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Squeeze the Day Simple Fun Fold Card: Squeeze the Day Stamp Set |

Hello, crafty friends! I hope you're all feeling creative today because I have an exciting card project to share with you that’s sure to brighten your day. Today, we’re diving into a delightful and unique fun fold card featuring the vibrant Squeeze the Day Stamp Set from This project combines a playful beach scene with the clever use of folds to create a card that’s as fun to make as it is to give.

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Squeeze the Day Simple Fun Fold Card:

A Splash of Summer Fun

When I first saw the Squeeze the Day Stamp Set, I was instantly reminded of my last beach vacation. The images of beach chairs, umbrellas, and cocktails brought back memories of lazy summer days by the ocean, soaking up the sun with a good book in hand. Inspired by these memories, I decided to create a card that captures the essence of a perfect beach day.

For the card’s focal point, I created an ink-blended beach scene using Distress Oxide Inks (See the Materials Used at the end of the blog post for the colors used) on Neenah Solar White 80 lbs Cardstock. The blend of blues for the ocean, combined with sandy browns, instantly transports you to a serene seaside retreat. Ink blending is one of my favorite techniques because it allows for such seamless color transitions. Plus, it’s incredibly relaxing—like a mini vacation at your craft table!

Squeeze the Day Simple Fun Fold Card by Rick Adkins

Crafting the Card Base

To add a bit of structure and interest, I opted for a fun fold design. Using Neenah Desert Storm 100 lbs Cardstock, I cut my card base to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored it at 4 1/4". This creates a standard card base, but the fun part comes next. I trimmed 1" off the front of the card base and an additional 1 1/4" off the card front. This small adjustment transforms a simple card into something much more dynamic and interactive.

Attaching the ink-blended piece to the front panel and a coordinating strip to the inside right edge of the card base adds a cohesive look and a touch of surprise when the card is opened. It’s these little details that really make a card stand out.

Squeeze the Day Simple Fun Fold Card by Rick Adkins Front View

Bringing the Scene to Life

Now, onto the fun part—stamping and coloring! I stamped the delightful images from the Squeeze the Day Stamp Set using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. For coloring, I turned to my trusty Ohuhu Brush Markers. These markers are fantastic for achieving vibrant, blended colors, and the brush tip makes it easy to get into all those tiny details.

Fussy cutting the images might seem daunting, but with a good pair of Cutter-bee scissors, it becomes a breeze. I find fussy cutting quite therapeutic, and it’s a great way to add dimension to your cards without the need for dies.

Squeeze the Day Simple Fun Fold Card by Rick Adkins Close Up View

Assembling the Card

With all the pieces ready, it’s time to assemble the card. I stamped the sentiment "Squeeze the Day" at the bottom center of the card front with Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink. This ink is perfect for crisp, clear sentiments.

I adhered the beach chairs, umbrella, and radio flat to the card front using Bearly Arts Liquid Glue. For a bit of added dimension, I used Instant Dimensional Foam Tape to pop up the beach ball and the two cocktails. This creates a lovely 3D effect, making the scene come alive.

Squeeze the Day Simple Fun Fold Card by Rick Adkins Inside View

Pro Tips for Card Makers

  • Pro Tip 1: Ink Blending - When ink blending, start with a light hand and build up the color gradually. This prevents harsh lines and gives you more control over the intensity of the colors.

  • Pro Tip 2: Fussy Cutting - Use small, sharp scissors and rotate the paper, not your hand, for more precise cuts. This technique reduces strain and helps you achieve cleaner edges.

  • Pro Tip 3: Dimension - Adding dimension with foam tape can make certain elements pop, creating a more dynamic and engaging card. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different levels of height to see what looks best.

(Wondering what I used in this project? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).

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Creating this Squeeze the Day fun fold card was an absolute joy, and I hope it inspires you to try something new in your card making. The combination of a vibrant beach scene, playful stamped images, and a unique fold makes this card a true standout. Plus, the Squeeze the Day Stamp Set from provides endless possibilities for summer-themed cards.

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Materials Used:

Here you will find the list of supplies that I used to create today's card. All supplies are linked to supply sources below. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

Happy Stampin'

Rick Adkins

Rick Adkins


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