.  The Finn-ster.  The Finny-winny.  The Finn-man.  The Finny-Bo-Binny.  The dog-a-lous.

Yes.  He’s embarrassed to admit he answers to all of the above.


But – regardless of what I call him – he makes me smile and usually makes me feel better.

So…I wanted to share a little Finn-man cuteness.

To help us put everything into paw-spective.


From above – this was all I could see of him….just some cute paws.

Do you think that as dogs get older – they get extra hair on their toes?  Like…we sometimes do??

That is NOT loose fur – that’s toe-feathers!! 🙂

Hope you had a minute of aaaahhhhhhhh…..



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24 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Ornate Garden Thoughtful Blooms Fun Fold with Video Tutorial for the Paper Players

  1. Thank you for the smiles this morning! Romans 10:15 says, How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news! I think I may have taken it out of context, however 🙂 I’m so glad I got to watch last night and I’ll be giving this a try thanks to you and Karen.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Karen! Appreciate the kind words – and glad that his toe fuzz brought you a smile! Happy CASEing!

  2. Fun card, love that new paper! Yep, Finn has the right idea…just keep smiling (and growing toe hairs) and we’ll all get through this. 🙂

  3. Gerri K

    Thanks Mary! Your Finn posts always make me feel better.

  4. Diane Lindsay

    Finn is sooo adorable. I have to thank you for always being there for us. You are my “Finn” because you are so fun and refreshing and you take my mind off being “stuck.” It’s hard not being with family and friends. So thank you. 💞

    • stampsnlingers

      I know it is, Diane – and I’m sorry you’re Stuck. It’s a rough time – and a scary time. I’m glad I can give you a little fun and a smile! Thank you so much for your kind words! 🙂

  5. Such a pretty card…wonderful fold, wonderful images and sentiments! Can’t wait to play with my set…I hope it gets here soon!

    • stampsnlingers

      Me, too, LeAnne – you’ll love it! Thanks so much! 🙂

  6. Mary, this is just a fabulous card for my sketch! This fun fold is beautiful! I love the mix of DSP and all those pretty flowers! You are so clever and creative! I am going to have to CAS your card. I hope you are well and keeping busy! Take good care, My Friend! XX

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Claire! I appreciate your so-kind words! Same back to you – looking forward to “normal” – we need to get together to do lunch when we can! 🙂

  7. creative to use a fold with this sketch..just awesome and so pretty!

  8. Super fun card! Love those paper!

  9. Mary, I love the fancy fold. Such a creative take on the sketch and a great way to showcase these fabulous DSPs

    • stampsnlingers

      It’s a wonderful set of designer paper, for sure! Thanks much, Jaydee! 🙂

  10. Roberta

    Cute flowers, Mary, and pretty dp’s too. How nice to receive a card with a different type fold too!

  11. Joanne James

    Stunning Mary – your cute fun fold showcases those new papers beautifully!

  12. A fun fold, indeed! What a beautiful card to showcase the new papers, which are complimented wonderfully with those little blooms. So pretty!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Anne Marie! Appreciate you coming by! 🙂

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