If you just arrived here from visiting Carol at "Crafty Carol's Place" then you are in the right place. If you just happened to come here first, you can hop your way across the country by starting with Michelle at My Creations with Michelle . And if you get lost along the way Michelle has the whole line-up for you.
Please post comments on each blog--we love to get feedback and to learn what interests you. And so... on with the hop! This month we're featuring Fancy Fold creations.
I'm featuring two cards for this hop, one feminine and one masculine. The first is a Criss-Cross card featuring the beautiful "Ariana" paper collection from Close to My Heart.
This card is both card and envelope in one and you can add more embellishments if desired. I thought the paper was so pretty that it didn't need any further embellishment.
You can stamp on the insert or hand-write a special message. In this case I've stamped a sentiment I like and left room for a personal handwritten message. It's also perfect for adding a gift card if you want, tucked into the fold or attached to the insert.
This fun card is called a Lever Card. I've made mine from the Close to My Heart "Timberline" paper collection. The sentiment and camper picture lay flat when the card is closed but lever through the card on an angle when it's opened.
Here's what I used for these two cards:
Criss cross card:
Ariana paper collection
White Daisy cardstock
Ariana Scrapbooking Workshop on the Go Stamp set (D1589)
Crystal Blue ink
Outdoor denim ink
Fiskars corner punch for the insert portion of the card
A little bit of blue ribbon I had in my stash.
Timberline paper collection
White Daisy Cardstock
Camper Crazy Stamp set (C1578)
Alcohol markers in Goldrush, Ponderosa Pine, Twilight, and Buttercup
If you want to try making one yourself, check out these two great tutorials:
If you'd like to see a mini album made with fancy fold pages, check out my Balloon Ride blog post here .
The next stop on our cross country hop is with Brandy at Canadian Scrappers. Have fun and leave me a comment before you go if you'd like!