Saturday, April 8, 2023

Stamping Inkspirations April Blog Hop Fun Fold Time

Welcome to the Stamping Inkspirations April Blog Hop as we month explore the wonderful world of "Fun Folds". Our talented Design Team members will be sharing their projects and ideas to help inspire to try creating your own beautiful projects and step outside your comfort zone. 
Today I wanted to showcase the beautiful Awash In Beauty Designer Series Paper, which is sadly retiring. I chose to create a simple Accordion Fun Fold that I saw on fellow Demonstrator, Tami White's blog. The wonderful thing about this fun fold is that it allows you to see both sides of the designer series paper for an extra Wow factor. I paired it with several retiring die sets, including the Brilliant Wings Dies, which as the most beautiful detailed butterfly die cuts that are wonderful focal designs. 
Products Used:
Graceful Tiles stamp set (item #159390) Retiring
Penned Flowers Dies (item 155557) Retiring
Painted Labels Dies (item #151605) Retiring
Brilliant Wings Dies (item #155523) Retiring
Layering Circles Dies (item #151770) Retiring 
Awash In Beauty Designer Series Paper (item #158973) Retiring
Gold & Rose Gold 6"x6" Metallic Specialty Paper (item #156844) Retiring
Balmy Blue Cardstock (item #146982)
Calypso Coral Cardstock (item #122925) 
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Calypso Coral Classic Ink Pad (item #147101)
Basic Rhinestone Jewels (item #144220)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Mini Glue Dots (item #103683)
Balmy Blue Cardstock
Card Base - 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Detailed Butterfly die cut with the Brilliant Wings Dies
Inside Layer - 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"
Basic White Cardstock
Inside Sentiment Layer - 3" x 4 1/4"
Gold Metallic Specialty Paper
Circle die cut with the Layering Circles Dies
Calypso Coral Cardstock
Detailed Swirl Circle die cut with the Painted Labels Dies
Decorative Scalloped Edge die cut with Penned Flowers Dies 
Awash In Beauty Designer Series Paper
Fun Fold Layer - 12" x 5 1/4" (Scored at 1", 4" & 8"
This pretty Accordion Fun Fold is simple to create and so much fun to decorate. After scoring the designer series paper layer and folding on the score lines, I attached the back panel to the Balmy Blue card base to create the basic card design. For the inside insert, I stamped the sentiment with Calypso Coral Classic ink onto the Basic White layer and attached it to the Balmy Blue cardstock layer. I then attached this to the inside back panel of the designer series paper. To decorate the front panel, I added a Calypso Coral cardstock scalloped border to the inside edge of the front panel so that the stitched line is visible on the inside front layer and scalloped edge is even and straight when viewing from the front of the card. I attached the Swirled Circle to the front folded flap with Stampin' Dimensionals and then added the Gold Metallic circle to the center. For the detailed butterfly, I attached it to the center of the Gold circle with Mini Glue Dots and added Basic Rhinestones to the center of the butterfly for a touch of bling. This is a great way to display both sides of your designer series paper to create a beautiful card design.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my Fun Fold card design will help inspire you to experiment with creating your own designs to share with family and friends. There are so many wonderful possibilities to explore. 
Now it's time to visit Judith's blog and see what fabulous fun fold she has to share with us. Just click on the Next button to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List 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. What a great fun fold Tricia, I must give it a try x

    1. Thank you Mo. It's a wonderful way to showcase both sides of the designer series paper.

  2. A great fold and beautifully decorated Tricia x

    1. Thank you Vickie. I love the detailed butterfly and will miss this die set.

  3. Lovely card - the butterfly floats perfectly amongst the flowers!

    1. Thank you Karen. I thought this butterfly added the perfect focal point for this card.

  4. I love how this fold showcases the DSP and really makes your focal point stand out in the front. Wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you Susan. It was a fun card to design. Will be sad to see these products retire.

  5. This is a great way to use up your DSP. I’m so sad the butterflies are retiring. But I will keep mine. Thanks for sharing this!💕