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Sharon



Monday, 21 November 2022

Heart of Christmas - Week 21 - 2022

 

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Hello dear craft friends and welcome to our penultimate Heart of Christmas blog hop for 2022. Just one more week after this week. 

So I have decided at the very last minute to make a fancy fold for you. I decided I had better find one I hadn't done before and see if I could whip it up quickly as I had a meeting today and I knew my time was limited to create a card. I found a video by a UK crafter Amanda from her blog Scrimpingmommy on how to make a floating Triple diamond card so I thought I would have a go at it using our gorgeous Stampin' Up! products!

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Really once you have the card base set all you have to do is decorate and what better set that the Frame & Festive and the Fitting Florets Dies and Fitting Florets DSP. Perfect.
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I have used 2 pieces of Evening Evergreen card stock for my base and cut and folded the fancy fold for that and then I have used for the diamond Soft Succulent card. The Gorgeous DSP I have layered all over the folds and the diamonds before decorating. Here on the back of the card you can see a little bit of the card fold. I cut each A4 piece of card down to 14.9 cm folded them in half, folded each end back on each other and the 2 end section cut into a triangle. The middle diamond is is how you join the 2 pieces of card base together.
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The folded triangles are where we get the floating diamonds part of the fancy fold from.

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Now you can open the whole card out and lay it flat which is very handy when you want to write on it. As you noticed before I have added the gorgeous Fitting Florets DSP and some Basic White to the back of the card so that you can write your Christmas message to the recipient of the card.

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The card can also fold up to be mailed. You will need a slightly wider envelope than the C6 but it is the same height as a C6.

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Each of the Diamonds are decorated slightly differently. I have put a different sentiment on each. I have used the Stylish shapes dies to cut out a layer of Brushed Metallic Gold Card and also the sentiment stamped in Evening Evergreen.

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For the Diamond on the other end of the card I have done the same and have used the Fitting Florets Dies to cut out the flowers to add to both.

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For the centre diamond I have cut out the beautiful frames in the Brushed Metallic gold card. I have fussy cut the flower spray this time and with a few left over die cuts from my cards last week I added them as well to the arrangement.

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Of course I couldn't walk away from the card without adding some bling so I have added some Gold adhesive-backed swirls!

I had a fun time making this card and the fold is not difficult. I just need to find time to make the envelope and that is easy with the gorgeous Fitting Florets DSP but I was running out of time to get the post up in time so I had to skip the envelope.

If you have any questions about my project today or would like to put some of the gorgeous Stampin' Up products on your Christmas wish list don't hesitate to contact me.

Now is the time to head to the next very creative person on our Christmas inspiration journey and this week we will be heading to the very talented Andrea Sargent. I love her gorgeous water colouring, I wonder what she will have for us today? Just hit the next blog and you will go straight there. 

If for any reason the next blog button doesn't work just come back here and continue your journey from the list of very creative participants below.

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Thank you for spending some Christmas crafty time with me today, take care,






6 comments:

CHRISTINE BLAIN said...

Gosh, this is elaborate! Beautifully decorated card, Sharon ... you've showcased those stunning products really beautifully, and the card fold is super-impressive. Thank you, for hosting the Heart of Christmas blog hops. I've loved taking part every week. x

Andrea said...

Wow, oh wow - what a special fancy fold Sharon. So beautifully decorated with the gorgeous fitting florets products. I love it. Xxx

Cathy Proctor said...

What an incredibly impressive fancy fold card, Sharon! But even more impressive is your fussy cutting of the middle posy of flowers.

Kate Morgan said...

Oh my goodness, there is a lot of work in this one, Sharon. So much to see and look at as you open this one up. I'm very impressed with this one!

Tina said...

Oh my! Your card is stunningly beautiful! The lucky recipient will feel very special indeed to receive this gorgeous card.

Carussell Crafts said...

Oh wow Sharon, that’s an absolutely gorgeous fun-fold card! It really packs a punch on the WOW factor scale. You’ve showcased each product so beautifully.

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