Stampin' Up! Art with Heart Team Blog Hop - Fancy Fold Cards

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Welcome to another Art with Heart Team blog hop where we are focusing on fancy folds. You will find loads of creative inspiration tonight, showcasing different folding techniques and projects. Don't be afraid of trying some Fancy Fold cards; they may look intimidating, but in fact, they are not that difficult to create.

I have created a Squash Fold Christmas card for you today. These are a really simple card to create, and only needs one sheet of A4 for the base piece. 

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The finished size of the card is 4 and 1/8", but it opens up to reveal a place for a 3x3 family photo, and some writing. On two of the panels I have done some subtle stamping using the Merry Patterns stamp set, which you can earn FREE with a workshop (in person or online) in September or October. Ask any of the girls along the blog hop about booking a workshop. 

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's what the back (chequered paper) and front panel (with foil shape) looks like. Each of those squares of DSP are 4x4 inches and the overall size of the opened card is 8 and 1/4 inches.

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

To make the fold, start with your 8 1/4" square cardstock piece and score in the centre both ways. Fold both of thee folds inward and crease with the bone folder to make a well defined crease. Then score diagonally as shown and fold that outwards and define the crease with the bone folder.

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here are some side views to show how it folds up.

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Finally here are some closer looks at the decorated panels. It's a great way to use up bits of left over paper and cardstock.

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Isn't this greeting from Merry Patterns gorgeous? It's actually a two step stamp, but super easy to line up because it's Photopolymer. I've also used some of the black and white striped ribbon, foil snowflakes, green sprigs, black rhinestones and mini ornaments from the Holiday Catalogue to give it a real festive feel.

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up squash fold card / fancy fold card for Christmas 2017 using Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns stamp set and Holiday Catalogue 2017 embellishments. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I hope you like today's project. If you have any questions about it, you are welcome to contact me at any time via the contact me link in the navigation links at the top of the blog.

Now it's time to continue on with the blog hop and head over to the blog of my very talented friend and team member Alisha Watson.

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The blog hop runs full circle, so if you get lost anywhere, just click on any of the names below to get going again.

  1.  Caroline Manwaring
  2.  Ros Davidson
  3.  Monika O'Neill
  4.  Sharon Davern
  5. Tina Gillespie
  6. Kate Morgan
  7. Andrea Roberts
  8. Rachel Woollard
  9. Claire Daly  (you are here!)
  10. Alisha Watson
  11. Kimberly Hern
  12. Catherine Proctor

 

Thanks for stopping by today to check out the Fancy Fold blog hop. I hope you found lots of creative inspiration.

Have a happy week,

Claire

 


Art with Heart Team Stampin Up Heart of Christmas 2017: Week 17 with Quilted Christmas

Hello there. Time to get back into the swing of Heart of Christmas where the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team girls bring you Christmas inspiration each week. I was away visiting family in Perth for the last couple of weeks. This week we are up to week 17. 

I'm loving creating these handmade cards and am looking forward to a relaxing weekend in late November where I will sit with a cuppa and write in these cards, rather than running around like crazy trying to make a heap of rushed cards in one weekend (me last year!).

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Today I have been playing with the Quilted Christmas product suite. I'm not a quilter, but I do love this suite of products. I particularly love the colour combination in the 6x6 Designer Series Paper Pad: Garden Green, Real Red, Pool Party, Blushing Bride and Lemon Lime Twist. Very fresh and a little different for Christmas.

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Here's the cards I have come up with for today.

 

Stampin Up Quilted Christmas DSP, Quilt Top embossing folder cards for Christmas 2017. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

I love the little triangles as trees. So simple, and there are lots of options for stars with the enamel shapes available in each colour range, as well as metallic.

Stampin Up Quilted Christmas DSP, Quilt Top embossing folder cards for Christmas 2017. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

On this card I have also used one of the Stitched Shape Framelits which are part of this product suite. The best way to adhere these is either with Tombow Multipurpose Glue, or even a hot glue gun . You can also see the Quilt Top Embossing Folder from the product suite in this card. I really love how it adds to the quilt theme.

Stampin Up Quilted Christmas DSP, Quilt Top embossing folder cards for Christmas 2017. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

Here's another sample using a couple more of the stamps from the Christmas Quilt stamp set. You can also see another of the Stitched Felt Shapes and the coordinating Quilted Christmas ribbon, plus one of the gold foil snowflakes.

Stampin Up Quilted Christmas DSP, Quilt Top embossing folder cards for Christmas 2017. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

Now it's time to see what the lovely ladies from the Art with Heart team have created for week 17 Heart of Christmas.

Catherine Proctor

Caroline Manwaring

Kate Morgan

Judy May

Ros Davidson

Sharon Davern

Monika O'Neil

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today, have an awesome week!

Claire

 

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Stampin' Up! Congratulations card using Mixed Drinks, Oh So Eclectic and Fabulous Flamingo stamp set

Hello stampers!

I have a bright and happy card for you today. I had a few stamped bits and pieces left over from my Thailand swaps, so used them on this card in a different way. 

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My card base is Berry Burst and I have used Lemon Lime Twist, Tempting Turquoise and Basic Black. The greeting is from the Fabulous Flamingo stamp set. I love this greeting! That's the Oh My Stars embossing folder used on the banner layer. You can link to any of the products used today using the links at the end of the post.

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Lots of fabulous Holiday Catalogue products in the online store now too. Just click the shop now button. If you would prefer to order by email or phone, just contact me.

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If you do order online, don't forget the September Hostess Code for a free gift in mid October.

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See you back here again soon. Have a great day!

Claire

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