Thursday, August 4, 2011

Fun with a Color Challenge and a Fancy Fold Challenge

What fun are the colors Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Basic Black together?!? I never really thought to use these colors together but they are stunning! The color challenge comes from Create with Connie and Mary ( Challenge # CCMC161 and the Fancy Fold Challenge comes from Hand Stamped Sentiments ( Challenge #78.  

I just received my demonstrator order and I finally bought a few things I had been looking at for a while...the Jewerly Tag punch and Tiny Tags stamp set along with the Paper Daisies!  The Paper Daisies, what a fun product to use, by the way:) were dyed in a small amount of water with about 5-6 drops of Daffodil Delight's Classic Ink Refill.  I have to experiment a little though to see if I can find a better way to dye the paper flowers as I had a little trouble with the paper becoming too weak.

The black background was textured using the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, but unfortunately it did not show up very well in the photo.

To check out the other cards made for these challenges, check out and

How to do this fold:
Cut a normal card of 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at the normal 4 1/2" but use as a horizontal card.  Cut a piece of cardstock at 5 1/4" x 7". Score at 4" and 6".  Fold so the 4" x 5 1/4" will adhere to the card front and the 1" flap will be on top.  When adhering the 2" x 5 1/4" flap, be sure only to adhere along the sides so that a gift card or extra embellishment may be tucked into the folder.  Decorate and Embellish:)!

How to do the Scallop Trim "Ribbon":
Cut a piece of cardstock 1/2" wide by 5 1/4" long.  Punch along one of the long sides.  Flip the piece of cardstock over and punch along the opposite long side trying to start in the same place you did on the first side so that the images line up to create ovals.

Have a great weekend!!

Stampin' Addict...don't tell my husband:)! LOL:),


All Stampin' UP! products

Tiny Tags
Whisper White
Basic Black
Old Olive
Daffodil Delight
Old Olive Classic Pad
Daffodil Delight Refill
Scallop Trim Border Jewelry Tag
Blossom Petals Builder Punch
Hole Punch
Big Shot
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Top Note Die
Scoring Tool
Embellishments & Accessories
Mini Silver Brads
Dazzling Details Glitter
Glimmer Brights Brads
Paper Daisies
Big Top Birthday Designer Series Paper

This is for a sketch on a blog hop


  1. Krystal, super cute card. Love the color combo and the folds to hold the gift card are perfect for the challenge! I am so going to try your scallop trim ribbon technique. So cool! Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week.

  2. There's my teacher always trying something new... I'm looking forward to the weekend stamping time. This card is so not you. Great way of getting out of the box. PS... I think your husband already knows of your addiction. LOL

  3. What a FUN card! Thanks for the "how-to" on making the scallop trim "ribbon"! Love the idea of the gift card holder! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  4. I love that you can tuck a gift card with this card and it's all dressed up. Fabulous! I also love the very creative way you punched the border with the scallop trim punch. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  5. Neat way to tuck a gift card and like the way you layered the daisies. Thanks for playing with us this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

  6. What fun cards. Love the gift card idea. Both cards are adorable. Thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge this week!

  7. Great card and a wonderful take on the colours for this week's challenge. Thanks for playing at CCMC this week.

  8. Very clever way to fold a card into a gift card holder. I really like the color combo, too. Seriously cool way to use the scallop trim punch. Definitely gonna have to try that!! Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!!

  9. This is super cute! I love black and yellow together. Thanks for joining us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments!


  10. Great way to use the paper flowers! Pretty card with a great layout. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

  11. Great use of our colors this week--those paper daisies are beautiful and I love the "ribbon" tip! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie & Mary!

  12. FABULOUS!!! I love how you created a pocket with the gift card! Thanks for joining us this week for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  13. Gift cards are always so wonderful to how you incorporated the pocket! Thanks for playing along with us on Create with Connie and Mary!


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