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? I think most of us may have had a short week, which I love. I’ll be working only on Sunday this weekend, so it’s really a short week for me. Does anyone have any plans yet?

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. 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 Stampin’ Up! Encircled In Friendship Bundle along with the Checks & Dots Embossing Folder.

My design is from Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #365.

My colors are from CAS Colours & Sketch Challenge #422.

I started by embossing both sides of a Soft Succulent card base using the Checks & Dots Embossing Folder. I adhered the panel to a Thick Basic White mat using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I adhered a panel of the Gorgeous Grape Ombre Specialty Paper to a small Thick Basic White card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I adhered a panel of the Fresh Freesia 2021-2023 In-Color Shimmer Vellum Paper to a Basic White mat using Stampin’ Seal just on the center of the panel. I adhered the matted panel to the Ombre card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I cut a panel of Soft Succulent cardstock using the middle Encircled In Beauty Dies. Using my Layering Circle Dies I cut a Basic White circle that would fit in the center of the detailed die. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Encircled In Friendship Cling Stamp Set in Soft Succulent Ink in the center of the circle. I stamped the single flower image from the Encircled In Friendship stamp set in Fresh Freesia Ink, stamping off once, over the sentiment. I adhered the sentiment to the center of the detailed die using Stampin’ Seal and then to the front of the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a few Pastel Pearls to the card front.

On the inside of the small card base I stamped the sentiment from the Encircled In Friendship stamp set in Soft Succulent Ink. I stamped the floral image from the Encircled In Friendship stamp set in Tuxedo Black Ink on the bottom of the panel and colored it in using my Fresh Freesia and Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends Markers. I adhered the small card base to the matted panel using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I stamped the floral image from the Encircled In Friendship stamp set in Tuxedo Black Ink on the bottom front of a Basic White Medium Envelope. I colored the image in using my Fresh Freesia and Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends Markers. I adhered a panel of the 2021- 2023 In-Color 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper 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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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic White Cardstock 2″ X 2″ (circle), 4 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (vellum mat)
  • Thick Basic White Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card base), 3″ x 8 1/2″ (small card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Soft Succulent Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″(card base panel)
  • 2021-2023 In-Color Designer Series Paper 2 1/2″ X 6″ (envelope flap)
  • 2021-2023 In-Color Shimmer Vellum Paper 2 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (card front panel)
  • Ombre Specialty Paper 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (small card front panel)


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14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Encircled In Friendship for Fun Fold Friday

  1. Love the colors you used! Such fun bright colors. I have the vellum but not the ombre paper. Can’t wait to get it and play with this idea. Thanks for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!


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