Hello bloggies! BONUS POST ALERT — Scroll down to see earlier post for today!
Guess what!!! I am giving you a bonus post today!!! Yes … I have had some time in the last couple of days to sit and stamp … and finally relax a little. But … I was working on this challenge last night … getting very frustrated. I was not happy with the final result … so I had to sit down this morning and do a second sample! The JAI team are having a ‘FANCY FOLDS BLOG HOP’ … what fun! You absolutely HAVE TO pop over and hop around the blog hop … because there are so many amazing ideas for that “special” card!!! Don’t miss out on this one!!! Click blog hop button to begin the hop!
Now I have a confession to make before I start … the idea of this blog hop was to choose a fancy fold design that one of the design team had created. I DIDN’T read that bit!!! So … off I went and created my two “window fold” cards. But … I am hoping that this might be okay … as it is just a slight tweak on the “Marquee” style card that Jodene has shared. (What’s an extra fold between friends???) So … I am hoping that this is still acceptable for the challenge!
So … for this challenge … I actually have 2 ENTRIES … here is the FIRST ENTRY (my 2nd attempt) …
I was MUCH happier with this card … than the design to follow! This was an idea that Julie (Jono’s mum) gave me … she has made a card for me recently similar to this design. I had also seen it on Madeline’s blog … and was keen to try it out. So … the blog hop … gave me the perfect excuse!
I have added a card recipe to the end of the post … if you would like the details & measurements for this card! And … I have also created a step by step tutorial for my SECOND ENTRY … (my 1st & not so pleasing attempt!) Scroll down to view PDF tutorial & card recipe!
So … here is my SECOND ENTRY I guess now that I look at it again … it is not so bad???? It is a smaller version of the card above … and I have added the measurements for this one to the tutorial.
I was getting to the point of overtired when I did this card. So please excuse the fact that even though it was ALL meant to be sponged … there are the odd pieces that I forgot!!! It is a cute little card, though! I have used some old favourite Cottage Wall DSP … and teamed it with Pear Pizzazz cardstock. Here is the PDF tutorial for you to print out … if you are interested … click PDF pic to view! (Don’t forget … my white card is actually a bigger size … the measurements are on the card recipe at the end of the post!)
Well … that was a marathon! I will be interested to know which of these two cards YOU prefer????? :D :wink: I am off to have another look at the blog hop! I finally have some time to stop and look properly. Then … later I hope to go and visit my mum! Take care … have a nice day! Hugs xxaxx
PS …. Scroll down for my Paper Players “Christmas in July” card … that I posted earlier this morning! xxx