Saturday, September 10, 2022

Stamping Inkspirations September Blog Hop Fun Folds Favorites

Welcome to the Stamping Inkspirations September Blog Hop as we share our favorite Fun Fold card designs with you all. Our wonderful Design Team Members will be sharing their beautiful projects and ideas to help inspire you to explore creating your own Fun Fold card designs.
There are so many wonderful Fun Folds to choose from and I love exploring new ideas and techniques to create them. One of my favorite Fun Folds is the Easel card and I recently learned of a new twist from fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Susan Campfield, called the Vertical Easel card. So for today's Fun Fold design, I chose to create a Fall themed Vertical Easel card using the Cheerful Basket Bundle from the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog combined with the beautiful new Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper in the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog. I love the warm muted colors of Fall and this was a fun card to design.
Products Used:
Cheerful Basket Bundle
Layering Circles Dies
Double Oval Punch
Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper
Crumb Cake Cardstock
Old Olive Cardstock
Poppy Parade Cardstock
Basic White Cardstock 
Memento Tuxedo Black Pad
Soft Suede Classic Ink Pad
Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Old Olive Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Linen Thread
Crumb Cake Cardstock
Card Base 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" Scored at 2 1/8" and 4 1/4"
Large Scalloped Circle die cut with Layering Circles Dies
Basic White Cardstock
Large Circle die cut with Layering Circles Dies
Stamped and die cut basket and apples images using Cheerful Basket Bundle
Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper
1 pieces - 2" x 5 3/8"
Small picnic triangle die cut with the Full Basket Dies
Old Olive Cardstock
4 leaves die cut with the Full Basket Dies
Poppy Parade Cardstock
3 apples die cut with the Full Basket Dies
I have often created Easel cards in the traditional layout but this was the first time that I had tried a vertical style version. I wanted to create a clean and simple Fall themed card and I just love the beautiful colors and designs in the new Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper. For the focal image, I loved the idea of a basket full of apples that might have been just harvested from the local orchard. I colored the images with Stampin' Blends Markers to create the beautiful colors. The small picnic napkin that peeks out over the side of the basket, was die cut with one of the dies from the Cheerful Basket bundle and I chose to use the reverse side of the designer series paper that I used for the background of the card front panels. For the anchor on the inside of the card, I die cut some leaves and apples and attached them to the layered ovals that I punched out with the Double Oval Punch. I attached it to the right side of the inside panel using Stampin' Dimensionals to pop it up to give the front a place to rest against. I didn't add a sentiment to the front but instead stamped one on the inside of the card. I just love this alternative style for the Easel card and look forward to creating more of these in the future.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to explore the wonderful world of Fun Folds and help you find your own favorites to create. 
Now it's time to visit Angie's wonderful blog and see what Fun Fold she has to share with us. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List below to find your way. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 

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Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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  1. Lovely card Tricia, love this suite of products x

  2. Pretty card! Love the basket and your fold!

  3. What a job ! Well done ! Thanks for sharing !

  4. Lovely fall card, Tricia! I really like the oval stop for the easel fold. Thanks for sharing!💕

  5. The DSP and the basket complement each other well. I like this twist on an easel card!

  6. I like this easel card, I have not seen it before. Love the DSP with this stamp set and especially the use of the smaller designed DSP on the basket. So cute!