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Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Sisterhood Gets Fancy

It's Saturday, and time for a new challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! And this week, we are challenging you to get fancy... at least with your folding.



We don't generally go for a lot of complicated instructions in the Sisterhood, so I'd say this can be interpreted as a fancily folded card, a fancy fold ON your card... or some fancy folding that creates something entirely different! And while I briefly thought about making an origami fortune-teller, I did end up going the card route. I wandered around on Splitcoast Stampers for quite a while, and decided to try a spring card.



Just by coincidence, my spring card is... for spring! Well, Easter. I think it might be spring here by then. The bunnies and grass are die cut, the sentiment is computer generated (must add at least one Easter sentiment to my collection, I suppose) and I used a couple of different scraps of patterned paper to help decorate it, too. 
Meanwhile, as I was putting the finishing details on this card, Julie Ebersole decided she would go all fancy fold in a tutorial at The CLASSroom. Lucky Julie had a die to help her make hers, but I wasn't going to let a lack of modern technology stop me from trying something similar! The front:



Open the flaps, and get...


Open again, and:


(The plaid is the only part of the card seen twice.) Open yet again...


And the final side appears. Phew!
(Should you wish to try your hand at this, Googling "never ending card" will give you lots of instructions to peruse.) 
And then, for whatever reason, I decided to make another spring card. Obviously I was possessed. 


I'm going to add this guy to the current Paper Smooches Anything Goes challenge. 
And there you have it! If my fancy folds haven't inspired you, wait until you see what my sisters in snarkdom have dreamed up. As always, we would love to have you join us! 




Supplies: (happy Easter) blue & white cardstock, Stampin' Up and Echo Park A Boy's Life patterned papers, My Favorite Things grass die, Impression Obsession bunny dies, Fiskars glue dots; (never-ending card) mauve & Stampin' Up whisper white cardstock, Glitz Designs, Simple Stories & Basic Grey patterned paper, Paper smooches & Rubber Stampede stamps, Memories black & Brilliance pearlescent purple inks, watercolour pencils, Stampin' Up pastels, Echo Park Life is Good letter stickers, My Favorite Things grass die, Paper Smooches cloud die, Sizzlits dies, Glossy Accents, rock candy distress Stickles; (bunny) white & American Crafts textured yellow cardstock, Stampin' Up patterned paper, Paper Smooches A Little Lovin' stamps, Memento tuxedo black ink, Sharpies, watercolour pencils, ancient googly eyes, pop-dot tape

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14 comments:

Barbara Godden said...

Awesome cards, the spring (is that the snark for Ontario) Card is really cute and the neverendng card is awesome. looks really complicated. Super job on both.

Jocelyn Olson said...

Holy cow! That's incredible, Lindsey! You're right that it's the never-ending card, but imagine how much fun it would be to open all of the layers. The stamping and coloring are fabulous. I love the mix of papers, too. So cool x 100!

Donna said...

WOW Lindsey! You totally rocked the fancy fold challenge...making the rest of us look bad :)
Love your spring cards and the never ending card!!!

Isha Gupta said...

Fun folds Linds. I love both the cards. Thanks for reminding how much I use to love never ending cards :)

Heather G said...

Heavens! I'm exhausted and I didn't even make a card yet. You go girl!! These are beautiful. And I hope you get "spring" real soon. You deserve some nice weather for such fun cards!!

Violent Kittie said...

The never ending card looks like so much fun. And your Paper Smooches bunny is awesome. He looks a bit deranged. My kind of holiday bunny!

DonnaMundinger said...

Ok, so here's the over achiever in the group. LOL Way to make 'em all look bad! Great Spring cards. Especially love the googly eye'd bunny, I think everything is better with googly eyes. And whoa! on that never ending one. Have thought about those, but they look WAY too complicated for this pea brain. Kudos! xxD

Chelle (PhotoArt/MaybeCreative) said...

Holy cow. Can you do anymore cards for 1 challenge? I can never seem to decorate the never ending card.
Great job.

Kary said...

Lindsey, your spring card and the never-ending card are Wonderful!! They are so fun to make, aren't they, and I love how you decorated them. Have a great day!!

Jessi Fogan said...

Overachiever! lol! So cute that you think it might be spring by Easter...mwahahaha :) I love those spring cards - I must give them a try!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love your two spring cards. Your bunny on the second one looks completed demented, but that's what happens when spring masquerades as winter all spring long. The never ended card is really neat too. If you weren't around to show someone how to open it, would they be able to figure it out on their own I wonder? Well, I suppose I could check out the tutorials and see what there is to see.

Emily Leiphart said...

Three fun and cute fancy-folds! Great details and colours. The recipients are sure to love them! :D

Carol L said...

These are all such cute Easter cards! I love the frolicking white bunnies on the first card, and the never-ending card is such a fun way to send greetings! Well done on all 3, and I love that cute bunny on the last card with those eyes!!

Jen W. said...

You have a level of patience that I will never possess! These are all so cool! I really love the little bunnies on the first card - very classic. The bunny on the lastcard cracks me up. Love his sleepy eyes! And the never ending card? Wow.