Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Happy spring everyone!  Today is another rainy, gray, blustery, day in PA - hence, my design for for the hopes of spring flowers from April's showers.

I was looking for something new, and I found this tutorial for a "tent fold" card on Splitcoaststampers
It is a very easy fold to make, gives your card not only dimension, but also a way for it to be displayed.

I made all the cuts in DS and saved the file for future use.
The base card was cut in white @ 4 1/4 x 8 1/2
The outside and inside mats are cut @ 4 x4
I adhered the front mat to the card base and then cut the circle out all at once.
The outside circle frame was made in DS and cut separate.
The sentiment, inside and outside mat are from Debbie Mum.
The umbrella is from NA and the cutie face is from Peachy Keen Stamps.
Grass is PS and the flower is made from 1" hearts topped off with a white button and baker's twine.

A rainy day front with a spring flower inside gives way to the adage:
April Showers bring May flowers

I will add a sentiment to the back of the card to finish it off.
This was another fun little project to try, but I would make it a bit larger next time.
The finished size is approximately 4 1/2 square.


  1. Marcia-what a creative fold you used! I love how it's the perfect way to display a card :) Thanks so much for creating with us at FCCB!

  2. This is adorable! It is such a creative card and I really hope it brings those flowers! It's still pretty cold out there tonight but I hear warmer weather is coming to PA...YAY!

  3. WOW!!!!!!! I am sooo in LOVE with this card! I LOVE the dimension! FANTASTIC creation!


  4. Adorable!! Thanks for creating with us at FCCB!
    Lisa C

  5. This is a great card...lovin' all the wonderful details! I'm going to have to give this fold a try! Thanks for joining our challenge at FCCB this week!

  6. so cute, great job! Love the tent fold!!!!

  7. Great job! Lovin' the tent fold. I like how you used a variety of patterns and colors. They all work so well together. TFS and thanks for joining us at Cooking With Cricut:)
    ~Madison CWCDT funkycards.blogspot.com

  8. This is absolutely adorable! Love that cute umbrella and the fold is great. I'm going to have to give that a try! Thanks for playin over at FCCB!

    XO ~ Amy Jo (FCCB Design Team)

  9. This is a really neat card! Would love if you shared with us at http://thepapervariety.blogspot.com and left a link back in your post for a chance to win our Studio Calico prize :)

  10. Lovely card,like the tent fold.

  11. This is great. I love the dimension of it. Thank you so much for playing with us at cooking with cricut.

  12. SO cute. The tent fold looks like so much fun.

  13. Very cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Cooking with Cricut.

  14. Very cute! Thanks for joining Challenge Me Monday at FCCB :)

  15. Wow! Such a pretty card! Thanks for joining us this week at Cooking With Cricut!


  16. What a cute card! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Variety!:)

  17. Gorgeous!! Love that little window!!
    Thanks for joining us @ FCCB!!
    TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

  18. WOW MARCIA!!! What a precious card! I love the dimension the "tent fold" gives it. How super sweet! I am now your newest follower and can't wait to see more of your wonderful creativity! Thank you so much for sharing with us at CWC....Melin....CookingWithCricut.com

  19. Great card, Marica! Love the dimension the tent fold gives. Your card is so cheery and bright it is sure to chase those clouds away! HousThanks so much for joining us this week at Cooking With Cricut.

    ~ Jen, CWC Design Team

  20. What a fantastic card Marcia ! Love it !
    Have a great Wednesday ;-)
    Maria Elena CWC DT