Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog Hop Fabulous Folds

Hi Everyone,
If you arrived here by way of Marie's blog, then you are at the right place.But if not, and you want to be eligible for great prizes, then click here to start from the beginning.WOW, by now you are you getting inspired, are you having fun. Fabulous Folds!! What a great theme for our first blog hop for 2013.

Prizes will be awarded, so don't forget to leave comments on everyone's blog, 'cause that's how you become eligible for the prizes that are to be given away.  This is a 4 day blog hop so you'll have plenty of time to view all the projects and leave comments.The prizes are stamp sets, flocking, glitter embossing powders, etc.BTW, there are 3 designers who've been designated to have prizes "hidden" on their blogs, so comments are important and we LOVE getting comments.They really make our day. 

I am so excited to show you my project for this hop. Since the theme is Fabulous Folds, my project definitely takes advantage of that theme.With folds in mind, I decided to make a Book Card. This project has a lot of folds, so it fits perfectly in with this theme. Accordion folds become the frame of the book  From a side view it looks like pages of a book don't you think This looks so difficult but is really quite easy.Once the frame is made everything else falls right into place. I have written up directions and  I've even added pictures to help guide you along. Click here to check out the directions.


Book Front

Inside front cover

Inside the book where the text would be

Close up side view of the pages

Open completely

Close up of those folds - inside

This is such a fun project to do and the images that I used are digital images from Sparkle N Sprinkle.They have a great array of "digi's" and I love having the flexibility of changing the size etc of the image when you use a "digi". And digital images are really reasonably priced, for those of us on a tight budget.

Images I used:

Thanks for joining us on our first blog hop for 2013.Before hopping on over to Shanna's blog, please leave a comment here on my blog to be eligible for a prize. Next up on the hop is the talented Shanna Shands hop over to see what she has in store for you. 

In case you get lost here is a list in order of all the team members on today's hop.


** Jackie Smith ** Marie Berquist ** Barbara Bruder (you are here) ** Shanna Shands ** 

Have a great day and thanks for stopping in.

54 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, my Seester! Remember what I said during our skyping? LOL SO GORGEOUS - and romantic looking with the soft colors and pretty nature-scape. If you send this card to me, am I to assume I'm for the birds? LOL Gorgeous dry embossing, and so many details to feast upon - punches, die cuts, decorative edges, pop ups, pretty coloring and shading - the pleating - of course you have been pinned. xo

April said...

What a gorgeous project! I love the frame. great coloring and I love the total look! Great job!

sharon g said...

What a surprise. I LOVE the bird and flowers. I have many bird stamps--I LOVE them. Thanks for showing your gorgeous, special work.

Debi said...

Just lovely. Coloring is great.

Karalee said...

Wow! I would love to see this in person. I definately HAVE to check out your instructions for this. Just too beautiful!

Gita said...

This is just TOO pretty. I love it. I have the birdhouse already, will have to get the bird too. I definitely want to try this type of card out...beautiful!!!

Shanna Shands said...

This is an amazing project you did. I love all the fussy cutting.

Jacqueline Smith said...

What a fabulous project, love the colors that you used and love the image as well! Beautiful!

Brenda said...

Simply amazing - so much detail and the soft, pretty colors :) A feast for the eyes - fabulous job and a fun fancy fold.

Shona Erlenborn said...

You really went all out on this Barbara! Such intricate work with all those crisp clean folds. The images fit the bill perfectly - overall exquisite!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

I have seen this kind of card before but never done one. Your version is really beautiful, Barb. I love your colors and use of embossing folders. AND I also like those digis. Again, I have never tried that, but I like what you said about changing the sizes. Soooo, I just might have to give it a try. Thanks for the info, sistah!

creativearts said...

Beautiful project, Barb. I love all of the cutting and the use of frames. May have to try this one day!

Jill Jacobsen said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I need to make another of these books! Just love these new images from Beccy! Great job:)

Anne Temple said...

Oh my! This is stunning! I'll definitely have to try this fold soon. Can't wait to see how you made it.

Peggy said...

Love this! can't wait to get back to creating... hand is doing good.. email me when you get a minute got a class question. bubbesbiz7@gmail.com see ya soon!!! Peggy

Julie Z said...

This is fabulous Barbara! I LOVE the colors you used. And all the details you included are fantastic! This is an absolutely wonderful and unique card - very, very, pretty!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Looks like a lot of work, but really beautiful. Have to try it.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Oh, my goodness! This is so beautiful and a look I have never heard of before. I can see you did lots of work on this beauty! But it sure paid off big time!

Donna said...

Absolutely beautiful card! Such a lot of work must of went into the making.

elf1023 said...

Love your cards, especially the birdhouse. Getting that is a must. Great colors.

namabear said...

Awesome card I luv the stamp set you used it is another one that is in my wish list. The book looks like it might be a challenge to put together. Thank you for sharing and I will give it a try.

Karin said...

I'm blown away! So beautiful and your coloring is amazing! This is much more than a card, it's an entire gift too!

Roxie said...

I love the beautiful card. I love the inside of it.

Rose Wilson said...

very nice and very time consuming turn out awesome Thanks

Priscilla said...

Gorgeous Book/card. Love the colors and all the intricate work inside. Beautiful.

Pawprintx4 said...

Beautiful coloring. What an interesting fold which could be used in so many ways.
Stephanie K

Juliet A said...

I've never seen a card like this - so clever! this is one I will definitely have to CASE.

Lynne said...

this is a new fold for me and I will have to try making it. Your card is so beautiful with feminity all over it.

Bibiana Martinez-Ziegler said...

this set is my favorite and I always wanted to make this fold
thanks
bibiana

Dianne Potter said...

Absolutely, possitively LOVED this card. This is a totally new folding idea for me and I can hardly wait to get started. Thank you so much for sharing!

Carol Jones said...

Oh my, this is just amazing! I love this card -- the folding idea, the colors, the embossing, it's all just perfect. Thanks!

FranTic said...

Very nice - embossing ahh - makes it special!

gobarb26 said...

This is really beautiful. I bet a lot of work went into it. I don't think I have ever seen this done before. TFS!

Keri Brown said...

This is fantastic... I never would have imagine the inside of this card... Great job!!!

Gina Howe said...

Gorgeous! Everything about your card is gorgeous! I love that you used embossing folders and the edge punch around the'frame' inside the card. The digital stamps that you used are perfect! Great art!

Alicia DiCarlo said...

Fabulous! I love everything. What a great card. I can't wait to try making one.

RuthAnn said...

This is a beautiful card, it would make a great keepsake for a granddaughter, daughter or any special girl. A
very great job. Thanks for sharing.

Gina said...

Barb, I love your card most of all. I love how it looks like a book. It looks very hard to make but I'm sure you can make it easy. Thanks.

Carol said...

cool card, love it. thanks for sharing.

Jude said...

Amazing card. May try something like this for my daughter's wedding card! thanks for sharing!

Jude said...

Great card. I want to try this for my daughter's wedding card. thanks for sharing.

carrie said...

Amazing card! Love the different textures, coloring, and 3-D effect of the card. It is a beautiful sentimental kind of card!

Mimi said...

Very nice!

Linda said...

Barbra this is the most beautiful gift book I have seen. I love the soft romantic covers and the delicate bird, flowers and birdhouse inside. Bravo! Bellamissimo!

Angie said...

What a beautiful surprise on the inside of this card! Well done...

Anonymous said...

This is really beautiful, Barbara! You are right, it does look like a lot of work, but if the results come close to yours, I know it will be worth the effort! Thank you for sharing! Phyllis

pwrench40@hotmail.om

Frann said...

An outstanding and amazing card! Simply gorgeous. I will have to make one!

Tigerberry said...

Barbara, what a beautiful book/card. Great idea and thanks for the instructions. The embossing is beautiful.

KristiDaroci said...

stunning project! You amaze me!

Anita Braddock said...

what an Amazing Book the layering is Beautiful. each element has such great Detail and love thanks for sharing.

Eliza said...

wow, wow, wow this book card is amazing your creative skills are on fire. Such detail in every page, it has been such a pleasure to see a masterpiece like this one.

Thanks for sharing.

Eliza

E. Marie said...

Barbara, this is gorgeous. I love the look of this fold and your coloring is stunning.

Gerlinde said...

What a beautiful card! Love the images and your coloring!

dmbennett said...

Gorgeous card. Love everything about it. The details and all the wonderful coloring.