Sunday, February 26, 2012

Make It a Fun Fold

It's time to do something a little bit different.   For some of you it'll put you out of your comfort zone but that's not a bad thing. 
The challenge at Pile It On is to Make It a Fun Fold.  There are so many fun folds to try and if you haven't ever tried one now's as good a time as any to start.  If you have no idea where to begin I've added  "Fancy Fold" to my label list near the bottom of my sidebar.  If you click on the words "Fancy Fold" you'll get a list of my posts using some different folds like the Origami Diamond Fold, the Center Step Fold and the Pop Up.  In the posts there should be links to tutorials on how to make them.  Or you can try going to the Splitcoast Stampers resource section for tutorials.  And when all else fails you can do a google search. 

This card is a plain Easel Fold.  There are so different versions of the Easel Fold but I haven't learned them.  I chose this fold because it's easy, I can do it without looking up directions and I was short of time this week but if you've got some time to play around try the Pop Up, it's really fun.  Actually so are all the others.  I think I am going to resolve to use a fancy fold at least once a month so that I will be able to do them without needing the directions. 
Here's the deets:
stamp - Crafty Secrets "Easter Joy"
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black"; Versa Magic "Spring Pansy"
paper - Bazzill "Purple Pizzazz" cs, Best Occasions green cs; K & Co "Susan Winglet Botanical Specialty paper" dp
miscellaneous - copics; ribbon; DMC embroidery floss; charm; mini brads; Doodlebug Easter assortment brads; sewing machine

Here's the challenges:
Pile It On #9 - Make It a Fun Fold
Crafty Catz #121 - I Spy Something Beginning with B (bunny and basket)
Moving Along With the Times - Lots of Layers
Delightful Challenges - Use Patterned Paper
Paper Pretties PWC194 - use punches or die cuts
Stamp Man - Colours of Spring - Easter
Fairy Tale #35 - Spring
Crafty Sentiments - 2 Designer/ Different Papers
Truly Scrumptious #74- All Creatures Great and Small
Crafts and Me #72 - Shades of Spring
Allsorts - Anything Goes
2 Sisters #80 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back often and I hope to see your creation posted on the Pile It On challenge blog,


  1. Oh this is stunning Chris!! what an adorable image and you've coloured it beautifully! I love the colour combo. Gorgeous papers and embellishments. The ribbon, charm and stitching look so pretty - it's a really sweet card!
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
    Hugs Sue xx

  2. Chris, I am so in love with this card - the color combination of the purple and green is to die for - really gorgeous.

  3. Great card Chris, love the colours and the great little charm! Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x

  4. Hello Chris. This is so beautiful. Love the colours and lots of layers, great image too. Beautifully decorated. Thank you for joining us at MAWTT and good luck. Love Sandra xxx

  5. What a wonderfull card, it´s really very spring like! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  6. This is so sweet, I love the oval, egg shapes and the purple and deep yellow look fantastic together!
    Thanks for joining in with Sandra's Lots of Layers this week at MAWTT and good luck
    Hugs Laurie x

  7. very cute!! love the fold! I need to do fun folds more often, too! like the color combo,too!!


  8. Love you gorgeous Easel card Chriss,love the image and gorgeous colours.Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafty

  9. Gorgeous creation in beautiful colours and nice details!!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge!
    Hugs Nela

  10. Oh, Chris, your Easter Joy image looks fantastic on this bright and cheery card. Love that egg-shaped image too! So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's "Shades of Spring" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

  11. omg how simply adorable. I love this darling image and the colors you chose are perfect.
    Hugs Bonnie

  12. This is a fantastic card! It is cute as a button and I love the ribbon and the charm... and it is obvious you put alot of thought and heart into it. Thank you for coming to DELIGHTFUL this week and hope to see you soon. SMILES, Samara

  13. Fabulous card! Loving the egg nestie. Thanks so much for playing in our last free and easy February challenge at Allsorts

    Emma xxx

  14. I really love this card Chris its beautiful love the colours and the image is fabulous! love it! hugs Samantha :0)

  15. That is a gorgeous card! I love the colors and the ribbon and charm are the frosting on the!!


  16. this is so pretty & such a great fold!


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