Stampin’ Up! Bright & Beautiful Balloons Book-Fold Easel for the SU Demos Fun Fold Blog Hop

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!

  1. Beth McCullough
  2. Karen Finkle
  3. Rae Burnet
  4. Tara Carpenter
  5. Mary Deatherage – This is me and you are here!! 😎
  6. 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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12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Bright & Beautiful Balloons Book-Fold Easel for the SU Demos Fun Fold Blog Hop

  1. Such a cute card! Love the little fringe die cuts, perfect! 🙂

  2. Love your book-binding easel card, Mary! I’ve seen it as a twisted easel before and I really like the look of yours when closed. Great card for the new products – might have to move this bundle up on my list! Thank you for joining the hop this month!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much for the kind words, Debbie – and thanks for hosting the hop each month! 🙂

  3. What a fun card! I love this new suite! TFS

  4. Mary, this fold is so easy and I just made a card yesterday following your directions. I sold it yesterday too! The buyer didn’t get the easel part so now I know I need to provide a guide to opening and setting it up! People are so used to mundane store bought cards…lol!

    • stampsnlingers

      Right!? It’s the Hallmark syndrome…ALL cards MUST open from the left! Fun to shake it up some, huh?! Thanks much, Karen! 🙂

  5. What a fantastic celebration card! Can’t wait to see more from this suite of products.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Rae! It’s a fun one, for sure! 🙂

  6. Beth McCullough

    What a fun card, Mary! This is a great suite! I’ve never made a book fold easel, thanks for the great directions.

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh – hope you’ll give it a shot – it’s so easy and folks who receive them really like them! :). Thanks very much, Beth! 🙂

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