Sunday, April 27, 2014

Polka Dot Birthday

What fun I had with these challenges!  Just Us Girls inspiration challenge, Stampin' Royalty colour challenge, and Friday Mashup which was to use polka dots and/or a fancy fold!  So really four challenges in one card.

This is the front of the card, I saw this fancy fold when surfing Pinterest, and when I saw FMU was a fancy fold I knew it was the perfect time to give it a try.  I can not find the original creator, but if you recognise them please let me know so I can give credit.  The strip of DSP gives the illusion of a single panel on the front of the card.

As the card opens up you can see the fancy fold and the little panels inside for messages and images.  The Sketched Birthday stamp set is just perfect for this card. along with the large sentiments from Perfect Pennants of course!  It is sort of like 2/3 of a tri-fold card.

 Here I have opened the card all the way so that you can see the different panels,  the blank area is great for writing your message, it will be hidden when the card is closed. I stamped the little party hat in StazOn ink onto the card base after adding the strip of DSP, then stamped again onto Daffodil Delight DSP before cutting out just the hat and adding it to the card.  A touch of Dazzling Diamonds on the candle and front cupcake image gives just a little sparkle.

I re-jigged the measurements to fit a standard A5 card front size (14.8cm x 10.5cm). A paper trimmer is just great for these sorts of cuts and folds.  Cut on the solid line and fold on the dotted lines.

How very exciting, my card this week was chosen as the Top Pick in

The Friday Mashup!!!

Stampin' Royalty!!!!

Happy Stamping


  1. Oh, how cute is this! I love the fancy fold! Great job with the inspiration photo too. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  2. This is such a fun design! Love the fancy fold and where the inspiration took you. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  3. What a fun card! I love how it folds out, but works well with being folded shut as well. I love it. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

  4. Wow, so cool and creative! This is such a happy little birthday card, and that fold is just fab. I love the balloons/hat at the right. Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup this week :)

  5. Fabulous folded card! Love the colors and how you used them! Thanks for joining in with JUGS!

  6. Congratulations on your win at The Friday Mash Up! Well-deserved with this clever card.


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