Stampin’ Up! Artfully Layered & Composed Side Fold Thank You Card

Good morning good morning and welcome to the last week in January!  Last DAY, even!  Yep – tomorrow is February (and the arrival of the All Together Collection – which includes 10 new Stampin’ Blends on top of a cool- and LIMITED TIME! – stamp set, dies and DSP!!  Whoo-hooo!!).  I hope you’re ready to getcha some – the deets are down below!  AND – you’ll still be earning Sale-A-Bration Rewards!  That’s a win-win for sure!

My card today features two of my favorite things.  First – it’s a side-fold card.  I LOVE these, especially when I’m working with a square card layout!  And the second is the Artfully Composed suite of products – the DSP (plus the amazing Vellum Layering Designs!) and the Artfully Layered bundle!  Take look-see:

The layout is from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.

And… the Festive Friday Inspo list was a factor in the elements I included!   I see green, grasses, brown (the Linen Thread!) and masculine!

I started out by scoring a 4 1/4” x 11” piece of Evening Evergreen cardstock at 5 1/2” and 6 3/4” on the long side.  I folded the 5 1/2” score line as a “valley” – so….you know, ”regular”! – and at the 6 3/4” score in the opposite direction.  Topographically speaking, that would be a “mountain” fold! 😂

Using Liquid Glue between the 5 1/2” and 6 3/4” score lines, I adhered the front of the card base to the back – just in that 1 1/4” area. This made the “book” or “side” fold.

I used the hatch-lines die in the Tropical Layers die set and ran the 4″ x 4″ square of Basic White thru the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine with that die in the top right corner – and again with the die in the bottom right corner.  Just to add a little fun!

I cut a piece of Artfully Composed DSP using the largest (about 3″ across) Layering Circle die.  I aligned the edge of the circle with the very bottom left corner of the Basic White panel and adhered it with Liquid Glue.  Then I trimmed the excess with a Paper Trimmer.

I matted a strip of Artfully Composed DSP on a Pear Pizzazz mat and then to the “side-fold” panel with Liquid Glue.

I did the same again with a slightly bigger strip of the same design – adhering it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a 4 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock and to adhere it to the front of the card base.

With the dies in the Tropical Layers set, I cut a leaf and a grasses die cut from the Vellum Layering Designs paper – the one with the white scripty embossing on it – which I adhered with a little bit of Liquid Glue.

I cut a leaf from Pear Pizzazz and added it with Liquid Glue.

On a piece of Basic White, I stamped the leaf from Artfully Layered in stamped-off-once Pear Pizzazz.  Then I cut it out with the leaf die.

I determined how I wanted the leaf to set on the card and then stamped the Artfully Layered sentiment in the correct orientation in Evening Evergreen ink.

I popped the leaf over the Pear Pizzazz leaf with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied a small bow using two lengths of Linen Thread and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

I colored some vanilla Classic Matte Dots with my Dark Evening Evergreen Stampin’ Blend and added them here and there and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the leaves image from Artfully Composed twice in Pear Pizzazz on a Basic White panel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Pear Pizzazz mat and into the card base and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got more of the Artfully Layered leaves in Pear Pizzazz on the front…

…and a little more Artfully Composed DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love this bundle and suite SO SO much!  The Artfully Composed DSP is just so pretty – you could do many different combinations with all the designs for this card, don’t you think?  And the Artfully Layered bundle – with the cool Tropical Layers dies – is full of great images and sentiments.  I am also really loving the Vellum Layering Designs paper – you get the three designs in white and in black – and they’ll really add some interest to your projects!

I hope you like!

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

And…I’ve also created a printable PDF with written instructions and a list of the products used to create this project.  You can download, print and/or save it by clicking this image:

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Stamps, dies, and punches are the layers to your card (you know that I – personally – NEVER EVER use layers…. 😂😂😂😂😂) but SOME people do!  These supplies can be the most fun to organize, but also the most challenging.  To help you on your journey to an organized craft space, this week Stamp-N-Storage is offering a 10% OFF sale on some amazing solutions for storing your Dies, stamp sets and punches!!  For your savings add coupon code 8WEEKS5 during the checkout process.

Sale ends at midnight CST, January 31, 2022 – and it’s on some of my most used favorites!  I keep all my die sets on Magnet Cards, inside Storage Pockets and inside my Creative Crates!

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Loving hands and heartfelt words are the best way to show you care. With hand designs that illustrate coming together in friendship and solidarity, the All Together Collection will help you create cardmaking and paper-crafting projects that reflect the people you know and love.

The All Together Collection includes early-release products from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog—an exciting new range of natural Stampin’ Blends—and exclusive products you can’t get anywhere else!

Come together to create projects inspired by you!

Here’s the deets!

The All Together Collection will be available 1 FEBRUARY–2 MAY 2022 (at 11:50 PM MT)

  • Qualifying orders are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards. (NOTE:  the All Together Collection can’t be selected as a Half-Price Item – sorry!)
  • All Together items can be added to a starter kit.
  • With the exception of the amazing new Stampin’ Blends – All items in the All Together Collection are available while supplies last and only thru 2 May at 11:50 (MT)
  • The new Stampin’ Blends WILL BE OFFERED (WHOO-HOO!!) in the upcoming 2022–2023 Annual Catalog as individual two-packs only!

Check out this PDF Flyer for all the details and pictures of the new products!


Give me a holler if you have any questions about this cool new collection!!

During the January – February Sale-a-bration event you’ll find amazing reasons to SHOP, HOST and (most importantly!!) JOIN!  Check it out!


  • There are 7 new products (4 stamp sets and 3 paper packs) that are available as free items to choose from with a Level 1 order (free with an order of $50+)
  • There are 2 new items (1 stamp set and paper BUNDLE and and an amazing Sentiment set!) that are available as free choices with a Level 2 order (free with an order of $100+).


  • There’s also a great new host exclusive stamp set called Calming Camelia that you can pick up for FREE with either a personal order of $300+ or a party with sales totaling $300+!
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  • There is an AWESOME joining promotion happening!  If you purchase the Starter Kit between January 4 and February 28, you’ll get to pick a TWO FREE stamp sets with your Starter Kit!!  All stamp sets except for host exclusive and Sale-a-bration stamp sets are can be picked as your free sets!!
  • When you purchase the Starter Kit for $99 + taxes (if applicable) before the end of Sale-a-bration, the kit ships for FREE and you get to pick $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise and you’ll get TWO additional FREE stamp sets with your kit!  Yay!!  Two free stamp sets in addition to $125 in merchandise for $99, yes please!!

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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Evening Evergreen Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″ and 6 3/4”)

Pear Pizzazz Cardstock: 4 1/8” x 4 1/8” (x2 – mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for side-fold); 1 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for DSP strip on front); Tropical Layers die cut leaf on front

Vellum Layering Designs: Tropical Layers die cut leaf and grasses

Basic White Cardstock: 4″ x 4″ (x2 – card front and inner liner); Tropical Layers die cut leaf (sentiment)

Artfully Composed DSP: 1” x 4” (side fold panel); Largest smooth Circle Die cut (about 3″ across – on front); 1 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ (DSP strip on front); 3″ x 6″ (envelope flap)

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 think it’s a shame that truffles don’t grow wild in Georgia.

I mean – I assume they don’t…

But if they DID – my Finn could probably be a truffle dog.

That’s “his” hole just above his head.  He was very gently pawing away grains of dirt and delicately picking up and eating (this would NOT be a good trait in a truffle dog….) whatever he came up with.

He tried to deny it.  Told me my eyes had been deceiving me.  That was some OTHER dog….

The camera doesn’t lie.


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16 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Artfully Layered & Composed Side Fold Thank You Card

  1. Sweet card! Love the fun fold design and the pretty tropical die cuts! Poor Finn, caught dirty nosed…no denying it. 😉

  2. Susan K

    Oh, i love this card—so very Mary and so very awesome. Love the layering and all the perfect details! Big winner in my book! TFS. There has to be truffle-like delicacies of some kind there as carefully and meticulously as Finnman is combing that area! I’ll be curious to know if he goes back to that area again.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – he’s awfully delicate with those giant hands, isn’t he?!? How DOES he do that?! Thanks very much for the kind words, Susan! 🙂

  3. I don’t know…I think Finn is telling the truth. His nose doesn’t look the least bit dirty. Pretty card!

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL! You’re his enabler! Thanks so much, Karen! 🙂

  4. melvampeters

    Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with Festive Friday Challenges

  5. Beth McCullough

    Really pretty card, Mary! We just did a stamp camp with Artfully Composed last weekend and it’s one of my favorites! Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday Challenge 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks Beth – it’s one of my favorites, too, for sure! Appreciate you coming by! 🙂

  6. I love the font on that sentiment and the pretty leaf on this fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  7. jentimko

    I love how you used the pretty elements for the sketch. Lovely card. So glad to see you this week at FMS!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Jen – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  8. Joanne James

    Love the layering of your elements Mary – there’s something very soothing about the combination of greens too. Thanks for sharing with us over at Festive Friday this week!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Joanne – I love this suite! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

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