Friday, March 20, 2015

Twisty Turny Bear and Mouse


I had one of my class members ask for 'different' folds, so I taught this twisty-turny fold this month, which I found a tutorial for here on YouTube

Be warned, this is a photo heavy post :-)

Because our card measurements are not quite the same as the American ones, the image panel turns out to be just rectangular, but other than that, the same folds etc apply, and they still fit into a standard envelope

My accents included some strips of glitter on double sided tape. 

I also took the dp and glitter strip onto the inside - here (above) you can see the way the card opens.

This was my trial card that I made before the class

The balloon had stickles applied, which I let dry before putting some dimensional glue over it - it gives a fabulous effect.

I also added some patterned paper and glitter to the bottom left corner, which gives a fabulous, continuous look to the card that really completes it nicely.

Both the stamps featured on these cards are from Hastings Rubber Stamps, a New Zealand firm.

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aussie aNNie said...

Adorable creations and love the folds Maxine and gorgeous colours and added goodies.

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Bonnie Garby said...

Your cards are adorable Maxine and I love the glitter accents. I love fun 'foldy' cards too, so I'll have to check out that tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

Carol Held said...

Such a sweet card, and awesome technique!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love this adorable bear for starters- and love this card fold! Off to watch the You Tube to see how you achieved this fun fold : )

Unknown said...

Cute cards! I love the stamped images, super cute!

MiamiKel said...

Wow!! RemArkable cards Maxine! Beary cute! :) lovely card fold and the glitter is a nice touch!

DIANA L. said...

These are both so cute very whimsical and fun.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #152 Anything Goes Challenge. Have a blessed day

Dawn T said...

It's always interesting to try different folds Maxine. This is a really cool fold and both your cards are lovely

Unknown said...

I love finding new fun folds for cards. I am definitely going to check this tutorial out. Thanks for joining ScrapbookerPhD in our Bling Challenge - DT - Faith

Becky said...

Both of these are fabulous Maxine. What a cute bear

mamapez5 said...

Two lovely cards Maxine. I like different folds so I will have a look at the tutorial for this. The choice of colours and papers have made two very different cards even though they are the same shape. Very pretty butterflies behind the first one. Kate x

JD/ Jill said...

Two lovely cards! I bet your class will be overjoyed with this fold. Looks great! Must check out that tutorial!

Unknown said...

These cards are so beautiful Maxine!! I didnt know you taught card classes. How wonderful! I wish I could come to one!! xxx

MaryH said...

Both of these are so awesome. Since I'm fold-challenged, I'm just so admiring that you learned how to do this from watching a video. How brave you are to then teach it to a class! Love the added shine on the glittered balloon. What dimension that created too. Both cards are just lovely. Also hoping (and prayers too) that your little one is doing ok. Poor baby to have a break & have to be in a cast. Good for her that she has a Gramma that can hopefully keep her entertained while she is incapacitated! Big hugs & TFS

Kristie W. said...

I tend to stay away from fancy fold cards. Both of yours are fabulous!! I'm partial to the first one since it has butterfly paper :-)

Marilyn said...

This is a fabulous fold Maxine! I need to step out of the box a little more... I get in a rut and do the plain old 6 x 6 card most of the time but when I see projects like these, I get inspired to try them.
Such cute images, especially that sweet little bear!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the YouTube Tutorial. Both cards have a certain je ne sais quoi. I like the bits of glitter and both images are fun. I really like the butterflies. Thank you so much for posting your entry with us at Word Art Wednesday this week.
Many Blessings, Carole

Tania Smith said...

wow love this card

Un Arcobaleno di Colori said...

Absolutely brilliant! And images are so cute!!! Really pretty!
Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous cards with us at ScrapbookerPhD!
Hope to see you again!


Kim Kelley said...

They are both adorable. Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs and the DTBST challenge this week! HUGS


Cynthia said...

This little bear made me smile, Maxine. Cute cards!

Amy said...

What cute little cards! I like how the background paper is used as a frame in the pop up bit.