Good morning everyone and welcome to the Fun Folds Blog Hop for Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators! We’ve got a talented line-up and…I think you’re going to like what you see! This is a once-a-month hop and…all our cards will be fun folds!! How cool is that?!?
Now. Fair warning. I did the exact same fold the other day.
Sorry. Not sorry. I mean – it IS one of my fave folds – but…I sorta hate repeating myself this fast. So…🤷♀️🤷♀️
This is a book-fold made into an easel – and decorated with the fun Bright & Beautiful 6″ x 6″ DSP and the Beautiful Balloons stamp set and bundled dies! Take a look-see:
I started by scoring a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Lost Lagoon cardstock at 5 1/2″, 6 3/4″ and 8 7/8″. I folded the 5 1/2″ score line as a “valley” – then the 6 3/4″ as a “mountain” – and the 8 7/8″ score as a “valley”. I burnished each of the score lines with a bone folder.
Next – I used Liquid Glue between the 5 1/2″ and 6 3/4″ scores – and used that to adhere the front and back of the card base together to form the book fold.
I used the long die in the Beautiful Balloons die set to cut two pieces of Bright & Beautiful 6″ x 6″ DSP. One of the pieces was 1″ x 4″ and the other was 7/8″ x 4″. Note: While the slits created by the die are “bound” on the edges on the 1″ strips, the 7/8″ wide strip is actually a “fringe” – so…it’s a super fun die cut!!
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the 1″ wide strip to a 1 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ piece of Lemon Lolly cardstock and then to the narrow front panel.
On a piece of 4″ x 4″ Basic White cardstock, I used the balloons from the Beautiful Balloons set to stamp in Lemon Lolly, Fresh Freesia and Lost Lagoon. Some are in full strength and some are stamped off once. Then I added some Bubble Bath confetti images here and there!
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Lemon Lolly mat. Then I adhered the 7/8″ wide die cut strip to the bottom of the panel with Liquid Glue.
I die cut a medium balloon, large star and two small stars from a couple of Bright & Beautiful DSP papers.
On a piece of Basic White cardstock, I stamped the confetti balloon in Fresh Freesia ink. Over the top, I stamped the Beautiful Balloons sentiment in Lost Lagoon. Then I cut it out with the largest balloon die.
Using Liquid Glue I adhered the medium die cut balloon and the large star to the card front. Then I popped the sentiment balloon over top with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The two smaller stars were adhered with a single dimensional.
I added some gold Pastel Adhesive-backed Sequins and the card front was done.
For the inside, I adhered another piece of the Bright & Beautiful DSP to a Lemon Lolly mat. On a piece of Basic White, I stamped the confetti a few times in two corners in Bubble Bath ink. Then I adhered it with Liquid Glue near the top of the panel. I adhered the whole thing to the inside of the card base with Liquid Glue.
I stamped another Beautiful Balloons sentiment in Lost Lagoon ink on a piece of Basic White, matted it on Lemon Lolly and then popped it into place as the easel stop, using Stampin’ Dimensionals. A gold sequin finished it off.
Using Liquid Glue on just the bottom panel of the card front – see the diagram above! – I adhered the card front – and the card was done.
My Basic White Medium Envelope got some Beautiful Balloons on the front…
…and more Bright & Beautiful 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! How fun is this Beautiful Balloons set? I love the fun images and happy sentiments! With the addition of the cheerful Bright & Beautiful 6″ x 6″ DSP – it’s a party on a card! Made over-the-top fun with an amazing book-fold easel fun fold!
I hope you like!
If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below! I also made a quick video on how to make this card over on Instagram – if you’d like to see it, check it out right here!
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:
Missed any tutorials? You can check out my past projects right here!
Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today – you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!
- Beth McCullough
- Karen Finkle
- Rae Burnet
- Tara Carpenter
- Mary Deatherage – This is me and you are here!! 😎
- Debbie Mageed
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Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Lost Lagoon Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″, 6 3/4″ x 8 7/8″)
Lemon Lolly 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 top-fold panel); 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ (mat for easel stop)
Basic White Cardstock: 4″ x 4″ (card front); Large Beautiful Balloons die cut balloon (front sentiment); 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ (easel stop); 2 3/4″ x 3 7/8″ (inside panel)
Bright & Beautiful 6″ x 6″ DSP: 1″ x 4″ (die cut for top-fold panel); 7/8″ x 4″ (die cut for card front); Medium balloon, large star, 2 small star die cuts; 4″ x 4″ (inner liner); 2 1/4″ x 6″ (envelope flap)
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Such a cute card! Love the little fringe die cuts, perfect! 🙂