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Stampin’ Up! Warm Welcome Side Step Fun Fold With Video Tutorial

Good morning on the day after World Card Making Day.  I know a lot of you joined us on our Inkin’ Krew Event and I hope you had a great time and learned some new tips and tricks – and got some fun project ideas!

For my presentation, I used the new Warm Welcome stamp set and bundled dies by the same name – yes, Stampin’ UP! is moving towards naming the die sets the same as their matching stamp set – YEAH! – to make a cool and easy Side Step Fun Fold Card.  The Celebrate Everything DSP has two designs that made for a perfect start.  And – I snagged a sentiment from Sweet Songbirds so that I could get my message across!  Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! Warm Welcome Side Step Fun Fold With Video Tutorial

Right?!  Too cute.  And – it’s super easy!

I started with a 5 1/2″ x 8″ piece of Poppy Parade cardstock that, using my Simply Scored Scoring Tool, I scored along the long side at 3″, 6″ and 7″.  I folded the scored lines as a mountain (3″), valley (6″) and mountain (7″).  This is the main card base.

Stampin' Up! Warm Welcome Side Step Fun Fold With Video Tutorial

On a piece of Basic White cardstock, I stamped the word “Welcome” in Poppy Parade ink, using the sentiment from the Warm Welcome stamp set.  Then I used a second sentiment (“to my home”) and inked just the word “home” in Granny Apple Green and stamped it under the first word.  In the corner, I stamped the sweet little kitty in Early Espresso and colored him with my Dark So Saffron Stampin’ Blend.  I used the fine-tip end of the Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker to add a little “ground” under him.

Then I matted the panel on Early Espresso and used Liquid Glue to adhere it to the inside of the main card base.  Tip:  I recommend that you do this inside panel first – BEFORE you assemble the rest of the card.  LOTS easier! 🙂

Stampin' Up! Warm Welcome Side Step Fun Fold With Video Tutorial

I matted some leafy paper from the Celebrate You DSP pack on Early Espresso and adhered it to the front of the card with Liquid Glue.  The same paper is also on the narrow strip on the front.

Stampin' Up! Warm Welcome Side Step Fun Fold With Video Tutorial

Then I scored a 3″ x 6″ piece of Poppy Parade cardstock at 4 1/4″ – and folded it as a mountain.  That’s the side-step panel.

Stampin' Up! Warm Welcome Side Step Fun Fold With Video Tutorial

I matted some Granny Apple Green paper from Celebrate You on Early Espresso and adhered it to the larger portion of the Side Step panel with Liquid Glue.

On a piece of Basic White cardstock, I stamped the open door image from Warm Welcome in Early Espresso.  Using the coordinating die in Warm Welcome, I cut out the door.  Then I used the rectangle die to cut out the center of the door opening.

Stampin' Up! Warm Welcome Side Step Fun Fold With Video Tutorial

I colored the door with my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends – then adhered it to the front of the side step panel using Foam Adhesive Strips and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Warm Welcome Side Step Fun Fold With Video Tutorial

In Early Espresso ink, I stamped the arm-holding-the-bouquet and the kitty on the piece that I cut out of the door opening.  I colored them like this:

– Flowers/Leaves – Poppy Parade, Crushed Curry and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Write Markers

– Flower wrapper – Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends

– Hand – Medium Light Stampin’ Blend

– Arm/Sleeve – Light Tahitian Tide Stampin’ Blend

– Kitty – Dark So Saffron Stampin’ Blend

– Background – Light Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blend

– “Ground” under kitty – Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker

Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the “scene” back inside the door opening.

I used Liquid Glue on the bottom 1″ of the side-step panel and adhered it to the narrow bottom strip – aligning the bottoms.  Then I closed the card base and used more Liquid Glue to adhere the smaller portion of the panel to the back of the main card base – thus creating the side-step panel.  You can see how to do it in the video I did – the link is down below!

Stampin' Up! Warm Welcome Side Step Fun Fold With Video Tutorial

I matted another piece of the fall leaf paper from Celebrate Everything in Early Espresso and adhered it the back of the card.

Stampin' Up! Warm Welcome Side Step Fun Fold With Video Tutorial

I used the small plaque die from the Warm Welcome set to cut an Early Espresso plaque and adhered it to the front of the narrow strip.

Stampin' Up! Warm Welcome Side Step Fun Fold With Video Tutorial

This die set has super cute number dies – “0” thru “9” – and I used them to cut two numbers from Brushed Metallic Cardstock, which I adhered to the plaque with Liquid Glue.

Stampin' Up! Warm Welcome Side Step Fun Fold With Video TutorialFinally – I stamped the sentiment from Sweet Songbirds in Poppy Parade on Basic White and used the die from Warm Welcome to cut it out.  Note: I called that die out in the picture above.

I popped it onto the side panel of the main card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals – added a Heart Pearl and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Warm Welcome kitty on the front…

Stampin' Up! Warm Welcome Side Step Fun Fold With Video Tutorial

…and more Celebrate Everything DSP on the envelope flap.

Stampin' Up! Warm Welcome Side Step Fun Fold With Video Tutorial

Et Voila!  This version of a side-step card is absolutely one of my fave fun folds – it’s super easy – and it stands up like a boss – making a perfect display piece.  Since it’s so easy to assemble – you can spend the extra time decorating the heck out of it!  I made this one into a welcome home card using the new Warm Welcome stamp set and bundled dies – plus a Sweet Songbirds sentiment.  The cool Celebrate Everything DSP – which is a host-exclusive pack – has all the right patterns for all your projects!

Stampin' Up! Warm Welcome Side Step Fun Fold With Video Tutorial

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 yesterday for the Inkin’ Krew WCMD Event Facebook Live video – if you’d like to see it – for the first time or again! – here ’tis!

And…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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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Poppy Parade Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8″ (card base, scored and folded at 3″, 6″ and 7″); 3″ x 6″ (side step panel,scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Early Espresso Cardstock: 2 7/8″ x 5 3/8″ (x3 – mats for front and back and inner liner of main card base); 7/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for smallest front panel of main card base); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for front of side-step panel)

Basic White Cardstock: 2 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner of main card base); Warm Welcome die cut label (sentiment); Warm Welcome die cut stamped door and kitty on back of card

Celebrate Everything DSP: 2 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – front and back of main card base); 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ (smallest front panel of main card); 2 3/4″x 4″ (front of side-step panel); 2 1/4″ x 6″ (envelope flap)

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Finn Fan Fix 


The cheese in the bottom of a macaroni-and-cheese pan is a terrible thing to waste.

Pre-Washed pan AND a happy Finn!

Winner winner mac-and-cheese dinner! 😉



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Stampin’ Up! The All New Cozy & Bright Kit is Available Today!

Happy happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  This is errands and get-things-done day for us – we’ve discovered that Wednesday mornings (-ish) are about as good a time as we can find to get grocery shopping done.  ESPECIALLY if we have need of Walmart.  Which…we’ve been using more and more recently.  And of course – Sams.  Costco.  Yeah – it’s the whole deal!

BUT – before I get gone, I’ll be placing a pre-order for the new Perfect Partner Dies that are available to demonstrators right now.  More on that in a sec.  While I’m at it – I’m going to pick up a few of the new kit called…Cozy and Bright! 🙂  Can you guess that it’s a CHRISTMAS CARD kit?!?

New Cozy & Bright Kit Available NOW In The Kits Collection!

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Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Products and BOGO-50 Kits Sale Ends Tonight!!

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Stampin’ Up! Nourish & Flourish Kit Coming Soon!

Welcome to the weekend, y’all – and it’s Father’s Day weekend at that!  I assume that you’ve pulled out the grill and given it a good shake-down.  All in prep for the Big Day! 🙂

So – last weekend, when my friend Sally was up at my Mom’s visiting us, I decided we should put together the cool Nourish & Flourish Kit (coming on 1 July!!) that I’d stuck in the car.  I’m a planner-aheader that way! 🙂

And that’s exactly what I did – and we had fun putting it together.  Y’all – this kit is so easy to do – this was Sally’s first go at card making and I did mine on my lap.  Literally!  And…look what we made!

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Stampin’ Up! July – December 2022 Mini Catalog Special Bundles are HERE!

Happy Happy Haaawwwmp Day, y’all!  We’re one day away from starting the journey home – I can’t believe we’ve been here almost two weeks already!  It’s been a nice visit with my mom – but…guess it’s time to head back to reality!!  Excited to get back to the ponies and my garden – Miss Sonya has been taking care of it for us!!

I’ve taken a little time while I’ve been here to sit down and put together some special bundles for y’all (you ask – I deliver!) from our new Mini Catalog!

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Stampin’ Up! Go To Greetings Under a Willow Tree

Good Monday morning!  I hope your weekend was great and that you got a lot of your “to-do” lists done.  Or..NOT – if that was your plan to start with!

We crashed HARD – again! – last night – Saturday was a long day and Sunday, too, for that matter!  And that included the Man!  He finally found his lick and decided he doesn’t mind traveling and hotels.  Especially ones with cool tile floors and a blower thing that he can stand right in front of and have cold air blast his face!  He even decided he was okay with the elevator!  He IS tired – finally!  On Saturday, he was up and down every time we slowed down – for much of the ride to Huntsville.  On Sunday, he was sacked out and sound asleep in the car within 10 minutes of hitting the road! LOL

My card today features a bunny.  Under a Willow Tree.  This little bunya is saying howdy with one of the cool Go To Greetings sentiments!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Awash in True Beauty & Full of Love Card

Good morning – it’s Friday!  T-1 to leave for Colorado day!  Too bad my get-it-done-list is still at T-6.  So…this will be a day of hustling and bustling and putting out my hair.  Which will be on fire! 😳😳😳😳

But – tomorrow will dawn and I’ll be on the road again!  Hopefully with everything in the car that needs to be in the car!  If not – I guess there’s a Walmart close by pretty much everywhere!  😂

My card today is a quick and easy – but oh-so-pretty (not any thanks to anything I did – but…cuz of the gorgeous Awash in Beauty DSP!!) card for any occasion!  It’s got a few knick knacks from the True Beauty Bundle, a sentiment from the Full of Love set and…of course!….a Stylish Shapes die cut or two!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Celebrating in Color May 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit

Happy Happy Hawwwmp Day, y’all!  So – today is all about Paper Pumpkin!  I got three of the May 2022 Celebrating in Color kits cuz I was so excited about seeing the new 2022-2024 In Colors in action and getting to put together a bunch of cards using them!

I was not disappointed!  Check it!

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Stampin’ Up! A Million Thanks Kit – And Some Blog Candy!

Happy Happy Hawwmmp Day!! Hope your week is going well!

I might have mentioned a new kit the other day – here?  On my Newsletter?  Can’t remember! 🤷‍♀️  But – it’s called the A Million Thanks Kit and it.  Is.  Awesome!  I may or may not have ordered THREE of them!!  😳😳😳

So – last night I opened up a box and…about 45 minutes later….

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Stampin’ Up! Kite Delight Carefree Birthday with Video Tutorial

Good morning, y’all!  Happy Galentine’s Day!  I was yesterday-years-old when I learned that Galentine’s Day is “always” the day before Valentine’s Day.  Color me…living under a rock! 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

And – happy Super Bowl day!  Gotta say – since the GOAT’s not in, I care a lot less than I usually do – which is to say…not really at all!  But – it’s the one time of year that I WANT to watch commercials!  😂😂😂  I’m way more excited about our Team Meeting this afternoon!

If you were able to join me yesterday for my Facebook Live – I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me. If you weren’t able to watch, but you’d like to see how to make this bright and cheerful card, here’s the link to it on YouTube!

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