Thursday, February 1, 2018

Creating Kindness: Fun Fold

Hello Everybody and welcome to this month's Creating Kindness Blog Hop! I'm getting together with a group of truly amazing people today to bring you a blog hop filled with Fun Fold Cards and Video tutorials! Here's a little peek at what's to come...


The Creating Kindness Team Blog Hop goes live on the first Thursday (if you're in the USA) of every month. If you love the techniques and videos we share with you today I hope you will mark your calendar and come back to visit us next month.

For my card today I decided to make a card based off of a card a friend sent me a couple of years ago. I loved the way the card flapped open first on the left and then on the right... like a brochure. I have no idea what this fold is called so I've decided to go ahead and call it a "Brochure Fold." Thank you Jenny Hall for helping me to come up with that! I haven't used my Bubble Over stamp set yet and I've been wanting to make a card with beer bottles so this was my chance. Here's what the front looks like...

The front is a flap that opens to the left. I've stamped the bottles in Chocolate Chip and Old Olive inks and then heat embossed them in clear to make them look like glass. I put bottles both on the front and inside of the flap so that when you opened the card you wouldn't see the backs of the beer bottles.

For the labels on the bottles I used Old Olive and Sahara Sand inks that were stamped off once. The star was stamped in Chocolate Chip and punched out with the 3/4" punch. The sentiment was stamped in Basic Black Archival ink. Have you noticed those bottle tops yet? Those little beauties come in the framelits that are bundled with this stamp set. I love that they have a crimped edge and look so realistic!

The second part of the card opens up to the right and gives you lots of room to write to your birthday beer buddy. I left the inside of the card sentiment free and added another beer bottle over on the right to finish it off. 

Here's another look at what this card looks like when it's all closed up...

This type of card is so much fun and is so easy to make! Just in case you'd like to make your own I've made a video tutorial to show you how. All measurements are included in the video. Enjoy!





Thanks for stopping by my blog today. It's always great to have you here. If you have any questions on how to make this card, or, would like help purchasing the products so that you can make your own cards please let me know. I can be reached by email or in the comments below.
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Maria
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20 comments:

  1. Nice touch with the double sided bottles Maria. Thanks for sharing the brochure fold which is new to me ~ Jay

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    1. Thanks Jay! It was a new fold to me too!

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  2. I really love this design Maria! I never heard of the brochure fold either, but I’ll never forget it now. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card and for this wonderful blog hop. xx

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  3. Unreal Maria! I just love your 'glass' beer bottles, and the Brochure Fold. Such a great creation. D xox

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  4. Love that hidden bottle too! Great work, Maria :-)

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    1. Hidden bottles of beer can be a wonderful thing!

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  5. Love the "Brochure Fold"! The glass beer bottles will appeal to most men I know, and I love that you carried them over to the backside of the card. You are awesome!

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    1. Indeed, I think I'll be sending this off to my brother in law later this month. Thanks Paula!

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  6. Fabulous card Maria! It's a great "blokes" card and I love you you have backed the beer bottles so that they look great from either side. xxx

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  7. Your card is so fun! I love the texture of those bottles! xx

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  8. Love, love, love your card Maria!!! I have a nephews birthday coming up and I think I may have to CASE your card! xo

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    1. Thanks Marcy! Please case away-I'm honored that you would.

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  9. What a fabulous fold Maria. Fabulous video. Love the tips on 2nd and 3rd generation stamping and the clear embossing on the bottles. It really does make such a difference. Thanks for having me this month.

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    1. Thank you Lou! So glad you enjoyed the video as well!

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  10. I thought you watercolour the bottles! never thought it was 2nd generationg stamping until i watched your video. 1 Thumbs up from me and subscribed your channel.

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  11. Love this card, Maria. Love your video and explanation!

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