Friday, February 12, 2016

I can't get enough Dandelions - #TGIFC42

Lets chat about dandelions. So picturesque ... I can just see the field of green grass, the sun shinning, the dandelion fluff blowing in the warm breeze. This stamp is so soft and beautiful! I am loving this design trend and it is no wonder I want to stamp with these during the long Canadian winter. 

But wait ... now I envision a teeny weeny tiny red devil floating above my shoulder. He giggles an evil giggle and pops this picturesque dandelion vision of mine with his pitch fork and I wake from my snow induced coma. Back in reality (and up to my ankles in 12" of fresh fallen snow), I remember that dandelions are devils themselves. They grow and spread like weeds because they ARE weeds. They destroy my lawn, hurt my bare feet and wreak havoc on my allergies! Damn dandelions!! They sure are cute to stamp with though - don't you think?

Today I am designing for the TGIF Challenges. This week, #TGIFC42, is a layout challenge. When I saw this I instantly thought to create a "Z-fold" card.

I have created a card with this fold before. It was ages ago on the blog. (Click here to see that post). It is cool to see how much I have grown as a blogger since then. 

Fold your card base (4-1/4" x 11") in half. Fold the card front back toward the center fold line to create the Z-fold. Easy as pie!

If you are a regular follower (thank-you), you may know that I blogged a card on Monday with a dandelion. If you are a die hard Stampin' Dolce follower (and who isn't), you may have noted that I blogged a fun fold card as well. Either I was in a creative mood or a rut ... you be the judge. 

Click over to the TGIF site all week long to see what TGIF followers are creating and sharing. Take the TGIF challenge this week and share your project while you are there! I would love to see what you do!

Thank-you for visiting! Have a creative day!

Monday, February 08, 2016

Fun Fold Card - GDP022

I have a fun fold card to share with you today! I have to say that this "gate fold" is one of my fave fancy card folds, simply because it is not fussy. All you need is a scoring tool or a paper cutter with a scoring blade. We created this at my demonstrator team meeting last week and they loved how simple it was.

I created this card today for the Global Design Project Challenge GDP022. This layout is a great sketch and worked perfectly for my gate fold card design!

I promised a simple card fold ... here it is:
The WATERMELON WONDER RIBBON is anchored on the right card flap and wraps all the way around the card to fasten behind the white card front. To conceal the start of the ribbon I added a layer of SMOKY SLATE CARDSTOCK (2" x 5-1/4") to each flap front. I used FAST FUSE to adhesive the ribbon at the back of the white card front.

Quick Tip - Make sure that you do not add STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS to the backside of the white card front where it will over hang the gate flap.

Before I go I have to draw your attention to the stamp set. I used the BALLOON CELEBRATION stamp set to create this dandelion!!!!! Amazing, right?! Did you know that there was a dandelion in this set??

Have you paid a visit to the Global Design Project yet? Click over on over! The international design team (including yours truly) share amazing projects each Monday. Stampers from all over the world will be creating and posting their projects each week for the weekly challenges. There is always a lot to see and inspire you, this I can promise! If you are feeling crafty yourself, take the challenge and play along! Get all of the details at GDP.

Have a great Monday everyone!