Stampin’ Up! Touch of Ink Happy Thoughts Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

Good morning! And happy Sunday!  I hope you’re having a great weekend – maybe warming up a bit?  We had a gorgeous day yesterday and it’s looking to be the same today.  Chilly, yes – but bright and beautiful!

If you were able to spend some of your weekend with me on my Facebook Live video last night, I appreciate it!  If not, here’s the replay on YouTube!

I was playing with some of the sweet FREE goodies from the 2021 Sale-A-Bration catalog…Touch of Ink (a $100-level freebie) and one of my favorite papers – the Flower & Field DSP (a $50-level choice) and decided to make a fun fold that one of my team members had shared.  He saw it on Connie Stewart’s video and I just went for it!  I added a perfect sentiment from the Happy Thoughts stamp set, too.  Take a look-see:

I decided that a butterfly is an animal….ish…so,  played along with the theme challenge at the Global Design Project!

I created the pop-up fun-fold part of the card using Flirty Flamingo card stock.  It’s a piece cut to 5 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 1 3/4″, 3 1/2″, 5 1/4″ and 7″.  Then I cut between the 3 1/2″ and 5 1/4″ scores – at 1 1/4″ from the top and bottom of the cardstock.

I folded the card at the score lines to create the pop up and a back panel.  The back panel is adhered to a Basic Black mat.

I cut some panels of Flower & Field DSP and adhered them to the Flirty Flamingo base with Liquid Glue.  There’s a smaller – different pattern – piece, matted on Basic Black and then adhered  to the inside small panel.

For the sentiment, I stamped the Touch of Ink sentiment in Flirty Flamingo on a square piece of Basic White cardstock.  In the corner, I stamped the butterfly from Touch of Ink in Smoky Slate and added the wing-fill image in Balmy Blue.  I adhered the panel to a Basic Black mat and then to the pop-up portion of the card base.

I scored and folded a 5″ x 7 1/2″ piece of Basic White at 3 3/4″.  Centered on the front, I stamped a sentiment from Happy Thoughts in Flirty Flamingo.  Hint – you want this to be covered when the card is closed, so…be sure to stamp accordingly!

I flipped the card inside-out so that I could stamp the butterfly from Touch of Ink in the top left corner.  Then I added the flower image in Smoky Slate  – with Flirty Flamingo “fill”.

I adhered the back of the card to a Basic Black mat with Liquid Glue – then adhered it all to another Basic Black “card base”.

On the front of the white card, I added two strips of Basic Black-matted Flower & Field DSP with Liquid Glue.

I punched some flowers from Flower & Field DSP with the Small Bloom Punch – added Smoky Slate middles with an eraser (check the video to see how!) and then adhered them with Liquid Glue.  An Opal Round in the middle of each flower….and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Touch of Ink flower on the front…

…and more of the pretty Flower & Field DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I can’t tell you how much I love this fold (thanks, Darryl and Connie!) – it really lets gorgeous paper like the Flower & Field DSP shine!  Touch of Ink and Happy Thoughts are perfect together and with this paper, don’t you think??

I hope you like!

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







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Y’all know that the Butterfly Bouquet Early Release promotion runs just from 2 Mar – 3 May 2021.  After that  – you’ll have to wait for the release of the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog to get them.   But – you probably ALSO know that the gorgeous Designer Series paper that will NOT BE AVAILABLE AT ALL after the end of this promotion period.  You read that right!  The Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP and the Natural Touch Specialty DSP are only going to be available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST – and then…poof!  Gone! 🙁

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If you bought all these products separately you’d spend about $85 when you factor in shipping and tax – depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live.

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Butterfly Brilliance Bundle $54.75
Butterfly Brilliance 6″ x 6″ DSP $11.50
Natural Touch Specialty DSP $5.00

BONUS:  When you purchase the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle, you’ll get a FREE package of Gold Hoop Embellishments (see how well these work and why I love them with this bundle right here!)!

Now – when you purchase the bundle – you’ve got the option to add on some additional packs of the DSPs and/or the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine if you don’t have one!  If you don’t already have one – this is a GREAT time to get it and you’re for SURE going to want to be able to use the amazing Brilliant Wings Dies (they cut out the stamped image from Butterfly Brilliance AND butterflies from the Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP!!

Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP add-on:  $10 each

Natural Touch Specialty DSP add-on: $4 each

Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine: $109 each (note: this is the full-size machine and comes with 1 Base Plate, 1 Die Plate, 2 Cutting Plates, and 1 Specialty Plate – so you’ll be able to get to work right away!)

So – if this looks good to you, fill out the form below and pick your goodies!

I’ll send you a PayPal invoice on 23 Feb and then on 2 Mar, I’ll get them right on the way directly to you!

PLEASE NOTE: This offer is available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States or Military APO addresses.  Thanks for your understanding!

This special will only be available from me at these great discounts until 15 Mar 2021  (or while DSP supplies last!) – so…don’t hesitate!! 🙂

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Brilliant Wings DSP Add-on - $10 each (only with purchase of Main bundle)

Natural Touch Specialty DSP Add-on - $4 each (only with purchase of Main bundle)

Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine Add-On - $109 (only with purchase of Main bundle)

Of course, if you want the very best deal – AND to get these goodies right now! – I can help you do that!

If you join the Stampin’ Up! team now, you can select these goodies for your Starter Kit!  Or…fill your kit with other things you need and then purchase the suite with your shiny new 20% Demonstrator Discount!!  Give me a holler and I’ll get you all hooked up!  You’ll also be cashing in on the 200 FREE SHEETS of DSP by joining during Sale-A-Bration.  BONUS!!

2019-2021 In Colors Retiring Soon!

The Retiring List will be coming out in March! While we don’t know EVERYTHING that will be on it…we DO know that our 2019-2021 In Colors will for sure be leaving us!

NOW is the time to stock up on Ink, Refills, Cardstock and DSP – they’ll sell out QUICK once the list goes live!

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Basic Black Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card base); 2 5/8″ x 2 5/8″ (mat for front square/sentiment); 1 5/8″ x 2 5/8″ (mat for small inside DSP piece); 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ (mats for DSP strips on from of small Basic White card on inside); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″  (mat for small Basic White card)

Flirty Flamingo Cardstock:  4 1/4″ x 7″ (fancy fold – scored at 1 3/4″, 3 1/2″, 5 1/4 ” and 7″)

Basic White Cardstock: 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (front square/sentiment);  5″ x 7 1/2″ (small card on inside, scored and folded at 3 3/4″)

Flower & Field DSP: 1 5/8″ x 5 1/8″ (x2 – card front panel and inside panel); 1 1/8″ x 1 5/8″  (x4 – small DSP pieces); 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (small matted inside DSP panel); 5/8″ x 3 3/4″(DSP strips on front of inside card); Small Bloom Punches (x3 – flowers); envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix 

You will be assimilated…..

Resistance is futile….

Pay no mind to me – I have NOT moved closer to your plate…





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12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Touch of Ink Happy Thoughts Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

  1. Your Finn commentary is too funny! I love the design of your card. I’m thankful there’s a replay on You Tube! Drue and I were eating dinner and watching the delayed golf. Have a blessed Sunday.

    • stampsnlingers

      Glad for that, too! Happy you were able to watch, Karen – thank you! 🙂

  2. Sweet card! Love the fun fold design, perfect mix of pretty papers!

    Nothing to see here…don’t mind the dog behind the computer. 😉 Poor Finn is just starving. If you ever fed him, he wouldn’t have to beg for scraps. Ha! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      I know. It’s pretty awful, really! Poor pup! Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  3. Pat C.

    Love this fun-fold, and the DSP too! Great tutorial, Mary.

  4. Diane M Peebles

    I really enjoy watching you create cards and listen to you talk. You have a wonderful personality and make me laugh and smile. Thank you Mary.

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh – thank you so much, Diane! That’s very sweet. Glad you like the videos! 🙂

  5. Catherine smith

    I really enjoyed watching your videos but I havd a question where do I find the rest of the instructions to make that happy thoughts fun fold using the hydrogena i really would like to make this card

    • stampsnlingers

      Hey Catherine – thanks for the kind words – glad that you enjoy the videos. So…in the description of each video is a link to the post on my blog where I give instructions and card cuts. You can also subscribe to the blog and then you’ll get a notice in your InBox every time I post a new project! I looked for hydrangea fun folds – and this is the one I found. It doesn’t use the Happy Thoughts set, though…. so this may not be the one you’re looking for…. Hope that helps some! 🙂

  6. Sorry I missed the live video, but thankful for the replay. I had planned to watch, but younger daughter called and when we finished so was your video! Great video, great fun fold. Have to do this one. Poor doggie, totally hungry, totally ignored. Looks like someone would pay him some attention and feed him! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Glad you were able to watch the replay – and hope you had a good chat with your daughter! Yes. It’s a horrible horrible display of neglect and starvation, for sure. Poor poor little man! 😉

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