Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Book Binding fold.

A new challenge hits the headlines over at the butterfly challenge.  The wheel has landed on a fresh letter. 

Here is the new format wheel. You now have two choices to play along.

When I was choosing the wheel colours I picked Bougainvillea as the Bougainvillea flower (depicted here on the wheel) is usually known for being in shades of this but looking on line I found  there really is a variety coloured  yellow albeit with a white centre.  

1. Make a card using at least 2 of the colours on the wheel + your butterfly of course.
2. Make a card using the Book binding Fold Shape + any 2 of the colours + the Theme + your butterfly of course. 

There is a tutorial as normal over on the challenge blog  which you will find on the Card Shapes tab that is under the banner at the top of the page. 

This card shape just requires a couple of folds and your good to go.  Version 3 requires a bit more folding but nothing complicated. Would I do that to you!!

Here are my cards for inspiration. 

Version I
Using: Book Binding fold/Butterfly/Bondi Blue/Buff/Braid

The design paper is a freebie from Making Cards Nancy Watt Collection. The just for you  sentiment is a creative Expressions. The large butterfly is a piece of already die cut card I found in my stash from a previous card so not sure of the make now. I used my SU butterfly punch for smaller butterflies on the inside of the card. The braid element is three pieces of buff bakers twine plaited together on the spine of the card. 
Entering this card into the following challenges:

Version II
Using: Book Binding fold/Butterfly/Bondi Blue/Banana/Bougainvillea/Braid

 I really do have a love hate relationship with acetate but I have been using it lately in some other projects that I have been making and as it was still out on my desk I decided to incorporate into the book binding shape.  The back of the card is plain card stock and design paper by 'Sally Moret' adhered to the top. I then sandwiched a sheet of acetate on top before adhering the book binding flap down securing it altogether.  The strip of design paper on the edge of the acetate is only there for show as the acetate  is thinner than I would normally use for a card front but I had none thicker and it is helping in keeping the front ajar.  The braid is from The Works and the sentiment is made up from 3 different die cuts. Happy is Creative  Expressions, Birthday is a Memory Box die and the wishes is by Crafter's Companion.
Entering this card into the following challenges:

Version III
Using: Book Binding fold/Butterfly/Bondi Blue/Buff/Bougainvillea/Braid

This last card is an exploding version of the shape.  A full 'How to make this'  is over on the Butterfly Blog as mentioned above.  Just a few folds on a square of paper and Ta Da!!
Design paper is by 'Sally Moret'  Butterfly die cut is by Tonic Studios ' Monarch Arch'.
The sentiment is by Creative Expressions and the braid from The Works. 
Below is showing the card as you open it up to reveal the inside.
 The Works. Here is the card fully opened. 
Entering this card into the following challenges:

I hope you will come along and join in the challenge which is running for 3 weeks so plenty of time to make those few folds.  

Stay safe and well



Suze said...

I've learnt something today - I didn't know that bouganvillea came in different colours.
Thank you for the new challenge. This one is a great fold that I have made before so not anticipating any issues this time.

Sandra H said...

Absolutely stunning card Mrs A the fold is beautiful so nice to see how your learning from different techniques xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wowzers, these look amazing! Great colours again this time too! I will be looking at your tutorial to see what I can do. The collar-fold seemed so easy but after ruining two pieces of double-sided patterned paper, I gave up. I am not kidding when I say these folds are challenging for me, but I always feel so accomplished when I can do them!

Chris said...

Great fold an an impressive set of inspiration cards with a lovely variation of ways to use it. Beautiful papers and colours, love the use of acetate and the exploding one!

Jackie T said...

Hi Mrs A your cards are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Mac Mable said...

Three fabulous cards with tons of inspiration. Extra loving the creative fold in your third card and the acetate on your second Mrs A.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Beautiful samples about the book binding folding, love them all and the last one with the pop up is very inspiring! Love the colours and the papers you used, they speak just Spring! Fab use of acetate as always!

Margreet said...

Gorgeous cards Mrs A. Love the explosion at the inside and the use of acetate!
xxx Margreet

cuilliesocks said...

WOW!! you really are the Queen of the folds Valery, your final card is amazing, but in actual fact all three are beautifully designed, such wonderful colours too, keep safe, Kate x

Brenda in IN said...

This array of cards is awesome. Beautiful folds, beautiful papers and wonderful designs. I love that birthday in the circle sentiment.

Rita said...

What a gorgeous card. Love the whole idea. Well done. Hugs Rita xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
these are wonderful examples of the current Butterfly Challenge.
The colours and the paers are so pretty together and such wonderful and fab designs.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Freubelmina said...

Oh these are very nice cards Mrs A.
Thanks for the nice tutorials, I will definitely try to participate again. Love, Wilma xx

Carol S. said...

Love your cards Mrs A. Always very different designs and love the colours. Big hugs, Carol S.xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

What a wonderful selection of inspirational cards for us today Valery Anne.

Sue xx

Donna said...

Amazing cards, great fold, colors and the explosion inside is fabulous! Sorry I did not make it around last time. Busy with family issues, hope to play this month!

Carol L said...

What a lovely idea for making cards! All 3 are so pretty, and I just LOVE how everything opens up inside for a beautiful birthday sentiment!

Liz said...

Great cards, Mrs A. I've haven't seen this sort of fold before. xx

Cindy Groh said...

I’m checking out all of your posts and I’m loving these fancy folding cards. Thanks for visiting my blog and talking to me about Raynaud’s syndrome.