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This is a blog I use to share my papercraft projects. I make them for friends and family, as well as selling them to fund my craft stash. You can get in touch with me at loumac03@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to place a commissioned order.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Sentimental Sundays #74

These Sunday's come around DAMN QUICK, don't they?! Weekdays seen to drag and then come Friday, if you blink, you miss the WHOLE weekend. Good news though - today.. I'm off work. That can only mean one thing! :) SUNDAY DINNER :)

Anywho, enough of the waffle..

Today over at Sentimental Sundays we want to see you try something new..


Hard, I know. Hell.. all of the girls had trouble with this one!! But the whole point of a CHALLENGE is to CHALLENGE you. So don't be shy! :)

I came up with a 'tri folded card' but not in the traditional sense. I don't even know if that's what you'd call it, but that's what I'm going with. I found inspiration HERE at Kristina Werner's Blog. This is the girl that got me into card making in the first place. LOVE her work.

Here is the photo that you will see for my project over at the SS Blog this week - it is the 'front of the card' with both folds closed. I have added two brads from Basic Grey and tied some Lime Green bakers twine from The Ribbon Girl around each of them to keep the card closed. I have distressed and doodled some edges and left others plain - just for a mix up. There are so many surfaces to cover on this card that you've got to keep it interesting.

Here is the second front of the card, with the top flap folded up. The sentiment 'Friends' from the front continues into this section of the card with a longer sentiment - both of these stamps are from Hero Arts - Friends stamp set and stamped in Melon Mambo ink from SU! I have used my Fiskars Scallop edge punch throughout the card to create something a little more interesting than straight edges.

Here is the 'inside' of the card - with a panel positioned so it cannot be seen until the card is fully opened. This is the perfect place to write a personal message. I have added some butterflies from a PTI set in Melon Mambo ink from SU! I have used a stamp off technique to achieve different gradients in the colour.

Here is a side shot of the card so you get an idea of the 'mechanics' behind it. It really was simple to make, but a little more time intensive when it came to measuring and adhereing the rest of the patterned papers. This would make a fab project to give to someone special for Valentines or Christmas - you could easily incorporate a few photographs and some special verses.

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
× Fussy and Fancy - Try a New Technique
× Card Makin' Mamas - Punchy Inspiration
× Joyful Stamper - Anything Goes
× Our Craft Lounge - Patterned Paper
I'm off Go Karting tonight with a few friends. I cannot wait. Apparently I will be aching on Monday morning, but I care not. I have a Need for Speed! LOL. Tops is 40mph - but hell, I'm sure I could push a little more than that! :) Enjoy your Sunday whatever you're doing!


  1. Oh WOW, Lou, this is just magnificent! I think I'll just have to try making one of these soon - it's brilliant. Love your gorgeous combination of colors, too. I also wanted to say that it's been a pleasure working on the Sentimental Sundays blog with you and the inspiration that you've shared in above and beyond. I'll still be seeing you around, as I'll still be silently stalking your blog :)

    ♥ Ann

  2. WOW! I love all your use of patterned paper! Thank you for playing along with us on OCL!

  3. really lady? awesome awesome awesome!
    do you make anything anything less than awesome?
    thnx for playing with us at cmm@!!

  4. popped over to say... love this card and it's shape!!



I would love to hear what you think. Thanks for taking the time to look. xo Lou.

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