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>> Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Hi Everyone,

I have a couple of cards to share with you today that really aren't related to each other in any way, other than that I used some circle dies to create them both.

I wanted to makes something other than an ordinary card, so I went with an easy Z Fold card.  You start by folding the paper in half, like for a regular A2 sized card, but then you fold the top portion in half again.  You can then decorate the inside panel and the half panel, adding an image that you only attach to the half panel side.  

I used the Happy Mail stamp for my image and the following 2 stamps to create my background paper:
Silhouette Branch Background (stamped in green ink)
Splatter Background (stamped in red and turquoise ink)

Here is a photo of the half fold...

And a photo of the card laying open.  I added a blank circle to the inside for a hand written message.

Since Memorial Day has come and gone, and summer is now unofficially under way, I thought I would turn to making something patriotic for my second card.   I began by embossing a neutral background with a star embossing folder (Darice brand) and I die cut some circles out of red, white and blue paper.  I stamped them using the Interlocking Star Background in red and blue ink, but I didn't have a greeting that would fit my small circle.  

I was too impatient to try and ink up the Let Freedom Ring sentiment and stamp it word for word in the circle, so I stamped it once and cut out the words and glued them down.  I attached my colored circles,  tied on a ribbon and added the greeting using some dimensional foam tape.  I looked at it, and decided it needed something else, so I added a few matching stars that punched out from my scraps.  

Thanks for stopping by today!


nwilliams6 said...

Awesome cards today, Karin. Fun fold and happy feel to the first and it looks super, but I LOVE that second one. Great colors and soft focus on freedom - beautifully done. Hugz

Robin Clendenning said...

Really cute cards Karin! Love the Z type fold on the first and love the patriotic card on kraft on the second! Great embossing folder too! I like the bg you made for you first card as well!

Shelia said...

Great cards, Karin. I like that fold on the first one. Gonna have to give it a try. Beautiful designer paper you created for it too! I really like your patriotic card too. Great design!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Terrific, Karin! I love your fancy fold & the fab colors you used on the mailbox card. It's so bright & summery. And your July 4th card is wonderful. The layout is super & I love all the stars..stamped & embossed.

Samantha said...

Super folder card and tutorial, Karin! I love your patriotic card too! Nice job!

Sue said...

Wonderful cards Karin!! You really made the Z fold card look and sound so easy! Love the happy colors and the speckled/leaf background! Love, love, love your patriotic card! I never thought to use kraft for patriotic, but I"m gonna now ;)

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