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I'm Lesley and I've been a crafter all my life. I discovered paper crafting about 30 years ago and this is now my great passion.

Wednesday 8 March 2023

Happy Birthday Showstopper card

 If you have someone special to make a card for, it might need to be a real showstopper and I think this one fits the bill. 

Fancyfold cards are my real favourites so I am always looking to try out new ideas. This fold started with a sketch by my fellow Stampin'Up! demo Lavanne Scwendemann but I had to add my own twist on her idea; changing dimensions and tweaking until I came up with this. It folds into 5 x 7 so it will fit a standard size envelope and is made from one sheet of card. As they say, it's all in the folds! It stands beautifully on its own and has a great 

I don't think it would have been so easy without my Trimmer that makes intricate cutting ands scoring a breeze. Its home is permanently on my desk or at my side to make a little more room. 

I've used the Abigail Rose DSP from Stampin'Up! again and employed the "Spotlight" technique on the dark brown papers. If you are not familiar with this, it just means highlighting part of a pretty paper layer by colouring it. I've used Petal Pink Stampin'Blends and accentuated the areas of the flowers where there is shading with the darker shade of pink. And it perfectlymatches the same shade in the DSP - this is one thing that I love about SU - everything matches.

I'm slowly destashing some of the stash I have in my craftroom that no longer gets used. If you like a crafty bargain look out for my posts on Facebook. 

This large skinny alphabet is a fairly new purchase and is great for personalising projects. It's called "Alphabet à la mode" and also includes foreign symbols/letters - great for me with my love of foreign languages and if you like a little "je ne sais quoi" added to your cards.

I'm trying to grow my YT channel so if you would like to try this fold, subscribe to me on YouTube and send me a private message with your email address so I can send you a copy of the template. I would love to hear if you make it and see your cards, too. 

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Thanks for stopping by,

À bientôt! / Bis bald 


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SU Products used:

Abigail Rose 12 x 12 DSP #159037

Petal Pink Stampin' Blends Combo pack #154893

Framed florets stamps #161815 

Early Espresso ink pad #147114

Crumb cake cardstock #121685

Early Espresso cardstock #121686

À la mode dies #160750

Paper trimmer #152392    Id be lost without this !!!! 

Simply shammy to clean stamps #147042

Paper snips scissors  #103579

Multi purpose liquid glue #154974

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