Party Puffins Double Z Fancy Fold

Party Puffins Maui Swap

Party Puffins Double Z Fancy Fold Card is my contribution to today’s Fancy Fold Blog Hop with my friends from Australia.

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My Maui Swap Card

I was recently blessed to attend the Maui Elite Incentive Trip, thanks to my wonderful customers and team! It’s always fun to participate in swaps at any Stampin’ Up! event, and the Incentive Trip is my favorite. I’m always star-struck to be in the company of such fabulous demonstrators and have samples of their work!

For my swap, I made this Party Puffins Double Z Fancy Fold Card. In addition to the Party Puffins, I used the Spiral Dye background stamp. This stamp is fun and easy to use. You ink it in one color and stamp, then ink it in a different color, turn it upside down and stamp again. I used a portion of this stamped piece for the outside layer, and added leftover scraps to the inside panels.

Party Puffins Maui Swap

Cardstock and Colors

I used Basic Black cardstock, along with two of the new in-colors, Pale Papaya and Polished Pink. All stamping was done with Memento black ink, and the puffins and cake were colored with the Pale Papaya and Polished Pink Blends, with just a tiny bit of Soft Succulent and Daffodil Delight added to the cake. The card was finished off with a Polished Pink ribbon bow and basic rhinestones colored with the fine point of the Polished Pink Blend. The fine point has a harder tip and is less likely to be damaged by the sharp surface of the rhinestones.

Party Puffins Double Z Open

Making Multiple Cards

Making swap cards can be quite a bit of work, and I was fortunate to have the help of my very talented friend and team member, Dawn Hunt. We made these cards “assembly line style”. The Stamparatus is a huge help when making multiples of any card. Position your stamp once and stamp all your cut pieces in the same exact place! Using the Simply Scored tool makes scoring quick and easy, too. And, these cards had LOTS of scoring!

Party Puffins Maui Swap Cards

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project. Now, let’s see what Fancy Folds my friends have created!

Here’s the fixin’s:

If you’re in the USA, and don’t have a demonstrator, I’d love to have you as a customer. Just let me know if you need help or have questions.


Under My Umbrella Side Fold

It’s a good day for a Blog Hop!  This week we are focusing on side fold cards.  It’s an easy way to add more interested to a simple card design.

My project for today uses the Under My Umbrella stamp set and Umbrella Builder punch.  In the US, spring has just arrived, so I wanted to make a pretty spring card.



This is a very easy fun fold.  Basically, you take a half sheet of cardstock 4 1/4″ x 11″.  Score at 5 1/2″ and 6 3/4″.  Fold the card on the 5 1/2″ score line, then fold back on the 6 3/4″ score line.  Put adhesive on the inside of the small panel between the score lines and seal that part shut.  How easy is that?!

For my card, I stamped the umbrella and the rain boots directly onto a piece of DSP from the Ornate Garden Specialty pack.  I stamped the umbrella handle directly onto the white stitched square, fussy cut the boots, and popped the boots and umbrella up with dimensionals.

No card is complete without some sort of bling, so I finished this one off with In-Color Enamel Dots.

I hope you enjoyed this project!  If so, I’d love for you to comment below!

Now, let’s see what the other ladies have created!


Here’s the fixin’s:

Tri-Fold Twist Butterfly Gala

I am totally in love with this Fun Fold!  This was actually the second card I made using this fold, but I have others to share with you.

This card uses the Butterfly Gala stamp set and coordinating punch, along with the Flower For All Seasons DSP.

When the card is folded, it is in a vertical (portrait) orientation.

But, when you open it, it twists into a horizontal (landscape) orientation.  Isn’t that too cool!

Stay tuned for more cards made with this fun twist!

Here’s the fixin’s: