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!
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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,
Here's the Hop Order if you get Lost anywhere along the way:
Brigita Skopas http://gitascreations.blogspot.com
Karalee Ingram http://kareescardsandcraftsofcourse.blogspot.com
Shona Erlenborn http://shonasstampingstage.blogspot.com
Anne Temple www.annemade-anne.blogspot.com
Karin Martin http://karin-withaniforpaper.blogspot.com
April Williams www.stampwillydesigns.blogspot.com
Julie Zippel (you're here!) http://backtobasicsandbeyond.blogspot.com
Dawn Bennett http://dipndotscreations.blogspot.com
Jackie Smith www.stamping4you.blogspot.com
Marie Berquist http://craftemarie.blogspot.com
Barbara Bruder www.artandsoulcreations.blogspot.com
Shanna Shands http://scsdesigns.blogspot.com
Cammy Vietzke www.stampingtime.blogspot.comDonna Ellis http://creativesmiles2.blogspot.com
Keri Brown http://gotstamps.blogspot.com