Saturday, 6 May 2017

Jems Blog Hop - Something for the Men!

Hello and welcome to The Craft Spa blog with Amanda Bates ...

Today is the Jems Team Monthly Blog Hop... so please join us and travel around for lots of inspiration for the men in our lives...
I couldn't resist making an even simpler A6 U Fold Card for Father's Day... seeing as it is my Card of the Week! Click here for my Tutorial... though note that this version just uses a 3cm high piece of Whisper White for that front section
These cards are super quick and simple to make... but a real WOW in the flesh... a must try girls!

So the first few photos are the card using Urban Underground papers and Urban District stamps... and I was busy steering away from the Delightful Dijon... but then this happened... 
And hey... I think I prefer it that way after all!!  Not what I was expecting... Nice pop of colour... and great for a class design as everyone will be able to use their man's favourite colour on the day... 

But then I went to write this blog post.... and horror of horrors... no more Urban Underground papers left in stock!!! Though panic not class-ladies... I have quite a few here for our classes this month... 

So I had a quick re-make for you using Serene Scenery papers... 
Which one do you prefer???
I then went on with quite a few more ideas for those letters... but more on those another day! Or you will never get to hop along... 

Time to say goodbye and pass you onto Sarah....
Or if you are going backwards (and yes quite a lot of people do) ... then I will pass you back to Allie...

28 comments:

  1. This is BRILLIANT! Will get myself organised and set about your tutorial, the ladies in my classes love your fancy fold, and this will certainly be a hit with them! xx

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    1. Thanks Kate...glad u like! And WOW... that must be the fastest CASE ever! Hope your ladies love...

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  2. Fab card Amanda. Must have a look at how it's made! All the products on my projects are gone :-( but hey ho lol!

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    1. Thanks Sharon... and definitely a card fold to have a go at...you won't need long!

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  3. Brilliant , as always Amanda! Another fold to try :-) I've featured one of yours in my makes for this Blog Hop. Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration. Annex

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    1. Thanks Anne and so lovely to have you join the Blog Hop for your first time... love your Double Z Joy Fold card men's makes... watch this space for another (improved) alternative on that fold!

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  4. The U fold cards look spectacular, they are now on my wishlist of card techniques to try. The big letters at the front add even more dimension x

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    1. Thanks Uma... and do try the fold as it really is amazingly easy for something that gives that WOW effect....

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  5. Both are great but Serene Scenery one just takes my fancy more! xx

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    1. Thanks Sam...and thanks for your vote!

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  6. Another clever Amanda idea ! x

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    1. Thanks Julie... a few partly addictive ideas here!!

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  7. The fun fold queen strikes again! Love it! A big Wow factor card x

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    1. Thanks Allie... definitely one to try as it works so well for a clean and simple style....

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  8. Great cards, I need to practice this fancy fold.

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    1. Thanks Barbara...and Lol...it won't take you long ?..go straight for the 2 up as they are slightly addictive! As you will see over the coming week or so!

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  9. Another great fold! I love discovering what folds you've come up with each time I visit your blog! Love your finished cards xx

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    1. Thanks Sam.... this one is particularly great as it is simple and quick to do! Gotta love that!

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  10. Fabulous as always - you are so clever, always a new idea. Thank you for sharing - off to watch the tutorial now :)

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    1. Thank you Sarah... and my pleasure!

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  11. Love it. I 'm going to have to get those letters! eek. Have an idea for this fold so will need to go and get that tutorial followed. Thanks k x

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    1. Thanks.... Lots more u can do with the letters Karen! And the fold is definitely addictive!

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  12. Apologies for the delay in commenting Amanda, love this make and I haven't used those letters! Me bad!

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    1. Thanks Julie... and time you got the letters out for a quick card for Fathers Day! Or a more personal challenge for you... They wd work well for EVAN .... I have made a JOE....

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  13. I love this set, Great cards as always xx

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