Sending Hugs Across the Miles

2/8/21 Rising Star at A Place To Start!
2/8/21 Top Pick at Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges!

Hi everyone! A big Happy Friday to you! I hope you have something fun planned for this weekend! I’m sitting here chuckling while I’m posting another front step card fold… one yesterday and one today! Well, who am I kidding?! I LOVE this fold and it has quickly become my ‘go-to’ fun fold since discovering it last summer! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! This card is for The Outlawz January Freebie/Progressive Challenge where Jan’s Digi Stamps is our sponsor this month! Those of us who regularly play in this challenge were gifted the gorgeous Fall PEAR-fection digital image along with a sentiment that I used on the back of my card.

Pink and green is one of my all-time favorite color combos. I branched out a bit this time and went with a salmon-pink card base and green paper layers – and I love it! I printed the image on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, colored it with alcohol markers, cut it with a stitched oval die and layered it on a slightly larger stitched oval die cut. I stamped the sentiment across the top in dark green ink and added some salmon-pink Sprinkles in the corners.

For the back panel, I printed the sentiment on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, trimmed it and added strips of green paper and salmon cardstock across the top.

And one more peek… I’m sure you can see why this fold is one of my favorites! It’s different, it’s versatile and I love that it folds flat for mailing!

Sharing in these additional challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #1 – January 2021 Anything Goes
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #1-2021 – Anything Goes
3. A Place To Start: #1 – January 2021 Anything Goes
4. Classic Design Challenge: #1 – January Anything Goes
5. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #582 – Anything Goes
6. Creative Moments: #206 – Anything Goes
7. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: January 2021 Anything Goes
8. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #149 – 6th Birthday Celebration/Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Watermelon Wonder and Flirty Flamingo, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Color Me Autumn DSP
Stamps: Jan’s Digi Stamps Fall PEAR-fection digital image and sentiment, My Favorite Things Lots of Hugs stamp set
Ink: Nuvo alcohol markers- 410, 412, 405, 373, 374; Spectrum Noir alcohol marker- IG1; Faber-Castell May Green Artist Pitt pen; Stampin’ Up Mossy Meadow ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers dies
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Doodlebug Design Sprinkles Tangerine Assortment

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come join us in The Outlawz Challenges! Lots of fun going on! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

10 thoughts on “Sending Hugs Across the Miles

  1. Had a catch-up here ogling your latest pretty cards, love the box fold but also the CAC Stacey die shaped one too. I have that die set and need to use it more, thanks for the reminder. Beautiful coloring on your images as well! XOX

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  2. Leslie, You have me sold on your card fold… This is one I need to try! Thank you for sharing your striking creation with us at Jan’s Digi Blog challenge. Join us each month for a NEw challenge. Stay safe and happy crafting!
    Hugs,
    Jan
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan’s Digi Stamp Shop)

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  3. Sheryl Hare

    Another fantastic card I too must try this fold . Nice to see another of Jan’s images being used.
    Me again Leslie, I love the design of this card and that fabulous paper is the perfect compliment for the adorable image.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Jan’s Digital Stamp Challenge, looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx
    Jan’s Digital Stamps DT
    Cat Crazy Craft Corner – My Blog

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  4. Chana Malkah Harris

    I love this fold! I like designs that allow the card to be easily displayed! Thanks for a fun and beautifully crafted response to our challenge at 613 Avenue Create!
    Hugz,
    Chana Malkah, Owner

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  5. Chana Malkah Harris

    Congratulations! You were chosen as a Rising Star for the week of January 11th – 17th at A Place To Start! Please stop by our blog and grab your badge. We hope you will join us in our February Sketch Challenge!

    The Resident Design Team

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