Wednesday 12 April 2023

Happiness Abounds Collar Fold Birthday Card. Touches of Ink Blog Hop. April 2023

 Good Evening Everyone

Happy Wednesday! I hope you are all having a great week so far! 

Today I'm blog hopping with the fabulous Touches of Ink ladies. As always, we have not set theme but are encouraged to create around a Suite or Bundle. I've chosen to create a really lovely, and easy Collar fold card with the Hues of Happiness Suite - which will sadly retire at the end of this month. As soon as I saw it, i knew I needed it and have used it so much when creating, and I will be sad to see it go.

Anyway, I digress - The collar fold require a little measuring, but other than that it's soooo easy and gives you the opportunity to show off a few designs of DSP.



Night of Navy Cardstock

1pc - 4 1/8" x 11 3/4", scored at 5 7/8"

Basic White Cardstock

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


Hues of Happiness DSP

2pc - 5 5/8" x 3 7/8"

3 fussy cut flowers


Fold the Night of Navy card stock along the score line to create your card base - stamp the sentiment into the centre of the basic white panel and add to the inside.

Take the piece of Hues of Happiness DSP that you want to be your 'top' piece  and find the centre point on the longest length - I just folded it over lightly and made a tiny pinch where it was but you could measure in out. Place this DSP into your trimmer and line up the notch into the track and cut into it approx 1 1/4". Rotate your DSP now and line up the top corner to the inside edge of the cut and score a diagonal line. Repeat this process for the bottom edge as well. so it should look like this

Now very carefully fold along these score lines so that you are folding the DSP towards the centre. You will create a piece like so...

Take this piece of DSP and adhere it down on top of the other piece you have, making sure that the top, bottom and left edges all line up. Add this to the card front.

Fussy cut three of the large flowers from the DSP and arrange them done the left hand side. I stuck the top and bottom ones down with liquid glue then added the middle one with some dimensionals.

Finally stamp the sentiments in Night of Navy ink onto some scrap basic White and fussy cut. Add these to the card front with some dimensional.

I hope you enjoyed my card today - I absolutely loved how it turned out. Please continue through to hop to get lots more inspiration from these talented ladies. Sabine is up next - please go over and say Hi.

  1. Simone Kleine - derdiedasKleine bastelt

  2. Iris Philipps - iriStempelt

  3. Liane Gorny - jungle cards

  4. Vickie Littlewood - Vickie Lou Designs (UK)

  5. Sabine Leclerc - Kreativwerkstatt Julamé

Here's a list of supplies I used in today's project, click on the images to head over to my online store, don't forget that these products won't be around much longer - so please snap them up whilst you can.

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. Your Card is so lovely❤️, habe a nice evening and greetings from Germany!

  2. What a great card! I love this technique! Thanks for being a part of my blog hop!
    Have a nice evening!
    Greetings from Germany Simone


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