Stampin’ Up! Love of Leaves Plaid Itty Bitty Birthday with Video Tutorial

Good morning and happy Weekend-Eve!  Hope you’ve had a good week and are looking forward to a fun weekend!

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 fun-fold card that I fashioned after the one I saw on Stampin’ Mom!  I used the Love of Leaves Bundle and the Wreath Builder Dies atop some Plaid Tidings DSP!  Take a look-see:

The layout for the front of this fun-fold card is from this week’s Global Design Project.

And it is perfect for the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge, too! I went down the right column. 🙂

And the color palette is from the Sunday Stamps challenge.

I made two versions of this card – the one I made on the video is the one I’ll give directions for here.  The only difference is the “card base”.  Carry on!

I cut a piece of Cinnamon Cider cardstock to 4″ x 7 1/2″ and scored and folded it at 5 1/4″ along the long side.  The fold is a “valley” so that the small flap folds up onto the large panel.

Next, I adhered a piece of Cinnamon Cider Plaid Tidings DSP to the top (larger panel) and a smaller piece of the same design to the smaller panel.  Note:  Be sure that the plaid is visible when the flap is folded up.  Does that make sense? 🙂

I opened the flap and added a piece of Bumble-Bee Plaid Tidings DSP to the inner side of the small flap.   Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the easel fold to the front of a Cajun Craze card base.  Note:  for this card – the card base is a “regular” tent fold.  The other version has a card base that is a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ flat piece.

I cut a smaller Cinnamon Cider “card” to 3 1/4″ x 8″ and scored and folded it as a regular tent fold.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere another piece of Bumble Bee Plaid Tidings to the front.

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays in Cajun Craze on a small piece of Whisper White.  I stamped over the sentiment with the large leaf from Love of Leaves in stamped-off-once Bumble Bee.  Then I adhered it inside the card with Liquid Glue.

I added the small card to the large easel with Liquid Glue – making sure that the small bottom flap was “free” to open and close.

While I was in there – I adhered another piece of the Bumble Bee Plaid Tidings to the top of the inside of the small card.

Back on the front, I cut one of each of the Wreath Builder dies – one in Mossy Meadow and one in Old Olive – and adhered them to the front with Liquid Glue.

I cut out a large leaf from Cajun Craze using the cutting and the stitch-embossing dies in the Stitched Leaves Die set.

I adhered the leaf to the wreath with Liquid Glue.

I tied a figure-8 bow with Linen Thread and adhered it to the leaf with a Glue Dot.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped a second Itty Bitty Birthdays sentiment in Cajun Craze and cut it with the small die in the Stitched Rectangle Dies set – then I popped it on with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (using a double-stack under the right side of the sentiment).

I added some Cinnamon Cider 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots and the front was done!

For the card with the flat-panel card base – that was it!  Finis!

For the tent-fold card base, I stamped the large leaf in stamped-off-once Bumble Bee on a Whisper White panel, matted it on Cinnamon Cider and adhered it inside the card with Liquid Glue.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another stamped-off-once Bumble Bee Love of Leaves leaf on the front…

…and a little more of the Cinnamon Cider Plaid Tidings on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  How fun is this fun fold??  Whether you make it as this sample – with the tent-fold card base, or as the flat-panel card base – I think your recipient will be awe-struck!!  The gorgeous Wreath Builder wreath is a perfect base for the Stitched Leaves die cut leaf.  And Itty Bitty Birthdays is exactly right for the diminutive nature of the card front!

I hope you like!

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    Project size: 2-1/4″ x 4″
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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Cajun Craze Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base for the tent fold version – scored and folded at 5 1/2″) – or…4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card base for the flat-panel version); Stitched Leaves die cut leaves

Cinnamon Cider Card Stock:  4″ x 7 1/2″ (easel – scored and folded at 5 1/4″); 3 1/4″ x 8″ (small card base – scored and folded at 4″); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner on tent fold version – not required for the flat panel version)

Whisper White Card Stock: 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ Stitched Rectangle Die (sentiment); 4 1/8″ x 5 2/8″  (inner liner on tent fold version – not required for flat panel for version)

Old Olive and Mossy Meadow Card Stock: Wreath Builder die cuts

Plaid Tidings 6″ x 6″ DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (large panel on easel); 2 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ ( x 2 – small panels on easel); 3 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ (x2 – panels on front and inside of small tent card); envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix 

Four years ago today, Wayne and I got in the van and drove to Tennessee.

To meet a shy – at first! – little dog and his parents (the two-legged AND four-legged variety!).

He was not too sure about us – but…once we got in the house, he finally decided we might be okay.

A few hours later, we all loaded up and headed back to Atlanta.

And so began four years filled with laughter – and some tears (but WAY more laughter!).  And toys.

So.  Many.  Toys!

Looks at his solemn little face as he contemplates this new development!   🥰🥰🥰

Happy 4th Adoption Day, little man!  Love you something fierce!



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30 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Love of Leaves Plaid Itty Bitty Birthday with Video Tutorial

  1. Susan K

    Love this cute new fold and definitely love how you decorated it. Fun! TFS.
    Happy Adoption Day to you and Finn. He sure has grown but is still a handsome fellow.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Susan! Appreciate that! And yes – he’s handsome AND cute. He’s talented that way – he can be BOTH! 🙂

  2. …such a beautiful card! Finn looks so petite! It’s hard to believe it’s been four years. Where in TN did you go?

    • stampsnlingers

      I know – I can’t even remember not having him! He came from a small breeder near Nashville! 🙂

  3. Such a beautiful card! Love the fall colors and the plaids! 🙂 Look at how little he was!! Such sweet pictures. Happy coming home day!

    • stampsnlingers

      I know – he was SO little!! Especially given how NOT little he is now! Thanks so much, Amy! 🙂

  4. AWW! What a cutie. Now he’s handsome. He has brought joy to you and Wayne and SO many others of us.
    Love your card. You know….plaid, leaves, layers, etc. Had to pick pears yesterday so missed the live video but watched it this morning instead of canning tomatoes! Now I have an uplifted day to get the canning done. Hilarious. And a good history lesson. I didn’t know ‘bork’ had a real history. Seems like one ‘bork’ leads to another sometimes!
    Thanks for the fun you brought to my morning!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Julie – glad you enjoyed it! And hope you got your tomatoes all put up!

  5. Faith Simpson

    Hi Mary, This is a perfect card!! Can’t miss with a fun-fold AND plaid!! I favor the version that stands alone well….but you can be sure I will copy you.
    Happy 4th Adoption Day to all of you! I can’t even imagine what I’d do without my little girl… I know the blessing doggies are.

    • stampsnlingers

      They sure are! And – yes. I like that one better myself! Thanks, Faith! 🙂

  6. Lisa Crosby

    Happy Birthday Finn! I have loved watching you grow vicariously through your momma’s posts. You are one sweet, adorable and very loved pup!!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Lisa – he’s got a lot of “family” out there!! 🙂

  7. Gerri K

    Finn is one lucky little man. He found the perfect family. Living on a farm… what could be better.
    Your card is beautiful! Saw the video. I love fall colors and the Arrange a Wreath set is awesome. I just ordered it.

    • stampsnlingers

      Glad that you ordered that bundle – I think you’ll enjoy it! And thank you – we were so lucky to get him!! 🙂

  8. Judi Burkhalter

    Happy Gottcha Day Finn! You are loved around the globe by many!

    • stampsnlingers

      Awww – thanks, Judi! It does our hearts good to hear it! 🙂

  9. Lynne Ingram

    A terrific card and video. Mary, your bork’s just make it more fun to watch. Love your sense of humor as well as your talent. Watch all your video’s and thoroughly enjoy them.

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh – thank you so much, Lynne! I’m glad that you got a chuckle and enjoy the videos! 🙂

  10. Connie Kissel

    Happy Adoption day Finny! I look forward to your posts everyday. As we’ve lost our furry girl a few years back I’ve virtually adopted you. You are a blessing to my soul. Oh and thanks to your mom for her witty narrations. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Connie – I know you still miss your girl! Glad that Finn helps!! 🙂

  11. Stef Perry

    Mary, you are the queen of fabulous folds! I LOVE this design and the layers of plaid, plus your signature twine ribbon! So glad you played along with both the Tic Tac Toe and Sunday Stamps challenges this week, sharing your gorgeous card!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Stef – this one was really fun to make!! Appreciate the kind words! 🙂

  12. Stef Perry

    Oh and happy 4th adoption day to Finn! He was so cute as a pup and he’s one lucky dog to have such a wonderful place to call home!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Stef – he’s just the sweetest thing ever!! 🙂

  13. Fabulous wreath, and a fun fold to boot! Just gorgeous! So much pretty-ness to look at! Thanks for playing with my Tic Tac Toe board this week!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, LeAnne! Fall cards are my fave! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  14. Heather Heroldt

    Beautiful, Mary! Such a gorgeous card, lovely collection of papers and leaves, but woo, what a stunner that fun fold is! So brilliant! Just all ’round lovely and fun, perfect in our colors to boot! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Heather – I appreciate the kind words! 🙂

  15. Spectacular cards, Mary! I love those fun folds that you’ve used! And I love the combination of the plaids with the wreath and leaf.. just perfect!! Thank you for joining us at the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge!
    And a very happy birthday to Finn! I’m sure both sides are happy to call the other family!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Ashwini! We’re sure happy to have him in our life!! 🙂

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