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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Cherry on Top...

Aud Sentiments' Thursday Challenge is everyone's favorite - "ANYTHING GOES + add a sentiment".  I decided to try a Quarter Fold Card - here is a tutorial by Jana O'Brien if you are visual, but I do have a simple explanation below.
You of course can do anything for this challenge - and if you need inspiration, check out Aud's Team's creative projects!  Then get crackin' and submit your artwork by Tues, Apr 7 for a chance at the prize of three images from Lacy Sunshine Designs.  [And don't forget the sentiment!]


  • Heather at Lacy Sunshine Designs' provided "Splitz - Cherry on Top Cupcake" for me to work with.  If you like the image or want to explore her store, just click on the link!
  • Sentiment on the lower right is "Fabulous Birthday" by Hero Arts 2007
  • Inside sentiment is "Sweet Delights" by Stampendous

  • Base CS from stash
  • Basic Grey's "Life of the Party" DP used for mats & package
  • Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images and sentiments

  • FOLD:
    • Starting with two 8.5 x 11" sheets of CS - may be same or different colors - I used dark purple and white.  You will be cutting each in half in different orientations. Each of these will fold into a regular A2 size card base.
    • Cut one in half the length of the CS at 4.25 x 11" [vertical cut] this will be the back of the card. [white]
    • Double Score [two score lines right next to each other] at 2 3/4" from each tall end 
    • 2nd sheet cut in half horizontally across the width at 8.5 x 5.5 [purple]
    • Double Score at 2 1/8" from each tall end
    • Glue top onto base card making sure it is inside the score lines.
    • Fold each "flap" in like you were closing a box.  See pictures below or Tutorial .

    • Tim Holtz' Die Cut "Distressed Bows" used for the white paper bow on upper right.
    • Little package on lower left created with scrap CS wrapped in the DP & tied with waxed linen cord.
    • Cherry is coated with Glossy Accents
    • Images were printed on an Epson WF-3520 printer 
    • Rubber stamped sentiments used Versafine's "Black Onyx"
    • Image colored with Copics:
    This card should be eligible for the following 

    Fussy & Fancy  #134 – Girly
    Crafting from the Heart #53 – ATG
    Through the Craft Room Door – ATG
    Crafty Sentiments –More than one Fold Winner: TOP THREE
    Clear It Out –Clear it OUT / Stash: Hoarded 2+ items [#1 Bow I have had made & ready for months! #2 Birthday paper scraps - why???  LOL!]
    Simon Says Wed –Happy Birthday
    Fab & Funky #253 – Lots of Layers
    Sugar and Betty's Challenge Blog – ATG or Layers
    ABC Challenge L:10 – G is for Go Digital
    Inspiration Destination #27 – ATG
    CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge – Always ATG + DP

    Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny


    1. Oh WOW!! this is awesome what a wonderful design and all that lovely detail Ginny x

    2. so gorgeous, love the design
      thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

    3. Fun project. Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination.

    4. This isa very clever card and a very different take on our layers theme. Thanks for sharing at Fab n Funky this week.

      Sharon x

    5. What a fabulous design! I love everything about this hunnie x
      Sandie x

    6. Love the colours you've chosen for this they go so well together. I've not seen one of these cards before - thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenge and good luck
      Andrea x

    7. Awesome card...such a clever design. Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Pat K x

    8. Beautiful !!! Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

    9. such a fun card and clever fold!! Thank you for playing a long with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    10. Fabulous card fold, I must try this! great make thanks for joining us at Sugar and Betty. Jo x

    11. Gorgeous card fold! I love all of the details. Thank you for sharing your work with us at TTCRD this week. Come and join us again tomorrow for our new Anything Goes challenge. You can visit me at:

    12. Gorgeous card and fun folding!
      Thank you for sharing and joining us at ABC Challenge!
      Hugs Annette

    13. Thanks for another lovely entry for my Patterned Paper April challenge. x


    Thank you so much for your comments!