Hi! How has your week been so far?
I hope it’s been fun & productive, but if it’s been a bit blah, then perhaps today’s project & the fact the Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days has arrived, will help to brighten it just a little….
Now we are supposed to be in the middle of winter here in Sydney, but the weather has been more like spring, & so I’ve been inspired to play around with some bright, bold colours & create an early springtime garden of my very own.
I also decided to try out a new card/fold style, called the Joy fold. A Joy fold card looks really impressive, & complicated, when it is in fact, quite simple to make….I mean I managed to make it, so it can’t be that difficult 😉
Top Tip: Cut all the pieces first & put them aside in small groups to make assembling the card easier & quicker.
As you can see from my pics below, this card opens out to reveal a hidden panel where you can write a message. If you needed more space, you could easily cut & add some extra Melon Mambo & Whisper white cardstock to the inside of the Night of Navy panels.
I had loads of fun playing with the coordinating Abstract Impressions Stamp Set, Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper & the Springtime Thinlits dies. These products are all a part of the Garden Impressions suite, which made it much easier to pull it all together.
In fact I let the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper guide me in my colour choices.
Top Tip: On the back of each pack of Designer Series Paper is a list of coordinating Stampin’ Up! colours. It’s a super handy reference tool & it takes the guess work out of trying to match up colours.
By following the colour guide, I was able to stamp the flowers in Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral, Mango Melody, & Soft Sea Foam.
FYI…MANGO MELODY is DIVINE & very versatile. I’m totally in love with it, & just know that you will be too…. make sure you place an order for it & the other new colour ink pads today!
Want to make my day? It’s easy!!
Simply leave me a comment in the comments area, I really love hearing from you 🙂
Don’t forget to add some ink colours to your next order, it’s the quickest & most cost effective way to freshen up your craft stash.
Much Love, K xo
Psst!!! If you are feeling ready for spring & looking for something ultra fresh, then make sure you check out the exclusive, limited time only Blended Season stamp set & coordinating stitched dies….It’ll have you feeling like the flowers have bloomed, & blossom in next to no time.
Love all the colours & products that I’ve used? The good news is that you can get them for yourself by simply clicking on the images below & placing an order 🙂
Products Used: Click on each image to find out more, & shop with me.