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Friday, July 19, 2024

Fun Fold Friday- Attention Shoppers Gift Card Z Fold


Fun Fold Friday with the Attention Shoppers Gift Card Holder with a Z fold to open! 
This was the 2nd most popular bundle that was voted for me to make a Fun Fold with! It truly is a fun bundle with lots of possibilities! 

To open it up, you just pull on the front of the Z fold and it reveals the center where the pocket for the gift card holder is and the back where you can write a message. 

The pocket for the gift card is super easy to make with the Designer Series Paper. 
My favorite adhesive to use to make the pocket is Stampin' UP! Tear Tape. 

The cute little gift bags are super fun to make with DSP to create images on the bag. Watch video to get all of the tips. 

This card could be used for Birthdays, Teachers, as a Thank You card, and so much more! I left my inside blank until I know who I will send this card to with a gift card of fun! 


Coastal Cabana: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", 4 1/4" x 9" scored @ 3 & 6
Basic White: 2 3/4" x 4"
2 1/2" x 3 3/4"
3" x 6" (bags)
Smoky Slate: 2 3/4" x 4", 4" x 4" (die cut cart)
Basic Gray: 2" x 3"
Basic Black: 2" x 3"
DSP: 4" x 5 1/4"
2 7/8" x 3"
(3) 2" x 2" scraps 

  1. Measure, score and cut your paper. 
  2. Die cut the shopping cart from the Smoky Slate. Die cut the wheels for the cart with Basic Gray. 
  3. Stamp 3 gift bags onto the Basic White with Memento Ink. Die cut bags out. Stamp 3 gift bags onto the DSP with the Memento Ink. Fussy cut the DSP out and glue to the Basic White bag (see video or look at image above). Use Stampin' Blends to color the tissue paper. 
  4. Heat emboss the "treat yourself" with Versamark, Heat Tool, White embossing Powder, and Basic Black paper. Cool, and then fussy cut out. 
  5. Use a circle punch to make a notch along the 2 7/8" side of the DSP. Use Tear Tape to attach it to the middle of the Z fold part. 
  6. Glue the DSP to the 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" Coastal Cabana. 
  7. Glue the Basic White to the far right of the Z fold. Glue the Smoky Slate matte to the Basic White and glue on the cart (see video for tips), the gift bags, and use dimensionals to attach the "treat yourself". Glue to the front of the Z fold. 
  8. Glue the Z fold to the center of the DSP/Coastal Cabana. 
  9. Embellish with Shimmer Gems on front and gift bag inside. 


Happy Stampin' Everyone!!!

Thursday, July 18, 2024

Demo Swaps- 5 Different Z Folds


The Demo Swappers group made some great
 Z Fold cards for July's Swaps! 
Above is my *card and you can learn how to make it 
when you click HERE.

Rules for July's Swap: 
-Use a color from the Neutrals Color Family
-Must be a Z Fold
-Have something heat embossed
-With a "Get Well" theme

The results were amazing! Everyone made a different style of Z fold! Check out the name of the stamper below each card with a link to the stamp set they used to create it! 

By Cheryl Holden
DSP Z Fold

By Natalie Woll
Horizonal Z Fold

 By Marjeen Nation
Mini Z Fold

By Cindy Hafner
Double Z Fold

*My card is a Window Z Fold 

Video Short

Happy Stampin' Everyone!!!

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

New at SU Blog Hop- Going For Gold


Welcome to the NEW AT SU! Blog hop! We are a group of StampinUp! Independent Demonstrators from around the world who are full of creative paper crafting ideas to share with you and get you crafting! Today we are sharing ways you can use Stampin' UP!'s Metallic Line of Products!

Going For Gold

With the Summer Olympics this year I thought it would be fun to feature some of Stampin' UP!s GOLD products. Because gold means the BEST and I think when Gold elements are used, it truly takes paper crafting to the next level of greatness! 

Stampin' UP! has an amazing assortment of Gold products! For this card I used:
Season of Green & Gold Specialty DSP
Gold & Silver Trim Combo Pack
Gold Foil

I also used an Online Exclusive (OE) stamp set called Greetings of the Season. This came out in July and was perfect timing for my Christmas in July Stamp Camp event. 

Don't stop here! Keep this blog hop going by clicking on the links below! 

I am happy to answer any questions about the techniques shown here! Please contact your StampinUp! demonstrator to make a product purchase. If you do not have a demonstrator, you can use the links below to order products from me or join my team.

You can stamp with me each month when you join my Card Class Club! Click HERE for more details!


Join my Stampin' UP! Team, Royal Hearts Stampers, in the USA! 
My team is a real "winner" and are there to support you in your stampin' journey! 
Click HERE to put items into your starter kit!  

Happy Stampin' Everyone!!!

Fun Fold Friday- Attention Shoppers Gift Card Z Fold

  Fun Fold Friday with the Attention Shoppers Gift Card Holder with a Z fold to open!   This was the 2nd most popular bundle that was voted ...