Tuesday, August 9, 2011

August MFT Creative Challenge

In 2011, MFT is working harder than ever to inspire you, and we have come up with something we think you'll really enjoy. Our Design Team Creative Challenge is a new monthly feature, where we challenge our design team to explore their creative side using a specific theme, product or technique.

This month, we're all making cards featuring Fun Folds!
My starting point was the SCS Resource page.  Holy Cow were there a ton of fun folds to choose from. I decided to finally give the  Diamond Fold a try.  It was easy and fun to work with. You can see the tutorial on how to make this great card HERE.
I used the new Just the Ticket set and die-namic as my inspiration. I prettied the card up with some doilies....the Decorative Doily collection. The largest one and the medium sized one from the Decorative Doily Duo.  To make the design flow, I also added the faux crochet border to each side of the card.
The middle doily is mounted on a diamond shaped square, hence the name, but my circle doily hides that a bit.
The card measures approx. 4.5 inches with the border strips added on.  It folds up nice and flat (I added the ribbon, belly band....couldn't resist, it just felt naked without the ribbon) and you pull it open to have the center, decorative piece pop out at you.
You can see here, that I added a seperate birthday sentiment (inked up with a marker from the same ticket image) on each side of the 2x4 inch strips. I also left some room to write a personal note and sign my name.  This one is going to my mom, so luckily I don't have to add a lot of words (just I Love You). She's just happy receiving my cards. ☺
Thanks for stopping by today. It sure feels great to create again.  We just got back from vacation and I hadn't touched a stamp in over 10 days.....that might just be a record.
 Visit the MFT Blog for a full list of designers that have taken up the challenge!


  1. Lisa, girlie, this is soooooo GORGEOUS and YUMMY card with all the pretty doilies and what a cool design, too! I must try this once, too!!! Stunning work!!

  2. Lisa, this is beautiful! I haven't seen that fold before! You rock for doing it!

  3. I've never seen this fold before! Love this, Lisa!!

  4. Love this fold card. I will have to try it again, Somehow my fingers wouldn't work on the folds. Ha

  5. How COOL is this Lisa! LOVE this fold and your card is GORGEOUS!!!

  6. This is a fun fold! I will have to give it a try!

  7. this is amazingly fantastic!!! i love the fun fold out design and all the yummy kraft. gorgeous!

  8. I've never seen this type of fold. How fun! Your mom will love it!!

  9. Super fun fold! I'm in need of trying this!!! LOVE the colors and papers--FAB!

  10. Wow, this is amazing! I'm going to have to go look at the directions to picture how it works. Very cool!


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