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4 500pxl Fun Fold Endless B-day Wishes

Good Monday morning!  I had an exciting weekend.  I was getting ready for a group of fellow demonstrators (aka, lovely ladies) to come and gab, laugh and stamp at my house tonight.  We have started a monthly Shoe Box Swap get together.  A different person hosts each month and each person brings a project for everyone else to make and a snack.  Stamping and munchies…..Yum!!!  AND I got a “new to me” car yesterday (Sunday).  It’s been a long time coming, my old card was a 2000 Red Chevy Blazer.  We did keep her for everyday, messy stuff, but my new daily driver is a Black 2015 Subaru Forester.  She’s very peppy, comfy and gets terrific gas mileage.  Woohoo!  There are so many new gadgets I have to get accustom to, it will take me a while to get settled.  I feel guilty giving up Red but it was time.  I’m going to miss her but at least I get to see her every day.  Lol!

Today’s post is the the third of five designs we made in my monthly card class, a Fun Fold that I saw on Kirsteen Gill’s website a few months ago. One of my card class ladies showed me Kirsteen’s card on Pinterest and I said I’ve been toying with that fun fold card.  So that was how this fun card started.  I also incorporated three design elements….obviously, the Fun Fold, a masculine design and using the Holiday Designer Series Paper Season of Cheer in a non-Holiday design.

CARD BASE:  The base is Pool Party.  I just looked at Kirsteen’s many pics and came up with my dimensions.  The finished card is 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ and uses an 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of cardstock for the folded base.  I layered Mossy Meadow and Whisper White on the front and inside (aka, writing area).  Oops, I almost forgot that I wanted nice clean edges for the front opening so I used the Squares Collection Framelits to get a nice opening without any overcuts.

FOCAL POINT:  I decided to go with multiple sized stars, very gender neutral.  I challenged myself to use the Holiday Designer Series Paper – Season of Cheer in a non-Holiday way.  The blue and white stripe was pretty easy to select, but I decided to use the back side as well.  It is Mossy Meadow leaves with blue berries.  With the design being large and the Medium Star small enough it looks like a random design.  Sweet!  I also used various sizes of Pool Party, Mossy Meadow and Glimmer Dazzling Diamonds stars, layering and placing for a Type “A” random-ness.  Lol!!!

SENTIMENT:  I decided to go with the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set because it went well with the watercolor look Designer Series Paper.  I stamped onto Whisper White with Momento Tuxedo Black.  I did fussy cut the “hooray” and popped with Stampin’ Dimensionals to give a dimension (and of course height).

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you have a great Monday!


  • STAMP:  Endless Birthday Wishes
  • PAPER:  Pool Party, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White, Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper, Glimmer Dazzling Diamonds
  • INK:  Momento Tuxedo Black
  • ACCESSORIES:  Punches–Medium Star, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (Star); Framelits–Stars, Squares Collection


Sparkly Hugs, Carol

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