Wednesday, December 20, 2017

It's a Fancy Fold Christmas

It's time for...
Ready, Set, Go!

This month, Barb is the hostess. This group consists of Barb, Kelly, and myself. The hostess selects a theme - a really challenging (think outside the box) theme. An EXTREME THEME, is my way of thinking of it.

At first glance, Barb's theme may not be all that extreme, but let me tell you... it is! She challenged us to make a FANCY FOLD Christmas card. AND... it had to be a fancy fold we'd never used before.

I. do. not. do. fancy. Fancy anything, for that matter... and definitely not fancy folds. EEK!

So... I snooped around. Looked at SCS Tutorials. Nothing grabbed me. Looked at Pinterest. Nothing grabbed me. Did a google search. Nothing grabbed me.


Then one day not long ago I saw a card on FB (I wish I knew whose card it was because it was all flower, pink, and drop-jaw GORGEOUS!) But I did pay attention to the fancy fold part of it, too... and my dream was born.

Now, mind you... I was going simply by memory, because for the life of me, I could not find that card again. But... I remembered it was a square easel card, and it had another (smaller) easel card built into its design. So I just went for it.

I will tell you this... I needed instructions... because you have to hold your mouth just right (as my Grandpa would have said) to get the larger easel part to stand up. (I am guessing I made the smaller easel piece too large.)

But I do love the double easel fancy fold! So much playing room... and the overall look is kind of fun, don't you think!!??!?!??

Oh... and see those evergreen trees on the little easel? I just had to add them to my card... because Kelly mailed that stamp/die set to me as part of an amazing Christmas gift package. THANK YOU, Kelly!

Barb, THANK YOU for a great Extreme Theme! I loved it (once I figured out what to make).

Oh... and because this is a fold I've never ever used before... this is my "Try Something New" post this week.

Let's head over to Barb's blog and Kelly's blog to see what they made for their Fancy Fold Christmas cards.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Supplies Used

Stamps: Peachy Keen Santa stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers and a Hampton Arts Evergreen Tree stamp/die set stamped with Memento Ivy Cottage Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Recollections Black and White and SU Cherry Cobbler CS and DP from my scrap file

Embellishments: Michael's Rhinestones


2craftykaties said...

That is an AMAZING card! I will be scraplifting this one!!

Sherlie said...

WOW!! This is a fantastic card. I love it!

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is a gorgeous card and design Jeanette
Gr Karin said...

OMG...Jeanette I am soo Impressed!!! I know your not a fan of doing fancy folds but this one is totally awesome especially since you couldn't find original to follow. I am so going to want to do this fold. I love what you created! Love love love. Did I tell you yet how much I love this card? LOL

MiamiKel said...

This is BONKERS crazy! Wow, what a scene! I have to keep looking at this over and over to see it all, but I do spy some pretty trees! This is crazy beautiful - what a masterpiece!
Feeling like a slacker next to you, ROFL!!

Barb said...

Jeanette--this card is stunning! I love the fold and I love it even more that you did it from memory! What a beautiful scene--love the trees!

Lynn McAuley said...

How fun is this? I love it, Jeanette!

kiwimeskreations said...

Wow Jeanette you really rocked this one!! This is one stunning card. You never so things by halves do you :-)?
Christmas blessings to you and yours

Kristie W. said...

Wow!! I think you rocked the fancy fold challenge. Your card is amazing and so festive. I love it!