Sunday, September 6, 2015

Acorny Love Note {PP261}

Hey there, friends--it's Sunday you know what that means....another week with The Paper Players!  Thank goodness for my weekly DT posts otherwise I might not get to my blog--geesh!  Anyway, this week Sandy has a sweet theme challenge for us--perfect for the back-to-school season:
I saw this great Flap Fold Card Tutorial via my teammate Joanne's fabulous blog and knew the idea was just perfect for my Lunchbox Love note.  I also thought the sentiments and images in the Acorny Thank You set would make a fun card.  Let's see what you think:
I have to say...I am nuts about this stamp set and coordinating punch--so cute!!  I won't go into full detail on how to make this flap fold card because the tutorial is super easy to follow and you won't have any problem seeing how it goes together.  I used a base of Mossy Meadow cut to 4.25" x 11" and scored at 2.5" and 6.75".  I used a 2.5" circle punch to make the hold for the pop up piece and the circle of Daffodil Delight was made with a circle framelit just a little bit smaller than 2.5".  The tutorial does use a small embellishment--about 1"--to close the flap but I went a little larger because I wanted to use this cute acorn sentiment.
I used one of the sweet stamps from the acorn set to stamp a background pattern on the Daffodil Delight circle.  I wanted it to stand out and the Hello Honey ink--while not a color in the designer paper--does coordinate with the other colors and gives just enough contrast to read the words.
Here's the flap open to reveal more of that pretty Into the Woods designer paper--such rich autumn colors with the bright white!
 Inside is a 4"x4" piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I laid it down and from the back side, drew a light line around the existing circle in the Mossy Meadow base.  Then, I lined up my 2.5" circle punch on the line I drew and popped out the half circle.  It lines up perfectly!  This little sentiment is also from the Acorny Thank You set but the little leaves here, and on the front, are from the Among the Branches set.

When I was all finished I showed it to our 11 year old daughter and she squealed "That's so cute, Mama!"  I guess I hit the mark on the love note for a kid!  Now, you will want to check out the rest of the Design Team's fabulous inspiration.  I hope you will play along with us before the challenge closes Friday, September 11th at Noon (PST).  Thanks for stopping by! 

 The Paper Players Design Team
Anne Marie Hile (on leave) 
Sandy Mathis


Jodi McKinney said...

I'm nuts about your card Nance! :)

laurie said...

Shoot. I was going to say what Jodi did! She beat me to it! LOL

I love this fold,and it's so perfect for fall, really cute idea Nance!

stampwithsandy said...

What a great card, Nance! Love the unique fun fold. I'm nuts about it, too!

LeAnne said...

Love your fun fall creation! I will have to check out Joanne's blog for the deets on that fun fold!

Claire Broadwater said...

I am NUTS about this fantastic fun fold card, too! I adore Fall colors and this is just so so pretty! XX

Lisa said...

What a fun card design!! Those acorns are adorable, this is cute!!

Diane - said...

Nance this is so darn cute! Love your fall colors and the those tiny leaves inside are the precious. hugs.

Nancy said...

Such a fun and cheerful reminder of Fall approaching, love the fancy cut-out-fold card and all your stamping and die cuts. As usual the inside of the card is as sweet as the front.

Joanne James said...

I love, love, LOVE it - I'm nuts about your card, in fact!! This is such a great example of this kind of card - I just love those acorns (I definitely NEED them now Nance!) I love the leaves, colours and background stamping on the circle - genius! Top marks this week, my friend!

Manuela said...

super cute, love the nuts!

stampwithamyk said...

Awesome card! Love the fold with image peeking out the top. Great colors and design! :)