General Cards, Snailed It

Snail Mail Fun Fold

Want to double your fun when making cards?  Use a Fun Fold Design and choose a fun set of  Designer Series Papers.  Like this card:

Sometimes it can be hard to come up with some more “man-ly” type cards.  But when I saw the snail with the mustache and little bow tie, I knew he would make a good birthday card.  Although to be honest, when I first saw him, I thought he was a walrus, not a snail.  I am pretty sure it was the mustache.  

This was such a cute card, I thought it might be nice to make a more feminine version, so I switched colors of the card from blues and yellow, to red and pinks.  And I also changed the design on the front, using different patterns from the same set of Snail Mail Designer Series Paper  but fussy cutting different images – a different snail and also several mushrooms.

This card design is called a Double Z Fun Fold.  When you open the card it looks like this:

Here is a like more of a bird’s eye view:

Can you see the “Zee”?  The base of the card forms a large “Z” and the smaller card forms a little “z”.   Hence the name Double “Z” Fold.

So where did I get the cute snails and mushrooms?  Right from the Snail Mail Designer Series Papers.  If you don’t own the stamp set….or just want something quick and easy, fussy cutting is the way to go.  Or in this case – partial fussy cutting.  One of the dies in the Snail Dies actually matches the image on the papers, so you can die cut right from the paper.  The smaller snail and the hello word balloons can be die cut as well.  And there are several other smaller snails, envelopes, letters that you can fussy cut too! 

I fussy cut the two snails, the mushrooms and the small pile of gifts.  What do you do when the large mushroom you want to use is at the edge of the paper.  You cut it out and then place it right on the edge of the piece of cardstock. Now it looks like you cut if off on purpose!  So pay attention to the images on the edge of the papers….don’t throw them away, use them on a card!

If you would like to try this card, these are the supplies you will need:

  •  Cardstock – Cut 4 1/4” x 11”.  Score and fold (accordant style) on the long side at 5 1/2” and 8 1/4”
  • Coordinating Cardstock or  (same color Cardstock)  – Cut 3 1/4” x 10”.  Score and fold (accordion style) on the long side at 4 1/2” and 7 1/4”. 
  • Designer Series Paper
    • Pattern #1 – Cut 5 1/4” x 4”
    • Pattern #2 – Cut two pieces of a coordinating pattern 2 1/2” x 3”
    • Basic White Cardstock – Cut 4 1/4” x 3 and cut 2 1/2” X 3” 
  •  Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bermuda Bay, and Real Red
  • Adhesive: Stampin’ Seal and Dimensionals
  • Tools: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips
  • Optional – Googly Eyes for snails  (non-Stampin’ Up)

If you need help putting this card together hop over to my Facebook Page (Pat’s Card Corner) or check out the video on YouTube: Double Z Fold with Snail Mail


Hope you’ll give these a try!

Happy Stamping!


Butterfly Brilliance

BUTTERFLY BOUQUET ORDERING SPECIAL – Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set, Brilliant Wings Dies & two sets of papers!  

From March 2 to May 3rd, Stampin’ Up! is offering a special purchase of  several new products that will be in the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog!  Introducing the Butterfly Bouquet Suite of Products!

During this special ordering period, you will also be able order all of these products.  The Stamp Set and Dies will be in the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, but, these two sets of papers – Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper and Natural Touches Specialty Papers are only available until May 3rd or while supplies last!   So bring in the beauty of nature with the artistic designs of these products that will put a pop of brilliance on every project.  Check out this flyer for more details: Butterfly Bouquet Flyer

March 2021 Paper Pumpkin Banner

MARCH PAPER PUMPKIN KIT  Here’s to You– Order by March 10th!

Here’s to You is the new March 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit. This kit contains enough supplies to create 8 cards – 4 each of 2 designs – and coordinating envelopes!  Your kit will include all the supplies needed to make these cards – printed card bases, die cut pieces, embellishments, adhesive, a stamp set and ink spot and this kit includes a FREE stencil set! – 4 Unique and reusable stencils and a stampin’ sponge

If you love nature, you will appreciate the beauty and adventure of March’s Here’s to You kit. From skies of blue to forests of green, the inspiring imagery will send you into the great outdoors!  Watch this March 2021 Paper Pumpkin Video to see a preview of the kit.

Are you ready to give Paper Pumpkin a try?  You can subscribe by clicking HERE. A one month subscription is $22.00 and includes shipping!…that’s less than $3.00 a card! There are also options for 3 month, 6 months and 12 months.  These kits also make great gifts for your crafting friends!   The deadline to subscribe is March 10th!  The kit will be mailed directly to you and should arrive sometime after the 20th of the month.


Ready to purchase supplies for your next project?  Please click  HERE and you’ll be taken to my online Stampin’ Up! Site where you can look at all the products online and purchase what you need. If you do not already have a demonstrator, I would be honored to be yours!  If your order is less than $150, please use my MARCH HOST CODE: KPJ9ADF3  and choose me (Patricia Dominicci) as your Demonstrator when prompted. If you need help placing an order,  please leave a comment below and I will be happy to assist you!

If you place an order of $50 or more and use my Host Code  I will send you a small gift as a thank you from me!  If your order is $150 or more, please do NOT use the Host Code as you will receive Stampin’ Rewards of your own.  Rewards start at $15 worth of free products of you.

These are the products I used for today’s card.  Click on any product and it will take you to my online Stampin’ Up Store

Snailed It Bundle



Stampin' Seal





Stampin' Seal Refill



Paper Trimmer




Paper Snips





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