Stampin’ Up! Around the Bend Countryside Inn Joy Fold with Video Tutorial

Good morning at the end of yet another week!  Time is slipping by – I’m both excited that the trip is fast approaching and terrified that the trip is fast approaching!  There seems to be a never-ending list of things to do to be ready to go – I cross one thing off and add two more at the bottom!  Yikes!  But – the 16th will arrive and we’ll get on the plane and…execute the plan! As with any plan – it likely won’t survive first contact but…we’ll be DOING and not PLANNING!  Yeah! 🙂

Fortunately – my card today is one that, if you’re like me – with more to do than you have time to do! – you’ll be able to pull together in a heartbeat – and it’s gorgeous!  All thanks to the brand new Countryside Inn DSP and the carrying over Around the Bend stamp set and coordinating Dies!  Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! Around the Bend Countryside Inn Joy Fold with Video Tutorial

Oh – did I forget to mention that it’s a fun fold?  This is called a Joy Fold and it’s one of my faves! And since it IS a fun fold – I’m entering it in the Creative Creases challenge!

And I also played along with The Paper Players tic-tac-toe challenge this week…I went right down the middle!

I started with a 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock that I scored and folded at 3″ on the long side.  This is the “large card base”.  A 3″ x 9″ piece of Balmy Blue cardstock, folded at 4 1/2″ on the long side, is the “small card base”.  😎

Stampin' Up! Around the Bend Countryside Inn Joy Fold with Video Tutorial

I matted a small piece of Countryside Inn DSP on Balmy Blue and adhered it to the small front panel of the large card base, and a second larger piece (striped) for the back.

Stampin' Up! Around the Bend Countryside Inn Joy Fold with Video Tutorial

The small card base is where all the fun happens!

I stamped the sentiment from Around the Bend in Night of Navy ink on a Basic White panel.  In the corner, I stamped the corner leaves image – also in Night of Navy.

Stampin' Up! Around the Bend Countryside Inn Joy Fold with Video Tutorial

Using the Around the Bend Dies, I cut out a Basic White flower, Balmy Blue (2) and Boho Blue (2) leaves, and a Balmy Blue flower center.

Using Liquid Glue – I adhered the die cut leaves to the panel – then popped the flower on with a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I adhered the die cut flower center with Liquid Glue.

Stampin' Up! Around the Bend Countryside Inn Joy Fold with Video Tutorial

I added a few Boho Blue Adhesive-backed Solid Gems and the small card front was done.

I matted the panel on Misty Moonlight and adhered it to the small card front with Liquid Glue.

Stampin' Up! Around the Bend Countryside Inn Joy Fold with Video Tutorial

For the inside, I stamped a second Around the Bend sentiment in Night of Navy on a Basic White panel.  Next to it, I added a cute little flower image in Boho Blue.

Stampin' Up! Around the Bend Countryside Inn Joy Fold with Video Tutorial

I matted the panel on Misty Moonlight and adhered it to the inside of the small card base with Liquid Glue.

To assemble the card, I put Liquid Glue on the back of the small card base and adhered it in the center of the back panel on the large base.

The flaps “interlock” with each other – that’s the Joy Fold…done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the small Around the Bend flower in Boho Blue on the front…

Stampin' Up! Around the Bend Countryside Inn Joy Fold with Video Tutorial

…and more of that wunnermus striped Countryside Inn DSP on the envelope flap.

Stampin' Up! Around the Bend Countryside Inn Joy Fold with Video Tutorial

Et Voila!  Really – is it any wonder that this is one of my favorite folds?  It’s so easy – and it’s so pretty with all that space to decorate with pretty paper like the Countryside Inn DSP!  The Around the Bend set brings such cool images and sentiments to the table – I am really glad this little set made its way into the Annual Catalog!

Stampin' Up! Around the Bend Countryside Inn Joy Fold with Video Tutorial

I hope you like!

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

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Misty Moonlight Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ (large card base – scored and folded at 3″); 3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ (x2 – mats for small card front and small inner liner)

Balmy Blue Cardstock: 3 1/4″ x 9″ (small card base – scored and folded at 4 1/2″); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for small front panel of large card base); 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″  (mat for large back panel); Around the Bend Die Cut leaves (x2); Around the Bend Die Cut flower center

Boho Blue Cardstock: Around the Bend Die Cut leaves (x2)

Basic White Cardstock: 3″ x 4 1/4″ (x2 – small card front and small inner liner); Around the Bend Die Cut flower

Countryside Inn DSP:  2 3/4″ x 4″ (small front panel of large card base); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (large back panel); 2 1/4″ x 6″ (envelope flap)

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Just a little snuggle with Mom.



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26 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Around the Bend Countryside Inn Joy Fold with Video Tutorial

  1. I’ve printed out the pdf and will start working on it today! Finn knows you are going to Ireland…lol.

    • stampsnlingers

      He knows something – the suitcases are out and he’s not a fan of those! 😳. Thanks, Karen! 🙂

  2. Such a pretty card! Love that fun fold design…quick and easy, my favorite! Sweet picture of the boy too! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      It’s a GREAT fold, for sure! Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  3. Absolutely delightful card. Great way to show this beautiful DSP. Thank you so much for sharing the details and the tutorial.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Wendie – I’m so glad that you like it! 🙂

  4. JudiH

    Super cool card! Those blues are awesome. Snuggling with The Finn Man, life is good 💞

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Judi – and yes, a few minutes snuggling with him is good for the soul!! 🙂

  5. Charlotte+Hutcheson

    Mary, your sense of humor feels me with delight and always makes me laugh. Also, I love this card…it is beautiful and clever too. Congratulations on not smearing the Night of Navy. As ever your friend, charlotte

    • stampsnlingers

      It was a tense few minutes with the Night of Navy open, that’s for sure! Thank you so much, Charlotte! 🙂

  6. Faith Simpson

    Hi Mary, THIS card is on my ‘favorites’ list!! I love everything about it . That DSP of course!! BLUES!! and I love a joy-fold!! I love that Around the Bend has a daisy that looks like it escaped from Cheerful Daisies….love, love.
    And to top it off, nothing sweeter than a snuggle with Finn!!

    • stampsnlingers

      I know – that daisy is an unexpected bonus!! Thank you so much, Faith! 🙂

  7. Absolutely stunning in shades of blue, Mary! This is one of my favorite fun folds. I love that your card has a wonderful mix of patterns, but still maintains a clean vibe. Thank you for playing with The Paper Players this week!

    • stampsnlingers

      I love love love this new DSP! Thanks so much, Ann! 🙂

  8. Gorgeous joy fold card! Tons of layers so perfect for this challenge! Thanks for playing over at the Paper Players Challenge

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Tara – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  9. Anne Marie Hile

    Beautiful card, Mary! Love the floral elements. Thanks so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Anne Marie – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  10. Great fun fold card, Mary! I love this style, and it’s perfect for showing off pretty papers! The daisy elements are wonderful. Thank you for playing with Creative Creases Challenge, and I hope you can join us again soon.
    Debbie, DT
    Secrets To Stamping

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Debbie! Appreciate you! 🙂

  11. I know I’ve commented already as little ole me but now I’ve got my Creative Creases Challenge hat on! Thank you for entering your wonderful fun fold in our challenge and I love it…our challenges AND your card!
    Karen, DT

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Karen – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  12. Well, Mary, we loved your card so much at Creative Creases that we chose it as one of our winners for the CC #56 challenge. You have a gift and a GD spot if you’re interested! Hope to hear from you soon. Have a great weekend!

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh – how fun!! I’d love to be a Guest Designer after we get home! Thank you so much, Debbie! 🙂

  13. Mary, beautiful card all ins hues of blue. My favorite feature is opening up the “Hello There” greeting to a little fox in the DSP. Perfect! Congratulations on being chosen as a winner this round and thank you for continuing to challenge yourself for Creative Creases.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Rae! Appreicate you stopping by! 🙂

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