Sunday, 27 October 2013

Fancy Folds for Christmas

Sorry this is late folks - been looking after a poorly husband this weekend. He's a little under the weather and needed some TLC.
Back to business though and here is my card for this week's 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - the theme this week (if you couldn't guess from the post title) is 'Fancy Fold Cards'

This really isn't that hard to do. The main card was decorated and the fold out part was made by concertinaing a piece of black CS and then placing it on a tag die with the folds lined up above the bottom cutting blade. I used the retired Stampin' Up Two Tags die and my folds were placed on the die just above the half way mark - in this case there is a fold line on the die so it was easy to see. Decorative pieces were added to the extra long tag and some sentiments and then it was folded up and attached to the front of the card with some ribbon to keep it closed.

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Joyful Christmas
Ink: Real Red
Card Stock: Naturals Ivory, Real Red, Basic Black
Paper: Polka Dot Parade DSP, Silver Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Big Shot, Two Tags Die (retired), Scallop Trim Punch, Very Vanilla Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones
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  1. Wow!! This looks amazing !!! I have to do a fancy fold challenge coming up -- & I had no clue what to do.
    Thanks for the inspiration !! :))

  2. This is really neat! I love the way the sentiment is folded up and tied with a bow! A super festive card!

  3. This is fabulous Jacqueline, I love how the tag is tied closed with ribbon and can be opened - a really fun secret aspect to the card! Very festive colours and the silver paper adds a wow pop of sparkle!

    Sorry to hear your hubby is not well, hope he feels better soon. Take care of yourself too! Ruth x

  4. What a fabulous fold this is Jacqueline - perfect for adding secret messages! Love the traditional colours too. Hope your husband is feeling better now. Vicky x

  5. Loved this when I saw it, it's perfect to add little messages or photos, I think I'l make one for Tom if you don't mind me case-ing your idea? You,too, are a master of fancy fold cards, Jacqueline

    Louise xx

  6. Wow Jacqueline - this is really creative! I love the idea of a secret message. Hoping the hubby is better soon and you are taking good care of yourself too. Hugs. D