Friday, March 02, 2012

Don’t Be Blue–C4C #126

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It’s time again for that crazy challenge, Crazy 4 Challenges! Today, Frances is challenging us to make a fun fold card. You can get all the details at the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.

OK, I knew this was coming at some point, LOL! Frances LOVES fancy folded cards and wants us to as well :) I’ve truly been meaning to make one of these cards but just never got around to it. Now I have and I have to admit it was sorta fun ;-)

I’m using
MFT’s soon to be released set, Umbrella Die-namics and Stamp Set. Super cute sentiments and an adorable umbrella die! I decided to make my umbrella one of those vinyl rainbow types, so first of all, I cut out the umbrella base with some acetate card stock.


Then I cut out the individual rib sections in rainbow colors and adhered them on. Good thing about the acetate is you can scoot the rib pieces around a little bit for accurate placement.

Here’s the finished umbrella, up close. How sweet is that?????


I also thought it would be cute to create a little scene—you know I like to do that :) So, blue patterned paper background, green grass using Die-namics Fresh Cut Grass, some clouds using Die-namics Flat-Bottom Clouds, and a Die-namics Sunshine sun. I tied some twine around on top of the grass strip, added a button and a Die-namics First Place Award Ribbon fishtail for the sentiment.

And here’s the inside with another sentiment from the set.


Here are the Die-namics dies I used on this card.





Flat Bottomed Cloud Die-namics

And that's all for me for me! Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team has for you!

THEN, you know what to do--we'd love to have you come along and play with us. Just do your thing with the challenge and link it to Mr. Linky on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Please link directly to your project. And, if you upload to a public gallery, please use the key word C4C126.


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Stamps: Umbrella Stamp Set (MFT)
Paper: Whip Cream; Acetate card stock (Flourishes) Old Olive, Marina Mist, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, and Riding Hood Red (SU!); On the Bright Side - One 6 x 6 (MME)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; Sunshine, Flat-bottom Clouds, Fresh Cut Grass, Umbrella, First Place Award Ribbon Die-namics dies (MFT); twine, button, foam dots, sewing machine



  1. Love how you've created the umbrella :)

  2. Gorgeous card!!! I just LOVE the new umbrella die cut - it looks fantastic on the acetate.

  3. I just LOVE your creations... and this one is perfect too! The Vinyl look of your unbrella is soooo cute! Then your whole card is just beautiful... Love the whole look!

  4. Hehe you know me well! Love the clear acetate base of the umbrella

  5. REALLY dang cute! LOVE the acetate for the umbrella!

  6. This is gorgeous!!! Love the acetate umbrella!

  7. HA! That DARN FRANCES!!!! I have been threatening to make a center step card and now I HAD TO! LOL

  8. I just saw this at SC. I really love this. Thanks for presenting those wonderful dies so beautifully. I hope I can find a tutorial on this folded (step?) card.

  9. no one receiving this card could be blue....this is such a happy card

  10. This is so neat! I love how you used the acetate, it looks fabulous and also the dimension on the sun. Just such a great card!


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