Monday, December 20, 2021


It's not two boxes of Valentine chocolates, but today's card is a double box fancy fold.  This is a fun-fold that I first saw Sharon Armstrong share on TX Stampin'.  When I saw her card, my first thought was, "Oh, that looks difficult"!  But guess what, it is super simple.  I just love these kind of fancy folds!  They give a lot of WOW without a lot of work!

As I indicated yesterday, I'm sharing some cards this week that will give you ideas on how to start using up that Designer Series Paper you have.  If you are a paper crafter, I know you have a stash!  I also know how difficult it can be to cut up some of those favorites.  But if you leave it in a drawer, NO ONE gets to enjoy it.  So, let's start using it!  Make a card and share it with someone to bring a smile to their day.

For today's card, I used some of the colorful paper from the Pattern Party Collection.  This paper is available as a host choice, and WOW, is it ever a great deal!  You get 48 sheets of 12" x 12" paper -- 4 each of 12 double sided designs.

I chose of couple of the very colorful patterns for my Valentine's Day Card.   Now that my Christmas Cards are finished, I need to start creating a treasure trove of Valentine Cards!  

The sentiment I used is a sneak peek from the Sweet Conversations stamp set that will be available starting June 4 in the new 2022 Spring Mini catalog.  The heart was created with the current Heart Punch Pack.  Stampin' Up! has so many beautiful Die Sets, that I tend to forget about my punches, but if you need a quick and simple solution for a sentiment, a great punch is your answer.

One of my favorite features of this fancy fold card is that it stands easily on its own, so it's great to leave out on display.  Do you display the cards you receive?  I always leave cards I receive out on display for way longer than I probably should, but they make me smile -- so why not?

Since there is no "inside" on this card, the back is used for your message.

I made sure I decorated it with a little more of the heart designer series paper, so it didn't feel left out.

If you would like the details on how to make this double fold card, I have a tutorial with all the cutting and scoring dimensions available here, as well as step-by-step instructions on how to assemble it.

A list of the products used to create the card are shown below:

Sneak Peak Stamp Set:  Sweet Conversations - Item # 157618

Product List

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