Stampin’ Up! Hand-Penned Dahlia Days Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

Good morning and happy Sunday!  Hope your weekend is going well. 🙂

I don’t know about you, but…the Hand-Penned DSP (which is retiring soon!) is one that I am really going to miss!  It is so gorgeous – looks like I wish my garden looked! 😉  I paired it with the lovely Dahlia Days stamp set and its bundled Detailed Dahlia dies from the Jan – Jun 2022 Mini Catalog.  And – cuz I really like fun folds, that’s what this one is! Take a look-see:

I saw this fold on a video from Susan Levasseur but hers resulted in a 5″ x 7″ card, so…I did some engineer stuff and modified it to end up as a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card and fit in a normal A2 (medium) envelope.

If you were able to watch me make this one last night on my YouTube channel, I appreciate that – but if you missed it, check out the replay right here!

The layout for the front of this one is from the CAS(E) The Designer challenge over at the Global Design Project.

And I played along with the Just Add Ink Pick-Two challenge. I sort of feel like I hit all THREE!  😉

I started with a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Blushing Bride cardstock that I scored along the long side at 2 1/8″, 4 1/4″ and 6 3/8″ using my Simply Scored Scoring Tool.  Using my Paper Trimmer and putting the short side at the top, I cut the cardstock at 1 1/2″ from the first score line to the third score line.  Then I turned it and did the same again – 1 1/2″ from the OTHER edge.

If you’ll check the video – near the start – you’ll see how to fold it. 🙂  Here’s a top down view so you can see how it should look.

I matted a few designs of the Hand-Penned DSP on Basic Black and then into their “spots” on the card base using Liquid Glue.  The big and bold floral got the most “play” time – on the two long panels.

I used a “quieter” pattern in Highland Heather on the inside panels.

On a piece of Basic White, I stamped a sentiment from the Dahlia Days set in Misty Moonlight.  Then I added the small trio of flowers from the set in Highland Heather and matted it on Basic Black, then adhered it to the “inside”.

For the front of the card, I cut a Basic White panel with the next-to-largest rectangle die from the Scalloped Contours die set.  I used the leaf image from Dahlia Days to stamp all over the panel in Mint Macaron.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to the front of the card.  Hint:  Close the card base and center the panel top-to-bottom and side-to-side being careful where you place the glue – you won’t need a lot and you want to be sure you don’t put it where it’s not supposed to be.

Using Stampin’ Seal, I adhered a loose “Z” of the Misty Moonlight ribbon from the 1/8″ Cotton Ribbon pack.

On a piece of Basic White, I stamped the sweet flower from Dahlia Days in Misty Moonlight and again in Highland Heather, then cut them with the matching die from the bundled Detailed Dahlias set. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals – I adhered the two flowers over the ribbon.

Using my Stamparatus, I stamped the pretty Dahlia Days label image in Smoky Slate on a piece of Basic White.  I added the sentiment in Misty Moonlight.  Then I cut it out with its Detailed Dahlias die.  I colored the image with the Light Highland Heather, Mint Macaron and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend.

Using more Dimensionals, I added the sentiment label to the card front.  Tip: do this with the card closed, and be sure that the label doesn’t extend past the edge of the card base.

I stamped some leaves/berries in Mint Macaron, cut them with their dies, and tucked them into the grouping with Liquid Glue.

I added some Mint Macaron Genial Gems to the sentiment on the front – and on the inside – and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got more of the little Dahlia Days flowers in Highland Heather on the front…

…and more of the Hand-Penned DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Okay – I LOVE how this card turned out!  SOOO much space to show off the uber-gorgeous Hand-Penned DSP (oh – and it’s easy-peasy, too.  BONUS!).  And the Dahlia Days stamp set is wonderful – it stamps BEAUTIFULLY – look at the detail in that flower – and the pretty label – that you can cut with a Detailed Dahlias die??  Fuhgeddaboudit!! And – like the Stitched Rectangles die set, you NEED to have the Scalloped Contours dies in your toolbox.  Just trust me on this! 😉

I hope you like!

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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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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Blushing Bride Cardstock:  5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored, cut and folded as shown in the template and video)

Basic Black Cardstock: 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – mats for long floral DSP panels);  1 7/8″ x 2 1/4″ (x2 – mats for front Highland Heather DSP panel and for inside sentiment panel); 1 1/4″ x 1  7/8″ (x4 – mats for inside Highland Heather DSP panels on inside)

Basic White Cardstock: Next-to-largest Scalloped Contours rectangle die cut (front panel); Detailed Dahlias die cut label (sentiment); Detailed Dalies die cut stamped flowers and leaves; 1 3/4″ x 2 1/8″ (inside sentiment)

Hand-Penned DSP: 1 3/4″ x  5 1/8″ (x2 – long floral DSP panels); 1 3/4″ x 2 1/8″ (front Highland Heather DSP panel); 1 1/8″ x 1 3/4″ (x4 – inside Highland Heather DSP panels); 3″ x 6″ (envelope flap)

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Finn Fan Fix 

We really like tamales at our house.

And it’s a pretty frequent focal point at dinner – Wayne would eat tex-mex 3 or 4 times a week (which is actually a pretty handy thing, not gonna lie.  Stuck for dinner?  Beef and bean burrito – done!).

We discovered some really excellent tamales at Costco and I keep them in the freezer – so I can pull one out – microwave it a bit and boom-shaka-laka.  Dinner.  Done!

Yes – I AM a gor-met cook. 😉

Now one might be inclined to think that the fur-man would turn up his schnoozle at a plate that had had tex-mex/tamale on it.

He turns up his nose at a bowl that’s had oatmeal in it – no joke!


…nope. It’s plate-holding-good stuff, Mom!

I dunno.  He’s a bit of a goof. 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️


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8 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Hand-Penned Dahlia Days Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

  1. Such a cool card! Love the layering and the fancy fold design! Yeah, oatmeal must be too bland for such a sophisticated palate. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – he’s pretty serfisticated all right! 😉 Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  2. I will have to give this fun fold a go. The paper and the dahlia really make it shine. If my local Costco has those tamales, I’m gonna get me a membership! I LOVE tamales and even ate them for breakfast in Cancun! I can’t find any around here. There was a guy along side the road but the police made him skedaddle! I’m leary about buying like that anyway. Have a blessed day and take care of them maters!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes, ma’am – if they have them, they’re really good! Fingers crossed! Thank you so much, Karen! 🙂

  3. chantell16

    Very pretty papers and a wonderful fancy fold. Chantell Just Add Ink

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Chantell – appreciate you stopping by!!

  4. Love a good fancy fold card and especially one as pretty as this. Lovely colouring and design. Thanks for providing the temaplte – I think I’ll give this one a go. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink. Tristan DT.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks muc, Tristan – appreciate you stopping by! Have fun with it – it’s a cool fold!

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