Gate Fold Wrap Around

Well, maybe I invented something new. I kind of doubt it but you never know. In an effort to not hoard my Designer Paper, I’m taking advice from the amazing Kylie Bertucci. Her motto is #Loveitchopit. Isn’t that perfect? Why hold on to great paper? So, I found a way to make a gate fold card that is sort of wrapped in Designer Paper! In a spate of originality, I’m calling it, Gate Fold Wrap Around. Since it is Friday, I’m also giving you a photo tutorial. Score!!!

Falling for Leaves, Gate Fold Wrap Around, stampin Up!, thanksgiving, Diannescards.com

This card can’t miss with this beautiful Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Design Notes for Gate Fold Wrap Around:

I think this card could have worked for so many occasions. I made it a thanksgiving card but it could so easily be a birthday card, thinking of you or thank you. Here’s the tutorial .Gate Fold Wrap Around Tutorial I’d love to see what you make.

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Falling For Leaves – One More Time

How could I not love a stamp set that has coordinating dies and create things for my favorite season? That’s the case for the Falling  For Leaves Bundle. It’s just the best stamp set and just to make it all better, a great set of coordinating Thinits.

Falling for Leaves stamp set, Detailed Leaves Thinlits, Sprig Punch, Pretty Label Punch, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com, #GDP160

 

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Design Notes for Falling For Leaves Card:

Well, to say I followed the plan/sketch of the card might be a little bit of an exaggeration, but I think it’s close enough. The copper leaf is probably my favorite part. After I cut that one out, I did the solid shape leaf with Merry Merlot. A few sprigs, some lacy trim and a sentiment to finish off. I started to put it together and realized that background piece needed something. I used the large leaf stamp from Falling for Leaves but stamped off some of the ink before stamping. It was such fun to put together. Perhaps, I will make a bunch more to send to my customers for October orders.

Falling for Leaves stamp set, Detailed Leaves Thinlits, Sprig Punch, Pretty Label Punch, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com, #GDP160

 

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Side Step Fold In Fall Leaves

For today’s Fun Fold Friday, I decided to try something I’d never done before. I’ve looked at the Side Step Fold Cards over the years and thought they looked pretty complicated. Long story short – EASY! I’ve even prepared a photo tutorial for you, so you will see how easy it is! Here’s my first try.

Side step crd, Falling for Leaves stamp set, Deatailed Leaves Thinlitsdies, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Yes, of course, I also did heat embossing!

Design Notes for Side Step Fold Card:

Well, I found a video somewhere and followed along. In my usual fashion, I wrote up the directions, with lots of photos myself. Here’s the tutorial. Side Step Card Tutorial I think it looks very fallish and would be a perfect Thanksgiving card. I used some of the new Country Lane Designer Series Paper along with the Thinlits from the Detailed Leaves set. As I mentioned, I did some heat embossing. Here’s a close up of that.

Side step crd, Falling for Leaves stamp set, Deatailed Leaves Thinlitsdies, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

How can you not love heat embossing?

Here’s another picture of the card to give you an idea about the folds and steps.

Side step crd, Falling for Leaves stamp set, Deatailed Leaves Thinlitsdies, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

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I Think I’m Falling For Leaves

Falling for Leaves, that’s the name of a new stamp set. Isn’t that cute? And, yes, I am falling for it. True, I fall for just about anything that’s fallish. (Well, don’t get me started on Pumpkin Spice Latte, but that’s another story.) So I wanted to make a card for the Global Design Project sketch challenge and started with the Falling for Leaves Bundle. Here’s what I came up with.

Falling for Leaves stamp set, heat embossing, Frosted floral Specialty Designer SEries Paper, Detailed Leaves Thinlits Dies, #GDP154, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

 

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Design Notes for Falling For Leaves Card:

Hard to know which I love more the Falling for Leaves stamp set or the Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper. Let’s call it a tie. I used both for this project.

When I saw the sketch, I had this idea that the area where the sentiment is was really a little flap and was a card on top of a card base. So that’s what I created. Here’s the inside of the card.

Falling for Leaves stamp set, heat embossing, Frosted floral Specialty Designer SEries Paper, Detailed Leaves Thinlits Dies, #GDP154, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Here you can also see that I couldn’t decide if I wanted the Old Olive ribbon under the Galvanized Metallic Paper or below, so I did both!

By the way, the card stock on the bottom is the new Galvanized Metallic Paper. I just took a small piece and used one of the dies from the Detailed Leaves Thinlits Dies set to give it that nice, soft edge.

I think the card is kind of interesting. More like a post card with a card adhered to it. Good for those who don’t want to write a lot on the inside.

 

 

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy thanksgiving! Oh, I know, I’ve been MIA! There have been lots of things going on and getting to post to my blog seemed low on the list. But I promise, I’m back. Today’s post will be short. I know you want to enjoy family time. We are having 11 for our feast. Fortunately, everyone is bringing something so the whole meal need not be my creation! The 18 pound turkey and 6 pound turkey breast will probably be cooking by the time you read this. I did make cards to send to a few dear friends who are in other places – Pennsylvania, Maine, Maryland, and Massachusetts.

Autumns Harvest stamp set, Painted Harvest DSP, Thanksgiving, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

(Yes, I did feature this card before. I made some other cards but forgot to photograph them before I mailed them out!)

I’m going to share another lovely thanksgiving card made by my very talented down line, Janet Davis. I actually CASED (copy and share everywhere) this card !

Happy thanksgiving, Janet's card

 

I’ll be back tomorrow with a REALLY cute Christmas card! Just a little hint, it features Bella!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Dianne