Tag Archives: fancy folds

Iris Fold Umbrella Card

 

  • Metallic Origami paper
  • Die – Simon Says Stamp “Thanks”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

During the spring months this year, my son played tennis on his high school team. This was his final year and he was fortunate to play varsity all four years. But unlike any other year, rainy weather interfered with nearly every scheduled match! Tennis isn’t like soccer–when it rains you have to stop playing because the courts get very slick and could cause injuries. Matches were constantly rescheduled to the next dry day and you never really knew when that would be! So at the end of the season when I was trying to determine a card design to use for the coaches’ cards, I decided on an umbrella theme. I hadn’t done iris folding in a long time, so I looked for a desirable pattern and ended up making my own. I used the school colors (blue and red) with a touch of silver. I added the school logotype “S” (for South Salem Saxons) as an accent. I made two of these for the team to sign to show appreciation to their coaches.

I will submit this for the Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #59:”Anything Goes” and the Pile it On Challenge #131: “Fancy Folds.” Thanks for visiting.

 


Iris Fold with Gears

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  • Stamp – Simon Says Stamp “Square Sayings”
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Twenty Two”
  • Origami paper – Yasutomo Metallic Colors
  • Gears – Tim Holtz Ideaology “Mini Gears”
  • Patterned paper – KI Memories/Hampton Art “Metro Garden” 6X6″ paper pad
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I wanted to create another iris fold card. For this one I cut a “window” from one of my dies. I used a square Iris Fold pattern from Judy Headrick at Cards and Crafts to fill in the frame with multiple metallic colors. I made this card for an older gentleman and added the gears for a masculine touch. Thanks for visiting today.


Iris Fold Squirrel

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  • Patterned Papers – Hot off the Press Cardmaker’s Creative Pack Earth Tones
  • Squirrel pattern – Circle of Crafters
  • Stamp – Clearly Besotted “Nuts for You”
  • Die – Clearly Besotted “Nuts for You”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Kraft paper card base

It has been a long time since I’ve created an iris fold card! I volunteered to participate in an iris or tea bag fold card swap, so I jumped in. Now I want to make some more! The pattern is from Circle of Crafters, where you can find many different free designs to work with. I decided to accent the card with acorns from the Clearly Besotted stamp and die sets I’ve had for quite a while. Thanks for visiting today.

 


Holiday Treat Box

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  • Dies –
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Large”
    • Impression Obsession “Snowflakes”
  • Patterned paper – S E I – Noel: Frigid Lights
  • Vellum – Silver – Paper Accents
  • Gemstone – Mark Richards Ltd.

Today for Black Friday I hosted a Make and Take at Runaway Art Studio. It was a little treat box made from fChristmasTreatBoxOpenour paper circles–very simple! I got the idea from the Hero Arts blog. When you use double-sided paper, it makes a nicely finished little box. I’ve had this paper in my stash for a while and Runaway had some left so we featured it and some other holiday papers from previous years for folks to choose from when they came to create the box. I’d had the snowflake die for a couple of years as well, but there’s nothing like a nice, intricate snowflake!

I am entering this in the Shopping our Stash Challenge #229, which is to create a project with materials from your stash with no stamping. This is just die-cuts and paper!

This would be a perfect favor for place settings or a nice little teacher or co-worker gift. And once the cutting is finished, it is very quick to put together. Thanks for stopping by.

 


Thank You From Ms. Kitty

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  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas “Coffee, Tea or Meow” and “Simply Said”
  • Patterned Papers – Pebbles – Happy Day collection “Let’s Chat” and “Sunday Paper”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities – “Standard Circles Large”

This simple card is a tri-fold window card. I used the The Cat’s Pajamas Tuesday Sketch #294 for design inspiration. I colored the kitty image from The Cat’s Pajamas with Copic markers and popped it up with dimensional adhesive. I used a color blocking technique with the papers for some visual interest. Thanks for visiting today.


Valentine with a little sparkle

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  • Patterned papers – Crate Paper “Paper Heart Collection: Define (both sides) and Cupid (both sides)
  • Twine – American Crafts
  • Bling – Queen and Co. “Twinkle Goosebumps”
  • Kraft cardstock – Paper Accents

This is a simple Valentine consisting of punched circles from patterned paper. I added some twine and some sparkly, dimensional “stones” in the centers of the folded circle embellishments. The Shopping Our Stash weekly challenge is to use something shiny, sparkly, glittery, etc. This card was a little understated without the bling, so I think the sparkle did it some good! Thanks for stopping by today.


OWH Midweek Throwdown – Folded Mom Card

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  • Border stamp – from Inkadinkado “Maison Frames” set
  • Sentiment stamp – from Little Yellow Bicycle “Elegant” set
  • Patterned papers – Graphic 45 – “Old Curiosity Shoppe Collection: Exquisite Motif” (both sides)
  • Die cuts – made with Spellbinders Nestabilities “Lacey Ovals” and “Classic Ovals”
  • Pearls – KaiserCraft
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This is a simple “flap” card that is a little bit unusual for me. The left-hand flap is short and fits under the stamped oval to hold the card closed. It is a nice way to show off the pretty Graphic 45 paper–and I made another “Mom” card for Operation Write Home (OWH). I made this card for the OWH Midweek Throwdown Challenge: Fun Folds. Thanks for checking-in today.