This card is from a swap I did with my “Flo-Mo” friends. The “Flo-Mo” as we call ourselves, is a group of Stampin’ Up friends, uplines and sidelines where some of us are in St Louis, Missouri and some are in Florida. Today’s card was done by my good friend from Florida, Jackie Hardy. I shared my card from this swap with you the other day and you can see it by clicking here!
Since I am originally from Florida, this card really caught my eye. The Seaside Shore stamp set is one of my favorites. I admit I buy every beach, seaside, shell or lighthouse stamp set Stampin’ Up makes! But this stamp set is really special because the images are so versatile.
Our theme for the swap was fancy folds and this card is certainly that! In our group, Jackie is well known for her great and innovative cards. When Jackie isn’t touring the country in one of her Mini Coopers, she is creating beautiful cards and sharing them with others.
This fold comes in the envelope flat, but with the use of tabs and slits, you can make it into a very pretty card that will stand up n nicely on a shelf or desk. I tried to show a little bit of how the tab goes into the slit in the above picture. Once you get it inserted all the way in, it doesn’t show and you have a great 3-d effect on this card. The image below shows the card with both pieces out. As you can see, the design leaves you plenty of room inside for adding your sentiment and a signature. The card also shows off a lot of In Colors, which makes it a great display card.
After trying a z-fold card myself and getting all these new ideas in a swap, I high recommend giving fancy fold cards a try. Once you get the hang of cutting and scoring, they are a lot of fun. And Pinterest has tons of ideas. Just search fancy fold cards and it will bring up plenty of ideas. A big thanks to Jackie for letting me share her card with you today.
Papers: By the Shore DSP, Dapper Denim, Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, So Saffron, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Stamps: Seaside Shore
Tools: Dies by the Dave, Big Shot, Stampin Score