DAWN’S FANCY FOLD CORNER CARD

GREETINGS AND SALUTATIONS…here we are again and we may have to stop meeting like this….NO… I’d miss you all….I have to share a cool little outdoor light I found at BED BATH AND BEYOND…the best thing about it is that they are SOLAR… my favorite geek who helps me I do something weird to the blog and who helped me set it up in the first place JASON is a solar guy and so I know he will like these… next they are only maybe 6 0r 7$ and they look like a light blub and they come with those little alligator clips so that you can clip them right onto your umbrella outside…. and most amazing I didn’t realize when I bought the first two that they come IN COLORS… I luckily got a green and a blue one… I plan to get a few more because they do work so well…. and they give a great ambiance to my deck after dark… here are close ups of them after dark.

blue solar lightbulb

blue solar lightbulb

green solar lightblub

green solar lightblub

You can see it better on the green one that they are clear clubs with tiny and I do mean tiny wires looping around in side and each of the wires has 2-4 very tiny LED blubs …at least I think they are LED…they are just so cute… will try to take a daylight photo and let you see the wires a little better…

daylight view of solar bulb

daylight view of solar bulb

Ok see that tiny little white thing at the bottom of blue and there is another you can see near the top on the right …THOSE ARE THE BLUBS…just amazing I love all the technology we have today….they also have tiny off and on switch near the to of the metal part of the blub. Easy peazy…oh one final note it  rained the got water inside and turns out they ARE NOT WATERPROOF!!!

 

ok… on to the card… this is very cute and not that hard but you do need to know what an 1/8 in mark on your ruler or cutter… so go look… when you find the 1/8 inch marks you will note that there are 8 in one inch… and the smaller ones that are 1/16ths well there are 16 in one inch… and ½ inch there 2…you got it… so hope that helps cause I find a lot of folks don’t know anything but ½ and maybe ¼…so now go check out the video link (in blue ) and you are going to see one cute idea for card…

Ya’ll know how I just love anything that makes it look different from just an open and close type of card….. and actually since many of my friends who receive my cards respond only with a text or e mail saying thanks and maybe wow… etc…but not a card back I like to give them a little extra WOW so it will hopefully make their day.  oh and the wicked side of me thinks it may make them feel a little guilty…oooohh did I say that outloud… lol  ( think witches laugh)..ok here is Dawn’s link and below a copy of her card which is for Father’s Day…

DAWN’S FANCY FOLD CORNER CARD

DAWN'S FANCY FOLD CARD

DAWN’S FANCY FOLD CARD

I did love that she also embossed the card front… I do so like that I must admit that I get in such a hurry I often forget to do it… I also want to tell you that depending on where you live or if you mostly shop on line…DARICE’S has a great many of embossing folders that are quite similar to the ones from STAMPIN UP…. AND they are lots cheaper…ON LINE I USE CONSUMER CRAFTS...they have quite a few embossing folders and some of the basic die cuts…like circles and squares etc…the folders are 2.97 each and the dies run about 8.97 quite a difference from the stores however they may not have what your looking for so you may need to still check at MICHAEL’S , JO ANN’S OR HOBBY LOBBY..I have found that both JO ANN’S AND MICHAEL’s don’t always have coupons any more… especially if you are usually getting them on your smart phone..in fact I recommend that you try getting the coupon in your car or at home before you go as lately every time I try in the store it takes forever or doesn’t come up at all… I don’t want to suggest that they are blocking it but I think they are blocking it.. lol…HOBBY LOBBY does still however have the 40% coupon every time I go there… and no problem getting it in the store…again on my phone and it pops right up…Ok enough about sales and where to go to get stuff …lets look at what my version of this card looks like…

my fancy fold card

my fancy fold card

This is to entice a friend to coming to see me so we can go back to Victoria BC..I layered the large lamppost over the top and used a bit of foam tape to lift the light and flower basket part of the image, while I stick the base of the lamp down tight to give it a bit more dimension.

Here is another one that I did wishing a friend HAPPY BEE day… I used the honeycomb embossing template…and I put the bee on with a wobble spring…. I love it….

fancy fold bee day kh

 

I used the embossing template on the small yellow square…then I die cut two bee’s and layered them together then mounted them on the wobbly spring…and adhered to front of card in the square at an angle…. I know you can’t tell that it wobbles but it is very cool… in fact Iiked it so much that I also used it on the inside black and yellow flower with Happy BEE day on it…

 

inside fancy fold

I also used a newer template that I found at Consumer Crafts that had both the honeycomb and some bees… looking at it here I now wish I had taken a small black ink pad and lightly rubbed it over the embossing but not now its to late and might mess uptake whole card… again you can’t tell it wobbles but it does…. I think she will really enjoy this card…and it was really very quick and easy… but impressive… ok that’s it for cards…but I do have some …

EYE CANDY…I WISH I could give you a link to more of these wonderful sand castle photos… but FB didn’t have the link so guess whoever posted it didn’t link up where they came from either… they are how some of the most incredible ones I have seen my favorite is the one of the Wild Animals… so feast your eyes and then remember when we just used buckets to make castles….lol

wild animals

wild animals

game of thrones??

game of thrones??

sea monster

sea monster

another castle

another castle or maybe just the other side of the castle…

Here is some additional EYE CANDY a CHAMELEON… YA gotta go look at this to believe it…. and on my laptop it moves not really a video just minor movement… it is totally amazing then here is another more in-depth link which also show the FROG hat he had done once before ..that was the other one I had seen. It also shows you a bit of how he achieves this…in any case check it out…you will have to be impressed

Ok that’s it for this post….AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPIN BY…wired haired cyber toad…aka ….kath

 

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  1. Thanks, Kath for all of this. The chameleon was amazing! Looked so real and even knowing that it was two women, it took a while to see them! It’s a lovely rainy morning out here this a.m. A good day to work indoors on cards and etc.

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