August 20, 2022


How many of you love the stamp set Painted Poppies? Do you use it a lot? Do you still have some of the lovely retired Designer Series Paper that coordinated with the stamp set when it was first introduced? That is one DSP that I admit to hoarding. So gorgeous!

While browsing the Internet, I often come across cards that inspire me.. My resulting card is one of those instances. The fun fold is what I am referring to

Utilizing a couple of the stamps from the set along with a bit of the pretty Designer Series Paper enabled me to make a fairly striking card.

For the poppy and leaf that trim the sentiment portion, I first used Stampin' Blends to color the images. I then fussy cut them, leaving a border of white.

Since the fold is so fun and a little unusual, the following photos show the card in its various open stages so you can see a little more clearly how it works.

Even if you don't have the Peaceful Poppies set (it's still available!) or the DSP, my tutorial will give you dimensions and folds to help you to create a card similar to this one.

Poppy DSP (retired, but you may still have some around!)
White cardstock
Real Red cardstock

Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Stampin' Blends in: Light Blackberry Bliss, Light Mossy Meadow, Dark Real Red

Painted Poppies stamp set (page 29, Annual Catalog)
Forever Fern stamp set (page 73, Annual Catalog)

Paper Snips
Red Rhinestones

Using a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Real Red cardstock for your card base, fold it in half, then fold the front half in half again, with the second fold in the opposite direction. Crease these fold lines well with a bone folder. If you give them a really sharp crease, the card will cooperate and stay closed better.

Cut a strip of poppy DSP that measures 1 7/8" x 5 1/4" and adhere it to the flap that is turned back.

To the inside of the card, part of which will show when the card is closed, adhere a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of white cardstock.

On scrap white cardstock, stamp the single poppy on a stem as well as the single leaf in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Color them as you wish. I used Dark Real Red and Light Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Blends on the flower and bud, and Light Mossy Meadow for the stems, leaves and single leaf.

Fussy cut all these components, leaving a white margin all around.

On a 2" square of white cardstock, towards the right edge, stamp your sentiment in black ink.

To this piece, add the poppy on the left and the leaf along the bottom.

Adhere the sentiment piece to Real Red cardstock that measures 2 1/2" square.

Mount this completed piece to the left front flap so it is centered when the card is closed. Remember not to add glue to the right side!

Add a Real Red rhinestone to the upper right corner of this piece.

One important thing to remember when making a card with this particular fold is to be careful where you write inside the card. If you don't "hide" the words behind the flap and the sentiment piece, they will show on the white when the card is closed.




  1. Beautiful colors and an intriguing fold make this card truly unique. Thank you for participating in Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 30.

    1. Thanks, Carol. It was really so much fun to make.

  2. What a lovely card Linda - I like the unusual design and the eye-catching colors!