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!!!

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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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Frosted Floral for Fun Fold Friday

I think that you know that each Friday I try to feature a different fold for a card. In addition, I write up a photo tutorial to go along with it so that you can try out the folds yourself. This week I have a variation on a fold I did a few weeks ago. The fold is a Z fold but it’s a bit different because of the way I used the Designer Series Paper. In a spate a real creativity, I’m calling it Designer Series Paper Z fold.

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I was also inspired to create this by this week’s challenge over at Global Design Project. Hop on over there to see some beautiful cards!

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I think this card is both fallish and shows some love!

 

Design Notes for Frosted Floral Card:

Z fold cards are just fun. This one is a little tweek on that and is equally fun. I used Designer Paper to create the z fold. This works fine with most Designer Papers but is especially good with the more sturdy papers. I must say, this card is perhaps a little busier than I usually present. The Designer Paper has a great pattern of flowers, then I stamped flowers on the sentiment piece. But, I think it works! Good to step outside my box from time to time! The flower stamps from the Abstract Impressions stamp set are simple stamped. the set has other stamps that you can use to add more depth and details but I went with just the single stamping. Call me a rebel. The directions for the fold are in the tutorial. Designer Series Paper Z Fold Card

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Easel Card for Fun Fold Friday

Well, it’s two special days all rolled into one. A fun fold and a Christmas card. I love making easel cards and realized it had been too long since I’d made one. And, I just received the Timeless Tidings stamp set and wanted to play with it. Presto – an easel card with Timeless Tidings.Timeless Tidings, easel card, Stamparatus, Dashing Along Designer paper, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Do you recognize the Designer Paper?

Design Notes for Easel Card:

Well, the easel card is really easier than it looks. I’ve prepared a step by step tutorial for you. Tutorial for Easel Card – Portrait

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I also used some of the very fun Santa’s Workshop Enamel Shapes. The most fun, however, was created the pointsetta wreath with the Stamparatus. If you want to learn more about using the Stamparatus to create a wreath, just check out my video, here. The final touches were to add some Wink of Stella to the flowers then finally, to add a Polka Dot Tulle bow to the wreath.

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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.

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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.

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How can you not love heat embossing?

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

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Celebrate You! – Broadway Birthday Style!

Our good friend John celebrated his birthday a few days ago. This was a big one .I won’t mention the numbers but if you multiply 10 and 6 you’ll be there. Anyway. I wanted to send him a special card. The Broadway Bound Designer Paper is bright, happy and memorable, just like John! So, it seemed perfect.

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Today, September 1, is also the beginning of this month’s technique challenge for September over at Try Stampin on Tuesday. This month it’s all about fun folds. Here’s the banner and link for the challenge. Be sure to check out all the samples, There will be lots of different folds shown.

TSOT October technique challenge

Design Notes for Broadway Bound Birthday Card:

I love the fold of this card. It’s an accordian fold card. It is easy and looks so cool. Here’s a picture that shows it off a little better than just looking at the front.

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I featured the accordion fold once before back in June. Here’s a link to that card. I also prepared a photo tutorial for this fold. Just click on the title to see and print it. Directions for Accordion Card.

Isn’t this just the perfect paper for a birthday card?I think so. I used the Broadway Lights Framelits to cut out the candle. The candle was stamped with the Broadway Birthday stamp set.

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Hope you are having a great weekend.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Dianne