Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Fancy Folds

I wanted to try this challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments, so I spent some time perusing the tutorial section at Splitcoaststampers today! 
I decided to use the Double Dutch Fold for my card.  There are so many fun techniques to try there.  It sure has grown since I first became a member!  I really need to start using up this fall DSP that I have sitting around here, so I put the Christmas stamps away for now and pulled out the leaves.  I know, yesterday I was making a spring card!  I just can't make up my mind.  That is the good thing about my job.  I don't have to!  I can do whatever I please and there is no one to tell me it is wrong!
I just love making these leaves and they coordinate perfectly with this DSP.  I haven't posted one in a while, so I'll give you the rundown on how to easily make one.  I die cut the leaf from my Autumn Accents Bigz Die in More Mustard cardstock, then sponged it with More Mustard, Cajun Craze and Raspberry Ripple ink.  Then I stamped it with the water splotches stamp from French Foliage and scored in veins with my stylus.  I did draw back over the lines with my Cajun Craze marker, but that is hard to see. I then spritzed it with some homemade Crumb Cake shimmer spritz, crumpled up my beautiful creation, then unfolded it and adhered it to the Early Espresso Window Frame Framelit.  The framelit is backed with a square of Lucky Limeade cardstock.  I just love doing this.  I added a little tag with the sentiment on the inside.
I really like this fold for a card and already have all of the cardstock out to go make a Christmas card like with the Double Dutch Fold.  I love it when a card sparks the creativity in me like this and gets me motivated to stamp!
Stamp Sets:  French Foliage, Seasonal Sayings
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, More Mustard

Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, More Mustard, Raspberry Ripple, VersaMark
Tools: Window Frames Framelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Essentials and Festive Paper Piercing Packs, piercing tool, stylus, Autumn Accents Bigz Die, heat tool, Embossing Buddy, Stampin' Spritzer, rubbing alcohol
Accessories: Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon, Orchard Harvest DSP, Early Espresso Embossing Powder, Frost White Shimmer Paint


  1. Ooh, I like that fold!, I'll definitely be trying that. I love your big crisp autumn leaf, and that sentiment is so perfect this week. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, and glad you joined us at HSS! Erika

  2. Great Fold!!! Perfect color combo!!! Love all the texture on your leaf- so pretty!!! Thanks for playing along with Hand Stamped Sentiments, Diane

  3. I'm with you...I like that I get to choose what I want to make and no one could tell me no! :-) great use of fold, I like the way you used the leaf for the flap with the window framelit! I love the leaf technique, too. Thanks for joining us at HSS!

  4. Love this fold!, I'm really learning a lot this week. Your card is beautiful and I really haven't gotten into those patterns in that pack of DSP so I love to see them used in such a way that I want to get dig them out. Thanks for playing with HSS this week!

  5. Oh my goodness! this is gorgeous! Your leaf looks so real! And the fancy level is pretty high too! ;-) Thanks for joining us at HSS!