Fancy Folds

Merry Christmas-Tri-Fold Snow Front Card

Snow front tri foldTri-Fold Snow Front Card Closed

Snow Front tri fold openedTri-Fold Snow Front Card Opened

Snow Front Tri fold insideTri-Fold Snow Front Card Inside

This card was inspired by an idea I saw from Michelle Last.

It is an easy tri-fold card using Snow Front, one of my favorite stamp sets found in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.

This stamp set is perfect for my surrounding in the mountains of southern Colorado.

The mountains, trees, creek, and deer. 

Plus the little cabin which reminds me of our little house in the big forest.

This stamp set has it all!

Card measures 9 3/4" x 5 1/2" and was scored at 3 1/4" and 6 1/2".

I stamped the mountains using a combination of Night of Navy, Highland Heather and Seaside Spray inks.

Once stamped, I trimmed around them using a pair of scissors.

The cabin, deer, snowman, and greeting were stamped using the Stamparatus.

The mountains, trees, water, and landscape were stamped free hand.

It came together pretty easily.  I hope you'll give it a try.

Thanks Michelle for your inspiration!

Snow Front will be the featured product in my December newsletter which will hit e mail inboxes today,  December 10th.

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It will also be featured in upcoming blogs posts during December, so stay tuned!

Snow Front

Snow frontSupplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Snow Front, Still Scenes (greeting)

Ink: Night of Navy, Highland Heather, Seaside Spray, Early Expresso, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green

Accessories: Stamparatus

Happy Stampin'!

Dahlia Fold Friend to Friend-Nacho Average Sketch #133

Time for a sketch challenge this week over at the Nacho Average site.

Here's my contribution:

Dahlia Fold 001

For this card, I created a Dahlia Fold flower made using Back to Black Designer Series Paper.

This site has good instructions on how to do the dahlia fold.

For the petals, you'll need to punch 9 circles out of Designer Series Paper or card stock (Designer Series Paper is a little easier to fold), and 1 larger circle out of card stock (Basic Black on mine) to use as the base to build your flower.  I used my 1-1/4" circle punch for the petals and my 1 3/4" circle punch for the base.  After you've folded your petals, apply glue onto the 1 3/4" circle base and arrange the petals, meeting the points of each at the center of the base.  You may have to adjust the petals to fit side by side and to fill in any gaps.  Use a color that is found in your Designer Series Paper as your base so if there are any small gaps, they won't be noticeable. 

Here's the original sketch:


Be sure to check out each of the Design Team's entries to the challenge and leave a comment if you can.  It means a lot to all of us!  We'd also love for you to play along with the weekly challenges.  A Linky Tool has been added so you can upload your creation to the Nacho Design Team site. 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Gorgeous Grunge

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, Banners and Bitty Banners Framelits, 1 1/4", 1 3/4" Circle and 7/8" Scallop Circle punches, Real Red button, white Baker's twine, Mini Glue Dot, Glue Stick


Happy Stampin'!