Good morning and Happy Happy Hawwwmp Day, y’all! Hope the week is going well for you! My big excitement this week is that I’ve got a tonneau cover and a truck bed slide tray ordered for my “new” ride – which is actually my OLD truck. We decided to wait a bit before we replace the van – so I’ve been driving the older dually. Which – even though it’s huge – has LESS room in it for things like…groceries – or anything else much. Especially if the Man is with us! And – you can’t put stuff in the bed of the truck and then go to another store. else. But – with a locking, hard cover – boom!! I’m excited to get it to be a little more useful! 🎉🎉🎉
It’s the little things, y’all. 🤷♀️
My card today is a Bay Window fun fold – and it’s all dressed up for Halloween with some plaid Them Bones DSP and a dashing, and very French, charmer from the Bag of Bones bundle! Take a look-see:
I played along with the Creative Creases Anything Goes With a Fun Fold challenge!
I started with a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock that I scored at 1/4″, 1 1/2″, 3 1/4″, 4 1/2″ and 5 1/2 along the long side.
I started folding at the 5 1/2″ score line – folding it as a mountain. The next score line is a valley – then mountain – mountain – valley (this is the 1/4″ line).
Using Liquid Glue just between the 4 1/2″ and 5 1/2” score lines, I adhered the front of the card base to the back – just in that 1” area.
I cut my DSP panels from a few different designs in the Them Bones DSP and then used Liquid Glue to adhere all the DSP strips to Cajun Craze mats. The final narrow strip – it’s on the far right side of the photo below – I adhered to a strip of Pumpkin Pie cardstock after matting it on Cajun Craze. I think you can see that? 🙂
I used Liquid Glue to adhere all but that last matted strip to the panels of the card.
Using Stampin’ Dimensionals – I adhered that last stand-alone piece to the very far right of the card base – making sure to line up the edges of the strip with the edges of the card base.
That final – popped up – strip is the “stop” for the Bay Window – the little tab slides right underneath!
For the inside, I stamped a sentiment from Bag of Bones in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of Basic White cardstock. Using one of the – many! – bone images in the set, I stamped an arm – WITH a hand – in Smoky Slate ink. I added the little rose in Tuxedo Black – and colored it with a Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Marker.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Cajun Craze mat and into the inside of the card base.
Then – time to decorate the front!! 🙂
On a piece of Basic White cardstock, I stamped several images from the Bag of Bones set in Smoky Slate to make a festive skeleton guy.
I added his beret-scarf-mustache in Tuxedo Black – this is one stamp – just take your time and get it all lined up! Then I added the rose in Tuxedo Black (colored with the Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Marker) and a Cajun Craze heart.
Then I made myself STOP playing and cut it out with the fifth-from-smallest Deckled Circle Die. Y’all – depending on how you count – this could be the SIXTH smallest circle – it’s 3″, okay? 🤷♀️
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the circle to the middle panel of the card front.
I stamped a sentiment from Bag of Bones in Tuxedo Black on a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock and cut it out with the smallest Stylish Shapes banner die. I cut a Cajun Craze mat with the next size banner die and adhered them together with Liquid Glue.
Using Liquid Glue – I adhered the matted sentiment to the circle.
I tied a bow from two lengths of black Baker’s Twine and adhered it with a Glue Dot.
Using my Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin Blend – I colored a few Classic Matte Dots and adhered them to the circle – and…the card was done! 🙂
My Basic White Medium Envelope got the arm – and the rose! – on the front…
…and more Them Bones DSP on the envelope flap!
Et Voila! Okay – I love this Bay Window Fun Fold – it’s just so cool (and has the added benefit of being pretty darned easy – but you don’t have to tell anyone that! 😎😎😎) – and it’s perfect for showing off fun papers like Them Bones DSP! And – my obsession with the Bag of Bones stamp set is…not easy to understand. You know I’m not a Halloween girl – but…it’s just too much fun! It’s like playing paper dolls (yes – I did that!) but with stamps and ink! What’s not to love?!
I hope you like!
If you’d like to recreate this project, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below! And – you MAY have noticed that there are a LOT of “in process” photos on this one (don’t get used to it! 😂😂). Well – that’s cuz it’s the Wednesday Tutorial over at SplitCoast Stampers! Which means…there’s also a video! 🙂
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Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Pumpkin Pie Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 1/4″, 1 1/2″, 3 1/4″, 4 1/2″ and 5 1/2″ – see template); 1″ x 4 1/4″ (for popped-up strip on right side of card); Stylish Shapes die cut banner (sentiment)
Cajun Craze Cardstock: 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (2 – mats for small end panels); 1 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (x2 – mats for two small panels on “bay”); 1 5/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for center “bay” panel); 3 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for inside panel); Stylish Shapes die cut banner (mat for sentiment)
Basic White Cardstock: Fifth-from-Smallest Deckled Circle die cut (3″ art circle); 3 1/4″ x 4″ (inside panel)
Them Bones DSP: 3/4″ x 4″ (2 – small end panels); 1″ x 4 ” (x2 – two small panels on “bay”); 1 1/2″ x 4″ (center “bay” panel); 2 1/4″ x 6″ (envelope flap)
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