Tuesday, August 16, 2011

SUDSOL BLOG TOUR, Fabulous Fun & Fancy Folds...

SUDSOL - Try the FREE Trial!I am SO excited to be participating in the SUDSOL Blog Tour #6!  SUDSOL (Simply Unique Demonstrators Sharing On Line) is an online community of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.  I have only been a member of SUDSOL since the beginning of the year, but I love all the fabulous resources available to me and I use it almost every day!  Their Creative Library has an extensive samples gallery, video tutorials, patterns and templates.  Members also have access to lots of great business articles, forms and class outlines.

I know that many of my readers are Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  If you are a demonstrator and are not already of member of SUDSOL, please consider taking advantage of the FREE two-week trial.  Just CLICK HERE.  Once you sign up for your FREE trial, be sure to stop by my gallery:  MarieStamps.  You will find the patterns for all of my Fancy Fold cards in the Patterns Library as well:  Twisted Easel CardCenter Step CardDiamond Fold Card.  Check it out today!

The idea of the SUDSOL Blog Tour is not to do "Art Show" quality projects.  Instead, the group likes projects that are easily demonstratable at workshops and classes.  These are the type of projects that demonstrators find most useful.  Towards that end, my projects show different fold techniques, while keeping the designs very simple.  I hope you enjoy my projects!

The first card I have for you is also the easiest fold.  It is a Twisted Easel Card.  It again uses one of my favorite new stamps, the Sunflower.  I just love the fine lines in this image.  The sentiment, from the Hostess set Faith in Nature, seemed a natural fit with the Sunflower.  And I had to include some of the yummy new Scallop Dots Ribbon - my favorite from the new catalog!

  • Stamp Sets – Sunflower (#123606,  $17.95), Faith in Nature (Hostess)
  • Card Stock – More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Naturals Ivory
  • Ink – More Mustard Classic, More Mustard & Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Markers
  • Ribbon – Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots (#124142, $7.95)
  • Punches – Ticket Corner (#119867 $6.95)
  • Accessories – Antique Brads (#117273, $5.95)
  • Tools – Paper Trimmer with Scoring Blade, Paper Piercer & Mat, Sponge Daubers
You can find general directions HERE, but demonstrators trying out SUDSOL, can see my full tutorial with pictures HERE.

The second card is a Center Step Card.   For this card, I used the new Sweets for the Sweet stamp set.  It is such a cute set.  I stamped and cut out two different pinwheels.  Then I assembled them with Stampin' Dimensionals between each layer and the card.  The Just Add Cake DSP is the perfect touch of fun for this whimsical card. 

  • Stamp Sets – Sweets for the Sweet (W#122510 $25.95, C#122512 $18.95), Perfect Words (Hostess or Stampin' Rewards)
  • Card Stock – Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Whisper White, Just Add Cake DSP
  • Ink – Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, So Saffron Classic, Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker
  • Punches – Modern Label (#119849, $16.95)
  • Accessories – Silver Brads (#104336, $6.95), Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430, $3.95)
  • Tools – Paper Trimmer with Scoring Blade, Big Shot, Ovals Die (#114525, $15.95), Punch Windows Movers & Shapers Dies (#115953, $29.95), Piercer & Mat, Sponge Daubers
You can find my tutorial for the Center Step Card here:  Love Birds 60th Anniversary Center Step Card and my full pdf tutorial on SUDSOL HERE.

The third card is a Diamond Fold Card.  This card is a little more complicated in the scoring and folding, but once you have done one or two, you will find it quite easy.  You hold it flat when inserting it into the envelope.  When the recipient pulls the card from the envelope, it "explodes" up.  For this card, I used the very popular Flirtatious Specialty DSP and Delicate Doilies Stamp Set from the new catty along with the new Melon Mambo Embossing Powder. 

Here is a picture of how it looks flat (before embellishing):

  • Stamp Sets – Delicate Doilies (W#122590 $21.95, C#122592 $16.95)
  • Card Stock – Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Flirtatious Specialty DSP
  • Ink – Wisteria Wonder Classic, VersaMark
  • Accessories – Basic Pearls Jewel Accents (#119247, $4.95), Melon Mambo Stampin' Emboss Powder (#123223, $4.75)
  • Tools – Paper Trimmer with Scoring Blade, Heat Tool, Ruler, Sponge Daubers
You can find my full pdf tutorial with pictures on SUDSOL HERE.

Be sure to check back tomorrow for a fourth fun fold card, a Telescoping Circle Card!  I will have the full tutorial for that card tomorrow as well.  I hope you enjoyed my Fun & Fancy Fold Cards!


  1. These are great project ideas Marie ... and thanks for sharing them with us on SUDSOL!

    Leanne Gorsuch
    SUDSOL Patterns & Templates Librarian
    Lazy Day Stamper

  2. Great cards, I love fancy folds. I especially love you pinwheel card!!

  3. Love fancy folds! All your projects are fantastic! thanks for inspiring and sharing!

  4. Super cute projects! I am relatively new to fancy folds but would love to give these a try! Thanks for sharing your creativity!


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