Hello Friends,

Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog today. Today I’m taking part in the Stampin’ Dreams Monthly Blog Hop.  It’s my first time participating and I’m really grateful for the opportunity. This month’s theme is Designer Series Paper. 

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop July Designer Series Paper

Stampin’ Up! has given us a beautiful range of paper to create with including 12″x12″ and 6″x6″ papers.  There are papers in all our Classic and In-Colour ranges plus all the beautiful patterned papers we have including specialty papers such as foil and vellum. See the entire range HERE.

Fancy fold cards are a great way to show case Designer Series Paper. I have chosen my favourite, Bird Ballad paper to work with today. With so many designs of birds, feathers, bird cages, flowers and images that are perfect for fussy cutting, this paper can be used in so many ways. 

Create a Fanfare Fold card with Bird Ballad DSP

I have created a fun fold card to show off this pretty paper. This card was adapted from one which Lyssa Griffith Zwolanek had created and is called a Fanfare Fancy Fold. The original didn’t stand upright so I got rid of one layer to enable it to stand up. I then modified it to create this version. I love the simplicity of this fold yet it is fun and interactive with the concertina fold opening up to show the different layers.

Fun Fold card with feathers and birds

I used various sheets of this DSP. The card base displays the paper beautifully. The centre image of the birds has been fussy cut from one of the sheets. 

Pigment Sprinkle leaves with Birds

To create the leaves, spritz a piece of Shimmery White cardstock with water and then sprinkle with the Granny Apple Green Pigment Sprinkles over it. The new pigment sprinkles are a fun product to work with, giving you completely different looks each time.

Leave this to completely dry. Then die cut the leaves using the Magnolia Memory Dies. 

To add some extra dimension and depth to this panel, I stamped, coloured and fussy cut a few extra flowers and added the leaves. Both the flowers and leaves have been curled using a bone folder

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Finally, I stamped the sentiment and added a flower which has been fussy cut out of DSP to complete the card.

Bird Ballad card with feathers and Hello greeting

Cardstock Measurements:

    • Daffodil Delight card base – 29.5 cm x 14.8 cm. Score on the long side at 4 cm, 8 cm, 14 cm and 20 cm. (Folded in Mountain, Valley, Mountain, Valley)
    • Early Espresso 
      3.5 cm x 14.4 cm
      5.4 cm x 14.4 cm
      9.1 cm x 14.4 cm
    • Designer Series Paper
      3.1 cm x 14 cm
      5 cm x 14 cm
      8.7 cm x 14 cm
    • Calypso Coral for Stiched Label Die and circle
    • Whisper White for Stitched Label Die, circle and scraps
    • Shimmery White piece for leaves

I hope you have been inspired to get your Designer Series Paper out and use it up. Have fun trying out this Fanfare Fold.

You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith at Stamping Flair. Please make sure you stop by all of the other blogs listed below and see all the wonderful creations . Next up is Candice Fields with her fun take on this theme. 



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