Sunday, March 26, 2017

heARTful stamping challenge

Wouldn't you like to sit with me, 
and enjoy a cup of nice, hot tea?

One of my favorite folding techniques is iris folding.  
And it's been quite a while since I made an iris fold card.

Not too long ago, Chris Franco, a CTMH demonstrator was looking for a few individuals who might like to join a design team for her stamping challenge, heARTful stamping.  Since I was playing in her challenge regularly, I decided I might as well volunteer.  It's a fun challenge with simple rules, 3 top picks and a monthy prize winner.    Inspiration projects will feature Close to my Heart products.  But they are not required to enter the challenge.  
This week's challenge theme is Anything Goes.  
With the CTMH Artistry Cricut cartridge I cut out a tea cup, and
then set it aside so I could use the negative aperture for my iris folding frame.  All these papers are from the Some Kind of Wonderful paper pack.  The "Hello" on the little tag is from the Some Kind of Wonderful stamp set.

I can't invite all of you over for a cup of tea, but I can invite you play in the heARTful stamping challenge.

Scor-pal More Than One Fold Challenge # 35 - Anything Goes (Each of the 1" strips in the tea cup was scored at 1/2" and folded.)
Frilly and Funkie Challenge - You've Got to Know When to Fold 'Em 
Brown Sugar Challenge #243 - Anything Goes 
Crafty Friends Challenge #54 - B is for ............bling, black
Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring Blog Hop - Coffee, Tea or Cocoa Themed Projects 

Enjoy your day! 


  1. Clever card! I always love red and black together with a pop of white!

  2. This is awesome, Debi!
    Thanks for sharing it in the Coffee Loving Card Makers Spring Blog Hop. Have a blessed week.
    Karen Letchworth

    P.S. For another fun challenge, I warmly invite you to play along with us at Word Art Wednesday. Always Anything Goes/Family Friendly and we offer fabulous prizes. Our current sponsor is ($25) to Simon Says Stamp. I hope you will join the fun!

  3. Super fun cup. love irisfolding.

  4. This is so pretty, love the folding technique...adds so much visual interest to the design!

  5. This is just lovely! I love entering Chris' challenge as much as possible.

  6. Love this Iris fun technique, gr8!

  7. Wonderfull card with the irisfolded cup

  8. That's a lot of folds! Beautifully done! So glad you shared it with us at Scor-Pal!

  9. Spectacular folding and shaker card!! Talent lady!!

  10. Hello... it’s so lovely to see you have joined us with your fabulous card. Thank you for entering your Bling card into our ‘B is for…’ Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope you will come back again soon.
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  11. A great card. I love your iris folding. Thank you for sharing at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper. Beckie x

  12. Wow! Stunning layout!!! The shaped cup is amazing!!!

  13. Your card is beautiful and makes all who look at your creation to be inspired to make things like that! Thank you so much for participating in our 'More than one fold' challenge at Scor-Pal!

  14. What a fantastic card! I love how you've really used the beauty of folds to their very best for this design. Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx


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