Fresh Freesia in a Fun Fold to Showcase its Beauty!

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The new In Colors are always eagerly anticipated in the paper crafting world, and the 2021-2023 In Colors have been unveiled.  Normally, I have to warm up to at least one of the new In Colors.  This year, I fell in love with them all at first sight!

For today's card making idea I'm sharing a fun fold featuring Fresh Freesia which I demonstrated on my weekly Teach Me Tuesday Facebook Live on Tuesday's at 2PM CT.  You can see the video of that presentation by clicking below.  I shared how Fresh Freesia compares with all other current Stampin' Up! purples and then showed how to make this simple but sweet fun fold card.  

Be sure to like my page which allows you to set notifications/reminders so you catch me when I go live every Tuesday and Thursday @ 2PM CT.  We have fun together and everything is recorded.

My In Color Club allows you to add the new In Colors to your crafting collection while staying in your budget.

Click here for full details of my In Color club.  You can register to hold a spot in my In Color Club.  No money is changing hands right now--you are simply making a reservation.  



Simply Succulents With New In Colors

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I'm in love with every single one of the new In Colors and am so pleased to share today's card featuring two of them:  Soft Succulent and Fresh Freesia.   Welcome to the April installment of the Maui Achiever's Blog Hop where you will find achieving demonstrators from across the globe sharing our creativity.  You are at Candy Rattray,, and the complete list of blog hoppers is below.  Just scroll down to see to help you know where you have been and where you want to go next:)

Today's card is actually a case of a similar card I made for my April Cards With a Twist Class by Mail featuring Simply Succulents.  I love a good layout and switching it up a bit is super fun!

New catalog products I used are:

  • Soft Succulent Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Fresh Freesia Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon
  • Fresh Freesia Cardstock
  • Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper


Simply Succulents bundle made its debut in the January - June Mini Catalog.  Although it's in the new annual catalog (yay!!!), it is not at a bundle price.  Make sure you get it before the end of June to save that 10% with the bundle price.  I've listed and linked all the current products below.  The new catalog products are not yet available, so there are no links to them yet:(

Be sure to like my page where I go live every Tuesday and Thursday at 2PM CT.  I would love to have you join us for positive, creative stamping fun!  Now, be sure to click on the next link for more creative inspiration from our blog hop!



#simplestamping with To a Wild Rose in Polished Pink

On today's Facebook Live I introduced the new In Color Polished Pink.  It's a clear pink, a true pink, a bit like bubblegum or cotton candy.  I went with monochromatic to keep the focus on Polished Pink.  This is a great card idea for To a Wild Rose--retiring and discounted--stamp set.  The dies are deeply (crazily) discounted!  Run to the online store to get Wild Rose dies before they are gone!

Click on my YouTube video to see my process taking a #simplestamping card and then stepping it up with Wild Rose dies and tulle ribbon.  Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you don't miss anything!  Just click here. 




Peekaboo Fun Fold with Floral Essence

For today's Teach Me Tuesday weekly Facebook Live (2PM CT at I shared several teaching points:

  • How to CASE a card
  • How to color ribbon with Stampin' Blends
  • How to make a peekaboo fun fold card aka peekaboo window card

I used several items on the Last Chance List that are also discounted in price:

  1. Floral Essence photopolymer stamp set
  2. Gold 3/8" Metallic Ribbon
  3. Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper

Although I did not use the coordinating Perennial Essence punch on today's project, it is also deeply discounted in price (while supplies last through May 3rd).  You can get the stamp set and coordinating punch for under $18 which is the regular price of the punch alone!  I love a good bargain, and this is definitely that:)


Click here for my free download, the Inspiration Sheet for today's project with measurements and supply list. And be sure to like my page and set your notifications so you can join my twice weekly Facebook Lives @ 2PM CT.  They are interactive and I love to do virtual designing with my audience!

I've saved the demonstration to my YouTube channel below.  You can subscribe to my channel here.


How to Make A Fun Fold Card

Today's share is a Fun Fold Card plus a Rooted in Nature card idea.  I love the versatility of Rooted in Nature.  But oftentimes we think of fall and winter cards when using Rooted in Nature.  I wanted to make a summery card to showcase the versatility of Rooted in Nature.  Misty Moonlight and the awesome Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper were the perfect tools to make my vision come about.

This was my Teach Me Tuesday Facebook Live creation, and it was fun to make and popular with my audience:)  I love that you cut up your card base and then use the pieces to make the fun fold card--somewhat like putting together a puzzle.  

Here are a few features of today's card:

  • I'm showcasing retiring products, so if you want any of these items, get them quickly!
  • Rooted in Nature is perfect for ANY SEASON!
  • Whisper White ink gives a lovely soft, chalk-like effect.
  • This fun-fold is a great showcase for gorgeous DSP:  Flowers for Every Season has so many beautiful choices!

Be sure to click on my video to see how to make the fun fold.  Click here for the free downloadable Inspiration Sheet with measurements and supply list. 




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