Friday, November 25, 2022


Happy Black Friday stamping friends!  Are you a shopper?  I am not, and I typically avoid the stores on Black Friday!  I think it is the perfect day to stay home and stamp!

Today I will share my last card for this week with the Nature's Prints Bundle.  I am still working on my Christmas Cards, so today I have used this bundle to create a Christmas Card.  

This is a Fun Fold card that is combined with the Triple Time Stamping Technique.  

Here is a photo that doesn't show the card all that well, but it shows how the cards two flaps open.

The flap on the right side opens to the right and is slightly shorter than the left flap.  The right flap is also made using the Triple Time Stamping Technique.  

Have you been watching any of the Connect to Create videos?  I am getting so much inspiration from the videos that Kathi, my Connect to Create partner, has been sharing!  She shared this Triple Time Stamping Technique several weeks ago and it reminded me that I haven't used this simple technique in a long time.  

Would you agree that sometimes we get inspired by something we see, and sometimes we get reminded of something we are familiar with but have forgotten all about?  I hope our Connect to Create videos are giving you a bit of both -- inspiration & reminders.  If you missed it, here is Kathi's Triple Time Stamping video.

This Nature's Prints Stamp Set seemed like the perfect set to use for Triple Time Stamping.

After cutting my Basic White cardstock layers for the right card front flap, I used some temporary adhesive to hold them in place and then started stamping.  Since my card base is made with Soft Suede cardstock to coordinate with the Boughs of Holly Designer Series paper I chose, I was a little uncertain about what colors to use for my stamping.  So, I got out my color coach, and it told me that Shaded Spruce, Rich Razzleberry and Soft Seafoam coordinates with Soft Suede.  Hmmm... OK, those are probably not the colors I would have selected on my own, but I love how it turned out.  That Color Coach is pretty smart!  

I thought it still needed a bit of pizzaz, so I used the speckled stamp from Forever Fern to add some gold embossed speckles.  As mom would have said, " it just did something to it"!  The gold embossing provided that bit of shimmer & shine that the card needed.

After I finished my stamping, I separated all the pieces and matted them to their Soft Suede mats and then reassembled them to the right Soft Suede card front flap.  

I have one hint for you when you do Triple Time Stamping.  If your sentiment is on one of the layers, stamp your sentiment on that layer before you start stamping the images (my sentiment is on the circle layer).  That way you can easily avoid it when you are stamping your images on the Triple Time layers.

On the inside of the card, I added a 1" strip of designer series paper to the right edge.  I used the same designer series paper as was used on the left flap.  That way, when the card is closed you have a continuous design behind the Triple Time Stamped right flap.

Both sentiments for this card are from the Hope & Peace Stamp Set.  If you love Christmas sentiments that reflect the true meaning of what we celebrate at Christmas, this stamp set is one you will want to add to your Christmas collection.  

For a free tutorial with all cutting and scoring dimensions, as well as step-by-step directions for this Fun Fold card, you can download a copy at this link.

A list of all products used is shown below.  

Product List

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