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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Monday, 4 August 2014

CCM&M #120 - Fancy Folds

Good afternoon!! It's challenge time over at CCMM. This fortnight, the theme is Fancy Folds - so anything with fancy folds will do!! Our sponsors are The Stamping Boutique who are offering 3 images of the winner's choice.
I wasn't sure quite what to do so had a look on Pinterest. I came across a site called Card Making Magic - and they had instructions for a fancy tri-fold card. Now, I liked the idea - but decided to add my own twist to it. So, rather than scoring for a tri-fold card, I scored 9cm from each end of a piece of A4 card. The front flaps still overlap - but not as much.  I then scored diagonally down each flap, then parallel to the edge of the card, and finally so that the corners pointed out.
For my card, I have used an image from our sponsor called Cupcake. I kept the colour scheme simple. The Raspberry base card is from Papermill, with two blue papers from Crafter's Companion's Halcyon Days CD. 
The image is coloured with Spectrum Noirs - IB1, 2, 3; PL1, BP2, BP6 and BP7. I cut it out with a Spellbinders Exquisite Circles die. Have never got the hang of using these with the circles dies - but like the star shapes they give. A larger die from the set was used to cut the raspberry mat. Two colours of ribbon and a few pearls finish the card off. 

If you pop over to the Crafty Cardmakers blog to check out the work from the other DT members you'll notice it's a bit thin on the ground. A few of our wonderful team have had to step down - so keep your eyes peeled for a DT call very soon!! In the meantime get busy folding!! 

I would like to enter this into:

Crafting When We Can - Bright Colours



  1. Well done you, fabulous card. I'm afraid that I let the side down this time, but we have quality not quantity instead.
    hugs Kimx

  2. LOVE this, look at the fold!!! fabulous. Joey xx

  3. This is adorable! I just love how you have folded it, it looks a bit like a tuxedo! Your cupcake is so precious! Love it! :)


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