Sunday, September 2, 2012

Fun With Folds

Happy Sunday, everyone.  I hope that you have all been enjoying this beautiful Lord's Day, or "Day of Rest".  We just got home from church and out to lunch with our friends, The Spencer Family.  We had a wonderful time, and our son went home with them to enjoy some time with his BFF, Matthew.  Which means that we have a VERY quiet house this afternoon.  So, I got my photographs taken, I'm making this blog post and linking up to some challenges, and then. . . . I will turn on  a sappy Lifetime movie and fall asleep.  Ahhhhhhh.
 
The challenge this week at JustRite Stampers Blog is to create a card with more than one fold.  This is NOT a technique I've ever done before (I don't think), so it was a real true "challenge" for me.  I followed a tutorial, and came up with this card.  I used Basic Grey Lemonade patterned papers and embellishments, Baker's Twine from The Twinery, hand-made scrunched seam binding, some buttons, and of course - JustRite stamps from the Friendship Nested Sentiments collection.
 
Front View:
 
Back View With Card Closed:
 

Open View:

Here are the challenges I'm entering with this folded card.

http://www.papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/2012/08/a-bit-of-free-for-all.html - Papertake Weekly Challenges - A Bit Of A Free-for-All/Based on Sketch #46

http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/08/simon-saysanything-goes.html - Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Simon Says Anything Goes

http://justritestampers.typepad.com/justrite-inspiration/2012/08/justrite-friday-challenge-080-more-than-one-fold.html - JustRite Stampers - Challenge #80 - More Than One Fold

Thank you for visiting me today.  I hope you're all having a wonderful Lord's Day and getting some weel-deserved and much-needed rest.   It feels so good to have a nice quiet afternoon to relax before we head back to church this evening.  Have a blessed week, and I look forward to visiting your blogs to say hello.

Blessings to you all,

Karen

21 comments:

  1. Hi Karen.
    What an effective fold and the decoration is beautiful and so different. I love the sentiments you have used here they are so true.
    Glad to hear you had a good Sunday. I spent mine crafting and then having a quieter sunday dinner with my youngest son and his girlfriend. The rest of the family didn't come by today, but I didn't mind too much as I needed it a little quieter.
    Take care and have a good week. Linda x

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  2. You did an outstanding job with your portfolio card. All The pattern and color mixing is beautiful too. Have a blessed week.

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  3. Karen this is fabulous! I love all the little folds you've adorned and the sentiments you've used! Today has been delightful! We had a wonderful Bible study this morning with some of the Lord's people and enjoyed lunch together. Then after a great nap I enjoyed birthday cake and presents. My family is so very sweet!

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  4. Karen....I did not see your sweet comment/message on my blog till today! My goodness what a fabulous card you have made on this post!
    You had your projects pulled on the CLD challege? Do we have a limit? I had no idea!!! Have I missed the challenge? I will totally play. My email is jmdegruc@yahoo.com if I can't seem to find where the challenge is ok??

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  5. Gorgeous card and such interesting folds!! Glad you had such a sweet Lord's day!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  6. Beautiful work Karen, and thanks for your comforting message, maybe we should get together and do some scrapping therapy someday since we are both in Vegas!

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  7. Karen a nice selection in your colors. Creative fold idea

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  8. Karen, this is stunning. Great job with the folding techniques.

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  9. What a gorgeous card Karen!! It is beautiful! So much colour and texture! Laura x

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  10. This a WOW card I love it you are very creative and put so much love into each of your creations. I stopped by the other day and saw your recipe for happiness card I was wondering if I could use the poem on a project I am working on? Karen, thank you for the nice comment on my blog.
    PS please let me know by comment on my blog.
    ucanstampit.blogspot.com

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  11. Wow, Karen! This is beautiful! You really put a lot of work into this. Love the touch of blue that makes everything pop.

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  12. What a beautiful card!! That's a wonderful fold and I love the sentiment!!

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  13. Another beautiful card, and it's a lovely fold. You have really completed a stunner, Karen. Love the sentiments too:;-)
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  14. Lovely lovely card! I love the fold you've used and the papers are beautiful! So many lovely little details! I went through your blog a little bit. Good work also on your other creations. Beautiful!

    Thank you so much for your so sweet and nice comment on my blog! You have really made my day! And thank you for inviting me to play on your challenge. I love God's word so this will be perfect for me. I may have to use Slovenian Bible verses though... ;)

    I wish you a nice and blessed evening!
    Aleksandra

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  15. Your card is lovely! Thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.

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  16. This is really neat! I've not seen this fold in the past and you did a great job with it! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

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  17. What a lovely card - and the fold looks like fun! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great week!
    hugs,
    Gini

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  18. Stunning, I love seeing older collection papers being used...gorgeous.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

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  19. Very nice pinwheel card! You would never know it was a first attempt?!! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at JustRite Inspiration ;-)

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  20. Karen, this IS FABULOUS! I'm so glad I finally got a chance to view this lovely creation, as I was out of town for 8 days and had to wait to see/comment. WOW, no one would ever guess it's your first more-than-one-fold card -- it's awesome!!! Fabulous papers and fabby fold too that I must try one day soon. Thanks too for your sweet comment!!!

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