Thursday, September 24, 2015

Splitcoast Stampers, You've done it again!

Did everyone receive their email issue of Splitcoast Stampers Weekly Inkling yesterday?  The featured tutorial is a double diamond fold.  Of course, I had to try it!  There's nothing like a new fold to send me to my craft table in my nightie!  I used a pack of CTMH Sparkle & Shine paper which I had close at hand and I thought would be perfect for the December anniversaries of both my brothers and their wives, of course.

It is actually a relatively simple fold,  although, I'd like to rework the measurements so the card fits in a smaller envelope.  The finished size of this card is 7"x6".  I might be making an envelope and paying extra postage for this one.
That takes care of one of the Anniversaries.
To make the finished card I used: CTMH cs and dp, Silver Shimmer Tape, Cricut Artiste Cartridge for the Heart, and Silver Glitter Paper; a Spellbinders die for the inside white cs; a Cherry Lynn Designs Fanciful Flourish die; and a Fiscar's corner punch; a rose stamp from Sparkle n Sprinkle stamp, embossed in black and fussy cut; and a sentiment stamp from Great Impressions.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge Sept 23-29 - 3 or more patterned papers (I've used 5)
Scrapy Land Challenge #26 - Add an image (roses) with dies sold at Scrapy Land (Cherry Lynn & Spellbinders) 
Sparkle n Sprinkle September Challenge - Anything Goes (I've used black embossing powder on the SNS roses.)
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #155 - Use a punch or die cut (I've used both)
Scrapbook Blessings Club September Challenge - Anything Goes + Favorite technique (paper folding)
Cut It Up Challenge # 80 - Oh! Brother!
The scraps from the first card fit together perfectly to make a frame for a second Anniversary card.
The stamped sentiment inside this card simply reads:
Happy Anniversary
Enjoy Your Special Day
The birds on the branch are a cut from the CTMH Scrapbooking Cricut Cartridge.  
The hearts are a die cut from Paper Sweeties. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:  
Crafty Creations Challenge #298 - It Takes Two ( 2 hearts; 2 birds; 2 different dp) 
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #38 - Sparkle and Glitter
Crafty Friends Challenge #14 - Something beginning with "b" (birds on a branch; bling; bow)

Well, I'm off to get my root canal! 
Doesn't that sound like tons of fun? 


  1. Beautiful cards, Debi! I haven't tried that fold yet but it's on my list!
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapbook Blessings Club! :o)

  2. Wow, what a gorgeous new fold! It looks very intricate and impressive! I like the card you made with the leftovers too! They're both awesome! All the best with the root canal. I've had a couple - the pain and suffering beforehand are much worse than the actual procedure, in my opinion. Hope all goes well!

  3. Brilliant fold and a lovely card, love the glittery birds.
    Thanks for joining our sparkle challenge this week at Allsorts


  4. Yes, I did see it and said that looks too complicated!! LOL. You did a fantastic job here Debi. Love the look of the finished product as I'm sure the recipients will too! Hope the root canal procedure went well.

  5. Great new fold technique- And your card creation is beautiful!!! Thank you for joining in our challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.

  6. Fabulous , Thank you for entering the Glitter N Sparkle Blog challenge x DT Lisa x

  7. I saw that Splitcoast Stamper tutorial yesterday. It is a gorgeous fold, and I bookmarked it to try later, too. Your card turned out beautiful. I still have some of that gorgeous Sparkle and Shine CTMH paper.

    Thanks for joining us for our "Oh, Brother!" challenge at Cut it Up!


  8. Fabulous card!.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts.

    If you are interested: Mervi’s Candy & Challenge is going on at my blog till the end of September;-))m

  9. Cool card! The fold looks pretty elaborate ... I might have to try it though! Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle's Creative Challenge!

  10. Hi Debi, That double diamond fold looks so complicated so I am looking forward to getting the time to work that one up. Your card is super. And I love card #2 as well reminds me of iris folding. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges this month. We look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work. Hugs, Barbara href="">{Crafty Creations Challenges}

  11. A great anniversary card. I love that you have made the frame from your card using leftover scraps from the first card and the die cut sparkly birds are a lovely touch. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and more. Sally.x.

  12. Two beautiful cards, Miss Debi! I especially love your diamond fold card, and all the elements on it! Thanks for sharing your pretty project in the Scrapy Land Challenge! Hope you will join us again! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

  13. This is such a beautiful anniversary card Debi. And I love how you have used the scraps too,
    Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges for 'Words'
    Dot x

  14. Perfect card - love this folds.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner
    Erika, DT

  15. WOW! Look at these fancy folds! Gorgeous creations. Looks like you put a lot of time and effort into these beauties

    Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges
    three or more patterned papers challenge!
    Hope to see you playing again soon!

    Heather D.!

  16. Oh what a wonderful Anniversary card! I love the double diamond fold and the the dies that you used! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #26!

  17. Such a great design for a card - a lovely special make for an Anniversary.
    Love the sentiment you've used.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
    Avril x

  18. Gorgeous folds, love both of the card. Fabulous ideas and great inspiration. Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land challenge, we love seeing your creation.
    Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia
    Scrapy Land Store
    rubber stamping is my game blog

  19. Congratulations on being one of our top picks for the Scrapbook Blessings Club September Challenge. You made this challenge a huge success this month and we thank you. You can grab the top 3 button on the winners post.
    Our new challenge is up and running, hope to see you again.

    Thank you,
    Sandy Hentzel and the SBC DT

  20. What a striking card... thank you for sharing it with us at crafty cardmakers & more.



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