Friday, November 6

Day 6 - "E"

For today's post, I created an altered joy fold card featuring a decorated mob of emus ready for some Christmas frivolity. Scroll to the end to see a few pictures of how I created the fold.


YOUR TURN: Create a card or paper craft project using the letter "E" as your prompt.
Click the link below to add your creation to the challenge:

INSPIRATION WORDS:
elves, eggnog, evergreens, easel cards, exploding cards, embossing, ecru, ebony, embellishments, encaustic, envelopes

Stamps:
   


Stamp and colour the image on a piece of sturdy card stock, leaving extra space at the right edge.


Fussy cut around the image, leaving a wide tab on the right side. Score vertically, not too far from the image.


Cut a piece of patterned paper to fit the inside of your card blank. Mine measures 51/4" x 51/4" to fit inside a 51/2" square card. To hide the long tab, I've cut a slit in the patterned paper and pushed the tab through. The fold lines up with the right hand edge of the front of my card, which I trimmed slightly to allow the fold over.


Now the emus hold the card closed as well as decorating both the inside and outside of my card.

22 comments:

theras kartenblog said...

That´s a beautiful project. I like the emus, the colours and I also like the differnet papers you used.
Best wishes!
Ilse (thera)

Suzanne H said...

This is super clever fold. Those emus look like they are ready to party!!!

Suze said...

Excellent idea for an adapted Joy Fold Card. The Joy Fold is one of my favourite folds. Those Emu are going to make an appearance on my E card too once I finish it and upload.

Gail said...

Super cool Emus card creation! All festive and beautiful - TFS

Liz said...

Great card. I love the expressions on the emus' faces..... they look like they're looking out for Santa! xx

Sarah said...

Such a cute card. I was always scared of Emus and then I saw this adorable card and I might be changing my mind. I mean really, how can somebody be scared of these cute little faces.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Super cute card design. I love the emus.

Swissie said...

Great card!
The emus look just as hungry as the sparrows outside my window every morning. "No food today?"

Twórcze pasje Danki said...

Emu look funny. Your card is very cleverly folded and the colors of gray give it elegance.

Mandy said...

That sentiment is perfect for a gang of emus :)

Love the catchlight in their eyes and the soft green colour in your non traditional papers.

Aunty Sue said...

Oh now no messing with this mob do as they please for me but beautiful colouring and i do love your fussy cutting

Margreet said...

I'm a big fan of emus. Love the expression on their faces. Love the tutorial how to create this card. Thanks.
xxx Margreet

terrie said...

Thanks for the example of the card shape I'm sorry I don't know what to say about your Emus they are cute in a way but in another way I would be scary if I met this group face to face...

Sandra H said...

So beautiful and creative card x

Marilyn said...

OMG! Your card is so adorable! Love you coloring and paper
Have a great day!
Marilyn💖

Teresa said...

Now that's a neat way to make a card! The emus are so cute.

KT Fit Kitty said...

What a cool card design! I haven't seen this one before. That emu image is so fun! What a great Christmas card!

NanaConnie said...

Fantastic fancy fold, Beccy, and I adore those emus! Thanks so much for showing us the step by step on how you made the card. I'm definitely going to use that one at some point this month. OK, I'm off to buy those silly emus. How could anyone resist? Lol

Jackie T said...

Hi Beccy this is a fantastic card. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Suzana said...

They make me laugh! There are so funny!
Very nice card, Beccy! Nice gang!

Daffodil Cards said...

A Fabulous fun card and I love the fold.
Faith x

Gina said...

What a nice fussy cut work! This quintet is TOO funny ! Creative regards, Gina