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Wicked Folds and the Pal’s Blog Hop

Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 in Uncategorized | 6 comments

2016badge-honeyWelcome to the Pals Blog Hop for October 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month our projects feature cards made using “wicked” folds. What is a “wicked” fold? It is anything other than the standard A2 card fold. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

I don’t normaly do a lot of different card folds.  So when preparing for the hop I did a google surch to find witch fold I wanted to make.  Well, there are so many different ideas!  I foud one that I really liked but, I could not really find any information about the particular fold.  After surching Google, I decided to go over to Splitcoast Stampers (where I should have started) to surch there imance galerys.  That’s when I stumbled across a tutorial by Dawn at Splitcoast Stampers.  Ah, that’s the fold I wanted.  So be sure to check out her tutorial.  And if you are like me, a visual learner, then the tutoral is for you.  She has great pictures and a video to show you exactly what to do.  Yeppie!!!

I thought about the paper I wanted to use.  I decided on By the Shore.

By The Shore

By The Shore

 The Designer Series Paper is perfect for the Pinwheel Fun Fold that I wanted to make.   The patern on each side would be showcased!  I paired this paper with the ovious choice, Seaside Shore Stamp Set.  On a side note, I love this paper paired with Real Red for Christmas Cards.

Seaside Shore

Seaside Shore

This is such a happy stamp set!


The Pinwheel Fun Fold makes a great little card that looks like a pinwheel or a pretty box top.   And when you add a “belly band” it just really pops.  I just love how easy this card was to make.  And I love that it brought to mind making pinwheels with my Granny.  We took origimi paper and made pinwheels for a family reunion.  It was great fun.  This card definatly remindes me of that day.


I so enjoyed making this card, I am adding it to my folder of templates.  Along with directions, and a few notes.  I adore how the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper shines with this card fold.  Buy the way, The Designer Series Paper is on sale right now.  Buy 3  and get one Free!!!  What a fablous deal!


When you open up the card, things get really special.

Hear are a few details:

  • You will need  Designer Series Paper of your choice, a bone folder, paper snips,  and the Simply Scored Board.
  • Cut down your paper to 8 by 8.
  • Score the paper like this ” mark the paper at 3″ from each corner. Align square panel on scoring board with opposite points up and down. Score down from each 3″ mark, using a ruler to ensure alignment with the groove.” (via directions on Splitcoast)  If you are so lucky as to have a digonal plate for your scoring board.  Use it and score at 3 inches.  Do this on all four sides
  • The next step is to cut away the small triangles where the score lines cross.  Do this on all four sides.
  • Score at 1 inch on each side.  Place the corner of the paper in the corner of the scoring board.  Do this on all four sides.
  • Next, just  fold and burnish on  the 1 inch score lines and the 3 inch score lines.
  • I glued down the 1 inch folds.
  • Then  fold like this “To create the Pinwheel Fold: Fold up bottom flap, then fold over the flap to the left (clockwise); repeat with 3rd flap (continuing clockwise) then, Fold over the last flap and tuck under the first flap (like folding a box).”  (via directions on Splitcoast)
  • All that is left is to add your belly band!

Still confused, Check out Dawn over at Splitcoast Stampers!  She makes it so simple!!!

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  3. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  4. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  5. Beth Fairweather at Beth Fairweather Designs
  6. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  7. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  8. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  9. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  10. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  11. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  12. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  13. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  14. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  15. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  16. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  17. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  18. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  19. Staci Rivera at Clever Bow Tie Designs
  20. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  21. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts

Here is the Supply List:

  • Stamp Sets:  Seaside Shore
  • Paper:  By The Shore, Dapper Denim, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, and Whisper White
  • Dies: Layering Circles
  • Other: Simply Scored Board, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Stampin’ Trimmer

Don’t forget that the Designer Series Paper is on sale.  A perfect time to stock up!  So you can make Pinwheel Fun Fold Cards to your hearts content!!!wp-1475875052317.png


Thank you for sticking with me!  I know you are enjoying all the wonderful projects along the blog hop!  I hope that you will leave lots of love along the way…

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

Much Love,


Happy Mail and Designer Series Paper Sale

Posted by on Oct 7, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Saturday when I went to the mail, I had three wonderful hand made cards in the mail.  Happy Dance!!!  I just love getting fun mail.  Expecially, hand made cards.  They just chere the world up.  One of the cards was from Shannon West.  She began a # movement called #imbringingbirthdaysback  She wanted to make birthday’s special and more than just a Facebook happy birthday.  Though, I really loved all my facebook birthday wishes.  It was nice to receive a card from Shannon and others.  My card was #1593 .  Yes, she has sent over 1500 cards this year.  I think her goal was to send 2000 cards.  Wow!!  I can not even imagine :>

The butterfly has Wink of Stella on it.  So it shimmers so beautifully…  I really love the triangle background that is from a past Paper Pumpkin.   Maybe one day we will have dies like this.  Stampin’ gods are you lissinging???  Maybe a set triangles, circles, squares…I know I’m not asking for to much….

The second card is from a Stamping friend over at Momo Makes. Imagene is a very talented stamper.  I know you want to check her creative style out at Mono Makes. She used a stamp set that I don’t have. But, after seeing what Imagene created I’m definitely wanting it! The drive-in marquee is fantastic

This bold stamp makes it so easy to make  quick and easy yet, amazing cards.  

The third card is from a dear friend and one of my team members. Her cards appear here on my blog from time to time. Kim also, has a great stamping style.  The simplicity of her card is really pretty. She set such a wonderful scene  with the swing, pillows, and cat. 

If you have not heard Stampin’ Up! is having a Designer Series Paper sale.  Just so that you know, paper stacks and Specialty Designed Series Paper are not included in the sale. This is a perfect time to stock up on all your favorite papers!!!  

I have been busy making cards and working towards my first Pop-Up class through Meet Up.  These classes will be set up like a card buffet.  The main thing to know is that these classes are only available to Westside Paper Creations Meet Up group.  You can join the group at Meet Up

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope your Friday was fabulous! Happy Crafting and Much Love


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