Friday, April 1, 2016

It's Your Birthday

Hey everybody! Happy April Fool's Day! Has anybody played any tricks on you?! Better yet, did they get away with it?! HA! I'm excited to share my House of Cards DT inspiration project for our April Use Script and/or Colors Challenge! Come play with us - use either script or some/all of these luscious colors from the inspiration photo below on your project!

You know how I love me some fancy folds! I created a fun pinwheel card - featuring the script portion of the challenge theme - using double-sided paper, stamps, an edgelits die and pearl, all from Stampin' Up! I created one of these last summer and thoroughly enjoyed it, and vowed that I would definitely make another one! :D

I really, really like this multi-step flower stamp and stamped several of them a few weeks back to use on various projects. I used the first, second and third generation stamping technique for the flower (with multi-step stamps), and first and second generation stamping for the leaves (also multi-step stamps), so it looks like several different shades of ink were used. I stamped the sentiment on a hand-cut fishtail flag, and decorated each flap with a vellum border die cut and tiny flat-back pearls.

Here's a shot of the card opened up revealing the sentiment that reads Hope you're feeling special today... because that's just what you are! Love, love, love! :)

Happy to enter this fun pinwheel card into the following challenges:

  • Cardstock/Paper: Stampin' Up! Rose Red cardstock (#102544), Stampin' Up! Garden Green cardstock scrap (#102584), Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium white cardstock scrap, Marco's vellum, Marco's Silver Mirror cardstock scrap
  • Stamps: Stampin' Up! Garden in Bloom stamp set (#139433), Stampin' Up! Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set (#1140273)
  • Ink: Stampin' Up! Rose Red ink (#126954), Garden Green (#126973)
  • Dies/Punches: Stampin' Up! Finishing Touches Edgelits (#127010), SB Tile Works die
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up! Pearls (#119247)

I sure hope you're inspired to play with us in our Script or Colors challenge this month - I can't wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!
Scrappy hugs,


  1. Wow thats a fun fold Leslie. Any tutorial or links. Really like your papers used here and the colors are fab.

    (✿*‿*) Ma
    HOC DT team

  2. Love it :) I forget about this type of card :) Great inspiration :)

  3. Very nice and love your layout. Loved how you used the script.

  4. Leslie, this is AWESOME! I adore the fun fold, the fabulous flower image, and all those beautiful pearls! Gorgeous card, friend! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  5. This is a really creative idea for a card, Leslie! I love the way it folds up. It looks so romantic and fresh!
    Take care!
    Michele, HOC teamie

  6. Stunning card and pinwheel fold is fabulous, I will have to give this a try! Donna HOC teammate

  7. This is awesome! I love the pinwheel fold! I love how you used the script paper for it. Beautiful flower too! :) Hugs! Katy HOC Teammate :)

  8. Striking card! Will have to try this fold!
    Fabulous make for the House of Cards!
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  9. Awesome card! I must try this fold (although I am allergic to cards requiring more than one fold!). The paper and all the little details are gorgeous! jane hoc dt

  10. Wow, what a great card - I love the secret surprise in the centre! Jo x HOC DT Buddy.

  11. Fantastic fold. Fun and pretty! Love the stamping!

    Thank you for playing along with our AG at Artbymiran. Nick DT

  12. Great fold and makes for a great layout. Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments.

  13. Great design, especially how you have used the text. Love the colours too. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  14. Your card is very beautiful !
    Thank you for joining us at The crafty addicts!
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.
    Bad Kitty's Craftroom

  15. Ow wow, I love this shape card, it is so unusual. Fabulous papers and sweet flower. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  16. Very pretty, and fabulous folds and design!! Thank you for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards for our 'Spring Is In The Air' challenge!
    Diane CC&C DT

  17. Fabulous design Leslie! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘PHOTO INSPIRATION’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  18. What a clever card design Leslie. I can never get my rubber shadow stamps to line up, I think the clear ones might work better, at least I can see where I'm going wrong!
    Thanks for sharing at Cardz4Galz. :)

  19. Wow!!! This is so cool!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters! Hope you join us again soon! xx

  20. Great project Thank-you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore
    Good luck in the challenge x

  21. Love the colors and the fun fold, Leslie.
    Em, HOC teamie

  22. A clever folding technique, into a pretty card. Thanks for joining our Springtime challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. Caz DT

  23. Love the colour and design of this. Thank you for joining me at Pearly Sparkles it is very much appreciated. Hugs, Traci xx

  24. Gorgeous card! Loving this fancy fold. Such an amazing job on the design :o)

  25. Lovely!
    Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenge, good luck:)
    Marzena DT

  26. Beautiful creation!
    Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge.


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