Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Fun Fold

I liked these what I call swing cards, but I am not sure that is the correct name of this style, but I didn't want to buy anymore dies for shaped cards, and then I came upon this tutorial and I could use my existing dies and do it myself and so I thought I would give it a try.  Now I don't have Stampin up framelits dies but I do have Spellbinder dies so that is what I used on my card.  Since I didn't have a pattern to go by for my front and I wanted designer paper on the front as well on the inside of my card I just measured out the front and then cut an opening with my die the same shape as I cut out of the front, but if I do another one of these I will use the size bigger I believe.  Just a tip if you want to do that also.  HERE is the link if you want to give it a try .

This card went out to my longest friendship I have, 51 years, she was my next door neighbor for all my growing up, and even though I moved away when my hubby joined the Air Force, we have kept in touch all these years.

Sorry about the paper clip at the top but it wouldn't sit closed for a good picture so I had to help it stay closed.  See what I mean a bigger border for the front piece would have looked so much nicer and matched the inside layer, well we learn from what we do right.




Here is a shot of what it looks like when you don't have the paper clip holding it shut.


And here is what the inside looks like


Here is the supplies I used:
Art Impressions -- Birdhouse Neighborhood stamp colored w/markers
Spellbinders -- Labels One die
Stampendous -- Birthday assortment sentiment stamp
BasicGrey -- Lily Kate paper
Offray ribbon
American crafts -- Jute

So there you go if you have always wanted to give this type shaped card a try but don't want to buy the die to get that shape and use your existing dies give it a try, plus this way you can do one in any shape you have.

Stephanie is back to doing her Roses of Inspiration link ups and I am sharing this on her blog, you can share yours post and see what all the others are up to this New Year HERE on her blog .  She also has been a very busy women and has added some more of her Gorgeous creations to her Etsy shop that you can find on her right side bar, so check it out if you would like to give a sweet handmade gift to a friend, or like me save it for yourself ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by today and hope your staying warm, we have hit the middle of winter here that's for sure, the wind is just crazy out there today, I won't be going for a walk today.

Take care,

Connie

16 comments:

Shoregirl said...

Oh I love your fun-fold card! I've never made one in that style, but it looks like fun and I'll have to try it sometime!
Love the little birdhouse image too!!!

Debbie said...

so creative and fun!! i like the name "swing" card!!!!

Christine said...

What a longstanding friendship! & that is a special card!

Kelly Deal said...

What a beautiful card Connie!

Pam Sparks said...

We warmed up yesterday to 30 ish but eek, over night, snow and the north wind...brrrr. Sat. was awful though windchill below zero and temp 5˚. We were out trying to grocery shop! I love staying inside! lol I love this idea Connie! Fabulous card and I will check out the link. I've purchased a couple swing card type things but not sure if they're the same or not! TFS!

Kim said...

Wow, 51 years of special friendship, how wonderful. Such a clever and beautiful fold up card, Connie. I love you were able to experiment with the dies you already had. You do fashion the most creative of cards.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Connie, what an amazing friendship! I have my dearest friend from high school who has been a friend at least that long - wow! Guess I'm getting old, eh? Haha! Anyway, I love your swing card, and you've made a beautiful one with this sweet birdhouse image. She's going to love it! And I hope you stay warm and inside. We are having weird weather here in South Florida...cloudy and rain than normal. But at least we have no snow! Hugs, sweet friend!

Kelly @ Homespuns 'n Hayfields said...

What a beautiful card, I may have to learn to make one of these one day.

Roosterhead Designs said...

So creative Connie! Very beautiful card; I really love birds & bird houses.~ And what a blessing to have such a friendship! Hope you have a great week~Karen O

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Connie, well my comment disappeared so I will try again.
Your card is so pretty for your lifelong friend. I too have a friend from childhood too that we remained friends our whole life.
The details on your card is charming and I know it will be treasured by your friend for her birthday.
Wishing you a blessed week. xo

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Very pretty Connie! Your cards are so professional looking but knowing you made them, make them so special. Beautiful swing card :)

Julie's Lifestyle said...

You made such a pretty card! Hope you have a great day. :)

Leslie Miller said...

These swing cards are cute and clever! I like how yours has a space for writing inside. Super cute stamp you used!

Stephanie said...

Dearest Connie, you are simply the sweetest and your words of kindness brought tears to my eyes. Your support is precious and means the world to me...thank you!

How I love seeing your beautiful cards, my friend. And speaking of cards, I keep meaning to tell you that I received your Christmas card {{smiles}} I still have it out because it's so lovely. You are incredibly talented.

Thanks for joining Roses of Inspiration. I love having you at the party. Hugs!

Alex said...

Connie, I love the 'swing card'! Its a fun design.The way the message is tucked away inside, it seems to come with a hug! You did a good job.
Wouldn't it make a lovely Valentine card too, with a decoarative heart in the middle?
Amazing how you have kept your friendship up all those years. I have a best friend, Lisa, from long ago, (we were four when we met) and we still write...she is in Canada.
Have you got snow? Or just raw cold? I can't say Im a fan of January month... Crafting inside, in the warm, is the way to go ;)

Daniela said...

Ah, I truly feel amazed and in awe by this last masterpiece of yours !!!
Thank you darling for sharing it with us,
sending so much dear love to you,
with gratitude
Dany