Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Fun Fold

I love the Upright Diamond Fold that was provided on the Beccy’s Place Blog. It is so easy to make that I quickly folded two of them for these cards. The first features a beautiful digi named Esmie the Gypsy, which is the freebie this month at the Cute As A Button Progressive Challenge on FB. I colored Esmie with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, attached her to the front of the folded card, and added some bling. The inside sentiment, a favorite scripture verse, is from a favorite freebie site. Check it out, I bet you’ll find lots of treasures!  
·   Digi- Cute As A Button (Esmie The Gypsy)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers, Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pens
·   Inside Sentiment- Freebie from maxammadestudio  (You are Beautiful Ps 139)
·   Assorted background papers from my stash
·   Tutorial for Upright Diamond Fold found at Beccy’s Place HERE 
·   Silver photo corners from several sources on the web (WXJ13 13 Sheets 13 Colors Photo Mounting Corners)
·   Sequins from Simon Says Stamps (Studio Katia Crystal Clear Fusion Sequins SK2820)
Entered into:  
Cute As A Button-FB Progressive Freebie Challenge #40 Esmie The Gypsy
Incy Wincy Designs- Girls, Girls, Girls
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Frame It                                      
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- September            
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020-Anything Goes- Sept  Challenge #9-2020

I made my second card with this fun fold for a sweet friend. Ashley has been working long hours during COVID shutdowns at the agency where I work. Since I know she loved Harry Potter, I thought she’d enjoy this card, and especially the inside sentiment. Lately, as we try to enforce mask-wearing and other precautions/restrictions, we do seem to deal with lots of muggles!
·   Digi- Harry Potter- freebie from (options change occasionally so this might no longer be available)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Inside Sentiment- Love SVG Freebie (Don’t Let The Muggles Get You Down)
·   Assorted background papers and sequins from my stash
·   Tutorial for Upright Diamond Fold found at Beccy’s Place HERE 
Entered into: 
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #518 (Optional twist- Use Glitter and/or Gems) 
Createful Heart Designs- Challenge #24   
Pattie's Creations Challenge- #174 Anything Goes  (free cactus digi)
Let’s Craft and Create- Ch #163-Anything Goes

My last card features a digi that so beautifully reflects the colors I see when I look out of my window. My dear hubby and I moved to Wisconsin about a dozen years ago, and we NEVER get tired of the eruption of rich colors every autumn. Artist Jan Mahew is sponsoring the current Outlawz Progressive Challenge, generously donating this amazing image and sentiments to all participants. I really enjoyed coloring the leaves, striving to match the colors in the leaves across the street. I attached a photo to prove their beautiful deep orange coloring.  An upcycled calendar page, twine, and burlap help add a rustic feeling to the card.
·   Digi and sentiments- Jan’s Digi Stamps (Signs of Autumn)  
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Assorted background papers and upcycled calendar page from my stash
·   Scraps of burlap and twine from my stash
Entered into:  
Jan’s Digi Stamps- September Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenges- Progressive Freebie- Jan’s Digis-Autumn Greetings
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #456-457 Anything Goes                   
Spectrum Noir Community Group (FB)- Sept- Autumn/Fall  


  1. Never made an upright diamond fold but the effect looks amazing. I need to try
    Claire Mrs H's Crafty Corner

  2. I've not heard of a diamond fold card, but it does look very nice. Thank you for joining in with us at, Createful Heart Design

    Mary - Owner/Designer

  3. Hi Kathy all your cards are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. Great cards, Kathy! The upright diamond fold is unusual and very effective. I love that you use old calendar pages as your backgrounds, and this one is perfect for Jans Signs of Autumn image. Great job on colouring the leaves, look just like your tree outside.
    I'm looking forward to seeing what next month's image brings.
    DT for The Outlawz

  5. Fabulous cards and great card shape, which is really effective. Thanks for joining our challenge this month at Let's Craft and Create and Happy Crafting Michelle DT x

  6. what fab cards and fold and thanks for playing at crafty catz this week

  7. Tree beautiful cards. I like Harry Potter.

  8. What a cute image! I love your coloring too. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Artist & Owner

  9. This is stunning.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Jan’s Digital Stamp Challenge, looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx
    Jan’s Digital DT
    Cat Crazy Craft Corner – My Blog

  10. I've tried many of Beccy's folds but I haven't had a go at this one yet. I like the way you layered up the card so the image is framed when the card is closed. Thanks for entering the Girls, Girls, Girls Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

  11. Fun card. Love the unique fold. Thanks so much for entering your project into our latest challenge over at Pattie's Creations. Good luck in the draw.

    ☺Lisa D.
    DT Member for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles--My Personal Blog!


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