Hi Friend! If this is your first time visiting my blog, “Welcome!” I’m so glad you’re here! My name is Tina Zinck and I live in a small village in Nova Scotia (not far from Cape Breton). Originally from Vancouver Island (I’m a born and raised Comox Valley girl!), I’m happiest living on the coast and next to the ocean! I have 5 fur-babies (2 hounds and 3 kitties) and my Sweetheart has two grown daughters and two grand-daughters (3 & 2 years old). I’ve been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for 19 years and I have loved EVERY minute of it! Stamping and crafting is definately a passion of mine!
I am really excited about the cards I’m sharing with you today for our “Around the World on Wednesday” blog hop! This month’s theme is “Fancy Folds” with a focus on our new 2021-2023 In Colours. Our challenge is to create a project with a fold that is our favorite AND a 2nd project using a fold that is new to us!
A fold that I’ve always loved and is probably one of my very favourites is the “Open Book Easel Card”. I first shared this fancy fold on my blog just over a year ago and I’m still having FUN making these cards! If you haven’t seen this card fold before, click HERE to watch my video demonstration.
Here’s my “Open Book Easel Card” for today’s “Around the World on Wednesday” blog hop, featuring some of the new In Colours…
There are so many incredible fancy/fun folds that it was tough for me to choose one for this month’s AWOW challenge. However, I recently came upon a card that I thought was so neat and I knew I wanted to try this new-to-me fold. It is called a “Fancy Gatefold Card”, and I was inspired by Kat Chancellor’s card, which you can see here.
This is such a simple and FUN card to make! I am going to use this Fancy Fold card design in my next video, which should be up on my YouTube channel in the next day or two. In the meantime, here are the measurements and instructions:
Fancy Gatefold Card
- Cut 12″ x 12″ Soft Succulent card stock to measure 5 1/2″ x 12″. Along the 12″ side, score at 2″, 4″ , 8″ and 10″. Fold on each crease, using bone folder.
- Cut Pale Papaya 3 3/4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp tree and emboss the sentiment in white. Glue to middle panel.
- Cut Fresh Freesia card stock 5 1/4″ x 1 3/4″ (two pieces) – stamp tree with Fresh Freesia ink. Glue to each side of the Pale Papaya panel.
- Cut Polished Pink card stock 5 1/4″ x 1 3/4″ (two pieces) – stamp tree with Polished Pink ink. Glue to folded front panels.
- Cut Basic White card stock to measure 5″ x 3 3/4″. To create the sky: swipe the Evening Evergreen ink pad direcly across the bottom of the card stock. Cotinue working up to the top with Soft Succulent, Pale Papaya, Polished Pink and ending with Fresh Freesia.
- Stamp trees with Black Momento ink pad.
- Stamp sentiment with Versamark ink pad, sprinkle White Emboss Powder over top, shaking off excess. Set with heat tool.
- Cut the stamped piece along the 5″ side at 1 3/4″, repeating for the three strips.
- Glue the stamped strips to a Basic White card stock layer that measures 4″ x 5 1/2″, leaving a slight gap in between. Cut into three sections.
- Glue the layered stamped pieces to the front panels: place glue on left half of bottom banel, right half side of the middle panel and left half on the top panel.
Thank you for visiting me today! Be sure to hop on over to Annette’s blog next to see what she’s created for you!
Have a great day, stay well & HAPPY STAMPING!