Friday, June 16, 2017

A Year Of Card Techniques Creative Card Folds Blog Hop


Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we feature a different card technique.  We’ve assembled a team of card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a great variety of cards and ideas.

June‘s hop is devoted to basic card folds; featuring drapery/curtain fold, peek-a-boo fold or double-z gate-fold.  And we’re adding a twist of using double-sided paper.   We hope this gives you lots of ideas and will inspire you to try these card folds yourself...and pull out that double-sided paper as well!    If you would like to check out our past technique hops, you can do that here:


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We  really appreciate feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop today.  While you are encouraged to comment at any time, only comments received by  Friday, June 23, 2017 at 8:00pm (EST) will be eligible to win.   The winner will be announced on Sunday,  June 25, 2017 on A Piece of (my) Heart’s blog, so be sure to check her blog on Sunday.
And speaking of winners, the lucky hopper from last month is SUSAN ELIOT; picked by Random Name Picker.  Congratulations, Susan!  Please get in touch with last month’s sponsor, Jodie Park, to claim your prize.
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Now on to my projects. My first card is a drapery pull back card, but could also be called peek- a- boo fold. I made this card for my sister's birthday that is on July 4. She loves roses so I know she will love this card. The paper is from Colorbok Signature  Homespun 12 x 12 in Paper Pad. The Hip Hip Hooray stamp is from Unity Stamp Company ...so glad you were born stamp set. I used Ranger Jet Black Archival ink to stamp it. The floral fabric button is from Kraft Supplies 4 U and I attached it with Tombow Mono Liquid Glue Aqua Dual Tip Pen. The folds are held down with Elmer's Craft Bond Permanent Tape Runner. I'll write a message inside the card later. I used Crafts By Beth as the tutorial to go by for this card.
The second card is a Z fold card that I made for a couple that just recently lost a set of twins to premature birth. The paper is Glitz Design Felicity Double Sided 12 x 12 Paper- one side is Chevron and the other side is pink. The washi tape is Jot Deco Tape from Dollar Tree. The thinking of you and flower stamps are from Close To My Heart My Acrylix A Blossom Everyday Life stamp set. I  used Ranger Jet Black ink again to stamp them on typing paper. I decided to use the Chevron side for the front.


This is a close-up of the inside. The pink polka dotted paper is from Best Occasions Jewel Punch Out Pack. I'll write a message on the inside before I mail the card. Both cards will fit in an A2 size envelope. I used Inkinbythebay as the tutorial for this card. Both were Pinterest inspired cards.


Now  you’re off to visit with CARD A DAY CHALLENGE TEAM. Hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by.  See you next month with another technique!


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18 comments:

Katydid Cards said...

I sure do love the patterned paper you used on your first card...the choice of paper is all important on these double sided folds. Both cards are very nice and thank you for sharing them. It is always a pleasure hopping with you.

Debbie Bonczek said...

Soft colors . . . is that pink and green? Always reminds me of my daughter's childhood room. Love the contrast in the two sides of that paper. Great hopping with you.

Amanda Rhodes said...

Debbie, the first patterned paper is pink and green and the second is pink and blue. I was thinking the couple I made the 2nd card for lost a girl and a boy, but it was twin girls. They do have 2 little boys, so I guess the colors fit.

Jodie Park said...

Cute card!!! Smiles!!

Sharon ~ One Crafty Mrs said...

Great cards. Love the paper you used on the first one. Thanks for hopping with us this month.

Sharon
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Wilma said...

Love your cards - you did such a nice job. The rose patterned paper is lovely. Sorry to hear about the reason for the second card, but glad you could at least offer them your heartfelt love with such a pretty card.

Denise S. said...

Very pretty cards. I am sure your sister will love hers. My daughter's birthday is also July 4, but I haven't finished her card yet, lol.

Claudia Henderson said...

Wonderful cards Amanda and great pick of your double sided papers. I had a hart time finding the right front and back combo in my stack. I like the soft colors you chose. Looking forward to next month and thanks a lot for hopping with us this month :-)

Michelle Nist said...

Very soft colors and pretty cards. It is good to see you have reasons for your inspiration. Cards can be such a gift, especially in times of need.

Wanda Rule said...

Beautiful cards...especially the peekaboo fold!

Gracie McDaniel said...

Love the soft colors. Lovely cards!

Ronda La Duke said...

Nice cards! I love fancy folds!

Stephanie Bargelski said...

BEAUTIFUL cards!! BL
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Jennifer Earley said...

So very sorry for your friends who lost their babies, prayers for them. You made a beautiful card for such a sad occasion. The first card is just as beautiful for be much happier occasion. Great job!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! Love the peek-a-boo fold and your lovely z fold card for your friends. So sorry to hear of their loss.

Camille Short said...

I love these cards - they are so darn cute! Bloggie Love

Lisa Frederick said...

Super cute and cool! Love them. And a CELEBRATION BABY! Your sister will love it on her birthday as she celebrates the birth of our nation, as well. Great job on them all.

Bev Code said...

amazing card fold ideas.. thanks for sharing