Wednesday, 13 April 2022

Dressed to Impress - Bookbinder Fun Fold Card - Touches of Ink Blog Hop

Hi Everyone, 

Today I am sharing a card that I made for the Touches of Ink Blog Hop. It was a free theme to use any bundle from a current catalogue. As the current annual catalogue will end very shortly, I chose to use the Dressed to Impress bundle which will retire with this catalogue and is one that I haven't used for a while. If you want to get your own then you need to hurry, things are selling fast.  I've teamed it with current colours (Polished Pink) and the Abstract Beauty designer series paper to make a cute Fun Fold Card.  Let me show you how I made it.


1 piece of polished pink card stock 4 1/8" x 11 1/2"
1 piece of dsp 4 1/2" x 4", 1 piece 7/8" x 4"
1 piece of basic white 4 1/2" x 4"
Scraps of polished pink and basic white card for the die cuts
Dressed to Impress stamp set
All Dressed Up dies
Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine
Polished Pink ink
Memento Black ink
Magenta Madness ribbon
Simply scored
Bone folder
Multipurpose adhesive
Mini Glue Dots


On the long side, score the polished pink card at 5 3/4" and 6 3/4" and fold in half and burnish and then fold the other one back on itself - this bit will be glued together later to form the book binding element.

Adhere the dsp mat layers to the front and the spine section.

Wrap the ribbon around the spine piece and tie a bow. Keep in place with a mini glue dot.  Adhere these sections together and the ribbon will be trapped between the layers and secured in place.  

Stamp the perfume, lipstick and two shoes onto polished pink card and die cut them out.  Stamp a sentiment on the scrap of white card and die cut with the label die.

Stamp the sentiment on the remaining white layer and adhere to the inside of the card.  

Arrange the die cuts and the sentiment on the card front using dimensionals.

There you are a very quick and simple fun fold card. 

Although I have used a retiring bundle, this idea can be used with any dsp and any bundle, this style of card lends itself to lots of different sets.  In the past I have also used the tulips and daffodils bundles as you can see from the pictures below.

Please click on the links below to see what everyone else has made, next up is Petra

Simone Kleine - derdiedasKleine bastelt

Prima!Karen Egan (UK) - Craftykarendesigns

Petra Masukowitz - PetMa-Kreativ

Iris Philipps - iriStempelt

Sonja Kindler  - kreativ-mit-sonja

Daniela Klotzsch-Fiehn - Kreativierend

Katja Martins - Stempelpfau 

Sandra Nitschke - Gelettertundgestempelt

Liane Gorny - Jungle Cards

Vickie Littlewood Vickie Lou Designs (UK)

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Happy crafting,

Karen X


  1. Such a cute idea with the high heels and perfume and lipstick!
    Thanks for joining us!
    Greetings from Germany, Simone

  2. Hi Karen,
    a great card form and and cool motif.
    I think I'll have to get creative with it again too

  3. Fabulous Card Karen. So bright and vibrant!

  4. What a happy card - love the bright colours x

  5. Thanks everyone for the lovely comments x