Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Fun Fold Cards

Today I'm participating in the Stampin Dreams Blog Hop.  The theme is "Fancy Folds".  Lately I've been addicted to Fancy Fold cards!  I'm always looking for new ones to try!  I learned this one on a recent Demonstrator Event on Vancouver Island where I live - thanks Laura Buechler!  It's an easy pop up card that will wow whoever receives it in the mail!

For my card today, I used the Sweet As A Peach Product Collection.  It is so pretty and the peach looks so realistic when stamped!  What do you think?


  1. Cut Calypso Coral cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and fold in half to form card base.
  2. Cut Basic White cardstock  3 3/4" x 5"
  3. Cut Designer Series Paper 3 5/8" x 4 7/8" and adhere to the Basic White piece using Stampin' Seal.
  4. Cut 6" piece of ribbon and adhere about 1 1/2" from bottom using Stampin' Seal.
  5. Adhere to the card base using Stampin' Seal.
  6. Cut out smallest tag from Basic White cardstock using Tailored Tag Dies
  7. Stamp sentiment using Calypso Coral ink on tag
  8. Cut 3" of ribbon and tie through tag
  9. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals.
  10. Stamp peach using Pale Papaya ink on Basic White cardstock.  Sponge in a few places with Calypso Coral.  Cut out with die.
  11. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals
  12. Stamp leaf using Old Olive ink and cut out using die.
  13. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals.
  14. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals.
  15. Cut out Basic White cardstock 4" x 5 1/4" and adhere to the inside of the card using Stampin' Seal.
  16. Cut Calypso Coral cardstock 5" x 5" and score in half.  Turn 90 degrees and score in half again.  Now score from 1 point to the other.
  17. Fold on each of the score lines and use Bone Folder to burnish
  18. Fold forward the points with the scorelines.  You will end up with a 2 1/2" square when it is folded (check out my Youtube Video to see how this is folded)
  19. Adhere to the inside of the card base - apply adhesive on the back of the 2 1/2" square and place up against the fold line of the card base with the point towards the bottom.
  20. Add adhesive to the top of the 2 1/2" square and fold the front of the card down to adhere the pieces.  When you open the card, the square will now pop open.
  21. Cut 2 pieces of DSP 2 1/4" x 2 1/4". Cut both in half from one point to another.  These pieces adhere to the left and right squares in the pop up - 1 piece above the score and the other piece below the score.
  22. Cut out 2 pieces of Basic White cardstock 2 1/4" x 2 1/4"
  23. Stamp sentiment on one piece using Calypso Coral ink.  Remember that this piece will be adhered as a diamond when you are stamping (see picture below).  Adhere to the bottom square.
  24. Stamp flowers using Calypso Coral ink and leaves using Old Olive ink

Isn't this a Wow!!!

So realistic - I stamped in Pale Papaya and then sponged on some Calypso Coral in a few spots before stamping

Check out my Youtube Video for tips and tricks to make a popup card. My video shows how to make the same card featuring the Pansy Patch Bundle, but the overall technique is the same. Maybe you just have to make both of them! Don't forget to subscribe to my Stamping with Melva YouTube Channel!


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Last Chance Products Sale

You can take advantage of the Last Chance Products Sale from the January to June Catalog!  This Mini Catalogue ends on June 30th and you can get some amazing discounts on some of the products that are retiring at the end of June!  Supplies are only available while supplies last!  Don't miss out.  You can check out the Last Chance List here.

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Hand-Penned Stamp Camp

Join me and some incredibly talented friends from the International Creativity Abounds Design Team on June 25th and 26th for our first stamp camp featuring the Hand-Penned Product Suite!
About this Event
Are you ready for 9 amazing projects featuring the Hand-Penned Suite?
Your Hand-Penned Stamp Camp includes:

  • The Hand-Penned Petals Bundle, Hand-Penned 12”x12” Designer Series Paper and Genial Gems!
  • Make and Takes* for 9 projects and an awesome PDF for you to follow along while creating
  • YouTube videos for each of the projects for your reference
  • Access to an exclusive FB group where additional LIVE presentations will be held during the 2 days weekend (you can watch later, as well)!
*Card stock will be prepped and ready for you with any of the die-cutting done that is not using your bundle.
*You will provide your own ink and adhesive and will use the Designer Series Paper and Genial Gems from your purchased suite.
*Your kit will include cardstock for you to stamp on, but you will do the die cutting.

I hope you join in the fun with us! This is such a beautiful product suite and you are going to love how versatile it is!
Registration ENDS June 12th and the Make-n-Take kit is estimated to ship by June 14th.
How do you register for the event?
Simply head to my Online Store and purchase the Hand-Penned Suite (Item 155503 - $90.50 or an equivalent amount of product $90.50 before shipping and taxes) if you’ve already got the suite. Note:  You need the suite to complete the make and takes!
Purchase the suite in my Online Store using the Host Code SNJARDMD and you’ll automatically be registered for the event! If you have other items you want to order you can simply add them on your Stamp Camp order and save on some shipping! By purchasing on this stamp camp host code you'll automatically be registered for the event.

Your Creativity Awaits

Do you love to craft and are you looking for a kit that ships directly to you each month with special perks each month? Then you will LOVE “YOUR CREATIVITY AWAITS”!  
With “Your Creativity Awaits”, each month you will receive an exclusive make and take kit (2 cards of 4 designs) plus a PDF Tutorial.  All for only $57 per month shipped directly to you or $53 local pick up.
Each month, the Design Team will choose one stamp set or bundle and design fun projects for you to create.  The stamp set is included in your kit. If you don't already own the dies or punch, you may add it to your kit or use what you have. 
  • Featured stamp set
  • 8 Cards (2 each of 4 different designs) - designed by Your Creativity Awaits Team
  • Exclusive Project tutorials you can follow along with to create your cards
  • Extra product (value will depend on the price of the stamp set)
 After 6 consecutive months of membership, you will receive a thank you of $25 product credit (before shipping and taxes) to spend on whatever you choose!
Your Creativity Awaits Kit Timelines
  • The upcoming kit information including supplies needed will be announced by the 15th of the previous month
  • Sign up must be done by the 2nd Sunday of the month
  • Kits will be shipped and tutorials emailed out by the 4th Tuesday of the month (subject to unforeseen delays in the shipment of product from Stampin’ Up!)


Shipped: $57 monthly
Porch Pick-up: $53 monthly
Available to Canadian Residents Only

June Kit features the Artistically Inked Stampset from the new Annual Catalogue
Add the Artistic Dies for $50 extra!

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    1. Just love this Melva. I'm going to have to give this a try

    2. Great card with a lovely surprise inside!

    3. Hi Melva, What a great card! I'm definitely going to have to try this in the future.


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