Monday, February 21, 2022

Happiness Blooms From Within - Double Trouble Challenge #104 with Creative Creases "Fun Folds"

Here is my DT Card for Double Trouble Challenge #104 "Hoodie-Hoo! Hoodie-Hoo!" a Spring theme" with a sneak peek using the design papers from CTMH "In Full Bloom". Twisted Sister's optional twist is to create a fun fold partnering with Creative Creases #26 "Anything Goes Fun Fold". In my stash I have precut fun fold card bases and thought the Reverse Explosion Card was the perfect fold to complement this floral paper.  

Figuring out how to fold the Reverse Explosion Card was a little confusing but once you got that figured out the cuts were easy. The finished fold is a 5" x 5" square. The Avocado layer for the florals were cut 1/8 inch less than the card base and the floral design paper was cut 1/8" less than the Avocado layer. The layering added bulk and needed something for closure that would not hide the beautiful floral focal point.  

Mel, my friend and neighbor, saved me again. Since I had layered the flower pedals for dimension a belly band was out of the question. I needed some thin ribbon to attach around each side of the flower.  Looked through my small stash of ribbons... nothing.  So off to my neighbor's large stash of ribbons.  She provided me with several ribbons and the one selected was perfect. 

Here are additional photos showing closer view of the pretty floral and dimension in the flower pedals and butterfly using 3D thin foam tape.  The sentiment was stamped and layered with the striped patterned paper and adhered across the top of the focal point.  The other two photos show the card open for display.  The back of the fold card base is blank and can be used for personal sentiments to recipient.  

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Papers 
     In Full Bloom Paperpack with Stickers 
Card Base 
     The Paper Cut "Reverse Explosion Card Base" 
     Sentiment "Where Happiness Blooms" 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Belly Band - Used Green Ribbon 


Alyson Mayo said...

This is such a cool design and I love the colour scheme. Super duper fun fold!

Melanie R said...

Such beautiful paper and colors, Sue! Having seen this "up close and personal" I know what a treat this will be for your recipient.

Debbie Mageed said...

Stunning card, Suzanne! I love the explosion fun fold you chose for your floral paper and the ribbon really was the perfect choice! Thank you so much for allowing me to partner with you at Double Trouble! All of the "hoodie hoo" cards are sure to bring spring sooner for us - either physically or mentally! said...

Wow!! Your card is amazing!! The image had me gazing into beauty and then I saw the exquisite folding!! Gorgeous work!

crafty-stamper said...

Stunning card,absolutely love the fold and such beautiful papers-love it.Thank you for the comment on my triple easel card and the measurements of the card are 10cm x 21cm and I cut the front of card into 3 7cms pieces then just fold each piece to create the triangle
Carol x

Kellianne said...

Sue you are so good at creative folds!! It's not a strong suit of mine so I appreciate it extra much! I love the pretty colors you used too! :)