This month at Connie Can Crop the challenge is to make a project with a fancy fold. Seems like there’s a new tutorial coming out every day, so there’s no shortage of fancy folds to try. My card is an accordion fold with a little flip action thrown in.
I was asked to make a card incorporating both Chanukah and Christmas wishes. I have to admit, I had to think on this for a while as I wasn’t quite sure how I wanted to combine the two. My first attempt…well, we won’t talk about that other than to say I needed to move on to Plan B. Here’s a closer look at each half:
Almost hidden in these pictures, there’s a little connector piece in the back which says, “To You” in the same script. On the back of the wreath is another white panel that says “From Us”.
To give credit where credit is due, I used Karen Burniston’s Accordion Charm Die Set. But, when I cut it I discovered it wasn’t a large as I wanted it, so I scanned it and imported it into my Silhouette and stretched it to make each panel 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. The base was cut from Night of Navy and Real Red cardstock. I custom colored a polka-dot pattern for my mats, coordinating them to all the colors I planned to use in the card. If you haven’t worked with any of Karen’s files, I can tell you they’re so clever and easy as you always have a video tutorial to help you along.
The charms and charm holders/attachment pieces were cut from Gold and Silver Foil Paper, also from Stampin’ Up. I incorporated a bit of this paper in each of the focal images as well.
One of my favorite fancy fold cards is the Swing Easel Card. Here’s one I made a while ago. Do you have a favorite?
Now it’s your turn to participate Connie Can Crop’s challenge. You have the rest of the month to make any project. It just needs to incorporate a fancy fold.
One winner, picked at random, will win their choice of two single digital images from Craftin’ Desert Divas. Visit them at their store to see what they have and check them out on Facebook to see the latest.
And one last thing
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