Sunday, April 26, 2020

April 2020 NC Demos Blog Hop

Welcome to this month's NC Demos Blog Hop we are here the last Sunday of the month and we look forward to sharing our ideas with you especially during this time of social distancing.  The theme for this month is "It's a Spring Thing".  Spring is a special time of the year when everything that was tucked away for the winter is now making it's appearance known with pretty blue skies, lush green grass and all the pretty colors of the spring flowers.  So I had to go with flowers this month and also do a fun fold card.

The fun fold I decided to do today is called the Bay Window fold.  The first card above shows how it will look closed and ready to go into the envelope the second card shows how it will look open.  It is kind of a take on a easel card.  The next picture shows what it looks like from the top or bottom

The card is easy to make.  To begin I used the Varied Vases Stamp Set, haven't touched that set much so I wanted to give it some love.  Card is Purple Posy cut at 4 1/4 and scored at 3/8, 1 7/8, 3 5/8, 5 1/8, 5 1/2 fold all the scored lines.  Next take a piece of DSP I used the Best Dressed 6 x 6 paper and cut a piece 4 x 6.  I then cut the 6 inch side at 1 1/4, 1 1/2, 1 1/4 the left over piece is for the inside of the card. 

The inside is Whisper White cut 5 1/2 x 4, I attached the left over piece of DSP on the edge and adhered it to the inside of the card.  Then to make the card work I glued down over the white that small 3/8 inch piece on the fold side of the card.

Once that was done  I finished the outside of the card added the three pieces of DSP to panels and then with a different color DSP cut 2 pieces 3/8 x 4 1/4 for the two small side panels.  I then took a piece of white 3 3/4 x 1 1/4 and stamped the vase in Highland Heather and then using a mask stamped the flowers in Basic Gray and Petal Pink.  The Salutation is in Basic Gray and the leaves are in Pear Pizzazz.  The edges were sponged in Purple Posy and then attached to the front panel of card with dimensionals.  To finish the inside and make the card work I took Purple Posy cardstock stamped the flower from the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set in Purple Posy and with the new small Blooms punch cut out one flower and attached it to the center of the inside DSP panel with a dimensional and a InColor faceted dot and I was done.

I also did another version where I used a different vase and flowers and Daffodil Delight instead of Petal Pink. Don't know which one I like better.

Thank you so much for stopping by tonight and please make sure you check out the other blogs on this hop these talented ladies have so much to share with you.  And hope to see you again next month.


April Blog Hoppers
Amy Kinler
Nedine DuPree
Tracie Evans Langley
Jo Anne Hewins
Tina Lesson
Toni Campana
Sue Stapp
Ariel Matera
Laurie Meier
Sue Root

Amy Kinler -
Nedine DuPree -
Tracie Evans Langley -
Jo Anne Hewins -
Tina Lesson -
Toni Campana -
Sue Stapp -
Ariel Matera -
Laurie Meier -
Sue Root -


Nedine, Craft Lounge Creations said...

Thanks for the inspiration for a fun fold card! Your project is detailed and anyone who receives it will be super lucky! Thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

Very happy spring card. I love all the flowers blooming everywhere, including your card.

Jo Anne Hewins said...

Great fun fold card. I love that DSP!

Toni Campana said...

What a fun fold! I don’t think I’ve seen this before, Tina, so thanks for sharing it. And I love Varied Vases, I’m going to be sorry to see it retire.

Crafty Sue said...

Such a great looking card!

KZ 4 Stamping said...

Thank you all so very much

Ariel said...

What a neat card! I've never seen this type of fold and you've done a lovely job of it. I love them both, too, but I am a yellow kinda girl, so I would pick the second one.

Laurie Meier said...

I'm not sure which card I like better either - they are both beautiful. Thanks for introducing me to a new kind of fold for a card. It is great, and your instructions are very helpful. I will definitely be CASEing if you don't mind :)

Tracie Evans Langley said...

Great cars, Tina! Love the folding technique. Definitely going to have to give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration!