Fun Fold Friday

Festive Friday Winter Solstice

Do you know what the significance of the Winter Solstice is?  Here it marks the day with the shortest amount of daylight.  I don't really celebrate the Winter Solstice but I probably should because what it also means is that the daylight hours will start getting longer!  I am all for that.  

The Winter Solstice is the inspiration behind the Festive Friday's Inspo List.  


To play along with the Festive Friday Challenge all  you need to do is pick 3 items from the list and use it on your project and then post it to the Festive Friday Gallery.   It is easy and fun and we would love to see how the Inspo list inspires you!


I was inspired to use the items blue, snowflakes, and trees on my shaker card. Inside the window created by the So Many Snowflakes die, I used the Feels Like Frost DSP .  I added Snowflake Sequins and some of those little silica gel beads (dehumidifier packets) for the shaker elements.   The outside of the frame is embossed using the Winter Snow Embossing folder.  In the center of the snowflakes I placed some sparkly Blue Adhesive Backed gems.


Making a shaker card is easy using Foam Adhesive Strips.  I use the strips to create a frame for my shaker elements and since they are double stick I also used it to adhere the Window sheet to close up the frame. 

Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team created using the Inspo List.

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Stephanie Lanzalotto

Melva Peters

Judy Rozema

Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to seeing your entry in the Festive Friday gallery!


Celebrate Sunflowers Fun Fold

It is Friday and I have a fun fold to share with you.  This is a quick and easy one, so let's get started!


Are you beginning to fold?  It is coming, sometimes it is the surprise that makes it fun! This big sunflower is just fabulous.  The main flower was stamped, embossed with white embossing powder, colored using Cinnamon Cider and Bumblebee ink, and cut using the Sunflowers dies.  The detailed/outline was cut using Bumblebee CS.  The center of the flower is Cinnamon Cider CS with a brushing of Wink of Stella over it.  The leaves were cut out in Old Olive CS using the Sunflowers dies.  

The background is the sunflower stamped in Bumblebee ink and the splatters from the Forever Fern stamp set in Cinnamon Cider ink.  The sentiment was embossed using white embossing powder and then fussy cut.  


Surprise!  Yes, the front panel is a flap that lifts up.  The sunflower was inked and stamped once on a piece of scrap paper before stamping on the cardstock.  I didn't want the stamping to interfere with the message, just enhance it.

Here are the measurements:

  • Cinnamon Cider CS base- 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" 
  • Bumblebee CS flap- 3-1/4" x  8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4"
  • Whisper White CS front -  3" x  4-1/4"
  • Whisper White inside- 3" x  4"


Just a few more sleeps until Bonus Days will be just a dream.  Don't miss out!  




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Whale Done Friends

They say that summer doesn't really start here in the Seattle area until after the 4th of July.  It was a few days late but it looks like summer has arrived!  When I think of summer I think of the beach, which may be why I keep reaching for the Whale of a Time suite.  


In today's card the Whale of a Time 6" x 6" DSP does most of the work.  This pack of DSP is so much fun  and perfect to create fun underwater scenes.  One of the whales was punched out from the DSP using the Whale Builder punch and the other was stamped. I used the Stamparatus to do a reverse image of the whale and then fussy cut it out.  The sentiment is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set.


Here's the scoop on how I made this card.

  •     Card base 5-1/2" x 8-1/4" scored at 2", 3", 5-1/4", & 6-1/4"
  •     DSP 2 pieces at 1-3/4" x 5-1/4" and 1 piece at 2" x 5-1/4"
  •     Piece for the back to write a message, behind the center panel 2" x 5-1/4


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Create something meaningful and beautiful!