Thursday, 1 February 2018

Fabulous fancy folds with the Crafty Gals Corner

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This week we are letting our creative juices flow with
Challenge #158 - Anything Goes

The sponsor for this challenge is:

Prize: $15 Gift Certificate


Today I have used the PURE Innocence digital stamp from The Paper Shelter, our generous sponsor this week, to make a swing easel card.

The fancy folds give fabulous dimension and fold flat for mailing.

Let's start at the very beginning, a very good place to start...

You may have noticed that I love fancy folds, so I surfed the internet to learn about the swing easel fold.  I sized the image panel to be a comfortable size to colour then sized the layers to suit.  I printed the image on X-Press It blending card, heat set then coloured with Copic markers.  
I added a touch of sparkle to the wings and butterflies using a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.

I cut the cardstock and patterned paper panels, then cut and scored the base before adhering everything together.  I finished it off with a cluster of flowers to match the patterned paper and some foliage punched out of black card stock.

Here are some more pics of this fun fancy fold.
Just click on the image if you want to see them in more detail.



The Paper Shelter - digital stamp -  PURE Innocence
Copic markers - skin - E0000-000-000-02
Copic markers - lips - R81-83
Copic markers - eyes - YG03-17-67
Copic markers - hair - E30-31-33-35-37-39
Copic markers - RV0000-000-00 + Y0000 + YG0000 + E0000
Copic markers - robe - RV00 + R81-83-85-89
Copic markers - rock - E81-84-87-89 + E42
Copic markers - water - BG70-72-75-78
plus Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush sparkle
Copic markers - butterflies - RV00 + R81-83-85 + YG61-63-67
plus Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush sparkle
Sizzix Big Shot
Couture Creations - Intricutz Dies - Script Happy Birthday
Kaisercraft - #me collection - Dreams
Kaisercraft - paper blooms - Iceberg
Kaisercraft - mini paper blooms - Iceberg
Fiskars squeeze punch - Limited Edition - Branching Out
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the sentiment

Sending a big Thank You to The Paper Shelter for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #158 with us at the Crafty Gals Corner.
I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge - Challenge #61 - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge - February Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft - 1st February Challenge #02 - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Week 452 - Old Favourites
since the 1st time I tried them, I have been addicted to Fiskars squeeze punches,
one favourite today is my Branching Out Limited Edition squeeze punch,
the other is the pretty cluster of paper blooms by Kaisercraft
Always Fun Challenges - Challenge 43 - Monsters or Fairies
CCC Digi Creations - Challenge #88 - Anything Goes
Colouring In Scrapland - January Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Things With Wings
Crafty Catz Challenge BlogChallenge #401 – Anything Goes
optional theme Something New - I have used a new fold & new patterned paper
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog - Challenge 76 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments Challenge Blog - Challenge #135 - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Craft Challenges - Wk 05 - Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - PIP Challenge 1804 - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - Challenge 365 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge - Week 3 - 19 Jan - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Challenge #280 - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Challenge #133 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says: Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Challenge #324 - Birthday Card
Through The Craft Room Door - TTCRD Anything Goes Challenge January 30
Time Out Challenges - Challenge #101 - Inspired By Words
Our current challenge is to create a project based on the following quote
- using any word or the whole phrase:
it goes against everything I was taught as a child, but I do love blue & green together


  1. Super designed card, gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Allsorts. Xxx

  2. Hi this is a gorgeous card I love it. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge Blog for challenge 401 the theme is Anything Goes with the optional theme of Using Something New and the sponsor is Bugaboo Digi Stamps. Hugs Jackie (DT)

  3. Stunning swing easel card Tracy! Gorgeous coloring on this sweet image! Great papers and matching flowers! Thanks for joining our ATG challenge at QKR Stampede!

    Brenda DT

  4. Oh my goodness your colouring skills are incredible, especially the hair, so much detail and texture. I've never made a card like this, the folding design is so clever and your paper and flowers go so beautifully with the sweet image. So glad you joined us at TIME OUT!

    1. Thank You Shona :)
      The hair has six colours, I usually go light to dark then back to light again. The swing easel fold is surprisingly easy to do, just a couple of partial cuts and strategic scoring and you're done. I hope you give it a try.

  5. Beautiful easel card and ash adorable image. Thank you for sharing with us at CCC Digi Creations and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x

  6. Really beautiful design!
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) xxx

  7. She is the sweetest fairy, and I love your swinging card. Wonderful! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede Challenge Blog. Julie, DT member

  8. Very pretty! Thank you for joining us at CCC Digi Creations. Cindy (DT)

  9. Such a sweet fairy, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  10. So Stunning ... love the image and beautiful paper .
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenge"
    Regards Rose DT xx

  11. Cute image! I really like the colouring and the style of card is fun! Thanks for joining the Creative Moments Challenge.

    Creative Moments Design Team

  12. Wonderful "fancy fold" creation! Thank you for sharing with us at The Paper Shelter!!

  13. Great project thanks for joining in at Crafting by Designs

  14. Love the fancy fold and you have coloured this image beautifully. Thank you for joining in The Paper Shelter Challenge this time. Hope to see you again and good luck. Thank you for using one of our digis this time too.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    The Paper Shelter DT

  15. wow!! great project with cute it! Thank you for playing with us this week at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge. Hope to see you again.
    Jill ~ DT

  16. Amazing creation, I love this fold and awesome coloring on this adorable image. Thanks so much for playing in our Birthday Challenge at The Paper Shelter. Hugs:) Audrey DT

  17. so cute! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  18. gorgeousssssss Tracy
    Thanks for join us at
    {ScrapbookStampSociety DT Member}
    Hope to see you again and goodluck

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  19. Hello… Thanks for joining the ‘Anything Goes’ challenge at Crafty Friends with your lovely card.
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  20. Your card is beautiful, Tracy. Love the fancy fold, the lovely papers and the colouring of your sweet girl.
    Lena ~ DT

  21. Absolutely stunning work. Love the image, design and colours. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for

  22. Gourgeous card, I really love It! Thank you so much for joining us at Colouring in Scrapland and... Congrats! ;)
    Please, contact Anna as son as you can!
    Big hugs! xoxo


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