Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fancy Folds

Hi out there, happy Tuesday bloggers. First things first, another entry for the SOG Digi Me Contest:

I was thinking something like "Hangin' Out Tobie" or less original but more to the point, "Monkey bars Tobie". Either way I want this little guy with a look of pure joy on his face, hanging upside down with his little tummy exposed and completely and utterly adorable in a stylish casual all boy outfit like the one shown. I don't have many masculine stamps but this little guy would make my collection in a heartbeat! Now on to my project for the day!

I am loving my SOG digis, but I have a super hard time getting them to print out the size of my clear SOG stamps. While practicing resizing the stamps, I got a fabby idea to create a cascade card featuring all four seasons to enter in the Some Odd Girl Fancy Folds Facebook challenge. Turns out that plan was a bit ambitious and I felt wiped out when I finished the card, but I was extremely pleased with how it turned out!

(From top to bottom) Winter Mae digi, Sunny Mae clear, Tropical Mae digi, and Woodsy Mae digi

Each digi and clear stamp were colored with my copics and fussy cut out. The winter and spring DP are from my stash, while the summer and fall DP are from Echo Park (summer) and DCWV (fall). I used paper punches, dies, images printed out and colored with my copics, and the tiny flip flops in the summer section were fussy cut from a scrap of paper from my stash. I wasn't sure what colors, order, or DP I wanted to use when I sat down to make this, which is greatly what took so long. I knew which digis and clear stamps I wanted to use and I began to color them up. Once I had them all colored I laid them out and rearranged them until I liked the order. Next I made the card base, creating two of the zig zag fold bases that I love so much putting them together to create the cascade effect. I ended up needing to treat each section like its own separate card, matching layering paper and DP to the already colored images (bad idea number 2) and using my ATG gun to attach the multiple layers/sections. Looking back, I wish I had picked out the DPs and then colored the images to match, as I usually do, it would've saved a lot of time. Either way, this card gave me so much trouble, it will only be made for VERY important occasions, like say, the birth of a new nephew ;) Now that they are dressed to impress (no matter what the season!) I'm headed over to join the party, October Linky Party that is, over at Some Odd Girl, see you there!



  1. This is WOW! So clever!! Thanks for joining our Linky Party at Some Odd Girl!

  2. Wow!! What a FAB project!!! A Mae for all seasons! Clever!
    Thanks for joining our Some Odd Girl October Linky Party!