Good morning! And happy Sunday! As expected we spent yesterday getting a final – HUGE – load of mulch and then we got the rest of the soil into the new beds. I also – not so expectedly – kicked my own buttinski doing it. Turns out that treadmill-fit is not the same as rake-heavy-dirt fit. Who knew?? 😉
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! (Note: my internet froze a few minutes into the video – but it recovered, so…stick with it!).
I’d seen this fun fold around and discovered a good video from LeeAnn Greff on the basics of the fold so…I took it from there and then modified it a bit! Mine uses the uber-fun Snailed It bundle with some Snail Mail DSP to make it even cuter. Take a look-see:
The layout for the front of the card was inspired by the Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge.
And the color palette comes from the Global Design Project this week.
And – I pulled some elements from the Festive Friday Inspo List in as well. I’ve got polka dots – twine – moving parts. And if you squint your eyes Bermuda Bay could be green-adjacent AND….water. Bay? Water? 😉
I started with a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Basic Black that I scored and folded at 4 1/4″. Then I cut a Stitched Rectangle die from the middle of the front panel.
Using the same die, I cut a piece of Snail Mail DSP and adhered it to the piece I’d just cut out with Liquid Glue.
I cut a smaller Stitched Rectangle from a piece of Bermuda Bay then measured and cut a slightly smaller piece of Basic White. Onto that piece, I stamped the fun Snailed It sentiment in Real Red – then colored the envelope with my Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends Combo. I adhered the pieces together and then popped them onto the DSP-covered rectangle die cut with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
For the fold mechanism, I cut a piece of Basic White to 5″ x 6″ and scored it along the long edge at 2″ and 4″.
Before folding on the score lines, I stamped the Snailed It sentiment in Bermuda Bay on the middle panel and the sweet little snail in Tuxedo Black on the third panel. I colored the snail using my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to “paint” her (picking up ink from the lid of my Blushing Bride ink pad). Her little shell stripes are colored with the Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write Marker. The gifts are colored with my Real Red and Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blend Combos.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere another piece of Snail Mail DSP to a Bermuda Bay mat and onto the back of my card base. Then, with Liquid Glue on the back of the end panel – I adhered the pop-up mechanism onto the back of the card.
I closed the card – added Liquid Glue to the part of the folded pop-up mechanism visible in the “window” – and adhered the sentiment panel. If that was confusing to read – check the video! 🙂
On the front of the card – I added two fussy cut mushrooms in the top corner. These are from pieces of the Snail Mail DSP that I first adhered to a piece of Basic White with Liquid Glue. After fussy cutting them, I used Liquid Glue to adhere them to the card front. Then I added a little bow tied from two lengths of Blushing Bride twine from the Snail Mail Trim Combo Pack, using a Glue Dot.
The Snailed It mushrooms in the other corner were first stamped in Tuxedo Black on Basic White and cut with the matching die from the Snail Dies. Then I colored it with my Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write Marker and the Real Red and Bermuda Bay Blends Combo. I cut the shape a second time from Basic White and adhered it to the back of the die cut with Liquid Glue – to hide the bleed-thru of the Blends.
I popped the mushrooms onto the card front with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals – and the card was done.
My Basic White Medium Envelope got the cute Snailed It word bubble in Blushing Bride and a sentiment in Real Red on the front…
…and another piece of Snail Mail DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! Is it any wonder that this pop up window card is called a FUN fold?!? I love it! And I LOVE the Snailed It stamp set, bundled Snail Dies and the uber-cute Snail Mail DSP!!
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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Butterfly Brilliance Collection Available Now!
Stampin’ Up! is giving us a chance to get an early look at a new bundle coming in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog! It’s called the Butterfly Brilliance Collection!
Bring in the beauty of nature with the artistic designs of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and coordinating designer series paper, along with textured specialty paper that will put a pop of brilliance on every project.
Get all the detail and shop the whole collection at my Online Store! 🙂
Or…read on to see how to get the whole shootin’ match – plus some extras! – all while saving a little money – by choosing my limited-time Special Bundle!!
Stamps-N-Lingers Butterfly Bouquet Special Bundles!
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! 🙁
So, to help you get the goods right quick and save a little dough…I took a look at what’s coming on 2 March – and put together ONE SINGLE BUNDLE – and a couple of add-ons for you.
The Butterfly Brilliance Bundle – $71
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.
Here’s what you’ll get:
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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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!
Be sure to get yours before they fly off the shelves!
Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Basic Black Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″ – with 2 5/8″ x 4″ Stitched Rectangle die cut from center of front )
Bermuda Bay Cardstock: 2 1/8″ x 3 1/2″ Stitched Rectangle die cut (mat behind sentiment); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)
Basic White Cardstock: 5″ x 6″ (folding mechanism – scored and folded at 2″ and 4″ on the long side); 2″ x 3 3/8″ (sentiment panel); Snail Die cut mushrooms on front
Snail Mail DSP: 2 5/8″ x 4″ Stitched Rectangle Die cut (on front panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (panel on inside back of card); Fussy cut mushrooms; envelope flap
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Finn Fan Fix
We worked on our new beds yesterday.
We had some help (you KNEW that, right??) to make sure that the “base” of the beds was acceptable before we added the final soil.
These beds are approved. Carry on.
And – you’ll be glad to know that they passed muster at the end of the day, too!
But…I fear there MAY be a communication failure here – cuz…I’m not sure he QUITE understands the function of these beds….