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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Delightful Decorations Bulb With A Fun Fold!

Sometimes I step out of my box of the "normal" folds. Not very often but today this one looked fun. Plus with this type of fold you can use smaller stamps and make them work on your card! I have LOTS of smaller stamps and I'm going to have to try this layout on them and see what I come up with.

For this card the back layer is just a quarter sheet of card stock. I used Garden Green on mine. The Real Red piece is cut at 4" x 10-1/2". I then folded that piece in half. Then I took the top part of that piece and folded that in half but I folded it upward. I added a piece of decorative card stock on the top folded flap and also on the inside of that red piece. For the inside of the card I used a piece of Very Vanilla card stock. I didn't like the idea of having to stamp my greetings on the red background. SO I added the vanilla card stock and then taped the decorative paper on top of that. The decorative paper I used is from the Stampin' Up "Merry Moments" pack.

For the top of the flap I cut a piece of Garden Green card stock 3" x 3". On top of that is a piece of vanilla card stock cut 2-1/2" x 2-1/2". I sponged the edges with Garden Green ink.

The bulb was stamped using the "Delightful Decorations" set. I stamped it using Real Red Craft ink and then embossed it using clear embossing powder. I punched it out with the new bulb punch. Gotta LOVE that punch, it sure saves a LOT of time!!! On the bulb I added some small rhinestones around the design and a larger one in the center. I taped the bulb to the center of the vanilla piece.

I had just gotten this cute holly leaves punch at JoAnn's. I thought the corner could use a little "something" and it worked. I was hoping I had some red rhinestones for the berries but I didn't so I left it as is.

Now for the ribbon, I wrapped it around the top flap of the card and I taped it in the front. Then I tied a bow separately and used a glue dot to hold it in place. But before I set it in place I added a small piece of gold cord from the bulb to the ribbon. I wanted to give the illusion that the bulb was hanging from the ribbon.

I laid the card on it's side and took a picture of it open so you can see the actual layout. It's a bit difficult to see that in the first photo.

I actually enjoyed playing with this layout/fold and like I said, I'm going to have to use it again sometime!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


Unknown said...

I love this idea! What a great fold! Thanks for sharing!

Leslie Miller said...

What a cool fold! I really like it, and I love your pretty ornament, too! BTW, you asked about those little cookie magnets on my blog... I purchased them locally at an Oregon store called Bi-Mart. Wish I had an online source I could give you. I thought they were very cute, so I got extras for coworkers.

Deb C said...

I really like this - clever idea, great colors, great stamps!

Cherie said...

Great card! Super neat fold! I'm going to try it! Thanks for sharingit with us!

lisa808 said...

Great card--love that fold!

Unknown said...

A beauty indeed;) Love the stripe dp and the ornament images.