Thursday, November 10

{Fri-end} a treasure forever

I tried my first Z-fold card today....YAY!!!  Don't you just love when you try something new (a new technique, a new fold, a new creation) and you love the end result.  It isn't quite as fancy as some that I have seen in the past, but I don't feel like I completely failed at my attempt.
The Twisted Thursday Challenge at The Outlawz this week is Fancy Folds and the All Sorts Challenge this week is Anything But Square.  I just had to give this a try.  I was in the mood to think outside the box.  I opted for a Z-fold because I have had the turquoise textured card stock folded for this card type for about 2 months, just waiting to be used.  
I just trimmed the tops at an angle so it wouldn't be square, then used my flowers and flourish edger down the left side.  I added a strip of pink cs behind the punch so the delicate punched swirls and flowers would show more.  I cut lavender card stock for my front sentiment (by Crafty Sprouts - Besties for Life) and added some ribbon and a bow from my stash.  The front sentiment was inked using my Ranger Archival black ink.  I inked the edges of my entire card and layers with lavender Studio G chalk inks.  The inside sentiment is from  Whimsy Stamps by Raindrop Echo Designs Funny Friends Sayings.  The small flowers that were left over after cutting the edge were used as embellishments for the front and inside of the card by just adding some pink pearls in the centers.

Fairly simple, quick, and delightful (I think)!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Twisted Thursday Challenge at The Outlawz 

Bows and Berries - #13 Clean and Simple

Creative Craft Challenge - Minimalistic

All Sorts - #128 Anything But Square

SPCC -  Color Combo #125

Thanks for stopping by
:O) Jessica


  1. Love it! The colors are awesome and I love that new punch you got. I have been wanting to try a couple new card folds too. Think I may have to push myself to venture out of the box this week! Thanks for the tip on the rosettes!!


  2. Great card and colour and I love the saying :)

  3. Super-duper pretty. Love those sentiments.

    Be Blessed, Beckie

  4. Great card, very pretty colours and love the sentiment.


  5. Great card and a fabulous fold :)
    Beautiful sentiments
    Thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week for my anything but a square challenge. Good luck in the draw and I hope to see you again!
    Hugs, Jill

  6. a great firs Z Fold card love the colour choice and pretty edge detail - thank you for the lovely comment and if I said you don't colour properly on these as the tissue paper does not really allow it so you don't have to be good at colouring to make a candle - hope to see your first candle soon :)
    Hugs Kate xx

  7. I LOVE the shape and the sentiment is fab!! Thanks for playing at SPCC this week!

  8. Great job and super cute!!

  9. lol xx from your comment, computer not broken so totally filthy house lol xx
    hugs Kate xx

  10. This is such a sweet card. You did a great job with the SPCC colors!

  11. Great sentiment! Thanks so much for joining us at Bows and Berries CAS challenge!

  12. Adorable card! Thanks for joining SPCC this week and I hope to see more cards from you soon!

    SPCC - DT

  13. Simple and perfect! I love SPCC's color combos!

    Hey...If you get a min, email me at have a quick question for you! Thanks Jessica!


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