This week's set of cards for the shut-ins I send happy mail to features a fun fold using instructions from Connie Stewart's YouTube channel. I follow several SU! demonstrators for fun fold ideas, and Connie is one of them. She just called this a 5-minute fun fold card, so I don't have a special name for the card design, but it's basically a z-fold card with a panel that is scored and glued down on the left side of the card (like a library fold card). Here's a link to her video if you'd like to learn how to make the card base: (1) Want A Refreshing Craft? Make These Two 5 Minute Fun Fold Cards - YouTube
I had some lovely floral paper from SU! in my stash, and I decided it was time to use it rather than "saving" it for something special. My shut-ins ARE special, and I love it when I can make them something lovely to brighten their day. So after choosing the design paper, I then chose some coordinating card stock for the base of the card and set to work following Connie's instructions on how to create the card.
For embellishments, I added some butterfly die cuts from SU!'s retired Butterfly Brilliance set and used Hero Arts' Blessings stamp and cut set for the "sending blessings" sentiment. I stamped the word "sending" and then die cut the word "blessings" out of adhesive-backed foam.
For the back of the card, I used scraps from the pieces I had cut for the rest of the card and then did a print and cut of Psalm 90:14: "Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days." The word art for the verse came from a file I purchased in the Silhouette Design Store. I decorated the backs of the cards with some foliage I had stamped and die cut using SU!'s retired Forever Fern and Splendid Thoughts sets.
Challenges I'm entering:
Anything Goes with a Fun Fold for Creative Creases #62 (secretstamper.com): ATG with a fun fold (ends 8/4/23) Debbie, thanks so much for the Butterfly Brilliance and Forever Fern sets!
Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero: July 2023 Challenge | Hero Arts: Here Comes the Sun. I used "Blessings" stamp and cut set for the sentiment on the front of the card (ends 8/6/23)
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog: ATG (4/6; ends 8/11/23)
simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/: ATG (3/5; ends 8/1/23)
Word Art Wednesday: ATG (3/5 for the week and 8/10 for the challenge; ends 8/1/23)
Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges: Anything Flies (3/5; ends 7/28/23)
Butterfly Challenge (butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com): Flowers with butterflies (unlimited entries; ends 8/14/23)