Stampin’ Up! By The Seaside Bay Sneak Peek Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

Good morning and Happy Sunday!  Hope your weekend is going well.  Ours is…going! 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

One of the new suites coming on 5 Jan 2023 – in the Jan – Apr 2023 Mini Catalog – is called By The Bay – and it’s one that caused a breakout of ooohing and ahhhing by pretty much the entire room at our OnStage event in Jacksonville!  So – it’s been “burning a hole” in my pocket, as it were.  Today – I pulled it out!  Well – technically YESTERDAY, but…you know what I mean!  I used the Seaside Bay bundle and By The Bay Specialty DSP to make a very cool Triple Diamond Step Fun Fold.  Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! By The Seaside Bay Sneak Peek Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

I was given a lead on this card by my friend and downline Rosie Kean – who hooked me up with Sam at her MixedUpCraft blog site.  I used her general plan – modifying the card to fit in a regular A2 card!

I started by using my Simply Scored Scoring Tool to score a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Balmy Blue cardstock (I used Pool Party in the video – let’s pretend it was on purpose, okay??) at 3″, 6″, 7 1/2″, 9″ and 10″ on the long side. I folded and burnished each score line – starting with a “mountain” at the 3″ score and alternating mountain-valley….all the way to the final score line!  Boom – Triple Step card!

Stampin' Up! By The Seaside Bay Sneak Peek Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

I matted three rectangles of new By The Bay Specialty DSP on Night of Navy mats – and then used Liquid Glue to adhere them to the three step panels.

Then I matted 3 squares – of three different designs from the DSP pack – on Night of Navy (for the diamonds).

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the largest diamond to the back panel – and the middle diamond to the second panel – aligning the edges.

Stampin' Up! By The Seaside Bay Sneak Peek Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

Using the Seaside Bay dies I cut:

– One Sahara Sand oyster – this is the two-ended oyster (I cut it in half).  Use a Sponge Dauber to add Sahara Sand ink to the “shell”.

– Four grasses – two large and two small – from a piece of the By The Bay Specialty DSP – I chose a design with Petal Pink/Balmy Blue/Gold Foil swirls.

– Two Basic White shells. I used a barely-inked Sponge Dauber to color one with Petal Pink and one with Balmy Blue inks.

I stamped the sentiment from Seaside Bay in Balmy Blue on a piece of Basic White and cut it out with the next-to-smallest Stylish Shapes circle die.

Stampin' Up! By The Seaside Bay Sneak Peek Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

Using Liquid Glue – I adhered the grasses and shells to the smallest matted diamond – making sure to not let anything extend below the bottom of the panel.  Then I popped the sentiment over the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! By The Seaside Bay Sneak Peek Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

I adhered the final diamond to the bottom (smallest) step panel with Liquid Glue, added a few new Flat Adhesive-backed Pearls and the card front was done!

For the back panel, I stamped a second sentiment from Seaside Bay in Balmy Blue on a Basic White panel.  Across the bottom I stamped the sand/shells image and the plain sand image from the set in Sahara Sand.  Then I adhered another of the Flat Adhesive-backed Pearls.

Stampin' Up! By The Seaside Bay Sneak Peek Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Night of Navy mat and onto the back of the card – and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Seaside Bay sand/shells and sand in Sahara Sand on the front…

Stampin' Up! By The Seaside Bay Sneak Peek Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

…and more of the By The Bay Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Stampin' Up! By The Seaside Bay Sneak Peek Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

Et Voila!  Is it any wonder that this By The Bay Suite elicited such excitement and anticipation amongst my fellow Demonstrators??  We ALSO realized we were going to get to ORDER it right then – a double perk for us Demonstrators who attended OnStage (other demos got to start ordering on 1 December!) – so it was doubly exciting!  I love the gorgeous By The Bay Specialty DSP and the amazing images and DIES in the Seaside Bay bundle are…wunnermus!  This super easy – and SUPER cool! – Diamond Triple Step Fun Fold is the perfect way to showcase it ALL!

Stampin' Up! By The Seaside Bay Sneak Peek Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!  And – this is the card I made yesterday on my YouTube live!  If you’d like to watch it – for the first time or again! – here’s the link on YouTube!

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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Stampin’ Up! has added NEW ITEMS to our Clearance Rack, including the dies that were offered during the Perfect Partners Promotion! Whoo-hoo!!

With discounts up to 60% off, you can get the die sets that coordinate with still-available stamp sets at a great price!

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…don’t forget the coordinating stamps!

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Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:  You’ll also want the By The Bay Suite when it’s available in January 2023!

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Balmy Blue Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″  (card base, scored and folded at 3″, 6″ 7 1/2″, 9″ and 10″)

Night of Navy Cardstock: Diamonds: 3″ x 3″, 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ and 2″ x 2″; Mats: 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (x2 – for largest panel on front and back), 1 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for center step) and 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for smallest step)

Sahara Sand Cardstock: Seaside Bay die cut oyster (cut in half)

Basic White Cardstock: Next-to-Smallest Stylish Shapes circle die cut (sentiment); Seaside Bay die cut shells (x2); 2 3/4″ x 4″ (back panel)

By The Bay Specialty DSP:  Diamonds (2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″, 2 3/8″ x 2 3/8″ and 1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″); Steps: 2 3/4″ x 4″, 1 1/4″ x 4″ (center step) and 3/4″ x 4″ (smallest step); 2 1/4″ x 6″ (envelope flap)

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Finn Fan Fix 

When he KNOWS he’s not supposed to be doing what he’s doing!

He’s sort of….poised?…there, checking to see if I see what’s going on!

Took yer picture, dude, so…yep!



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12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! By The Seaside Bay Sneak Peek Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

  1. Such a pretty card! Love the fancy fold design, perfect way to show off that cool paper! Yeah, busted leaning a little too close to the bowl. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Truly busted. Those cameras are such a pain! 🙂 Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  2. Kate

    …in the act! Or…close enough for Judge Judy..

  3. Mellissa Purswell

    Thanks for sharing! I so loved presenting this suite in Jacksonville & your project is amazing!! 😎🐬💗

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Melissa – I saw your presentation. Great job!! 🙂

  4. Patti

    WOW. This card is a work of art. Thank you for sharing!

  5. patti brees

    LOVE your card! Just finished making it – your pdf was great and made it sooooo easy! Such a pretty card! Thank you for sharing!0

    • stampsnlingers

      Yeah! Glad the PDF made it easy to put it together – and that you enjoyed it! Thanks so much! 🙂

  6. Great DSP! Great card! And Fin puts a smile on my face too!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Kylie – and…that’s his #1 job – make me (and all y’all!) – smile!! 🙂

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