Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we feature a different card technique. We’ve assembled a team of card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a great variety of cards and ideas.
June‘s hop is devoted to basic card folds; featuring drapery/curtain fold, peek-a-boo fold or double-z gate-fold. And we’re adding a twist of incorporating double-sided patterned paper. We hope this gives you lots of ideas and will inspire you to try these card folds yourself…and pull out that double-sided paper as well! If you would like to check out our past technique hops, you can do that here:
- January-Shaving Cream Marbleizing
- February-So Sketchy
- March-no hop this month
- April-Stamp Set Showdown
- May-World of Watercolors
We have an amazing sponsor this month, Candy Spiegel. Please take a moment to check out all the crafty goodness on her blog, Candy Scraps.
And the awesome prize this month is four stencils from Elizabeth Craft Designs:
We really appreciate feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop today. While you are encouraged to comment at any time, only comments received by Friday, June 23, 2017 at 8:00pm (EST) will be eligible to win. The winner will be announced on Sunday, June 25, 2017 on A Piece of (my) Heart’s blog, so be sure to check Sharon’s blog on Sunday to see if YOU are the winner.
And speaking of winners, the lucky hopper from last month is SUSAN ELIOT; picked by Random Name Picker. Congratulations, Susan! Please get in touch with last month’s sponsor, Jodie Park, to claim your prize.
And I have a little give-away, too! Do you attend the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo each year? Well, if you do, you will be excited to hear I’m giving away two vouchers for free admission to any show (except New Jersey as they don’t participate 🙁 ). The vouchers are good for the balance of the year. I don’t know about you, but I would love to win these to have that much more money to spend inside the Expo…at the Eyelet Outlet booth! For your chance to win, all you need to do is leave me a comment telling me if you use brads, eyelets or washi tape in your projects!
You should have arrived here from my friend and awesome card maker, Claudia. If you’re visiting here first, you might want to start at the beginning so you don’t miss a thing and increase your chances of winning by commenting on each blog.
Now to my projects:
I decided to make one card in each of the basic fold categories we were given as I’d never made any cards with these folds previously. First up, the Double Z Gate-fold Card:
As much as I’d like to say this card is my great idea, the inspiration came from a card Rachel Tessman of Stamp Your Art Out sent me. (Thank you Rachel) I thought this paper was just so perfect for this technique, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity! Everything I used is from Stampin’ Up…more details to come in my follow-up posts.
Next we have the Peek-A-Boo technique. I changed it up a bit from the samples I saw on-line; making mine a mini peek-a-boo. I liked the samples I saw, but I like this little mini just as much.
The last technique is the Drapery Fold. There are a number of variations for this technique; this is the one I opted to try:
Now you’re off to visit with the talented Wilma. I, for one, can’t wait to see her cards because I saw a sneak peek and I know they’re gonna be awesome. I hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by. See you next month with another technique!
Here’s the full line-up in case you get lost:
- Card A Day Challenge Team
- Lisa Frederick
- Sandy Bell Hentzel
- Jodie Park
- Candy Spiegel
- Debbie Rumrill Bonczek
I’ve entered one or more of these cards in the following challenges:
- Carda 4 Galz-Challenge #50 Sew & Sew