Thinking of YOU

Hi friends! I’ve fallen a little behind in sharing my Prickley Pear Stamps samples created for the Hochanda show in early September. We’ve been moving and thankfully we’re finally feeling like we’re getting settled in our house after being full-time RVers since March 2016. Moving is always hard, and the older we get the harder moving is on us, and we feel like we’ve made the right decision to sell the fifth wheel and settle down in a house.

I’ve popped in this morning to share a fun fold called a front flap card that I created with the gorgeous Birdcage and Birdcage Winter 2 stamp sets. If you know me, you know that I LOVE fun folds and I’m always on the hunt for new ones to try! ;)

My inspiration for this fun card fold came from a Splitcoast Stampers newsletter a few months ago, and the tutorial is HERE if you’re interested! I created the base from my favorite white cardstock and used coordinating papers from a pretty 12×12 paper pad in my stash which I layered on light gray and teal cardstock. For the focal image, I stamped the bird in teal ink, and then stamped the birdcage in Versamark, heat embossed it in platinum embossing powder, and cut it with a circle die. I adhered it beneath a frame created with a stitched mini scallop die and a slightly smaller plain circle die. I adhered the focal image piece to the flap and affixed tiny iridescent gemstones around it.

I embellished the inside panel with the floral and gray cardstock, created the sentiment with a partial silver metallic quotation sticker and a die cut sentiment, and layered the panel on the teal cardstock.

And one more peek… absolutely loving how this turned out! This is one of my favorite stamp sets!

In closing, here’s a screenshot of Alex holding this card up during the Hochanda show! What a rush seeing my samples on air, lol!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #43 – Anything Goes
2. 613 Avenue Create: October Anything Goes w/ optional Winged Things (playing twist)
3. Moving Along With The Times: #123 – Animal(s) and/or Bird(s)

Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Dolphin cardstock, Stampin’ Up Pool Party cardstock, Colorbok Delilah designer paper
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Birdcage and Birdcage Winter 2 stamp sets
Ink: Versamark, Stampin’ Up Pool Party ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Circle STAX die, Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers die, Sizzix Celebration Words: Script die
Accessories: MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder, Tim Holtz Silver Metallic Quotation, Darice tiny smoke gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! And finally, we’d love to see you visit the Prickley Pear Stamps blog that’s in the process of being revived and become a Follower! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

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