Stampin’ Up! Sunflower Birthday for Fun Fold Friday

Good Friday morning my stamping friends and welcome to my Fun Fold Friday.  How was everyone’s week?  Is anyone doing anything for the weekend?  I’m working Saturday, but as of now I don’t have to go in on Sunday, YAY!  It’s been a long couple days for me here.  My daughter went away with her friend and family, so I haven’t had my side kick around.  Her and I do almost everything together.  I don’t know what I will do when she moves out for good (more crafting I’m guessing).  I can’t complain, I don’t know any 22 year old’s that want to spend time with their parents like she does.

For today’s card I tried another new fun fold to me.  It’s a quarter fold card and it’s really a lot easier that it looks.  I had this card done so quick I had to double check I was doing it correctly.  Here’s my card for today.

This card uses 2 – 1/2 sheets of cardstock.  I started by scoring a 4 1/4″ X 11″ Bumble Bee card base at 2 3/4″ and 8 1/4″.  I then scored an 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ Bumble Bee card base at 2 1/8″ on each end.  So you are starting with 2 Gate Fold cards.

I adhered the 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ card base inside the 4 1/4″ X 11″ card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue as pictured above.

I cut 4 pieces of Flowers For Every Season 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper (measurements below) and adhered them to the Bumble Bee card base, while the card was closed to make sure I got them in the correct place, using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. The DSP panels are 2 different sizes, so do a dry fit to make sure you put the correct piece on the correct card base panel. Directions below on how to close the card.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the small sunflower image from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers Cling Stamp Set in Bumble Bee Ink.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Best Year Cling Stamp Set in Cinnamon Cider Ink above the sunflower.  I cut the image out using the 2nd die from the Hippo & Friends Dies.  I don’t usually buy dies without the stamp set, but this die set is awesome.  There are so many framing dies I just had to have it.  I adhered the die cut sentiment to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals just on the top left side.  You only want the Dimensionals there because of opening and closing the card.  I added a few Just Jade 2020-2022 In-Color Enamel Dots to the sentiment.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Best Year stamp set in Cinnamon Cider Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the small sunflower image from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set in the 2 corners of the panel in Bumble Bee Ink.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Cinnamon Cider mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

This card makes a great Gift Card holder too.  Once you fold it up, the gift card is on the inside and can’t fall out.  Now onto how to fold the card.

1 you fold in the left panel.

You then fold the top panel down.  It’s just like folding a box up.

You fold the right side over, tucking it under the sentiment.

You fold the bottom panel up and tuck it under the sentiment and under the right side like you would fold a box up.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the small sunflower image from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set in Bumble Bee Ink on the envelope front.  I adhered a panel of Flowers for Every Season 6 X 6 DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Happy Stamping!!


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Celebrate the magic of summer nights with the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit! In this exclusive fun-filled kit, you’ll unbox enough supplies to create nine postcard-style cards, coordinating envelopes, and die-cut tealight bags. What’s even more spectacular about July’s kit is the add-on you can purchase along with it! The Summer Nights Add-On includes 24 card bases and envelopes in coordinating Summer Nights designs. This add-on is perfect for helping you expand the Summer Nights creative experience beyond the Paper Pumpkin kit. Between the add-on and the leftover supplies from your Summer Nights kit, you will be crafting a summer night worth celebrating all month long!

Don’t miss out on the fireworks, fireflies, and fun! You can subscribe to the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit between June 11 and July10, and order the Summer Nights Add-On starting 1 July; while supplies last.

Kit contains enough supplies to create nine postcards and coordinating envelopes, as well as nine die-cut tealight bags.

  • Card size: 4” x 5-1/4” (10.2 x 13.3 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Costal Cabana, Night of Navy

The Paper Pumpkin kit does not require the add-on to create completed projects.

Summer Nights Add-On

Contains 24 preprinted card bases and coordinating envelopes.

  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

The Summer Nights Add-On is not required to complete the Paper Pumpkin kit projects.

The Summer Nights Add-On is $10.00 USD/$13.00 CAD and is only available to Paper Pumpkin subscribers. The add-on is available while supplies last, beginning July 1st!

Note: During demonstrator product testing, we learned that the Summer Nights Add-On could make at least 20 additional cards when combined with the leftover pieces from the Summer Nights kit.

Subscribe to the July 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit from June 11 to July 10 at!

Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.



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Here are the details:

  • Joining promotion dates:  June 3–30, 2020
  • New demonstrators who submit their Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA) before June 3 or after June 30 will not be eligible for this promotion.
  • When you purchase your Starter Kit for $99, you get to select $125 worth of products of your choice for your Starter Kit PLUS you get to select ONE stamp and punch bundle (p. 168–169) or ONE stamp and die bundle (p. 173-179) from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog—in addition to your regular Starter Kit for FREE.  And your Starter Kit always ships for free…double bonus!!

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You can see more details about joining and about our team here on my blog here.  You can also see more information about the benefits of becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator here.

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The brand new 2020–2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is going live on June 3 2020, and Stampin’ Up! is having a celebration!

Anyone who places an order of $250+ or holds a party with $250+ in sales during the month of June will receive $25 in extra Stampin’ Rewards!!  So that means that you’ll earn $50 in Stampin’ Rewards with any order or party of $250+ that is submitted between June 3 and June 30! Yay!!!!

Here are the details:

  • Customer, workshop and online order types all qualify for this promotion.
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion.  But you CAN use your host cash toward the purchase of your Starter Kit, ask me for details!
  • Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscriptions count toward a qualifying purchase. Month-to-month subscriptions do not qualify for this promotion.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with merchandise prior to shipping and tax.
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  • Order Deadline:  June 30, 2020; 11:50 PM (MT)

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Let me know if you have any questions.  Have fun making your shopping list!


Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Bumble Bee Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (1st card base scored and folded at 2 3/4″ & 8 1/4″), 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (2nd card base scores and folded at 2 1/8″ on each end)
  • Cinnamon Cider Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3″ X 3″ (sentiment), 4′ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Flowers For Every Season 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper 2 – 2″ X 2 3/4″ & 2 – 2 1/8″ X 2 5/8″ (card front panels), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)


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6 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Sunflower Birthday for Fun Fold Friday

  1. I always look forward to your Friday posts. Great card with such beautiful paper. I saw this the other day on You Tube. You’ve done a fantastic job illustrating how to make it. I’m anxious to see what Mary does too. My daughter lived with me until she was 23 and up and got married. It wasn’t easy letting go but you’ll do just fine. I still had a 17 yr. old son at home but I wasn’t crafting then. I should have been because he left for Alabama when he was 18 but now he lives with me again and I’m crafting…LOL. Have a great weekend.


    • Thank you so much Karen 🙂 My 25 year old son is still living home to, but it’s different with boys. I think my kids will be with me for a long time, they can’t afford to go out on their own in NJ, too expensive. You have a great weekend too


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