Saturday, 8 April 2023

Framed Florets Awash in Beauty Faux Stepper Card. Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop. April 2023

 Good Evening Everyone

Tonight I am blog hopping with the Stamping INKspirations ladies and our theme for this month is 'Fun Folds'.

As you may know, I love a good Fun Fold and was quite frankly spoilt for choice. I saw this card by Heather Forgan from Stamp with Nellie and I knew straight away I wanted to CASE it. It's a really great way to get the stepper card effect without a complicated method. I have used Heather's Exact measures, just changed the decoration and also I've used a dark case base, I've added an extra white panel to the back so there is somewhere to write a message 

I've used the Awash in Beauty DSP and the sentiment from Framed Florets along with Merry Merlot Card - all of which are retiring at the end of this catalogue.

Here is Heather's Original Project that I have cased


Merry Merlot Card Stock

1pc - 8 1/4" x 5 7/8", scored at 3 1/8", 6 1/4" & 7 1/4"

1pc - 3 5/8" x 5 7/8", scored at 4 1/8"


Basic White Card Stock

1pc - 3" x 5 3/4"


Awash in Beauty DSP

1pc - 3" x 5 3/4"

1pc - 7/8" x 5 3/4"

1pc - 1 1/2" x 3 1/2"

1pc - 4" x 3 1/2"


Fold and burnish the score lines on the larger piece of Merry Merlot, taking note on folding the short score lines to create your 'peak' to the front Hold the card so that the small peak in facing up - adding the two pieces of DSP, then flip it around and add the basic white piece to the back. Add a fussy cut floral arrangement to the right hand side. I tried to get as much of the flowers showing as possible.

Add the DSP pieces to the remaining piece of Merry Merlot. Fold and burnish the score line.

Add a thin line of glue to the bottom of the back of the smaller piece and add this to the card - lining up the left edge with the left of the card base. Make sure that you don't add glue too far up otherwise you will stick the card closed.

Flip this over and fold flat, then add another thin line of glue to the open edge of the overlay piece, then fold it over and adhere down - again make sure you don't add too much glue too far over as it may cause you to stick your card shut.

Finally stamp the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink and trim, layer to a scrap of Merry Merlot card and trim leaving an nice border. Add this to the centre of the upper panel.

I hope you have enjoyed my card today - please continue through the hop to get lots more Fun Fold Inspiration. Teri is up next, click below to head on over.

Jan Musselman  ●  Mo Rootes

Tricia Butts  ●  Judith Patterson  ●  Susan Webster

Leonie Stuart  ●  Karen Henderson  ●  Annette Ball

Anne Krucek  ●  Vickie Littlewood  ●  Teri West

Here's a list of supplies I used in today's project, click on the images to head over to my online store Product List

If you are on Facebook, why not pop over and check out our community group Craft & Banter. If you have a passion for paper craft, are brilliant at baking or a super talented seamstress then we would love to see you there. We share all types of crafting, run challenges and giveaways & generally have a right good natter.

See you soon 




  1. Beautiful card! This is another great fold. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Such a pretty card Vickie, love it x

  3. Very pretty Vickie! I like the two coordinating DSP pieces you used.

  4. I always avoid making stepper cards because they never seem to work for me! I'm going to give this version a go - looks great. Thanks for sharing ho to do it.

    1. Honestly Karen, I'm the same - I'm not great with lots of measurements and complicated methods. This is a game changer! I would love to know how you get on xx

  5. This is really a wonderful project that isn't too hard when it comes to a fancy fold. It looks exquisite, but it breaks down into simple parts. I will definitely be trying this one out! Thanks

  6. Such a beautiful fun fold. Love how the different designs work together. So pretty.

  7. Both of your projects are so adorable! This is one of my favorite fun-folds. Thanks for sharing this!💕


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