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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Flower & Field Fancy Fold with Vase

I’ve got a cute fancy fold to share with you today. I featured this on my Wednesday night Creative Escape with Rochelle. Each Wednesday, I have a Facebook Live where I make a project and you can chat with me and join me for some creative fun. You know, halfway through the week, midweek celebration kind of thing.

Today I had an appointment and the Facebook Live had to go ahead no matter what so I recorded it a few hours earlier thinking I wouldn’t make it in time. As it turned out, I did make it well in time. However, things didn’t go as planned and the broadcast got delayed and the recording is there now … as promised! Fun and games with technology and me.

This cute card uses the free Flower & Field Designer Series Paper from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue. I’ve also used the free Heal your Heart stamp set. Until 28th February all orders over $90 will get a free product or products if you order more. How awesome is that?


Coastal Cabana Card Base – 29.6cm x 10.5cm (scored in half) – cut 3cm off from the right side of the front of card (this is not required for this project)
Basic White – 11.4cm x 10.1cm (inside of card), 7cm x 7cm (for label), 4cm x 7cm for vase and flowers
Old Olive – 5cm (leaves)
DSP – 11.4cm x 10.1cm, 2.6cm x 10.1cm

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Fun Ways with Designer Series – Part 7

From our childhood we have learned the art of folding paper, whether it be paper planes or paper boats. The fun of floating precisely creased paper boats in rain water form fond memories of my childhood. Today we are much more sophisticated and during this series of Fun Ways with Designer Series Paper, we are looking at folding beautiful paper.

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I used the beautiful Ornate Garden Specialty DSP to create this card. With one simple cut and a couple of folds on the DSP, this card goes from simple to having extra interest.

Measure halfway down the DSP panel and then cut about 5cm in. Fold each side back to reveal the other side of the paper. Then adhere this to embossed cardstock.

The daisy was punched out 3 times from Very Vanilla cardstock and coloured using a combination of Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. Once adhered together, I coloured the joins so it looked like a continuous flower.

This next card uses the curtain or drape fold on the Designer Series Paper for an interesting look. I’ve combined it with some ornaments from the Cherish the Season stamp set coloured in with Old Olive and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends.

Fun ways with Designer Series Paper, Fun Ways with DSP, DSP Folding, Fun Fold, Fancy Fold, Curtain Fold, Drape Fold, Stampin' Up!, SU

I created this card on my Facebook Live this afternoon in which I share measurements and tips.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have enjoyed this fun way of using your DSP. Please leave me a comment if you are enjoying this series and if you have tried any of these techniques as I’d love hearing about your creativity.


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Forever Blossoms Arrow Fold Card


I’ve got a fancy fold card to share with you today. I was asked by one of my friends to make a 30th birthday card for her daughter. I thought a fancy fold card would be a nice touch for this special occasion. The Arrow Fold Card is one I had seen but not tried and I thought I’d give it a go. surprisingly, it is a very easy fold to master. 

I chose my card base colour first and then my Designer Series Paper. After this, I worked all my elements around it. The Peony Garden DSP looks so pretty against the Purple Posy cardstock.

I coloured the flowers using all the purple shades adding a touch of Dark So Saffron in the centre. The leaves were coloured in Mint Macaron and Just Jade. I added a little bit of Light Old Olive to add more shading.

To enhance the bouquet of blossoms, I added more die cut leaves and flowers. The Plush Poinsettia Specialty DSP is beautiful and I love the softness it adds to projects. I die cut my small flowers from it and then shaded them with the Dark So Saffron Stampin’ Blend which picked up the embossed section of the DSP.

The inside of the card has been kept simple with a DSP sheet that could be written over.I added the ’30’ die cut from the beautiful Velveteen Paper using the Playful Alphabet Dies. These dies are a must have in your craft room as you can make any words and numbers so they are perfect for any occasion.

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Double Front Flap Fancy Fold Card

This fancy fold card wasn’t a card for a 110 year old. So what’s your guess?

A friend of mine requested me to make a card for her best friend who was turning 55 but she was a twin. There’s a standard joke between the twins that they are celebrating a combined birthday. So… this year they were 110!

I have made this type of fancy fold card several times but have had no idea what this was called. So I went to the most reliable source – Pinterest! It’s a Double Front Flap Fancy Fold Card. If it’s not, just let me know! This card was for the best friend’s twin. It’s been a little while since I’ve used the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper and the 12″x12″ paper was ideal for decorating this large A5 card. This paper is great for fussy cutting with images of birds, feathers, bird cages – lots to embellish projects with. 

The Nested Label on the inside of the card aligns with the label that is on the outside. 

For my friend’s best friend, the brief was – she likes irises and labradors. So I hurriedly pulled out a retired iris stamp and got to work. There were several retired products used on this card but I thought it was a bit of fun and I wanted to share it with you. I also used the Happy Tails stamp set and Dog Builder punch which are very cute current products. This was such a cute sentiment for a bestie who loves dogs. 

The Designer Series Paper and ribbon are from the 2019 Sale-A-Bration range. Sale-A-Bration 2020 is still on friends. Don’t miss out on the last few weeks where you can get a free product with every $90 order.

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Kre8tors Blog Hop – Brides and Babies

Hi stampers, 

Welcome to Stamping Flair and a brand new week. So glad you could stop by my blog. I’m hopping with my friends from the Kre8tors Blog Hop group and we have projects focusing on Brides and Babies. Both such wonderful, happy occasions and what a great reason to make a card. 

Kre8tors Blog Hop August Color Challenge

I’ve chosen the Bride theme and created a fancy fold congratulatory card for a wedding using the beautiful Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper. This paper has such a vintage look so I created a vintage feel, Front Flip card.This is a very quick fold to make and decorate. The card base is a single layer. The front flap is scored in half and the back part is adhered to the card base. 

Front Flip Fancy Fold card, Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper

I really love the script paper in this pack and used it on the base. The flap part has another piece of DSP attached to the front and I stamped the inside with images from the For the Love of Felt stamp set. I like this stamp set for it’s simple, clean images and although designed for the coordinating, For the Love of Felt Project Kit, this set has some lovely images, especially for simple stamping. 

Inside of Flip front card, Kre8tors Blog Hop, Fancy Fold card

The addition of the Delicate Lace die cut border and the Scalloped Lace Trim just add to the vintage feel of this card. The butterfly has been coloured with Stampin’ Blends and I’ve gone around the edges of it, as well as the circles and sentiment with a sponge dauber and Crumb Cake ink.

Measurements are listed at the bottom of this post. 

Pressed Petals DSP, Vintage wedding card

I hope you have enjoyed this card. Please leave me a comment below as I love hearing from you. There are fabulous creations in this blog hop so make sure you stop by and have a look. Click on the Next arrow to see what Laura Mackie has prepared.

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Melissa Tennison USA

Tricia Butts

Su Mohr

Libby Fens

Sue McDonald

Rochelle Laird-Smith – You are here 

Laura Mackie UK

Jan Musselman – USA

Margriet Siekman

Ximena Morales – Stampin’ Xime

Jacqui Lawrence UK

Cheryl Taylor – UK

Linda Handford

Alexandra Rauf

Janey Backer

Anastasia Radloff

Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia

Annette Elias-de Kijkkast-NL

Tracy Marie Lewis

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  • Crumb Cake – 14cm x 11cm (card base), 22cm x 8.5cm (scored in half for front flap), scrap (for sentiment)
  • DSP – 13.4cm x 10.4cm, 7.9cm x 10.4cm
  • Pear Pizzazz – circle
  • Very Vanilla – 7.9cm x 10.4cm, circle, butterfly
  • Rich Razzleberry – 4cm x 11cm

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