It’s A Double

Flap Fold!

Hi!  On Tuesday’s Facebook Live, I shared how to make this fun Double Flap Fold card.  Today, I’ll provide the measurements for how to make this card.

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First up, all the pieces you will need:

  • Base Cardstock – Basic Black –  5 1/2″ x 10″
    • – score at 4 1/4 and 8 1/2″ on 10″ side.
  • Inside layers – 2 pieces Whisper White – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Outside Layer – Whisper White – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and 1 3/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Designer Series Paper – 4″ x 5 1/4″ and 1 1/4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Front Flap Base – Whisper White – 3 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ – score at 3 1/2″
  • Mat layers – 3 pieces Basic Black – 3 3/8″ x 3 3/8″
  • Whisper White – 2 pieces – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″

You’ll find the video on my page here.  Just search for the post titled Tuesday’s With Teresa – Double Flap Fold.  It is dated March 13.

Here is a view of the inside of the base card:

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The images were stamped in Memento ink and colored with the Stampin’ Blends – Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Daffodil Delight sets.

The front flap inside looks like this:

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There are two pieces of ribbon used to tie this closed.  One piece is attached to the front of the thin flap on the base card after you have adhered the Designer Series Paper but before you attach the small card.   The second piece is attached to the inside panel of the small card before you adhere the black mat.  You can see this piece in the picture above on the right hand side.

I hope you like today’s fun fold  technique and give it a try!

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Waterfront Ice

Hi!  This morning I have a card featuring the Black Ice Technique that was developed by Melissa Kerman.  This is such a cool technique – I just love the results!

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It is a little hard to capture in pictures, but in real life, it looks like there is are thin lines of ice running down the picture.

For my card, I used the Waterfront stamp set in the Occasions Catalog.  I LOVE this set!!!  If you get nothing else from the Occasions catalog, get this set!  It is perfect for so many occasions.

Here are the steps for doing the black ice technique:

  1. Drag Basic Black Archival Ink Pad down the Silver Foil card stock – try and keep it straight to get black lines running down the card stock.
  2. Stamp your images in Basic Black Archival ink – the foil is slippery – so be careful when stamping to not have it slide.  Use a Piercing Mat under the foil to help with getting a crisp image.
  3. Let DRY!!  (You can use a heat gun to step up this process – but you want it dry!
  4. Drag the Versarmark Ink Pad down over the entire image (similar motion to what you did with the the Basic Black Archival).  Do not press down too hard – a light touch is preferred here.
  5. Sprinkle Clear Embossing Powder over the entire image.  Tap off excess.
  6. Heat set.

That is all there is to it!

Here are the dimensions for my layers:

  • Base: Basic Black – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5 1/4″ – Drag the Basic Black Archival Pad down this layer as well
  • Basic Black – 3 5/8 x 4 5/8″
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 1/2″
  • Silver Foil – 3 1/4 x 3 1/4″

I left room at the bottom for my sentiment.  I added the Basic Black Shimmery Ribbon beneath the Silver foil.

Such a cool look!

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A Two Pointer

Hi!  I recently came across this fold by Lisa Curcio and had to try it!  It is so easy to do and is a great way to use some of our gorgeous Designer Series Paper!

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It is called the Double Point fold!  Isn’t it fun!   It uses 2 pieces of Designer Series Paper measuring 4″ x 3″.  A great way to use up some of your Designer Paper.     Here is what you do:

  1. Score at 1″ along the 3″ side.
  2. Fold the corners furthest from the score line down to the score line.
  3. Use adhesive to hold the corners down.
  4. Attach the 1″ flap to the top and bottom of a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Whisper White card stock.
  5. Attach the Whisper White card stock to a piece of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″ colored card stock.
  6. Use punches or die cuts for your front focal image that is big enough to span the two points.
  7. Decorate as desired and stamp a sentiment under the focal image for the inside of the card if desired.
  8. Attach the focal image to the TOP ONLY using dimensionals.  For the cupcakes –  I used 3 dimensionals; for the bird, I could only use one.  Details on the actual cards below.

Here is a link to Lisa’s video if you’d like a visual.

For the cupcakes, I used the Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper stack.  My base colors are Lemon-Lime Twist and Berry Burst.  The colors for the “vanilla” cupcake are:  Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and So Saffron (in that order for the stamps labeled 1, 2, and 3).   I did stamp off the Crumb Cake and Sahara Sand stamps once before stamping on my paper.  I am very happy with how my cupcake turned out.

For the Lemon-Lime Twist card, I used Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist for the two colors (in that order for stamps labeled 1 and 2).  For Berry Burst, I used Berry Burst and Powder Pink in that order.   After they dried, I went over the “frosting” with a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter pen.

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It sparkles more in real life than I could capture in my picture.   The sentiment is from the You Are Inspiring stamp set in the Occasions Catalog and punched out with the Duo Banner punch.   I did attach the frosting with dimensionals to the cupcake.   These were attached to a Berry Burst Lots of Labels die cut (the second largest die).

The bird is from the Petal Palette stamp set and is stamped in Memento Black ink and colored with the Daffodil Duo Blends.  Tranquil Tide is my base color and the Designer Series Paper is from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack.  The bird is punched out with the 2″ circle punch and is layered on a 2 1/4″ Tranquil Tide circle.

I taught this fold at a workshop last week and the attendees loved it!  I’ll be doing it again at the March Madness class I am hosting on March 9.  I think it’ll be a big hit!

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In Color Blooms

Hi!  Today I am showcasing the Sale-A-Bration set Heartfelt Blooms with the 2016-2018 In Colors!

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This stamp set is just gorgeous and I had  fun using the Triple Time Stamping Technique to make these cards.  If you aren’t familiar with the technique, see below for some pictures to help you.

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Here is a closer look at each color:

Dapper Denim:

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The ribbon for this card was colored using a sponge dauber and the Dapper Denim ink pad.  I hold one end of the ribbon with one hand and drag the ribbon across the pad pushing down with a Sponge dauber.  I then flip the ribbon over and repeat on the other side.  This Silver trimmed ribbon is just gorgeous and love that I can color it to match my card.

Emerald Envy:

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For this card, I only stamped in the two corners – leaving a little bit of white space on the card.  The ribbon was colored with the Dark Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends!  It is so easy to color AND you only need to color one side as it goes all the way through!  Not much drying time needed either!

Flirty Flamingo:

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For this card, I aligned the top edge of all three white pieces before stamping.   I didn’t add ribbon to this one as I didn’t like any of the placements I had tried.

Peekaboo Peach:

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Back to the standard panel layout for this card.  I did use the sponge dauber and ink pad technique to color this ribbon in the Peekaboo Peach ink pad.  The ribbon is a bit darker as I was having a hard time evening out the color.  I do like the contrast for it.

And lastly, Sweet Sugarplum:

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I had some fun on this one by skewing the three white panels prior to stamping.  I once again used a Stampin’ Blends marker to color the ribbon – in this case I used Light Rich Razzleberry.   I’ll be ordering more of this ribbon for sure!

Ok, so here is how to do Triple Time Stamping:

White Layers: 2 x 3 1/4″, 3 x 4 1/4″ and 4 x 5 1/4″

Lay all three layers one on top of the other like this – use a small dab of repositionable tape to hold them in place if need be.

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Stamp your image.

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You will see some white space where the image didn’t stamp due to the edges of the layers.  That is ok – as once you add the mat layers, you will not notice it.

Mat layers:  2 1/4 x 3 1/2″, 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″

Base layer: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at  4 1/4″ on the 8 1/2″ side and folded on the score line.

Attach the top two white layers to the mat layers and then attach to each other.  Add ribbon at this point around these layers.

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Attach the largest white layer to the base card stock.

Once you have the dimensions for the stamped layers and mat layers, it is a pretty easy technique.

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Time for Valentines

Hi!  Today I am kicking off 3 Days of Valentine Treat Holders!

First up, this easy-peasy Ribbon Pull-Up treat holder!

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Score your 4×6″ piece of paper at 1/2″ along the 6″ side.

Fold and add Tear & Tape along the 1/2″ strip and along the bottom.

Adhere the side tab and then starting at the tab end, adhere the bottom.


Use a bone folder to flatten the pouch.

Punch a hole (I used a 1/4″ retired Stampin’ Up! punch) in the center of the top and run a 14″ piece of ribbon through the holes.



Place treats in pouch – using the treats to push the ribbon down into the pouch.

Tie ribbon or use a piece of Baker’s Twine to tie the ribbon together and decorate the front as desired.

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The recipient just needs to pull up on the ribbon to pull the treats out of the pouch!

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Love Fall?

Hi! Today I am hopping with the Stamp It! Group for a Halloween/Fall themed hop!

I came across this fun and easy fold and thought I’d share it with you today for my fall card.

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I used Lovely as a Tree for my center panel giving it fall colors.  I colored directly with markers on the stamp, then used a blender pen and ink to fill in the trunk and grass.  The birds are hand drawn with a marker.   I sponged a bit of Soft Sky around the tree.   The sentiment is from One Big Meaning.  I colored the Thank You with the Cajun Craze marker so that I could omit the other words on the stamp.  The acorns are from Painted Harvest and stamped in Crumb Cake for the nut and Early Espresso for the top.

The Designer Paper on the outside is from the Painted Autumn Designer Series pack.  The inside panels are from the Wood Textures Designer Series stack.

So, how do you make the card.  Here are the directions:

  1. Base: 4 1/4″ x 8″ – score at 1 1/4″, 2 1/2″, 5 1/2″ and 6 3/4″
  2. Fold down on the 1 1/4″ and 6 3/4″ score lines and up on the other two.
  3. Designer Series Paper Panels measure 1″ x 4″.
  4. The center image panel is 2 1/2 x 3 3/4.  The Cajun Craze mat is 2 3/4 x 4″.
  5. The sentiment panel is 1″ x 5 1/4″. The Early Espresso mat is 1 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
  6. To attach the bridge, lay the card so it is folded on the left hand side but flat on the right hand side.  See picture below.
  7. Apply Tear & Tape to just the two ends of the bridge so that the card can move and stand upright.
  8. The size of the card allows for mailing in our standard card envelopes.

I hope you like my card!

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Halloween Treats

Hi!  How are you today?  I hope doing well!  Today I have a little holder to share with you!  I saw these adorable holders designed by Kelly Acheson – here is a link to her video.  Had to give it a try for Halloween.

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Are these not the cutest?  Here is the back side of the pumpkin:

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These little guys hold 6 nuggets each!  I made a bunch of these to sell at a craft fair – I can’t wait to see how they do!

The pumpkins are stamped in Basic Black Archival ink on Pumpkin Pie card stock.  I colored the leaves with an Old Olive marker and the faces with a Basic Black marker.   The cat is actually just punched from the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper!  No stamping needed!  The moon behind the cat is a 2 1/4″ circle of Daffodil Delight.  The Designer Series Paper on both boxes is also from the Spooky Night pack and is 1/2″ by 8 3/4″ long.

I used Tear & Tape to assemble my holder.

Hope you enjoyed today’s project!

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Christmas in August

Hi!  Yes, I know, it is usually Christmas in July – but Stampin’ Up! is giving YOU the opportunity to purchase the Carols of Christmas bundle this month – and I wanted to give it a little love to help entice you!

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I made this shaker ornament using the coordinating Card Front Builder dies along with the Layering Circle and Stitched Shapes framelits.  I just love that little deer!!   The trees and deer were die cut using the Card Front Builder framelits.  The remainder of the ornament uses the Circle and Coordinating Stitched Circle framelits.   I did use the retired Mica Flakes from last year’s Holiday catalog – but GOOD NEWS!!  – they are still available on the Clearance Rack!!  You will find them here.

If you are looking to get started on your Christmas cards or little gifts, I highly recommend ordering your bundle today!!

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To make the ornament, you will need the largest Stitched Frame Circle, matching Layering Circle and the next size down Circle.  Center the smaller of the two circles inside the Stitched Frame Circle and run both through the Big Shot together.  This will give you your outside frame.  Die cut the larger Layering Circle from solid Cardstock for your background as well as from a Window Sheet for your front.    Attach the Window Sheet to the Stitched Frame circle.   Die cut your trees from Garden Green card stock and your deer from Chocolate Chip.  Adhere the trees to the background circle with Snail and use a mini dimensional to adhere the deer.   Apply Foam Strip along the backside of the Stitched Frame circle leaving no gaps so the mica flakes do not fall out.  Remove the backing from 2/3rds of the foam strip leaving the top 1/3 covered so that you can add your Mica flakes.   After adding the flakes, make a loop/hangar using Whisper White 1/8″ ribbon and attach between the foam strip and the background circle when sealing the top of the ornament.   Make a bow and attach to the top with a glue dot.  No stamping involved and such a cute ornament!!

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Fun Fold Time!

Hi! Today I have a fun fold for you!  It’s called the Diagonal Gate Fold!

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Isn’t it cool?  Here it is open:

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Want to know how to do it?  Here is a photo tutorial for you!


  • Base: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/4″  (Yes – 8 1/4″!!)
  • Layers: 2 1/2″ x 5 1/8″ (Need 2)
  • Designer Series Paper: 2 1/4″ x 4 7/8″ (Need 2)
  • Whisper White: 2 5/8″ x 5 3/8″ (Need 1 for inside of card)

Step 1:  Score the base piece at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″ on the 8 1/4″ side:

Step 2: Score the base from the top left corner to the bottom of the 2 3/4″ score line:

Step 3:  Slide the paper over and score from the top of the 5 1/2″ score line to the bottom right corner:

When you are done scoring, your base should look like this:

Step 4: Fold back on the diagonal score lines:

Step 5: Fold in on the straight score lines:

Your diagonal lines should meet in the middle.

Step 6: Cut one piece of Designer Series Paper and one layer from the top left to the bottom right corner:

Step 7: Cut the second piece of Designer Series Paper and the second layer from the top right corner to the bottom left corner:

After cutting your layers, you should have this:

Step 8: Adhere the Designer Series Paper to the mat layers with Snail Adhesive

Step 9: Adhere the pieces that were cut from the top right to the bottom left (those on the right in the picture above) to the panels that are under the diagonal flaps:

Step 10: Adhere the pieces that were cut from the top left to the bottom right (those on the left side of the picture above) to the panels on top:

Step 11: Decorate card as desired.  Just make sure when attaching the front images, you only attach to one side of the diagonal flap so that the card can still be opened.  For my card, the flower was adhered to the left panel and the Happy Birthday banner was attached to the right panel.

Step 12: Decorate and adhere the Whisper White panel to the inside of the card:

For my card, I used Flower Shop and coordinating punch for the front.  On the inside, I used the new Happy Birthday Gorgeous set.  So fun!   The colors are Soft Sky, Tranquil Tide and Powder Pink.  The Duo Banner punch was used for the front sentiment.

I’d love to know what you think of the photo tutorial!  And if you give this a try – I’d love to see what you come up with!

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Remarkable You

Hi!  How are you doing?  It has been a busy week for me – traveling the South East looking at colleges with my daughter.   It has been fun!  I hope you are getting time this summer to spend with your loved ones.

Today, I have another card made with the embossing paste I showcased last week.

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For this card, I used the Pattern Party Decorative masks and tinted my Embossing Paste with Pear Pizzazz ink.  You only need a drop or two from the re-inker.    I mixed the ink and paste together on my silicone mat – easy to clean when I am done and would allow me to mix a few colors at once should I want – might have to try that next time.

The flower and sentiment are from the Remarkable You set.  I used the Berry Burst, Powder Pink and Pear Pizzazz markers to color the flower then fussy cut it out.  The sentiment is stamped in Basic Black Archival ink.  The triple banner punch was used to cut the ends.

The base layer is Berry Burst – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″.  The Basic Black layer is 4 x 5 1/4″.  The Whisper White panel is 3 3/4 x 5″.

I did use dimensionals on the back of the flower and Snail adhesive on the stem to attach it to the card.

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