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:

Card for Kentucky’s Governor

Our Governor, Andy Beshear, has been a calming voice during this pandemic.  He’s urged us to stay calm and his mantra is “We will get through this; we will get through this together.”  He even asked his ASL translator, Virginia, to teach us these phrases in sign language.  I believe he has done his best to keep Kentucky residents safe, and limit the number of deaths in our state.

I had to send him a card of encouragement, so here’s what I came up with.  The COVID-19 raindrops are made using the Poppy Moments Dies.  The greeting and clouds are from a past Paper Pumpkin kit, and the Blueberry Bushel ink and cardstock are now retired.

I received a letter from Governor Andy Beshear in response.  In it, he says “I have displayed your homemade card in my office for all to see.”  Thank you, sir!

Here’s the fixin’s:

Band Stamping Technique Part 2

In my last post, I showed you a note card made with the Dino Days bundle and the Band Stamping Technique.  This technique is a great way to add depth, color and interest to your cards with very few supplies.

Today, I’m sharing a couple more cards using this technique.

Under My Umbrella Bundle

Positive Thoughts

Believe it or not, I have even more samples with this technique.  I wanted to show my club members how well this technique works with any stamp set.  Stay tuned for more samples!

Here’s the fixin’s: