Really Robin Stamps Giving Back Opportunity

Two things happened this week that dictated some unexpected thought processes and shifted gears for me mentally.  The first thing that happened is that Stampin’ Up! had a day of service within the company on 9/16 to focus on giving back to their community with the theme of heart health.  You may have noticed on page 5 of the Aug-Dec Mini Catalog a stamp set called, Strong of Heart. Stampin’ Up! has created this stamp set with heart health in mind and is committed to donating $3 from the sale of each Strong of Heart stamp set to support heart health. Brilliant.  

I was already thinking about how to incorporate this stamp set into my weekly crafting and purpose when we received some sad news (this is the second thing that happened). My mother in law was told she has breast cancer again, fifteen years after having it and beaten it before. To compound the dismay, her sister has received the exact return diagnosis last month. It is overwhelming really.

This prompted me with an idea to be able to do something in a small way that I know will give me purpose, but I hope will be a blessing to YOU also.  My Papercrafting Playdate this week was planned and ready to showcase a Patchwork Stack & Cut method of card making, and I shifted my designs to align with the idea of making cards to give to those afflicted with diagnoses of any kind.  I like the idea of being able to either give encouragement through a card or to help others to be encouragers – well both really. There are so many diagnoses or disorders that coordinate with pink, yellow and green ribbons and I’m sharing a few that hit home for me personally.

Pink Ribbon Awareness: Breast Cancer, Health Care workers

Green Ribbon Awareness: Depression, Mental Health, Bipolar, Organ Donation & Transplant, Bone Marrow, Leukemia

Yellow or Gold Ribbon Awareness: Our troops, Suicide prevention, Adoption, Bladder Cancer, Childhood Cancer (Neuroblastoma)

I would like to make monetary donations in my local community towards both heart health to support Stampin Up!’s commitment and also to breast cancer and YOU can help me.  I am offering you the opportunity to earn a  Patchwork Stack & Cut Card Kit from me with a qualifying $40 purchase from now until September 30th. My goal with this idea is to encourage you to earn the kit, and make the cards so that you can encourage others with your words.  These cards don’t have to be made specifically for a cause or awareness of something in particular, just send them to someone who needs encouragement of any kind or give the set as a gift to someone who is already a fantastic encourager that will use the cards.  

Patchwork Stack & Cut Card Kit – makes 5 cards

  • 5 card bases in the color your choose (Magenta Madness, Just Jade, Bumblebee)
  • 5 Basic White cardstock at  4” x 5 1/4”
  • 4 pieces of patterned paper at 4” x 5 1/4”
  • 1 piece of Basic Gray cardstock at 4” x 5 1/4”
  • 15” of coordinating ribbon
  • 5 rhinestones
  • 5 punched Basic White shapes (you pick hearts, ovals or labels)
  • 5 punched Basic Black shapes (you pick hearts, ovals or labels)

To complete your cards you will need to have: paper cutter, adhesive, and greetings.

To earn this kit you need to place an order of $40* or more using hostess code KCXXYJZJ by 9/30.

Once you place your qualifying order I will email to ask you how you want your kit customized: Which color cardstock and which punched shapes? 

Kits will be available by Oct 11th. 

*It is important to remember that the Sale-a-bration sale is in effect until 9/30 as well so if you haven’t already earned a free item you can do that by spending $10 more.

Thank you for helping me with this give back opportunity – Robin

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Patchwork Stack & Cut Cards

I have a great pattern for you today, and it has three features that usually cause a papercrafter’s ears to perk up 😺.

  • #1 – The pattern is easy. ✔️
  • #2 – It uses lots of patterned paper. ✔️
  • #3 – It makes multiple cards at the same time.✔️

AND it is fun to make! I guess that is four features. The idea behind this design is taken from a similar quilting technique where you stack multiple papers together to cut into the design shapes, mix and match the paper patterns, and reassemble to create a patchwork effect. Let’s walk through the steps to create these cards together.

Patchwork Stack & Cut Cards

You can watch the video tutorial from my Facebook live and download the written directions to help you make these cards.

Papercrafting Playdate #33 – Patchwork Stack & Cut Cards

Supplies Needed

  • 4” x 5 1/4” – 5 different patterned papers/cardstock/ specialty paper
  • 4” x 5 1/4” Basic White or copy paper (optional)
  • 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” cardstock for card bases – cut 5
  • cardstock scraps for punched focal points
  • Ribbon and embellishment
  • Embossing folder of choice

Directions for Cutting the DSP

  1. Use an embossing folder to emboss the 4” x 5 1/4”  piece of cardstock.
  2. With all 5 sheets layered together and patterns vertical (if you want), make the first cut at 2-3/4” along the 4” edge so that you have 2-3/4”x 5-1/4” and 1-1/2”x 5-1/4”  piles of pieces. Set the 1-1/2” pile aside.
  3. Turn the pile of 2-3/4”x 5-1/4” pieces horizontally and cut at 3” along the long side and then again at at 1/2”.  Set these 3 piles aside keeping the patterns in the same order.
  4. Turn the pile of 1-1/2”x 5-1/4” pieces and cut at 2” along the long side.
Working clockwise around the piles start with the top right pile, Pile B, and shuffle the top paper to the bottom of the pile.

Now it’s time to shuffle the piles to make assembling the card fronts easier.

Shuffle the top two papers to the bottom for pile C.
Shuffle three papers to the bottom for pile D. See how this works?
And lastly shuffle four papers for Pile E. Now all the piles should have a different paper on the top of each pile.
Take the top paper from each pile and attach to a piece of Basic White card stock; reassembling the pieces like patchwork.😄
Attach patchwork to a card base.
Add a sentiment element using punched shapes, ribbon and a bit of bling.

The great thing about this pattern is that you have total control over the measurements of the cuts and rectangle sizes. You can choose how many pieces of patterned paper you use. A good rule of thumb is to make the number of piles/sections equal to the number of different pieces of patterned paper/cardstock/specialty paper and that number matches how many cards will be produces.

# of piles = # of paper = # of cards made

Here is an example of the same pattern but I took out the cut #3 (1/2″) so that there were only 4 sections/piles. This meant that I only used 4 pieces of patterned paper and this produced 4 cards.

Here is a sneak peek at the Patchwork Stack & Cut technique used with angled cuts instead of rectangles. This is similar to a crazy quilt pattern.

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Go grab some patterned paper, stack it up and then chop it! You will be on your way to not only an enjoyable crafting time, but also making a bunch of cards in the process. Enjoy! – Robin

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Fall Color Ink-spiration

If we open our eyes and take the time to look around us we can find unlimited color inspiration for our art. As we head into the fall season I think there is the opportunity to be inspired by incredible colors. Join me for a fall color journey inspired by clothing and home decor items that I’ve come across lately.

Take a color journey with me by watching my latest Papercrafting Playdate Facebook Live video and download the pdf for your own color combinations.

Papercrafting Playdate #32

It all started with a shirt from Kohl’s….I found a cute plaid shirt that I had to have and a few matching T-shirts to go with it. Then I found a sweater, and just like that I added some new fall pieced to my wardrobe. I think when you are a card maker you think and dream in the colors of cardstock that you have. So I set off on a quest to find new non-traditional color combinations based on what I was seeing in the stores and here is what I came up with. The cards I’ve created are very simple – using only ink, paper and stamps. My first color combination is: Petal Pink, Merry Merlot, Cinnamon Cider and Very Vanilla.

Very quickly I discovered (in my color quest) that I wanted all of my projects to include the In Color Cinnamon Cider. This essential medium brown color is practically perfect in every way and looks amazing with all of my fall color combinations. The picture on the left shows all the items currently available in the fabulous Cinnamon Cider color. The picture on the right shows how you can make/color other essential card elements in Cinnamon Cider to match your projects. Did you know you can color ribbon, rhinestones, vellum, and Glimmer paper with ink or Stampin’ Blends?

Next up is the fun sweater which inspired the next color combination: Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry, Blushing Bride and Cinnamon Cider.

Nature’s Harvest Bundle

Lastly, I was blown away by some craft store inspiration to come up with my third color combination: Pumpkin Pie, Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent, and Cinnamon Cider.

Hand-Penned Bundle

Once I started playing with these color combinations I had a hard time stopping the creativity that came rushing at me. Take a look at the other stamp sets I used with my color combinations.

Thank you for taking this color journey with me. I hope you have not only found some ink-spiration but also a reason to get out your stamps and ink to have a card making session. Check out the supplies used below and think about adding Cinnamon Cider to your color collection. Wishing you so much fun and ink-spiration! -Robin

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Inside Out Easel Cards – Totally. Over. the. Top. (TOTT)

A new reallyrobinstamps acronym is in order today: T.O.T.T. = Totally Over The Top.

I just invented the acronym so spread it around. 😂 I recently came across a new card design that left me mouth open and astonished, cheering and clapping my hands at its brilliance. This may not be the original origin of this card design but I’m giving Vy Tran – Crafting Daily Dose credit for sharing it with me. You can check out her post/tutorial here.

Since we have lately been diving into Easel Cards, this over the top version of an easel card is perfect for today. The Inside Out Easel Card is amazing because the inside of the card becomes the center of attention when you flip it around to display as an easel card. This card pattern can be made horizontally or vertically. For best results, watch the video tutorial and download the pdf so that you can put one of these beauties together yourself ASAP!

Papercrafting Playdate #31 – Inside Out Easel Cards

  Basic Supplies for Horizontal Version

  • 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2” card base 
  • 5 1/2″ x 5” card base extension
  • 4” x 5 1/4” Basic White for inside back
  • 4” x 5 1/4” patterned paper or cardstock  fo Basic r inside front
  • 3 1/4” x 5 1/4” patterned paper for outside top flap
  • Punched or die cut shapes for inside stand up feature
  • Punched or die cut shapes for inside front
  • Punched or die cut shapes for outside sentiment
  • 2  or 3 coordinating greeting sentiments
Card pieces for basic horizontal Inside Out Easel Card
Score card base along long edge at 3/4” and 5”. 
Fold on 3/4” score line in one direction and fold on the 5″ score line in both directions.
Score card base extension at 3/4”.  Fold on 3/4” score line in one direction.
Attach the 4” x 5 1/4” Basic White cardstock to the inside of the card behind the stand up dies/images (this is where a personal message can be written), and attach the 4” x 5 1/4” patterned paper/cardstock to the inside of the card in front of the stand up dies/images.  
Punch or die cut shapes or images that you want to stand up at the top of the card when displayed. Arrange these shapes/images along the 3/4” fold on the card base and adhere.  Be sure to practice closing the card so that your shapes/images will fit inside the card.  If they are too tall they will get folded when closing the card. Apply adhesive also to the 3/4” fold on the card base extension and attach to the card base so that the shapes/images are sandwiched between the two.

Attach the 3 1/4” x 5 1/4” patterned paper on the outside/front top flap. Punch or die cut a shaped sentiment and attach with dimensionals to raise it up. This sentiment shape should be attached 1”-2” above the edge of the flap, and it will hold the inside card front in place while standing. When the card turns inside out the outside top flap will become the base of the easel card.

 Basic Supplies for Vertical Version

  • 4 1/4” x 11” – card base
  • 4 1/4” x 6 1/4” – cardstock for card base extension
  • 4” x 5 1/4” Basic White for inside back
  • 4” x 5 1/4” patterned paper or cardstock  for inside front
  • 4” x 4 1/2” patterned paper for outside top flap
  • Same punched/die cut shapes/images and greeting sentiments as horizontal version

Directions:  Follows a similar assembly as the Horizontal Version except score card base along long edge at 3/4””  and 6 1/4”.  Score the card base extension at 3/4”.

I had an absolute blast making this new-to-me pattern for some over-the-top cards!!! Here are some more vertical versions.

So what do you think about these fun cards? Please leave me a comment with your thoughts! Don’t forget you have until Sept. 8th to order and earn my free card class incentive. Dive in and try this pattern to send to someone who deserve a bit extra and over the top! Happy Stamping – Robin.

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Celebrate Sale-a-Bration with a Free Card Class!

We all like free stuff, right? Especially when what is given for free has value and meaning. One of my favorite things to do is empower card makers with the tools to increase their joy in papercrafting whether that means free make and takes, free tutorials or free resources. That is why I’m offering the opportunity to earn a free card class from me during Sale-a-bration. When you order products from me it gives me the opportunity to have a business that allows me to add income to my family, and I can in turn provide you with ideas and resources to help you be creative! It’s a win-win relationship, and I am grateful that I am able to do this amazing job!

All the details are below and most importantly you need to know that this is a time sensitive offer available only until Wednesday, September 8th.

Free Card Class – Pick Six Wonder Class (Earning Period ends Sept. 8th

This amazing FREE class is my reward to you when you place a minimum $50 order with me using Hostess Code KCXXYJZJ. (US orders only) You will receive the Pick Six Wonder Class in addition to choosing the SAB product of your choice. This free class will give you the supplies to make 14 cards and a template you can use over and over again.

Here is how the class is earned and redeemed:

  1. Order online with me using Hostess Code KCXXYJZJ by September 8th, 2021 with a minimum $50 order (subtotal equals $50 or more) (you will be prompted to choose your free Sale-a-Bration item from Stampin’ Up! included with your order).
  2. You will receive an email confirmation from me asking you to choose Class Option #1 or #2.
  3. If you are local to me your kit will be ready for porch pick up between Sept. 9th-11th. If you are not local your kit will be mailed on Sept. 9th.
  4. You will get access to a class video tutorial so that you can follow along at your own pace as many times as you want. The private link will be emailed to you.
  5. You will be invited to attend a Live Zoom Class (optional) for a live class tutorial if you want to create along with others. There will be 3 times to choose from.

Here is what comes in your Pick Six Wonder Class kit in Option #1 or Option #2:

  • 14 card bases in 7 different colors
  • 6 – 6×6 pieces of Designer Series Paper
  • 14 punched label shapes for card sentiments
  • 3 yards of ribbon (1.5 yds each of two coordinating ribbons)
  • Written directions, cutting template, and pictures of the card projects.

What you need to provide to complete your cards:

  • Adhesives – Liquid Glue or Double-sided tape, Dimensionals, glue dots
  • Paper cutter
  • Scissors
  • Stapler (optional)
  • All occasions greeting sentiments of choice
  • Black or Navy ink to stamp greetings

Place your qualifying order now.

Jump in and join the fun with this rare opportunity to earn a free card class! I appreciate your support of my efforts – TRULY! Contact me or more information or for clarification. I look forward to seeing you in my stamping classroom soon! – Robin

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Easy Easel Cards 3 Ways 👩🏼‍🏫

It’s the back-to-school time of year this week and whether you have students in your life or not, it is a time of transitions. Summer has ended and the academic year has begun. The season is starting to shift to fall. Schedules ramp up with activities.

While contemplating these transitions and planning my card making tutorial for the week, my brain latched on to Easel Cards. I think this style of card reminded me of chalkboards and children making art to be displayed. Easel Cards are special because they essentially look like a basic card but have a delightful surprise in their design. With one extra fold and a popped up element these cards are meant to be displayed. While there are multiple ways to create an easel card today I am going to focus on 3 basic ways to make easel cards: Vertical, Horizontal and Twisted. Watch the replay of my video tutorial where I show you how to put these 3 designs together and download the written directions on the pdf below.

An Easel Card has 3 unique elements that make it special:

  1. The card base is designed to turn into the easel stand that displays the card front.
  2. There is an element on the inside of the card base that is raised up to hold the card front upright.
  3. An easel card displays 2 greeting sentiments simultaneously so you can layer your message to the recipient of the card.
Front flat view of this amazing mailable card.
Vertical Easel Card displayed.
Side view of the Vertical Easel Card.
Papercrafting Playdate #30 – a Facebook Live replay

eLet’s begin with the Vertical version of the Easel Card. This version starts with a panel card base measuring 4 1/4″ x 11″ which gets scored in half at 5 1/2″ like a normal card. Then one half of the card (what is to be the card front) is scored in half at 2 3/4″. Both of these score lines are folded in the same direction – towards the inside of the card. The card front that you create to mount onto the card base gets adhered to the lower section of the card base front as shown in the picture.

How to score Vertical Easel card base and where to adhere the card front.

Let’s switch to the Horizontal Easel Card. The method for making the card base is exactly the same as it was for the Vertical version, just the measurements change. The card base measures 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ which gets scored in half at 4 1/4″ as normal. Then score one half of the card in half at 2 1/8″. Both of these score lines are folded in the same direction – towards the inside of the card. Again, the card front piece that you attach to this card base gets adhered to the lower section of the card base front as the picture shows.

How to score Horizontal Easel card base and where to adhere the card front

Lastly, lets put a “twist” on this Easel Card tutorial and make a Twisted Easel Card. The card base measures 8 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, scored in half at 4 1/4″. The front of this base is scored in half diagonally from either corner as shown. The diagonal score line gets folded in towards the inside of the card, and the card front gets attached to this section. EASY!

How to score the Twisted Easel card base and where to adhere the card front

Take some time this season to create one or all all these basic Easel Cards and then send them out into the world! Happy stamping – Robin

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Perfectly Slanted Patterned Paper – A new card template!

Easy, quick & stunning! Am I very weird or do you also get super excited when you come across a great card layout? Well I KNOW I’m weird, but hope you are too! This week Stampin’ Up! sent along a great card template in their weekly email to demonstrators. I knew immediately it was a dynamite template and put it right to work, and now I get to share it with you! Check out my Facebook Live Papercrafting Playdate video replay below and download the pdf tutorial for your resources. Enjoy this fun card layout!

Perfectly Slanted Card Template #5
Papercrafting Playdate #29 – Perfectly Slanted Card Template

 Basic Supplies Needed – makes 2 cards

  • 4” x 11” cardstock base, scored at 5 1/2” (cut 2)
  • 4” x 5.5” DSP (2 sheets that coordinate) 
  • 2.5” square DSP cut with circle die or punch (cut 2)
  • 2.5” x .5” Basic White (cut 2)
  • 7” ribbon (cut 2)
Lay the 2 – 4” x 5.5” patterned papers on top of each other so that you can cut them at the same time. Make sure the sides that you want showing on your card front are facing up. Measure 1 1/2” down from the top right corner and 2 1/2” up from the bottom left corner and make a mark. Draw a line to connect the two marks and cut on this line. This will give you four pieces to make 2 cards.
Mix and match the diagonal cut patterned paper so that you have a top and bottom piece of each pattern and attach to the card front.
Fold the 7” of ribbon in half and attach the fold to the top diagonal cut about 1/4” from the left edge of the card and 2” from the top edge of the card.  This ribbon will be a layer under the circle.
Cut 2 circles out of the 2.5” square (DSP) patterned paper using a circle die or punch.  The circle size can be any size between 2” and 2 1/4” in diameter. Pop up the circle with dimensionals over the ribbon.  The circle should sit about 1/3 of the way over the seam where the 2 papers meet so that the majority of the circle is on the top half of the card.Stamp greeting sentiment on the 2.5” x .5” piece of Basic White and mount horizontally across the bottom right of the circle and slightly underneath the ribbon layer. Add an embellishment to the circle to finish off the card.  

Once you try the basic card template layout I challenge you to come up with some ways to vary it by changing one or two things. An easy way to make a variation is to slightly alter the dimensions so that the card base shows around the patterned paper and creates a border.

Variation to the Template so that the card base shows:

  • 4 1/4” x 11” cardstock base, scored at 5 1/2”
  • 4” x 5 1/4” DSP

This is the kind of template that makes you want to try it with EVERY single pack of patterned paper that you have in your stash (or many different ones) because it makes you so happy! Let me know which pair of cards is your favorite!!

Christmas Season Bundle

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Beautifully Penned 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper


Be Dazzling 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Specialty Paper


Penguin Playmates 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper


Peaceful Prints 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper


Harvest Meadow 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper


Whimsy & Wonder 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper


Painted Christmas 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper


Cute Halloween 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper


Black & White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Gingham Ribbon


Blushing Bride 3/8'' (1 Cm) Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon


Fresh Freesia 3/8" (1 Cm) Open Weave Ribbon


Metallic Mesh Ribbon


Cherry Cobbler & Gold 1/2'' (1.3 Cm) Metallic Ribbon


Timeworn Type 3 D Embossing Folder


Cute Stars Adhesive Backed Sequins


Penguin Place Bundle (English)


Cutest Halloween Bundle


Nature's Harvest Bundle (English)


Christmas Season Bundle (English)


Paper Trimmer


Shaded Summer Cling Stamp Set


Summer Shadows Dies


Thank you so much for reading this post today and I encourage you to get busy making some cards! Happy Stamping, Robin.

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Creating for the Wedding

We have a very special wedding this week! It is Part 2, the Sequel, and the reception, which is finally happening after its postponement due to the pandemic. You see, my daughter and son-in-law have been engaged since 2017 and very carefully chose June 2020 as the perfect date for their wedding. We had 2 years to plan the perfect wedding and you know how this story is going to go, right? Our careful plans were cancelled when the world shut down last year. We shifted our plans to create another wedding scenario for them outside surrounded by a few folks so they could still marry on their special date and it was lovely but also sad because of all the family and friends that could not be present to witness their day.

June 2020

So we rescheduled to August 2021 to have the reception and some kind of second wedding ceremony to close the loop on this momentous occasion of their union, and honor the contracts we made with wedding vendors. As this new date has been approaching we are watching the world, still in the grips of a pandemic, process and function in a new way. We have a completely different perspective of life on this earth and what is important and what is not. So we will finish this weekend what we started planning back in 2017 with hearts truly grateful for any opportunity to gather and celebrate the stuff of life that really matters.

Despite having an extra year to get ready for the reception we (apparently in denial that it would ever really happen) have left many of the details and finishing touches to the last minute. I want to share with you all the fun things I have been crafting around this event because it has brought me great joy to be able to create the items we have needed using my Stampin’ Up! supplies.

First up are the paper flowers for part of the centerpieces. The reception theme is old world travel so we thought using maps to make the flowers would be cool. My daughter tea stained all the maps before cutting the petals in three sizes. Then I hot glued the petals into a flower and attached to a stem. We loved the color of the gin bottles so collected those to showcase the flowers.

Paper flowers from maps
Tea staining the maps.
The pattern for the petal sizes.
They are so pretty!

I created simple place cards for each guest using some leftover paper from the invitations. I used an Avery template and printed on card stock and cut to size. Then I was able to stamp some of my favorite retired background images under the names and embellish with a flower accent. The flower colors coordinate with the wedding theme colors AND also denotes the entree choice for each person.

4”x4” card stock scored at 2”
Pork or chicken entree.

Our rehearsal dinner theme was a fiesta with a fun and easy taco bar to feed the bridal party. When I saw these adorable tins in the Target dollar aisle (they were actually $3 each) I knew they were going to drive the colors of the table centerpieces for this meal. I used my Plenty of Patterns Decorative Masks as a stencil with acrylic paint to create the designs on the placemats.

My daughter and her husband are two of the most intelligent people I know, and they both enjoy being correct in their knowledge. They created a family crest for themselves that combines images from the etymology of their two last names along with their new family motto: “Technically correct is the only correct.” We just went with it and created lots of logo items with their crest including T-shirts, can koozies, stickers, a banner and these fun gift tags for the bridal party and hotel guests.

Gift bag tags

Thank you for allowing me to share my work with you and I hope you can see the love I have for this amazing couple and their future together! Next week I will resume my Papercrafting Playdate tutorials.

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The Joyful Joy Fold Card – A card within a card!

Today’s featured card pattern is a simple fun fold that comes together very easily and utilizes some amazing patterned paper in the process. What makes the Joy Fold Card unique and fun is that there is a mini card layered with a regular size card which makes it more interactive. This fun fold can be made in all different sizes and variations, and I’m going to show you 2 different ways create this fold. Take a look at the video tutorial and download the pdf directions to have handy while you do some creating.

Two versions of the Joy Fold Card
Papercrafting Playdate #28 – Joy Fold Cards 2 Ways

 Basic Cutting Dimensions – Horizontal Version

  • 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2” – card base, scored at 5 1/2” along long edge
  • 3” x 8” – mini card base, scored at 4”
  • 2 3/4” x 3 3/4” neutral cardstock, cut 2
  • 4” x 5 1/4” – coordinating cardstock or patterned paper
  • 4” x 2 3/4” – coordinating cardstock or patterned paper
Basic cardstock and patterned paper for Horizontal Version
Score the 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2” card base along long edge at 5 1/2”.
Score the 3” x 8” mini card base along the long edge at 4”. Fold on score lines and crease well.
Attach 4” x 2 3/4” patterned paper to the front flap and the 4” x 5 1/4” patterned paper on the inside of the card. Attach 2 3/4” x 3 3/4” piece on the inside of the mini card base for the inside sentiment.
Attach the mini card base inside the the large card base. The folds of the 2 card bases will be opposite of each other.  The large card base will open with the fold on the left like a typical card and the mini card base will open with the fold on the right.  The mini card base will close on top of the flap of the large card base.
Stamp one of the 2 3/4” x 3 3/4” pieces of neutral cardstock and mount on the front flap of the mini card base.

 Basic Cutting Dimensions – Vertical Version

  • 5 1/2″ x 7” – card base, scored at 4 1/4” along long edge
  • 4” x 6” – mini card base, scored at 3”
  • 2 3/4” x 3 3/4” neutral cardstock, cut 2
  • 4” x 5 1/4” – coordinating cardstock or patterned paper
  • 2 1/2” x 5 1/4” – coordinating cardstock or patterned paper

Once you have created the basic patterns you will be able to come up with lots of alternative ways create the Joy Fold Card template. This fold is also a great way to tuck a gift card inside either one of the flaps.

These amazing Summer Shadows Dies are currently in the Sale-a-Bration Catalog and FREE with a $100 order. These versatile dies can be used by themselves or paired with the Shaded Summer stamp set (p. 75 in the Annual Catalog) to maximize their use. I hope you dive in and try this fun fold and bring yourself and someone else some JOY!!! Happy Stamping!

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Last 2 Days of Patterned Paper Sale

The Designer Series Paper Sale ends August 2nd which means there are 2 days left to save 15% on some gorgeous paper! There are nine paper packs to choose from and all of them are brand new released paper from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. Find all the details below and some fun samples that showcase the paper!

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My July Online Ordering Special also extends to August 2nd to allow you to take advantage of both.

Robin’s July Online Ordering Special using Hostess Code: 2EA67ESJ

  1. Place an order for $60 or more* (using the hostess code) and get the new Stampin’ Soft Pastels for FREE or any Stampin’ Blends Combo from me!
  2. Place an order at the $45 level and choose one of these items for FREE: Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Rhinestones or Pearls.

Use this link to shop using July’s Hostess Code.

*If you are ordering more than $150 do NOT use the hostess code because you also get Stampin’ Rewards with your order. And you will still receive the Soft Pastels or Blends Combo from me!

Contact me if you need help placing your order. Happy stamping, friend!

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