Monday, February 18, 2008

Fun & Funky Folding

Okay, so I promised to be back, and here I am! I can't remember the last time I sat down and made something for fun, just for me because I felt like it (well, I DID do one card like that last week, so I guess I CAN remember!)

I am always on the hunt for fun and funky ways to fold my cards. I had a LOT of fun this weekend playing with some fun ideas I found on Scor-Pal's website, PLUS replicating a fold on a card I received a while back in a swap. So, without any further adieu, here is what I've been up to . . .

This is just the MOST FUN! The layers and folds on this were so much fun to replicate, that I made TWO different cards with it. The finished card actually opens on the opposite (or right-hand) side than we are used to. That is one of the things that makes me love this card even more!!

Nichole Heady is my hero! All of the wonderful stamp sets she keeps creating for Papertrey Ink just blow me away! I LOVE this "Out on a Limb" set . . . and the fact that the acrylic images allow you to align everything perfectly!!!

Base layer (Cameo Coral): 5 3/8" x 4 1/4"
DSP layer (Linen Prints): 9 3/8" x 4", scored at 2 1/8" and 4 1/4"
Top folded card layer (Chocolate Chip): 8 3/4" x 3 1/4"
Very Vanilla (Out on a Limb image) layer: 3" x 3 3/4"

Fold the DSP on score lines. Tape the outer 2 1/8" flap toward inside or outside, depending on which side of the dsp you want to show. Tape ribbon under this layer on left-hand side. Don't forget to use a slot punch to punch a hole for the ribbon to go through on the top layer!!

Cardstock: Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Linen Prints dsp
Stamps: Out on a Limb - Papertrey
Ink: Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip, Pink Passion, Old Olive
Accessories: May Arts organza polka dot ribbon, horizontal slot punch, 3/4" and 1/2" circle punch, Stickles

Here is another card using the same basic layout. This also makes card #25 in my "Follow the Butterflies" challenge (see link on sidebar for more details). I think it would be really difficult to make an ugly card using this layout!!

Base layer (Soft Sky): 5 3/8" x 4 1/4"
DSP layer (Happy Me Scrappin Kit paper): 9 3/8" x 4", scored at 2 1/8" and 4 1/4"
Top folded card layer (Soft Sky): 8 3/4" x 3 1/4"
Groovy Guava (music) layer): 3" x 3 3/4"

I also used a clear Spica pen to add a little glitter to the butterflies, but it is hard to see in the photo. I also used yet another new embossing folder - this one is called Allegro. Love it!!

Cardstock: Soft Sky, Groovy Guava, Whisper White, Happy Me DSP
Stamps: Priceless (SU)
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Groovy Guava, Soft Sky
Accessories: Cuttlebug Allegro ef, Wonder charm (unknown), Purely Pomegranate double-stitched ribbon, horizontal slot punch, clear Spica pen, flower/gem sticker (Sandylion Stickers).

Yet another fun and funky fold idea I snatched off of Scor-Pal's website (you go, Diana!). What a fun little accordian card! Start with a piece of cardstock that measures 4 1/4" x 11". Score at 1 1/2", 3", 5 1/2" and 8". Layer, embellish and fold 'er up!! This one elicited a lot of oooh's and aaaahhh's from my daughters friends (who are 13 and 14 - they think I rock!). I even let one of the girls choose the colors I should start with (she chose the Ruby Red and some Cameo Coral, which I switched out for the Groovy Guava, as I had just finished the "Out on a Limb" card using the CC).

I have also included a "closed" photo, so you could see what this baby looks like when it is all folded up. It's smaller than an A2 card, so I'm going to have to make a custom envelope for it (which is fine, since I need to relearn that skill, anyway!!)

Cardstock: Ruby Red, Groovy Guava, River Rock, Very Vanilla
Stamps: One of a Kind, Boho Backgrounds
Ink: Groovy Guava, Ruby Red, River Rock
Accessories: River Rock double stitched ribbon, red rhinestone brads, Designer Label punch, 1 3/8", 1" and 3/4" circle punch, Daisy punch (Family Treasures), 1/2" circle punch

This is a fold/layout I borrowed from a card I received from my friend, Pam Findlay (hello Control Freaks!!). Isn't it fun (okay, so have I used that word a bunch today or what??) The finished card is a 3" x 6 1/2" trifold. Start with a piece of cardstock that is 6 1/2" x 8 1/2". The left hand panel is formed with a score folded in at 2 3/4"; the right-hand panel is scored and folded at 5 3/4" (these measurements are taken from the left edge of the cardstock). The left-hand panel is then cropped 1 1/4" from the top; the right-hand panel is cropped down by 2". Both of the cropped panels then have the top corners trimmed off. I hope that makes sense!!

Cardstock: Rose Red, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Cutie Pie dsp
Stamps: One of a Kind, So Many Scallops
Accessories: Large oval punch, scallop circle punch, build-a-brad, Cuttlebug Birds & Swirls ef, Rose Red brads

And, as promised, here is a picture I took of me and some of my "dirty girl" friends at CHA (sorry, Jeanne, that your eyes are closed - should've taken more than one pose!! You're still gorgeous!!). I love these guys! I had only ever met Kittie and Linda in person before CHA, but loved making personal connections with (from left to right - front) Sherry (BadSherry), ME, Kittie (Kittie747), Tosh (stamps4funinCA), and back row -LindaD (Linda Duke, who I met in January when we went to a Spellbinders retreat - both of us are on their DT), and Jeanne (Jeanne S). What a fun bunch of gals!!


There She Goes Clear Stamps said...

Gorgeous cards wendy!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work! E-mail Julie at customer service and she will replace your stamp you lost free of charge.
Becky ;)

Donelda said...

wow - georgeous cards!! amazing, especially the first PTI card -- that is a piece of beauty!!

Thanks for the inspiration

Corie said...

WOW all of these are just beautiful

Anonymous said...

I was It was so fun to finally get to meet you Miss Wendy!

StampingBetty said...

lovely cards! love your colours, so inspirational!

KOstvig said...

Beautiful wendy so fun to see what you are creating with your new toys

Sherry Cheever said...

Can I just say that this is one wild looking bunch of girls! Seriously, it was my pleasure to finally meet you at CHA. You are just as sweet and cute in person!!!