Nov 14 2008

Stamp Simply #61 – Fun Folds

Keyword ssnotime61 -There is no time limit. You can play this challenge and upload yourproject at Splitcoastand/or your Blog, anytime at all! You (and that means anyone and everyone, blogger or not!)can play as many times as you like!!! The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!!! Please link back here.

For today’s challenge we are going to make some Fun Folds. You are to make a card with any type of fold at all, OTHER THAN the standard top or side fold. You can find examples of folds by checking out the SCS tutorials in the Resources section. Try to photo the card so we can clearly see your fold. Also, check out all of our designers listed below to see what they’ve come up with for inspiration. This is a fun one — and you MAY do pocket cards if you like – you may do ANYTHING out of the normal everyday side or top fold card. HAVE FUN!!!

Again, please bear with us all on Thursday night as we are uploading. All samples should be here by Friday morning. Thanks!

Check out Cathy Tidwells sample here.

Check out Julie Koerber’s sample here.

Check out Jennifer Bucks sample here.

Check out Janine Orchards sample here.

Check out Tammy Hershberger’s sample here.

Check out AJ Ottos sample here.

Becky Oehlers has visitors this week — have fun, Becky!

Dee Jackson is taking a much need break — get some rest, Dee!

You can see all Gallery Submissions here.

Are those great samples or what!!!! Thank you girls!!! Much appreciated!!!

Heres myproject for todays challenge:


This is my Tied Envelope Card. Does anyone out there remember when packages in the mail were wrapped in brown paper and tied with string? Or when a bundle of letters would be saved and likewise tied with a string or ribbon? Oh, such a mysterious and romantic thought, don’t you think? As far as I’m concerned, there is something to be said about having to untie a ribbon to get to the inside of a card –extending the wonder and excitement of what words may lie inside. My bluepanel behind the felt snowflake was just smooshed into a glue pad then covered with Dazzling Diamonds. This card would look great also if that square were done with Iridescent Ice EP or done with the Cracked Glass Technique. That’s what I really wanted to do, but time was really short!


Here’s the inside. It is made by scoring at 1.5″ and 5.5″. The snowflake panel is attached to the top flap with mounting tape, but the ribbon has to be properly placed first. Also, I used red line tape to adhere the ribbon to the underside of the snowflake panel, and then I used a little velcro dot on the flap to keepit down nicely. Ittook 22″ inches of ribbon. I do like this style card and will be making more – fun!!! And by using my felt for the focal image, no stamping required!!!

Stamps: Many Merry Messages for inside sentiment Paper: White, Baja Breeze, Ski Slope DP Ink: Black Accessories: Felt Flurries, Taffeta Ribbon, Ticket Corner Punch, Glue Pad, Dazzling Diamonds, A Muse Twinkle Stickers, Mounting Tape, Red Line Tape, Velcro Dot

Thank you so much for checking in today! Hope you can find some time to try out a Fun Flap card. It’ll be fun to see what everyone comes up with!!! Hoping you are all having a great weekend. I am super busy as I have some special projects lined up for next week with the Holidays in mind — so be sure to check back soon. I’ll be doing some quick, flat Christmas cards as well. Have a great weekend everyone!!!

33 responses so far

33 Responses to “Stamp Simply #61 – Fun Folds”

  1. Becky says:

    This is SO lovely Sharon. Beautiful in every way. YUM!

  2. Mary R. says:

    Great card Sharon! I love the elegant simplicity!

  3. bunny says:

    GORGEOUS!!! I love it!

  4. Deena says:

    Sharon, this is gorgeous! I love the envelope style fold, and the color and sparkle is dazzling!

  5. Judy Carter says:

    This card took my breath away. Beautiful elegance….love, love, love this card!

  6. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, this is a great card, something different and I am sure will please anyone that receives it. I love the blue with the white snowflake. Very pretty!


  7. Janine says:

    Love it Sharon!! I think the fold is really quite nice and the colors are so peaceful!! Have a great weekend..

  8. Lisa Brown says:

    This is gorgeous and I will have to try it! LOVE the ribbon closure! Thanks for the inspiration and the challenge!

  9. Lois (clownmom) says:

    I love the soft blues on your pretty card. I love how the blue panel sparkles. Fun Folds are definitely FUN. I used the tutorial for the Joy Fold Card for my entry. Here is my card Closed — and here it is Open —

    Have a wonderful weekend. I’m off to Disney World!

  10. Amy Johnson says:

    Such a lovely, elegant card. I love that snowflake and ribbon!

  11. Jennifer R says:

    Wow, this card is STUNNING!!

  12. joyk says:

    I love the icy sparkly-ness (is that a word?) of your beautiful card!

  13. Jerri Kay says:

    Stunning Sharon, nothing short of stunning! I love the gorgeous snowflake and the shimmery ice blue paper, a fabulous Christmas card!

  14. Pat Adam says:

    What a lovely card, soft color of blue and just exqisite. Love pale blue and white like that it really is a touch of class.
    I did do a card for this challenge.

  15. Marcie S. says:

    I just LOVE the colours and sparkle on this card. It is so beautiful!

  16. Angel says:

    Just beautiful, Sharon! And I’ve been wanting to try a new fold, so hopefully I’ll be playing along! 😉

  17. Beautiful card, and design Sharon! That is a fun idea to have to untie the card to open! Such nostalgia! Love the sparkle and the felt snowflake too, with the white accents!

  18. nancy littrell says:

    So gorgeous on the outside and perfectly simple on the inside. I agree…..untieing any pkg, card, box or whatever adds so much to the fun 🙂 TFS

  19. Ida says:

    This is beautiful. The snowflake makes a fabulous focal point.

  20. Carla (cmsuto) says:

    Wow, Sharon! Your envelope fold card is so gorgeous! All the other samples are neat, too! Great inspiration! Here are two photos of my card:
    It’s a Flip Flap Fold Card. I showed it both open and closed. Hard to photograph well with all the folds!
    Thanks for another fun challenge!
    Have a great weekend!

  21. Vicki says:

    Hey!! I’ve been wanting to use these DARN BIG felt snowflakes that I have!! What a wonderful idea!! I love your creation!! 🙂 Thanks for inspiration!!

  22. Cindy H. says:

    Wow, what an elegant card!!! Love the color, the DP and sparkle – really festive! Beautiful fold, too 🙂

  23. Nancy says:

    Oh, another winner, as usual. This is so pretty Sharon!

    Here’s my card:

  24. Deb Saaranen says:

    Just gorgeous– love the glimmer behind the pretty snowflake– this dp is wonderful too!

  25. leslierich says:

    This is very special, Sharon! A gorgeous and imaginative design. I love that Ski Slope paper and the big snowflake. Yes, it’s just like opening a present!

  26. Beautiful, sparkly card. Like the fold you chose and the felt snowflake-tfs.

  27. Beautiful, Sharon! This is pure elegance! Thanks for the fun challenge! Hope you are doing well and that you have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  28. This is beautiful Sharon! Thanks for sharing the details on doing this card!! Your DT has come up with some awesome cards/ideas for this challenge!! Please check out my blog for my creation. Here’s a link: Thanks for another GREAT challenge!!

  29. Carolen says:

    Gorgeous Sharon!

  30. Liz Williams says:

    Love your card, Sharon, but then I love all your stuff. I did a W fold card to make a gift card. I took two photos, one of the front and one of the inside.

  31. Rose Ann says:

    What an elegant snowflake card, Sharon!! I love that fold, and your pretty papers!!

  32. Mel M. M. M. says:

    SO stunning! What a gorgeous and original way to use ribbon! TFS! :O)

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