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N C Demo Blog Hop for April 2020

The theme for this months Blog Hop is anything spring! I love everything about spring, flowers, sunshine, warm weather, and birds. One of my very dear friends has been struggling with the stay at home orders in our state and I wanted to brighten her day with a special card. She loves birds and like myself has multiple bird feeders, baths, and houses. We both have nests of bluebirds in our yards. That is why I chose bluebirds for the card front, but that’s not all – when you open the card you are surprised with an accordion fold and multiple layers of birds attached. Here’s how I went about creating this card.

Start with a piece of card-stock, I used Seaside Spray. Cut the sheet to 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ score and fold at 4 1/4″.

Choose a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) and cut to 10″ X 5 3/8″. Score at 2″, 3″, 4″, 5″, 6″, 7″ and 8″. Reinforce your score lines using a bone folder. Accordion fold on the score lines starting and ending with a Valley fold.

Attach the two end pieces to the card inside (front and back). I used Tear and Tape to secure this firmly since it will be a moving part.

Cut out 5 birds from the Bird Ballad DSP.

Using Whisper White card-stock . Stamp desired sentiment on one piece, the others will be used for the birds. Glue one bird on each piece. Glue the label to the inside folds of the accordion pleats. They will pop out as the card is opened.

For the card front I used a piece of Whisper White card-stock cut to 5 1/4″ X 4″ and then a floral piece of DSP cut to 5″ X 3 3/4″.

On another piece of WW card-stock cut 2 1/2″ X 4″ I stamped the stamp with multiple birds on a branch and colored it in using Stampin Blends. I torn the top and bottom and lightly sponged the edge.. For the sentiment at the top I cut a piece of Seaside Spray card-stock 3 3/4″ X 3″ and a piece of WW card-stock 1/2″ X 2 3/4″. On the WW I stamped a saying in Seaside Spray and adhered to the front of card near the top.

Thank you for joining our Blog Hop this month, we hope to see you every month. Please stop by our other talented N C Demo Blog Hoppers.


Sue Stapp

Sue’s Super Stampers.

N C Demo’s April Blog Hoppers:

Amy Kinler – 
Nedine DuPree – 
Tracie Evans Langley – https://wp.me/pbuEpC-bx
Jo Anne Hewins – https://luv2create.typepad.com/my_blog/2020/04/
Tina Lesson – 
Toni Campana – https://wp.me/p4tAAw-k5
Sue Stapp – https://suestapp.com/?p=369

Ariel Matera – https://mermaidinkpad.wordpress.com/?p=275
Laurie Meier – https://stampedgreetings.com/mothers-day-lattice-card/
Sue Root – 

Here’s a list of the products I used for my card:

Product List

12 thoughts on “N C Demo Blog Hop for April 2020”

    1. Thank you Nedine. I’m a paper hoarder and every time a new catalog comes out I look at my stash and think – I’ve got to use this beautiful DSP. So this was a good option for me. Glad you liked it.


    1. Thank you Toni, I love to find new fun folds that aren’t too complicated so I can explain instructions for my blog. I think this one offers a good WOW factor. I think I’ll try it with flowers next.


  1. This is super sweet, I am sure your friend will feel the love when she sees all those birds popping out to say hello. Great job.


    1. Thank you Amy, I’m glad I tried this and now I’m sure I’ll use the fold for other cards in the near future. We all need a little extra encouragement these days.


  2. WOW! Your friend is going to love your card! What a fantastic design. I am definitely going to be CASEing your card 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing!


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