Stampin’ Up! Rustic Soft Seedlings Fun Fold for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  We’ve got a great theme challenge to work with and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table – I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

The moment I saw our theme, I knew I was going to pull out my fave – the Soft Seedlings stamp set – and a little Rustic Harvest DSP.  I added some embossing from the Leaf Fall 3D Embossing Folder.  And…turned it into a quick Flip-Flop Fun Fold.  Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! Rustic Soft Seedlings Fun Fold for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

Can you guess our theme??

I also played along with The Paper Players challenge.

And I used just about every square from the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge (BINGO!)!

I started with a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Early Espresso cardstock that I scored and folded at 4 1/4″.  Then, using my Paper Trimmer, I cut the front panel on the diagonal to create the triangular front flap.

Stampin' Up! Rustic Soft Seedlings Fun Fold for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

I cut a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Crushed Curry cardstock and a 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of Mossy Meadow Rustic Harvest DSP into two triangles.  Using Liquid Glue, I matted both DSP triangles on the cardstock triangles.  Note: if your DSP has an “up” and a “down” – spend an extra minute making sure that your triangles end up in the right orientation! 😉

Stampin' Up! Rustic Soft Seedlings Fun Fold for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the matted Mossy Meadow Rustic Harvest DSP triangle to the outside of the front flap – and the second matted triangle on the inside.

I matted a larger piece of Cajun Craze design Rustic Harvest DSP on Crushed Curry and adhered it to the inside panel using Liquid Glue.

For the smaller card, I scored and folded a 3″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Crushed Curry cardstock at 4 1/4″.

Stampin' Up! Rustic Soft Seedlings Fun Fold for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

I stamped a Soft Seedlings sentiment in Mossy Meadow down in the corner of a small piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  Using the splatter image from the Quiet Meadow set – I stamped around the remainder of the panel with stamped-off-once Crushed Curry.

Then I embossed the panel in the Leaf Fall 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it on a piece of Early Espresso with Liquid Glue.

Stampin' Up! Rustic Soft Seedlings Fun Fold for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to the front of the small card base.

Using my Stamparatus, I inked the big and gorgeous leaf from Soft Seedlings with Crushed Curry ink – then I added Cajun Craze ink to parts of the image with a Sponge Dauber.  Then I stamped it on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.

I used my Paper Snips to cut out the leaf. Don’t panic – it was pretty easy.  Take your time! 🙂

Stampin' Up! Rustic Soft Seedlings Fun Fold for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

I tied a Linen Thread Double Loop bow and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Then I used Double stacked Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the fussy cut leaf to the small card front. I added some Rustic Metallic Adhesive-backed Dots and the small card front was done.

Stampin' Up! Rustic Soft Seedlings Fun Fold for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

On another piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, I stamped a second sentiment from Soft Seedlings in Mossy Meadow.  Then I used my Stamparatus to ink-and-sponge the smaller image from Soft Seedlings – in Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze.  I added the Quiet Meadow splatters in stamped-off-once Crushed Curry.

Stampin' Up! Rustic Soft Seedlings Fun Fold for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to an Early Espresso mat and into the small Crushed Curry card base.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the card to the back of the larger card base – and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got the large leaf and some Quiet Meadow splatters on the front…

Stampin' Up! Rustic Soft Seedlings Fun Fold for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

…and more of the Rustic Harvest DSP on the envelope flap.

Stampin' Up! Rustic Soft Seedlings Fun Fold for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

Et Voila!  Soft Seedlings.   Rustic Harvest DSP.   Leaf Fall 3D Embossing.  A Double-Loop Linen Thread Bow.  Pretty much the perfect recipe for a beautiful Fall card!

Stampin' Up! Rustic Soft Seedlings Fun Fold for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

I hope you like!

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Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today.  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!


Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – This is me! 😎

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Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Terry Lynn Bright

Carol Buckalew

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Early Espresso Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (larger card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″ – then cut on the diagonal as shown); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (x2 – mats for front and inside of small card)

Crushed Curry Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – mats for triangle DSP panel on front and on inside – cut on the diagonal); 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for back liner on large card); 3″ x 8 1/2″ (small card, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Very Vanilla Cardstock:  2 3/4″ x 4″ (x2 – card front & inner liner of small card); Fussy cut Soft Seedlings leaf

Rustic Harvest DSP: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (x2 – DSP panels on front – cut into triangles); 4” x 5 1/4” (back liner on large card); 2 1/4″ x 6″ (envelope flap)

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26 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Rustic Soft Seedlings Fun Fold for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. Tara Carpenter

    Gorgeous card! I love this set so much! TFS

  2. WOW!! This is gorgeous Mary 🙂 Your fussy cutting is amazing! Perfection

  3. Yours is the first card I have looked at in over a week. I have lost my love for paper and ink but I know it will slowly return. This hop will help as did joining the meeting last night. Off to check out Amy and others. Have a blessed day.

    • stampsnlingers

      It’ll come back – you have too much “other” to deal with for a minute!! Take good care, my friend! 🙂

  4. Just beautiful Mary! The fall colors are perfect with your leaf image! 🙂

  5. Gorgeous Mary! Great fun fold and everything else is just perfect! 😊

  6. Kate


  7. Pat C.

    Pretty autumn card, Mary. I’ll definitely try this fun-fold.

  8. I’ve never seen that fun fold before but it looks great! I can see why Soft Seedlings is your favorite right now, this is a gorgeous card. Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks much – I DO love it – the stamp set AND the fold! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  9. Gorgeous card, Mary! The maple leaf really pops on the card front and the fold is so much fun! TFS 🙂

  10. Gorgeous & stunning!

  11. Joanne James

    A great fun fold and beautiful autumn leaves too Mary! Thanks for playing my theme challenge over at the Paper Players this week!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Joanne – it was fun! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  12. What a lovely fun fold, Mary! So beautiful with the beautiful fall colors. Wow! Thank you so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks much, Ann Marie – appreciate you stopping by! Enjoyed the challenge!

  13. Gorgeous, Mary! Love the layering, the colors, the stamp set. I think it is my current favorite! AND, the embossing behind the leaves is perfect.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Julie – it’s definitely OUR cup of tea!! 🙂

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