Wednesday, 1 June 2022

A - Z Card fold series - Accordion fold

 


Hello everyone and welcome to my A - Z of cardfolds series.


I am starting the series with an Accordion fold.

This is super easy to do and you don't need many supplies.

A YouTube tutorial of how to make this card is available here https://youtu.be/jQ2xz2i5rkQ


The measurements for the cardstocks and scorelines are below:


Card base:

6 × 12" score at 3,6 and 9"

Matts and layers:

Four pieces of coloured cardstock measuring  2 7/8 × 5 7/8"

Four pieces of pattern paper measuring 2 3/4 × 5 3/4" 

One piece of glitter cardstock measuring 2 5/8 × 5 5/8"

One piece of white cardstock measuring 2 1/2 × 5 1/2"

For this card I have used Hobbycraft Golds paper pack, Tonic Amber yellow cardstock and Helz Cuppleditch Beach life.

I hope you enjoy this series and that you will give this card a go.

I will be using the hashtag 

#A-Zcardfolds during this series so please use this in your social media posts if you choose to follow along.

Tuesday, 5 April 2022

Simple yet beautiful card making

 Sometimes thr simplest cards are the most beautiful and they certainly don't need loads of supplies, as I have demonstrated with this months inspiration for http://paperfundaychallenges.blogspot.com/?m=1






For this months inspiration I have used an image called Panda on a branch by Lee Holland https://www.etsy.com/listing/1151540084/panda-on-a-branch-card-making-colouring which I have then coloured using my Black Widow pencil colours. 

I recently did a review on Black widow pencils and if you would like to check it out you can find it here https://youtu.be/9dG7PrCmbo0

I mounted the image on scrap cardstock and fussy cut it.

I made a card base out of Papermilldirect green cardstock that measures 4 × 6"

I cut a piece of Marvellous Marble cardstock from Love to Craft and adhered it straight onto the base.

I cut a second piece of green Papermilldirect cardstock to 4 × 6" and die cut Everglades Collage from Memory Box into the centre. I then took a page from Pretty Pegs paper stack cut it to the same size and again die cut the centre.

I then adhered the two together. Next I glued my panda image onto the aperture before securing all of this to the base.

I embellished using handmade flowers and some Rhubarb Crumble Nuvo drops.

Tuesday, 1 March 2022

Simple green and gold card

 


This month I was challenged to make a green and gold card for http://paperfundaychallenges.blogspot.com/?m=1

I knew exactly the collection that was needed for this card....Inkdrops Ocean from Craft Consortium. Its absolutely stunning and has greens with gold mixed in running through the papers. 

I used Papermilldirect green card stock to create my base which is roughly 6 × 4" I then layered a solid green piece of Inkdrops Ocean on that base before cutting panels from my scrap pieces and layering my card. I die cut two circles using my Daisy Mae stitched circles from my offcuts of the paperpad and popped them up on foam pads.

Finally I die cut hello from gold mirror card and scrap white card before adhering them together and placing them across the middle of the circle.

To finish the card I have used Nuvo Crystal drops in Mustard gold and Pale gold.

Tuesday, 1 February 2022

Large Easel card


 

Today I am sharing an easel card I made for the http://paperfundaychallenges.blogspot.com/?m=1 using a design kit from Polkadoodles called Whinnies Sugar Sprinkles which you can find https://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/winnie-sugar-sprinkles-springtime-design-sheet-4-printable-crafting-digital-stamp-craft-scrapbooking-download/

I have created a video to accompany this card blog post which you can watch here https://youtu.be/JtDpHYftUYs I would love it if you would subscribe to my YouTube channel while your over there!

For this card I used plain cardstock which measured 8.5 x 9.5" and I scored on the 9.5" side at 4.75" and then again half way between the score line and the end of the cardstock.

The plain matt layers measured 8 3/8 × 2 1/4 and 8 3/8 × 4 5/8" respectively.

The pattern paper was cut to 8 1/8 × 2" and 8 1/8 × 4 3/8" then the kit pieces were mounted on top.

The matt layers around my topper left roughly a 1/8" boarder from my main image.




Thursday, 13 January 2022

Impossible Card

 


Hello Crafty friends,


I am loving this fun fold! This is an impossible card, but unlike its name it is extremely easy to create! 

If you would like to create this card a demonstration on how to put it together can be found on my YouTube channel using the link below 

https://youtu.be/8bSTIb4y7KE


The measurements and scorlines for this card are below:

For the card base you will need;

One piece of plain cardstock measuring 5 × 7" and another that measures 6 1/4 × 1"

To decorate you will need;

Two pieces of pattern paper measuring 3 3/8 × 4 7/8"

One piece of pattern paper measuring 6 1/8 × 7/8"

One piece of pattern paper and one piece of white cardstock measuring 4 × 2 1/2"

A topper measuring roughly 3 3/4 × 2 3/8"

Pencil markers:

On the cardbase - 

On one Longside mark at 1 1/2 and 5 1/2".

On the other Longside  Mark at 3 1/2"

On both short sides mark at 2 1/2"

Score on the center line between the 1 1/2 and 5 1/2" lines.

For the pattern paper -

Mark at 1 3/8"  on the short side and 2 3/8 on the Longside.


I hope yu enjoy this fold, please feel free to tag me on social media so I can see your creations 

Xoxo


Tuesday, 4 January 2022

Joyfold card ft Fred-she-said

 



Happy New Year!!!

Did you make any New year resolutions? Do you think you will stick to them?

I made some and I managed to stick to last years for the whole of 2021!! Check out this video to find out what they were/are!

I am starting this year with my favourite fold, the joy fold. This fold makes me so happy, so seemed a perfect way to start my new year! 

It is a year since I applied and was accepted onto http://paperfundaychallenges.blogspot.com/?m=1 and this is my eleventh dt project for them.



This month I am using papers by Fred-she-said which you can find here  https://fred-she-said-store.blogspot.com/2010/02/coloured-pansies-sets.html?m=1

I love the promises of spring held within the focal image and now the days will start getting longer it hopefully won't be long until the trees are budding again and new life starts to burst through.




I have made many joyfold cards before and have a tutorial for a 6 x 6 joyfold card which can be found on the link below

https://youtu.be/UjtVuM16WEI


I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and that 2022 is better for all of us!

Xoxo

Tuesday, 7 December 2021

Diorama card using In the forest

 





Hello and welcome!

Today I am sharing how I created a Diorama card using In the forest by Craft Consortium.

This beautiful paper collection was illustrated by Clare Therese and takes us to visit a beautiful forest full of flora and forna and wildlife including bears, raccoons and bunnies. 

I have created a card using the scene stripe in the 12 x 12 paper pad, I have also chosen to use Craft Consortium, Always & Forever glitter card in the shade Lilac. The products will be linked at the end should you wish to pick them up.


I have also created a video tutorial for how to put this card together which you can find here:

https://youtu.be/YjuybqK91d4



Key for measurements:

F - Front

M - Middle

B - Back

To create this card you will need:

F -

 One piece of cardstock 4 1/8 × 9 1/2" 

Score at 2" from each end 

Glitter cardstock - 

Two pieces 1 7/8 × 4" 

One piece 5 1/4 × 4"

Pattern Paper  - 

Two pieces  1 3/4 × 3 7/8"

One piece 5 1/8 × 3 7/8"

M - 

One piece of cardstock 4 1/8 × 7.5"

Score at 1" from each end

Glitter card 5 3/8 × 4"

Pattern Paper 5 1/4 × 3 7/8"

B -

One piece of cardstock 4 1/4 × 9 1/2"

Score at 2" from each end

Glitter card 5 3/8 × 4 1/8"

Pattern Paper 5 1/4 × 4"

Rear of card - 

One piece of glitter card 5 1/4 × 4 1/8"

White card 5 1/8 × 4"


I hope you enjoy this card, please tah me on social media if you give it a go as I love to see what everyone has done. All my Socials are linked below xox

https://www.instagram.com/cardsbykatefletcher

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http://cardsbykatefletcher.blogspot.com/?m=1

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My email:

Cardsbykatefletcher@gmail.com