Stampin’ Up! Whale of a Time Fun Fold with Video Tutorial!

Good morning and Happy Friday! 🙂  Hope you’ve got a fun weekend planned!  Not really sure what’s on our agenda, to be honest.  Probably something uber-exciting.  Like…I think the Costco Business Center has Wayne’s bottled water on sale…

Yes.  I know.  You’re a little jealous of our Lives-of-the-Rich-and-Famous lifestyle. 😉

I saw a sweet “exploding” box-card that Brigitte Keiling had created with the adorable Zany Zebras stamp set and decided I needed to make one – or two! – of my own and share the how-to with y’all.  I did mine with the wonderful Whale Done bundle and gorgeous Whale of a Time DSP.  Take a look-see:

If you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube live, I appreciate you spending some time with me – and you got to see exactly how to build these fun “box cards”.  If not – take a gander at it here on YouTube.  They’re really pretty easy – but…kinda hard see how to do it in still photos – moving pictures are worth a gazillion words! 😉

The box is super easy to make – I started with a 6″ x 12″ piece of card stock that I scored at 2″ and 4″ on the short side and at 2″, 4″, 6″, 8″ and 10″ on the long side.

I folded and lightly burnished the score lines, then I used my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut at the dotted lines as shown above.

I cut 16 pieces of the Whale of a Time DSP into 1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″ squares and adhered them to the outside of the box with Liquid Glue.

On the second box – the one in the video – I got a little jiggy with it – and changed up the DSP for the “top” of the folded box – so the recipient see a little “sea-scene” when they lift the lid! 🙂

It made me happy!

On the inside, I used some Brights (Pacific Point) or 2020-2022 In Color (Just Jade) 6″ x 6″ DSP for the squares.

On both boxes – I cut two pieces of Whisper White at 1 7/8″ x 5 5/8″.  Then I stamped the Whale Done sentiments in Pacific Point for both boxes.

I added a variety of sea images from Whale Done – in Calypso Coral, Pretty Peacock, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, Balmy Blue, Shaded Spruce and Blackberry Bliss.

I cut the Whisper White panels down to 1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″ and adhered them in order with Liquid Glue.

For the “extra” sentiments, I turned to my Many Mates set and stamped a few sentiments on Whisper White in Pretty Peacock, Calypso Coral and Granny Apple Green.  I fussy cut the words and edged them in Pacific Point or Granny Apple Green – then adhered them to the panels with Liquid Glue.

Some Whale of a Time sequins, adhered here and there with dabs of Liquid Glue was all that remained for the card.

For the lid – I cut a 3 5/8″ x 5 5/8″ piece of card stock – in Pacific Point for the sample box and Granny Apple Green for the video box.  I scored and folded them at 3/4″ from each end on the short and long sides.

Then I snipped “tabs” in the end and adhered the lid together with Stampin’ Seal +.

I adhered strips of Whale of a Time DSP around the edge of the lid.  For the top, I stamped a second sentiment from Whale Done in Pretty Peacock on a “scene” piece of Whale of a Time.  Then I adhered the panel to a Granny Apple Green or Pretty Peacock mat and popped it onto the top of the box lid with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the whale in Night of Navy or Pretty Peacock, punched him with the bundled Whale Punch and popped him on with Dimensionals.

A few more Whale of a Time sequins on the lid finished it off!

Et Voila!  This is a “wow” fun-fold for sure!  And the bx is for sure sturdy enough that you could stick a little “green” inside or some candy.  Or…both!

I love the Whale of a Time Suite – way more than I figured I would.  The images and sentiments are cute (and SO fun to just keep stamping and stamping to make my own underwater scenery!) and the paper in Whale of a Time is wonderfully colorful and gorgeous!

I hope you like – and will try one of these fun box-cards for yourself!

And – maybe the Whale Done Bundle will be the one YOU choose when you sign up and join my Team during our amazing Pick a Free Bundle Starter Kit Promotion! 😉

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!






P.S.  There’s still time to take Finn up on his Birthday Free Shipping Offer!  All orders over $100 (before shipping and tax), via my Online Store thru the end of the day on Saturday (20 Jun 2020), will get Free Shipping!  I’ll reimburse your shipping with PayPal or a check – whichever you prefer!  And, of course, you’ll still be earning Peppermints and getting a free $10 ordering gift of your choice!  So – don’t miss out.  EVERYone likes Free Shipping! 🙂


The June Tutorial features the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle!

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) 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.

Want To Be Part of Our Fun Team??

I’d Love to See YOUR Face in Our Team Get Togethers!

Take a look-see at the June Stampin’ Up! Joining Special! 

We’ve got an amazing new Joining Special  – just in time for the new Catalog!

It’s a bundle bash!  If you’ve been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get the Starter Kit—already a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products—but for a limited time, you’ll get to select ANY Bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE.

And – there are THIRTY-FOUR to pick from!

There could not be a better time to join the Team!!





Check out some of the benefits of joining…

  • See (and purchase from!!) all the new catalogs ahead of everyone else!
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  • Earn additional income based on your sales and recruiting–just how much extra income is up to you.
  • Set your own schedule and put in as much (or as little) time as you’d like.
  • Get online training resources, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.
  • Access to regular promotions!
  • Opportunity to earn incentive trips.
  • Learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and meet new friends who love papercrafting as much as you do!

I WELCOME HOBBY STAMPERS!  Purchase the $99 starter kit (and pick $125 worth of product! – PLUS that FREE BUNDLE!) and join Stampin’ Up! thru me and you’ll instantly become a member of my exclusive Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew Online Community!  It’s always a fun, pressure-free environment ((prizes, resources, ideas, friendship) and you’ll have the chance to share your work in our Monthly Challenges and maybe win the draw!

If you’d like more info on the benefits of joining Stampin’ Up! with me – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.

Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration

3 – 30 June 2020

The brand new 2020–2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is live and Stampin’ Up! is having a celebration!

Anyone who places an order of $250+ or holds a party with $250+ in sales during the month of June will receive $25 in extra Stampin’ Rewards!!  So, THAT means that you’ll earn $50 in Stampin’ Rewards with any order or party of $250+ that is submitted between June 3 and June 30! Yay!!!!

Here are the details:

  • Customer, workshop and online order types all qualify for this promotion.
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion.  But you CAN use your host cash toward the purchase of your Starter Kit…holler at me for details!
  • Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscriptions count toward a qualifying purchase. Month-to-month subscriptions do not qualify for this promotion.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with merchandise prior to shipping and tax.
  • The $25 additional Stampin’ Rewards for this promotion will only be awarded once per order/party.
  • Order Deadline:  30 June 20; 11:50 PM (MT)

Here’s a flyer with the details, click on the image to open it to full-size.

Want to host a catalog party??

Drop me a note if you’d like to set up a catalog party!  I can set up a host code for you and you can have your stamping friends place orders with your host code.  If your party reaches $250 in sales, you’ll get that extra $25 in host cash when we close out your party!   If you’re interested, holler at me for all the deets!

Let me know if you have any questions.  Have fun making your shopping list!

New Online Host Club Starting in July!

Would you like to build up your Stampin’ Up! tool chest a little at a time?  Would you like to also receive host benefits? An Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you!  I’ve got openings in the Club starting in July – which is great for the Annual Catalog AND for the 2020 Aug – Dec Mini Catalog!

You’ll be the “Host” – in quotes because you get all of the benefits and none of the work! – during the 6 months…

Check my Online Host Club 2020 page for all the details!

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Granny Apple Green or Pretty Peacock Card Stock:  6″ x 12″ (box base, scored and folded at 2″ intervals on long and short sides)

Granny Apple Green or Pretty Peacock Card Stock:  3 5/8″ x 5 5/8″ (to make lid – score at 3/4″ from each end on long and short sides)

Granny Apple Green or Pacific Point Card Stock:  2″ x 4″ (mat for lid)

Whisper White Card Stock: 1 7/8″ x 5 7/8″ (x 2 – for inside sentiment/scene panels – stamped and then cut to 1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″); Whale Punch shape on box lid

Whale of a Time DSP: 1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″ pieces (x 16 – for outside of box);  1 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ (for box lid); 5/8″ x 2″ (x2) and 5/8″ x 4″ (x2) – around edge of box lid

Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP (Pacific Point) or 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP (Just Jade):  1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″ Squares (x 12 – for inside of box)

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!

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Finn Fan Fix




I, uhm…do not recall that incident….

Why do you ask? 😉


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8 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Whale of a Time Fun Fold with Video Tutorial!

  1. Those boxes are way cool. Sorry I missed you. I got carried away with cleaning up my work area…ugh! It must have been a great day for swimming. He probably saw that wonderful DSP and decided to have a whale of a good time in the pond 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Work area cleaning can get very engrossing, for sure – and it’s so stinkin’ satisfying for that 2 minutes in time where everything is put away and tidy and organized! LOL Thanks, Karen. And yes. I saw what you did there! 😉

  2. Such a cool card! Love this design…guess that it’s time to buy some 12×12 paper! 🙂 As for Finn…I’m sure that he accidentally fell into the pond when he was chasing one of the many evil squirrels. I’m sure that he didn’t do it on purpose. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – ponding happens – often without any intention of it happening on the part of the pond-er! Pond-ee?? Hmmm. Well. You know. Thanks so much, Amy! 🙂

  3. Beth Ann Halvorson

    Love that little card/box and enjoyed the video very much! I didn’t think I wanted the whale stuff, but you might me making me reconsider!

    • stampsnlingers

      It’s very cute, Beth Ann – I don’t think you’ll regret adding it to your stash of goodies! 🙂

  4. Kathy Fennell

    This card box is well “ONE OF YOUR BEST EVER”! 🙂 So going to case this from you, if I may? Grandson will love it! I’m sure like any young one Finn really didn’t think that Mom would mind him jumping into the pond to cool off….at least that’s what my 3 son’s would have tried to sell me! Lol 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      CASE away! Hope he love it, my friend! 🙂 And you’re probably right about Finn! 🙂

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