Fun Fold Cards With Nested Essentials Dies & Masterfully Made Paper

fun fold cards with masterfully made designer series papers

If you follow my blog than you know I love fun fold cards so combining fun folds with the Masterfully Made Designer Series Paper and the New Nested Essentials dies was a win, win for me.   When I saw the Nested dies in the annual catalog I knew right away they would be one of the first things on my list to order.  I love the versatility you can get with framelit dies.

I also just got the package of the Masterfully Made designer papers and decided to rip into it and see what I could come up with.   When I saw this particular print in the package I knew right away I wanted to combine it with the Nested Essentials dies and create some unique arms for my cards.  What do I mean by “arms”?  Well keep reading this article to find out.  So fun and so easy to add a little bit of interest to a plain ole card.

Fun Fold Cards with Masterfully Made Designer Series Paper and Nested Essentials dies

Okay so this is card #1 and yes it is just a regular ole card.  I wanted to test out all the different shaped dies in the Nested Essentials Dies so I had to make at least one card with this framelit die.  I also changed up the card base colors for all three cards as I wanted to see which color card base I liked best with this print.  This particular pack of Designer Series Paper has the following solid card stock colors in the prints: Azure Afternoon, Berry Burst, Crushed Curry, Fresh Freesia, Lemon Lime Twist, Lemon Lolly, Lost Lagoon, Melon Mambo, Night of Navy, Pretty Peacock, Pumpkin Pie, and Sweet Sorbet.  That’s a LOT of colors.

For this card I went with the Fresh Freesia card base and the sentiment is from the Go To Greetings stamp set and the ink is Berry Burst.

Fun Fold Cards with Masterfully Made Designer Series Paper and Nested Essentials dies

For card #2 I used Pretty Peacock for the card base and the piece that looks like a pennant is one of the Nested Essentials dies.   This particular die piece is what I call the “arm” piece and which also makes these last two cards fun fold cards.   To create the “arm” for this card all I did was die cut out the 2 sizes of framelit dies and then I scored it at the center point and cut off 1/2″.  I only did this for the Pretty Peacock die and the Basic White Die I just cut off at the center point.

Fun Fold Cards with Masterfully Made Designer Series Paper and Nested Essentials dies

Here you can see my “arm” piece.  I also used a very tiny Velcro dot to close the arm.   I get these dots from Amazon and you will find the link to them HERE.  I do have an affiliated link with Amazon so I do make a small percentage off my Amazon sales.  You will find all my fun stamping Amazon finds under my Product Offerings tab at the top of my blog.

Fun Fold Cards with Masterfully Made Designer Series Paper and Nested Essentials dies

Card #3 base is Berry Burst and I also incorporated the Stylish Shapes Dies with the Nested Essentials dies.  For this “arm” on this fun fold card I die cut a long Berry Burst strip and cut off the section I didn’t need after I scored a 1/2″ section.  I then die cut a piece of basic white cardstock using the banner die shown from the Stylish Shapes dies cutting off the edge making it flush with the Berry Burst banner.

Fun Fold Cards with Masterfully Made Designer Series Paper and Nested Essentials dies

I also positioned the “arm” piece towards the bottom half of the card instead of at the top as I did in card #2.  Again I used my mini velcro dots for closure on this card.  I like how the bottom piece of velcro is clear so you really can’t see it that well on the printed paper.

I forgot to take an inside picture but it has a piece of basic white cardstock on the inside and the little 1/2″ scored section from the “arm” in adhered behind the basic white inside piece.

The sentiments on all the cards is from the Go To Greetings stamp set.

Here is the supply list for today’s Masterfully Made Designer Series Paper Fun Fold Cards Using the Nested Essentials Dies:

Click on any of the supplies you wish to purchase and add them to your shopping cart.  Make sure to use the Host Code unless your order is over $150.00 then you are your own host and will receive all the host benefits and my PDF File.

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Customer Appreciation for July:

My customer appreciation gift for July is a mini tool caddy.  This little tool caddy is so versatile you will definitely want to add it to your craft room.   What will you put in your tool caddy?  Make it a Watercolor caddy or maybe a caddy for all your miscellaneous crafting items.  The choice is yours but I’m sure you’ll love it!  Colors of the mini tool caddy will vary.  Here are just a few of the tool caddy’s the 3D printer has been spitting out this week.  Do you have one coming your way?

mini tool caddy

How do you receive this mini tool caddy?

Place a minimum $50.00 online order with me (before shipping and tax) and use this host code: Q9HARHDY

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Once I have received your order I’ll send you a PayPal invoice for the shipping of the mini tool caddy.  Depending on your area code the price will vary.   I will send it in a padded envelope to the address used when you placed your order. 

Why am I charging for shipping this time when last month I sent the mono glue holders for free?
– Trial and error on my part; if this is a business for me I need to make a profit on my sales and not give away everything.
– By sending you a PayPal invoice for the shipping I know for a fact that you wanted to receive the gift, if payment is not received in 2 days I’ll cancel the invoice and will know you wish not to receive the mini tool caddy.
– Not only will this help to insure me that you wanted the free gift but will help in keeping the minimum order amount at a lower price point.

Can I purchase a Mini Tool Caddy?

–  I will not be selling any of my Mono Glue Holders, Large Tool Caddy’s or the Mini Tool Caddy’s.  You can earn these for FREE with my Stamp Camp Rewards.  See my Rewards page HERE.

stamp camp mini tool caddy

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Questions:  Which color card base did you like best?  Did you enjoy these “arm” fun fold cards?  Would you like to see more of the Masterfully Made Designer Series Paper?  Would you like to see more things created with the Nested Essentials dies?

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