Sunday, 8 October 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop - Beach Christmas Fun Fold

Welcome to the Crazy Crafters' Blog Hop!  We don't have a special guest this time around but there'll still be lots of inspiration!

 
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My card is a CASE of this card by Katy Harrison.
#christmascard, #cardmaking, #stampinup, Beachy Little Christmas, Fancy Fold, #thecraftythinker, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
A simple but effective Beachy Christmas card suitable for Australia
The basic card is very simple - a 12" x 6" piece of Marina Mist cardstock scored and folded at 3" and 6".

For the choppy sea waves, I used Dapper Denim cardstock and the "negative" pieces left after using the Seasonal Layers scallop die.  I layered these onto a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock which was in turn adhered to the lower part of my Marina Mist card.

The images from Beachy Little Christmas were stamped with Basic Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock and coloured with Stampin' Write Markers before being fussy cut and adhered to the card.

The clouds from the Weather Together stamp set were stamped with Smoky Slate ink and cut with the matching dies.
#christmascard, #cardmaking, #stampinup, Beachy Little Christmas, Fancy Fold, #thecraftythinker, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
The greeting could also have been placed in the bottom right corner of the card

I cut the Lemon Lime Twist strip of cardstock a little wider than the sentiment and trimmed all the ends with one of the Lots of Layers dies.

To help the card support itself, I cut another small piece of Marina Mist cardstock, scored and folded it and then added adhesive to the folded down end.
#christmascard, #cardmaking, #stampinup, Beachy Little Christmas, Fancy Fold, #thecraftythinker, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
I cut and folded a small piece of card to form a support

I adhered this support piece as shown in the photograph below.
#christmascard, #cardmaking, #stampinup, Beachy Little Christmas, Fancy Fold, #thecraftythinker, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
The support "easel" is in position

This side view of the card shows the little support doing its job!
#christmascard, #cardmaking, #stampinup, Beachy Little Christmas, Fancy Fold, #thecraftythinker, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
Side view shows the simple folded card with the attached support easel.

It doesn't show in the photos but I added a piece of Whisper White cardstock to the "downward slope" behind the beach scene to provide an area to write a personal message.


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Stephanie



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8 comments:

  1. This is super adorable Stephanie! I haven't done a special fold for yonks! MUST do one again soon. Thank you for your inspiration xx

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    1. Thank you, Kim. This has to be the easiest, quickest fold ever!

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  2. This is freakin' adorable! Love it! xx

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  3. Great card fold idea and love the alternative Christmas scene-I need this stamp set!

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. Yes - it's so good to be able to make a card suited to our seasons and climate!

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  4. Wow Stephanie, love this card so much. So beachy and fun. It just screams "aussie xmas". Congrats on a gorgeous card !

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