Turtle Friends Fun Fold Box Card

Turtle Friends Stamp Set and Card

Let’s make a Turtle Friends Fun Fold Box Card!

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It’s Blog Hop Wednesday, and today’s Blog Hop is focused on critters. I chose the Turtle Friends Bundle for today’s project because it includes both the Turtle Friends Stamp set and Turtle Punch.

Turtle Friends Stamp Set and Card

Choosing the colors

I first chose the Pansy Petals DSP (Designer Series Paper) because of the green color combination. Then, I added ink and cardstock in two of the new in-colors (Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen). These colors coordinate with the DSP. That is often how I choose color combinations for my projects. I pick the DSP first!

Turtle Friends Card Detail

The details

Have you guessed how I made the “pond” behind the turtle? I used the new Layering Diorama dies. It’s always fun using dies for something other than which they are originally intended. More bang for the buck, and who doesn’t love that?! The turtle was stamped with Evening Evergreen on Soft Succulent card stock, and I used a small google eye to finish him.

This card uses a box card fun fold, and you can see how it will stand up nicely for display. In order to have room for a message, I replaced the DSP on one of the back panels. Of course, if you need more space you could do this with both of the back panels.

Let’s see what our creative friends have for us this week.

The Turtle Friends Fun Fold Box Card requires very little in the way of supplies. Here’s the fixin’s:

If you’re in the USA and don’t have a demonstrator, I’d love for you to choose me! And, if you’re in the Kentucky area, I’d love to meet and stamp with you.

A Little Smile For You To Share!

A Little Smile Mini Card Kit

A Little Smile card kit.

Did you miss me?

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted. Thanks to my wonderful customers and team, Steve and I spent a heavenly week in Maui, on the Stampin’ Up! Elite Incentive Trip. We enjoyed relaxing and took a much needed rest at the beautiful Grand Wailea Resort.

A New Look

While we were gone, Brian and Nicole from Integrant Services updated my blog. I hope you like the changes!! Didn’t Nicole do a great job with my new logo?

Let’s Get Going

To get back in the swing, it’s time for another Blog Hop with my friends from Australia. This week, we are highlighting the new Stampin’ Up! Kit Collection.

I chose the A Little Smile Kit. This cute tropical kit makes 8 mini cards, and comes with a cute little mini card case to hold them all. This is an all-inclusive kit, which means it contains EVERYTHING you need to make these cards!

Two of the cards use pre-printed palm trees that are easily punched out to adhere as you choose.

The remaining two cards use shells, palm fronds and vellum die cuts.

I think they’re all super cute!

You may be asking what you would do with mini cards. I like to slip them inside a gift, or inside a book I’ve borrowed from a friend. Another favorite thing to do is take the mini cards when we travel (like our recent trip to Maui or on a cruise). They are the perfect size to give extra tips to those who have gone above and beyond to make our vacation wonderful.

What ideas do you have for these cute little cards? I’d love to hear in the comments below.

Now, let’s see what Leonie’s been up to.

Leonie Schroder

If you’re in the USA, and don’t have a demonstrator, I’d love to be your gal!


The New Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog is Here!!!

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