New at su Blog Hop – Fun Fold

Welcome to our New at SU Blog Hop where we are showcasing new In-Colours through Fun Fold cards. Two days running I’ve had this theme in a blog hop. Quite a coincidence. So you’re getting heaps of Fancy Fold inspiration.

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I tried a Double Fan Fold Fancy Fold card for the first time, following a tutorial by Tina Shaw. Although it looks complicated, it all comes down to some nifty scoring.

New In-Colours of Polished Pink, Soft Succulent and Pale Papaya were used on this card. The Hand Penned Designer Series Paper works well with our new colours.

Although this card looks quite complicated, it all comes down to some nifty scoring.

Get your fingers round the Mountain and Valley Folds and it’s really an easy card to make.

I used the beautiful Hand Penned suite, including a piece of card from the Memories & More Cards and Envelopes as a border.

The flowers were coloured in a combination of Stampin’ Blends.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Please leave me a comment and I hope to see you back very soon.

Make sure you stop by all the other blog hop participants for lots of ideas on your next fancy fold card. Next on our hop is the talented Annette Elias.

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Tricia’s Stamping Creations: Simple Fun Fold

Scraphexe: Inside Pop Up

24/7 Inkspiration: Z-Fold

Mamie & Papyrus: Gate Fold

Stamping Flair: Double Fan Fold

De Kijkkast: Zig-Zag Tower

Stampin’ Scrapper: Triple Accordion Fold

Playing with Papercrafting: Corner Flip Fun Fold

Moore Fun Stamping: Pop Up Vase

Creative Juice by Loni: Vellum Slide-Out-Pocket

Stampin’ Xime: Square Flap Card

Lilypad Stamper: Z-Fold

CarterIe Plus: Double Gate Fold

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aWow Blog Hop – Fancy Folds

It’s Fancy Folds galore at our Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop this month. If it’s your first time with us, we are a group from around the world who love sharing all things Stampin’ Up! We hop on the 2nd Wednesday of each month and at the time this hop goes live, it’s some time between 12am to 10pm on Wednesday around the world.

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With so many Fancy Folds to choose from, I really didn’t have a favourite. However, I chose a simple design with a creative opening. The Corner Flip Card is so easy to make and involves two slits that form an L shape which, when flipped, create the interesting corner.

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I’m making this card on my weekly Creative Escape tonight and it will be up on my YouTube channel tomorrow. I will post the link on here so you can see how it’s made.

I used the beautiful Pansy suite to create this card. The Vellum doily has been coloured with Light Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends to coordinate.

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Neverending Card

Part of this challenge was to create a Fancy Fold which we had never tried before. Now, I have seen several Neverending or Infinity Cards but it has been on my ‘must try’ list. So this was the ideal opportunity. I got so carried away with the Snail Mail Suite that I forgot I needed to use In-Colours! Oh well…I hope you enjoy it anyway!

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This card is made with 4 panels of cardstock 7cm x 14cm. Each one is scored on the long side at 3.5cm on either side. The diagram below shows the assembly of the panels. Once you glue all the panels together, you will have a 14cm x 14cm square.

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The card then keeps flipping outwards to reveal many layers and surprises.

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I think this another video tutorial which will have to be made in the days to come so keep your eyes peeled!

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Next on our hop is the amazing Cheryll Miller. Click on the Next button to see her beautiful project and please follow the hop right through for lots of fun inspiration.

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Jan Clothier – NZ

Leonie Stuart – AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith – AU (you are here)

Cheryll Miller – AU

Melissa Gifford – AU

Danielle Kassing – NL

Satomi Wellard

Pia Gephardt – DE

Aurélie Fabre – FR

Mikaela Titheridge – UK

Tina Zinck – CA

Annette Ball – CA

Angie McKenzie – US

Wendy Lee – US

Shel Anderson – CA

Chris Smith – US

Brenda Nelson – CA

Tricia Butts – US

Elaine de Montmorency – CA

Teri West – US

Cheryl Hamilton – US

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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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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.

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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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