Fun Fold Thoughtful Expressions Card

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This elegant Fun Fold Thoughtful Expressions Card was created using the Thoughtful Expressions Bundle by Stampin’ Up! This Bundle will quickly become your go-to Bundle for creating cards that genuinely speak from the heart. With it’s beautiful sentiments and gorgeous artistic images, plus the coordinating dies, this bundle will inspire you to add a personalized touch to your handmade cards.

Fun Fold Thoughtful Expressions Card featuring flowers in orange and green, with an "enjoy your day" sentiment and butterfly embellishments.

For this card, I went with a very simple paper from the Poetic Expressions Designer Paper and then paired that with a bright color combination. If you’d prefer to more subtle color palette, make sure you check out my Color Combination Library.

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From the delicate details of the hummingbird and flowers to the stylish die-cut frames, every element of this bundle works together to elevate your card-making. Whether you’re a seasoned paper crafter or a brand new papercrafter, you’re going to love how easy this fun fold it to create. Perfect for any occasion, this fun fold is sure to dazzle!

How To Make This Card

Project Skill Level: Worker Bee

Worker Bee projects are designed for the crafter who has a bit more time and enjoys creating a handmade card that features a technique or tool. In many cases, a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine is required for die-cutting and/or embossing.

Cardstock Measurements:

  • Calypso Coral Cardstock: 5-1/2” x 11”
  • Calypso Coral Cardstock: 1” x 9”
  • Basic White Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Poetic Expressions Paper: 1-3/4” x 5-1/4” (2 pieces)
  • Poetic Expressions Paper: 1” x 5-1/4” (2 pieces)
  • Calypso Coral Cardstock: 4” x 4”
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3-1/2” x 3-1/2”
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Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Score the Calypso Coral Cardstock at 1-1/4”, 3-3/8”, 7-5/8” and 9-3/4”.  Fold in (Valley Fold) at 3-3/8” and 7-5/8” score lines, and fold out (Mountain Fold) at 1-4/” and 9-3/4” score lines.
  2. Adhere the 4” x 5-1/4” piece of Basic White cardstock inside the card.
  3. Adhere the 1” pieces of Poetic Expressions Paper on the outside flaps and the 1-3/4” pieces of Poetic Expressions Paper on the inside flaps.
  4. To create your belly band, score one end of the 1” x 9” Calypso Coral cardstock at 2-3/8”.  Place the left side of the card at the score line and fold around the card, adhering together at the front of the card.  Make sure you burnish well for crip fold lines.
  5. Fun the 4” and 3-1/2” pieces of Calypso Coral and Basic White cardstock through the Cut & Emboss Machine and cut out the dies from the Thoughtful Expressions Bundle dies.
  6. Stamp the sentiment at the top of the White die-cut using Black Memento ink.  Stamp the flowers below the sentiment using the same ink. 
  7. Color in flowers/leaves using the Calypso Coral and Lemon Lime Twist Blends.  Adhere the White die-cut to the Calypso Coral Die-cut and adhere to the Belly Band using Adhesive.
  8. To finish, add several of the Brass Butterfly as desired.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you’d like more detailed directions on how to make this card, feel free to email me.  Be sure to give this card sketch idea a try and mail it to a friend who is celebrating something!  It’s so fun to make a card, but it’s even more fun to send!  #makeacardsendacard 
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