Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Festive Trees.

I had a rush job
 (well Ok I knew about it back in January when July was ages away!)
which needed to be finished and delivered by this weekend
so my entry with the girls in 
The Christmas Card Club is a wee bit late.
The latest theme was set by Granmargaret
'Christmas Trees'
I have resorted to the LOTV Art pad 
Set 14 'Festive Foilage' again  and made
another 3 cards up.
(I felt a bit miserly only putting one late one in)

Th first card uses a new shape 
'Corner Flip  Fold Card'
which I found several tutorials for on You Tube
and adapted to make my own  style.
I used a green card blank and cut the fold
using my Fiskars trimmer.
Cut and layered up using red and white card stock.
Gold christmas sticker from stash.

 2nd card was made using 3 separate  die cuts 
which I then hinged together.
I have called this a 'Die cut Fun Fold.'
Die used is Xcut Rectangle Parenthesis.
I used the next size down to cut the image and create
the side panels with the next size down again on the sides
which you can see a bit clearer in the picture below.
Gold sentiment stickers from stash.

3rd card uses the shape 
'Zig Zag Double Fold'
I used a green card blank to make the card base shape.

I used read card stock to cut the layered panels.
The celtic stickers  were in my stash.
The sheet they were on just said Goldlabel - 617 Layers
so I don't know who made them. 
Here is the card opened up to reveal the last tree.
Gold stickers from stash.

Entering into the following challenges:
The Crafter's Cafe #124 More than 3 folds.
Creative Fingers #87 Anything goes.
Sister Act #114 Anything goes.
Simply Create Too #87 Get ahead for Christmas.
Quirky Crafts #14 Christmas in July.
Crafty Calendar # Christmas in July.
Crafty Time #3 Punches or Dies ( Xcut die used on 2nd card above.)
Card Mania #70 Anything goes.
Crafty Hazelnut's Extra # Anything goes Christmas


Polly Birchall said...

Oh no not Christmas (said quiety). My fave the foldy uppy one!

Mrs.B said...

Hi Mrs A, you have been busy with your Christmas cards, love the shapes and designs, so different. Hope you are well, I ve been a bit a bit absent in the commenting lately.
Avril xx

Catherine said...

Your cards are beautiful Sweetie ! Love them all... Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

rachel said...

these are wonderful Valery - all beauties - funny how time slips away isn't it? Hugs rachel x

Karen Petitt said...

Stunning work Mrs A! I'm still scratching my head in the fact that it's July when it feels like we should be in March lol! Thank goodness that we always have something or other we can use when necessary too Karen x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Well three for the price of one can't be bad and your Christmas card stash must be building up nicely now. Lovely images and folds - I do like a different folded card, I seem to be stuck using squares at the mo.

dutchess said...

just loving that corner flip card!....love that LOTV image ...perfect x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Valery
Fabulous cards... Love the tree image...
Hugs Sylvie xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Valery, my goodness you have been busy, beautiful cards and some wonderful designs, hugs Kate x

MaryH said...

Well, this trio was certainly well worth waiting for! Your complex folds always leave me with mouth hanging open, and you've done it once again. Love the LOTV tree, such a charming old fashioned tree. And the complexity of #2 with the die cutting is awesome.

MaryH said...

Well I must have hit submit before I finished with admiring the Celtic motifs on the topiary of #3. You've hit the ball outta the park with each one of these.
And on the subject of updates: Last evening we were getting a storm, and was trying to power down. Windows was installing updates, 25 of 'em, and took about 15 minutes while the lightning was raging overhead. I was sorely tempted to hit the Big Power Switch in the rear of the computer and shut down. Feared the wrath of Windows if I did, and that nothing would ever work again, so fortunately no bad things from the lightning! TFS & Hugs

Kathleen said...

Some fabulous creations here and I love all the images and the shape of the cards.

Kath x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

These pads are great for getting you out of a corner. Lovely shapes x

Creaciones Isha said...

Great card...thanks for joining us at Quirky Crafts Challenges! DT Myriam

Zoe Tant said...

Wow Valery you've been busy and when the challenge was Christmas TreeS you really went for it with these stunning creations. Love the different bases. Zx

Snoopy said...

Wow! Three fabulous cards! Thanks so much for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge. Hope to see you again on the next challenge!

Snoopy :D​

Merry said...

Oh wow…these are all fantastic. Love all the different types of folds, especially that first one.

Carol said...

Three fabulous cards Mrs A, your folds look wonderful. Carol xx

Elizabeth Hart said...

These cards are lovely for Christmas -- the celtic stickers were the perfect added touch for your topiary card. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

scrappymo! said...

Oh my goodness Mrs A...your cards are superb!
You make so may lovely fancy folded cards. \these ones are great. I think even I could figure out the fold down flap one (the first one).

Helen said...

Great cards - thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

Helen x

Jo said...

Wow, fab cards...love the different folds! Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month & good luck!
hugs Jo x

I have a birthday candy on my blog if you'd like to join in.....
You can find my candy here
You can find my atc swap here

Suze said...

Loving that zig-zag fold. Must try it myself. Thanks for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for July (and apologies for the late comment!)

Heather B said...

Wow! Great die cuts. Thanks for playing with us at Crafty Time Challenges!