The Paper Players #498

Happy Sunday!  I hope everyone is recovering from the July 4th festivities! Ann is hosting a new challenge for us this week at The Paper Players, Fun and Fancy Folds.  This was truly a challenge for me….as you will rarely see me venture pass your basic card shapes.  While I love adding layers to my cards….they are usually all featured on one side!  I hope you will accept the challenge and come join us!

Since Fun and Fancy Folds are not in my normal tool box of toys….I ventured out to Google to see what caught my eye.  While, I love many of the free standing fun folding designs…..I do actually mail  my cards and don’t want them to appear possibly confusing to the recipient.  I went with a design featured on Michelle’s blog at Owl Star Stampers.  I went with this style of card, because it is super simple and allows me to add as many layers as I please!  Now, to the next challenging part….photographing said card!

The card actually opens from the right and the left.  I inked up the new Fabulous Flamingo stamp set and paired it with the Brushed Paper Collection.  The fun mix of pinks and greens was perfect for a tropical scene.  I stamped my flamingo in Intense Black ink and added color with Copics.  The flamingo was popped up with 3-D foam tape for added dimension.  I stamped my greenery frame with Fern ink, slightly overlapping the images.  I added in water at the bottom with Lagoon ink, sponging on additional ink to soften my stamped waves.  Here is a look at the complete stamp set-

This set is available with or without Thin Cut dies….I highly recommend the Thin Cuts…especially for those flamingo legs!  The card opens up to additional layers on the inside.  There is also plenty of room to add a gift card.

My inside sentiment is from the exclusive stamp set featured in the Craft with Heart cardmaking subscriptions.  The sentiment was perfect to coordinate with my You are Fabulous sentiment on the front.  We certainly need more fabulous people to spread some world kindness at the moment!

My favorite part about this card, it folds up to a standard A2 sized card!  No special envelopes or postage needed!  The base layer is 4 1/4″ by 8 1/2″, scored at 3″.  The inner base is 3″ x 8″, scored at 4″.  You can easily downsize the measurements to add as many layers as you would like.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

Z3743 Fabulous Flamingo Stamp Set w/Thin Cuts

Craft with Heart Cardmaking Subscription (inside sentiment)

CC6201 Brushed Paper Pack

CC6203 Brushed Coordinating Cardstock Pack

1385 White Daisy Cardstock

Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Z2850 Fern Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Z2895 Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Z4059 Crafty Loose Sequins

Copics R02, R32, RV10

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:

Cut It Up Challenges-Summer Color Palete-Turquoise, Hot Pink Coral, Yellow, Bright Green

Simon Says Stamp-Bright & Cheerful

Sweet Stampin-Holiday Destinations

Check out the other Paper Players Design Team member creations for more inspiration:

The Paper Players Design Team


LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Allisa Steinlicht (you are here)

Stef Perry

Mary Deatherage

Thanks so much for stopping by!

12 thoughts on “The Paper Players #498”

  1. Fabulous Allisa! I love the bright colours and cute flamingo and you totally nailed the fun fold! Great job!!

  2. This is awesome, Allisa! I love the bold, tropical pattern and that little flamingo is pretty…well, fabulous! Love the scene you created for him to strut his stuff on this fantastic fun fold card. Love it!

  3. What a beautiful summertime card! I love the flamingo image and the pattern paper! I'm saving this great fun fold design in my "Make It Later" Folder! Thanks so much for joining us the Cut It Up! Challenge!
    Rachelle – DT : )

  4. I'm with you I rarely make fun fold cards any more, but this is one I have used before, and I really like it. Your card is fabulous with the handsome flamingo and bright, tropical papers, plus wonderful sentiments! Totally gorgeous Allisa!

  5. I love this card! The colors, obviously! and you chose the perfect image to go with that beautiful paper. It will be fun for the recipient to unfold and find the message hidden inside. My hint for photographing cards that want to pop open is to close them with a little temporary adhesive, then remove it when I've finished taking the picture.

    Thanks for Celebrating Summer with our Color Palette at Cut it Up!


  6. And your card is fabulous. Nothing puts one in a summer festive mood like a delightful flamingo! Thanks for joining our Cut it Up Summer palette challenge.

  7. So pretty – your colors are wonderful and really scream SUMMMER!!! Love the flamingo on the front panel. This is one of my fave folds, too! 🙂

  8. Allisa, I love those gorgeous tropical papers and how you grounded your flamingo with the blue water. Fabulous fold indeed!

  9. I just love this FUN card! The color combo is so bright and cheery! A pink flamingo always makes things better! Have a great weekend!

  10. Wow! These papers are fabulous, Allisa! This is a stunning card. Love it! And truth be told, this is usually my "go-to" fun fold. Great job!


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