Sunday, May 27, 2012

Pile It On - More Than 2 Folds

Every now and then a challenge gives me a good prod to do something outside my comfort zone and to me that's a good thing.  This week our challenge at Pile It On is to make a card with more than 2 folds.  The only fancy fold I can make on demand is an easel card, anything else I have to look up the directions.  That's pretty much the only thing that holds me back, I just don't want to take the time to look them up.  So, I'm glad for this challenge.  I've been wanting to make another center step card for awhile but have been too lazy to make the effort and now that I have I'm glad I did.  If you don't know how to make one here's a link to a tutorial that's easy to follow.
Of course there are plenty of other fancy folds you can use.  One my sidebar there are labels, if you click on "Fancy Fold" you'll get all my posts for cards with fancy folds.  I think I put a link for the tutorial in all of them.  

This week the sponsor for our challenge is Digi Doodles.  I'm using the sewing basket image.  I think center step cards look best with a dominant image.  Since this is a digi stamp it can be made as large or small as your requirements.  You can also adjust the size of your card if you're daring.  I made my card larger than the tutorial by using a 6-1/2" x 11"piece of cardstock, this just requires a slight adjustment in your cutting lines. 

This image made me feel notalgic so I wanted a vintage/shabby chic llok.  To get that look I used tea dyed lace, Cosmo Cricket "Circa 1934" papers and sponged around the edges with Ranger Distress Inks.

Here's the deets:
ink - hp printer; Ranger "Scattered Straw" and "Tea Dye"
paper - Bazzill "Beeswax" cs; scraps of grey and beige cs for die cuts
miscellaneous - copics; buttons; lace; burlap twine; pin cushion charm; My Favorite Things  "Sew Nifty" die-namics

Here's the challenges:
Pile It On #22 - Two or More Folds
Polka Doodles Week 21 - Make a Doodled Edge or Border
Southern Girls #45 - Dying to Die Cut or Punch
Charisma #20 - No Flowers Allowed
The Pink Elephant TPE149 - Buttons Galore
Creative Card Crew - Dimension
Partytime Tuesday PTT#49 - Vintage or Shabby Chic
the Sisterhood of Crafters - Old Fashioned Project

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll get adventurous and try making a card with 2 or more folds for the Pile It On challenge.


  1. I know what you mean about fancy folds LOL! This is stunning. Love all the embellishments! Best, CG

  2. This is GREAT! Love the fancy fold and your choice of embellishments is PERFECT! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘THE GOOD OLE DAYS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  3. What a creativity ! An other magnificent card. Bravo !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

    Hugs from France.

  4. Love the look of that distressing! Fabulous job on this awesome card =) Thanks for playing along with our Good Ol' Days Challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

  5. What a delightful card, and the image and DP fit perfectly together. Thanks for playing along this week at Charisma and hope to see you next time too!


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