Monday, October 21, 2019

X-card - NOT X-rated!


Warning - this is a photo heavy post, so will let the photos speak for themselves :)

I am part of a group in New Zealand who swaps a card a month, the card is made to a challenge set out by one of the members, and sent to a buddy according to the roster the wonderful group moderator sets up and maintains. 

This month the challenge was to make an X-fold card, directions for which are found on Beccy's site here, and we were to include a summer theme.  Thankfully mine did do that, although I did not see that element of the challenge until after I had made it - ooops, read the instructions thoroughly!

The top view of the card showing the fold and the four individual 'pages'

The next four photos show the individual pages in detail, where I was able to use lots of snippets for the small die cuts

To unify the card, I used a banner on each 'page', and also the wee punched butterfly with the gems on it's back.  I had to allow for each of the added elements to fold up when the card was closed.  Each die cut also had some sparkle - the rose had Wink of Stella added, the others I used glitter card on

This image is of the card closed and tied with the ribbon, that also holds it open .

I am linking this to:
(Gem, Die cut or punch, ribbon)


Janette said...

This is so pretty and such a great design. Thankyou for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

Lovely Linda said...

This is lovely Maxine, what a great fold and use of your snippets!' The Banner is a perfect touch - love it Maxine xo

Ellibelle said...

What an amazing creation Maxine! I can see how much work went into it! Beautiful!
Ellibelle's Corner

Beverly said...

What a beautiful labor of love! I am inspired to create a fancy folded card now. Thanks so much for entering our Patterned Paper challenge at Artsystamper Digitals.

Beverly aka Artsystamper

jimlynn said...

I'll have to check out how to make that. Looks so complicated though! Yours is just beautiful. Love all the elements.

Chriss America Real said...

This is so cool Maxine! Love it!


Irmelin Eriksson said...

I love this folding. I've tried it myself once. So lovely. Thanks for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create. Hugs from DT-Irmelin

sallysbitz2 said...

This is a fab creation. Must have took you an age x

hugs sally x

Joy Wilson said...

Maxine, this is fabulous! I can't wait to try this technique! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

Dawn T said...

You've done a really gorgeous card Maxine. It was a challenging card this month, but really cool to do something a bit different. Lucky you to get the summer theme done by accident.

aussie aNNie said...

Love this design, so pretty and cleverly made.xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Done an amazing job with an extremely difficult fold of card Maxine, I'm a fan of puzzle shapes for special birthdays but otherwise avoid them like the plague.
Thanks for being a great blessing with your comments on my Christian blog too, they encourage me like no other!
Thanks for being a blessing, and may God bless you too.
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

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mamapez5 said...

That looks quite a complicated design but probably it is easier when you actually try folding it. How lucky you met the challenge criteria without really trying to! The end result is very pretty and a card to be cherished. Kate x

kReN said...

Great project! Thanks for joining us at the PIP Challenge this week!
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Darlene said...

Beautiful Maxine! I have never made an 'X' card but now I'm inspired to 'give it a go!' Great job! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at the Artsystamper Challenge Blog!
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Mac Mable said...

Now that's one very special folding card. Fabulous detailing and so very pretty. The recipient is going to be thrilled with it and will have a wonderful surprise when they open it up. Stunning Maxine x.

Neet said...

This is beautiful Maxine, and such a lot of work has gone into the making of this special card. You must be proud of your achievement.
Hugs, Neet xx

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Maxine, lots of fabulous details - so pretty.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Gerrina said...

Wow this is a great shape! And so much fun that the reciever can put it up with no effort! Great make Maxime! Hugs, Gerrina

JD/ Jill said...

What an amazing card! I can't begin to imagine all the time that went into this card. Since you faithfully follow my blog (thank you by the way) You know that I love card folds! Have to check this one out...Not sure if I will able to do it. but I like the fabulous way it turns out!

Monika Reeck said...

oh woow it looks complicated
but you did it best
love the flowers and butterfly there
love the bling2 too
great creation Maxine

Judy V said...

Fabulously unique card! Thanks for joining us for Week 20 at
Gem of a Challenge!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! A fabulous fold... you're such an inspiration!

creationsnz said...

I was the lucky person who received the card, and can tell you it looks even better in real life - it is so pretty. Maxine you might like to enter it in the METALLICS challenge at Incy WIncy too (The stars are metal & peel-offs). CarolG

Margreet said...

Beautiful project!
Thanks for playing with Catch the Bug's Bingo challenge.
xxx Margreet DT

Di said...

Wow Maxine, this really is so pretty and what an unusual shape as well. Love it!


Di xx

Jennifer_GlitterInMyHair said...

What a great project! Just so cute! Thanks for sharing it with us at Polkadoodles’ Gems Challenge good luck and hope to see you again!

Jennifer, DT

Carole J said...

Oh this is such a pretty card, Maxine, and a lovely fold! Thank you for sharing your project with us at the The Artsystamper Challenge.
Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
Carole x DT
Craftilicious Creations

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a fun and fancy folded card for some one special. Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends... good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT LPoCF