Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Inking Royalty's September Blog Hop

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 Welcome to Inking Royalty's September Blog Hop! This month's blog hop is dedicated to leaves. As the weather begins to cool, the leaves begin to change colors and fall from the trees. We are excited to share our creations and hope you love them! After you read my post, I hope you'll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

I recently came across a sketch for a double card fun fold from Alisa at the Call Me Crafty Al Youtube channel and I thought it was really a very neat sketch. It is not at all hard to make but I think it makes a big impact. Here is my card.

First you need to pick out three patterns from a collection of Designer Series Paper. For my card I used two patterns from Stampin' Up!'s Texture Chic, one with a leaf pattern and one a geometric design plus a piece of the coordinating Distressed Gold paper. This Distressed Gold paper is wonderful and can be used in all kinds of papercrafting situations.

Next you will need to choose and cut your cardstock. I used Stampin' Up!'s Blushing Bride (Stampin' Up! lists Petal Pink for the pink color used in the Texture Chic paper but I thought Blushing Bride was the best match for the specific pink panel that I used in my card). I cut a sheet of 8.5 X 11 in half along the long axis giving me a 4.5"X9.75" piece and then scored and folded it at 4.5". Then I cut a piece 3.5"X8.5" and scored and folded it in half at 4.25". You now have two cards, a large one and a small one. See the sketch below.

I then decorated the inside of the large card with a 4"X5.25" piece of Distressed Gold and the front of the large card with a 4"X4" piece from the Texture Chic collection. I then attached a different piece of 3"X4" DSP to the front of the small card. You should note that the small card opens with the fold on the right so that the front of that card might not be exactly where you expect it to be. Notice the front of the small card on my finished card above.     

Now you want to put the two cards together. To do that you add adhesive to the back of the small card and center it in the middle of the Distressed Gold piece.  

For my sentiment I choose Wishing You the Happiest of Birthdays from the Charming Sentiments photopolymer stamp set. I stamped it with Versamark ink on to a piece of Pool Party cardstock and embossed with Stampin' Up! Gold Embossing Powder. I decided not to use the coordinating dies to cut out the sentiment because when I did try that I felt that the gold embossing did not pop the way I had hoped so I just used a retired label die but you could just cut the piece in a rectangle.

Once you have finished the card you can add a piece of Basic White cardstock to the inside on the small card to write your message. You can also add more Basic White to the right and left pieces on the inside if you want more places to write a message.

Here is the video explaining how I made this card.  I hope you try one.


Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you'll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink. There's lots of inspiration to be found in this group - and you don't want to miss it! 

 comments and would love to hear what you think of the Double Card Fun Fold.


Thank you for hopping along with us.  If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

    1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
    2. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
    3. Lynn Kolcun at Avery's Owlery
    4. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
    5. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
    6. Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ
    7. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
    8. Jessica Atchison at Stampin with the Atchisons
    9. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
    10. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
    11. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
    12. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
    13. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp