Another Tri-Fold Card

A few weeks ago, I made some tri-fold cards and a video tutorial. You can see them here and here. I decided to make another one for a friend who is going through some tough times. The tri-fold card is fun to make. Additionally, this week’s challenge over at Global Design Project is to create “Just a note to say…” I wanted my friend to know that I’m thinking of her and know that everything will be okay. Here’s my card.

Diagonal tri-fold, Birthday Blooms, #GDP139, Stampin' Up!,

Here’s the link and logo for Global Design Project. Go on over to see all the other great cards.

Global Desing Project 139, Just a note, Stampin' Up!,

Design Notes for Tri-Fold Card:

If you watch my video, you’ll see how easy it is to make one of these cards. I changed it up a bit today by adhering the right hand side. The other little change is that I added some ribbon around the front flap. Because it wouldn’t lay flat, I added the ribbon and adhered it to the inside. I didn’t want the ends of the ribbon visible so I just covered it with an additional piece of Whisper White card stock.

Diagonal tri-fold, Birthday Blooms, #GDP139, Stampin' Up!,

By the way, you can get to the video by clicking on the header above that says, “Video Tutorials”. Look for the one called “Diagonal Tri-Fold”. Yes, I know that title is so very clever. Thanks.

I love this flower. It’s from a stamp set called Birthday Blooms. I colored it with some Stampin’ Blends and the fussy cut with my Paper Snips. Sadly, the stamp set is going to retire in a week or so. If you like it too, make sure to go the my 24-7 on-line store and order. (Just click on the image below and you will go right to that page.)

Diagonal tri-fold, Birthday Blooms, #GDP139, Stampin' Up!,


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Here are the Retiring Lists. Be sure to order what you want soon. Things are beginning to run out.

Annual Catalog:  AC Retired List-US

Occasions Catalog:  OCC Retired List-US

Discounted: AC-OCC Retired Disc-US

Remember, if you place an order of $50 or more on my 24-7 on-line store, I’ll send you a spool of Gold Ribbon as a thank you gift. Just the perfect touch for any project.

Thanks for stopping by today.




Manly Moments, Some Paper Pumpkin Fun!

Yesterday we finally had some beautiful weather. I was beginning to forget what the sun looked like. Doing some crafting was definitely on the “To Do” list but spending some outdoor time was on the list as well. This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit arrived the other day. Just the thing to do. This month’s kit, Manly Moments, is perfect for any kind of card you want to send to any of the men in your life. The stamp set is definitely a keeper! Hold on to it, then you can make some very cool cards yourself.

paper Pumpkin, Manly Moments,, Stampin' Up!


More About Manly Moments:

Here’s the video for this month’s kit, Manly Moments.


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Want to become a subscriber? Just click here to go to the Paper Pumpkin page. Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! is a crafting subscription kit that delivers creativity to your door every month. Each box includes everything you need to make a stunning project. Each month you will be surprised with projects like cards, gift packaging, home décor, and more for just $19.95 a month (shipping included). Talk about happy mail!

Here’s the link for that subscription option.

There are two ways to subscribe. Your first choice is a monthly subscription. Once you sign up, you can cancel any time, or put on hold for a month or so.

Secondly, you can get prepaid subscriptions which allow you to pay ahead or give as a gift. Prepaids can be purchased at Stampin’ Up!, our parent company’s website, After you purchase a subscription,they email you a prepaid code to redeem here at to set up your subscription to start receiving your kits.

Here are your choices. Click on any of the images below to go to the Stampin’ Up! page.


Hope your week is off to a good start!



Scrapbook Sunday – NYC Opera Trip

A few weekends ago, I went to New York City with two long time friends. (We met in High School!) We managed to squeeze a lot into our three days. I’m not always so current in my scrapbooking but I decided to get this trip in the book. I have a separate scrapbook for my Opera weekend trips. Each trip is usually three or four pages so it seems do-able in one scrapbook session. Here’s what I came up with yesterday.


Design Notes for NYC Opera Scrapbook:

I decided to use some papers from the Best of Brights 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection. For this book, I used traditional, 12″ x 12″ pages.

Scrapbook, Color theory Memories & More Card Pack, Stampin' Up!,

For the journaling, I used the Color Theory Memories & More Cards. It’s a great way to quickly record your memories.

Scrapbook, Color theory Memories & More Card Pack, Stampin' Up!,

Scrapbook, Color theory Memories & More Card Pack, Stampin' Up!,

I dressed this page up a little wiht some Metallic Foil Doilles.

Scrapbook, Color theory Memories & More Card Pack, Stampin' Up!,

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Hope you are having a good weekend.



I’m on a Gift Bag Binge!

I saw a video on Facebook a week or so ago. Ronda Wade showed how to make an adorable gift bag with a hanger for a card. It goes together so quickly. I’ve made three in the last day or so! I think this one will hold some cookies for a neighbor who will be celebrating a birthday soon.

Gift bag, Petal Passion DSP, birthday, Beautiful Day stamp set, Stampin' Up!,


Don’t you love it!? I’m finally using some of the Designer Paper that I’ve been hoarding.

Design Notes for Gift Bag and Card:

All you really need for the gift bag is two sheets of the same Designer Series Paper. One sheet is used as 12″ x 12″ and the other is cut to 8″ x 12″.  Save the 4″ x 12″ piece for the card front. I wrote up a tutorial with lots of pictures. I thought it was a bit long to add here. Designer Series Gift Bag Tutorial

The card was easy, easy. I used some of the Petal Passion Designer Paper left over from the gift bag. Next, I backed that piece with Basic Black, then I added another piece of Black and created flags at each end. The flower was fun. It’s stamped with Memento Ink  on Whisper White card stock, Next I colored it with Stampin’ Blends. Finally, I added a bit of Wink of Stella to give it a bit of glitz!

Gift bag, Petal Passion DSP, birthday, Beautiful Day stamp set, Stampin' Up!,

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It’s Going, Going,….

When last I looked, the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper was still available. However, things are going fast. The paper is available until May 31 – WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. If it sells out, then it’s gone for good. Be sure to check the retirement lists and the sale list and place your order TODAY! I’ll send along a spool of Gold Ribbon to anyone who places an on-line order for $50 or more this month. Be sure to use the May Host Code to be eligible to win the Host Benefits. Here’s the May Host Code: PW97UEF.

Retiring from Annual Catalog: AC Retired List-US

Retiring from Occasions Catalog: OCC Retired List-US

Items retiring and on sale: AC-OCC Retired Disc-US

Hope you are having some fun this weekend.





Happy Birthday with No Stamping!

As I was finishing this card, I realized that I had not stamped or inked anything. Talk about a quick card. I used the Happy Birthday Thinlit as the centerpiece of the card and didn’t need anything else! What do you think?

Happy Birthday Thinlit, Freshly Made Sketches, birthday, Stampin' Up!,

Yes, I know, I will stamp something on the inside when I need the card.

The inspiration for the layout of the card came directly from Freshly Made Sketches. Just different enough to be interesting  but not too wild.

Fhreshly Made Sketches 

Design Notes for Happy Birthday Thinlit Card:

I’ve been pretty good about holding myself back from showing new products that you can’t purchase untill May 1st. But, I just couldn’t wait any longer. I used two new catalog products on this card. Do you know what they are? The first one is probably fairly obvious. I used part of one of the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Papers. OH, these are beautiful! And – BONUS BONUS one side is Whisper White, the other side Very Vanilla! Search a little more. Give Up? The little Berry Burst flowers are from a set of dies called Springtime Impressions Thinlits. I think this die was just thrown in as a bonus. Wait till you see the main dies. WOW! Anyway, I wanted something for just a little pop of color. I loved this little flower. Rhinestone in the middle and – PERFECT!

Here are the colors. I like the way they work together.



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Looking forward to a busy weekend? Have fun. tomorrow or Sunday I’ll be showing you some scrapbook pages from my New York trip a few weekends ago!