Friday, April 04, 2014

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Design Challenge #89...Fancy Folds
Oh my heavens.  I'm not sure there is any hope for me catching up EVER.  Unfortunately, there was another death in the hub's family just last weekend.  This time one of his maternal aunts died.  It definitely hasn't been the easiest time around here.

However, duty calls and it is time to announce the next challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design ChallengeThis time around for Challenge #89, the theme for the next two weeks is Fancy Folds.  If you've been following me for awhile, you know that I don't stray too far away from your rather ordinary folds.  I wish I could learn about all the neat and intricate card folds I see on other people's blogs, but there just never seems to be enough time.  However, my fold choice for this particular card was a relatively easy one.  Now I have no idea what it is called.  I've never seen it in blogland.  Where I did come across it was at my sister-in-law's during the Christmas holidays.  I really liked it and it was relatively simple so I just memorized what it looked like in my head until I could write it down.

Check it out...


Okay, so it doesn't look like much of a fold from this angle, so I've provided some alternate views to give you a better idea.

Project Notes:
  • The original one I saw was about 2 inches wide for the three bigger panels and then about 1 inch wide for the two smaller ones.  Since I wanted to make the image a bit bigger, I decided to add a half inch to each of the larger panels.  When folded down it will be roughly 5 and 1/2 in wide by six inches tall.  I definitely plan on making more of these but I think I'm going to go back to the smaller size.

Digital Image Details:
  • Lamp Post Banner Tree:  For this challenge I got to work with a really cool image.  I just love this banner post--especially the shape of the tree.  Pattie has a similar one with a candle that I hope to be able to use some day as well.  You can find this image in Pattie's Etsy shop by clicking on the image name or watermark linked below.

Digital Sentiment: 
  • One I created.  I just added it above the banner before printing.

 Paper Products:
  • Card base: Michael's Recollection's cardstock, white.
  • Designer Paper:  Recollection's Bright Christmas paper pad.
  • Red used as matting is Michael's Recollection's cardstock.
Challenges I am hoping to enter...  

 I really hope that you will join us sometime during the next two weeks.  Don't forget that along with all the typical rules that apply to the majority of challenges out there (please click HERE to become familiar with all the rules), you MUST USE A DIGITAL OR STAMPED IMAGE to qualify for the drawing (unless stated otherwise).  We would absolutely love to see you use a Pattie's Creations (PC) image on your card, but you are allowed to use other images.  If you do use a PC image, you will gain an extra entry in the draw and will have a better chance to WIN!  You can enter twice per challenge and of course MUST follow all the challenge requirements that are posted for each challenge. Easy Peasy right! 

As always, I hope that you will also check out what my fabulous teammates have offered up for inspiration and pop over in two weeks time for the next challenge brought to you by Team Pattieboop.  Oh and Psst...Pattie is offering up a new freebie today.  Freebies go up the first Friday of the month but you better hurry because it will only be available for three days.  You won't want to miss it!

Until next time,


nwilliams6 said...

Lisa, such a cool fold! I love the image you chose - so festive and cool. Great Christmas card and now you have another fabulous one down. Wonderful work my friend. Hugz!

Julie-Ann said...

such a lovely card Lisa, i especially like that you decorated all side, very classy.
crafty hugs Julie Ann
Pattie's creation DT
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Anne Temple said...

Your fun fold card looks amazing! Fabulous coloring of the image too.

Pattie G said...


I just love this card and the way you colored my image. It is perfect for our current challenge...

Pattie ♥

Sandra DeFalco said...

Lisa - I love this creation! Vibrant colors both on your image and choice of designer paper! Well done!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

Donna Ellis said...

You were able to make that from memory, Lisa? Wow! I so admire that quality in you. It's a beautiful card, and a wonderful fold - and yes, I pinned it so I can try to make one, too! Love all the fancy layers and in your colorful card! Hope you are doing well, Lisa. hugs, de

Karon said...

Fabulous card - love the image and great papers. Sorry to hear of your loss, hugs.

Edwina said...

Hi Lisa, I love this card! It is fabulous! Love the digi. The folds are terrific. Love the colors used. Now why didn't I join her challenges so I could have this image? Thanks for sharing your lovely card. Edwina Brown

Crafting Vicky said...

very cute card! Love that fold of yours makes it perfect for standing up this way!

Zella said...

It's never too early to start Christmas cards is it? Great fold and love the bright colors.