Stampin’ Up! Darling Donkeys Fun Fold Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

I used the Stampin’ Up! Darling Donkey stamp set to create my project for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop.  We’ve got a fun fold challenge this week and this is what I made for it.

Here is our challenge this week:

My card also works for Tic Tac Toe TTTC101.  I went down the left side.

I started by scoring the 4-1/4″ x 8-1/4″ panel of Coastal Cabana card stock at 5-1/2″.  Then I adhered panels of In Good Taste DSP to panels of Early Espresso card stock with Stampin’ Seal.  I adhered one panel the left side of the card front and one panel to the inside of the card base.

I stamped the donkey image from the Darling Donkeys stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on a panel of Basic White card stock and then colored it with Light and Dark Crumb Cake and Petal Pink inks.  I cut the image out with one of the Stitched Shapes Dies and then adhered it with Stampin’ Seal to a scalloped square cut from Coastal Cabana card stock with one of the Layering Squares Dies.

I looped and tied a length of Linen Thread and adhered it with a Glue Dot to the Basic White card stock panel.  Then I stamped the sentiment from the Darling Donkeys stamp set in VersaMark ink on a panel of Coastal Cabana card stock.  I sprinkled the sentiment with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and then heat embossed it.  I cut the sentiment out with one of the Tasteful Labels Dies and then adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensionals to the Basic White card stock panel.

I cut a 3″ x 6″ panel of Early Espresso card stock and then scored it at 3″ to create a 3″ x 3″ card base.  I adhered the layered scalloped square panel to the front of the card with Stampin’ Seal, then adhered the card base to the “inside” panel with Stampin’ Seal.  I stamped the sentiment and donkey images from the Darling Donkeys stamp set in Coastal Cabana and Crumb Cake inks on a panel of Basic White card stock and cut around them with a Stitched Shapes Square.  I adhered the die cut square with Stampin’ Seal to finish the inside of the card.

You can see a list of supplies used to create this project, including the card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this blog post.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what Mary Deatherage has created today.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members involved in the hop today:

  1. Amy Koenders – You Are Here
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Jaimie Babarczy
  4. Karen Finkle
  5. Akiko Sudano
  6. Karen Ksenzakovic

I’ve created a printable PDF with written instructions and a list of products used to create this project.  You can download, print and/or save it by clicking this image:


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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Coastal Cabana – 4-1/4″ x 8-1/4″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, Layering Squares die cut, Tasteful Labels die cut
  • Early Espresso – 2-1/2″ x 4″ panel, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, 3″ x 6″ panel scored at 3″ to create the inner card
  • Basic White – two Stitched Shapes die cuts
  • In Good Taste Designer Series Paper – 2-3/8″ x 4″ panel, 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel

Stampin’ Up! products used to create this project:

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