Friday, January 18, 2019

SBTD January Special Fold Blog Hop

Welcome to the SBTD January Blog Hop and to start off the New Year, we have been challenged to create a Fun Fold card design. You will be visiting Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from all over the world as they share their wonderful ideas to help inspire you. I hope that you enjoy the projects we have to share with you today.

I decided to try the Joy Fold, which is a fun fold I discovered on the Splitcoast Stampers website in their tutorial section here. I thought that this special fold would be perfect for a love themed card that could be used for Valentine's Day, an anniversary or wedding card.
I chose to use Flirty Flamingo and Lovely Lipstick cardstock to create the card base and flaps and paired it with Very Vanilla cardstock to give it a slightly vintage feel. To hold the flap down on the front of the card, I stamped the detailed heart image from the Meant To Be stamp set (item #148626) and die cut it using one of the small stitched hearts from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits dies (item #148527). When you order these coordinating products together in the Meant To Be Bundle (item #150587), you can save 10%. I layered it onto a 1 1/4" circle of Lovely Lipstick cardstock and used a double layer of Stampin' Dimensionals to attach it to the card.
For the stamping, I used both Flirty Flamingo and Lovely Lipstick Classic ink to create the elements of this card design. The panel of Very Vanilla cardstock was stamped with Flirty Flamingo Classic ink using the multiple hearts image from the Forever Lovely stamp set (item #148624). I love the variety of shades that are created with this stamp just by using one ink color. I repeated the same image using Lovely Lipstick Classic ink on the inside Very Vanilla cardstock panel and stamped the sentiment using the Flirty Flamingo Classic ink. I love how these colors work together. 
The hearts on the card front were created using the Be Mine Stitched Framelits dies (item #148527) and I love all the intricate detail in the Lovely Lipstick die cut heart and how it contrasts with the scalloped stitched heart die cut from Flirty Flamingo cardstock. I layered them onto the Very Vanilla cardstock panel that I embossed using the beautiful Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item #148530). The texture of this embossing folder is simply stunning. 
The sentiment on the front of card is from the Forever Lovely stamp set and I heat embossed it onto a scrap of Lovely Lipstick cardstock with White embossing powder. I attached it to the card front so that it would appear to peek out from under the circle. 

I am so happy with how this card turned out and I love all the intricate detail and texture without a lot of frill and fuss. The detail in the Be Mine Stitched Framelits dies is incredible and I love all the wonderful possibilities there are to create projects with them. The products I used today for this card can be found in the new 2019 Occasions Catalog. When you place a qualifying order, you can earn Free Sale-a-bration products. If you live in the U.S. and do not already have a demonstrator, I would love to help you. Visit my Online Store to place your order or contact me and I would be happy to help you. 

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that you have enjoyed my card design and I hope that it helps inspire you to try creating your own fun fold cards. Now it's time to visit Courtenay's blog and see what she has to share with us this month. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog. I hope that you enjoy the rest of our blog hop.
Until Next Time
Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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