Stampin’ Up! Thanks a Bunch Sneak Peek Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

Good morning and Happy FRI-YAY!  We’re headed into the last weekend before Christmas and…I hope you’re ready.  Or at least have a clear plan for BEING ready!  We’re getting there – the baking is 90% done (I REALLY need to stop ADDING things to the list!!) – and most things will be delivered or mailed today.  So…score one for us!! 🙂

I DID take a break yesterday to go out on my YouTube channel to spend a little time with some of you and make a cute fun fold – let’s call it a Front Flap Fun Fold!  It features the totes adorbs Thanks a Bunch stamp set and pretty Dandy Designs DSP!  These are BOTH going to be free to you during the upcoming Jan-Feb Sale-A-Bration kicking off on 5 Jan!  YEAH!  Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! Thanks a Bunch Sneak Peek Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

The layout for this one is from the Sunday Stamps sketch challenge!

I started by adhering a piece of Dandy Designs DSP (this is a HUGE stack of pretty 12″ x 12″ paper that you’ll be able to select for FREE with a $100+ order during SAB)…

Stampin' Up! Thanks a Bunch Sneak Peek Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

…to a Pale Papaya mat and then to my Granny Apple Green card base (which is a flat piece of cardstock – no fold!) using Liquid Glue.

On a small piece of Basic White cardstock, I stamped the carrots from the Thanks a Bunch set (which you’ll be able to get free with a $50+ order during Sale-a-Bration!) in Pale Papaya.  This is a two-step set – so this was the large “full” carrot image…

Stampin' Up! Thanks a Bunch Sneak Peek Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

I stamped it five or six times with the “top” of the carrots about half-way up the panel.  I did the second-step stamp with Pumpkin Pie ink.

Next up – I stamped one of the leaf images in Pear Pizzazz – a few times in full strength and a few in stamped-off-once ink – across the top.

Stampin' Up! Thanks a Bunch Sneak Peek Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

Then I stamped the second leaf image – the lacy looking leaf – several times in Granny Apple Green.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Granny Apple Green mat and then on to the front of a small Pale Papaya card base (3″ x 8″ – scored and folded at 4″).  Using Liquid Glue, I adhered this small card to the larger card base – centering it on the panel.

Stampin' Up! Thanks a Bunch Sneak Peek Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

Using Liquid Glue, I adhered a narrow strip of Dandy Designs DSP (this is a Pale Papaya design) to the card front.

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

Then I stamped the word “Thanks” from the Thanks A Bunch set in Pear Pizzazz on a Basic White strip – then added “a Bunch” in Granny Apple Green next to it. I cut angled ends with my Paper Snips and then used double-stacked Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment over the bow.

Stampin' Up! Thanks a Bunch Sneak Peek Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

I added some new Iridescent Pastel Gems and the small card front was done.

For the inside, I stamped a second sentiment in Pear Pizzazz on a Basic White panel.  Across the bottom I stamped the small three-carrot image from Thanks A Bunch in Pumpkin Pie ink.  Then I added the lacy leaves in Granny Apple Green – using full strength and stamped-off-once images.  Then I matted the panel on a piece of Granny Apple Green cardstock.

Stampin' Up! Thanks a Bunch Sneak Peek Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

I tore a narrow strip of Soft Suede cardstock and used Liquid Glue to adhere it across the bottom of the panel – to make “ground”. 😎

Stampin' Up! Thanks a Bunch Sneak Peek Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the matted panel to the inside of the small card base and the card front was done!

For the back panel, I stamped the three-carrot image again across the bottom of a Basic White panel in Pumpkin Pie ink and added the Granny Apple Green (full strength and stamped-off-once) leaves.  Then I adhered the panel to a Pale Papaya mat.

Stampin' Up! Thanks a Bunch Sneak Peek Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

Another torn strip of Soft Suede cardstock, adhered with Liquid Glue, finished it off.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere the entire panel to the back of the card base and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Pumpkin Pie three-carrot image and Granny Apple Green leaves a few times on the front…

Stampin' Up! Thanks a Bunch Sneak Peek Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

…and a little more Dandy Designs DSP on the envelope flap.

Stampin' Up! Thanks a Bunch Sneak Peek Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

Et Voila!  Okay – this stamp set is too cute!  I love punny little sentiments and the Thanks A Bunch set has them for sure!  Wouldn’t this be a fun card for your favorite gardener!?  On the YouTube video yesterday featuring this card, we even talked about how you could make it into a seed packet gift holder!  And – the Dandy Designs DSP is rapidly becoming a “go-to” for me – and I think it will for you, too!  It doesn’t hurt that both these products will be FREE during Sale-A-Bration with qualifying purchases!  FREE = Yes, PLEASE! 😉

Stampin' Up! Thanks a Bunch Sneak Peek Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

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

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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For this catalog, I’m once again only offering paper shares, but one of my team members is hosting full Mini Catalog Shares with paper, ribbon and embellishments!  Stop over to see Tara Carpenter’s product shares at her blog:!  If you’re interested in joining Tara’s shares, feel free to reach out to her directly to ask questions or join in!

Here are your Options with me!

Stamps-N-Lingers Single DSP Share – $28 – Plus $8.00 for Priority Shipping w/ Tracking

You’ll get 95 – 6″ x 6″ sheets of beautiful new Designer Series Papers and fun new Specialty Papers, too!  To buy one of each of these packs of papers would cost you about $170 – plus shipping!

  • By The Bay 6″ x 6″ Specialty DSP – 12 sheets
  • Country Floral Lan DSP – 6 sheets
  • Country Gingham 6″ x 6″ DSP – 12 sheets
  • Delicate Desert DSP – 6 sheets
  • Dry Brushed Metallic Specialty DSP – 2 sheets
  • Enjoy The Journey DSP – 6 sheets
  • Fancy Flora 6″ x 6″ DSP – 12 sheets
  • Like an Animal Specialty DSP – 6 sheets
  • Rain or Shine Specialty DSP – 6 sheets
  • Ready to Ride Specialty DSP – 6 sheets
  • Regency Park 6″ x 6″ DSP – 12 sheets
  • Fine Shimmer Paper – 3 sheets – one each of 3 colors
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  • Vellum Basics Specialty Paper – 3 sheets – one each of 3 designs

Want More?!? Get a DOUBLE Share!  $56- Plus $8.00 for Priority Shipping w/ Tracking

With a Double Share –  you’ll get 190 sheets of DSP and specialty paper! 🙂  I’ll cut the paper sheets into 6×12 so that you’ll be able to get 3 full A2 size card fronts from each sheet (except 6″ x 6″ papers – you’ll get double sheets of those.  These are the By the Bay, Country Gingham, Fancy Flora and Regency Park DSPs)

PLUS!  Get a FREE Gift From Me! – All share participants will get a sampling of some of the fun papers from the Jan – Feb 2023 Sale-A-Bration Catalog! Everyone who orders one of my shares will get a sampler of papers from the Dainty Flowers DSP, On the Farm DSP, Favored Flowers DSP and Dandy Designs DSP!  YEAH!

You can get the rest of the details and a handy form to use to get signed up for your Share right here at my Jan – Apr 2023 Shares page!

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Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:  You’ll also want the Thanks a Bunch stamp set,Dandy Designs DSP, & Iridescent Pastel pack when they’re available in January! 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Granny Apple Green Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card base); 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ (x2 – mats for small card front and small inner liner)

Pale Papaya Cardstock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – mat for card front and for card back); 3″ x 8″ (small card fold, scored and folded at 4″)

Soft Suede Cardstock:  approx 1/4″ x 2 5/8″ (“ground” strip on inside of small card); approx 3/8″ x 5 1/8″ (“ground” strip on back panel)

Basic White Cardstock: 2 5/8″ x 3 5/8″ (x2 – small card front and small inner liner); 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″(card back)

Dandy Designs DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ (strip on front); 2 1/4″ x 6″ (envelope flap)

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Finn Fan Fix 

So…Thursday was busy!  Free Shipping – YouTube Video – trip to the store – dinner with friends – Zoom the Craftroom…Krew Team Business Meeting… 🙂

The result was…I wasn’t getting busy on this blog post until…late for me.

And for Finn.

But – he’s a good support system – he stuck with me until I was done.

Oh – did you think I meant he stayed AWAKE with me?

C’mon – this was at 10:30 at night.  A kid’s gotta sleep!!



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17 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Thanks a Bunch Sneak Peek Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

  1. Such a fun card! Love the little row of carrots in the ground on the back too. 🙂 Poor Finn…10:30 is pretty late at your house!! Glad that you both survived. 🙂

  2. This card is so stinking cute! I really enjoyed watching your video on how you created this card, too! Poor Finn wanted to go to bed!

    • stampsnlingers

      He really did – he’s an early to bed, late to rise kinda guy!! Thanks so much, Carol! 🙂

  3. Charlotte+Hutcheson

    Love your card and the clever pun…also the neat way you made soil for the carrots…of course you should know this because you are a gardener. Thank you, Mary, for your inspiration and generosity.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Charlotte!! Appreciate the kind words! 🙂

  4. Faith Simpson

    Such a cute card…..I didn’t think I needed the carrots….but guess I do!
    Finn is such a good sport….and so loyal…..couldn’t have a truer buddy…..

  5. Cheryl Petrie

    I love the card you made with the carrots! I did not want that stamp set, but you made it cute! Cheryl

    • stampsnlingers

      Glad that you liked it, Cheryl – it’s a cute set, for sure! Thank you! 🙂

  6. Fantastic showcasing of that “Thanks a Bunch” set!! Thanks for playing along with our sketch challenge over at Sunday Stamps…so glad you joined the fun!! #SSC298

  7. Heather Heroldt

    I am so loving the carrots, and I’m so thrilled to see them, Mary! Such a fun layout, and so many great details – and the new DSP is glorious, too! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks much, Heather – appreciate you stopping by!! And yep – they’re awfully cute! 🙂

  8. Cute card, Mary, I love the front flap hiding the sentiment. And so perfect for those of us that appreciate puns! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps and I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and New Year’s celebration!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Stef – I appreciate the kindness. And – wishing you and yours a most wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year! 🙂

  9. Mary, your take on this weeks sketch challenge is so creative! I love all the fun details of your special fold card. You are a talented lady! Merry Christmas!

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