Sunday, July 5, 2020

Under My Umbrella Fun Fold for PP498

 Happy Sunday! Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Anne is hosting our monthly Theme Challenge.  
Check it out and play along with us!
Oh, how I love a good Fun/Fancy Fold Card! It’s always nice to add a little extra interest to a card with a unique opening or a fun surprise inside. There are so many awesome idea out there for fun/fancy folds. I sure hope you will try one out and play along with us this week! 
For my card, I decided to use the Under My Umbrella stamp set paired with (my new favorite) Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper. I can’t stop using this DSP, the mix of colors and patterns are so beautiful. This DSP even makes me like Crushed Curry! If you know me, that’s a BIG deal! Haha! 

 Color Combo:

This post is a little heavy on the photos, but I hope it helps to see how to put the card together. I’ve listed all of the measurements and details below and there is also a full supply list at the very end of this post.
I saw this fancy fold on Pinterest not too long ago and have really been wanting to make it. I have no idea what this fold is called though, so if you know, please leave me a comment. It starts out as a Gatefold Card, and then the added layers make for a fun closure. I originally got inspiration from BJ Peters’ blog although I did change up her measurements on the front layers because I didn’t want as much space between the layers.
As you can see from the photo above, where you adhere the front layers is key to the card opening and closing properly. For the top and bottom layers you only add adhesive to the back of the right side. On the middle layer, you only add adhesive to the back of the left side of the layer. 

For this card, I would definitely use a strong adhesive on these layers like liquid glue or Tear & Tape because you do have to wiggle this card a bit to get it open and closed. You have to tuck the top and bottom layer slightly behind the scalloped circle when closing the card. It’s a pretty tight squeeze, but as long as you are gentle, it will slide in place. You could also make the layers and/or focal image a little smaller if you’d like…it’s up to you. 
 Card Measurements and Details:
  • Calypso Coral Card Base - 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, score on long side at 2-1/8” and 6-3/8” 
  • Crushed Curry Cardstock - 1-3/4” x 4-1/8”, 3 pieces
  • Playing With Pattens Designer Series Paper (brushstroke pattern) - 1-5/8” x 4”, 2 pieces
  • Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper (polka dot pattern) - 1-5/8” x 4”, 1 piece
  • Calypso Coral Cardstock - scrap to die cut a 3-1/8” scalloped circle from Layering Circles Dies, emboss with Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
  • Whisper White Cardstock - scrap to die cut 2-7/8” stitched circle (largest circle) from the Stitched Shapes Dies
  • Whisper White Cardstock - scrap to stamp umbrella and umbrella handle, punch out with Umbrella Builder Punch, color umbrella with Calypso Coral Stampin Blends
  • Whisper White Cardstock - scrap to stamp rain boots and floral images, color with Stampin’ Blends and fussycut
  • Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper (polka dot pattern) - scrap to stamp umbrella image and fussy-cut the middle section of umbrella to paper piece over other punched umbrella
  • Color pearls with Stampin Blends, add to flower centers and top of umbrella
  • Artistry Blooms Sequins and Linen Thread
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card) - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper (polka dot pattern, inside card) - 3/4” x 5-1/4"
Here is a close-up of the stamped detail. I stamped one umbrella on Whisper White Cardstock and colored it with Calypso Coral Stampin Blends. Then I stamped another umbrella on the DSP. I cut out the center of the second umbrella and paper pieced the polka dot pattern for a little added detail. I also added Clear Wink of Stella to the umbrella, the flowers and the boots for some added sparkly detail. I also added a linen thread bow because I felt like it needed a little more texture.
Finally, a peek inside the card. (This is also another good example of how those front layers are adhered to the card.) I added a little strip of DSP, a pair of cute stamped rain boots  and left lots of space to write a handwritten note. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Fun/Fancy Fold Theme Challenge. We’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday July 10th, 2020

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team: 
Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!) 

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  1. I love the bright colours and fun fancy fold Anne Marie - your bright wellies and umbrella compliment your papers perfectly. So cheery!

  2. What a fun fold and such beautiful colors! Such a great idea!

  3. This is just adorable! Love the colors, love the polka dots, love this card!

  4. What a terrific stepped up version of a gatefold card, Anne Marie. I'm not sure what it's called either, but I have seen it used previously. I can understand why you love those papers, the colors epitomize Summer and the little boots with flowers go perfectly. Love this and I'm going to save your instructions because it looks like a fun fancy fold to make!

  5. I absolutely love the bright and cheery warmth of this card. Was happily surprised to find the fabulous fold tutorial. Can't wait to make one!

  6. Wow - what a pretty card and I love this fold! A variation on a gate is always a winner! And the colors and papers you've chosen! Gorgeous! :)

  7. Anne Marie, I love the colors and what a wonderful use of the DSP, too. Thanks for the instructions, too. I love the matching wellies on the front and inside, too! Great take on the challenge

  8. What a great way to spread sunshine! I love this color combo and those little boots are just too cute. Such a creative fun fold! I hope you have a great weekend, My Friend!

  9. Oh my gosh! How adorable is this! Such fun and sweet colors! Plus, I love the twist on the gatefold. I'll have to give it a try for sure. Thank you for rockin' my challenge this week!

  10. Your card is definitely super fun! Love the bold colors!


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Anne Marie