What a wonderful sunny start we’ve had to this Bank Holiday weekend! Yesterday afternoon, a group of ladies from our Church went to a local park to celebrate someone’s fiftieth birthday! We were going to meet up last weekend but the weather didn’t look good enough for a picnic! How pleased we all were that we waited. The good news is that the weather is continuing to improve over the next few days. Hopefully, Summer 2021 has finally arrived! ☀☀☀
Today’s fancy fold card is very easy to make and gives the recipient a lovely surprise when they open the card! There are several videos on YouTube showing how to make this card. I took the instructions from Brenda Quintana’s video where she made a masculine version using the Sailing Home Stamp Set. I posted a link to Brenda’s video in the box under my video.
My first card was the Cinnamon Cider card and I decided to make the image circle bigger than shown by Brenda. When I came to adhering the circle in place, I realised why she said to use die no. 6 and not no. 7 as I had done. During the video, as I was making the Misty Moonlight card, I was explaining that this fancy fold card wasn’t my first choice for today’s video!
Last December I received a fabulous, fun card from one of our Japanese demonstrators who I had met during our Alaskan Cruise. I spent most of last Thursday working out how to do the mechanism but I just couldn’t get it to work smoothly, i.e. it wasn’t good enough for a video! I need to go back to the drawing board and try again because I want to be able to share this card with you! I’d like to crack this challenge because I haven’t seen a card like this on YouTube!!
Fortunately, I found today’s card and I’m pleased with the result. During the video I was also explaining that I had received a fabulous parcel from Stampin’ Up! The parcel contained the pillow gifts I would have received had I gone on this year’s incentive trip to Maui!! Unfortunately, the pandemic stopped everyone from going except for the Americans!
I have made a video sharing the gifts but I haven’t had a chance to watch it yet. A couple of times I noticed while I was videoing that the screen went very blurred so I might find that the video isn’t good enough to share. If that turns out to be the case, I will share the still photographs I have taken.
I hope you have a blessed Sunday and are able to advantage of this beautiful sunshine. Take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
Misty Moonlight Cardstock – 8¼” x 5¾” (21cm x 14.6cm) NA 8½” x 5½”
Basic White Cardstock – 7¾” x 5½” (19.6cm x 14cm) NA 8 x 5¼”
Score at 1 7/8” and 3 7/8” (4.8cm, 9.8cm) NA 2”, 4”
Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper – first design 3 7/8” x 5½” (9.8cm x 14cm) NA 4” x 5¼”
2020 – 2022 InColour 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper Pack – 1¾” x 5¼” (4.5cm x 13.4cm) NA 1¾” x 5”
2020 – 2022 InColour 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper Pack – 1 5/8” x 5¼” (4.2cm x 13.4cm) NA 1¾” x 1¾”
Misty Moonlight Cardstock – scraps for 2 frames using no. 7 straight cut and no. 8 scallop circle, circle cut with no. 7 straight cut – all from Layering Circles Dies
Basic White Cardstock – scraps for image and sentiment
Layering Circle Dies: window straight cut no 7; window frames straight cut no.7 and scallop cut no. 8; image no.6 straight cut and layer no. 7 straight cut.