Thursday, March 10, 2011

Thursday Trigger for "Spring Fling" Challenge

This week's challenge is "Spring Fling" and today I've created a spring inspired card with a bi-fold twist for this Thursday Trigger post... a final bit of inspiration to get you geared up to enter your "Spring Fling" project.

Just as a wee reminder, you've got until Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m., to enter at this link right here. You also have a chance to win a $15.00 Kraft Outlet store voucher in our random drawing this month and the more challenges you enter, the more chances you have to win so we hope you'll join us in March!

For this project, I knew I wanted to pair some yummy Lunch Bag Kraft Cardstock from Kraft Outlet with some Jillibean soup spring-themed patterned paper, but I also wanted to do a little something different with the card base... to capture the "fling" side of our challenge.

The cardbase is a twist on a bi-fold style-card that I found in the November 2009 CardMaker Magazine.

Just in case you don't have that copy of the magazine on hand, I'll give you the instructions to create this card base.

Cut an 8 x 4-inch piece of Lunch Bag Kraft Cardstock; with long side horizontal, score a vertical line 2 3/4 inches from left end. Fold flap to the right.

Fold a 3 x 8-inch piece of patterned paper in half, forming a 3 x 4-inch top-folded card. Slide card over right end of Kraft card base. Adhere backs together. 

After finishing the entire card, the patterned paper top-folded card attached to the Kraft card base opens as shown below.

To create the inside sentiment to this card, I layered Lunch Bag Kraft cardstock that I die cut and stamped under die cut patterned paper and a Brown Kraft Label that I stamped as well.  I also stamped pale pink polka dots on the front of the card and attached a die cut flower. 

When the card is opened fully, it looks like this...

and (just so that you can see it again without scrolling back) when closed fully, it looks like this...

The Design Team here at The Kraft Journal is looking forward to seeing what you create for our "Spring Fling" challenge. Your entry not only provides you with a chance to win a store voucher, you also have a chance to be selected as one of our Top Three for this challenge or have your project showcased here on the blog.

Thank you for stopping by today and don't forget to hop back in tomorrow for our "Feature Me Friday" post when we showcase designs created by you!

Other supplies used to create this card not mentioned above include:
Flower Die (Sizzix)
Cardstock, Stamps, Label Die Cuts and Ribbon: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Stampin' Up
Pearl: KaiserCraft

1 comment:

  1. This is SO cool, Beth! Thanks for sharing this fun and unusual card base. Gorgeous flower, too. :)


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