Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Around The World On Wednesday Blog Hop


Today I am participating in the Around The World on Wednesday Blog Hop!  

My creative pals and I hope to inspire you with our theme challenge of Let's Take  A Walk. 

When I saw this challenge I knew immediately that I wanted to do a fun fold and I wanted to use the By My Side #159006 stamp set.  

Here is a look at that cute stamp set: 

I also added Rays of Light #158925, Playing In The Rain #160542 and Just My Type #161614 stamps to complete my card. Here is a look at these stamps:

Here is what I came up with: 

 The front of my card features a rainy-day scene...

The first opening panel shows a sunny day scene....

And the third inside panel shows the little boy and his dog.  I added a Basic White panel on the inside flap so I had lots of room to write my message. 

How You Can Make It


By My Side Stamp Set
Rays of Light Stamp Set
Playing In The Rain Stamp Set
Just My Type Stamp Set
Poppy Parade card stock
Basic Black card stock
Basic White card stock
Memento Black ink pad
Lemon Lolly ink pad
Gray Granite ink pad
Balmy Blue ink pad
Granny Apple Green ink pad
Blending Brushes
Assorted Stampin' Blends
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Bone Folder
Paper Snips


 Card Base : Poppy Parade: 2@ 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 score 4 1/4
Mat Layers: Basic Black: 3@ 4 x 5 1/4
Image Layers: Basic White: 3@ 3 3/4 x 5
Greetings & Umbrella: Basic White scrap


  1. Fold the card bases on the the score lines and burnish them flat with a bone folder.  
  2. Turn the card bases so that both openings face each other. 
  3. Glue the back of the right card base to the inside of the left card base using Tombow. 
  4. Stamp the images on the Basic White panels using a Memento Black ink pad. 
  5. Stamp the greetings and the umbrella on Basic White scrap using a Memento Black ink pad.
  6. Color the images as desired with Stampin' Blends. 
  7. Add color to sky/ground as desired using ink pads and a blender brush. 
  8. Glue the stamped and colored panels onto the Basic Black mat layers using Tombow. 
  9. Glue the girl/bird to the front panel of the card. Glue the girl/ butterfly to the next inside panel. Glue the boy/dog to the third inside panel. 
  10. Glue a Basic White cardliner to the inside flap. 
  11. Cut out the umbrella and greetings and attach them to card panels. 

Now hop along and check out what my creative pals have to inspire you with today:

Jan Clothier - AU

Leonie Stuart - AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith - AU

Cheryll Miller - AU

Danielle Kassing - NL

Aurélie Fabre - FR

Mikaela Titheridge - UK

Annette Ball - CA

Angie McKenzie - US

Kelly Taranto - US

Shel Anderson - CA

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert - US

Chris Smith - US

Brenda Nelson - CA

Tricia Butts - US

Theresa McEntee - US

Bree Renwick - US

Lori Willcox - CA

Teri West - US


  1. Such an adorable fun fold, Shel! Absolutely love your creativeness and every element behind this one!!! Thanks for the inspiration! xx

  2. This stamp set hasn't really been on my list but I've seen a couple of cards during this hop and you've done a beautiful job on this card Shel x

  3. You've made such an adorable card with these cute kiddos!

  4. Great pairing of products. Such super cute images , we clearly both saw something with the By my Side Set. Fab cards x

  5. What a super little fold - it really tells a story!


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