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May 4, 2024

Graduation Card with More Than One Fold

Happy Saturday and welcome!

A new theme starts today at Allsorts challenge and Liz is hosting this week. For her optional theme she selected "More Than One Fold" but it's just an option as all of your new crafty makes (up to 3) are welcome and we'd love to see them. All will be entered into the prize drawing or considered for the Top 5. Prizes for weeks 778 and 779 come from Oakwood and Highlight Crafts. Look for the winners post on the last Friday of the month. 

I don't often make cards with more than one fold but there is no denying that there is something special about those fancy folds. And since my daughter is graduating from Highschool later this month I thought she would appreciate a fancy fold card so that is what I made :)

I combined stamps from Visible Image and Aall and Create.

My image panel was started with a smooshed background using Picked Raspberry and Blueprint Sketch Distress inks. Next I stamped the clocks from the Aall and Create set Clocks and Flowers using SU's Bashful Blue ink. The typewriter and " chapter" stamps are from the Visible Image set One Kind Word. The Aall and Create bird from the set Follow Your Own Path was stamped on a separate piece of card stock then colored and fussy cut. I wanted to stay with a blue and pink color combo so I only used those colors along with black soot ink to color the bird. I added a circle die cut for a little more interest then added the bird with foam tape. The little bird on the right side is also from the Aall and create set Follow your own path.

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"Congratulations" and "Happy Graduation" sentiments are oldies from Whimsy stamps.

A view from the side:
And here is the inside. I managed to get a small ink blodge inside while inking around the edges and so I decided to use a stencil by Stampers Anonymous to add more blodges :) I also used another stamp from the Follow Your Own Path set on the bottom right stamped with light blue ink. 
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I'm sure most of you are familiar with the Easel card fold, but if you're looking for instructions you can find them here at Splitcoast Stampers. Mine is a little larger than the card in the tutorial and measures 6" square when closed so I started out with a 6x12 inch cardstock piece for the base which I scored at 6" and 3", then added my card front and the inside. I definitely think the easel card style is one of the easier "fancy folds" so if you have never tried it I do recommend giving this one a try.

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Mervi said...

Stunning card with gorgeous stamps and colours, wow;-))m

Joanne said...

I have never made an easel fold card but I do enjoy some of the fancier folds when I want to get a bit fussier and make the card a little something extra special-- like you did!

Sarn said...

What a fab easel card - perfect for your daughter's graduation. A real keepsake. xxx

Liz said...

Great easel card, Ellie. I love all the different sentiments. My sure your daughter will be thrilled to receive it.
Liz xx

Sarah said...

What a wonderful graduation easel card Ellie. Lovely inspirational sentiment stamps too.

Gail said...

Perfect graduation card!
She will love it!
I really like the colors you've used!
Very eye catching!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Congrats to your daughter for her coming Graduation! You made a lovely easel card for her, love so much the sweetness of the colours and the sentiments! Great design with those beautiful stamps!

Debbie Mageed said...

Wow, Ellie, your graduation card is beautiful! Fun folds are a perfect choice when the card needs to be special, so I'm sure this card will be treasured! And another feature of your card that I love is using lots of sentiments. Why use one when you can add even more! Thank you for playing with the Creative Creases Challenge, and I hope you can join us again soon. We really appreciate your support!
Debbie, DT
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brenda said...

Love the colour palette you used Ellie and what a perfect personalised card for your Daughter.

B x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Fun imagery and I love the inky background for this fabulous Graduation card. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

Donna Walls said...

Fabulous Easel card for a special Graduate. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Funday Challenge, and sharing your lovely card.
Donna xx
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Pauline C said...

Fab combination of stamps and colours on this Ellie to make a really memorable and outstanding graduation card .. I’m sure your daughter will love it!
Pauline xx

Crafty Pink Pixie said...

Awesome card! I love the colors and the cool background you created! Thanks for joining the Ai Challenge! -Tasha

Pamela said...

thank you for sharing this wonderful celebration card with us at C4Galz

kiwimeskreations said...

What a fabulous card Ellie - love the blue and pink colours together! Your use of the stamped elements is really eye-catching.

Linby said...

Brilliant combination of stamps and touch of colour for this amazing card for your daughter. Where does the time go - graduation!

Rae said...

Fantastic Graduation card, Ellie. I love the eclectic feel of your easel card. And, that "smooshed" background is incredible.
Thank you for joining us this challenge. Hope to see you next round.
Rae in Reno, DT
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Darlene said...

WOW! What a fabulous card ... you are so creative! Love it! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Triple B challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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valscraftings said...

Thank you for joining in our challenge this month with your wonderful project!
DT – Val, Nan, Leigh, Cat