Fancy, Glittery & Fun – JAI 284

Good morning!  It’s a Just Add Ink share today!

The challenge this week for JAI 284 was a card with a fancy fold.  There are some gorgeous creations from the Design Team and lots of great inspiration if you want to make something other than a standard C6 card.

My Centre-Step Fancy Fold creation uses a tutorial by one of the lovely JAI Design Team members – Di Barnes (Colour Me Happy).  I had the pleasure of meeting Di at the South Pacific convention earlier in the year and she was so lovely to spend time with.  Plus, she’s crazy talented and very generous with sharing full tutorials and instructions for what she makes.

This card started with a fleeting idea that I could combine a card and gift in one project.  I wanted to attach these sparkly butterfly clips in a way that they were part of the overall creation.

In the end, they ended up being the centrepieces!!! and I love the way it turned out.  The 3-D nature of the centre-step card is perfect for displaying the hair clips.

Butterfly Hair Clip card & gift creation with a centre-step fancy fold design (JAI284). Kelly Kent -
Front view
Butterfly Hair Clip card & gift creation with a centre-step fancy fold design (JAI284). Kelly Kent -
Side view
Custom Glimmer Paper!
Custom Glimmer Paper!

Did you know you can create Stampin’ Up! Glimmer Paper to match the tones available in the colour collections?  And it’s easy!

Just Add Ink!
Just Add Ink!

Simply take Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, a sponge dauber and your ink colour of choice and apply the ink to the glimmer paper.  The more ink you apply, the deeper the colour will be.

Using this technique, you’ll be able to create glimmer paper to match all your sparkly projects!  Yay!  Kelly x

Product List

Modern Label Punch

Modern Label Punch

Perfect Print Numbers Bigz Die

Perfect Print Numbers Bigz Die

Sunshine Sprinkles Designer Series Paper

Sunshine Sprinkles Designer Series Paper

12 thoughts on “Fancy, Glittery & Fun – JAI 284

  1. I’m telling you there’s not a 5-year-old alive that wouldn’t LOVE this handmade hairbow holder!!! What a super idea! Wish I had little ones so I could recreate it! ;0

  2. There must have been one very happy 5 year old who received this Kelly! What a great idea to incorporate the clips into the design and have it also double as the birthday card. Very clever! Thanks for joining us again at Just Add Ink this week.

  3. Very cool way to combine the gift and card together. I love your choice of Papers and colours. And great technique of colouring the glitter paper. Chantell JAI

  4. Oh, Kelly, you’re a sweetie & too kind. I’m glad my tute was helpful to you. LOVE how you’ve included the blingy butterfly clips. Guaranteed to light up any girly girl’s birthday. Thanks for playing along at JAI with your fancy fold.
    Hugs, D

  5. Oh, what a sweet, clever way to use the butterfly hair clips! I know my daughter would love to receive a card like this, so I think you’re onto a winner! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink.

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