It’s Tuesday and I have a special fancy fold card for this week’s Paper Players Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #519.  Ann Marie created the board below. To participate you have to choose either across, down or diagonally.  I chose to go diagonally using patterned paper, a fancy fold design and green.

I’m starting at the top of my card which is the center stamped focal point layer.

  • The Whisper White layer for stamping is 2 3/4″ X 4 5/8″.
  • Stamp the ornament image from the Ornamental Envelopes stamp set in Crushed Curry ink in the center of the Whisper White layer.  Add a few Mossy Meadow pine branches with the image from the Ornamental Envelopes stamp set to the top left of the layer so it appears that the ornaments are hanging from branches.
  • I outlined this layer with a little Mossy Meadow ink and my sponge dauber to add a little depth.
  • On a scrap of Whisper White card stock, stamp the ornament image three times; once in Mossy Meadow, once in Pear Pizzazz and once in Real Red.
  • With the ornament die from the Envelopes Dies run each set of ornaments through your cutting machine.  Now you have a variety of ornaments to place over your Crushed Curry base image.
  • Have fun placing the ornaments on the base image.  Some are popped up on dimensionals and some are glued directly to the stamped image.
  • You might want to leave a Crushed Curry ornament uncovered for a little interest.
  • Attach your finished focal point layer to a piece of Real Red card stock that measures 2 7/8″ X 4 7/8″.
  • For this project, I used a piece of Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper for the card base.  Its dimensions are 12″ X 5 1/2″ scored on the longer 12″ side at 1 3/4″, 4 3/4″ and 7 3/4″.
  • After scoring, and with the outside design facing you, fold the left side first score line in toward the middle.  Fold the second score line out toward the back of the base. Fold the third score line in toward the middle.  Use your bone folder to burnish your folds.

  • Add a Whisper White layer to the last panel of the card base.  I stamped a little ornament and pine branch on mine.  You can add a sentiment to the Whisper White panel but stamp it more to the left so it doesn’t show when you close the card.

  • Fold your card and add your front stamped layer exactly to the center of the card only using adhesive on the left side of the panel.
  • Embellish for a little sparkle.

I hope you enjoy today’s project.  This design is versatile enough to use with just about any longer stamp image and your favorite patterned paper.

So, grab a long and lean stamp image, cut a few layers, score and fold some patterned paper and create something fancy!
…the only limitation is your imagination!