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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Sparkle N Sprinkle January Blog Hop

Welcome to my page on the SNS Fancy Folds Blog Hop!
Hopefully you've arrived here from April's blog.  If not, you may want to start back at the beginning at the SNS Home Blog so you don't miss any great projects and all the details on how to participate and get a chance win some great prizes too!



For my first project for today I thought I'd do something most of us can use a lot of - a fun birthday card!  This colorful Swing Card (or Flip flop Card depending on what you call it) uses two of Michelle Perkett's fun birthday digital stamps - Sprout the Birthday Princess and Happy Birthday Kitten!



These two fun party animals look so great together that I thought they'd be perfect for the two sides of a Swing / Flip Flop card(Click on the name to go to instructions for how to make one).

Both images were colored with Copic markers and cut out with Spellbinders Nestabilities.  Sparkling Snow glitter was added to their party hats and the outside edge of the die cuts to make them extra sparkly & ready to party! Aren't they so cute in their party hats?!

 










Here's a look at the Birthday Kitten on the "backside" of the card when you flip or swing it open! 





















My second design is a Side Spring Card and is perfect for a little Valentine's Day fun! This is a really interesting & different fold because the end result is so unique looking.  While it may look like a smaller card; this style actually fits perfectly into a standard A2 size envelope.  I've been wanting to try one of these for quite awhile & I have to say I'm so glad I did; they are really fun to make & decorate!  Here's what I came up with for mine:



My side spring card was made on SNS Color Coordinates MacIntosh cardstock and uses two of SNS's fun Valentine's stampette sets  Set 453S Happy Hearts and Set 454S Heart Wings.  These two sets complement each other so well; I decided to use a little from each!  And then I also added the adorable Bee border from Set 393 - Dani's Garden Swing.

All the bee's wings were accented with Sparkling Snow glitter for just the right amount of sparkle!
click photo for closer view



It's hard to show how the card opens up in a photograph, but this photo shows it partially opening.  Both the diamond shape and the panel under it lift up together to reveal a space where you can write or stamp your personal message.

It's colorful, it's unique, it's sparkly, it's fun!  Try one today!! 


Hope you've enjoyed my projects today.  Don't forget to leave a little love (comment) before you hop on by.  I love & appreciate hearing from everyone that stops by.  Then hop on over to Dawn's Blog to see what folded fun she has for you!  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!! Do stop back again soon!!

Until next time,
***Julie***

Here's the Hop Order if you get Lost anywhere along the way:
Julie Zippel (you're here!) http://backtobasicsandbeyond.blogspot.com
Donna Ellis http://creativesmiles2.blogspot.com
Keri Brown http://gotstamps.blogspot.com

55 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Julie! What darling little birthday cards with their swing element in the middle - cute critters! Your Valentine card is adorable - love the bee border from the Dani's set. Sweet as can beeeeeeee!

April said...

Such wonderful cards! The first is so bright and cheery and cute! I love the second one too. The folds are wonderful.

Barbara Bruder said...

Julie, your swing/flip card is too "stinkin" cute. Your paper is perfect with the kitties.Love your side spring card as well. It is perfect with your valentine stamps.

sharon g said...

Oh my gosh, those are just precious!!!!!!! So very cute.

Karalee said...

Julie, these cards are just too cute. I especially like your first card.

Debi said...

Adorable birthday card. Great coloring. Love the clean look of the Valentines Day card.

Gita said...

Cute swing card with the animals. Second card is adorable.

Shanna Shands said...

Beautiful creations! I love the first card it is like a magic trick.

Jacqueline Smith said...

Really fabulous cards, love the coloring and all the details on them!

Brenda said...

Sweet little swing cards with the critters, but my fav is the adorable little Bee card :) Vibrant colors and just fun!

Gina said...

I love your cards. I'll have to try to do this myself. Thanks

Shona Erlenborn said...

Great cards Julie. That first one is so much fun. Love the puppy and kitten on either side of the opening. ... and of course I love the side spring card, my favorite fold - perfectly color coordinated! Great job.

Jill Jacobsen said...

Great cards Julie....love your coloring on the swing fold..those are so much fun. You valentine card is just fabulous!! It has been very popular in the store and sold stamps!! Great job!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

More fun cards, Julie. The flip fold card is so playful and fun. What a great birthday card. And the side swing card is such a unique fold. Great valentines touch.

Anne Temple said...

Both of these are fabulous but the swing card really catches my eye since I have both a dog and cat. Perfect birthday card for any animal lover.

Anonymous said...

Loved the flip card, perect for a child or a young at heart adult.
valentine card gives me more ideas for the day.

namabear said...

Luv your cards and yes I do use a lot of birthday cards and always looking for different ideas I will give that one a try. Your bee mine is to cute. Thanks for sharing your awesome cards.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What delightful cards. And both of those folds are new to me. Thanks for sharing them.

Donna said...

Both cards are so, so cute! Haven't made a swing card in ages, should try one.

elf1023 said...

Just love your cards. The flip card is so cute. Love the doggie.

Kim S said...

Love the cutesy animal stamps!
TFS
Kim

Anonymous said...

Baloons and ladybugs! How could you go wrong!! I do love the Flip or Swing card you have created and the new dies from Sizzix that make those so much easier are sure helpful! The Side Spring card is very visual the bright colors and being ladybug or red and white bees, whatever you want to call them are so cute!! TFS!! StephanieM, Kansas

Karin said...

Love the partying kitty and pup! What an adorable birthday card and perfect images for the two sides! Love the darling Valentine too. Love those tiny hearts along the punched border!

Roxie said...

I love both of your cards. I love the way the valentine card folds!

Priscilla said...

Sweet cards! The swing card with the dog and cat is adorable! The bee card is so different for valentines. Thanks for the inspiration.

Rose Wilson said...

I love the flip card. My sister sent me some to do and we have not done it yet. Will have to make one . Thanks

carrie said...

Love the darling birthday card! So colorful and cheery, any child would love it. The Valentine side spring card looks like something I would like to try.

Pawprintx4 said...

I seem to be into bees lately and I love red, black, and white together so of course I love your side spring card. Very cute.
Stephanie K

Juliet A said...

I love those images on your flip fold card - they go perfectly with the paper! I find your color scheme with the Bee Mine card to be perfect for a guy!

Lynne said...

Adorable cards. This is the greatest blog hop. So many different folds all in one hop. Thanks to all the designers and Sprinkle and Sparkle for this idea.

Dianne Potter said...

Swing cards are always such fun, but I am definitely going to be attempting a side spring card just as quick as I can. Thank you for sharing.

bibiana said...

very useful cards...the birthday one specially. thanks
bibiana

Carol Jones said...

This idea will be perfect for my twin granddaughters' birthday next month. Thanks!

FranTic said...

Very nice use of textures!

crafty grandma said...

Great cards - too cute for words - great idea for V-Day! TFS

Sandra Kersting said...

Will have to give the swing card a try. Love the dog / cat in the card.

gobarb26 said...

Your first card is adorable and the second one is really cute! Great folds!

Gina Howe said...

Great swing card! I love the stamps & colors. The side swing card is really cool. I want to make one!

Keri Brown said...

Not sure which one I like better... Your fun whimsical birthday card or your adorable Valentine's day card... Both are adorable...

Alicia DiCarlo said...

The birthday cards are really fantastic. Lots of fun colors & sparkle.

RuthAnn said...

Great folds on both cards, and they are great cards for kids. Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

I love, love, love these cards!

Mimi said...

Cute!

Linda said...

Julie your cards are so cute! I really like the rhinestones on the first card. The bees on the second are beeeutiful! Just the bees knees.

Angie said...

Your flip flop card is adorable! Twice the amount of images, and they are cute!

Anonymous said...

Hi Julie, I love swing cards and yours is adorable! The side swing is one I have to try! Thanks for sharing. Phyllis

pwrench40@hotmail.com

Frann said...

Two very cute cards, very well done!

Tigerberry said...

Julie, I love the Flip/Flop card. Such a fun card to give to someone. I like what you did with your second card too.

KristiDaroci said...

Absolutely A-dorable!!

Anita Braddock said...

How super cool are your cards the why they open is Awesome. such beautiful Details I would love to receive a card like this. thanks for sharing.

Donna Maligno said...

How adorable, Julie! Both these cards make me feel happy. Happy colors, happy ideas... Well, you get the point!

Eliza said...

This side swing card isnew for me and I am loving it, yours is perfect and love the colours. I also adore the flip flop card and must give it ago myself.

Thanks for sharing.

Eliza

E. Marie said...

Your cards are so sweet. Love the addition of the jewels on both. Great coloring and cute paper on your first card and love the punch you used on the second.

Gerlinde said...

great cards, Julie! Love the swing card but will definitely have to try the second one!

dmbennett said...

Beautiful cards. Really love the spring card. Love the stamps you used. And the added sparkle....