Thursday, November 13, 2008

Stamp Simply--- Fun Folds!

Hi all! It's Friday, which means it's time for a Stamp Simply Challenge! And, this one is extra fun because I used one of the new Flourishes stamp sets for it! Kind of two for one fun!

Sharon's Stamp Simply Challenge was to use a fun fold. Click HERE to visit Sharon's place for all the official details! The card could be anything except your regular old 4-1/4 by 5-1/2" A2 card. It could be standard card size but it had to have some sort of different fold! I thought and thought and decided - If I layer up some paper to create a card without it being standard - that might work! So.... here's a first look!


You might think that looks pretty standard but.... look again! The back of the card is a 5-1/2" by 4-1/4" piece. THEN, the card is created by wrapping a 3" by 8-1/2" piece around it scoring it at the 4-1/4" mark.

This is it from the inside! Ok, getting to the stamps! I used my Spellbinders Labels Two Nesties to create the centerpiece on the front of my card. Stamp the plate and silverware from the You Are Invited Set (brand new set from Flourishes!) in Versafine Black Onyx and cut out. Mat on a 2-1/4" square of Metallic Gold Card Stock. Weave through some black satin ribbon and add some gold self stick nail heads.

The inside was done by stamping the three glasses in a row using Lightning Black Brilliance ink. I also used this ink for the Damask pattern on the front of my card. The shimmer matches the Stardream paper PERFECTLY! It rocks! The saying, "You Are Invited" was stamped at the top using Black Onyx Versafine ink. Here's a closeup of the flourished silverware. So classy looking.... don't you think? Me thinks so!
And, here's a close up of the classy little glasses! They are perfect for this time of year! Love the idea of using them for a dinner party invite!



So, that's it my friends! Be sure to check out what the Stamp Simply gals cooked up this week!
Check out Sharon Johnson's sample here.
Check out Cathy Tidwell’s sample here.
Check out Jennifer Buck’s sample here.
Check out Janine Orchard’s sample here.
Check out Tammy Hershberger’s sample here.
Check out AJ Otto’s sample here.
Becky Oehlers has visitors this week — have fun, Becky!
Dee Jackson is taking a much need break — get some rest, Dee!


And.... if you want to see more talent in action, visit these ladies on the Flourishes DT and Blog Team! They have quite the samples for the last day of our release week blitz!

Cindy Lawrence -- she has fabulous blog candy too!
And... check out the Flourishes Newsletter for more great samples!

As always, if something I design inspires you when you hit the Flourishes store, remember to use the promotional code juliek! There's even a huge sale - you can get 10% off all three sets when you buy the new release bundle! You can click HERE to see all the other goodies that are on sale too! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Edited to Add: My mom has blog candy up for grabs in honor of her Blogoversary! Go send her some LOVE and sign up for her fun goodies!!! Click HERE.


p.s. I might be down for the count for the next few days... my kiddos took me and hubby to family skate night tonight and, I mean to tell you, I am walking like an 80-year-old after skating for two hours! Call me crazy but I want to go back for more! It was a blast! :-) It was Ellie's (my five year old) first time skating and I wish you could have seen the look of determination on her face! She was bound and determined to get this skating thing down!! Hilarious!

32 comments:

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

LOVE your card Julie -- SUPER classy!!! Your card design is FABULOUS -- very, very creative!!! Great, rich colors and those new Spellbinders are perfect here!!! Wonderful sample -- thank YOU so much!!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Skating...oh man I feel your pain girl! I'm glad dh loves to do those things, because I don't. Not at all.

You card is fabulous! So elegant and classy and I love the way it opens....so unique!

catdidit said...

Well this is the neatest thing Julie! So very classy and elegant looking with the colors you have used too! LOVE this fold...might have to case this one!

Joan Fricker said...

Oh wow Julie this is absolutely beautiful! I usually am not too fond of brown colors but I love this. It is so classy and elegant.
Great job!!

So, you are skating...how fun. Enjoy it while you can. We used to skate alo, but had to give those days up. I am so glad you can enjoy it!!!!

Joan

Janine said...

Gorgoeus card Julie!!! I love it! I just got my new nestabilities. They have taken forever to get up to Canada.
Have a great weekend and rest those weary bones!!

Cindy Haffner said...

So elegant Julie, love your new spellbinder dies, can't wait to get mine. Soon.....

denise g. said...

WOW!! My sock's are somewhere over South Dakota! This card is so elegant. Simply Stunning and like the fold you used. When you think, you really think good. Worst thing is, you always make me think I "need" something and even though I know I could never come close to the sheer beauty of your creations, I'm awfully tempted to try. Skate on! Happy Weekend!

jacki jones said...

I LOVE this card!!! I was totally justified in naming you Kreativ blogger!
Come to my blog to see what I said about you ;)

The Rubber Maid said...

Great card and it will be a wonderful Holiday party invite. Glad you had fun skating. Mom

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Julie, you are a stamping genius!! This is the coolest card!! Where do you think this stuff up?
--Hugs Becca

Cindy Lawrence said...

Fabulous invitation, Julie! Love the fold and rich, brown color...yuummmm! Hope you recover from your skating experience...just in time to do it again! lol

Juliann said...

Great card! Love everything about it!!! Everything!!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, Julie! I love how the label Nestie hides the information inside! Awesome design and very elegant!

AJ said...

beautiful card Julie! Love the colors and design!

virgo5 said...

Julie the design of this card is soo cool! I was totally surprised to see the beautiful stamped image inside behind the label die cut! Very nice!

Latisha said...

why does Montana have to be so far away? I want to come over lol.
This is a stunning card, so very creative, how the glasses are hidden when the card is shut. So cool.

skating with your kids is fun,until you fall lol,
good times!!

Kimberly said...

Oh my goodness! Julie, that is AMAZING! How gorgeous could one card be?

Nancy said...

I love this! Very elegant invitation.

Elena said...

Love your card Julie!!! The design is fabulous! You card is so unique! Glad you had a great time skating!

Leslie Miller said...

Julie, this is such a neat fold idea! Definitely one to CASE. It's a beautiful card and a wonderful and elegant way to present an invitation. BTW, I remember those skate nights. I wasn't very good at it but it was a ton of fun. I used to wake up so sore in the mornings from falling down so often. Lots and lots of laughs, though!

"Jany" said...

I haven't skate since forever and that was when skates here where with 4 wheels mounted in pairs (like in the 60's but I was born in 81) and that didn't last. I would sit and skate almost in my butt (so the fall wouldn't hurt that much). lol. Good thing your daughter wants to master it.

This card is one I would love to case in a future ocasion. It is so beautiful! Really it is. The elements and the colors chosen are just right in every sense of the word.

asela said...

Elegant and gorgeous! Your talent amazes me

Jennifer Buck said...

BEAUTIFUL, Julie! I LOVE this! Hope you are having a great day! :)

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

OH MY GOODNESS ... this is absolutely stunning!!! So elegant in design and color! I don't know what to say ... my chin is still on the floor! GORGEOUS Julie ... absolutely gorgeous!!

Kay said...

You da bomb Julie! You can add skating to your credentials ... very important! Neat fold on card, I really love it! I've been AWAL after my son had a rock climbing accident and emergency surgery ... been a very hectic week. Keep skating -- don't try rock climbing! Hugs.

Diane said...

Wow Beautiful card!!!! I wouldn't want to see myself skating,lol.
I haven't done that in like 35 years,oh boy that would be so funny!

Cheryl said...

This looks FABULOUS!

ChristineCreations said...

This looks so SHARP Julie!

And...how's the skating woman?

Our 5 year old just tried skating for the first time a few weeks ago...it didn't go as well! :)

Ethel Amutan said...

This is so stylish!!! This looks like an invitation to a State Dinner at the White House!

Susan (rainy) said...

Julie this is so elegant and posh... absolutely gorgeous.

Justine said...

Love these cards. Classy!!

Shirley said...

A really gorgeous invitation and so creative too!