Friday, October 7, 2016

Happy Fall!

** 10/11/16 Top Pick at Sunny Day Crafting! **
** 10/13/16 DT Favorite at Inspiration Destination! **
** 10/21/16 Top 4 at Creative Corner! **
** 11/6/16 Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create! **
** 11/25/16 Winner Runner Up at Eclectic Ellapu! **

Hi everyone! I have some pretty awesome news to share! I'm a guestie over at Craft for the Craic for the next 12 months! Woo-hoo! So looking forward to crafting with these talented Irish ladies! We are cranking out a new challenge this morning - Autumnal Twist in which you must use a kraft product or kraft color. Come on over and play with us... for the craic! As the blog name suggests, "craic" is an Irish term for fun/enjoyment! :)

You know I am a fancy fold fiend and I wanted to create something really awesome for my debut guest designer inspiration project. I created a twisted accordion pop-up fold which was absolutely one of the most fun cards I've ever created! I used papers, stamps and dies from the new 'Painted Autumn' StampTV kit which are undoubtedly some of the most gorgeous papers and stamps ever! :D

I created the card base and the accordion mechanism inside with Stampin' Up! Kraft cardstock because it is a good weight but not too heavy. The leaf paper and Red Velvet cardstock, along with all the stamped images are from GKD. Even the acorn dies! The diamond border was cut with a Sizzix border die which I 'blinged up' with Stampin' Up! Rhinestones.

Here's a shot of the card lying flat just prior to opening.

Pardon my fingers as I begin to open it. The twisted accordion is taking shape! ;)

Ta-da! Here it is, fully open with a horizontal row of fun Fall-themed stamped images on layered panels! Love, love, love!

One final shot of it completely closed and ready to slide into an envelope for mailing. You can even see the slight shimmer on the acorns! :)

Proud to enter this fun fold into the following challenges:

  • Cardstock/Paper: Stampin' Up! Kraft cardstock, GKD Red Velvet cardstock, GKD Give Thanks 6x6 patterned paper
  • Stamps: GKD Give Thanks stamp set
  • Ink: Stampin' Up! Early Espresso ink; Spectrum Noir- OR1, OR2, DG2, DG3, CR11, TN2, GB8, GB10, BP1, IG4, IG6, IG8; Spectrum Noir Solar Red Sparkle
  • Dies/Punches: GKD Give Thanks die set
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up! Rhinestones, Clear Wink of Stella

Hope you've enjoyed this project and have found a little inspiration to create an Autumn/Fall project for our challenge this month... just for the craic! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Scrappy hugs,


  1. Wow What an awesome creation Leslie! I've never seen that fold before ... Wowza!!! Congrats on your designing spot ... they are lucky to have you onboard!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Fall Harvest’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  2. This is so pretty and then the inside blew me away! Thanks for joining us at Sunny Day Crafting. ~DT Janis

  3. Awesome technique...thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals corner.

  4. A glorious Autumnal creation, great design and full of warm colours, many thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  5. Wow looks awesome
    Thanks for sharing at Sunny Day Crafting x

  6. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at the challenge of Inky Chicks. DT Veronique

  7. Oh wow, love this card shape, it looks so impressive. Your card is fabulous, wonderful rich coloured and great autumn images. Thank you for playing along with the Crafty Boots Autumn Challenge.


  8. fab card
    thanks for playing with us at crafy sentiments

  9. What a fabulous fold - a perfect Autumn card! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Craft Your Passion Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  10. Great make. Thanks for joining us in our week 40 Anything Goes challenge at Digi Choosday
    Anjie (DT)

  11. This is gorgeous, love the colours and the stamps are beautiful too

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month


  12. Leslie this is awesome perfect for both our challenges at Craft and Crafty Catz good luck and hope you will come and join us again

  13. Wow what a brilliant effect. Love it x
    Thanks for joining us over at CRAFT for our Anything Picture Inspiration Challenge. Hope to see you again.
    Good luck.
    Jean Design Team xx

  14. Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky :)

  15. Beautiful card :-))
    Thank you for joining us at Scrappin4Fun challenge.
    Hugs, Andreja

  16. fabulous creation thanks for sharing at crafty Catz this week

  17. Wow amazing, love this design. Your card is beautiful
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4fnchallenges
    Rachelle DT

  18. This vibrate color is gorgeous! Let's talk about that fancy fold...that's awesome! Just an overall beautiful card :o)

  19. This card has definite WOW factor!! The design is awesome - thanks for playing along with Creative Corner! - AND best wishes on your big news of being a Guest Designer! ~Amber

  20. Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create, good luck with your entry. Hope to see you again soon
    {613 DT Member}
    Alex x

  21. Love the fun accordion element in this card! Such a great way to pack in all of those awesome stamps!

    Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.

  22. Fabulous make. Love that style of pop up card. Thanks for entering the Digi Choosday Anything Goes Challenge Week 40. We look forward to seeing your makes each week. Good luck with being chosen xx (DT)

  23. Outstanding design, Leslie! I love the interior fold and the simplicity of your card face is so sophisticated! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create! You are a Top Rocker for October. Winners will be posted Sunday. Please stop by and grab your badge!
    Chana, Owner


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