Stampin’ Up! Best Catch 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 nice, open sketch challenge from the talented Laurie 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 yesterday for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending some of your weekend with me!  If you weren’t able to watch the live version, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

Today is Wayne’s birthday so I made him a card!  And, since he’s a fisherman and…a guy!…a fun-fold with a fishing theme seemed like the way to go.  It ended up being kind of an homage to several wonderful retiring goodies – including the Best Catch stamp set and bundled Catch of the Day die set.  Take a look-see:

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

I also played along with the TGIF Challenge this week!

I started with a piece of Night of Navy card stock that I embossed in the High Seas 3D Embossing Folder (yes – this is RETIRING, so…get it quick!).  Then I matted it on a piece of Soft Suede for the card front.

The accordian fold is 4 1/4″ x 9″.  I colored the “sky” with my Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends Combo and the ground with my Crumb Cake Combo.  Then, using the little “gravel” image in the Best Catch set, I stamped all over the “ground” in Soft Suede.  I stamped the image two or three times without re-inking.

Next, I scored the panel with my Simply Scored tool at 1″, 2″, 4″ and 6″.  I burnished the folds – starting with a “mountain” at 1″ and then valley (2″), mountain (4″) and valley (6″).

On the third panel, in Night of Navy ink, I stamped a sentiment from Best Catch.  Then I adhered the folded panel to a Soft Suede mat and onto the card front with Liquid Glue.

On a piece of Whisper White – I made a big ole splotch of Old Olive using my Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Combo.  I just used both blends to scribble a big enough “background” to cut three of the grass dies in the Catch of the Day set.  While I had it out, I also cut four of them from the Old Olive color in the Perennial Essence Vellum (Retiring).

I colored all the tops of the cattails with the Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend.

The Best Catch bass is stamped in Soft Suede on Whisper White and cut with the matching Catch of the Day die. Then I colored it with my Old Olive, Calypso Coral and Early Espresso Watercolor Pencils.

Finally, I stamped the fisher-dude in Soft Suede, and cut him with his die.  He’s also colored with the Watercolor Pencils.  His little “water” swirly is colored with the Balmy Blue Blends.

Using Liquid Glue (or Glue Dots for the vellum grasses), I adhered the pieces on various panels – being sure to not interfere with the folds!  I nestled the bass in and amongst some grass…and used my Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker to hand-draw a few birds in the corner.

The final piece is the sentiment.  It’s a word cut with the Well Written Dies (yep – also retiring!).  I cut three of them in Night of Navy and adhered them in a stack with Liquid Glue.  Then I adhered just the first part of the sentiment to the first panel.  and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment (this one is from the Bonanza Buddies stamp set – which is retiring, too!) in Night of Navy to a Whisper White panel.  I colored some “shore” at the bottom of the panel and stamped the creel in Soft Suede and a hat in Crumb Cake.  I lightly colored both images with my Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend and the Early Espresso Watercolor Pencil.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Soft Suede mat and into my Night of Navy card base, and to adhere the card front and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more shoreline and Best Catch fishing gear on the front…

…and I added a little Come Sail Away DSP (you guessed it….going away!) on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  So – this card – with it’s Best Catch, Catch of the Day, Bonanza Buddies, Well Written, Come Sail Away DSP, Perennial Essence Vellum and High Seas 3D Embossing Folder (whew!) – is a true memoriam to some wonderful products that will be gone-baby-gone SOON!  So – if you don’t have them in your stash, you need to remedy that right away!  Remember – while the stamps will for sure be around thru the end of the catalog – ALL the rest is “while supplies last”.  So…tarry not!

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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Night of Navy Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); Well Written sentiment die cuts (x3)

Soft Suede Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ (mat for accordian fold)

Whisper White Card Stock:  4 1/4″ x 9″ (accordian fold scored and folded at 1″, 2″, 4″ and 6″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Catch of the Day fisherman, bass and grass die cuts

Perennial Essence Vellum: Catch of the Day grass die cuts

Come Sail Away DSP:  envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix

This is Finn waiting for me to finish cleaning the barn.





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32 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Best Catch Fun Fold with Video Tutorial for The Paper Players

  1. I thoroughly enjoyed watching you create this card. I will be making it for sure. Happy birthday to Wayne and I know he will love your card. Have a fun day.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Karen – glad you were able to watch! 🙂

  2. That card is awesome!! Love your design and the images are perfect for it! Always on patrol and listening for potential squirrel attacks… 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      They sneak up from behind… ;( Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  3. Caught the replay. Great video! Happy Birthday to Wayne. Hope you are celebrating! Funny how dogs can go from bored to instant alert, or even asleep and instant alert.
    I am disappointed this set is retiring as we don’t have enough manly things as it is. You know me…I am keeping it and will still make wonderful guy cards with it. Love yours. Another ‘might have to CASE this one.’ Thanks for sharing your talents.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes- it IS a good one. I think there’s going to be some good ones in the new catty, too! Thanks much, Julie- and CASE away! 🙂

  4. Gerri K

    Hi Mary,
    Watched live last night. I enjoyed it as always. This card is amazing! I love all the sea grass and how the fisherman peeks out. Very cool.
    Happy Birthday Wayne!

    • stampsnlingers

      Will pass the word to Wayne! Thanks so much – I love those grasses, too – especially in the vellum! 🙂

  5. Karen L

    Great manly card!! I love the action of the folds…….but in our country that would be a Trout! Rainbow
    Trout matter of fact!! Happy Birthday to Wayne……have a great day! Poor Finn….those darn critters keep interrupting his nap!! Hope there are some neat new manly stamps in the new catalog……certainly SU hears that more man stamps are always asked for!! Stay healthy!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yeah…it could be a trout. Hmmm… 🙂 A fish is a fish is a fish for me! Except for gars…THOSE boogers are so stinkin’ ugly there’s no mistaking them! 😉 Thank you so much. Karen! 🙂

  6. Susan K

    Happy birthday to Wayne. Great card. So fun and detailed. Was fun to watch you make it.
    Finn goes from bored to alert in record time. Must have been one of those evil squirrels.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Susan! Yes – he’s speedy when he needs to be! I’ll pass the word to Wayne! 🙂

  7. Wow Mary this is a really neat card!! You outdid yourself..awesome!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Laurie – appreciate you coming by! 🙂

  8. Absolutely AMAZING card, Mare! Love it!!! Thanks for the inspiration.
    P.S. Sorry Finn’s boredboredboredboredbored… too bad we’re so far apart as Benji would love to play! 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Finn would love a good play date, I’m sure! Thanks much, Angie! 🙂

  9. Mary, you make the best fun fold cards! I love seeing the cast fishing line extend out and catch the fish leaping out of the water (we hope!). Great birthday card for your hubby!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much,, Stef – this one was fun to make, for sure!! 🙂

  10. Such a fun card, great take on the sketch!

  11. Joanne James

    Now I thought this was fun Mary when I thought the panel was just split in three for a different take – to find it’s a fun fold, yay!! I really like your design on this one. I have some spare Best Catch pieces cut in my scraps box so am definitely going to CASE! I really love this card – bravo!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Joanne! Appreciate you stopping by – and have fun with the card! 🙂

  12. Ann Wilcox Schach

    Oh, WOW, Mary! This is one FUN fold! Now I wish I would have bought Best Catch. I might have to order it just so I can CASE this card. Great job for sure!

    • stampsnlingers

      It’s a great set to have on hand for guys, for sure! Thanks so much, Ann! 🙂

  13. You certainly put a lot of heart into this gorgeous card for your hubby Mary! I love the fun fold and the effective colouring and the brilliant details. Your Finn is such a good, good boy! Vicky x

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Vicky! appreciate that. And yes – he’s a very very good boy! 🙂

  14. Mary, your cards always amaze me! You are the QUEEN for fun fold cards! I love this! Perfect for any one that loves to fish! Have a great weekend!

    • stampsnlingers

      Awww – thanks so much, Claire! I appreciate that. Hope you get to see the fly-over!! 🙂

  15. Mary, I love this card with all of the awesome detail you added. Just gorgeous! Finn is pretty much channeling my vibe this week. I’m over it right now, lol! Give that sweet boy a hug, and give yourself one to beause you deserve it and I’m more than 6 feet away. 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL! Virtual hug accepted and returned. REAL hug passed to the Man! And yes. Totally. Over. It. Thanks, Anne Marie! 🙂

  16. Fabulous card, Mary. It’s such a peaceful scene you have created and the time it took to create it was so worth it.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Jaydee! It was fun to make! 🙂

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