Saturday, September 7, 2013

Heartfelt Thanks SNP

Welcome Saturday-I missed you! I'm posting over at the Stamp N Plus blog today with a fun iris folding card using one of their stamps as my guide and a sentiment stamp to finish the card up. Neither one of these stamps is in the web store so if you would like order them call Luann at 715-271-1873. However they have a huge selection of iris folding stamps to choose from which you can start on page 1 right HERE and for some other heart shaped iris folding stamps look HERE or HERE or HERE and definitely HERE.

I made a square card today with a card base from The Paper Studio. The white cardstock is Neenah, red is Provo Craft and kraft is by Oriental Trading Co. The red polka dot patterned paper is by My Mind's Eye. I stamped the iris folding stamp onto the white cardstock with red ink and then cut out the center of the heart to do the folding technique. When I cut it out I didn't do that great of a job so I took a red Copic marker, but it could be any kind of marker, and went around the inside edge of the image with the tip to cover up an left over white areas. That way when the stamped image on white cardstock is against the red patterned paper white cardstock doesn't pop out and give away that I was rushing that day. Both inks used in my card, red for the heart stamp and brown for the sentiment, are by Stampin Up.
 Sorry my photograph isn't the greatest. I was in a rush that day as well and this was the best one out of the ten shots I take of each card.

The brown flower is by Oriental Trading Co and the red and white by Recollections. This card would definitely need extra postage to send in the mail. Usually square cards with a square envelope are extra postage to begin with. However these card bases didn't come with envelopes and I only have rectangle shaped envelopes. In this case the extra postage would not be applied for the envelope shape but more the flowers dimension and not to forget the dimension with all the folds of paper in the heart. Using thin paper is recommended for iris folding because the bulk it creates using cardstock (and it's easier to fold). The patterned paper in my card is just shy of being typewriter thin so even though there are a lot of folds the bulky is kept lower. But then add the flowers on top and it will never fit through the post office sorter. 
Tip: They also say that using tissue paper is a nice fit for iris folding and I;ve heard of a lady who used washi tape to do the folding technique. 

Thanks for stopping by on this glorious Saturday. I have no idea what it's like outside to call it a glorious day but as long as I have power to do my crafts and I don't have to go to work it can do whatever it wants out there. 
Thank you.


  1. Gorgeous card Cindy! Have a lovely weekend :) hugs x

  2. Fabulous card hun, great design. Hugs, Claire x

  3. gorgeous Cindy! iris folding sure does make an impressive looking card. I've never tried it, but it's on my 'to do' list! :)

    Thanks so much for linking up @ Inspire Me Friday this week!

  4. Such a pretty card! I've done iris folding a couple times, but not for a very long time. Your's looks fabulous. Thanks for playing with Cleary iStamp.

  5. Really pretty, love the colors and embellishments. Thanks for entering the ClearlyiStamp "Thank You" Challenge. Debbie CiSCDT

  6. Oh Iris folding is so pretty. It scares me so I have never tried it! Your card is so beautiful with all the different texture.

    Thanks for playing in Clearly iStamp Challenge #6.

    Kathy D.
    Clearly iStamp Blog Challenge Coordinator/Clearly Digi Stamps DT

  7. Gorgeous card, love the iris folding and the beautiful color. Thank you for joining us at 4 Krafty Girlz this fortnight. Abbie xx

  8. great folded heart-really different idea. Thanks for joining us at ATSM

  9. Hello, Cindy - I am checking out your blog again! I love iris folds! I haven't done an iris fold in ages and I really want to make one again now that I see your beautiful heart. I love red, white and kraft together too.

    I really dropped by to reply to your question about linking up my card to your Manly Monday post - the answer is Yes! I would be honoured and delighted to be included! Thank you!

    Enjoy your day!
    KT Fit Kitty

  10. Fabulous iris folded card!
    Thanks for playing in our With Thanks challenge over at Inky Impressions

  11. This is just gorgeous.Thanks for sharing with us at Inky

  12. I love iris folding! This is so lovely! Thanks for sharing at Clearly iStamp!
    Hugs, Debbie

  13. What a lovely card...thanks so much for joining us over at 4 Krafty Girlz
    Hugs Donna DT xx

  14. Thank you so much for entering your fab creation into the 4kraftygirlz challenge blog and good luck. Tina-Maree DT x - Glamoureyes

  15. Beautiful job on your iris folding, Thanks for joining us at clear it out Tuesday for the Thank you challenge.

  16. Oh Wow! This is beautiful! I love your iris folding! Very awesome! :) Thank you for joining us at Clearly iStamp. :) Hugs-Katy, DT

  17. Hello and thanks for joining Sister Act with a wonderful creation... love the heart and gotta try this myself soon...HUGS...SK :)

  18. I started out making many Irish fold cards last year - I love the effect -you did a great job! thank you for joining Clearly istamp - good luck in the draw! Gail DT


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