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Staircase Z-Fold Christmas Card

Happy Crafty Saturday!  I set a personal goal to TRY each of the "Fancy Fold Cards" on our recent blog hops.  Today I made my first Z-Fold card using  this tutorial  on Amanda's blog.  I fell in love with her card - so pretty in red and white and I loved her window, but I had to get creative since I don't have a window die cut yet (on my wishlist!)   For the garland, I cut out one of the border strips from the " Deck the Halls " digi paper pack HERE .  And for the window scene, I used the " Sweet Deer " HERE and the trees are from " Gingerbread Scene " HERE .  For both sentiments, I just typed them out in dark red.  :) I went over select petals of the poinsettia with a red sparkly gellyroll pen, select holly leaves with a green sparkly gellyroll pen and the flower centers with a gold sparkly pen.  The last photo shows an up-close view of the sparkle.  :) *Note to self: Pay attention to Amanda's note about the staircase tri

Larry's Penguin Costume - Window Card

I created this window card for a li'l boy who loooves penguins and Christmas.   I used my digi set, " Larry's Penguin Costume "and digi paper also from Imagine That Digistamp!

Pop Up Book Card

My first project for our Fancy Fold Blog Hop is a Pop Up Book Card using this month's Featured Set, Reindeer Carols   .  This looks like a regular square card, but there's a surprise... Inside pops up like a book! for more inspiration, hop on over to The Creative Playground to start this hop!

Pop Out Swing Card with Ellie's Pumpkin Costume

Happy Saturday!  Here is my first time trying the paper tole kits.   I used " Ellie's Pumpkin Costume " These pieces would be super quick and easy to cut with a cutting machine (ie. Cricut, Cameo, Silhouette, Scan n' Cut etc) which I do not have, so I opted to hand cut each piece with scissors.  When cutting them out, I also put the # by it so I know which order they are meant to be layered.  Here she is all layered with pop dots! TIP:   it's BEST to go around every piece with a black felt marker (alcohol based) which I could not find my Memento marker, prolly still in a box somewhere!  But here, you can see all the white edges.... the black would just give it a much nicer finished edge.   Next, I made my card base with the swing out mechanism.... I followed Amanda's tutorial here . I used textured white cardstock for all the 3d pieces, front layer and clouds, and designer paper for grass and border.  I sponged the front white

Gift Box-in-a-Card

Just had to try this style of card - fancy folds are my faves, but this one takes the cake.  Of course, you can't fold and stick it in an envelope to mail, but is great to give in person :)   Panda digi set is one I made - you can find it in my shop Here .