Welcome to the May edition of Around the World on Wednesday's Inspiration Blog Hop! Every month, on the second Wednesday, we hop to show you our inspiration on a theme. This month, it's Fancy Folds.
You'll be seeing inspiration from all around the world, as the hop brings you ideas from each time zone that Stampin' Up! operates in.
Fancy folds are not a thing I spend a lot of time with but I do have a handful of favourites that I play with from time to time. One I haven't pulled out of the box for a while is the Triangle Card, or sometimes called a Teepee Card. I like the way they stand so solidly and are such a contrast to the standard rectangle card. I've been making these for some years but in my notebook I've jotted down that I watched Kim Fee's How-to video. If you'd like to make one of these cards, her video is a great starting point and you can find it here.
Of course, with the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue being open, this was also a great chance to play with some new colours and products. The Brilliant Wings dies and Butterfly Brilliance stamps were available in the special catalogue pre-release, so you'll have seen those before. The sentiment is from Art Gallery, a set that has carried over, but everything else is brand spanking new!
All of the new In-Colours: Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink, Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen all get an outing in this trio of cards.
The white triangle has been stamped with images from the Quiet Meadow stamp set and coloured with Pale Papaya Stampin' Blends. The butterflies have been cut from In-Colour DSP and embellished with the glorious 2021-2023 In-Colour jewels.
The background card was stamped with the Butterfly Brilliance stamp in the same coloured ink.
Best of all, these little pyramids fold down to fit into a standard envelope!
Next up on the hop is the fantastic Leonie Stuart from Australia, in the next time zone over from New Zealand.
Here's a list of the whole hop, in case you get lost or want to re-visit someone.
Jan Clothier - NZ ---You are here
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