Friday, 1 March 2019

Step It Up Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop...

Hello and welcome to the March Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop from Amanda Bates at The Craft Spa in the UK... 
Today's Blog Hop has a Step It Up theme... meaning that each project builds upon the previous... so I have 3 projects to show you today... 

So ... not only do we have a decoration progression from one card to the next... but we also have a Z Fold Card progression all featuring  - and being sized for - a Stitched Rectangles die cut... Each one a step up from the one before... 

As well as using the Needlepoint Nook papers 
And the Needle & Thread bundle... for the decorative elements... 
Along with the new Sale A Bration Co-ordinating More Than Words.... and a few other favourite greetings sets...
More Than Words Photopolymer Stamp Set
Starting with the Simple Z Fold.... 
With all the greetings being from More Than Words... 
Then the Joy Fold... 
Again main greeting from More Than Words... and the TO YOU being from the "Happy Birthday to You" in the Needle & Thread stamp set...
And finishing off with one of my Double Z Joy Folds... 
Which also features the fabulous Well Said stamps and Well Written dies for all the greetings... 
Spot the double die-cut shadow "happy" greeting... just a Crushed Curry "happy" stuck onto a Poppy Parade "happy"...  
And the lovely Needlepoint Nook Mini Buttons on the small flowers at the left to finish it all off...

Now I was going to go into each of the cards chapter and verse... but you would be here for a long while!!! And this is a Blog Hop after all... So instead I will be posting the tutorials for the card fold and decoration over the next week... be sure to subscribe (FOLLOW BY EMAIL OR SUBSCRIBE TO FEED down the right hand side) if you want more details...

Though... in the meantime... the tutorials for my standard A6 Double Z Joy Fold Card is here... and the US A2 version here... 

And so now it is time to pass you onto the lovely Angelique in the Netherlands... Just click on the big arrow below to go straight to her post...

Blog Hop Roll Call




10 comments:

  1. Wow! Love how easy card features a different z fold. Great cards

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    1. Thanks Amanda... I can see more series like this coming along in the future as I enjoyed making these...

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  2. Beautiful cards! Love the fancy folds - you are a girl after my own heart. :-)

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    1. Thank you Lisa... and yes I do like a fancy fold or two!

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  3. I luv all three versions of your gate fold card Amanda, but especially like the 2nd Joy Fold card. I appreciate your showcasing the "Well Said" stamp set and coordinating dies as I've been sitting on the fence about ordering that bundle. Thanks for inspiring.

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    1. Thank you and my pleasure Penny. The Well Said stamps and dies are extremely useful.. for me even essential! And hope you can come back for all 3 ZFold tutorials over this week.. planned for Sunday, Tuesday and Friday....

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  4. Amazing card designs. I love the way you have used the designer series paper and the different stages of your fancy folds. :)

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    1. Thank you Tricia... and I have posted the tutorials for all 3 card folds over the past week....

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  5. Lovely and inspiring cards!! Will definitely be CASEing all the fun variety of folds!! I am also inspired to get the Well Said set now that I have seen you use it. I too have been on the fence. Looks like a very versatile set. Thank you for all the inspiration!!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words June... and yes the Well Said stamps and dies are super useful! And incredibly versatile... which I hope to be able to come back to another day! Just not enough hours in the day to realise all my thoughts! And enjoy the card folds

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