Saturday, January 23, 2016

Wind Beneath My Wings

Hello bloggers,

Thanks for stopping in today On December 29 I posted a card that featured a different type of fold. Click here to view that post. I mentioned that I would be sharing the dimensions and some photos explaining how this card is made. Well today is the day.

Here is a pic of the card totally assembled

Below is a diagram of the size, cuts and scores for the card base
  • For the score lines on the left side -  you will only score between the 2 cut lines.first score line -score from the top cut line to the bottom cut line.The next score line is 1 1/4" from the first score line, again scoring just between the cut lines.
  • For the score lines on the right side of the card - here you will only score between the top (or bottom of card) and the end of cut line. The next cut line score 1 1/4" from the first cut line on the right side, both top and bottom.

I have marked the score lines that should be a valley (V) or a mountain (M) fold. 
(Not included) Next I measured the inside areas and layered coordinating papers and then I added my stamped image and verse. When folded, this will fit in a 5"X 7" envelope.
BTW - this card will stand on its own. 

I hope you try this out. It's easy to make this card base and it is so unique.
It has become one of my fav's.

Here's another view of today's card that I made using this easy cut and fold.

Let me share a couple more views.

This one shows the card laid out flat. I put it on a piece of red CS so the card base wouldn't fade into the background. Not crazy with the red but it is what it is. It's just for the display here anyway. LOL

Below is the first view (same as above) of the card, standing upon its own. 

Well I hope you try this card shape out. It is a fun card.

Stamps:  Stampers Anonymous - Bird Crazy, Stampendous - Angel Wings Quotes, Lawn Fawn - A Birdie Told Me
Paper/Card Stock
: White CS, Lavender CS , Printed paper I made using Gelli Plate 
Ink: India Ink - Black
Dies Used:Sizzix- Bird Crazy Dies
Accessories: Acrylic paints, Elizabeth Crafts Borders

I am submitting this card in the following challenges:

  • Alphabet Challenge -  (W1 of 2) - X for Xtra Fold (#5)
  • Artbymiran Challenge  No.50 - (W1 of 2) - Anything Goes (#17)
  • Crafting-With-Friends -  (W2 of 2) Anything Goes (#153)
  • Creative Fingers -  No.101 - (W1 of 2) Anything Goes(#47)
  • Simply Papercraft - No. 21 (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes (#188)
  • The Stamping Boutique -  No.75 -  (W1 of 2) - Use Die Cuts/Punches (#11)
  • Crafty Girls Creations - Always Anything Goes (#137)
  • DL ART Thursday Challenge Monthly Challenge: Always Anything Goes (#218)
  • Hannah & Friends  #240 Die Cuts (W1 of 2) (#38)
  • Southern Girls 2W,1E,C10 Anything Goes (W1 of 2) (#41)

  • Thanks for stopping by on your busy day 


    Lori m said...

    Your cards are so adorable, so cute and perfect sentiment.

    Thanks for playing along over at DL.ART!

    Hugs, Lori m
    DL.ART DT Member

    Shona Erlenborn said...

    So cute Barb. Thanks for the directions - I hope to give it a try. The birds are a riot - Totally fun card!

    EdenLand Designs said...

    What a fun card!!! Love how you assembled it on the wacky folds :) I need to try this type of card....when I'm more awake and functional, lol. Thanks for the directions :) Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Fingers this week!
    Susan DT

    Claudia's kaartjes said...


    Great card. Lve the colours you used. Thanks for joining us at CWF.

    DT Crafting With Friends

    May I als you tu use this link to be able to participate to the challenge:

    Verna Angerhofer said...

    Wonderful cards and I love the sentiment you used with the cute birds.

    Chrissy said...

    I love these birds..what a great card and fabulous colouring.
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Southern Girls challenge..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Unknown said...

    Awesome card love the crazy birds, thank you for sharing with us at Simply Papercraft - good luck
    Lyn - DT

    Helen said...

    Great card - love that fold.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafting With Friends.

    Helen x

    aussie aNNie said...

    Beautiful creation. So much to look at here, stunning...thanks so much for sharing at our current challenge of anything goes...good luck in the draw.
    {aNNie Southern Girls Challenge DT Member}

    Tina said...

    lovely card, I like this fold...thanks for sharing at the stamping boutique


    Tina said...

    simply adorable, love this fold to...thanks for sharing at the stamping boutique


    Stempelhexe said...

    Was für ein herrliches Kärtchen, danke fürs deine Teilnahme bei Hanna and Friends.

    Liebe Grüße

    Karen Oliver said...

    What a lovely card, lots of extra little details. Those birds always make me smile Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge.

    Cazro said...

    Wow, A great construction, thanks for the tutorial. Great new fold. A super fun card. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz DT

    ** Line** said...

    Thanks for joinimng us at Hanna& Friends with your lovely card
    hugs Line