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Fancy Folds Blog Hop - JAI 74


Bronwyn Eastley - Funky Fold

This week at Just Add Ink we are holding a Blog Hop featuring cards with fancy folds. Hop around all the Design Team Blogs and decide on a fold that you would like to try and link up your entry to the Just Add Ink site. Of course you will score more 'brownie points' if you leave some comment love along the way! ;)

If you're doing the blog hop in order you would have been gob-smacked by Nikki Spencer's awesome Side Step Card.

For my submission, I chose a Funky Fold (centre step) card which was really easy to make.

Would you believe that I only used DSP (Botanical Gazette), card stock (Early Espresso) and dimensionals? No stamping at all for this one. The fancy fold really gives it the WOW factor!

Side View

(Please be suitably impressed by the fact that I actually did a teeny bit of decorating on the inside of the card too)

I was inspired by a Funky Fold card Laura Lipe made and she has easy to follow instructions/template on her blog which you can view HERE.

You will find the next very fancy fold on the amazingly talented, Kim Badelt's Blog and you can get there by clicking on the button below -

Happy fancy folding,


I really love the simplicity of this card. Thanks for sharing your card is awesome
Paula Dobson said…
No stamping but lots of gorgeous fussy cutting Bron! This is a gorgeous fold and you have demonstrated great use of our DSP's!
Anonymous said…
fantastic Bron this folds on my next to do list. love love love it and thanks for the link for the tutorial
Goodness you say this card is easy to make but it looks sooooo complex!! This card definitely stands out.
Marlena M. said…
Very cool card. I have a ruler die that may work with this idea. I AM suitably impressed that you decorated the inside. ;) LOL.
Michelle said…
Ha ha ha! Yes, I'm very impressed that you decorated inside. It looks so effective, and yet I never do it (another thing to add to my to-do list). No stamping? Wow! Love it.
Mae's Cachet said…
A work of art for sure Bron! You make it seem so easy and your great use of the DSP and it's images is very stamping, must have been hard to do just that! Love it ♥
Tania Gould said…
No I can't believe there is no stamping on this beauty - and yes, I AM suitably impressed by the inside-touch!!!!
It's beautiful Bronwyn! You have definitely inspired me to give this fold a try. Thank you :)
Karen said…
Hey Bronwyn, love your card, I have seen these around but yet to try one. Just maybe
This is fantastic, Bron! I never would have guessed that there was no stamping on it. I love the inside too :)
t_bar_star said…
Oh, I just found it!

Thank you so much for showing me a new fold technique - I'm new to all of this and I really do enjoying learning and trying new things! Have a great weekend. Theresa
Nikki Spencer said…
I love that theres no stamping Bron, very, very clever, fabulous use of the DSP, loving that fold too!
Impressed?...Of Course!!
Fiona Harrison said…
Another fantastic card, what great use of the DSP. I will miss this when it retires, such pretty colours and patterns. It's a great fold too.
KimB said…
It looks utterly gorgeous Bron - love the clean vintage look. What a fabulous use of DSP and I love that fold - has real WOW factor!
I am hopping along and I keep getting blown away at each stop! This is magnificent! Love it! and never seen this style before, thank you!
Mary said…
Love it Bronwyn - must give this fold a try.
Patrice said…
This amazing piece of art has no stamping on it? Incredible really when it looks so well decorated, including the inside - yes suitably impressed. Gorgeous card Bron.
Natasha said…
Wow, this is awesome!! Am going to have to try this one!!
Anonymous said…
This is very cool ... love it! Andrea and the dogs!
Tui Nathan said…
Wow ... are you serious? No stamping? I love it ... and in all honesty I was gob smacked when I saw Nikki's card, but yours is equally and gob smacking gorgeous ..your fussy cutting is so precise, you even managed to get the butterfly antennaes .. well done!!!
Susan Joyce said…
Nice fold Bronwyn. Like that you didn't have to do any stamping. I am going to have a go at this fold.
Cheryl said…
I love making this type of card. Yours is taller than many I've seen and that adds a nice touch!
H2 :) said…
Great card Bron. Your use of the DSP is inspirational. :)
I love this card ... and have made a couple before but would love to have another go! Your design is so eye catching! Love the colours! Hugs xxaxx
Leonie said…
Very fancy indeed! So pretty :)
I love your card, Bronwyn! And thanks so much for the link back to my blog. Isn't this fold so much fun to make!! I love visiting your blog!!
Smiles, Laura

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