Saturday, 10 September 2022

Stamping Inkspiratons Blog Hop - Fun-fold techniques

Hello and welcome to my blog! Today I am taking part in a blog hop with some fellow enthusiasts who love sharing their creative talents using their Stampin' Up!® products.
This month the Stamping Inkspirations blog hop is all about fun-fold techniques.

I love making fun-fold cards! Which one should I pick? I decided to create an easel style card using the Joyful Flurry stamps.
These stamps have been on my desk for a while now as I have been having so much fun creating with them - I am eager to increase my stash of Christmas cards!

The mix of snowflakes, crisp white card with blue and purple toned decoration is always a winning wintry scene for me. I never tire of this classic combination.

The stamping is on a Basic White square; cut using the largest of the Stylish Shapes dies. I've used Starry Sky, Pool Party and Fresh Freesia inks - the largest snowflake is so beautiful. Although the bottom third of the square has no stamping on it, don't worry, it isn't left bare. I slipped the lower portion of the square into one of the Wintry embossing folders to decorate this portion of the card. Now, there are stamped and embossed snowflakes adorning the panel.

Pool Party Sheer ribbon is wrapped around the white square before adhering it to a slightly larger piece of Starry Sky. This ribbon ties wonderful bows! A trio of Iridescent Pearls finishes off the panel giving just the right amount of sparkle!

The decorative panel is mounted onto a Pool Party base to create a square fronted easel card. To create contrast with the card front, I added a layer of Starry Sky to the base and to enable the card to stand I added a banner, raised on dimensionals, to anchor it. The It's the Season of Magic and Wonder sentiment fits perfectly onto the label, which is the largest banner from the Stylish Shapes set.

I hope that you are inspired by my card today and that you will continue along the hop to see what the others have created too. Enjoy the hopping along to see all the projects. We would love to hear from you and so if you have been inspired, please leave a comment. 



Angie McKenzie  ●  Aurélie Fabre  ●  Jo Blackman

Judith Patterson  ●  Jan Musselman  ●  Mo Rootes

Danielle Kassing  ●  Cheryl Hamilton   ●  Vickie Littlewood

Leonie Stuart  ●  Teri West  ●  Annette Ball  ●  Marieke Bart 

Karen Henderson  ●  Terry Hamilton  ●  Tricia Butts

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Thank you for joining us today! Looking forward to seeing you next time. 

Stay safe and as always, happy crafting,

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  1. Such a pretty card Karen, love your colour palette x

    1. Thanks Mo. These cool hues are definitely my favourite for snowflakes!

  2. Simple and effective! Thank you!

  3. I love easel cards! They really show off the focal images like yours. Thanks for sharing!💕

    1. Thanks Jan. Snowflakes, blues and purples, squares and fun folds - so many of my favourite card elements!