I was looking to try a new fun fold and when I came across Julie Davison’s card on Pinterest, it hit the mark! Here is my take on her fun fold card. I switched it up a wee bit to fit the supplies I had in my “stash”. Thank you Julie Davison! My card class ladies really enjoyed making this card. They were a bit unsure, but once I laid it out for them they went “ahhhhhh now I get it”. [smile] I even had someone email me a pic of the same layout using different colors, stamp, etc. I just LOVE my stampers!!! It’s make me feel like such a proud mother.
BASE: The base is Melon Mambo. It is a 5-1/2″ back with a 1-3/4″ front top flap. The bottom flap is also 1-3/4″ (x 4-1/4″). This makes the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper bands 1-1/2″ x 4″. I like to get the most bang for my buck with it comes to using Designer Series Paper and this hit the mark. [This doesn’t happen often but I did go with 1/8″ reveals on all the pieces. Lol!]
HONEYCOMB BALLOON: Nothing went to waste here. The leftover after cutting the base makes up the bottom layer for the vertical piece. I did cut it down to 2″x 3-3/4″ and then layered with Mint Macaron. Next the String and Bow from the Balloon Celebration stamp set was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. THEN a white Honeycomb Embellishment was applied just above the bow. [Shhhh…..I felt it really needed some sparkle so I spritzed the Mint Macaron rectangle with a mixture of the Wink of Stella Clear and rubbing alcohol. Sweet!!!]
SENTIMENT: [TIP: Wait to stamp the sentiment until the front is entirely together. That way you know exactly where you want to stamp.] To give even more pop add a piece of Whisper White to the inside and THEN stamp your birthday sentiment. This sentiment happens to be from the Party Pants 2016 Sale-a-Bration stamp set (vintage).
I hope you enjoyed today’s bright and celebratory design. Until next time, have a great week!
- STAMPS: Balloon Celebration, Party Pants (2016 Sale-a-Bration)
- PAPER: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Mint Macaron, It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Stack
- INK: Memento Tuxedo Black
- ACCESSORIES: Honeycomb Embellishments
Sparkly Hugs, Carol