Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects for our Retirement Fun Fold Party – showcasing our favorite products from the Holiday Catalog that will be leaving us forever. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
I know we have Holiday on our minds, but the retiring items I’m sharing are fabulous year-round. And, this is the best reason for getting them before they retire. Today’s card is celebrating a wedding, but would work perfectly for an anniversary, birthday, or Happy New Year!
The “fun fold” I chose is called a Double Z Fold Card, and photographing it is the most difficult part about it. Funny, huh? Hopefully, my instructions will enable you to make it quite easily.
First, cut a piece of 8 1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock in half, 4 1/4″ X 11″. This is in the neutral color, Gray Granite. Score at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″. I used the “bubbles’ die from the retiring Sip & Celebrate Die Set to cut the back section of the card base. And, I added Whisper White Cardstock to the middle section for a personal message.
Second, cut a band for the bottom, 11″ X 1 1/2.” Score at 5 1/2″ and 2 3/4″. I decorated the band with three strips of Perennial Essence Designer Paper, which I embossed with the retiring embossing folder, Stylish Scroll.
The trickiest part of the Z-Fold is fastening the band. Apply glue to the front of the card, and to the back of the end of the band. I don’t normally use this much glue, but I wanted you to see it. LOL. Then attach the band, closing the card while fastening to make sure it attaches evenly.
TIP: Liquid Glue gives you a little wiggle room.
Close, flip up, and position.
Now, for the champagne! I used the die from the Sip & Celebrate Die Set to cut the stemware from Mercury Glass Acetate. This was backed with Whisper White Cardstock that I stamped in Blushing Bride Ink with a stamp from the Sip Sip Hooray Stamp Set.
Next, I cut “cheers” from Sparkle Glimmer Paper, using a die from the Cheers Die Set, and glued it to the front band.
“Happy Wedding Day” is from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set, stamped in Gray Granite Ink, and cut with an Ornate frames die. A second die from the set was used to cut the fancy frame from Perennial Essence DSP.
For the final touch, I used the Hand-Held 1/16″ punch to add a few Sparkle Glimmer Paper “bubbles.”
If you haven’t tried this Fun Fold, you should! It will fit right inside our Medium Envelope, which is another thing to love about it.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.
More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Please click to leave a COMMENT HERE.
Please click to leave a COMMENT HERE.Mark your calendars for Wednesday, January 8th, for our Time to Sale-A-Brate blog hop when our Design Team showcase projects using brand new products from the new mini catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure. Don’t miss the fun!
Pals December 2019 Blog Hop Line-Up
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
- Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art ***YOU ARE HERE***
- Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
- Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
- Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
- Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
The supplies for today’s card are in my Product List. The first group has the five products that are retiring, and the second group are continuing. The retiring products are only while supplies last, so click on the pictures to put them in your shopping bag.
And, here is a deal from Stampin’ Up! you don’t want to miss! 24 hours of FREE SHIPPING. It’s only happening December 11. 12:01 am (MT)–11:59 pm (MT)
Thanks so much for shopping with me! I appreciate your support!