Garden Meadow Arrow Fold Card for Creative Creases #80

It’s time for a new Creative Creases challenge. Firstly, thanks to all those who participated in the last challenge! If you haven’t played in the challenge yet, I hope I can inspire you to join the challenge that’s starting today! The Arrow Fold has been around for a while but I don’t recall making one before so I have two cards for you today. The first one I made was using the Garden Meadow bundle since I still had it out after making THIS card. Then, I made a second card using the Painted Lavender stamp set and dies to use up the remaining designer paper used for the first one.

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My Card Today

Create this card using Garden Meadow by Stampin' Up! and Debbie Mageed at Secrets To Stamping

My Secrets!

Create this card using Garden Meadow by Stampin' Up! and Debbie Mageed at Secrets To Stamping

Let’s start with the card base…

  • Firstly, I needed to create the fun fold card base by scoring the 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 cardstock at 4-1/4 on the 8-1/2 side.
  • Then, I marked the sides and bottom at their halfway mark: 2-1/8 on the sides and 2-3/4 on the bottom. After that, I scored from the 4-1/4 to the bottom mark and again at the 2-1/8 mark to the bottom mark on both sides (See photo if that’s as clear as mud). Then, burnish and glue the flaps down (only where the folds meet).
  • Once that was done, I cut a piece of white cardstock to 5-1/4 x 4 and adhered it to the inside of the card.
  • Then, I picked out two different designer papers that I thought would look good together, cut them to 5-1/4 x 4, and marked the middle of the bottom edge at 2-5/8. Then, I cut from the top corners to the bottom middle mark and glued the pieces down to the front for the large piece and to the inside for the two smaller pieces.
  • This can be done with just one designer paper if you only want to make one card.

Now, the FUN part!

  • So, to finish off the card front, I stamped the wheelbarrow, flowers, and watering can, pulling the colors from the designer paper. Then, I cropped them out with their coordinating dies.
  • After that, I stamped the sentiment from the Garden Meadow stamp set and punched it out with the Double Oval Punch (retiring!)
  • Once this was done, I arranged them onto the Arrow Fold card front.

Then, on to Card #2…

  • After creating the card base in the same way as Card #1, I used the leftover designer paper pieces to create the card base.
  • Then, to change things up a bit, I used one of my favorite bundles for the focal pieces, Painted Lavender. I stamped the first one with Highland Heather and the other two in Balmy Blue. The last ones were dies that I cut from white cardstock and colored with Old Olive and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends.
  • Once that was done, I stamped the “happy birthday” from the Garden Meadow stamp set and cropped it out with the Stylish Shapes die.
  • I layered all of the stamped pieces onto the arrow fold, then popped up the sentiment with dimensionals.
  • Finally, I made a simple bow with white baker’s twine to finish off the card.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:

  1. 613 Avenue Create
  2. A Place To Start
  3. Crafty Catz
  4. Cut It Up
  5. Die Cut Divas
  6. Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday
  7. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies
  8. The Paper Funday
  9. A Perfect Time to Craft
  10. Seize the Birthday
  11. We Love Stamping

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My son Adam with his beautiful wife Farah and the joy of my life Noah! We loved being with them for our holiday that marked the end of Ramadan.


19 thoughts on “Garden Meadow Arrow Fold Card for Creative Creases #80”

  1. I am following you, Debbie.
    I am not going to respond because I am not well.
    But, I print all of your beautiful features. 😍

  2. An unusual fold Debbie and lovely colour palette, many thanks for sharing with us at We Love Stamping challenge.

    B x

  3. I don’t believe that I have ever seen this fold. It is very interesting and makes for a special card. Thanks for the complete instructions, and for joining us at Seize the Birthday Challenge.

  4. Let me say that the photo at the end is just awesome! What a beautiful family and adorable grandson! As for your gorgeous cards. I love them. As always your fold is so much fun as our the papers you have used. Thanks for playing at Seize the Birthday and for sharing your family with us.

  5. Beautiful cards and a very clever and effective fold.

    Thanks for joining us at the Cut It Up Challenge.

    Helen x

  6. That arrow fold design is one I need to try! Both your cards are absolutely beautiful! I love the purples and blues in that Meandering Meadows DSP, and that little wheelbarrow with the flowers is so sweet! I can see why you love the Painted Lavender bundle, too! So pretty!

    What a great picture of your son, DIL, and Noah!

  7. Both cards are wonderful. The backgrounds are just gorgeous. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our Spring Card challenge.

  8. Brilliant card fold I love the colours and the image a super creation thank you for joining us at We Love Stamping
    lolo x

  9. Debbie…. to say this is a beautiful “fun-fold” is an understatement. It’s FABULOUS! I’ve never seen an arrow fold before. Thank you for the introduction and the template. Absolutely gorgeous.

    Thank you for sponsoring this opportunity for all of us to share and be inspired.

    Rae in Reno, DT

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