Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Fancy Folds Blog Hop

Welcome to the first Sparkle N Sprinkle
 Blog Hop of 2013!!!

We are so enthusiastic about our 2013 Blog Hops. Each hop will reveal a "theme" rather than just an "image category".
This hop features cards with amazingly-fancy folds! Anything OTHER than the "normal" fold.

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you're in the right place!!!
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My card today uses stamps from the "Garden Fairies" stamp set. I made a "Gate Fold" card for the hop today.  You will want to start off with a 6 x 12 inch piece of CS and score at 3 and 9 inches. Fold on score lines.  This will be your card base. Stamp images onto white CS and color in using Copics or other medium  Using the 2nd largest Labels 18 die, cut out the colored image.  Trace the outline og the die onto some purple CS for the mat behind the colored image.  Using some dimensional glue, place it where you want to put the glitter.  Sprinkle the glitter over the glue, tap off the excess and set aside to dry.  I took and stamped some mushrooms onto the bottom of the left side of the card front and colored them in using copics. I added some sparkly ribbon onto the right hand side of the card front.  I placed the matted colored image onto the card front.



Here's a peek at the inside of my card:
 For the inside of my card, I cut some purple CS to place on the left and right hand sides.  I stamped my sentiment, also from the "Garden Fairies" stamp set onto some white CS and cut it out using one of the Labels 18 dies.  I used another die to cut out a mat for behind the sentiment.

Thank you for stopping in today to check out my creations.

Now it's time to hop on over to the ever talented Jackie to see what she has designed to inspire your holiday card making.

In case you get lost along the way, here are the designers in the hop:


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Happy Stamping!!!!!!




54 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Dawn! Your little garden fairy card is just adorable. Love the highly glittered wings she sports, and the pretty colors you've chosen! Very pretty!

April said...

Such a sweet card! I love the sparkle on the wings! Great folds too!

Barbara Bruder said...

Dawn, what a wonderful gate fold card. That garden faerie is so pretty sitting on the die cut that you've used. Love the dimensional wings.

sharon g said...

Her wings are just perfect. If fairy wings aren't glittery, well, they just can't fly!

Debi said...

Beautifully done Dawn. Love the fairy wings.

Karalee said...

Dawn, this is really, really cute. And of course, I absolutely love purple. Great job!

Gita said...

What a sweet card - love the sparkly wings.

Shanna Shands said...

Beautiful colors. I love your card.

Jacqueline Smith said...

What a fabulous card, love the coloring job!

Brenda said...

Love the soft colors and your beautiful coloring job! Such a pretty gate fold.

Gina said...

Your card is really cute. Thanks.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love the clean crisp look of this card fold. The purple and orange color combination is so pretty, and those little toadstools in the corner are just precious!

Jill Jacobsen said...

Sweet and simple...that's what I like! Very clean, yet pretty.

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Very adorable gate fold card, Dawn. Gate fold is a unique and easy card to make, but it is a surprise element to the recipient. Then, its all in the adorning and you did a great job.

Anne Temple said...

Wonderful gate fold card. Love all the dimension on the fairy's wings.

Julie Z said...

Gate folds are such a nice change to a standard fold - lovely job with yours! Love the soft colors on your card and that soft, satiny bow on the side adds such a nice touch.

Anonymous said...

Loved the glitter onthe wings. A really sweet card.

namabear said...

I luv fairies I do fairy cards a lot. Luv your garden fairy with her puffy wings. Thanks for sharing your great card.

Verna Angerhofer said...

One of my favorite fancy folds is the gatefold one. So I was delighted to see your beautiful card. Your work is wonderful!

Donna said...

Love the gate fold card and yours is just darling. Cute stamp set.

elf1023 said...

Love the card, love the wings. Great job.

Kim S said...

Such pretty cards, Dawn. Thanks for sharing!
Kim S

Anonymous said...

Sweet Card!! TFS, StephanieM, Kansas

Karin said...

How sweet! Love the trifold card and the wings on your fairy!

Roxie said...

Such a pretty card! I love the wings.

Priscilla said...

Beautiful gate fold card. Love the colors you used and the puffy fairy wings.

Rose Wilson said...

fairy card is just adorable. Love it thanks

Pawprintx4 said...

Pretty card. Cute stamp and I love gate fold cards.
Stephanie K

Juliet A said...

I love the CAS look of your gate fold card!

Lynne said...

Great card. Gatefolds are fun to make.

Dianne Potter said...

Such a sweet fairy card. Just the right type of card for my Granddaughter! Thank you for sharing.

Bibiana said...

lovely!!!
bibiana

Carol Jones said...

Gatefold cards have such possibilities, and your design is elegant. Thanks for sharing!

FranTic said...

Thank you - there have been so many ideas on this hop - I cannot wait to try them out!

crafty grandma said...

OMG! Garden fairies - they were my grand-daughters hi-lite story of the summer! Will have to make her this card so she will always remember the fairies in the garden! lol! tfs

Sandra Kersting said...

This is a beautiful card and I love, love, love the fairies!

gobarb26 said...

The garden fairy is so cute and I love how you added the ribbon on the side of the gate. Great card.

Gina Howe said...

Great use of the SNS dimensional glue on the fairy wings. So cute! I love the colors, too!

Keri Brown said...

This is wonderful... I love the look of the pink and purple.. so soft and subtle... great job!!!

Alicia DiCarlo said...

Love the fairy sitting on the mushroom. So great with her sparkly wings. Made me smile.

RuthAnn said...

Love the Gatefold Card, they can be so uique for any occassion. Great card, thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

nice cards, cant wait to try the folds

carrie said...

Love this Garden Fairy stamp set. (I all ready have it.) Great card for the gate fold and love what you did with the fairy wings.

Mimi said...

Cute!

Linda said...

Dawn you have designed a really pretty card. I love the colors and the stamps you used. Thank you for sharing.

Angie said...

Love the image! The gatefold card is such a clean looking one.

Anonymous said...

Hi Dawn, I love your little fairy card! the purple you added gives it such a crisp, clean look! Thanks for sharing. Phyllis

pwrench40@hotmail.com

Frann said...

Love the clean, crisp look of your card!

Tigerberry said...

I love the idea of using the dimentional glue with the sparkles. I will have to try that. Thanks for sharing your card with us.

KristiDaroci said...

Elegant! Great job!

Anita Braddock said...

Wow how Super is this. I love the colors and the layering. the dies and stamps are Beautiful love the attention to details is perfect. and I love love your Fairy they are my Favorite. and the added Ribbon adds that Special touch. thanks for sharing

Eliza said...

Your garden fairy is just devine, love the card and colours used.

Thanks for sharing

Eliza

E. Marie said...

Sweet little fairy and love the color combo!!

Gerlinde said...

Cute card! Love the colors and the simple elegance of the card!