Fancy Fold Christmas Card

Fancy Fold Christmas Card

During the past week, I have run a workshop demonstrating four fancy fold Christmas cards. In fact, the workshop extended into another session, as I didn’t take into account how much work we actually had to do! (Note to self, 2 fancy folds is enough in one session!)

This card is one of the ones we made. Probably the most technical and certainly a challenge to follow my own hand written instructions!

Lots of the materials were from the Whimsy and Wonder suite. I used 12 x 12 basic card stock for the base, but because it is not very stiff, I used lots of layers to help support it.

I wanted a cracker like feel to the card. The Basic edge dies were perfect to achieve this effect, and this is what took a lot of time….12 edges to die cut for each card!

I didn’t use Stampin’ Up! dies for the central aperture, as they were not big enough for it.

The gorgeous Whimsy and Wonder specialty designer series papers were used to decorate this fancy fold card. They are foiled on one side and so pretty. In fact they are so beautiful that its hard to decide which side to use, and in fact, some of the workshop attendees used the opposite side to what I used in my sample card. I stamped some of the Whimsical trees and the coloured baubles on to the central panel. To finish I added some Crystal Shimmery effects to make those pretty baubles shimmer.

To order any of the products used to make this fancy fold card, click on the images below.

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Vibrant Color & Contour

Vibrant Color & Contour

I’m back!

I put my website into ‘maintenance back in May, and where has time gone? I’ve still been crafting – well, until I went on holiday mid June, but then I’ve had technical issues with the upgrade of my website, along with catching Covid which knocked me off my feet for a few days. So, these are actually cards I made prior to my holiday to Cornwall and some I have demonstrated on my Facebook page.

Color & Contour meets Very Versailles

I know…its flowers again! But, I love this set…so simple to use and so many colours possible…you can never make 2 cards the same!

This card used a base of Granny Apple Green, a layer of Gorgeous Grape and then stamping onto Whisper White – yes I’m not onto my basic white stock yet!!

I stamped the cards in Fresh Freesia and Gorgeous Grape and then used Granny Apple Green for the ‘vines which were from the Very Versailles set

I die cut the smallest Scalloped Contour die in white and stamped the sentiment from the Color & Contour set. After sticking the top two layers together, i wound some white bakers twine around before attaching the sentiment.

To finish off, I added a stamped image to the inside on a layer of white.

I love how these colours go together and give the card a real’pop, what do you think?

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Triple layer card

My lovely upline, Zoe Tant, showed a group of us (her) team members how to make this next card.

Its far easier than it looks, and is a bit like sticking a card within a card!

You will need;

  • Card base 23cm x 10.8cm scored at 14cm
  • Coloured card 22.8cm x 10.8cm scored at 14cm
  • Coloured card (layer) 10.5cm x 8.5cm
  • DSP (patterned paper) 10.2 x 8.2
  • additional dies cuts to embellish

To make;

Adhere the back of the largest piece of coloured card to the back of the base card at the hinge, leaving the front section ‘hanging.

Attach the DSP onto the layer, and then fasten to front of card.

Add your stamped and die cut images, remembering that the middle layer and back layer hang below the front, so what ever is placed in the centre or back may show. (I carefully stamped ‘friend’ so I knew you could see it fully from the front.

I used sentiments from Daisy Lane stamp set

This card works equally as well orientated on its side….why not have a go?

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Centre Step Up Card

Todays Facebook Live, using the gorgeous Flowers for Every Season designer series papers and IN Colors, NEW for the 2020/2021 catalogue. Such lovely vibrant colours!

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Join me every Monday at 11am for 2 simple cards and Thursdays at 2pm for Fancy Folds or Techniques…Search The Stamping Booth on Facebook.

To see how I made this card click here

Facebook Live makes

Since Covid 19 and lockdown, i have been doing Facebook Lives every Monday and Thursday.

I’ve decided I perhaps ought to show you what I’ve been doing. Each day is still available to view, so if you want to go back over any, then you can, or better still join me ‘Live’ on Monday at 11am (BST) and Thursdays at 2pm (BST).

Scrappy Strips technique

cased from Bruno Bertucci

using Perennial Essence DSP and Floral Essence Stampset for sentiment for ‘Congratulations’ card

Perennial Essence DSP and sentiment from Peaceful Moments Stamp set for ‘All days are…..’

Subtles cardstock collection and Happy Birthday to You (SAB SET) for ‘Happy Birthday card

Easter Cards

Fabled Friends, Painted Poppies and Very Versaille Stamp sets used for these three

Tricorn Card

Idea from from a sample given at a Stampin’ Up! convention

My cards used Bonanza Buddies and Family Party

and Best Catch stamp sets

Come Fly with Me!

A spot of masking with Free as a Bird stampset for the first card, and then co ordinating papersfor the second

Twisted Easel

Lilypad lake stamps and dies were used for the Egret card

Sea of Textures stamp set and co ordinating (retired) papers were used for the Octopus cards

A lot of Hot Air

Above the Clouds stamp set was used for all of these cards.

Bottom left card used ‘It Starts with Art’ Designer series papers for the balloons. And all used blends for colouring

Impossible Card

Can’t give this card credit to anyone in particular as there are hundreds of versions online, but here’s mine.

Ornate Thanks stamp set and co ordinating dies and papers were used for the floral card, and Geared up Garage stamps, dies and (retired) papers were used for the ‘car’ design

Want to find out more….pop over to The Stamping Booth Facebook page to see how these were made.