Thursday, August 27, 2020

Creative Card-iology Team Blog Hop - You're Someone's Blessing Fun Fold


Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  I am participating in a blog hop with a few of my friends from the Creative Card-iology Team, so once you've checked out my blog post you can hop on over to their blogs by clicking on the links toward the bottom of the post!

This month we were challenged to make “fun fold” cards.  I haven’t made a lot of folded cards, so this was stepping a little out of my normal routine!  I decided to try a layered accordion fold for my card project, using several of my favorite stamp sets and papers.

One of the things that has really hit home to me over the last few months is how much we all need to be encouraged right now.  The words we write or speak have the ability to lift up or tear down, and it is so important to speak kind and graceful words to others and to ourselves.  

I love being able to make and send cards that help me convey encouraging messages to others.  My card today is going to be sent to someone who has recently been an encouragement and blessing to me.

I love all of the new 2020-2022 In Colors, but I think Misty Moonlight is my favorite!  I cut a piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock to 5 ½” x 11” and scored it along the 11” side at 4 ¼”, 6 5/8”, 9”, and 10”.  I used coordinating patterned papers from the In Good Taste, Flowers for Every Season, and 2020-2022 In Color 6x6 Designer Series Paper collections for my matted layers.

I stamped the lighthouse image from the Sailing Home stamp set onto the blue canvas patterned paper from the In Good Taste DSP collection with Misty Moonlight ink and colored the lighthouse with Stampin’ Blends from the Seaside Spray and Balmy Blue Combo packs.  The stamped sentiment on that layer is from the High Tide stamp set.

The lone girl image and “You’re someone’s blessing” sentiment are from the Beautiful Moments stamp set, and this set is just so gorgeous!  The image and sentiment were stamped on Whisper White cardstock with Misty Moonlight ink, and the girl is colored with blends from the Seaside Spray and Night of Navy combo packs (I couldn’t find my Light Misty Moonlight Blend or I would have used that instead of Night of Navy).  I die cut the girl and a larger scalloped oval with dies from the Layering Oval Dies collection.   The sentiment and accompanying card stock layer were punched with the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch.

I finished off my card with a 1” wide band to hold it closed when mailing and layered another punched sentiment on the band.

I hope you enjoyed stopping by my blog today!  Don’t forget to check out the projects on my friends’ blogs by clicking on the links below, and we always appreciate hearing your thoughts so feel free to leave a comment!

Bonnie's Blog

Diana's Blog

Jessica's Blog

Here are the products I used for today's card:

Misty Moonlight Cardstock #153081

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

In Good Taste DSP #152494

Flowers for Every Season DSP #152486

2020-2022 In Color 6x6 DSP #153070

Misty Moonlight Ink Pad #153118

Beautiful Moments Stamp Set #151677

Sailing Home Stamp Set #149457

High Tide Stamp Set #143006

Seaside Spray Stampin’ Blends #154901

Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends #154830

Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends #154891

      (or Misty Moonlight #153108)

Layering Ovals Dies #151771

Lovely Labels Pick a Punch #152883

Paper Trimmer #152392

Stampin’ Seal #152813Diana's Blog


  1. Beautiful card Kim - the monochromatic blues are really pretty!

  2. Color is awesome, can't wait to try it!

    1. Thank you Janelle! I will look forward to seeing your card when you try it out!!

  3. This is a real cool card. I am going to have to give it a try. so Pretty!

    1. Thanks Bonnie!! Would love to see your card when you try it!!

  4. Kim your card is lovely! A fold I might try! Your thoughtful and encouraging words are so inspiring! Misty moonlight and cinnamon cider are favs of the in colors!