Saturday, October 16, 2010

Fancy Folds Anyone

The challenge this week over at Phindy's Place Challenge Blog was to create a Fancy Fold Card. I've done a few different fold techniques and didn't realize how many different options there were until I looked at all the delicious eye candy the DT submitted as inspiration. All I can say is that they were truly inspired and all their projects were nothing short of amazing. Thanks to Cec's suggestion to Google "Fancy Fold Tutorials", I found this tutorial submitted by Jo over on the Digital Delights Challenge Blog in their tutorials section on how to make a Fancy Fold Doube Card. When I saw the card she did, I knew exactly what papers I had to use and of course the perfect image for the card.

Summer Driggs has a blog called Summertime Designs, and among her free kits is a kit called Sweet Cakes. The kit was the result of an idea from looking at her baby's footie pajamas when playing airplane with her (you know when you lay on the floor and lay the baby on your legs straddling your feet). Having seen these same patterns in footie pajamas, I fell in love with them all. This card gave me the opportunity to use several of the papers, making it a really busy card. Of course, the 12 or so Winter Cuties weren't enough, and I needed the perfect excuse for another image. You really, really need to check out these awesome cuties over at the Phindy's Place Store and she's adding more and more. I may go broke buying them along with a few other Phindy Phans.

Well, "nite, nite Santa" was that perfect excuse. I looked at that image and knew I needed it, so that I could paper piece the footie pajamas with another of the Sweet Cakes papers. The sentiment on the front was a freebie from Create with TLC, and I used my Cricut and my Make the Cut software to cut out the cupcake(using even more of the papers) and the lettering for the inside message. I added a little white space on the inside left panel for some serviceman or woman to write a message home to their little cupcake. I used some tiny yellow ribbon tied in a bow to keep the card closed.

I absolutely love the way this card turned out and can't wait to do another Google on Fancy Fold tutorials. Thanks for stopping by, and hope you liked my card. I love hearing comments.


  1. Shirley - I love it! Love those papers too and love the way you made a "Christmas Cutie" a little less Christmassy - my kids play with their Christmas Stuffed Animals ALL YEAR LONG!!

  2. Fantastic card. This is another fold I haven't tried yet. I am loving your papers and the great colours. How special that you are using this for OWH. Thanks for paying along at Phindy's Place.

  3. Gorgeous card, Shirley! Love your folds, very well done - and such delicious work on the image and papers. Adorable!
    Thanks for playing with us at Phindy's Place!

  4. OMGosh...this card is absolutely amazing girl!! Dang, that looks like a hard one to do but you did a fabulous job. Great job coloring that image too!!!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Phindy's Place!!!

  5. Gorgeous card Shirley. I'm lovin' that fold, really cool. Great DP choices ~jeni :)

  6. Shirley, I love this! Those sure are some fancy folds. What a great card!

  7. challenging folds! love it and all the colors!! wonderful card - thanks for joining us at Phindy's - you are awesome (-:

  8. What a totally adorable image and card. Love your colouring and the papers you've used Shirley and this is another fold I need to try out. They take some thinking about but they do make special cards!
    Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place Challenge this week

  9. Oh, Shirley, this is precious! Love the papers you used and the image-so very cute! I want it :)