Wednesday 3 August 2022

Happiness Abounds for Bron's Birthday Bash 5

Welcome to the fifth of Bronwyn's Birthday Bash Blog Hops.

We're a group of stamping friends that are celebrating Bron's 60th Birthday in 2022 with six blog hops, over six months, with six fun themes! 

Bronwyn Eastley of Addinktive Designs does the MOST amazing 3D creations and is one lovely lady. I was delighted to be invited to join Bronwyn's big birthday celebrations. In fact, her 3D creations are so utterly amazing that I was intimidated by the theme of this month's hop: Make a Fancy Fold!

Now, what I call a fancy fold and what Bronwyn calls a fancy fold are about as far apart as mince and eye fillet steak. So when the very generous Bronwyn offered to share one of her online tutorials with anyone who wanted one, I was probably the first cab off the rank and asked for her double easel fold tutorial.

This is my first attempt at the card, following her step-by-step instructions, apart from changing up the colours to match the DSP I was using. I was very happy with the result.

Bronwyn's tutorials are really clearly set out and easy to follow. They're available for purchase from anywhere in the world and you can see them all here.

With the practice run out of the way, I was ready to create my own version of Bronwyn's tutorial to celebrate her birthday. I used the Hues of Happiness DSP and Happiness Abounds bundle.

Here it is, folded flat for the envelope.

Here it is, open for display.

I also used the Forever Flourishing dies for the foliage on the wreath and the Meadow dies for the butterfly. I was impressed that the Iridescent Rhinestones took on the colours of the surrounding flowers - an unexpected bonus. 

You can continue on the hop by visiting the fabulous Lou Kitzelman - who is also a whizz with the 3D creations and Fancy Folds.

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  1. Both of your cards are so beautiful! The fluttering butterflies and stunning blooms are gorgeous.

  2. Jan, both of your cards are gorgeous, but I really love the Hues of Happiness one. It is spectacular!

  3. Oh how pretty. Both are fabulous Jan. x

  4. Wow! and Qow! Absolutely stunning

  5. Love the 'practice run' card but absolutely adore your Hues of Happiness version. Spectacular! I did have a giggle at the comments; I think you've made an 'eye fillet' fancy fold imo.

  6. Well - you are a brilliant fancy fold card maker now!! THis is just marvellous and looks extraordinary!! Totally fantastic.