Wednesday, October 26, 2022


Today's card is a cute Fun Fold with double flaps.  

Normally with this fun fold I would use it to highlight some pretty designer series paper (DSP), but today I made my own DSP.

Having said that, I did use the Sweetest Christmas Designer Series Paper for the candy canes and to cover the envelope flap.  The candy canes are die cut from one of the patterned papers.  How easy is that?  My color combination of Sweet Sorbet, Garden Green and Pool Party was also inspired by the designer series paper.

For the front focal point, I die cut Pool Party and Basic White with two layering dies from Deckled Rectangles.  After die cutting the Basic White card stock it was embossed with the Splatters Embossing Folder from Stripes & Splatters.  

Two leaf branches were stamped with Garden Green ink and die cut with coordinating dies from the Sweet Candy Canes Bundle.  These were tucked between the candy canes.  The Pool Party faux bow was made from Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon which was colored with a Pool Party Stampin' Blends.  It is so easy to color this White Crinkled ribbon any color you want.  You can use Stampin' Write Markers, Stampin' Blends or your ink pads and a sponge dauber.

The sentiment is from Sweet Candy Cane Stamp Set and was stamped with Sweet Sorbet and then fussy cut.  A couple of little 22-24 In-color Matte Dots in Sweet Sorbet finish the focal point.

The handmade "designer series paper" was made using the Rolling Marbles Technique.  This is a quick and simple technique to make unique backgrounds, and you can make them in any combination of ink colors that you want!  All you need are Reinkers, 2-3 marbles, and a shallow container to lay your cardstock in.  I used Shimmery White, but you can also use Basic White cardstock.

If you are not familiar with this technique, you can watch this Connect to Create video.  I hope you will give the technique a try.  It's a lot of fun!

Because a portion of the inside panel of the card shows on this style of fun fold, I've found it works best to keep it somewhat simple, so all I added was a sentiment from Sweet Candy Canes stamped with Sweet Sorbet.  

The main thing to ensure is that your sentiment and/or any decoration is hidden behind the flap.  Also, when you send your card, pay attention to where you write a message and sign your name.  I've lost count of the number of times I written all over the area that shows.  When I do that, it really does not improve the "first impression" of the card when they remove it from the envelope if they see my messy handwriting!

If you would like a detailed tutorial for this card, please use this link to download a free copy.

A list of all products used is shown below.  For more information on specific products, just click on the photo and it will take you to my online store for more details.

Don't forget!  This Sweet Candy Canes bundle is the featured bundle for my November Stamp Camp-to-Go class.  If you would like to participate, please sign up for my Newsletter to receive all the details!

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