Yesterday evening we had our pastor and his wife round for dinner and had prepared to have raclette. This is a Swiss meal where you have a raclette machine in the centre of the table, and you all put a slice of cheese in one of the small trivets and slide it under the heat and wait for it to melt. While you’re waiting, you put some potatoes and vegetables on your plate.
When the cheese has melted you pour it over the potatoes and pop another piece of cheese in for melting while you eat the first serving. Unfortunately, as soon as hubby switched the machine on, it blew some fuses in the house! Long story short! Also on the table were two heaters to keep the potatoes and the vegetables warm.
They had two night-lights to generate the heat, so we put our cheese in the trivet and cooked them over the little night-lights. It was a much slower process but David and Krissie have become good friends since I joined their church we were able to see the funny side of it! We had a great evening which I’m sure we’ll all remember for a very long time to come! Today’s video is a great fancy fold card called a Bendi Fold. In my video, I start by showing two bendi fold cards I have already Made – one masculine and one feminine. In the video, I show how to make the feminine card but in Pool Party. As far as images go, the masculine card was much much easier because all I needed to do was to stamp the images – they didn’t need any colouring.
The Grace’s Garden card was the opposite in as much as the images need to be stamped, coloured and then die cut. As I used nine images for the bendi fold card I stamped, painted and die cut. For the archway and gate, I die cut six or seven images in Whisper White Cardstock (CS) and then adhered six or seven of them together to make them. This card does fold flat to go into a standard Stampin’ Up! European envelope.
It’s a great card and easy to make. I hope you give it a try. I wish you a very blessed Sunday and I look forward to being back with you tomorrow. In the meantime, happy crafting.
Mary-Ann (Mal) Lynch says
Oh Jan, what a cracker evening you had – you and Othman go to so much trouble to entertain your guests!!!!! XX Mal (PS: stunning card by the way – love these).
Funnily enough, Othman went online – after our friends had left to find a replacement. John Lewis (our up-market department store here in the UK) sell a Raclette set for two people and it heats by four large night lights! We’ll be getting one set to check it out and if we like it we’ll get two more sets! The biggest advantage of this set is that there are no cables from where it’s been plugged in at the wall over to the table! Glad you like the card. xx
Mary-Ann Lynch says
How did we ever get on with life pre-internet days. Glad you have sourced another set. Let us know how you go with the new ones, please. XX M
Absolutely! Certainly will do, Mal. xx
Mary-Ann (Mal) Lynch says
Jan, where did you get your cutting knife from, please. Bet it wont be available in Australia. I did a quick search of a few online companies here in Aust and couldnt see one like yours. Think yours is brilliant. XX M
Hi, Mal. I’m sure you’ll find it online. I’ve just checked and it’s available in loads of places including Amazon. If you put “FISKARS 1352 FingerTip Craft Knife” in the search box on Google, you’ll find it. I hope this helps. xx
Mary-Ann Lynch says
Thanks Jan. You are an angel. Not available on Amazon Australia but I will get it posted from USA. XXX M
I’m so surprised! I would have thought Fiskars is a world-wide company. xx
Janet Vyvyan says
I really enjoy your videos Jan and I loved the bendy fold card. I shall definitely be trying it. I have just become a Stampin’ up demonstrator too but as yet haven’t had the time or imagination to create any cards to video yet. I’ve been card crafting for a year now but only for friends and family. However, I am trying to put together some collections to sell and see how that goes. I may plan a card crafting day too. I have a large family and though I’m retired I still find having time to do my cards is quite difficult. Anyway thanks again and bless you and yours. Love Jan V x
Many thanks, Janet. I hear where you’re coming from! There’s no such thing as spare time because as soon as we get some we fill it by doing something! LOL xx
Debbie Kingston says
I love Bendi fold cards Jan. I will give this card a go. Still waiting on my Grace’s Garden stamps and dies.
Many thanks, Debbie. I agree! For today’s card, I used it with the Sale-a-bration Power of Hope stamp set! xx