Friday, 23 October 2020

Snowflake Wishes Glittery Step Card

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I really needed a piece of 12" square cardstock to make this centre fold card but
made it in two pieces instead

I kind of made this one up as I went along - but I think I got away with it!  It started with the glittery black rectangle with the snowflake negative die cut.  This had been sitting on my table for a while - it was a mistake I made the first time I used this die - I hadn't noticed that it cut the negative shapes.  
I finally got around to doing something with it.

A centre fold fun fold Christmas card featuring a panel cut with one of the Snowflake Wishes Dies

I wanted to use Gray Granite for the card base and for some reason had my heart set on making a centre fold.  The only challenge being that I only had A4 size .   
If you look carefully, you can see where the two pieces have been joined

So this is a centre fold card made in two pieces!  Where there's a will, there's a way - another of my Grandmother's favourite sayings!

Just add glue to the 1.25" section of the main piece and stick it to the underside of the separate tent fold.

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Diagram for Part 1 of the long Centre Fold fun fold using A4 size cardstock
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Diagram for Part 2 of the long Centre Fold fun fold using A4 size cardstock

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'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Monday, 19 October 2020

Christmas Gleaming Centre Step Fun Fold with floating baubles

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A Christmas Gleaming Centre Step Fun Fold card - with a little extra!

I love fun fold cards and centre steps in particular as they provide a lot of wow factor for minimal effort and complexity!
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The baubles on this centre step fun fold Christmas card are "floating"

I did "up the anti" a bit on this one by floating the baubles on a piece of window sheet glued across the void - also something not difficult to do!

The base card is Pretty Peacock decorated with Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper and I used gold heat embossing and Pretty Peacock  for the baubles - cut with the coordinating punch.

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'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Friday, 16 October 2020

Christmas Gleaming Parisian Layers

Another day .... another distraction!  That's how it seems to be going for me at the moment - and this is why .....
Stephanie Fischer, Stampin' Up Demonstrator, Sydney NSW
A distracting game of hide n' seek in my light box!

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Game over, this cute little boy decided to pose

They're 8 months old now.  I heard a noise behind me and found them playing hide & seek in my light box - they obviously feel photogenic!  They're cute and funny, full of energy and curiosity, somewhat naughty but cuddly and affectionate - great companions and incredible time wasters!  I don't seem to get much done these days!

Well - back to cards!  This is a simple but elegant Christmas card.
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It's not necessarily a Christmas embossing folder but I think the Parisian Flourish embossing really complements the decoration on the bauble.

It's a great card for using up bits and pieces.

The image is gold heat embossed on Very Vanilla cardstock.  I sponged the edges of the bauble with some Gray Granite ink and then punched it out with the coordinating punch.

I used Gray Granite ink to stamp the holly image onto a bit of Very Vanilla Cardstock and then coloured with Pretty Peacock and Gray Granite Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.  I darkened the markings on the leaves with a Stampin' Write Marker.

I tied a doubled piece of the gold thread from the Forever Greenery trim combo to the top of the bauble (I made a hole with my Take Your Pick tool) and then attached the holly. I attached this with dimensionals to a Very Vanilla Stitched Shape (it was leftover from a previous project) which in turn had been attached to a square of Pretty Peacock cardstock.

The base card is Pretty Peacock and I added a Very Vanilla layer that had been embossed with the Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie (and my four legged companions!)

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Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Gnome For The Holidays Pop & Twist Fun Fold

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This cute little Christmas gnome is hiding a surprise

Aren't these gnomes adorable?!

I've coloured them with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers in Real Red and Shaded Spruce.  "Them?" you say.  Well, this is a Pop & Twist fun fold card - so there are more gnomes inside!
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It's a Pop & Twist fun fold card featuring the gorgeous Gnome For The Holidays stamp set

I used the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper to decorate the card and thought that the wood grain paper would go well with the image of the gnomes' tree house.
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I used Stampin' Blends alcohol markers to colour the gnome images

The last image, below, of the card beginning to open gives a better idea of the Pop & Twist mechanism.  There are many great tutorials for this cute fun fold, so I'm not going to add to the plethora - google Pop & Twist and you'll be able tochoose your favourite tutorial.  
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This image gives an idea of the mechanism for the pop & twist fun fold

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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