Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Cuttlebug Mania Fun-Fold Card

Hello and welcome here!  Has Spring sprung where you are?  It's slowly making it's way here.  This week at Cuttlebug Mania the Challenge is called Climb Every Mountain.  Now you may be thinking what could that possibly mean, well where there's mountains there are valleys...mountain and valley folds = fun-fold cards!!

Challenge - Climb Every Mountain
(Fun-Fold Cards)
 For a chance at winning an awesome prize, link your creation over at Cuttlebug Mania.
Don't forget to let us know how you used your Cuttlebug!

Card Size Closed:  4.25" x 5.5"
 I decided to make a Double Z-Fold card, lots of mountain and valley folds going on there.  The initial idea came from Mariannes Papirverden post HERE, where she has great instructions posted (I did not add the center opening panel on the base).  But I wanted to make a card that would fit in a 'regular' sized envelope.  So I had an 'aha' moment that I want to share with you so that you can make any sized card your heart desires...as long as it isn't larger than 12" in width...see below for my TIP.

A huge thank-you to our Sponsor A Passion for Stamps for the digital image the DT used called Wild Rose.

With the band off.
I kept things fairly simple because one can really embellish this card, lol.

Opening up.

One side.

 The center panel.

The back.

The back opened.

I added some Gold Stickles around the image to give it some sparkle.
Copics Used:
Flower - Y13, Y17, W1
Greenery - YG03, YG25, YG67
Sky - BG0000
Shadow - W1

Recipe:  Digital SS-A Passion For Stamps Wild Rose, CTMH SS-Say It In Style, PP-Graphic 45 Secret Garden Pretty Primrose & Graphic 45 6x6 Secret Garden Patterns & Solids, CTMH CS-White Daisy, Topiary & New England Ivy, CTMH Ink-Black, EF-Craft Concepts Budding Vine, Spellbinders-Floral Ovals, Cheery Lynn Designs Mini Fanciful Flourish, Nellie Snellen Corner, Martha Stewart Vintage Doily & Pinking Scallop Border Punch, Foam Squares, Stickles-Golden Rod.

Cuttlebug Items Used:
Craft Concepts Budding Vine Embossing Folder
Spellbinders Floral Ovals Die
Cheery Lynn Designs Mini Fanciful Flourish
Nellie Snellen Corner

So maybe you already knew this, but as I was trying to decide how I was going to figure out where to score my cardstock the lightbulb went on and I realized that my score lines would be equal to 1/2 of the base width.  Here's a visual for those that need one, this is for figuring out where your score lines will be...not how tall etc. you want it to be.
For my card I used a width of 4.25", and a height of 5.5".  In the example from Mariannes Papirverden she uses a width of 4", and a height of 6", which follows the equation (haha, and you thought you'd wouldn't use math once you were out of school).  So you can see that as long as you've figured out your score lines, you can make it as tall or short as you want it to look.

Ready to join us for the Climb Every Mountain Challenge?  You have until Apr. 15th to complete your project and add it to the Challenge link over at Cuttlebug Mania....Good Luck! If you need more inspiration be sure to check out the rest of the DT creations over at Cuttlebug Mania.



Migdalia said...

Absolutey Gorgeous!Beautiful design & Gorgeous pattern paper!
Have a wonderful day,
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paintercrafter said...

Thks so much for sharing! Absolutely beautiful card!


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