Stampin’ Up! Sweetest Time Sneak Peek Fun Fold with Video Tutorial!

Happy Friday, y’all!  It’s been a busy time here for us – Wayne’s been working outside, sawing lumber and repairing fences.  Mowing the never-ending grass.  We’ve worked in the garden – you can see a little of the “fruits” of our labors in Finn’s spot below.  And, of course, it’s been hot and muggy and generally….the South-in-Summer!

Which is why, with all my Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog pre-order goodies looking me in the face, I’ve been making some winter-ish cards.  As I predicted when I was griping about being cold a few months ago…now?  Yep.  Griping about being hot.  My 4 degree comfort-zone-window is being breached at every turn! LOL!

If you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube live, I appreciate you spending some time with me – if not, but you’d like to see the replay, here ’tis! 🙂

This is a really cool fun-fold, it’s called a Dutch-Door Gate Fold and I think you’ll see why in a sec.  I used the beautiful new Sweetest Time stamp set with the amazing and bundled Sweetest Borders Dies.  Take a look-see:

Yes – if you’re looking closely – you’ll see that this card looks different from the card in the video thumbnail.  There’s a reason for that – and you’ll need to watch the video to find out what it is! 🙂

For this one, I started by scoring, cutting and folding a 7 1/2″ x 11″ piece of Real Red card stock as shown in the video – and according to this template…

Once I had it all cut and folded, I decorated the gates with some pretty, new Plush Poinsettia Specialty DSP matted on Mossy Meadow.  I used Glue Dots – hidden behind the flocked images on the DSP – to adhere it to the mats and then used Liquid Glue to adhere the panels to the fronts of the gates.

Pretty, huh? 🙂

I stamped the three-candle image from Sweetest Time in Real Red on Whisper White and fussy cut it, then popped it onto a Whisper White panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a Daffodil Delight “flame” above each candle with the little stamp in the set.

Using the dies in the Sweetest Borders Dies, I cut a bunch of holly leaves and pine boughs in Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow.  I also stamped berries in Real Red and cut them out as well.

I added the leaves and boughs around the candles with Liquid Glue.  I tied a bow with the Gold Trim from the Wonder of the Season Ribbon Combo pack and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  Finally,  I adhered the berries with Liquid Glue and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a strip of Whisper White, I stamped the Sweetest Time sentiment in Mossy Meadow, snipped banner ends and adhered it with Liquid Glue – and a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional on each end.  I used more Liquid Glue to mat the panel on Mossy Meadow and adhere it to the top panel of the card base – and the front of the gate card was done!

On the inside, I added a second Sweetest Time sentiment in Mossy Meadow to a Whisper White panel.  Under it, I stamped Real Red candles and Daffodil Delight flames, as well as a couple of Pear Pizzazz holly leaves.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat and into the card base – and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another candle and holly leaves on the front…

…and added the candles to the envelope flap, as well!

Et Voila!  This Sweetest Time stamp set – and its bundled (and AWESOME!) Sweetest Borders Dies – is a great bundle to have in your kit bag as we get ready to head into the holiday season.

And don’t miss the gorgeous Plush Poinsettia Specialty DSP (you can get a taste of it in my Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog Shares!)…

Hint:  you can actually cut those flocked poinsettia flowers with one of the dies in the new Poinsettia Dies set!  Cool, huh?

I hope you like and are adding these goodies to your gotta-have-it-right-away list!  The catalog goes live on 4 Aug for customers or… you could join Stampin’ Up! with me right now and select any or all of these new goodies to fill your Starter Kit and then get at least 20% off EVERYTHING you buy for as long as you stay active! 😉

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





P.S.  This is the card in the video thumbnail!  It’s a CASE of the sample card on page 21 in the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog and it uses the fun edgelit die with the holly leaves and pine boughs.  I explain in the video how to make it if you prefer this version!  Yup – it’s a two-fer.  Sort of! 😉


The July Tutorial features the Whale Done 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.

Stamps-N-Lingers 2020 Aug – Dec Mini Catalog Shares are Open!

If you’ve been anxiously awaiting word on my Catalog Shares – here ’tis!

If you do NOT know what a “catalog share” is – it’s….sort of like your first run thru a Cruise Ship buffet.  There’s a TON to choose from – so you try a little dab of everything!  Then you know what to go back to for a second helping. 🙂

In the same vein – a catalog share gives you a chance to try a sample of all the new products in the catalog – and then you can see what you love and go back and purchase full packs of those goodies!

So – you can try a little bit of the beautiful new Designer Series Papers, specialty papers and envelopes, plus fun embellishments with one of my Catalog Shares! I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 4 Aug 20 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – as early in the week of the 10th as I can manage!

Once again, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it out and get signed up before 2 Aug using the form you’ll find on my Stamps-N-Lingers 2020 Aug – Dec Mini Catalog Shares page!

Bonus Days are here again! For every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend between today and 3 August, you earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed between 4 August and 30 August.  Whoo-hoo!! There are so many amazing, new products on your wish list – buy lots of them in July so you can complete your list in August with your pile of freebie coupons. Winner Winner Fried-Chicken-with-no-Calories Dinner!

For every order you place, you’ll receive an email with your Bonus Days coupon codes. Don’t lose these codes!!

Write them down, print them out or save them in a handy spreadsheet. That way, you’ve got everything you need to redeem the credits in August.  Have I said…WHOO-HOOO

Down to one shelf!  But – there’s plenty left – so…help me wipe the shelf clean, okay?

I’ve got the remaining list over on the original post – right here – and I’m pretty sure it’s current and up-to-date (not a 99% sure – maybe….96.7%?!?).

Check it out – get all the deets – and then let me know what you’d like! 

Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects:  

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Real Red Card Stock: 7 1/2″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded as shown in the template and the video)

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 3 3/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for top front panel); 1 7/8″ x 2 5/8″ (x2 – mats for gates); 3 7/8″ 5 3/8″ (mat for inner liner); Sweetest Borders die cut holly leaves and pine boughs

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock:  Sweetest Borders die cut holly leaves and pine boughs

Whisper White Card Stock:3 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ (top front panel); 3 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner); 1/2″ x 4″ (sentiment); fussy cut Sweetest Time candles

Plush Poinsettia Specialty DSP: 1 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ ( x2 – gates panel)

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

Finn asked me to share a little garden bounty with you.

So here it is – our first Mater Sandwich tomato of the season (which – fun fact – is on a plant that I’d pretty much given up for dead 5 weeks ago!!)

These pictures are about 2 days apart!

Big and starting to get a little blush…

A little more…

…and almost Wonder-Bread-and-mayonnaise ready!

I’m trying to decide…mater sandwich on white bread/mayo/salt/pepper?  Or…big slab of mater on half of an Everything Bagel – salt/pepper/slice of cheese on top – under the broiler for a little toast!?!


Decisions decisions… 🙂



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22 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Sweetest Time Sneak Peek Fun Fold with Video Tutorial!

  1. Krista Yagci

    Both! I also love maters, cheese, a lil salt & pepper on toast. YUM!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yum, indeed!! So many sammies – so many calories!! But…worth it! Thanks, Krista! 🙂

  2. Either, or, but I want bacon on mine!
    Great video, beautiful card. I didn’t want that set, and I am not sure I will get it, but it has moved to the wish list. For the record, I like the one you did on the video better than the original.
    My comfort zone was sorely taxed last week and tomorrow we are in a heat advisory. I’m done with summer already, except for the lure of the tomatoes! Ours aren’t ripe yet.
    Is that tomato from the plant about which you emailed me because it was dying? What did you do to save it?

    • stampsnlingers

      YES! From that exact plant. We moved it to a pot. And watered it. And Wayne wouldn’t let me toss it. Darned thing rallied like crazy – and the SECOND one is doing the same. We did nothing else except hit it with Neem oil – like we started on the whole garden. And thanks for the bacon idea – now I have THREE sammies I’ve gotta have! LOL! Thanks!

  3. Such a pretty card! Love both versions! Your tomato looks quite yummy!! Wonder Bread…ewwww! Bagel with cheese all the way! 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Ahhh – don’t knock the beauty of Wonder Bread/mayo/ripe summer tomato. It’s a singular pleasure!! Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  4. Beth Kist

    Great cards! I can’t decide which one I like better. And I vote for the bagel with the tomato and cheese. I can’t wait for the tomatoes to ripen in Maryland!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – the bagel option is sure yummy!! I fear I’ll end up doing BOTH!! Thanks very much, Beth – hoping you get ripe maters soon! 🙂

  5. Only one for me on the card (the one you created on the fly) and both for the sammies!

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL! See my problem? I think I’m going to have to go with BOTH, too! Thanks, Karen! 🙂

  6. Sue Floyd

    Good morning Mary!
    Wow! I’m jealous…but i’ d go with the white bread option! Loved this card & It inspired me (as always). I’m going to try making a nativity card with this fold. I’ll probably angle cut the gate. I’ll try to share when finished.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Sue Floyd

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh – sounds like a great change to the card!! Thanks, Sue! 🙂

  7. Debbie Perry

    Mater on soft gooey white bread!
    These 2 cards are beautiful and I can’t decide which I like better. I wish you hadn’t made them because I don’t want to want this set! I have already bought more than I need since it doesn’t look like many classes are on on the horizon but you keep enabling me to buy more! Thanks again (I think) for sharing! Have a great day! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      A woman after my own heart! 😉 Thanks very much, Debbie and…sorry?? LOL! 🙂

  8. Jennifer Kopp


  9. Angie Latham

    The card is great and all of that jazz, but I’m really a gardener at heart and not a card maker! LOL Sooo . . . I especially love your garden pics. Here’s a tip: Once, when making a BLT, I realized I didn’t have any lettuce. Cucumbers from the garden to the rescue! My husband and I both now prefer BCT’s! Make sure they’re cold and slice them really thin. Yummo!!! Seriously, though, your card is awesome!

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh – THAT sounds yummo! I love just a cucumber/mayo/salt/pepper (on white bread!!) sandwich anyway – so with tomatoes!? AND bacon?? Yes, please! Thanks so much for the tip! 🙂

      • Angie Latham

        Well, now you’ve got me started! LOL This is my all-time fav sandwich: Ciabatta roll, grilled. Homemade pesto (I freeze in ice cube trays) Add a dollop of mayo to the pesto and smear on both sides of bread. Add fresh basil leaves, cucumbers (Sweet Success from Burpee are my fav), red onion, tomato, roasted red peppers (which freeze great! Thunderbolt from Burpee are my fav), and sliced soft mozzarella cheese (can get a double pack at Costco!) Sometimes we add a slice of grilled eggplant. Add and delete veggies, as you wish. Everything comes from the garden, except the bread and mozzarella. Best ever!!!

      • stampsnlingers

        Oh man! You had me at ciabatta roll! We buy the pre-split packs at Costco and keep them in the freezer for handy access! This sandwich sounds AWESOME!! Definitely going on the list! Thank you, Angie!

  10. Susan K

    I really liked the first card but believe I love the second even more. I especially liked watching your creative process unfold as you tried different options. I vote for plain old mater on white with Duke’s mayo first, then go for all the options. Nothin like th taste of that first mater sammie! Slice it good and thick!

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh – it’s gonna be a SLAB!! 🙂 Thanks, Susan – glad you enjoyed the processing! 🙂 That one is my fave, too! 🙂

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