Ink. Stamp. Share Monthly Blog Hop – Fancy Fold Cards

Hello and welcome to Stamping Flair in Melbourne. I’m so glad you have stopped by my blog today. We’ve got lots of fun inspiration with our Fancy Fold theme.

I’ve got a lovely Fancy Fold card to share with you. It’s easy to create and looks great. We’re saying goodbye to Sale-A-Bration today so I gave the Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper a grand send off on this card.

As soon as I saw this Fancy Fold on Satomi Wellard’s blog I knew I wanted to recreate it. It’s a variation of a Gatefold Card and so pretty.


A4 Card base – 29.6cm x 21cm
Score at 7cm and 14cm from left and right (on the long side)
DSP 6.6cm x 20.6cm – 6 pieces (4 pieces in 1 design and 2 pieces in a coordinating design)

Once you get all your folds it’s a matter of adding Designer Series Paper as you like to decorate it. The Paper Blooms DSP is a free product which you can earn with a $90 order – but this offer ends today!

To attach the centre image which holds the ‘gates’ together, I added 3 Stampin’ Dimensionals right in the centre Seaside Spray panel (the part not covered by DSP). This allows the folds to tuck in nicely under the circle. The inner circle and leaves were die cut from one of the sheets of DSP which has circles on it (I did tell you I made maximum use of the DSP). I have just got the Pierced Blooms bundle and I’m loving the detail on it.

One thing you do need to pay attention to when adding all the beautiful flowers and leaves, that you only attach it to the circle. I got caught up in decorating and attached it to the flap and realized just in time that this wouldn’t allow the card to open!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Fancy Fold and give it a try. I’d love to hear how you like it in the comments.

Next on our hop is Donna Coffman. Click on the Next button to follow through and see all our amazing Fancy Folds.

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Jo Blackman

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Kim Price

Sue McDonald

Sue Allen

Gez Carpenter

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Laura Mackie

Annette Elias

Mo Rootes

Tricia Butts

Donna Lester

Karen Egan

Nicole Mahler

Kirsty Pattrick

Jill Chapman

Rochelle Laird-Smith

Donna Coffman

Deb Naylor

Victoria Littlewood

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Beautiful Designer Series Paper that we all love – what do you do with all those scraps? I’ve got a fun card layout that uses Designer Series Paper scraps and creates beautiful cards. I’m using the gorgeous Berry Delightful DSP on my cards today. This paper is part of the Berry Blessings bundle and you can only earn it free with a $180 order until 28th February.

You need 4 pieces of 4cm x 4cm squares. That’s nice and easy 4x4x4! Then round 2 of the corners with the Detailed Trio punch. I mounted each of these pieces onto the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

An embossed white panel creates a simple and effective background for our quick and easy card. The sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set has been punched out with the Classic Label Punch which is one of my favourites for creating really quick sentiments.

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Ten Day Countdown to End of Sale-A-Bration – Day 3

I’ve made no secret of my love affair with the Darling Donkeys stamp set – so cute so I just had to share some fun cards with this on my Creative Escape on Wednesday night.

Darling Donkeys stamp set, Sale-A-Bration 2021, SAB 2021, Youtube tutorial, Stampin' Up!, SU

I’ve used the brand new Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper which is part of the Butterfly Brilliance Collection available for purchase from 2nd March. You can however, get this now by adding it to a Starter Kit. Choose $235 of product and pay only $169. Once you become part of my Gifted Stars Team and as part of the Stampin’ Up! family, you get first dibs on all our products and don’t have to worry about missing out.

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Ten Day Countdown to End of Sale-A-Bration – Day 4


All good deals have to come to an end and it’s the same with Sale-A-Bration. Amazing products by Stampin’ Up! and they are yours for free with a $90 order. What’s on your must have list? Is it the Touch of Ink stamp set which I’m using today?

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This Easel fun fold card is very easy to create while still providing an interactive and beautiful card. I’ve added the free Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper to decorate the card as well as paper piecing the butterfly.


Card Base – 29.6cm x 10.5cm
Score at 7.4cm (Mountain Fold) and 14.8cm
DSP 9.9cm x 14.2 and 9.9cm x 6.8cm

The sentiment is mounted on Stampin’ Dimensionals and this holds the card in place. I’ll be posting another version of this card on my Facebook Page in the next few days. Follow my page for more inspiration.

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Ten Day Countdown to End of Sale-A-Bration – Day 9

I love a card sketch and for today’s Sale-A-Bration countdown I have got 1 card sketch presented 4 ways. Simple and effective, a card sketch can get your creativity flowing and give you many options in the way you interpret it.

The Sale-A-Bration freebie Flower and Field Designer Series Paper provided my colour palette for my cards. Stampin’ Up! provides a useful tool at the back of the paper packs and in the catalogues. In it, you are given the colours that coordinate with the DSP (Designer Series Paper). Now, you don’t have to stick with it, but it sure makes it easy for creating.

My sketch was flipped horizontally and vertically giving 4 different cards.

The stamped images and sentiments are from the Touch of Ink stamp set. You can get this set free with any order of $180.

Being a two-step stamp set, this is a great set to create quick coloured images. Sentiments to complement many occasions make this a handy set to have in your stash.

The DSP has a lovely range of colours from neutrals and subtles to brights. This next card has a fun feel to it and is a great way of saying a cheerful ‘hello’.

Sale-A-Bration ends 28th February – only 9 days away. It’s the ideal time to get items on your Wish List and stock up on essentials such as adhesives and cardstock because you are going to get free items with it.

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Ten Day Countdown to End of Sale-A-Bration – Day 10

We all love a freebie and Sale-A-Bration is all about that! A never ending supply of free products for every $90 order you place. Spend $180 – get 2. Spend $270 – get 3. There are some products that are free with a $180 order. No matter what you spend, there are loads of options.

The beautiful Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper is a free product with any purchase of $90. I just love the fresh look with the smart Night of Navy accents.

Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper, DSP

The 2 cards I’ve created follow the same sketch. Using different sheets of the paper and combining it with different cardstock colours, it achieves contrasting looks.

Mint Macaron provides a softer card while the Night of Navy card base has a more rich and elegant feel to it. I used the reverse side of the Blushing Bride Metallic ribbon as it tied in really well with this card.

Don’t you just love these cute butterflies? The Butterfly Beauty Dies has this lovely focal element with several butterflies on it. Use is as a whole or cut them apart, as I have done, to create cute add ons for your cards.

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