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Feb 2, 2010

DTC #44 - A new fold

Happy Tuesday!! Hope you're having a GREAT day and not too cold weather. It's been ok here, I am not quite ready yet for spring. I want to build one more snowman with the kids before the season is over.

I am however in the mood for more springy cards! I made this card for today's Digital Tuesday Challenge. Anjou is hour hostess and she wants us to try a different fold. While I searched the web of what to do, I came across the flap card and remembered that I wanted to do one before but then forgot about it. So here was my chance. It was actually really easy to do. If you'd like make one of these cards here is the link to the SCS tutorial by Rose Ann.
My card ended up being square though as I goofed with the measurements.

open view

Since I have been neglecting my Susie Squirrel images from the Digital Stamp Oasis for quite some time now, I decided to use one. It was colored using copic markers. Papers are from Stampin Up (chocolate chip and bashful blue prints). I embellished with some punched out flowers, tiny flatback pears, ribbon and stickles for the flowers. The sentiment is from a retired Stampin Up set. The cards stays closed with a small magnet button which I picked up at the local craft store. (Be sure to get the heavy duty ones because I know from experience that the other ones don't keep the flap down when the card is supposed to be closed. )

This card also fits these two challenges so I will be entering it too.
Cupcake Craft Challenge - four legged and furry
Cute Card Thursday - blooming gorgeous

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you'll play along with this fun challenge. We have a new sponsor too this week - Bee Crafty. They have some really cute digis in store.


cheryl said...

wow love this hun its gorjus,love the colurs and great image too wonderful detail hugs cheryl xxxx

Sandy O said...

Ellie, this is adorable. I love the way you added stickles to the flowers. It really make the image pop. I can see a coloring book being made out of it to go with the crayons.

Amazon sells really GOOD magnets that cost much less per magnet than the good ones at the LSS. If you look up magnets, they are from Magcraft. Just thought I would give you the heads up ;o)

Linanna DESIGNS said...

Ellie this is totally breathtaking the colour combination is so striking, i love that shade of blue. Such a gorgeous image too hunny!!! hope you have a lovely afternoon hugs Linda x

Steph said...

What gorgeous colours you've used!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

This is so cute, I love it. The little sprinkling of glitter on the flowers is a a beautiful touch.
Caroline xxx

Victoria said...

beautiful card and thanks for the link to the tutorial

Great to see you at Cupcake Crafts Challenge this week


dolls like us said...

Ellie I love your little squrrill it is so cute.

Mandy Schneider 97 said...

I love the colors and of course the image is fabulous...:)I love it..great job Ellie..

Deb said...

that is such a sweet card, love the style and fabulous image, many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs Debx

Shelly said...

Defo a good goof, this is just so pretty! Thanks so much for joining us at Cupcake this week!
Hugs Shelly ;)

Jennifer Scull said...

oh my goodness, isn't this just precious?! what fun colors, as well as a great card fold. you have done a brilliant job on this cutie!!! :)

Lori said...

Hi Ellie! Thanks for your super nice comment on my blog! I know what you mean, I thought it was going to be hard to make the flip flop card but it's actually SUPER'll be surprised. I read your bio and I TOTALLY agree with your philosophy..CUTE is what I love too! I love your little squirrel card...adorable and fantastic job coloring her!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Ellie, what a perfect card for our challenge! The image is so cute and your papers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Donna said...

Super sweet little card and beautifully embellished! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just love that image so cute...your fold is fab really different

hugs shell xx

Amy Johnson said...

Oh ellie, this is wonderful! I just love this image. Its one of my favorites of yours. Love all the blue! Great job!

Liza said...

Gorgeous work and a great design. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x