Saturday, August 20, 2011

SU Stars Fancy Folds Blog Hop- The Nicest Things

Hello, Friends!

Welcome to the SU Stars August Blog Hop "Fancy Folds!" 

You may have arrived from the SU Stars Homepage.  If you get lost during the hop, you can go back to that page and you'll find all the stops on the hop! 

Although I've made a lot of cards, I have to admit that I have never made a card with a fancy fold!  So, I decided to start easy and make one of the most common fancy folds- the gate fold.  I used one solid sheet of 12" x 5 1/2" Designer Series Paper and folded the paper at 2", 4", 8", and 10".  Adding an extra fold  at 2" and 8" allowed me to show the other side of the Designer Series Paper on the front of the card. 

On the inside of the card, I added a coordinating piece of Designer Series Paper to make it look a little more fancy.  Since the paper was dark, I added a piece of Whisper White Card Stock so I will be able to write on the inside.  Adding a small sentiment with the scallop oval continued the scallop "theme" from the front of the card.

This card was pretty simple to make but has a bit of a "wow" factor because of the fancy fold.  I will definitely be making more of these cards.  I think they'd be very cute with Christmas paper. 

Happy Stamping!

I used the following Stampin' Up products to make this card:

The Nicest Things and Occasions Alphabet Stamp Sets
Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Marina Mist, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede Classic Inks
Black Stazon Ink Pad
Blush Blossom Stampin' Write Marker
Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, and Elegant Eggplant Card Stock
In Color 2011-2013 and Regals Patterns Designer Series Paper
3/8" Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon
Circle Scissor Plus
Large Oval and Scallop Oval Punches
Scallop Circle #2 Bigz Die
Big Shot
Blender Pens
Sticky Strip

Now, to follow the rest of the Fancy Folds hop, check out Eileen LeFevre's blog, "Stampin' Fevre" here


craftystamper said...

What a lovely card. Love the fold. Your colouring of the little "friends" is superb.

Welcome to my Stamping Blog! said...

Love your card and the layout!

Denise Foor Studio PA said...

Love your color choices! I'm going to have to CASE this one.

Krafting Karen said...

great colors!!! Love your project

Chris Occhipinti said...

I am a purple fanatic, so this card was just divine! Love the coloring, the layout, and of course, the fold...truly CASE-worhty!

elaine said...

This is such a sweet card, I love the paper and the colors. You did a great job coloring the girls too. The fold makes this card so nice.

Carey said...

I love the card, the fold and especially the way you colored it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Carey and Roscoe (woof to Frank)

creations by jackie said...

Gorgeous card, simple and adorable.

Raissa Spatola said...

Love the color choices they coordinate so well, great gatefold! TFS!

Janice said...

Love love love to colors on this card, and the fold is great. Nice job!

Veronica said...

Love the colors. TFS.

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