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Stampin' Up! Secret Garden Fancy Fold #2!

My 500th Blog Post! Stampin' Up! Secret Garden Fancy Fold!

Good morning! I am especially excited today to be writing my 500th blog post! So excited that I am offering a Stampin' Up! Stampin' Trimmer as a gift to one lucky person who leaves a comment here on my blog today! I started this promotion yesterday in anticipation of my 500th post, but so far only ONE person has left a comment! I can hardly BELIEVE it! Everyone who comments today will get a chance in the drawing, so COME ON STAMPERS, leave me some comments!

In honor of this MOMENTOUS occasion (at least for me!) I created this card:
Secret garden 1

I used the card I showed you here back on the first of March as my template, then got busy changing the color scheme! I used Daffodil Delight cardstock for my base, Floral District Designer Paper, and the Secret Garden Bundle from the Occasions catalog.

Sometimes when I am creating from "scratch" it takes me a long time and sacrifices several pieces of cardstock before I am happy with the result, but this time the creative juices flowed freely and I had my sample to my pleasing in a very short amount of time!

I had been thinking that this type of fold would lend itself nicely as a gift-card holder, and I was right!

Secret garden 3

I used the Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Folder, "Happiness" from Loving Thoughts,  and the "just for you" from the Pop-up Posies Designer Kit to finish things off.

Well, how's that for a 500th blog post? I am so pleased to have reached the 500 mark, now it's on to 1000!

Don't forget to leave me a comment to get your name in the drawing for the Stampin' Trimmer!

I need to close for now, my son, Logan is coming home this evening for a long weekend from school, and my sister-in-law, Debbie is coming this weekend, so I have lots to prepare!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All products used in this project can be purchased at my Online Store:

Some products used:


Floral District Designer Series Paper #126919
Price: $10.95

12 sheets: 2 ea. of 6 double-sided designs. 12" x 12". Acid- and lignin- free. Coordinates with the Floral District suite. Baja Breeze, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry, Rose Red, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White.



Secret Garden Bundle Wood #131100
Price: $42.95 Also available in a Clear-Mount Bundle

Coordinating Secret Garden Stamp Set + Secret Garden Framelits = two products at a 15% savings!



Loving Thoughts - Clear-Mount Stamp #125845
Price: $23.95 also available in Wood-Mount

Show someone that you care with a hand-stamped card created using sentiments from this classic eleven-piece set. Or make a stack of cards to give away as a gift for a special friend! Just enclose them in a Cellophane Bag and tie with 5/8" Satin Ribbon.

Set Quantity: 11



Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit #131395
Price: $12.95

Everything for bright, flowery tags—just add attitude.
* 9 embossed paper tags (ea. 2-3/4" x 3-1/2").
* 9 fabric covered brads: 6 Very Vanilla (3/8"); 3 Summer Starfruit (5/8").
* Precut paper flower pieces layer into 9 flowers; 6 layers of one style in 2 colors and 3 layers of one style in 1 color
* 9 pieces of thick Vanilla Baker's Twine (ea. 8")
* Just for You wood-mount stamp (1 stamp: exclusive to this kit)
* Adhesive and ink not included








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Missy Smith

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Hi Carol! I think I found you from another site! I really can’t
remember now! But I do know I truly enjoy your site and appreciate all you
do! I know it demands a lot of work! So, THANK YOU!!!

Norma Webb

I love your cards, can't wait for the instructions and be able to duplicate it! You are the best!

Carol Payne

Hi Libby,

Thanks for enjoying my card. I plan to have easy instructions up soon!

How did you find me?

Thanks again!


Carol Payne

Hi Missy! Im so glad you are enjoying my blog and learning things to help you on your stamping journey!
How did you find me? Im always interested to know.



Missy Smith

Congratulations! What an accomplishment! I know I have enjoyed visiting your blog! I just found your site a little while ago and I have learned so much in that little bit of time! I love this gift card holder! I am gonna have to try this! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win an awesome giveaway!

Carol Payne

Thanks so much Roberta! Keep watching for many more!


Very sweet fold of a card- I'm going to have to try it!

Donna Earley

Such a pretty card! I wasn't a big fan of the summer starfruit when it came out but now I am using it all the time! I really like the fancy fold. I am going to have to try it. Congratulations on your 500th post!! That is an accomplishment! I love coming to your blog and getting inspired by your creations! (I must not have come yesterday, or I surely would have left a comment!)
Thank you for sharing your talent!


I love the card! I'm going to try it soon! :)


I love that card! I'm going to try it soon! :)

Roberta Howe

Carol another great card... CONGRATS on your MOMENTOUS occasion 500th BLOG

Sara A.

I love seeing what you create. Wish I lived closer so I could take advantage of your classes! :-)



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