Saturday, July 28, 2012

Scor-Pal and Doodlebug Design Week

 Today I will be sharing my project that was featured on the Scor-pal blog as part of this week's
 Scor-pal and Doodlebug blog week.
Of course, if you missed this project or any of the other great projects from the Scor-pal team you'll want to hop on over there and see what's been going on this week.
Be sure to leave comments on each post from this week for a chance to win some great prizes. Entry deadline in 8am Monday, July 30, so there's still time.

It's always a challenge for me to find fancy fold cards that I haven't made, and I happened to find the Double Dutch Fold card tutorial at Splitcoast Stampers.  I didn't change any of the measurements, so it will be easy for you to follow along from their tutorial. And the marks on the Scor-Pal make this a very easy card to put together.

Let's talk about the front of the card - For the focal point, I used the trees from the sheet of Hello Spring - Double Sided Cute Cuts. This already had the trees printed on it, but, I used the matching Sugar Coated Cardstock Stickers over the trees, to give it more dimension.  All of the color coordinated accesories in this collection are really fun!  I didn't want to overwhelm the card with too many pearls (did that really just come from my mouth?!!!) - so, I just added  matching Spring Mini Pearls to the glittery dots on my patterned paper.

  To keep my lower "gates" closed, I used the Hello Spring Shaped Brads on each side, and wrapped Doodle Twine Bright Assortment to tie them closed.

Now for the fun part of the card -the inside!

I stamped/paper pieced the house from Doodlebug Designs/ Hampton Art Home Sweet Home stamp set.   My flowers are the Spring Boutique Buttons with Doodle Twine for the stems.

When you open the gates, you find the sentiment.

The Cute Cuts had a banner - but it wasn't the sentiment I wanted to use.  So, after I removed the banner from the sheet, I used the punched out area for a template to draw the shape onto the blue polka dotted paper.  I stamped "welcome" from the You Said It Clear stamps set, repeatedly across the banner and then cut it out.  With an exacto knife, I cut away the original sentiment from the banner, and just left the pink and white frame.  I glued the two parts together and had the perfect sentiment for my card.

I hope my card has brightened your day!

1 comment:

Anita Braddock said...

What an Awesome Card love the way this opens. and the layering the colors are perfect. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win