Saturday, October 29, 2011

Where to start...

The last two weeks have been so crazy - I don't think I can even go into everything that's been going on. A little travel that included a hotel fire (a very small one, but at 4 a.m. any fire in your hotel is unwelcome)... some sickness for me and my kids... well, let's just say I wasn't doing any stamping. But I'm back this week for the challenge at Our Creative Corner. Our hostess this time around is Tui Nathan, and she is asking us to make a fancy fold card. This is not really my thing, usually - I like them when I'm done, but I don't seek them out to make very often. I hope this one qualifies as fancy enough - with the week I've had I wasn't up for taxing my brain cells too much! LOL!


This card is a trifold pocket card, which is super easy thanks to Beate's great tutorial on SCS. The main part of the card uses a panel of Spice Cake designer paper - can you believe I hadn't cut into this paper yet? That's how busy I have been! I used the double scallop border punch to make all the little scallop borders - just trim the punched piece in half. Also appearing here for the first time - the Triple Treat Flower. I love images that go with punches, especially since you can stamp the same flower and use three different punches with it. So cool! The colors come from the DP: Soft Suede, Pool Party and More Mustard. The largest flower comes from the Island Floral die, and for a little more texture I embossed it with the Finial Press folder. Then I took the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes and stamped it onto the banner that comes with the Petal Cone die.


I'm not usually an inside-the-card kind of stamper, but this one kind of requires it since it includes the panel you pull out of the pocket. I decided not to stamp on it, just leave most of it blank for the message, but I did add the DP to the bottom and the Pool Party/More Mustard ribbon and button to the top.

What's your favorite fancy fold? You can do what I did and check out other tutorials on Splitcoast - there are a bunch. I hope you'll give one and try and share the results with us! And be sure you take a peek at all the cards from our wonderful team this week!

13 comments:

Marjie Kemper said...

Very cool card, Sharon. I've not seen this style before and I really like it! So sorry to hear things have been in an uproar. I hope the coming week is loads better!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh Lori, your card is wonderful. I love the colors and the design. Really, I fell it love with it when I saw it on the team blog. The colors and patterns are wonderful and so is the fancy fold style.

And, wow, sorry life has been throwing you so many curve balls lately. Hope things Smooth out for you. Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs,
Linda

Tui Nathan said...

This is beautiful and definitely "fancy" Lori ... I love this creation and the DSP and colour palette is perfect ...I have not made a card like this, but after seeing yours I am totally inspired!
So glad to have you here with us this week and i wish you a great and wonderful week ahead!!!

Susan (rainy) said...

This is gorgeous, Lori. I love this tri-fold design. Hope you and your family are all feeling better. What is that saying?... When it rains it pours...

Linda said...

Wow what a gorgeous design!!!!! The colors are fabulous too and so so classy!!!!! way to go!!!!!

scrappingnana said...

Gorgeous card and definitely a "fancy fold". Love al the details and especiall the Spice Cake DSP. TFS

Audhild said...

Love your card - and your colour "combo" :-)

Sharon said...

LOVE the card! How wonderful! a pocket card, to showcase that beautiful pattern paper and to be able to hold a note.
Hope this week is gentler to you.
hugs, sharon

Anne Marie said...

Aww, Lori, i'm so glad you are feeling better. What a way to get back in the crafting groove with this fun and fancy card! That paper is just so pretty and perfect for fall. Love all of the great details you added, too. Have a great day! Big hugs! :)

Holly Kean said...

Beautiful card. I really like the colors you've used and the large floral focal point. Have a great week!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I'm sorry to hear about your rough week....I'm hoping that by now things are looking up! I love your fancy folds- especially the scalloped edges!

teachU14 said...

This is sooooo beautiful!!! I love everything about it =)

lots of love,
www.shortycreations.com

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Love your card it is very unique I have not seen a cut like this one before. TFS.
I have become a follower and would love for you to become one of mine as well.
www.ladybugstampers.blogspot.com
Linda K.