Thursday 28 April 2022

Just for a Change

I have just seen the new challenge at Seize the birthday, so I thought I would do a quick post to share this:


I made it for my granddaughters' 7th birthday, in order to be a bit different (for me anyway) I decided to try a fancy fold. I think this is called a waterfall card. I saw a demonstration for it somewhere but have no idea where now.


Anyway, in the end it was quite straightforward to make the base card and then I went through my large folder of snippets and die cut loads of different elements. Then I just stuck them in. The more the merrier I thought. There are numbers, flowers, balloons, leaves, hearts and butterflies. I also added a tiny tag that you can see in the picture below. The front panel was stamped with a hearts turnabout stamp. I made it a long time ago and stuck it in my snippets folder as I wasn't happy with it!



And the best this was, it folded flat and fitted into a 7x5 envelope. My granddaughter seemed to like it, so that's good.

I am sharing it at:

Seize the Birthday - #237 Butterflies or hummingbirds
Snippets Playground #426 - Everything except the base card are snippets




Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today, I really appreciate it. 

23 comments:

Mac Mable said...

WOW this looks amazing Hilary x.
It looks very intricate to me and clearly made with love for your granddaughter and no wonder she loved it x. The fold looks fabulous and I love how you went through your snippets folder for the beautiful die cuts and yes more the merrier works for me x. Cute little tag too Hilary...A real masterpiece and such creativity x.

Crafting Queen said...

Great card. Anesha x

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card Hilary love the fold and beautiful dies
Carol x

Di said...

Fabulous card Hilary - no wonder your Grand daughter loved it! Lovely shaped card and you have a ton of patience to add all those snippety die cuts. Great to see you back playing with us!

Hugs

Di xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Super fun card. Love how it stands for a table centerpiece. Thanks for playing in STB

Ashwini Rao said...

You didn't like it??? This piece of wow??? I absolutely loved it (Glad my taste matches your grand daughter's!)! So many pieces must have gone there - kudos to all the time you spent die cutting! I love how it stands so well (I was wondering whether it would be top heavy) and makes for a nice piece to show off as well!

brenda said...

As you say different for you Hilary but how lovely it is, packed with lots of things a little girl will love, very special for your Granddaughter.

B x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

I don't made this type of card by age, thanks for remember me about it as I love the way it fold easily and flat! :) All the little decorative elements you added are just amazing, love especially the gold butterflies and the heart balloons. The paper is very elegant and love the cute tag at the last fold. Your turnabout panel looks so sweet, I don't know why you don't loved it! Well done putting it as front label on your granddaughter's card, it seems very appropriate!
Hugs, have a lovely weekend!

I Card Everyone said...

Hilary, you've given us all a lesson in how to use up our prettiest snippets in a most beautiful way! WOW is this full of goodness - and the love is evident, too!
=]

Cat Craig said...

Hilary, what a bountiful and festive card. She is sure to be enthralled with it.

GerJanne said...

Hi Hilary,
of course your granddaughter is very happy with this card, from her granny!
I like the shape of this card. I never made it, but i'm going to (when????....)

Christine Alexander said...

what a beautiful folded card, I can imagine your granddaughter was enthralled by the card ♥

papierelle said...

You created a flower garden for your granddaughter. There is so much to explore!!! It is stunning!!!

Sarn said...

What a delightful treat of a card for your granddaughter. Bet it was the best card she got! It's totally amazing and you must have had a lot of patience to make it.

Thanks for coming to play in the Snippets Playground. Di and I are getting ready for May Day tomorrow, but we'll still have time to get up to mischief in the Treehouse! xxx

Linby said...

It's lovely with the montage of items you added.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, Hilary, your granddaughter had to have felt very special when you gave her this card! It's full of wonderfulness with the hearts and flowers and balloons and every other little detail. The turnabout panel looks perfect to me. You found the perfect application for it. How fabulous the whole finished product is!

Bonnie said...

A perfect base for this wonderful variety of die cuts! I'm sure your granddaughter loved it!

Loll said...

Your card is AMAZING, Hilary!! LOVE IT! I have seen box cards with bouquets of flowers ... but this is such a cool way to add layers of flowers and balloons. I can imagine your granddaughter was thrilled with this card. Great work, my friend! xx

Nancy said...

This is incredible, Hilary! What a thoughtful gift for your GD. Talk about a labor of love and I can imagine it made her feel very special! So glad you linked up with us at Seize the Birthday!

Greta said...

I never make fancy fold cards, but I sure admire them. This is amazing, Hilary! So many beautiful details!

Greta said...

I'm hoping when I first left a comment here, you didn't have the pop-up box. I was amazed at this incredibly special card, Hilary! Bet your granddaughter loved it!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card Hillary. Love the fancy fold, all the pretty flowers and that die cut butterfly. No wonder your granddaughter loved it. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

Witchcrafted Life said...

Creative, joyfully fun greeting! It makes me think of a lush meadow of sunny season wildflowers rendered in card form.

Such a sweet, beautiful way to help brighten your GG's special day all the more.

Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life