Monday, January 21, 2013

Fancy Folds

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This week it's all about Fancy Folds over at Heart2Heart Challenges.  You heard me correctly, "Fancy Folds"!  This was a great challenge for me.  I have been wanting to try new cards folds for quite some time.  I decided to try a Concertina folded card.  When I Googled this fold, I found a tutorial over at  It was a bit confusing but it was helpful.  If you decide to try it, definitely watch the video BUT, and this is a biggie, make sure you watch the video all the way through before you get started.  When she explains where/how to cut the card, it's a bit confusing.  Anyway, here's my attempt at the Concertina card:

I used our Avonlea paper pack for the 1st two layers of the card.  The stamp I used is our January Stamp of the Month - Happy Valentine's.  I stamped the front flowers using Sunset ink.  I then used Slate ink for the two flowers in the back AND random stamped the mat underneath the front flower.  The cardstock behind the flower looked a little too plain.  Random stamping is a great way to add some texture to a project that is simple, easy, and quick to do.  Finally I decided to add a little "bling" the card by adding some of our Sparkles to the card. These are self-adhesive and help to add a little glitz to your project.

The mat beneath the flowers was cut using our Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  You can find the image on page 67, E7, < Shape 10 > cut at 3 1/2".  Here's a picture of the page from the Cricut booklet:


Avonlea paper pack (X7155B)
Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (Z1686)
Happy Valentine's stamp set (S1301)
Slate Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2173)
Sunset Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2190)
Sparkles Clear Assortment (Z1752)

I hope you enjoyed my "Fancy Folds" card.  Would love to have you try it for yourself and join in our challenge this week.  If you have any questions on how I made the card, feel free to post a question in the comments or email me by clicking here.  You can also purchase our January Stamp of the Month by clicking here.


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Can't wait to see what you create for this challenge - have a wonderfully crafty day!





  1. Your card is absolutely beautiful. I haven't tried this one yet but will have to soon. Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. Thanks Jody! Would love to see your creation when you're done :)


  2. Such a lovely card. I love that Valentine's stamp set and have used it several times myself. It looks terrific on your folded card. Nicely done!

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by -- appreciate the kind words :)


  3. Beautiful interpretation of this card, Lucy. I have to give you the name of a book you might enjoy that has all kinds of card folds. It's in my craft area and I'm not; just too lazy to run down now.

    1. Thanks Charlotte -- always appreciate you stopping by :) Would loe to know the name of that book -- let me know when you get a chance.



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