Fun fold time!!!
Love this type of card especially at Easter for a fun spring look. I was hesitant at first due to the cutting but once I did it....it was EASY!
Here are some quick steps. I started with a piece of 5.5 x 11 110lb Recollection card stock in white. This stock is so sturdy and is great for folds such as these. It allows the card to really stand well and not be floppy. This is my new go to for bases with fun folds. Warning though...it is hard to score and you need to go over your lines a few times to be able to fold it but Oh My Gosh it is well worth it. It is available at Michael's in the larger packs for $12.99 but use a 40% coupon and it's quite a deal. Comes in white, cream and black. Ok ... back to steps..... You know what????? I stink at this so I'm going to take a shortcut and have you follow the directions of "Our Daily Bread". You can find it HERE . They have the easiest directions with a photo for reference. Of course you still need the measurements for decorating and I can help there!
For this card I used Hot Pink card stock for mats from a Recollections paper pack from Michael's. Its their smaller packs with I think 25 sheets for $3.99. The Zig Zag DSP was from open stock at Hobby Lobby. With Hot Pink you will need:
(2) pieces 1 3/8 x 4 3/8
(1) piece 2 1/4 x 4 3/8
(1) piece 7/8 x 5 3/8
With DSP you will need:
(2) pieces 1 1/4 x 4 1/4
(1) piece 2 1/8 x 4 1/4
(1) piece 3/4 x 5 1/4
The stamp is a Northwoods stamp from 2013. Love that little bunny!! The eggs are all out of scraps that I had and I used various dies. 1 was a small Sizzix 2 egg die and the other is a Egg nesting die that I bought on eBay a few years ago.
I glittered some of the eggs myself using Xyron sticker maker and some glitter. Not bad looking but what a mess. I probably should have bought sticker eggs LOL. The words are from Stampin Ups Hostess set Wacky Wishes. Love that set! Wish I owned it but I don't so I guess I'll have to keep borrowing it. Heehee. I didn't have an Egg die in the size I needed so I hand cut it. Uneven? Yes but I think it looks fine and I didn't want to change it to a circle when everything else is egg shaped.
I think I'm going to make up card kits for our gathering Friday night. The other cards we will be making are all Easter so what the heck maybe we'll do this one too. I'll cut everything out first though or it could be a long night of measuring and cutting. I guess if they want to make more of them they will just have to read my BLOG for directions! LOL
Well I have work to get done and then carding with the ladies. This weekend I hope to just stay home in my craft room and enjoy the beauty of the snow that we are suppose to be getting. Fresh snow always makes the old stuff already on the ground look nice and clean....and somehow puts me in a relaxing state. When nightfall comes you... go outside listen to the silence.. and just BREATHE.