Sunday, March 1, 2020

Fancy Fold

I wanted to create a special card for my final entry into Double D’s Saying Hello Challenge… so decided on an explosion card. There are many tutorials on Pinterest, but I like THIS ONE which is really easy to follow. I used a square of floral gift wrap which creases beautifully for a special fold card like this. The background for the front of the card was made with a recent "find" at the local Goodwill, some Heidi Swapp note cards/tags. I followed the directions and sponged a few colors of ink across the embossed tags and the white embossed pattern popped up! So fun. Two solid Posh Impression wood-mount stamps and a few juicy ink pads helped me create the beautiful roses (and reflect the beautiful roses on the photo inspiration. After fussy-cutting the images I attached them to the front and inside of the card, using a backing of vellum on the lower greeting to allow a place for a note to be added before sending.
·    Rose images- Post Impressions (company is no longer in business)
·    Colored with ink pads from my stash
·    Front Sentiment- Desert Diva (Hello!)  
·    Explosion Card Tutorial (HERE)
·    Patterned Notes/Tags- Heidi Swapp (a find at our local Goodwill)
·    Assorted cardstock, floral gift wrap and vellum from my stash
Entered into:  
Double D’s Challenge- Saying Hello                
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes                                 
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #623 Spring Fever
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020-Anything Goes- Challenge #3-2020

This fun Christmas card is also an explosion card mainly because I thought that it was a fitting fold to represent an unexpected blizzard of kisses… I mean snowflakes! The sweet Snow Couple digi and both sentiments are FREEBIES! How cool is that? Scraps of gift wrap work great for special fold cards because the paper creates nice and crisp creases.
·    Digi- Scribbles Freebie  (Snow Couple)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Front sentiment- Mudmaven Freebie (Merry Christmas)
·    Inside sentiment- Mudmaven Freebie (If kisses were Snowflakes)
·    Explosion Card Tutorial (HERE)
·    Assorted cardstock, metallic Christmas gift wrap, and photo corners from my stash
·    Patterned snowflake papers are from Hobby Lobby (lavender and wine) and my stash (shades of grey) 
Entered into:  
Scribbles Designs Challenge- #86 Say It With Snow              
Bugaboo Stamps- Funky Folds     
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       

My final card for this posting is also my final entry into Monday‘s Simon Says Challenge named “Inspired by Music.” I found a packet of four-leaf clover-shaped note cards in my stash, and layered on several St. Pat’s related items: a scrap of sheet music and a rainbow cut from a sheet of stationery, clovers cut from scrapbook paper and a cute little Leprechaun. The focal point of the card is a wonderful colored sentiment digi that is a freebie from LoveSVG.
·    Leprechaun Image- Stampin’ Up! (Retired Set)
·    Front Sentiment- Free sheet music (St Patrick’s Day)
·    Inside sentiment- Freebie from LoveSVG. (Happy St. Patricks Day)  
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Rainbow stationery sheet and clover-shaped note card and envelope from my stash.
·    Four Leaf Clover paper- Hobby Lobby
Entered into:  SU Leprechaun & sheet music2
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Inspired by Music                   
Outlawz Sunday Challenge- Songs and Rhymes- I’m Looking Over A 4 Leaf Clover              
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #114
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week #9 Anything Goes                                  
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #428-429 Anything Goes   


  1. STRIKING Kathy, and beautiful card. Lovely design.. Thanks for entering into our SAYING HELLO challenge, and good luck in the draw and hope you join us again.
    {aNNie Designer for Double D challenges

  2. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous. I just love the design it is brilliant. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Girl you are always so busy, busy and your cards are awesome! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Hello’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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  4. Beautiful cards Kathy, great card styles, the rose one is just stunning, all fabulous, hugs, Lori m


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