Monday, May 23, 2011

Happy Everything!

Well, it's challenge time over at Happileigh Scrappin'.  Yay!!!  =D  This week Leigh came up with a great challenge: Special Folds.  That means we want to see anything except the traditional one-fold card.  Otherwise, it's wide open.  It could be a gate-fold, a tri-fold, an easel card....or not a card at all.  What about a matchbox or a carton?  The possibilities are endless!

I decided to try a new fold called a Spring Card.  I found the tutorial over at Split Coast Stampers.

I love this card because it folds flat, but when you pull it out of the envelope it pops up.  How fun, right? I used Leigh's Happy Everything Vase, which can be found here in the floral section of her store.  I also used some flowers from her Tea Party set.  The flowers were all colored using Spica Markers, Glaze and Souffle pens.  Paper is from Prima's Sasha Collection.  Papers and card folds edged with pink chalk ink.  The flowers on the bottom corners were made using a Cuttlebug Quilled Rose/Carnation Kit.  I was really excited how they turned's a close up.

It took a couple of tries for me to figure out how the kit works, but I'm happy with the results. =D I added a yellow gem to the center of the flower, and some stickles to all leaves.

Well, that's it for my creation!  Head on over to the Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the Happi Sisters came up won't be sorry!  Remember, you do not need to use a Happileigh Scrappin' image to enter the challenge, but if you do your entry will be counted twice!  If you don't have any Happileigh Scrappin' images you can find some freebies here, or you can head to the store here.  Leigh's still having a spring three, get one free.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I'm also entering this into the Fab 'n' Funky Make Your Own Blooms challenge.


Made by Mandy said...

Starla that is such a pretty card and of course the digi is lovely. Love the bright colours you have used and well done on your flower, it looks great in those papers too.

Love Mandy xxx

Vicki said...

Cool beans on the handmade flowers!! They turned out great. Now I'll have to get my kit out and try it!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

i just love, love, love the colors. it's soooooooooo bright & cheery. absolutely fabulous dahlink!

hugs :)

Scrappin Chris said...

Starla, I love your card. Sooo cute

heidy said...

Very cute card!
Thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week!

Sara I. said...

Awesome fold gf! Love all the bits of sparkle :) Love it!

Cely said...

I love the colors! Reminds me of wedding jordan almonds! :D

Rosie said...

I love untraditionaly folded cards and such! I'm just terrible at doing it! Everything always comes out crooked for me. My sister laughs at me because I have a couple of paper trimmers and one of them has a scoring blade and you would think with the rulers and things to hold down the paper it would come out perfect...yeah no I'm apparently paper folding challenged! lol So how are you feeling? I'm starting not to feel so good again now that I had breakfast. I'm thinking it must be a bug, not pregnancy!

Rosie said...

I admire your outlook on everything that you've gone through! One of my best friends ever just went through the same thing a couple months ago. God knows what's best and what to do for you though! That's what I believe anyway! Take care and keep me posted!

Kirei na Kami said...

What a FABULOUS creation!!! I love the cheerful colors and all those wonderful blossoms!!! A super fun card!!!


jenlynnie said...

very pretty card. love all the colors. i have been wanting to try this fold.