Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Try Stampin on Tuseday #6......Parsian Breeze birthday

Afternoon Stampers,

I haven't blogged for a while due to be been very busy with work.
My husband and i are busy trying to get another new business off the ground, and are making the most of the last of the summer daylight by working late every night.
Which does not leave a whole lot of time for creating.
When i have been getting a little bit of time in my craft room,
i have been busy creating swaps for a SU regional training i'm attending in early April.
But i'm not sharing those until after the event.

This morning i did create a card as i have a birthday today for a very good friend's son.
I found a great fancy fold card i have wanted to have a go at.
I found it over on a great American blog.
A Stamp Above - Kelly Acheson
Click here to have a look at her original card.   
I had to adjust it a little bit to fit our card sizes, as the size given on the blog is for American paper sizing.

I paper pieced the present stack and coloured with my SU markers the rest of the areas.
i also used my all time favorite DSP's Parsian Breeze (hope it's spelt right), this DSP is a heavier weight than normal DSP, but i love this colour combination so much, the browns and the blues
Love, love, love it.
I only use this paper for special occasions as it is a retired DSP,  it came out in a mini last year

Here is the side view and the fancy fold 
I also made this to suit this weeks Try Stampin on Tuesday sketch

I normally don't do to much on the inside, but this time i went all out. i have to say i am very pleased with the finished item.

As i said,  i am going to enter this in this weeks challenge over at Try Stampin on Tuesday.
Here is this weeks sketch
I turned it sideways and put the scalloped part along the bottom
Go on over and have a look and join in, i dare you

Anyways i must get off here and go and do some ground work in the new place

Have a great afternoon.


  1. Cool card - I love step cards. And you used a great stamp set and colour combo. Thanks again for playing at Try Stampin'.

  2. I love this new (for me) card fold. And your total card came out beautiful -- even works for male card which I always have a hard time doing. Were you able to get this in SU's standard envelope size?

  3. Hi Sandi, yes this does fit into a standard SU envelope, but the one i made is a little wider than normal, but if you cut your A4 in half longways and then do the fold it fits perfectly

  4. Hi Sharna! I have seen this "fold" around on a few blogs just in the last few days ... but this is the first one that I have seen that gave me a good idea how to make it! So ... thanks for sharing! Love the design, too! hugs xxaxx

  5. Oh you have used my Favorite DSP! Pitty you can't get it any more:-( Your card turned out great love the paper piecing! Thanks for playing Try Stampin On Tuesday;-)

  6. Love this card well done, I have seen this fold around on a few blogs, where did you find the instructions