You Warm My Heart 

Yesterday, like almost every Wednesday, between 10am and 12 noon, I hold my usual Craft & Coffee class. I love having my group of ladies over every week, sharing with them what I love. I look forward to Wednesdays every week and I try and have something a little bit fun for them to do at each class. And each class varies. We don’t have a set theme.

This week though, I wanted to do something out of the box from your standard, fold open card. This week I wanted to try “fancy folds”. I don’t often do fancy fold cards, so this was something new for me and my ladies! A pop out swing card.

I had seen the basis on what I wanted to achieve on the internet and then I tried Google for a tutorial. I found the fabulous Julie Davison’s blog and a tutorial on there as well. Although, this didn’t suit Australian sized cards, I adapted the tutorial, changed it all around a bit and viola, my Vintage Graffiti version made using our Sheltering Tree photopolymer stamp set and our new Lots Of Labels Framelits.

It is a little bit tricky to take a photograph of this style of card but I did my best and I hope that you can see the design. I am so happy with how it turned out. One fancy fold design that I will definitely make again, and once you have the hang of it, not to fiddly either.

A little bit of bling and some sequins in the tree, a punched out love heart, some thread and a Naturals Expressions word and the card is accessorised and finished and looks glorious. Even if I do say so myself.

There wasn’t enough time in the class to create two fancy fold card but still enough time to squeeze another project in, so continuing with the same stamp set and colour schemes, we whipped up a second, and also just as beautiful card.

Some Blushing Bride sequins and Metallic Thread for a little bit of glamour and some crochet trim for a little bit of vintage and the card is finished. I love the combination of these accents together.

Now, at the moment, here, at my home, it is gloomy, cold and pouring with rain.

This photo was taken at 2.30pm in the afternoon and the weather has gotten worse since then. So, with a cup of tea in hand, the open fire raring, and this blog post finished, I think it’s a perfect afternoon to spend crafting. Don’t you? I have prep to do for next week’s class and also for my team day on Sunday afternoon. A small get together where we will do a few Make & Takes, learn a few techniques, have a chat, do some business stuff, give away some prizes and all in all have a fun filled afternoon. Want to come along to my Team Days? Well, why not have a look at becoming part of my team? You’ll find a wealth of information here or again, if you wish to jump straight in (and why wouldn’t you? There is nothing to loose and everything to gain), you can do so here.

Happy stamping,

From your favourite Vintage Graffiti artist,

Emma xo

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