Good Morning Fellow Stampers ~
Oh My!! It's the Second Wednesday of October and that can mean only one thing . . . Welcome to the Pals October 2018 Blog Hop. As I promised yesterday, we're kicking off the spooky time of year; so watch out for “Wicked Folds” today while you hop from blog-to-blog. I cannot promise it won't be "too" scary ~~ LOL ~~ but here today, it will be "less tricks" and "more treats."
You may be starting the hop here with me today, or you may just be arriving from Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom. Either way, you have safely arrived for some spooktacular fun! When you're ready, you’ll find the the full line-up below to help you move or “hop” along from Pal-to-Pal.
Ready to see today's fabulous project? Here we go . . .
Today I'm featuring what I'm calling the Vertical Stretch "Wicked" Fun Fold!
This fold is easy to cut and score, and creates a really fun an fabulous "showcase" that fits right into our regular envelopes.
And look how much fun it is to decorate each panel - truly a feast for the eyes!! A real showcase!
Besides - I'm head over witchy heels for the new Cauldron Bubble bundle - and the coordinating Toil & Trouble DSP
Cut your cardbase like you would a vertical top fold card - 4-1/4" x 11"; then score at 2-3/4", 4-1/4", 7-1/4", and 8-1/2"
Just make sure you fold the panels correctly (a modified Z-Fold in some ways)
Let's take a close up look at each panel.
Did you know that the framelits in the Cauldron Framelits set coordinate with some of the images in the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper?
This means you can snip that adorable kitty cat right out with the framelit and never have to stamp or ink a thing!! LOL
I did fussy cut the pumpkin from the paper - and some added Clear Wink of Stella adds a fabulous glimmer to this fun scene.
The spider web thinlit from the die set is my new favorite!! I cut it from the new Black Foil, and attached a Spider Trinket with a glue dot. I love this!
Here's another "cut out" from the paper - which means if you just don't have time to stamp and color the sweet little girl witch with your Stampin' Blends, just cut the coordinated image from the paper with the framelit, and you're set to go! Same with my frothy cauldron. I did stamp my frog, who thinks things look a little fishy from his perspective!
I used the wonderful banner framelit from the Take Out Thinlits to cut the "Bubble Bubble" sentiment; and the oval from the Night Owl Thinlits to cut my "no tricks" sentiment. Do you love the rock 'n roll technique on the sentiment? Lemon Lime Twist and Mango Melody -- what a wonderful combination!!
The bottom panel showcases the witch hats that are also cut out from the designer paper with the coordinating framelit. How quick and easy!! And there are so many wonderful hats that paper! I'm "head over heels" or hats for these ;-) LOL
Finally I created a "belly band" to hold my card closed with the new Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon. It slides off and on nicely and holds everything in place.
I might even forego the envelope and just gift the card this way! ;-)
And there you are! How fun was that! With the finishing touches like faceted dots and Clear Wink of Stella, this is quite the work of art. I've got to find a place to show it off!! Yeah!
Now it’s time to use the Blog Hop Line-up below to see what the rest of the Pals have created to inspire you. If you are so inclined, I love to read your comments. Please do leave your thoughts!
Mark your calendars for November 14, 2018, for the next Pals Blog Hop. November is time for “Anything But a Card” where the Pals will feature creations suitable for holiday gifting. Don’t miss the fun!
Until Next Time . . . Puppy Hugs,
Blog Hop Line-up:
- Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin' Hoot!
- Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin'
- Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
- Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
- Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
- Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
- Jill Killeen at The Killeen House Studio
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
- Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
- Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
- Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
- Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin'
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
- Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
- Maggie at Maggie Made Cards
- Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin'