Wisteria Wishes Trellis Fun Fold

Stampin' Up! materials for making the Wisteria Wishes Trellis card.

I’m playing with a fun fold my mentor shared with me called a Trellis Split Front card and the Wisteria Wishes bundle from the 2022 annual catalog. Here’s a video on how to make the trellis card base, but I’m going to walk you through what I did, too: https://youtube.com/shorts/ic6lOjerICQ?feature=share . As always I started by gathering my materials, Crumb Cake card stock, Fancy Flora DSP, Fine Shimmer paper and more.

In this image, I’ve already cut the Crumb Cake paper lengthwise to 4-1/4″ by 11″ and scored it at 5-1/2″. I also cut off the strips to make the trellis. You need seven 1/2″-4-1/4″ strips cut from the front of the card base.

Building the Trellis

Building the trellis card front from Crumb Cake paper

For the trellis construction, I used a roll of Post-it note tape. You can buy this at a office supply store or your favorite GIGANTIC retailer that will drop it at your door. It’s very low tack and won’t rip your paper when you remove it. The strip down the center is tacky side up. The strips at the bottom and upper corner are to hold everything in place.

I started by adding the bottom strip first so I could line it up with the bottom of the card back and the edges. Then I just filled in the next four strips. so that I had a “ladder” with five rungs. But remember, I cut seven strips of paper. This is where the trellis magic happens.

Adding the anchors for the trellis card front.

With a bit of liquid glue, dotted in a straight line, you can see how to add the sixth and seventh strips. These will anchor your ladder rungs and provide stability to the card. The sides will be a little long, but you can trim them off after the glue sets.

Trellis card front

Your trellis card base is ready to decorate.

Decorating the Wisteria Wishes Trellis Card

Pieces ready to assemble for the Wisteria Wishes Trellis card.

The card design consisted mainly of die cuts with a little pit of stamping. I stamped the cluster of wisteria blossoms on the designer paper. I die cut those out along with a large wisteria blossom in Gorgeous Grape with the overlay in the designer paper. The leaf sprays are from a sheet of Soft Succulent shimmer paper. Shimmer paper is great stuff. You get the sparkle of glitter without it getting all over everything, and it cuts beautifully. All the leaf detail made it into my pieces on the first try.

For the top of the card, I used a piece of the designer paper cut to 1-3/4″ x 4″. The big wisteria blossom is lifted up on two strategically placed Dimensionals. I glued down everything else making sure to keep the glue to the trellis parts so it didn’t stick to my inside panel.

Wisteria Wishes Trellis Card

For the final touch, I stamped my sentiment on a remaining scrap of designer paper and layered it with Gorgeous Grape using the Double Oval punch. Using the Post-it tape to construct this card made it so much simpler than I expected. I love the final product.

If you’d like to make this card, all of the other products I used are available from Stampin’ Up!. You can shop with me using the code in the right panel. Until next time, Ink up!

Eden’s Garden Gorgeousness

I know, “gorgeousness” is not really a word, but the Eden’s Garden collection is so pretty it needs new ones. This collection is part preview, part limited time offer. The stamp set and dies will be in the new mini catalog that is coming out in January. But the specialty designer paper and cotton paper and garden gems are only available while supplies last or until January 3. Let’s look at how pretty that paper is.

Eden’s Garden Joy

A joy fold card to show the designer series paper and cotton paper from the Eden's Garden collection from Stampin' Up!

The first project is a joy-fold card. I have so much fun making this fun fold, especially since it allows me to use lots of different patterns of paper in the collection. The Blackberry Bliss cardstock compliments both the Evening Evergreen and the Soft Succulent colors that dominate the Eden’s Garden collection.

I used the specialty paper for the back of the card and the side panel. For the front, I used a bit of each of the colors of cotton paper. This paper is like linen, but softer. Yet, it die cuts beautifully even with the detailed wreath die included in the bundle.

I used some gold embossing for the sentiment and the banner is also cut with a die in the set. I didn’t have the Eden’s Garden gems when I made this card, so I used some with a touch of gold to complement the gold foil in the designer series paper.

Here is a link to the measurements and instructions for making a joy fold card.

A Tasteful Take

Another Eden's Garden card using the Tasteful Labels dies from Stampin' Up!

This second card really shows off several of the patterns in the specialty designer series paper pack. I used a sketch based on ovals, but instead of the oval shapes, I substituted the Tasteful Labels dies.

The base of the card is Evening Evergreen with a panel of Eden’s Garden DSP. On top of that I added a horizontal strip of paper, 1″x4″. Next, is a layer of Soft Succulent cardstock stamped in the matching ink with one of the leaf sprays from the stamp set.

The focal point is the series for the three shapes, two cut from the DSP and the final one stamped in Tuxedo Black with a sentiment from the set. Sending Hugs is such a great sentiment. I know I’ll use that one a lot.

For the final touch, I tucked a folded piece of Evening Evergreen woven ribbon under the Soft Succulent panel on the right-hand side. And of course, I had to decorate the panel of my envelope to match. #cutthepaper.

If you like this paper as much as I do, be sure to order soon. You can use the code found on the right-hand panel of this page. Until next time, “Ink up!”

Quiet Meadow Bundle Pocket Front Card

Pocket front card using the Meadows dies from the Quiet Meadow bundle from Stampin' Up! Image shows card standing.
Quiet Meadow Pocket Card – Standing

This Pocket Front Card idea came from a Splitcoast Stampers post. I thought the design would be the perfect final card in my 100 Days Project on Instagram. The project was a challenge to create something for one hundred days. I chose cards. It took me a few more than one hundred days to finish, but I enjoyed the process. This card is not one I would make for an everyday occasion, and I’ll need to craft a custom envelope for it because it is quite large. But I can see this design as a gift card holder or a cute Christmas card with a less elaborate collection in the v-shaped pocket.

How to Make the Pocket Front Card

A Pocket front card filled with die cuts from the Quiet Meadow bundle by Stampin' Up! accented with dragonflies.
The Pocket Card resting flat

The tutorial for this card on Splitcoast Stampers is excellent. It starts with a standard half sheet of card stock scored at 4-1/4″. Then, with the card in landscape position, the two corners are scored from 2-3/4″ up the side to 2-3/4″ in the midpoint of the front. These fold back, and with a small piece of washi tape to hold them in place, become the v-shaped pocket. One thing I added to my card was a 4″x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White card stock to the front of the card. You can’t tell because the corners are covered with patterned paper. But it leaves a nice little spot for a sentiment and a note.

For the insides of the pocket, I cut a bunch of the flowers and leaves using the Meadow dies and Mossy Meadow, Soft Succulent, Bumblebee, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, and Blackberry Bliss card stock. I arranged my newly cut meadow in a balanced and pleasing layout to my eye. Then I added the butterflies using the same dies and Calypso Coral paper.

Next, I added the sentiment, stamped in Blackberry Bliss and die cut with the same dies, to the front of the card with Dimensionals. Lastly, I added punched dragonflies from the Dandy Garden paper. This is the same packet of DSP that I used for the front of the card. There are even little Blackberry Bliss dragonflies playing among the petals. Finally, for a touch of sparkle, I finished with some gold Metallic Pearls.

This is a very special occasion type of card, but it was fun to use all the dies and so many colors. I love the final effect. Big thanks to Dina Kowal for her excellent tutorial. Until next time…Ink up!