Easy Fun Folds to make!

Have you been wanting to try to some fun folds for your cards? if so, then you are going to enjoy this post as I share with you three easy Fun Folds to make!

These are super easy to make and what is best is that you can make them for any occasion! So give it a try and have fun with them! 

For these cards though I focused on Fall cards that I could use during Thanksgiving, but as I already mentioned you could customize them to any occasion you want, just change the paper and the stamp set and you are done! 

Easy Fun Folds to make

The Color Combination

For these cards I used the Gilded Autumn Designer series paper, which as usual helped me select the color combination.  This is truly an easy way to get color combos without any trouble! 

Plus Stampin’ Up! really makes it even easier as all their products color coordinate beautifully! so once you pick your colors you can pull the cardstock, ink pads and embellishments on these colors and start to play!

 

The Sketches 

Once I have selected the color combination, then I go ahead and look for Sketches!  

The biggest tip I can give you when selecting them is to pick sketches that are simple, as these offer the most of the possibilities. I said this, because it is easier for your to change shapes, colors, designer series paper, or textures. Believe me! Sketches can help you unlock your creativity.. 

Below you can see the sketches I used for my cards. 

      sketches to play     sketches to play     sketches to play

Fun Fold Card #1 

One of the things I wanted to do with these cards was to incorporate the window sheets! I love them, but I almost always forget about them.. so I have been trying to use them more.. you will see another sample in a future post from another card I made using these window sheets! 

If you are not familiar, Window sheets are like acetate sheets, that are sturdy enough and you can use them to do shaker cards, or in my case to make windows.

It honestly step up your cards! 

                    Easy Fun Folds to make       Easy Fun Folds to make

The card above open like a tri fold card. On this card, I placed the window sheet in between the Early Espresso and the designer series paper.  This makes it more aesthetic from both in and out sides. 

Also, Since the embellishments on the front of the card were glued to the window, I added the same label die cut, as in the front, to cover the back. This not only covers the adhesive from the embellishments, but also gives you another area for you to write to your recipient. You could add another stamped sentiment to it.

On the video tutorial at the end of this post, you can see exactly how to put this fun fold together! 

Fun Fold Card #2 

For the second fun fold card, I wanted to do a gate fold card! This is very easy to make, you start with a card base of 8 1/2″ x 5 1/5″ and you score it at 2 1/8″ from both ends of your card base (on the long side). 

For my card, I just added a front panel that I decorated with the leaves from the stitched leaves dies.  Please note that when you are gluing the front panel, you just need to add it to one of the flaps, so that you can open your card! 

                    Easy Fun Folds to make       Easy Fun Folds to make

For the inside I added a piece of Very Vanilla and a little strip of designer series paper to decorate it. You could also stamp the inside with a larger sentiment and some of the leaves from Beautiful Autumn set.   

Specially for this type of fun fold card, it adds a lot when you embellish the inside of your card! 

Fun Fold Card #3

This one is just even easier, and I call it a hinge card.  It looks like a regular card, but the front of your card is made with a window sheet! You could use any other specialty paper, like vellum or even some of the specialty designer series paper. 

For these type or cards, you just need to cut your paper 1/2″ larger, to make a hinge so you can glue it down to the back of your card, so it opens like a regular card, but both panels of your card are of different materials! 

                    Easy Fun Folds to make       Easy Fun Folds to make

If you are using a see thru material, like the window sheets, it is important that you cover both sides, so that you don’t see any adhesive when opening your card. This makes your card look great from the inside as well. 

In my case, you can see that I added the mat of the front panel to cover the inside of the card. 

If you like fun folds then let me suggest you two other posts to check! Remember you can customize them to any theme or occasion you want. 

Additional Fall Card Tutorials 

Autumn Tutorial Bundle

And if you like making cards for Fall, then make sure you check out the Autumn Tutorial Bundle!

This is a great resource that includes 82 tutorials using Fall/Autumn stamp sets, so you will let lots of ideas and inspiration to keep you crafting!! 

I am sure you will even learn a new technique! 

If you are interested, make sure you go to the Tutorial store to check it out or you can click here to get your own copy! 

I know you will love every single one of these cards!

The Video Tutorial

If you want to learn how to make these cards step by step, then make sure you watch the video tutorial below, I provide all the measurements as well as all the supplies that were used.  

You will see how easy these are! 

The Supply List

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Three Easy Fall Cards to make!

With Fall upon us, I know we all need to have easy Fall cards to make during this season! Don’t you agree? 

So with that in mind today I wanted to share with you Three easy Fall cards you can make in no time. Plus I will share with you a few tips on how to maximize your designer series paper to get more cards out of it! 

Let’s get started, shall we???

Three Easy Fall Cards to Make 

The cards I am showing today are all made using the the Tidings Plaid designer series paper.  And what is cool about it is that I only use one 6 x 6 sheet of paper from that pack to make all three cards.. I also coordinated these cards with some scraps I had from the Regals DSP pack. However you can easily change them for cardstock if you don’t have this paper pack.  Below the cards! 

Easy Fall cards using designer series paper

 

As you can imagine you can made these cards in any color combination available in the pack, all three cards are very simple to change the theme, if you don’t want to make Fall cards. Just change the sentiment and the pumpkins for some other shape and your are ready to go. 

The Color Combination 

You are probably tired of hearing this, however, the designer series paper is how I get all my color combinations and this was not the exception. I followed the main designer series paper to pick up the colors I wanted to use for this card. 

If you are ever struggling with colors, just follow this tip and I promise you, you will be golden.  No need to get all fancy with color theories and all that jazz.. you can just see your paper and pay attention to the colors you like in a pattern and go from there.. trust me you will see how easy it gets the more you do this.    

Sketches and other details 

As I mentioned in the intro, these Fall cards are super easy to make, and they maximize your paper, meaning you can make a lot of cards from just one sheet of 6 x 6 DSP. 

In this case I used a strip of 2″ for the first card and the for the second I used what was left, the key for the third card was to die cut the rectangle from the piece that I was using on card #2 so I could use that portion on card #3. 

This tip is a great one, specially is you are covering it with another element. After all no one will even notice it! And you get three cards instead of two! how cool is that!! right? 

Bellow the sketches and the cards in more detail in an effort to help you see better the elements and to make it easier for you to case. I have also provided below the video tutorial for you to see step by spec how to make these cards.

     sketches to play            Easy Fall cards using designer series paper

     sketches to play            Easy Fall cards using designer series paper

     sketches to play            Easy Fall cards using designer series paper

A few other tips for you:

  • The pumpkin was stamped with Early Espresso on a Pumpkin Pie cardstock and then added color with the stampin’ blends a.k.a. alcohol markers. This makes it easy to add dimension to our element without too much effort. 
  • The ribbon was colored using the stampin’ blends. So if you are ever thinking you don’t have the perfect ribbon for your project, think again and color with your alcohol markers. Even better, using the stampin’ blends make them color coordinate 100% with your project. 

Want to get even more Fall card ideas???

Autumn Tutorial Bundle

And if you love Fall/Autumn cards, then I know you will the Autumn Tutorial bundle!!

This bundle includes 82 tutorials with only Fall cards!! All of them are gorgeous and I am sure you will find new techniques to try. 

You will be so inspired after looking at all these beautiful projects that you will want to craft all this season! 

Believe me you don’t want to miss this amazing tutorial bundle. 

Click here to learn more and to purchase your copy of the amazing Autumn Tutorial Bundle! I am sure you will enjoy all the projects included! 

The Video Tutorial                

 And as promised here is the video tutorial where I show step by step how to make these easy Fall cards step by step. I go over measurements and colors as well as other tips! Enjoy! 

The Supply List

You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my onlline store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support  🥰

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Non-traditional patterned paper for Easy Halloween cards to make

Do you want to see three easy Halloween cards to make using a non conventional patterned paper? If so you are in for a treat, as today I will share with you how to make these cute Halloween cards using any paper you might have.

In these cards I used the Playing with Patterns designer series paper, which has nothing to do with Halloween!! 

I shared this on my past videos, but this year’s Halloween paper from Stampin’ Up! was not really my cup of tea. It is beautiful, but I thought it was darker for my taste. I love bright colors with monsters or spooky critters the best, so I decided I was still going to make my Halloween cards using non-Halloween designer series paper for this year. 

These is my second set of Halloween cards.. If you have not see the first one you can do so here! – As you can see the first one used the Have a Hoot bundle with the Plaid Tidings designer series paper (DSP). Similar to the designer series paper I am using on these cards, the Plaid Tidings is another great DSP pack for so many occasions and it has way too many colors so the possibilities are endless. 😉

Easy Halloween Cards to make

So where do you start when making your Halloween cards?? you might ask…  Keep reading and I will take you thru the steps

Three Easy Halloween Cards to make

First thing first, we need to decide on the designer series paper you want to use. In my case, as I mentioned before, I wanted to use the Playing with Patterns DSP.  

Once you have selected the DSP pack, go thru it and see the patterns you want to use and even more important the colors that you are liking from the pack!

This step for me is the one that sets the tone of my cards most of the times! Let me explain.. If I wanted to get a “Happy” card, I would select colors that are bright and cheerful. Like in this case I wanted to have cheerful Halloween cards.

Below is the color combo that I picked form the Playing with Patterns designer series paper. 

Once you have selected the color combination you want to go for, then it is matter to decide which color you want to use as the main color and which one as the highlight. In this case I went with what I saw in the DSP.  Crushed Curry as the main color and then use Night of Navy for highlights. But Honestly I could have gone the other way around and I can guarantee you, the cards would have turned out stunning as well.  So just play with the colors and you will see!

Card Details

Easy Halloween Cards to make

Once I had selected the colors, I went ahead and picked my stamp set, and here is the thing.. before hand I kind of knew I needed to have something I could color in any color. Specially cause I knew I was going to use a non-Halloween theme DSP.

The Flight of Fancy was a great one to use as I could use image of the witch and change the colors of the outfit to any color combination I needed. 

So it made it the perfect image to use! 

TIP – Always have in mind what you want to do.. In my case I knew I needed an image I could customize so and image I can color, would be ideal, specially cause I was going to use a paper pack that is not Halloween themed!.

Because I was going to color her using blends, I stamped the image with the Memento ink. that way the alcohol markers would not pick up any of the black ink. 

To highlight the witch’s outfit I added wink of stella to her dress and her hat, which adds a glimmer look that you will love!! so try it out!

And finally, you can just play with the layout of the card using the cardstock, DSP and images you selected. One advice here is to always use one embellishment for your card, specially one that coordinates with it. In my case I used ribbon! and I honestly think, it made the card pop!

This first card was very basic and easy to follow, but I knew for next two I wanted to try using the same image, and colors but step it up with the folds so below you will see both of the fun folds I used. 

If you want to learn how to make these fun folds, make sure you watch the video tutorial below.. here is where I would show the step by step as well as the measurements of how to make all these cards.  

                    Easy Halloween Cards to make         Fun Fold cards

                   Easy Halloween Cards to make        Fun Fold cards

The Video Tutorial

Below you can watch the video tutorial, where you will see how to color the witch step by step. Plus you will learn how to make both of these easy fun folds! Both of these fun folds are super easy to make and you can use them for any card you card you are making.. so give it a try! 

And below you will find a full supply list, in case you want to recreate any of these cards! 

TIP – as you can see on the video tutorial the Flight of Fancy is very similar in their images, so you could be doing these cards but for Christmas and Valentines!! believe me you want this set as you will be able to make these cards for two more holidays!!! 

Are you taking the challenge and recreate these cards for the other two holidays? even better what if you use the same DSP????  that sounds like a great challenge!!! 😁😁😁

Share with me if you create these cards..

and Let me know if you have any questions, I would love to help you with any question you might have regarding card making.. I am serious, if you could have a private chat with me, and you could ask me anything about card making, what would you ask me?  Leave me a comment below or send your question at allie@creatingwithallie.com 

The Supply List

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Card making made easy with Nature’s Poem suite!

 

 

Hello Friends! here is the second card showcasing the Nature’s Poem designer series paper! which is one of the designer series paper included in the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE! promotion!! This promotion ends at the end of July! so make sure to stock up on all the favorite designer series paper available on this promotion!

I would suggest to get a designer series paper pack for Christmas! since you can use the layout on my card to any occasion! So this could help you make your upcoming Christmas cards very quick and easy! and start getting ready for December.. 🙂 

 

The card’s layout for today features again the Nature’s Poem designer series paper (DSP). I love that I can make cards very quick without much effort because of the gorgeous paper on our DSP Packs! and as I mentioned before you can change very easy the look of the card by changing the designer series paper.  

 

Check out the video tutorial showing you how to make a quick and easy card, where I show you tips and tricks for using Stampin Up's Nature’s poem suitel! You‘ll love how quick and easy this is to make! www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #handmadecards #friendshipcards



You can see from the close up picture the details on the embossing leaves!! the coordinating Nature’s roots framelits are awesome! not only does this set die cut the images in the Rooted in Nature stamp set, but this set also embosses!! the Nature’s Roots framelits includes three coordinating embossing dies! you can see them all in this card!! 

And did you see that leave trinket? All the leaves trinkets are gorgeous! they add a great detail to the card!! The leaves trinkets pack have two designs, in two different colors (cooper and silver). You get 6 of each design/color for a total of 24 trinkets per packet!!

Check out the video tutorial showing you how to make a quick and easy card, where I show you tips and tricks for using Stampin Up's Nature’s poem suitel! You‘ll love how quick and easy this is to make! www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #handmadecards #friendshipcards


Watch the video tutorial below, where I go over measurements, tips and tricks on how to make this card. You will see that this card is so easy to duplicate!! Remember that by changing the designer series paper, you can get different looks on your card. This layout will be a great one to use over and over!!  





Below is the supply list for all the items I used to make this card. You can click at any of the images to go to my online store, where you can buy any of these items!! thanks a lot!! I appreciate your support, also don’t forget about my ordering incentive this year!! 


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Card making made easy with Nature’s Poem designer series paper

 
 

Hello Friends!! Today I am sharing a quick an easy card which I made with Nature’s Poem Designer series paper!! we are almost about to end July which means that the promotion of Buy 3, Get 1 FREE will end soon!! so this is the perfect time to stock up on your favorite designer series paper!!   

 

 

 

Below is the list of all the designer series paper (DSP) packs included in this promotion!! and the cards being featured this week will be using the Nature’s Poem DSP, but you can easily change the DSP to have a different look!!.. 





As you can see from the pictures, the main design or layout of my card is showcasing the designer series paper. One thing that I love about this layout is that you can use both sides of the same sheet of paper! Usually both sides are so beautiful that is hard to decide which side to use. Well this layout fixes that problem and you get to use both sides!! is that not cool?? I thought so too!

Check out the video tutorial showing you how to make a quick and easy card, where I show you tips and tricks for using Stampin Up's Nature’s poem suitel! You‘ll love how quick and easy this is to make! www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #handmadecards #friendshipcards

 

The leaves are die cut with the coordinating Nature’s Roots framelits from this suite. The cool thing about this set is that not only does it have the framelits, but it also has some embossing dies! in this particular set, it contains three embossing leaves! 

Did you see the little leaves trinkets? Are these not gorgeous?? I love how well this trinket embellish the card!! and of course I had to add a bow made with the Nature’s Twine that coordinates well with this suite! I love the color coordination among ink pads, designer series paper, cardstock, embellishments! it makes it so easy to create cards or any other paper crafting project that you have in mind. 

 


Check out the video tutorial showing you how to make a quick and easy card, where I show you tips and tricks for using Stampin Up's Nature’s poem suitel! You‘ll love how quick and easy this is to make! www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #handmadecards #friendshipcards


Watch the video tutorial; you can see how easy this card is to duplicate. I go over all the dimensions and tips for this card!! If you have any questions, please do leave me a comment, I always love hearing for all you! 🙂 

Don’t forget to visit my blog thru out this week. I will be showcasing more cards with the Nature’s Poem designer series paper!!
 




Also below is the supply list for all the items I used to make this card, you can click at any of the images to go to my online store, where you can purchase any of these items!! thanks a lot!! I truly appreciate your support, also don’t forget about my ordering incentive this year!! 


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Card making made easy with designer series paper

 

Hello Friends!! Today I am sharing a card I made on the FB live event from last Thursday.. I usually do Facebook Live events on Thursdays 7pm CST.. so if you find yourself having time on a Thursday night and wanting some inspiration, come join me on my Facebook page HERE where I show you how to make quick and easy cards. 


The card I am showing today is the first one I made during this event, and it is to showcase the designer series paper, as you can see this card can be easily duplicated with any of the designer series paper we have with Stampin’ Up! or any 12 x 12 paper you already have, however Stampin’ Up has an awesome promotion going during the month of July where you get a FREE pack of designer series paper when you purchase 3 packs!! not all the packs are included on this promotion, but you can see the ones that are included.. believe me there are a lot of the favorites in this promotion!! 

                                                                                                             This card template is not my original design, I actually got the idea from another fellow demonstrator.. I did my own design, but the folding of this card was cased!.. I loved that from our Stampin’ Up! community, we share a lot and we are ok with casing each other!! as this is how we inspire each other!!                                   
        

Check out the video tutorial with some AMAZING tips and tricks for making cards using Stampin’ Up! designer series paper! You will love how quick and easy these are to make!, plus during July 2018 there is a great promotion for designer series paper!! you get 1 pack FREE when you purchase 3 packs of designer series paper, this is a great time to stock up on designer series paper!! www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun  
As far as color combination, I usually go with the colors being shown in the sheet I select to use, so it gets easier when designing my cards!!  
 
Check out the video tutorial with some AMAZING tips and tricks for making cards using Stampin’ Up! designer series paper! You will love how quick and easy these are to make!, plus during July 2018 there is a great promotion for designer series paper!! you get 1 pack FREE when you purchase 3 packs of designer series paper, this is a great time to stock up on designer series paper!! www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun

You can see the FB live event, this is the fist card out of three, I go over measurements, tips and other instructions for you to duplicate these cards!! I am sure you will see how easy and quick it is to make this card!! 







Also here is the supply list for all the items I use to make this card, you can click at any of the images to go to my online store, where you can purchase any of these items!! thanks a lot!! I truly appreciate your support, also don’t forget about my ordering incentive this year!! 


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