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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Dynamic Duos #51 - Stampin' Up! - Under the Big Top


I am so thrilled to be part of the Dynamic Duos Design Team....I've been a long-time fan & participant so it really means a lot to be on the team! Hopefully you will play along each week with me and the gang!! :)

The Dynamic Duos Design Team
Alison Barclay

This week's fabulous colours are:

I decided to make a 'Funky Fold' card. You just need your
Stampin’ Trimmer to cut and score the appropriate measurments. If you 'google images' for "Funky Fold Card", you will find a tutorial. I thought I would make a fun birthday card for a child using Stampin' Up's Under the Big Top stamp set. I know this is retired but it really has the cutest images and I can't stop using it!! :)   

After I finished my card, I realised that I didn't have an envelope big enough.....but never fear....the Stampin' Up Simply Scored is here!!! I just grabbed a piece of Designer Series Paper and made a quick envelope that was big enough for my card. :)  

So get busy with these beautiful colours....can't wait to see what you submit!


Materials used (all Stampin' Up!)
Stamps - Under the Big Top (retired)
Ink - Black Stazon, Basic Grey, Daffodil Delight,
Baja Breeze, Basic Black (to sponge edge of punched 'ball')
Cardstock - Whisper White, Whisper White textured CS (retired)
Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze DSP,
Big Top Birthday DSP (for envelope)
Accessories - Daffodil Delight Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, White Bakers Twine
Tools - Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits, Large Scallop Edgelit, Cloudy Day Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 3/4 circle punch, Stampin' Sponges, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Blender Pen, Crystal Effects (for ball).


  1. This is so adorable and the envelope is awesome! I love the diagonal yellow stripe! SO much fun!!!

  2. This is too cute for words. I love that little polka dot ball and the big scallops on the sides of the main panel. The little bow at the front is darling :)

  3. I really like how you made a matching envelope!

  4. Allison you get an A+ from me for creating this fantastic interactive card. So excited to be working with you at Duos.

  5. Oh, what a cute card! And that envelope is just perfect! I'm so excited to be working with you at Dynamic Duos :)

  6. This is a fabulous card Allison. I just love the fold and the matching envelope really ties it all together :) So very excited to be working with you at Dynamic Duos!!!

  7. Alison, I totally LOVE this funky card!!! And that envelope is amazing :) I am super excited to be working with you too! :)

  8. How cute is this - and I love the envelope too!

  9. Love, love, love this Alison and what a great envelope to go with this cute card. Really like how you use the closure and will have to give that a try soon. I am so excited to be joining in on the fun at Dynamic Duos with you :)

  10. What a fantastic start, Alison! This is a sumptuous, cheery, and super fun card! I swoon over polka dots and that envelope? Please! Talk about a bonus!! Thank you!!

  11. Cute card...great job with the color combo!

  12. Great card and killer cute envelope. Love that you've used stripes to mimic the big top. Big congrats on the DD DT! After seeing your work, it will be a good fit for you and tons of fun I'm sure. Very cool. Bev

  13. Such a fun card, Alison! I love the clouds with the subtle sponged color and the easel design. That little popped up ball is such a fun touch. Hooray for the custom envelope, too. So happy to have tou on the DD team! Hugs! :)


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Alison xx