Luv2Stamp Group Blog Hop August 2022


Welcome to the Luv 2 Stamp Group’s 2022 Blog Hop! We are excited to share projects with you again this year. We hope to inspire you to create beautiful new projects. Each month we will have a different theme based on the next month’s celebrations using Stampin’ Up! products.


Once you are done with each post, scroll down to the bottom and you will see a list of Blog Hop participants, you can click on their name to go to their post, or you can click the next button to go to the next post in line. Happy crafting! This month’s theme is Birthday.

For this month’s card I wanted to do a fancy fold and went to Pinterest for inspiration. I found a stunning Double Fan Fold card by Carole Baumgartner. Her tutorial is just amazing with pictures included in the step by step instructions - check it out!

Are you guilty of buying a set and not using it? I certainly am! When I was deciding what stamp set and DSP to use for this card, I realized that I ordered the Texture Chic suite and hadn’t used it. One of the reasons I fell in love with it is the imagery and paper are perfect for just about any occasion or season! The florals are perfect for a birthday card!

I also used the Brushstroke Specialty paper to mat the card and to make the leaves in the focal point. The texture of this specialty paper compliments the DSP and gives a pretty sheen to leaves!


The Distressed Gold Specialty paper added to the shine and made a perfect accent for the three flowers framing the sentiment. To adhere the die cut pieces, I used our adhesive sheet. I just love using it for intricate pieces. It is like making your own custom sticker! The sentiment was stamped on the third largest circle in the Stylish Shapes Dies.

I went a little rogue with the color of my flowers. While I used Petal Pink for the card base, I decided that the flowers looked better in Blushing Bride. I think either color would work, but to me the Blushing Bride is a cooler shade and it goes better with the cool tones of the Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent. I added the Petal Pink Elegant Faceted Gems to the flower centers for a little sparkle.

My favorite die in the Chic Dies set is the mesh background die. I can’t believe I waited so long to use it! It is great for adding interest and texture to your card. Using the adhesive sheets to create a sticker is must for this die! Here it anchors the flowers and sentiment. I chose the wood grain pattern in the Texture Chic because I wanted to bring in a hint of the Evening Evergreen color that is in the DSP mats on the card. It really ties the card together!

Thank you so much for hopping along with us today! Laurie Bradshaw is up next and I know you will love what she has to share!! You can click the next picture below or click on her name in the list below.

Sharon Lim - CA

Christy Frank - CA —> you are here

Laurie Bradshaw - CA

Tammy Civello - CA

Teri West - AK

Dawn Sandner - CA

Kimberly Mull - TX

Gloria Plunkett - GA

JoAnne Hewins - NC

Taleena Koch - WA


  1. Wow! This is a great fun fold card.

  2. Love all the layers! Thanks for sharing Christy.

  3. Definitely a beautiful WOW card!!

  4. Such a fabulous fold. Thanks for the link to directions on how to make it!

  5. I love all the little details to this gorgeous card!

  6. Let me just say one word, WOW!!

  7. WOW! I am blown away by this! Such a great idea. I will be checking this out some more.

  8. Love this! So elegant! Definitely need to try this!