Stampin’ Up! Encircled In Friendship for Fun Fold Friday

Good Friday morning my stamping friends and welcome to my Fun Fold Friday. How was everyone’s week? Does anyone have plans for the weekend? I’ll be working tomorrow and Sunday all day.

Today’s card I made on my Facebook Live video on Wednesday. If you were able to join me or watched the replay, thank you. Sorry about the couple hiccups. If you’d like to watch my video and stamp along, the measurements are below along with the links to my Facebook page and my YouTube channel. Here’s my card for today.

I used the new Stampin’ Up! Encircled In Friendship Bundle for my Tower card today along with the Expressions In Ink Designer Series Paper.

This is the template for the card with all the measurements.

I started by folding and cutting the card base. I scored across the 8 1/4″ side at 1″, 2″, 3″, 5 1/4″, 6 1/4″ & 7 1/4″. I cut on the 5 1/2″ side from the 1″ score line to the 3″ score line & from the 5 1/4″ score line to the 7 1/4″ score line at 1/2″, 1″, 1 1/2″, 2″, 3 1/2″, 4″, 4 1/2″ & 5″.

I adhered the panels of Expressions In Ink DSP to the Basic Black mats using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I adhered the matted panels to the Pale Papaya card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I adhered a strip of an adhesive sheet to the panel of Basic White cardstock. I cut the panel of Basic White cardstock using the Encircled In Beauty Dies. I adhered the detailed framed circle to the card front by peeling the adhesive sheet off the back and centering it on the front. I cut just the center of the die from a panel of Basic Black cardstock. I took the Basic White center and cut it down using my Layering Circles Dies. I stamped the sentiment and the single flower image from the Stampin’ Up! Encircled In Friendship Cling Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Ink on the Basic White circle. I colored the flower using my Just Jade and Polished Pink Stampin’ Blends Markers. I adhered the Basic White circle to the Basic Black mat by peeling the adhesive sheet off the back. I adhered the matted artwork to the center of the frame using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I tied a small bow using the Polished Pink 3/8″ Open Weave Ribbon and adhered it to the bottom of the flower using a Glue Dot.

On the back panel I stamped the sentiment and floral image from the Encircled In Friendship stamp set in Tuxedo Black Ink on the Basic White panel. I colored the floral image in using my Just Jade, Pale Papaya & Polished Pink Stampin’ Blends Markers. I adhered the Basic White panel to a Basic Black mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the back of the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I added a few Polish Pink 2021-2023 In- Color Jewels to the back panel.

To complete my card I stamped the floral image from the Encircled In Friendship stamp set in Tuxedo Black Ink on the Basic White Medium Envelope front. I colored the image in using my Just Jade, Pale Papaya & Polished Pink Stampin’ Blends Markers. I adhered a panel of the Expressions In Ink 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. The list of measurements are below if you’d like to stamp along while watching the video. You can watch my video on my Facebook page Here.

You can also view the video on my YouTube channel Here. Happy Stamping!!


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Happy Stamping, Karen!


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  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
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  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Bumblebee, Evening Evergreen, Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink
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  • Coordinates with products from the Expressions in Ink Suite (US | CA) (item #155459).

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic Black Cardstock 2 – 2 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (center front and back mats), 4 – 7/8″ X 5 3/8″ (side panel mats), 2 1/4″ X 2 1/4″ (circle mat)
  • Basic White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (detailed frame), 2″ X 5 1/4″ (center back panel)
  • Pale Papaya Cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (scored and folded as listed above)
  • Expressions In Ink Designer Series Paper 4 – 3/4″ X 5 1/4″ (side panels), 2′ x 5 1/4″ (center front panel), 2 1/2″ X 6″ (envelope flap)


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