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Stampin’ Up! Sea Life Seascape Box Card Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

Hey, y’all – how’s the week been?  It’s managed to rain nearly every day this week – some pretty heavy, too.  We had the shoer here on Wednesday and we were grateful for a covered aisle, concrete floor and a big ole fan to help us stay cool.  Cuz…rain + GA Summer Heat = SAUNA!! 👀👀👀

So – if you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube live, I sure appreciate you spending part of your day with me!  If not, but you’d like to watch the replay to see how to make this fun-fold box card, here ’tis!

I’ve been seeing this Box Card around – several of my talented Critters-N-Creatin’ Team members have been posting them on our team FB page – and I figured…better late than never, right?!  So…I looked around and found a good tutorial from Dawn Griffin and then…made it my own with the Seascape stamp set and bundled Sea Life dies!  I used Beauty of the Earth DSP for my “ocean”.  Take a look-see:

And – I think this is a perfect depiction of summer (at least it’s mine!) so…I played along with the theme challenge over at The Paper Players!

The card base itself is a piece of Mango Melody cardstock, cut at 8 1/2″ x 10″.  Then it’s scored at 2″, 3 1/2″, 6 1/2″ and 8″ along the long side.  Then I turned it 90degrees and scored at 1 1/2″ and 7″ along the short side.

Then I cut along the score lines from the short edge to remove the outer rectangles.

Next, I made a mark at the 1 1/2″ point on the long edge (between the 3 1/2″ and 6 1/2″ score lines) and used my Paper Trimmer to score diagonal lines on bothe edges.

At this point, my cardstock looked like this.  Only…you know, in Mango Melody. 😉

Then I added Tear & Tape Adhesive to the outside of the small tabs, then trimmed the tabs down – making them shorter and angled.

At this point, I made the inside of the box.

I used a piece of Misty Moonlight paper from the Beauty of the Earth DSP and stamped a Seascape sentiment in Night of Navy in the middle.  Then I added the coral image in Granny Apple Green, some fish in Calypso Coral and some awesome bubbles in Misty Moonlight.  I love those bubbles!

I matted the panel on Granny Apple Green and adhered it to the inside of the yet-to-be-folded card base with Liquid Glue.

I folded and burnished all the scored lines and adhered the card together with the Tear & Tape – as shown in the video – gently pushing the top in, using the diagonal score lines to create the fold!

For the front, I cut another piece of the Beauty of the Earth DSP and stamped the coral and fishes and bubbles – then I cut it in half and adhered both pieces to Granny Apple Green mats and then to the front panels of the card.


I used the dies in the Sea Life die set to cut a seahorse and a coral from a piece of Rainbow Glimmer Paper and a second coral from a piece of Mango Melody Ombre Specialty Paper.

I created a belly-band with a narrow strip of Granny Apple Green that I wrapped sort of loosely around and secured at the front with Liquid Glue.

Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the die cut seahorse and coral to the bellyband – being careful to NOT get any glue on the card front!

I stamped a second Seascape sentiment in Night of Navy on another piece of the same Beauty of the Earth DSP and added some Misty Moonlight bubbles.  Then I cut it with a die from the Hippo & Friends Die set.

I adhered the sentiment to the belly-band decorations with Liquid Glue.

I pulled out the Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins and added some to the sentiment and the card front – and to the inner liner, too – and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the coral, fishes and bubbles from Seascape on the front…

…and more of the Beauty of the Earth DSP – complete with bubbles! – on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Isn’t this such a fun…fold?  I love that it makes a little box – big enough for a gift card or some cold, hard cash! 😉  Box Cards have sort of been making the rounds on Facebook and Pinterest, so I hope you’re going to give it a go.  And if you do – I think this combination of Beauty of the Earth DSP and the Seascape bundle is a perfect decoration to make a cool underwater ocean scene!

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below!






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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Mango Melody Cardstock: 8 1/2″ x 10″ (card base, scored and folded as shown above”)

Granny Apple Green Cardstock: 1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – mats for card front panels); 2 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner); 5/8″ x 10″ (belly-band)

Ombre Specialty Paper:  Sea Life die cut coral

Rainbow Glimmer Paper:  Sea Life die cut seahorse and coral

Beauty of the Earth DSP:  1 5/8″ x 5 1/8″ (x2 – front DSP panels – use a 3 1/4″ wide piece, stamp it and then cut it in half); 2 5/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix

Well.  The Battle of the Mats was borne – and lost – on Wednesday.

He went pretty bravely – I mean, a ride’s a ride, right??

…but it went down the tubes pretty fast.

The mats were pretty much impervious to all our potions and combing and thinning.  We spa-day’d him for almost an hour and a half.

We were ALL over it at that point and so I let him get down and we dried him off.

In the end, he was squeaky, shiny clean.  The top of him looks all good and silky!

…and he’s as beautiful and handsome as ever…

…but when you pet him it’s abundantly clear that….the mats won.  Big time.

And – he’s a more convinced than ever that humans are goofy.  I mean….MOM gets all excited when it’s spa day – like she loves it or something!

He’s not seeing the appeal. 😉


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Stampin’ Up! Plentiful Plants Corner Pocket Front Fun Fold with Video Tutorial!

Good morning and happy Friday!  Hope you’ve had a great – short! – week and are looking forward to something fun this weekend.   We’ve got company coming for dinner tonight – fresh green beans and new potatoes from our garden!  And summer squash, too.  Yumm!!!

So – if you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube Live, I sure appreciate you spending part of your Thursday with me!  If not, but you’d like to watch the replay to see how to make this card, here ’tis!

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Stampin’ Up! Warm Hugs with Video Tutorial for The Paper Players

Hey y’all – it’s Sunday, which means I’ve got another fun challenge for you from the Paper Players – Leanne came up with a really fun sketch for us this week.  I know it’ll give your creative mojo a bump!  So I hope you’ll come and play along with us!

If you were able to join me yesterday for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending some of your weekend with me!  If you weren’t able to watch the live version, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

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Stampin’ Up! All Dressed to Impress for The Paper Players

Good Sunday morning, y’all!  Hope you’re staying warm this weekend – we’re back into a winter-y cycle.  Cold enough for covers again.  Bleh.  But…no snow.  No “-” in front of the temperature so…there’s that! 🙂

Be sure to take advantage of my Weight-loss Milestone Ordering Special, okay?  It’s only around thru Tuesday so you need to get hopping!  Let my loss be your gain!

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I sure appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me!  If not, but you’d like to watch the instant-ish replay, here ’tis!

The inspiration for this card set comes from this week’s Paper Players theme challenge and the Dressed To Impress bundle and gorgeous Best Dressed DSP was the perfect choice!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Christmastime is Here Fun Fold Gift Card Holder

‘Sup, y’all!  How did the Fall-Back go for you?  It’s 7am here.  But really 8.  So – you should be wide-awake and perky!  Your dogs and cats and ponies are looking at you like – what the HECK!! – but…YOU got an extra hour of sleep.

Or…did you??!

Regardless – we’re in it now until Spring.  Bleh.

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending part of your last evening in Daylight Savings Time with me!  If not, but you’d like to watch the replay – here ’tis on YouTube!

The project we did last night is quite timely, since we’re plunging headlong into Gift Card Giving Season (GCGS).  I like giving gift cards – I do! – but…they always seem a little like I phoned it in.  So…I feel BETTER about it if I can present them in a beautiful and/or clever gift card holder.  And this one is both!  With the gorgeous Christmas Rose stamp set and bundled Rose Dies, atop wunnermus Christmastime Is Here Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Christmastime is Here Video Sneak Peek

Morning, y’all!  Welcome to Saturday and the last day of Daylight Savings Time – you know, for a minute.  I’ve heard that there’s a move afoot to eliminate the Standard Time and keep Daylight Savings Time year-round!  YES!!  I have both my hands UP – WAY UP!!

Until then, though – don’t be forgetting to Fall-back when you go to bed tonight!

Before you DO go to bed, though, I hope you’ll join me for a Facebook Live Video Tutorial on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page at 7pm Eastern.  We’ll be making a fun card using the new Christmastime is Here Suite of goodies.  We’re going to make a card that will be quite useful to you as we head into the Gift-Giving-Season.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Perennial Essence Bird Ballad Fun Fold

Happy Tuesday!  The week is clicking by!  Soon it’ll be Hawwmp Day and we’ll be on the downhill slide to the weekend!  Whoo-hooo!

My card today is…another fun fold.  In fact, it’s the same fold as yesterday – sorry! – cuz I needed another gift card for a co-worker leaving the program.  And – I wanted to do something flower-dy and pretty for her.  So…I used the same fold on the inside, but…pulled in the Floral Essence stamp set, plus some gorgeous painterly Perennial Essence DSP and a Bird Ballad Laser Cut Note card – all available on 4 June!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Come Sail Away Pop-Up Gift Card Holder

Happy Monday, y’all!  I hope you had a good weekend.  I really did – a fun Saturday and a productive Sunday!  I even slept in yesterday.  Until 8!!  Which, for me, is the equivalent of sleeping until noon.  And I STILL managed to get the laundry done, go to the grocery store, make a few cards, do a video AND work out on the treadmill.  Whaaaa?!?!?

If you were able to join me last night for said video, I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me – and for being flexible on the day!  If you didn’t get to watch, but would like to see how to make this cool pop-up gift card holder, here’s the replay on YouTube!

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Stampin’ Up! Making Christmas Presents Bright Gift Card Holder

Good morning, my peeps – on this Monday two exact weeks before Christmas! UPDATE:  My friends in the blogisphere have pointed out that my panic is unjustifiably SMALL – Christmas is only ONE WEEK AWAY!  YIKES!!!   Please wish me luck getting things wrapped and boxed and out the door today!  Time.  Is.  Running.  OUT!!

Also – I need to make cookies and whatnot….if only I didn’t like to sleep… 😉

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me!  I know how busy everyone is!  If not and you’d like to see how to make this gift card holder, you can check it out right here on YouTube.

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Stampin’ Up! Making Christmas Bright with Presents Video Sneak Peek

Hello!  Happy Sunday!  Are you counting the days?  Or are you counting the things-to-get-done-before-Christmas is here?  I’m pretty much doing the latter.  It’s going to be here before we know it!

As I try to gather up gifts – a lot of my recipients end up with the words “Gift card” next to them!  So – I like to make fun little gift card holders to give them.  I’ve got a fun one for you this weekend that I think you’re going to like.  We’ll take a look at how to do it tonight on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page at 8pm Eastern.  It’s a great fun-fold that uses the Making Christmas Bright and Bring on the Presents stamp sets, plus some All Is Bright DSP.  Take a sneaky-peek!

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