Tri-Fold Friendship Card

Hello Stampers! I hope all of you are in good health. We are all missing our card classes but we can hope that some day soon we’ll all be able to gather to make cards. In the meantime…get creative! Another demo says “make a card, send a card” and I think that’s a great idea.

I had hoped to make a new sneak peek card with products from the new Annual Catalog but my order still hasn’t arrived. I’ll have one for sure next week!

Several local stampers have already picked up the new catalog from my house (I leave it in a bag outside). It is fun to go through and make your Wish List (included in each catalog).

My card today was inspired by my upline, Peggy Noe. Always remember in Stampin’ Up! we all believe in Copy and Share Everything (CASE) as long as you give credit to your inspiration or who you totally copied from. 🙂

I found this card format is great to use up DSP scraps. I used Lily Impressions DSP for this card.


This is the card fully opened with the sentiment on the back panel.


Here’s a close up of sentiment and Belly Band.


Directions to make this card:

Base – 5 1/2″ x 12″   Score at 4 1/4″; 7 1/4″; 10 1/4″

Belly Band – 1″ x 12″

DSP – 1st panel – 4″ x 5 1/4″; Panels 2 & 3 – 2 3/4″ x 5 1/4″; Panels 4 & 5 – 1 1/2″ x 5 1/4″

Last panel sentiment piece (placed close to fold) 2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″



Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Layered With Kindness, Special Celebrations, Free As A Bird

Ink – Pretty Peacock

Paper – Whisper White, Lily Impressions DSP

Accessories – Label Me Lovely Punch, Stitched Labels Dies


Hope you enjoyed seeing this card!


Until next week – Happy Stamping!     Donna

Beauty Abounds Friendship Card

Hello Stampers!  I love this card CASE’d from Pootles. I have a special friend who will receive this card because there are a million things that make our long lasting friendship so special. 



I really like the overlap of sections and the added little butterflies. This layout could be used with any color and DSP combination. 


The measurements I used are:  Whisper White – 1 1/2″ x 4″; 2″ x 2″; 1 1/2″ x 2″   Lovely Lipstick – 1 3/4″ x 4 1/4″; 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″; 1 3/4″ x 2 1/4″


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Beauty Abounds

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Lovely Lipstick, DSP, Whisper White

Accessories – Butterfly Beauty Dies, Stampin’ Write Markers




Enjoy and hope you try this card or layout. Until my next post…Happy Stamping!     Donna

Waterfront Friend Card

Hello Stampers! Have you enjoyed browsing through the new Holiday Catalog? I’ve put in 3 orders because I keep finding items I must have. 🙂 You will find the catalog in my last post and also at the side bar. 

I fell in love with the Waterfront stamp set and just had to make a card for one of my classes. So…here it is!

The sky is actually a very light Balmy Blue using some sponging. It’s so easy to get this watercolor effect with these stamps.


You can see the sky a bit better in this shot.


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Waterfront

Ink – Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Balmy Blue, Old Olive, Black

Paper – Sahara Sand, Black, Whisper White

Accessories – Sponge


If you have this stamp set but haven’t used it…do try it. It’s a great set.

I hope you enjoyed seeing this card as much as I enjoyed creating it! Be adventurous…there are so many ways to use this great set.


Until my next post…Happy Stamping!     Donna 🙂

Dear Doily

Hello Stampers!

Today I have a lovely doily card for you. Since I’m way behind in my posts I have a bunch of cards stacked up using newly retired products. You can still get an idea of a layout and use NEW products. 🙂



I love the clean fresh look of this card. Lots of that beautiful Fresh Fig on this one. 




Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Dear Doily

Ink – Black

Paper – Fresh Fig, Whisper White, Fresh Florals DSP

Accessories – Doily Builder Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Stampin’ Write Markers



Stay tuned…I will be posting more often for a bit since I have a backlog of cards to share! Until my next post….Happy Stamping!    Donna

Doily Delight

Hello Stampers!  I think I have a card you will enjoy today. 🙂

I really love this new Dear Doily Bundle. There are so many lovely stamps and dies to use.

The new Floral Romance DSP really adds to this set.


I used Mossy Meadow ink and cardstock along with Petal Pink.





Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Dear Doily

Ink – Mossy Meadow

Paper – Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Petal Pink, Floral Romance DSP

Accessories – Doily Builder Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits



Hope you enjoyed today’s card. This winter weather has been crazy all over but good for staying in and making cards!


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Until my next post…stay healthy and keep making cards!    Donna


Butterfly Joy Fold

Hello Stampers!

Today I will show you my version of a Joy Fold Card.

You may have already made a Joy Fold Card because they can be found all over on Pinterest.  I’ll give you my measurements and directions but you can find many videos just in case you want to see the variety.

I have a LOT of photos for this one. 🙂

This looks like a regular size card but part of the front cover is cut off and then a smaller card opening in the opposite direction with a small cut out to hold it closed. That’s basically what it is!



Notice the touch of Organdy Highland Heather Ribbon on the side. (Unfortunately the Organdy Ribbon Pack from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure is out of stock. 😦 )


This shows both cards opened up to see the inside sentiment.



Here’s a close up of the darling little butterfly that holds the front piece closed.


Here are my directions:

Base Card – 8 1/2 x 4 1/4, score at 5 1/2; 3 x 8, score at 4

DSP – 2 3/4 x 4

Inside Whisper White – (2) 2 3/4 x 3 3/4; 5 1/4 x 4 

After scoring I lined up the smaller card folding in the opposite direction in the center of the larger section of the base card – just so I knew how it should go…this is important to remember. 

I used the bubbles (both sizes) from Beauty Abounds to stamp onto the 5 1/4 x 4 Whisper White to make my own DSP.

The little butterfly was stamped using Beauty Abounds and then cutting it out with Butterfly Beauty Thinlits. I put a tiny piece of Stampin’ Dimensionals on the left side of the butterfly so that the flap would still tuck under.


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Beauty Abounds

Ink – Highland Heather, Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Highland Heather, Whisper White, Botanical Butterfly DSP (from Sale-A-Bration)

Accessories – Butterfly Beauty Thinlits, Organdy Ribbon Highland Heather (SAB), Stampin’ Up! Markers


I really hope you try this fold and maybe even this design or your version of it.

Don’t be shy…send me photos of your creations and I’ll post them on my blog and you can be my Guest Stamper!

Take care of yourself, stay healthy and Happy Stamping!     Donna

Secret Message Card

Hello Stampers! Today I have a really unique card for you. It’s very easy to make but it really has a “wow” feature! I got the idea from fellow stamper Dawn Griffith.


This looks like a normal card with the gate opening but once you open it there are surprises.



Under the flap there are messages.



Now you can see little messages on both sides of the inside of the card.




Now make a tent out of the inside messages and pull the sections apart…



…and you will find more “hidden” messages!



To help you understand this card and get full and easy directions…I’m going to send you to Dawn Griffiths video.




Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Abstract Impressions, Special Celebrations, Bella and Friends, Itty Bitty Greetings, Dragon Dreams

Ink – Mango Melody, So Saffron, Shaded Spruce, Soft Sea Foam, Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Whisper White, Old Olive


Be sure to try this card out…it’s soooo cute!

Until next week…Happy Stamping!     Donna