Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Fancy Fold at Frilly and Funkie

Boy has the past two weeks flown by because it is already time for a new challenge at Frilly and Funkie.  For this challenge Sue has asked us all to create vintage or shabby chic projects with folds.

I decided to create an accordion card, which isn't the fanciest of folds but more interesting than an ordinary card.  The fun part of this type of card is that you can treat it a little like a mini album, so I did but I kept reminding myself of the postage costs and didn't get too carried away.

The covers have been punched with a Martha Stewart Around The Page Punch and all the papers are from a My Mind's Eye pad called Sunshine.  The big flower on the front was created using a variety of fabrics cut with the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die (more to come on this in a later post) and finished with a button for a centre.  I then added some pretty lace, a computer generated sentiment cut with the Spellbinders Square Fleur de Lis Nestabilities die and some Recollections pearl flourishes.

The first inside page features a filigree corner piece that I painted black, a vintage clock that I found online along with a vintage lady called Lilly Elise.  A pretty lace heart and little cluster of flowers completed this page.

The second inside page has a piece of word art that I created myself and cut with the Spellbinders Square Fleur de Lis Nestabilities die.  The flower is a metal piece that I painted black and then added a button for a centre.

The third inside page features some lace, a Recollections gem flourish and a tag from Create With TLC with a black gem from Michaels.

The final page has a flower cut from the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die with a pearl sticker for a centre and a message box cut from the Spellbinders Square Fleur de Lis Nestabilities die.

Many of the elements have been inked with Antique Linen Distress Ink and a black organza ribbon from Michaels holds the card together.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Anything Goes Challenge - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Die-ing for a Punch
Bastel-traum - Shabby Chic/Vintage
Card and Scrap - Lace or Ribbon
Emmas Cards UK - Die Cuts
Dream Valley Challenges - Fancy Folds
Penny Black & More - Dies & Punches
Corrosive Challenges - Fancy Folds
Hobby House Challenge - Vintage

The following items used to create my project come from the Frilly and Funkie Boutique where you will find items at least 20% less than the manufacturer's suggested retail price.


  1. LOVE how you've put this together Cec. From the front you can see a beautiful card, but open it out and it becomes a gift with so much to give. Some fantastic ideas here. Hugs, Jenny x

  2. Your card is gorgeous Cec!
    Beautiful colours and design:)
    Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap.
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  3. gorgeous and so much to look at a great style, thank you for joining us at the Hobby House for our 2nd challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  4. What a fantastic card! Love all the amazing embellishments! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

  5. Gorgeous creation, thank you for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts. Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  6. Hello Cec,

    Thank you so much for sharing your inspirational work with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  7. Beautiful card.
    Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap.

  8. thanks for sharing this wonderful card with grz Tom :-)

  9. Beautiful card,inside and out. Thank you for joining in Emmas crafty challenge. Good luck x

  10. Great card, thank you for joining us at Emma's Crafty Challenge xxx

  11. What an exquisite vintage card! Just beautiful! I especially love the delicate effect of the Martha Stewart punch! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

  12. Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along with us at the Hobby House
    Amanda DT :)


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