It’s time for the Friday Stamp-Off! I’m very happy with my entry this week, because I didn’t think I was going to make it. Susan & Jackie both said, “Hey, if you need more time, we can reschedule.” Aren’t they amazing?? But I was able to squeak out a card while Amelia took her very short nap today.
This week’s challenge is a Fun Fold. There are so many possibilities with this one. I thought about a pleated card (I haven’t done that one yet), or another collar fold. I even tried to get info from Susan & Jackie so I wouldn’t duplicate their ideas. Susan showed me her card, and you need to be sure to check her blog because it’s amazing! Jackie was very secretive. She only gave up a few folds she didn’t do, so be sure to check her blog because – well, because, like Susan, she’s always amazing.
Finally I decided to do a Swinging Z-fold card. Dawn Griffith showed a super cute set of Z-fold cards at #OnStage2016 using the stamp set she helped design – One Wild Ride. (That’s a perk for being a $1,000,000 seller.) So I thought a Z-fold would be fun. And my friend Deborah Smart just posted a Swinging Z that was so cute. So – swinging Z it was. I checked Splitcoaststampers for instructions, printed out six pages, and then realized I’ve made this before.
Back in the day, we called it a “Flip Flop” card. And – wait. We have a die for that. Instead of cutting and measuring (or maybe the other way around would work better), I’d just use our last remaining flip flop card die (which is retiring in a couple weeks, so order it now.)
So here it is – my “Swinging Z, Flip Flop, Circle Card Thinlits card.” This is the front.
I used a stamp set from the new annual catalog – Sitting Here – for the images, and the new Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper for the two sides. This is such a gorgeous pack of paper. I love the colors and the designs, don’t you?
Here’s the card opened.
I was going to use a sentiment from the Sitting Here set, but “thinking of you” from Teeny Tiny Wishes seemed to fit a little better.
If you don’t have the Circle Card Thinlits, you should order them now. They’ll be retiring May 31 to make room for lots of new thinlits and framelits in the new catalog. The 1-3/4″ Scallop Punch that I used for the images is also retiring, so don’t miss out! Order today!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!