Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Fun with Folds



I don't generally post my cards created for SCS challenges here, but I had to take too many pictures of this one to show what it looks like!
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I was inspired by an article in Cardmaker magazine - it showed lots of cool folding techniques and an accordian card similar to this. To make this I did the following:
1. Cut a 8.5 x 11" paper in half so you have two 8.5"x5.5" sheets. Score and fold the bottom layer as you would a normal card, then score the cardfront in half and fold forward.
2. Score second sheet of paper in half, then each in half again. Fold accordian style.
3. Glue last fold of step 2 behind the top fold of step 1.
4. Decorate and have fun with it!! I punched a hold through all layers on the left side and tied a ribbon to keep this closed.
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The colors used here are cool carribean, certainly celery, and elegant eggplant. I used a whole variety of stamp sets including.... Doodle This, You make me happy, Amazing to zany, Delight in life, and Karen Foster snap stamps. There is also a chipboard tag on the inside stamped with "FUN" in Whimsical Alphabet.
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Let me know what you think! I'll be drawing a winner tomorrow for this project.... all you have to do is leave a comment to enter!

60 comments:

Amy said...

oh Michelle, this is amazing! Gorgeous! I know I've already won a creation of yours, but I had to leave a comment anyways. This is truely a work of art! Great job! Love, love, love!

Tracy (rosowskimom) said...

What a fun fold! I love all your creations. I follow you on SCS, but haven't been to your blog before. Thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

Michelle, I've recently discovered your blog and all of your work is just awe inspiring! You have a real talent for color (everything you make just visually pops off the page). I've really been enjoying everything that you've made with the Doodle sets. I'm keeping my fingers crossed because I would really like to win this little beauty!

Linda

Anonymous said...

Wow-- what a neat card!! thanks for the detailed instructions!!
love the color choices-- everything!!!

DeborahLynneS

Auntybarbara said...

Beautiful color combo...i keep track of you scs also. thf!

doverdi said...

Your blogs is one of my favorites and I stop by everyday to see what new creation you come up with. I love this new card and all it's folds. I love doing different folds with cards, I get bored with the normal fold. lol Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing.

Dee Jackson said...

I've been lurking on your blog for around a week now. I love your work and this fold is way to cool! I ran to my stamproom to try it and wow it is cool. Thank you for sharing all your wonderful talent with us! This card Rocks!!!
Dee Jackson
SCS (stampincuzILuv2)

Dawn Mercedes said...

I totally LOVE innovative folds...I'll be duplicating this idea very soon! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy to have found your blog. I have admired your work on SCS for a long time! I had to take a chance on winning this beautiful card....it would really make my day!
Kathy (Kathy S.)

Michelle said...

This is gorgeous...looks like fun!

Anonymous said...

Huge fan of all your work. I am definatly going to give this card a try later. Thanks for such great directions. Beautiful card!
Mandy (SCS Cayne and cole's mom)

Cindy Lou Who said...

A drawing for THIS card!! Oh my a girl can dream and drool right?? Michelle, this is simply stunning! Can I use those two words togetha? lol
Everything about the card just POPS!

Laura Bruner said...

Oh my! This is gorgeous! I just started making the trifold cards and this takes that card up another level! I am thrilled and can hardly wait to try this one! You are a great inspiration! Keep up the great work.

Anonymous said...

Love this card! First saw it on the SCS and had to follow your blog link to get more information! And then the special added surprise of winning something from a comment!!! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful creations.

Pattie (psychspa)

Mary (mrager8996@charter.net) said...

This is truly beautiful. I am in awe. What an example of true addiction. :) I love it!

Anonymous said...

this is very cool...love the color combinations!
karen

iralamija said...

I love this card!!!! is so beautiful!!


Bety

Beth N said...

Such a wonderful card. I saw your two creations last night over at SCS and fell in love with them. This card is so nice and I would really, really like to win it!

Erin said...

Great card; I am just starting to discover the stamping blogs through SCS, so I am bookmarking your blog right now. Can't wait to try this technique! TFS

Erin K.

Kathy said...

Oh wow, Michelle! This is absolutely amazing!!!! I love the color choices and love, love, love all the work you put into it. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me.

Kerry said...

wow - your stuff is so fabulous, I love this doodle set and am thinking that I have to have it... Can't wait to see what else you come up with this week...

P said...

I love this color combo and the accordian style - I think I will try it. My cards look so boring after looking at your blog! Thanks for posting...

annikki said...

I love this card! Your have talent for colour combinations and this is really amazing.

Annikki

JJBROOKS said...

I am so glad I found your blog! Your so talented! I love, love, love, the cards you have made with the Doodle sets. I can't wait to get that set!!

bethtrue said...

Michelle - that's great - thanks for sharing!!

charmayne_tan said...

i love how the colours go so well together TFS!

Jenn Russell said...

I love what you've done with the fold and with the card colors! Awesome job!

Stephanie said...

What an amazing card. So beautiful and one I would love to add to my little collection. You are one very talented stamper!

Jenn Nahrstadt said...

I've seen your work on SCS but didn't know you had a blog! Thanks for being so generous to assist other demos and stamping enthusiasts by sharing how you made this card. Love eggplant and celery together!

SmilynStef said...

Wow Michelle ... I love this. Each folded panel is its own artistic creation. Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

This card is awesome! I love your style and visit your blog daily. It was a little hard while you were away visiting your mom because I didn't get my daily dose!! Just kidding, I know you actually have a life outside of stamping! Again an amazing card.
Beth Winn

Michelle (MilwaukeeMommy) said...

What a fun card!! I've never checked out that particular magazine but I guess I should. So many magazines, so little time!! Anyway, this is fantastic!! The person who wins this is one lucky lady!!

Melody Page (harmony60) said...

Fabulous! I've always been hesitant with lots of folds, but this is inspiring! Great choices of sets & touches. Thanks for such detailed instructions! I'm sure glad I discovered this.

Melody Page (harmony60 on SCS)

Shari said...

Ooooooh...this is so pretty! Love it!
Shari

Chris Smith said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I'm anxious to try this fold.

Soozie4Him said...

I just LOVE this, Michelle! I'd love to use this idea for a Stamp Camp - my gals would love it!

Susan/Soozie4Him
moot96@aol.com

Teryl said...

Love the folding technqiue on this card. Will have to try it myself. TFS all the instructions.

wendy said...

I love this whole project - the fold, colors, stamps, everything!!

Wendy B said...

This is such a GREAT card. I saw it on SCS and had to read more about it. I just love it. Looks like a lot of work, but it's well worthwhile! I'd love to win it!

Amanda said...

LOVE this card, this set...EVERYTHING! Totally eye catching!!!

Tami said...

You are sooo inspirational, it makes me want to go home and make one of these cards today! Thanks for sharing your creativeness.
Tami in Missouri

Stamp4hobby said...

Great fold! Thanks for sharing your beautiful art! Keeping my fingers crossed that I win! ;)

Joy Nicol said...

What a fun card! I really have admired your cards! Great job!

broni said...

This fancy fold card is so wonderful! Thank you so much for including the instructions. You better believe I'll be trying my luck with this one!

Carol G. said...

I just came across a link for your blog on SCS this evening. Happy Birthday ~ hope it was a wonderful day! The color combo and details on this multi-fold card are just great ~ I would love to win your lovely creation!
Carol G. ~ scgustaf@paulbunyan.net
in Northern MN, and waiting for the second heavy snow of the week, and welcome moisture for our drought affected area!

Karen said...

What a wonderful card - beautiful work - an inspiration to all.

Ana said...

Its beautiful..love all the details and the colors are breathtaking. I love your site and your amazing work.

Anonymous said...

Only word to describe this is Awesome!!! Everything about it is awesome. Thanks for sharing.
Jane

Anonymous said...

This is one awesome card...gonna have to try this one also. Love your card and TFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pinky (SCS)

Beate said...

Michelle, that looks amazing! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

You are so creative! The card looks great! I'll have to try this fold trick. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Riza Almanza

Jackie said...

Michelle, I'm in love with everything about this card! I'm so going to use this idea at my stamp club. Thanks so much for sharing!

amber b said...

How fantastic is this? I am going to use your template to make my mom's birthday card. I love it!

Jessica (jessrose21) said...

I would love to win this card! It's gorgeous!

Terry Molineux said...

Michele your card creations are gorgeous..TFS

monika/buzsy said...

Wow! This is just beautiful. Great folding card, and great colors. I like your choice of stamps. TFS!

passionstamper a/k/a debvg said...

I'm in love with the Doodle this set and love the fancy fold you created with it! Thanks for sharing!

kansmom said...

EXCELLENT cased card ! so much so I have cased you! lol I LOVE the folds and the inspiration from this beautiful card ! tfs !!!
Tina

Cindy Vernon said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I want to win because I need to CASE this!!!

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