Hi! You are going to love this week’s Just Add Ink theme – we’re adding “fancy folds”. The main blog post over at Just Add Ink will be a great place to visit for endless inspiration from the design team and contributing designers in the gallery to keep us trying different styles of folds for many projects to come!
I love to try out fancy folds that trend over the year. Although not new, I’ve seen a few different versions of this Accordian Style Fancy Fold pop up recently – and it’s lovely to see it make a resurgence because I haven’t tried it before.
It’s a single layer (ie, not folded) card base with a folding layered cart front. It is a beautiful way to show off the pretty patterns of a DSP.
I used the now retired Bird Ballad DSP as I’m still waiting (not so patiently) for Australia Post to deliver the new DSP designs from the 2020 Annual Catalogue.
I’ve adapted this card from Lisa Curcio in the US. Lisa has a great video tutorial and measurements for US sized cardstock. You can see Lisa’s blog post by clicking here.
My version uses A4 cardstock (suitable for the South Pacific – Australia & New Zealand and UK / Europe). I’ve also used a ribbon to hold the accordion fold together (Lisa used a belly band).
Here’s the measurements needed for A4 cardstock:
- Cardstock Base: 4-1/8″ x 5-7/8″
- Mat for Base: 3-7/8″ x 5-5/8″
- Cardstock for Accordion pull out: 4 3/4″ x 11″, score at 3″, 5-1/2″, 8″ and 9-1/2″
- Designer Paper – front & first fold: 1-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (cut two)
- Designer Paper middle folds: 2-1/4″ x 4-1/2″
- Designer Paper base: 1/2″ x 4-1/2″
- Thick Whisper White (insert): 2 1/8″ x 4-1/2″
With the pretty ribbon feature on the front, this card won’t fit into a normal envelope very easily, but it does fit into a C6 Acetate Card Box which can be posted in Australia as a large letter. Thanks to Elizabeth Gross for sharing this tip!
I can’t wait to use the new catalogue DSP designs with this style of fancy fold and show off some new patterns!
Be sure to visit the Just Add Ink blog to see the fancy folds the rest of the design team shared, and share a favourite to our gallery.
Have a great weekend!
You’ve joined me this week for the sweetest pastel colour combination for the Just Add Ink challenge.
So many ways you could go with this! It’s perfect for soft florals, awesome for pretty baby and a wonderful wedding combination!
I’ve chosen a boho meets tribal theme…
I started with the arrow stamp (which I LOVE!) from the Heartfelt stamp set in Smoky Slate. I then created a floral posy using a combination of dies including the new Ladybug Dies (great for things other than ladybugs!) and the Bouquet Bunch Dies.
To get some colour variation from only two colours (Petal Pink & Soft Sea Foam), I used a combination of dies cut from ink blending on Whisper White and dies cut straight from cardstock.
Vellum always adds a nice touch to any floral spray and pearls are a great embellishment when you want a little extra elegance.
The card front was layered on Parisian Blooms DSP – Petal Pink with champagne foiling for the words.
I’ve left this card sentiment free, because I really love having cards in my stash that I can use for any occasion.
Stop by the Just Add Ink blog to share your project with us and join in this colour challenge. If you don’t own Stampin’ Up! colours, any soft pink, green and gray will work perfectly.
Have a great weekend!
Hello! Our Paper Adventures team is back in 2019 – bigger and better than ever!!! We’re welcoming one of our new teamies – Lisa Whitehead – as part of this blog hop, and also our guest designer for January – Leonie Schroder.
The theme tonight is ‘water’. I can’t wait to see what the team creates with this diverse theme – there are so many options!
I flip-flopped on ideas for this blog hop for ages! Watercolouring? Beach theme? My favourite water beverage of choice – hot tea?
I ended up deciding to get one of my new stamp sets inky and use the water reflection technique.
How beautiful are the horses from the Let It Ride stamp set?
It’s so rare for Stampin’ Up! to bring out a stamp set with horses, I knew this one needed to be part of my collection to keep forever. With 2 Little Miss Papercrafts in the house, I’m sure we’ll be making cards for horse loving friends for years to come!
For each card, I stamped the horse / tree image on Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Without reinking, I stamped the image again onto a piece of Window Sheet (acetate) and pressed that ink side down to create a reflection.
The images were colouring using Stampin’ Blends – Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Soft Sea Foam, Pool Party & Balmy Blue. The two tones of each blend colour and the way they literally blend into each other made it easy to create a realistic ‘painting’.
Once all the colouring was completed, I cut it out using a Stitched Rectangle Framelit and then mounted each one using a combination of Granite Gray & Sahara Sand cardstock – each with different embossing (Simple Stripes & Tin Tile). A bit of linen thread & new Whisper White flax ribbon to finish.
Everything you need to make a card like this can be found in my online. Click here to browse or see the product list at the end of this post for individual products.
Thanks for joining us today for another blog hop. The team enjoys being able to hop each month! If you think being part of our Paper Adventures team would be the right fit for you (great team support, 20% discount on your favourite Stampin’ Up! products and a sensation deal on the Starter Kit til the end of March 2019), then please join us! Click here for more info
From here, it’s off to Facebook to visit Anne Barker and her water themed project.
See you for another team hop in February!
Welcome to my final blog hop for the week – what a treat to be able to take on you on so many adventures!
Today you’re hopping around the world for the Stamp Review Crew with lots of fabulous creations with the Foxy Friends stamp set. Plus some great ideas for using the coordinating punch!
As I often do, I’ve used this hop as a chance to extend my concept of the stamp set.
It makes cheeky foxes, cute cats, sneaky skunks, racous reindeers & many more animals!!!
But … for my project, I’ve used the embellishments that coordinate with the foxy animals to create a trio of watercolour notecards.
I love having ‘blank’ cards on hand for when you need a card quickly! The embellishment stamps in the Foxy Friends set provide great all-occasion decoration!
I added the medium swirl from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits set (I haven’t used this in a while & I was missing it!), the love heart speech bubble (this could say anything!) and a few pearls to finish it off.
I even decorated the envelopes for these cards in matching patterns/colours.
I can’t wait to send one in the mail – it’ll look so pretty!
Thanks for hopping with me! Next you’re over to Tanya in the US who always has wonderful & colourful creations! Or if you missed out on Holly, then click below to go backwards.
If you get lost at any stage, click on the banner at the top of this post to take you back to Stamp Review Crew blog where you’ll find the whole list of us!