May 9, 2020


I miss my Stamp-In girls. Plain and simple. I haven't been able to have one of my monthly Stamp-In workshops since March. Because, you see, in mid-March, our lives and the way we do -- or don't do -- things completely changed.

A lot of Stampin' Up! demos provide excellent videos for their customers. But not this girl.

I am not a video type of girl. I have bad arthritis in my hands, so I am very self-conscious about my crooked fingers. Also, I'm not a good demonstrator. If I tried to do a video, the rest of the day would be spent doing retakes, fixing all the bloopers I would be certain to commit. No, not a public sort of person.

So, having my workshops via any kind of live social media is completely out. 

It is important to me that my girls stay active creatively during this quarantine time. Heaven knows, it helps me tremendously. Whether people think this is true of themselves or not, it is a scientific fact that remaining creative helps a person in all sorts of ways.

With that in mind, I sent my girls a little kit to do on their own. Stampin' Up! policy doesn't allow us to share anything stamped, so that prevents me from providing a complete kit. So, I decided to do the next best thing and prepare everything else they would need to make a card.

Using different Designer Series Paper on my sample than the cut pieces I provided for them in their kits, this is my sample of the card they would be creating:

Once you use the Simply Scored and get all your folds going the right way, it is an easy card to create. Can you tell from the following photo that when the card is completed, part of the front bends backward?

It's impossible to photograph the card in a flat position unless I actually hold it. But, you don't want to see my hand in the photo. So, just imagine that the following photo has the card lying flat on the surface.

In the next photo, it is once again standing, but partially open. When in this position, the narrow panel farthest to the left is hidden by the panel just to its right.


Once again, I show it lying flat. When you are making your score lines, you score at 
4 1/4" like you would when making a traditionally folded A2 card. Then you open the card again and score at 1 3/4". This panel, however, bends backwards to form something of a Z-fold.

Follow along for the directions on how to put this card together.


Take a 5 ½" x 8 ½" piece of Whisper White cardstock and score it at 4 ¼".  Open it up and score again at 1 ¾". Crease on the score lines,  but bend the smaller fold the other direction from the halfway fold.  

When the card is closed, the smaller portion will fold back on the front of the card. If the card is folded correctly, you will have three separate sections: on the far left, it will measure ¾" wide, while the next two sections will each be 1 ¾" wide. 

Adhere the Designer Series Paper pieces, which are cut at ½" x 5 ¼",  and two of them at 1 ¾" x 5 ¼", onto these panels. 

Now you should have a card with fairly equal margins of white cardstock  between the DSP panels.  

Stamp a sentiment that fits within the parameters of the white label.  Adhere this stamped label onto the frilly label I’d die cut in Mossy Meadow. Add any embellishments if you wish. 

With the card folded shut, adhere the label to the card front as follows:  First of all, only add adhesive to the left half of your label;  otherwise you will be gluing your card shut.  You want this panel with the sentiment to move freely.  The sentiment will be approximately centered over the two wider panels  and about 1 ¼" from the bottom of the white card.   



  1. The pattern of the paper makes this card look so elegant! Pinned.

  2. I just finished an accordian fold card with photos of her little son for my granddaughter's first Mother's Day.

    1. What a wonderful idea! I bet your granddaughter just loved it!

  3. Lovely card!

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