Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Thinking of You!

I made a Joy Fold Card from memory to enter into this week's wecraftcards Forum challenge. However, when finished, I went to find a tutorial from my Creative Folds folder on Pinterest to share in my supplies list… and discovered that I had forgotten the left fold-over section on my card.  Oops! That said, I do like the way it turned out and it was super easy to make! I will share instructions below my supplies list in case anyone else wants to make what I call a Single Joy Fold Card with clasp! It was super easy to make! The digi I used is the October Progressive Challenge Freebie at Outlawz. It is named “Sugar the Zombie” and comes with two versions of Sugar- Zombie or Cute Girl. Since I wanted to make a wedding card I went with the non-Zombie version of Sugar. 
Am entering my card into several other challenges including Simon Says Challenge- Movie Inspired (One of my fav movies, from 2007 is named “Enchanted.” It's a wonderful dream come true musical with cartoon characters thrown in. So much fun!), Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes (Optional twist- Hats… I think that veils might fit this category), and Scrap N Sketch WCMD 2020 sketch #3 (which provided a nice layout for my card.)
·   Digi- Oddball Art Co. (Sugar the Zombie)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Rhinestone Heart Stickers- Hobby Lobby
·   Jolees Boutique Crown Sticker-JoAnnes Crafts
·   Assorted cardstock, patterned papers and scraps of tulle from my stash
·  We Are 3 Digital Sentiments (Dreams)

Instructions for the Single Joy Fold Card with Clasp:
1.  Create a cardstock card base (in my card it is brown) 5” x 7”. 
2.  Attach a piece of DSP (in my card it is light cream with tan swirls) 4¾” x 6¾”. 
3.  Create a small card with cardstock (in my card it is tan) 3” x 8 ½, scored and folded in half
4.  Layer this small card with a piece of brown cardstock on the bottom (slightly larger), and a piece of DSP on the top (slightly smaller.)
5.  Attach the small card to the DSP covered base.
6.  Create a “clasp” to hold down a corner of your smaller card. (You can use punched or cut elements, stickers, digis or stamped images. The main thing is that it needs to be attached with a few strips of foam on the outer edge so that the corner of the card can slide beneath it.
7.  I attached the sentiments last to make sure that they are correctly positioned. And… I like to add some decoration to the inside to reflect the theme on the front.
Entered into: 
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- Inside Out (Joy Luck Card)
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Movie Inspired                          
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- October                 
Besties Challenge- October Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #524 (Optional twist- Hats) 
Sketch N Scrap-Card Sketch- WCMD #3                                                        
Outlawz Challenges- Progressive Freebie- Oddball Art Zombie Sugar      
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge
My sweet husband sends regular cards to his 96-year-old mom. When he asked about a Halloween Card, I had to make this Batty themed card just for her! (A little back history. Rich grew up in a home on an old farmstead in rural South Dakota. Even though their home was in good shape, it was surrounded by trees where many bats perched. They would often crawl into the attic of the house in the fall to escape winter. Occasionally they’d venture down into the living area of the home… and needed to be “directed” to the exits.  So… Rich has many memories of standing at the front door with a tennis racket. His sisters would flush them down the stairs, and he’d lob them out the door.  One summer I met one of the furry creatures face to face… or should I say fang to screaming face… as it swooped over me as I read late one evening. Needless to say, I kind of think of them as furry spiders with wings (spiders scare me, too!) Rich’s mom, who was widowed at 40, and raised four children alone…  is one of the bravest women I’ve ever known. So, I think this card will make her smile!
Am entering my card into several other challenges including Outlawz Sketch Challenge, which I think is the perfect fit for this cute digi.
·   Image (Bat with Sentiment)- Scribbles Designs (Batty Over)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Inside Sentiment- TLC Creations Freebie (FaBOOlous Halloween)
·   Paper Studio Watercolor Tree Scrapbook paper-Hobby Lobby
·   Cardstock, foam mounting tape, and dotted burgundy ribbon from my stash
Entered into: 
Outlawz Challenges- Wednesday Sketch                        
Scribbles Designs Challenge- #93 Feature a Creature (SD)        
The Paper Shelter- #446 Halloween or Halloween Colors
Incy Wincy Designs- Halloween or Autumn/Fall Colors
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday Anything Goes
Di’s Digi Stamps- Halloween or Harvest                                        
Dragonfly Dreams- October Spooky and/or Cute

My last card features one of my favorite things… COFFEE! I had fun using an Echo Park paper pad that I won last year at the Crafty Hazelnuts’ Christmas Challenge (Thanks, Hazel!) I’ve loved this pad and saved every little snippet of each wonderful design, which allowed me to make this card to enter into one of my favorite challenges named Snippets (Thanks, Di!) The coffee image is a $2 digi is from Victorine Originals, and the sentiment is a freebie from TLC Creations.
·   Image- Victorine Originals Digital Stamp (Winter Drink)
·   Sentiment- TLC Creations Freebie (Beginning to Look a Latte Like Christmas)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Puffy Heart Stickers- WalMart (pack contains 113 assorted puffy hearts for just 99 cents!)
·   Scallop edge template from my scrapbooking stash
·   Echo Park 6x6 paper pad- Celebrate Winter
·   Assorted cardstock from my stash
Entered into: 
Day of the Month Challenge- #20 International Coffee Day
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #513 Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Layer It Up!
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #462-463 Anything Goes                   
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                
Pixie's Snippets-Week #389                                                                     
Christmas Crafts All Year Round- No tricks, just TREATS!


  1. Wow this is soo cool!! Thanks for playing with us at TPS this week, good luck! Hug Lena

  2. Fabulous array of cards, Kathy, each one so different! Your mother-in-law is going to love that batty card and we all need some warm mitts in winter! Your wedding card is so unusual, I love that you've used the Progressive Freebie image for it, shows how versatile the image is. I'm looking forward to seeing what next month's image brings.
    DT for The Outlawz

  3. For me a coffee belongs in every season of the year, but in winter and at Christmas a hot coffee makes everything a little more comfortable. Very nice card with a great motif. Thank you for joining with ua at DotMCC. Gundi

  4. Wonderful cards!! Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch N Scrap! ~Deanna :)

  5. Hello… A lovely set of cards... Thanks for sharing your 'Halloween Bat card' with us, it fits perfectly with our “Feature a Creature” challenge theme… a fab sentiment too... please join us next time and Good Luck in the draw.
    Diane Louise, DT Member, Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog

  6. All great cards love the Halloween card and bat for your MIL.
    Carol x
    Thank you for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams
    Carol DT x

  7. Such a great set of cards. Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap.

  8. What a great collection of cards!! Your bat card is super cute and I'm sure your husband's mother will appreciate the nod to their past! Thanks for playing with Di's Digi Designs.

  9. Such a beautfiul card, thanks for joining us at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Ilonka

  10. Hi! Your project is beautiful. Thanks for playing with us on Dragonfly Dreams Challenges and best of luck with your entry.
    Ine DT http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

  11. what lovely cards and memories, thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz challenge

  12. Love all your cards Kathy - especially the snippets one. A great design with such a fun sentiment as well!


    Di xx

  13. Christmas and coffee - combining two of my favorite things! Thank you for joining us again at DotMCC! Hugs, Cornelia

  14. Great card, I love it. Sentiment is funny :) Thank you for sharing at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge. Hope to see you again!
    Merja DT

  15. Super cute cards!! Love your take on the sketches!! Thanks for playing along with us @ Sketch N Scrap!

  16. What fun cards!! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

  17. Lovely cards. I like the image and sentiment you used for the third card. Thank you for entering the Make Your Own Background Challenge at CHNC.


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