Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Nevermore Fun Fold Card and Blog Hop

Welcome to our Holiday Expressions Blog Hop!  We will be featuring items that can be found in our Holiday Expressions mini catalog.  If you have come here from Michelle's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. 

I decided to feature the Nevermore paper pack.  I got the idea for this fun fold card from the Autumn 2015 CardMaker Magazine on page 83.  I have some instructions below on how you can make your own card.

 Here are some different views of the card.  You can see how the card folds.  
Now "Hop" on over to Jen's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the papers featured in the Holiday Expression book are only available until December 31st.  You can see the whole catalog here.  

Here is how to make this fun fold card:
Cut an 11 3/4" x 6" out of B&T paper.  
With the long edge horizontal, score at 3 1/4" and 5" on the CTMH score board. Turn the paper and score at 3 1/4" and 5" again.  Fold panel along score lines, creating valley folds at first and last scorelines and mountain folds at the center score lines.
Cut a zip strip to 11 3/4" and score the same way.  Attach to the bottom of the card.
Cut 3 Spider Webs from Black CS at 4 1/2" (Artbooking, pg 54, Real Dial Size)
Cut Boo from Black CS at 1 1/4" (Artbooking, pg 54, Real Dial Size)
Cut 2 circles at 3 1/4" and 1 circle at 4" from the grey B&T.
Cut 1 circle from Whisper CS at 2 1/2" to stamp your Little Monster on.
Cut shape for Spooky Cute stamp from Eggplant at 1 1/2" (Artfully Sent, pg 29)
Layer the 4" B&T grey circle behind one spider web for the front of the card.  Attach the stamped Whisper circle to the front.  Stamp Happy Halloween on the 3 1/4" B&T circle and attach Boo to the other 3 1/4" circle. Attach these to the front of the spider webs.  
Adhere layered spider webs to card as shown lining them up so they match, creasing along score lines of left and right panel.
Tip:  Make sure your spider webs are all lined up before you adhere anything to them or adhere them to the card.  They are not symmetrical and you'll want them to "disappear" when the card is closed.