Pals Blog Hop: Wicked Folds Birthday Card


Welcome to the Pals October 2017 Blog Hop featuring some very “Wicked Folds”. Thank you so much for joining us today. Sit back and enjoy the view while the Stampin’ Pretty Pals treat you with their wickedly folded projects. Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

My “wicked fold” birthday card began with a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Rich Razzleberry card stock.  It’s scored twice on the short distance with my Stampin’ Trimmer, 2 3/4″ from each end and folded in.

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  • Measuring up!  Each side on the front is layered with Lemon Lime Twist (2 1/2″ x 4″) and Whisper White (2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″).

    Create this simple fold birthday card using Stampin' Up! Happiest of Days Stamp Set - StampinUp Mary Fish

  • A removable 2″ wide belly band turns the card into a gift with potential for a personal message inside! 
  • To create the belly band, I cut Whisper White card stock to 2” x 11” and the Rich Razzleberry to 1 1/2” x 11”.  I added one score at 2 3/4” and then set the card in place to determine the second score (other side).  The second score needs a little bit more room in order to stretch around the card (and depends on how thick I have made it.  The sentiment rectangle covers the ends of the belly band that are just short of meeting in the middle.

    Create this simple fold birthday card using Stampin' Up! Happiest of Days Stamp Set - StampinUp

  • More vavoom for the bloom!  I stamped, colored, snipped and layered the large rose (with a Stampin’ Dimensional) over the small rose that is part of the “birthday wishes’ sentiment (Stampin’ Up! Happiest of Days Stamp Set).

    Happiest of Days – Images © Stampin’ Up!

  • COMING SOON!  I used 2 shades of Rich Razzleberry from the soon- to-be released Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Blends Markers to add rich, blended color to the rose. 

  • Three Black Rhinestones add a subtle tone on tone bling in the corners.
  • Layering Ovals Framelits Dies are an essential for creating frames (Lemon Lime Twist) and oval windows!
  • Just a note . . . Lemon Lime Twist is a “bear” to photograph.  It’s showing far more yellow than it actually is.  In “real life,” it’s modern and beautiful mixed with Rich Razzleberry.

Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on November 8, 2017. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment.





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  1. Beautiful card. Love the colors.

  2. Denise Ferguson

    I think belly bands are very eye catching, and yours certainly caught mine! Such a pretty card! Thank you for sharing it with us.

  3. Denise Ferguson

    I can’t find the blog hop list. Can you tell me where to look? Thank you.

  4. No blog hop list?

  5. I love the beauty of the belly band. I adore that stamp set.

  6. Jennifer Michalski

    Lovely colors on this wickedly folded card 🙂 I am going to try this technique for sure. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Debbie Crowlely

    Mary, such a pretty and fun card. I love the colors, the rose, the belly band, the sentiment…. the card! Thank you.

  8. Kadie in Arizona

    I’m telling you Mary……..this is one WICKED WILD FUN kind of card. Your folding technique on this card is fabulous. Thanks for sharing!

  9. A beautiful card, Mary! I love your color choices and that belly band is a wowzer!

  10. I couldn’t wait to see your card, Mary, after your tease yesterday. It’s wonderful! Love the wide belly band!

  11. Such a beautiful combination of colors! This is a wonderful card, Mary!

  12. Wow! What imaginations. The many, varied, and really creative techniques used to produce the October cards are amazing!

  13. Oooooh my , love the colorings, MsMary your such a lovely painter,
    Love that card and belly band , wooohoooo, BEAUITFUL
    Hugs Frenchie ♥️

  14. Rae Harper-Burnet

    Thoroughly modern Mary! Truly wicked!

  15. Beth McCullough

    So pretty Mary!

  16. So pretty! I love belly bands!!!!

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