Festive Friday #0087 - Summer Olympics

It's time for another Festive Friday Challenge!  Every second Friday we post a challenge for you with a specific theme and an Inspo List of 10 items to choose from to create your project.  We encourage you to create a project based on the theme and Inspo List and then post it using at least 3 items from the inspiration list.

This week’s challenge #FF0087 Summer Olympics

Your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project and link up! #festivefridaychallenge  At Festive Friday, you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion. I hope you’ll make a card, scrapbook page or 3-D project and join us. You don’t need a blog to enter Festive Friday. Check out this link on how you can play along with this challenge. If you want help entering, please email me at stampinwithmelva@gmail.com and I’d be happy to help you! 

For today's challenge I used the Beauty of the Earth Product Suite.  I absolutely love this suite!  The Designer Series Paper is stunning!  I hope you like my gatefold card. I used encouragement, silver and fancy fold for my card this week!

  1. Cut Designer Series Paper 5 1/2" x 12" and score at 2, 4", 6" and 8"
  2. Measure 2 3/4" on each side and make a small mark
  3. Cut from the mark on a diagonal to the 4" score line - save this piece
  4. Repeat on the opposite side cutting from the mark to the 6" score line - save this piece
  5. Fold on the score lines - with the front flap folded back on itself.
  6. Adhere the pieces you cut off to the bottom of the card - you can adhere them with the point towards the middle or towards the edge, it's up to you.  For my card, I adhere the point towards the edge.
  7. Use your bone folder to crease on the score lines.
  8. Cut coordinating cardstock 1" x 11" and wrap around card to form belly band.  Don't make it too tight or it will be difficult to remove the belly band.
  9. Adhere the end together with Stampin' Seal and cut off excess.
  10. Cut out tree from Crumb Cake cardstock
  11. Cut out solid leaves from Designer Series Paper
  12. Cut out detailed leaves from green Designer Series Paper.
  13. Adhere detailed leaves to solid leaves using Mini Dimensionals.
  14. Adhere to tree trunk using Dimensionals.
  15. Wrap silver trim around hand about 3 times.  Remove and pinch together.  Adhere to the Belly Band using Stampin' Seal
  16. Adhere tree over the trim using Dimensionals - apply to belly band only.
  17. Stamp sentiment on a scrap of Basic White cardstock using Cinnamon Cider ink
  18. Cut out using Paper Snips
  19. Adhere to Belly Band using Dimensionals

You can check out my YouTube video for tips and tricks on making this card!  Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel while you're watching!

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team.

Beth McCullough   

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Stephanie Lanzalotto

Melva Peters

Judy Rozema

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    1. Simply gorgeous fun fold, Melva! Thanks for the directions. :)

    2. Beautiful card, love a design when you can see both sides of the designer papers together!

    3. Gorgeous card. The DSP is absolutely gorgeous, and the fold really showcases its beauty. Wonderful design and choice of supplies.


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