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Posted on June 23, 2020

This Costs Nothing…a Little Gift for you Today!

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As I'm writing this post it is a dreary day here in Texas. I spent yesterday with my youngest granddaughter while her parents were celebrating a birthday and an early Father's Day. We had such a great day of fun and now I'm in my stamp room creating.

I wanted to share a tutorial for a fun new stamp, Whale Done, set in the Stampin' Up! 2020-2021 catalog. I love using strips of Designer Series Paper to create a unique background for my cards. Enjoy!


  • Stamp SetWhale Done (152470)
  • Cardstock –Whisper White (100730); Whisper White Thick (140272)
  • Stamp Pads – Pretty Peacock (150083)
  • Misc. – Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper (DSP) (152460); Vellum (101856); Whale Builder Punch (152699); Timeless Label Punch (149516); 2” Circle Punch (133782); Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack (152479); Stampin’ Seal (152813); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Mini Glue Dots (103683)


  • Whisper White Thick:    5-1/2” x 8-1/2”
  • Whisper White:               1-1/2” x 3”
  • Vellum:                            2-1/4” x 2-1/4”
  • DSP:                                  1-3/4” x 4” (each: teal, yellow, coral); 1 whale               


  1. Score Whisper White at 4-1/4”; fold to create card base.
  2. Adhere DSP strips to card front with Stampin’ Seal.
  3. Punch 2” circle from vellum; adhere to lower right corner of card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  4. Stamp sentiment on Whisper White cardstock with Pretty Peacock ink; punch with Timeless Label Punch.  Fold a 3” piece of coral ribbon in half; adhere behind label with a Mini Glue Dot.  Adhere over vellum circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  5. Punch whale from DSP; adhere over sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Posted on June 22, 2020

Free Card Tutorial When You Sign Up for MY Newsletter

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I'd love to send you my free tutorial for this card. I give you complete instructions and I think you'll enjoy giving it a go! If you don't have the colors I used, you can easily substitute some that you have.

Just pop your name and email into the box on the right sidebar and the free tutorial will be sent off to your inbox. You'll then be subscribed and receive more free tutorials and lots of tips, tricks and other papercrafting info.

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Posted on July 9, 2013

Fancy Fold Card Series – Explosion Fold Technique

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Hope you enjoyed my last fancy fold video on the tri-fold shutter technique and I'm excited to share this week's technique.

On this video I'll be teaching you how to make this fun fold that will work for any occasion to amaze your family and friends. After you've watched the video, come back and I'll give you a supply list, measurements, and instructions to finish my card.

Supplies:  Swallotail Stamp Set (c-129216, w-131943), Early Espresso Classic Ink (126974),  Crisp Cantelope Classic Ink (131176), Early Espresso 8-1/2″ x 11 cardstock (119686),  Crisp Cantelope 8-1/2″ x 11″ cardstock (131298, )Early Espresso 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon (119959), Very Vanilla Core'dinations cardstock  (129956), Very Vintage Designer Buttons (129327), Crisp Cantelope 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Ribbon (130021), Glue Dots (103683), SNAIL (104332), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Delicate Designs Embossing Folders (127023), Stampin' Sponges (101610). Stampin' Sanding Block (129367), 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (129404), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Cardstock measurements: Early Espresso: 1 piece 8-1/2″ x 5 1/2″ for card base, 1 piece 3-1/”2 x 3 1/2″ for layer; Crisp Cantelope: 3- 7/8″ x 4″ (adhere to card base), 3″ x 3″ (you will stamp the Swallowtail image onto this piece – you won't see the entire image); 1 piece of  1-1/4 x 4″ Very Vanilla Core'dinations Cardstock

Instructions: Cut all cardstock using above dimensions. Using Early Espresso Ink, stamp Swallowtail image onto smallest Crisp Cantelope cardstock piece. Using SNAIL, adhere this to the 3 1/2 x 3 1/2″ Early Espresso piece. Adhere largest Crisp Cantelope piece to card base and then adhere stamped image piece to card base. Run Very Vanilla Core'dinations piece through Big Shot using scalloped edge Embossing Folder from Delicate Designs set. Using Sanding Block, sand off some of the cardstock until the white inside core shows through. Using Stampin' Sponge and Crisp Cantelope Ink, sponge as desired. Sand off a bit of sponged part so you will see more white showing through. When you're satisfied with the look, adhere to right edge of cardstock. (once all the pieces are attached to the front, you will have an edge of Early Espresso showing all around the card front). Cut a piece of 4 -1/2″ Early Espresso ribbon, put SNAIL on the back, adhere to front of card and snip off edges. (you can also cut a sliver of Early Espresso Cardstock to use in place of the ribbon if you don't have the right color). Using scrap piece of Early Espresso Cardstock, punch out small scallop. Cut small piece of Cantelope Crisp ribbon. Put one Stampin' Dimensional on back of scallop circle and place on front of card. Using SNAIL, adhere ribbon to top of circle. Put two Glue Dots on back of button and place on top of ribbon.

I think anyone will be “wow'd” when receiving your card. This card would also be lovely using the large Sunflower Stamp (c-123608, w-128736).

If you create a card using this fancy fold technique, please email a picture…you might become my next guest blogger!


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