Saturday, April 13, 2024

Stampin' Up! Circle Sayings FUN FOLD ~ Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to my blog!  I'm so happy to be joining the Stamping Inspirations Blog Hop today.  I love being a part of these fun Blog Hops with other stampers sharing what we love and create!  Links to all the other blog posts for this hop are near the end of this post - be sure to check them out!  Hopefully you will be as inspired as I always am seeing what everyone else creates for this month's challenge. 

This month our challenge was to create a New to Us Fun Fold.  I don't make a ton of Fun Folds, but they are something I am wanting to try more of this year, so this challenge was perfect!  I think the hardest part was decided which Fun Fold to try!  I am loving this Slide & Lock Fun Fold Design and can see many more of these in my future. 

One of my favorite things about this design is it's use of a square panel as the focal point, which doubles as the sliding and locking mechanism.  I always like the idea of square cards, but want them to fit perfectly in a standard envelope. So, I love it when I find a card design that lets me easily adapt square cards to not really be square anymore.  Make sense? 

The other thing I love about this design is that it is all easy cuts and scoring that I do with my normal Paper Trimmer.  Nothing crazy here!  
The Card Base was cut to 4-1/4" x 11" (standard dimensions), then scored at 2-3/4" from each end, to make a standard card base.  I did cut a sliver (about 1/16") off of the right side to make room for the slide. 
The DSP was cut to 4" x 2-1/2", 4" x 2-7/16" and 3-1/4" x 3-1/4". 
I also cut four Lost Lagoon panels 3-1/2" x 3-1/2".  Two of these I scored down the middle (1-3/4"), then folded in half.

I can't wait to make more of these Slide & Lock Fun Fold Cards.  Not only that, but I'm so excited to see what other fun folds I can learn from the other crafters in this Blog Hop!  Click the image below to hop along to the next blog for more inspiration. 

Happy Stamping!



  1. This is such a cute card, Judith! I can see myself using this fold quite a bit. Thank you for sharing this!đŸ’•

  2. Love this card, what a great fun fold must give this one a try,x

  3. Lovely card Judith, this is such a useful fun fold x

  4. It's a fold I really want to try! It's a great idea!

  5. Very cute. I had forgotten about slide and lock cards - it is so effective. Thanks for the reminder!