Thursday, January 13, 2011

A Fancy Fold

I decided that I would join in a couple of challenges this week. Over at Allsorts the challenge was to create a {Fancy Fold} and I immediately thought of Susan Cobb's book Journal of Paper Engineering by Hot of the Press. I browsed through the 72 pages and chose a card with flaps on page 19. The Pink Elephant is back this year with a color challenge: pink, orange and aqua. So I opted to combine these two challenges and make the following card.

I started by finding some gorgeous paper with all three colors in the Bloom and Grow pack from My Mind's Eye. Next I chose four sheets of cardstock and cut them down to 5" x 6". Using my cricut, I was able to cut the four square windows (2.75", 2", 1.5", and 1") easily.

For the front window I used the Paisley cartridge to cut out this embellishment; drawing the colors from the paper in the back all the way to the front. I also used stickles to add some dimension. The ribbon at the top is accented with a small button.

The second window has been embossed using the cuttlebug and the Paisley card. I continued to use the stickles.

The third window has been brushed with a rose colored ink. The flowers are cut from the paper used on the back page of the card. Small gems have been placed at the corners of the window.

Finally, as the card opens up a full view of the paper is seen accented with a small piece of aqua paper in order to write a sweet sentiment before giving the card away.
This has been a fun challenge. These are colors I would not have put together but I think it turned out well. Thanks for taking a look and please leave a message.


  1. I love this!!! The colors are beautiful and I love how you combined the paisley embossing as well as the diecut-too cute!

  2. oooh this is lovely, the colours are fab and I love all the layers

    thanks for joining us this week at Allsorts


    Amanda xx

  3. Great folds love the intricacy so special...

    Thanks for joining this weeks fancy folds challenge at Allsorts

    Emma xxx


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