Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop - Fun-Folds

Iconic Dies | Fancy Fold

Hello my stamping friends.

Are you ready for some “FANCY FOLD” card inspiration today?  I hope so, because I am sure my fellow stampers are ready to inspire you today in the monthly blog hop!

My project was a bit of a crafty inspiration to myself today.  I really like to make projects with closures on them, to hold the folded sections together.  But they are not always the easiest to create.  So in experimenting with my bits and pieces of cardstock, I came up with my closer for today.  

This one actually turned out to be kinda easy, but it took some real thinking power.  Basically I create the folding “latch” from a strip of cardstock that gets adhered to the inside of the card along the open edge.  Then tucked behind the sentiment label on the front. The sentiment tag is only adhered on the back of the left side, to allow for the “latch” to slide behind it.

I have a full photo tutorial for you below.  So take a peek at the photos.  Remember to leave me comments, let me know if this is a new idea for you?  Also, does it appeal to you as something different to try in your own projects?

Then, hop right along to the next stamper in our blog hop today.  Enjoy   Rochelle Laird-Smith’s project, and please leave us comments.  We love to hear from you.

Happy Stampin,


Pumpkin Hill Stampers

Angie McKenzie  ●  Tricia Butts  ●  Aurélie Fabre

Karen Egan  ●  Teri West  ●  Gez Carpenter

Susan Webster  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith   ●  Sue Allen

Jill Chapman  ●  Leonie Stuart  ●  Karen Henderson

Mo Rootes  ●  Rebecca-Jo Unwin  ●  Danielle Kassing

Vickie Littlewood  ●  Marieke Bart  ●  Robbie Susan Chandler

Terry Hamilton  ● Jan Musselman  ●  Kimberley Morris

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Stamp Sets: Celebrating You 158028

Ink: Polished Pink 155712

Paper: Polished Pink 155710, Basic White 159276, Pear Pizzazz 131201, Expressions In Ink 155464

Accessories:  Iconic Dies 155965, Stitched So Sweetly 151690, Iridescent Rhinestones 158130

Tools: Simply Scored Tool 122334, Paper Snips 103579, Stampin’ Trimmer 152392, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss 149653, Bone Folder 102300, Dimensional 104430, Multi Purpose Adhesive 110755

Project Instructions:

  1. Prepare your cardstock, designer series paper and embellishment elements, as shown here in these photos.

  1. Now start adhering your designer series paper to your card sections.

    1. The 4 x 3 ¾ DSP goes on the front.

    2. The 4 x 3 ¾ Basic White layer is for the inside

    3. The 4 x ¾ DSP strip gets layered onto the “latch” cardstock

    4. The 4 x 1 ½ DSP will be added after you adhere the “latch to the inside of the card base

  1. Now stamp your sentiment onto the Stitched So Sweetly Die.  Then add to the front of the card with 2 dimensionals on the back of the left side only.  The “latch is going to slide under this section.

  1. Now create the focal embellishment for the front of your card with the Iconic Dies images.


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