Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Amazingly-Fancy Folds Blog Hop



Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Fancy Fold Blog Hop.  Each designer will be sharing cards with fancy folds - anything OTHER than the “normal” fold.  If you came here from Jackie Smith's sweet blog, you are in the right place.  If you just stopped by, head over to the SNS blog to get all the details.  To give you time to really check out the fabulous creations that our talented Sparkle Team has designed, the hop will run for FOUR DAYS! 

By leaving a comment on each and every blog thru-out the hop, you will become eligible for some great prizes!!  Three of the prizes are “hidden” on 3 different mystery designer blogs.  Even the designers don’t know who has the prizes on their blogs – so don’t miss any.  Winners will be announced on Monday, Jan. 21st.

Here is the list of designers in the order of the hop:

April Williams
Julie Zippel
Dawn Bennett
Jackie Smith
Marie Berquist (You’re here!!)
Barbara Bruder
Shanna Shands
Cammy Vietzke
Donna Ellis 
Keri Brown

I am always fascinated with cards that are “different” than the norm, so you know I loved the theme of this blog hop.  The hardest part was deciding which “fancy fold” I wanted to use.  I came up with two fun cards to share with you.


This first card is a Triangle Trifold Card, featuring the new Just Froggy stamp set.  This little guy is just too cute.  I used the directions from Split Coast Stampers but had to make some changes to accommodate the size of my image.  My base is 4 ½” x 13 ½” so you end up with a 4 ½” card when it is folded and tied shut.  I colored my image with alcohol markers and add just a touch of glitter, using a glue pen.



I love the way this card opens up, still showing your original image on the front and revealing another cute frog hopping by to say Hello!!



My second card combines an easel card with a box of goodies!!  I used a digital image, Love Letter Fairy, printed in black and colored with alcohol markers.  This image is also available in rubber on the new Love Fairy Stamp Set 483. 
 


This card works like a normal easel card, but when it is opened it reveals the attached box filled with goodies.  


I used some chocolate nugget candies and wrapped them with coordination cardstock.  Make sure to come visit the SNS blog on Sunday, January 27, for a complete tutorial on this project.

Now it is time to head over to Barbara Bruder’s beautiful blog to see what she has waiting for you.

Don’t forget to leave comments so you have a chance for a prize!!

E. Marie



These cards are entered in the following challenges:
Hello Triangle Trifold Card  
Lexis Creations Challenge #81 –Anything Goes  
One Stop Craft Challenge 211 – New Beginnings (New Stamps)  
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Whats New?! (New Stamps)
Sweet Stampin’ Challenge - Gingham
Crafts and Me Challenge 116 - New (New Stamps) 
CCW Dec/Jan Mini Challenge - Smaller then 12" x 12"
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge PWC241 – Ribbon! 
Love Fairy Easel Treat Box  
Basic Grey Challenge #85 - New Beginnings/Something New (Used New EP and Stamp with Crush cardstock from Blush Collection) 
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Monthly Challenge #32 – Anything Goes  

67 comments:

April said...

I just love these! Your first card is so bright and cheery and I love Froggy! Your easel card with a box of goodies is great! Wonderful job!

sharon g said...

Your little froggy peeking from the bottom is adorable. I love your green and yellow coloring, too.

Debi said...

Your froggie card is great. Love the frog peeking out from the inside. I'm hoping that box of chocolates is a prize and I win it! Just fabulous.

Karalee said...

Very clever girlfriend. Especially the box! Beautiful colors and designs. Keep up the great work!

Gita said...

Great cards -- love the colors on the first card and the second one is too cute that pops open to reveal some chocolate goodies. :-)

Barbara Bruder said...

Marie, Your projects are cool. Love that candy box. And that frog on the triangle fold card is so cute.

Shanna Shands said...

Okay your candy box is YUMMY!!!. I really like your froggy in the yellow colors too. I think I might give yellow a try.

Donna Ellis said...

Marie, a gorgeous card! Wow! That froggy is adorable, and I want to make a folded card like that. Your Valentine box is darling with the colors and bright colors - your shading looks fantastic. I'm always in awe at the imaginative ways you find to use the glitters and embossing powders. So are you gonna share the template for your froggy card? hint hint. LOL xo

Jacqueline Smith said...

Wow what fabulous card, love the colors and the images that you used! Especially the froggy!

Brenda said...

That green and yellow really pop and I love the little frog peeking out on the second page! Adorable card... The candy is just mean LOL - now I'm craving chocolate. What a fun gift box and great coloring and bling.

Carol said...

A great project and a lovely gift idea, really original. Thanks for joining us at Anthing Goes Challenge this time and Good Luck
Carol Tadden DT

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Marie, really cute triangle fold card with that froggie. I love what you did with the second project. Combining an easel card with the treat box. And I really like that you covered the candies too.

Shona Erlenborn said...

I';ll be back to see the tutorial! Genius - taking the easel card a step further! .... and how cute is the froggy card? Too stinkin' cute!

Jill Jacobsen said...

So adorable! Love the new froggy set!! and the candy box is too cute:)

creativearts said...

Love the froggy card and the box is gorgeous. I definitely want to case the frog card -- it is gorgeous!

Anne Temple said...

Both of these are so cute. Who wouldn't want to get the treat box?

Julie Z said...

These are BOTH great! The treat box is SO fun! But I just adore that froggy card! Love the set (using it right now!) and I love what you did with it! The bright greens & yellows are so eye catching!! Love it - Beautifully done!!

Anonymous said...

What a bright and cheery card. Always looking for new ways to present valentine goodies or any treat card.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What wonderful cards you have created. I love them both. But I do think the card combined with the goodie box is a cool look and one I might have to try sometime.

Donna said...

I LOVE the triangle trifold card and LOVE the new Just Froggy stamp set. I follow Beccy and was thrilled to see her images as stamps. Beautiful cards!

namabear said...

Oh I just luv the Just Froggy stamp set it is on my wish list to buy. I luv the way you put him together with the triangle fold. The valentine card is also sweet. Thanks for sharing your awesome cards.

elf1023 said...

Loving that froggie stamp. Beautiful cards. Great coloring. Number one i

elf1023 said...

Is my favorite!

Karin said...

Love the yellow and green, just what I needed on a cold winter day! So cheerful and spring like :) And your Valentine is adorable! Who could resist chocolate?

Roxie said...

I love the way the first card opens! I love the little box of chocolates under the 2nd one. Great ideas.

Rose Wilson said...

I really love the frog one its a new stamp very pretty thanks

Pawprintx4 said...

Frogs! Love that stamp set. You did a great job of using the frogs and what a nifty fold.
Chocolate! You can't go wrong here either. Your box is too pretty to tear into though.
Love both your creations.
Stephanie K

Juliet A said...

Your images for the triangle trifold go so well together - so cute finding the frog on the inside! your easel box card is a perfect way to give a chocolate treat - I may CASE this idea!

Lynne said...

these are really fun projects, especially the "candy". Never thought to make an easel box.

Dianne Potter said...

I just love bright colors and the frog card hit the spot. But what a super fun idea for an easel card! Thank you for sharing.

Bibiana said...

love all the sets and the folds
bibiana

Carol Jones said...

Ooh, they're both wonderful, but I absolutely LOVE the froggy card -- both the fold design and the cute image. Thanks!

FranTic said...

How unique!! With practise I will get it!!

Gail said...

Very cute cards! I love both of them. Excellent coloring! Thanks for participating in the Sweet Stampin' Challenge! --Gail

gobarb26 said...

The first card is really beautiful and I love the frog! The candy holder is adorable and lovely. TFS!

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Beautiful card in yellow and green. Really would like to try fancy fold cards too. TFS!

Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Buttons” Challenge!

Kath - Admin
Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz
http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

Gina Howe said...

The fold on the frog card is great & I love that stamp set! The coloring on both cards is superb! I love those spectrum noir markers, too. I love the surprise card, especially because the surprise is chocolate! Yum!

Keri Brown said...

I love the frog and oleander stamp and I love what you did with it... The bright colors are just wonderful here.. TFS!!!

Alicia DiCarlo said...

Best card ever the triangle trifold. I love the frog & flower. Best choice of color. Love the yellow & green. Very vibrant.

RuthAnn said...

The Triangle Trifold card is great, love the frog on and front
and then the follow thru to the inside sentiment space. Also the Easel style box is really unique,
great for Valentine, Christmas or Holloween. Thanks for sharing.

Jules said...

Both of your creations are awesome, both so different from each other. Thank you for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenges. Good Luck xoxoxo

MiniOwner said...

Such lovely projects! I particlularly like the box - a clever idea. Thanks for joining in with us at CCW.
Sue x
PS Just a reminder you can only enter one project in our challenge - please pop back and let us know which one you'd like us to consider. :o)

Gina said...

I love the triangle trifold card the most. I'll have to try this one. Thanks,

Carol said...

awesome, love the easel card with the box!

Anna-Karin said...

Gorgeous project! The easel card with the box is so clever. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Kim S said...

Love the yellow! Not enough yellow in cards now-a-days ;) So springy!
Hope your bringing me the box of chocolates! They are my favorites! ;)
Kim

carrie said...

Great cards! Love the bright colors of the flower and frog and the way the front shows after the card is opened. Love the box of goodies with the easel card. What a great way to celebrate Valentine's Day with friends and loved ones.

Cheryl said...

oh this is just gorgeous love the image and the papers are lush,bless you for playing at anything goes,this week hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Mimi said...

Love the treat card!

Linda said...

Marie you amaze me with your creations. I really like the bright colors in the froggy card. How clever is it to hide a box of chocolates under the easel card. I am going to have a hard time waiting until January 27 to learn how you put it together. Thanks for sharing

Angie said...

Love that your easel 'card' isn't just a card, but that it contains an extra nice gift. What a great gift and card to give to someone special.

Anonymous said...

Hi Marie, I love your cards! The colors on your froggy card are beautiful!!! I love the surprise easel card with treats boxed beneath - So Clever! Thank you for sharing. Phyllis

pwrench40@hotmai.com

Frann said...

Two very pretty cards! Love the easel covering the box of candy.

MiniOwner said...

Thanks for popping back to CCW - sorry I didn't notice the titles in your list. :o)
Sue x

Tigerberry said...

Marie, love both cards but think the easel on the box of goodies is a great gift idea. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Crafteezee said...

Wow you have been busy. Very pretty card and gift. Thanks for joining BunnyZoe challenge this month.
Hugs Tracy x

Tammy said...

WOW gorgeous creations!! I LOVE all of the yellow and fabulous design on your first card! Adorable MPS image and I love the box of goodies! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender this month!
Tammy x

KristiDaroci said...

Such cute ideas and wonderful coloring jobs!

Anita Braddock said...

Wow just so Outstanding. I love both and the colors are Beautiful. Love Love your Love Letter Fairy she is super. Love the sparkle and to Open and find the suprise inside is great. thanks for sharing

Sarah's Little Snippets said...

Oooh your treat box is fantastic Marie! I love it. Your froggy card is lovely too, thank you for sharing it with us at CCW :) Sarah M

Donna Maligno said...

Marie, I especially love your treat box! How adorable. I'll be watching for mine in the mial (LOL!). Great job!

Eliza said...

Oh the froggy card is amazing i love everything about it. My best friend is a collector of frogs so I am always on the lookout for frog stamps and this one is a beauty.

Also love the card n chocolate box what a brilliant idea, love it. The bonus is the cardstock around each piece inside the box, just awesome, thanks for sharing.


Eliza

Janine said...

Great gift box idea with yummy contents!! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes.
Hugs, Janine xx

Gerlinde said...

Love the froggy card - such great spring colors! And the valentine card/box is very unique!

dmbennett said...

Wonderful cards. Really like the froggy card. Love those images of the frog. Love all the sparkle you added to the easel box card and how you colored the image.

Judy Murphy said...

What fabulous creations. I always love a surprise in a card. Thanks for joining in with the Anything Goes challenge. Hugs Jude

Jennifer McGee said...

I love the second card, with the adorable covered nuggets! What a great treat to give to a teacher on Valentine's Day.