Sunday, March 12, 2023

PP631 Hello Sunshine Double Diamond Fold Card

 Hi everyone! I am the hostess this week at the Paper Players, and I have a fun, bright color challenge for everyone this week:

I guess I am trying to channel some summer warmth with these colors---we've had a non-snowy winter, but that doesn't mean it hasn't been COLD! So I thought some bright hues would warm us up!  I chose a summery stamp set as well, one I've had but haven't used much this year!  So here we go:

I saw a fun fold called a Double Diamond on my friend Karen's blog a couple days ago; she got the directions from the oh-so-talented Julie Dimatteo and you can see her directions here.  I got some Daffodil Delight cardstock and went to work!

I stamped two of the swimsuits from Sunny Splash in Granny Apple Green and Tahitian Tide, then fussy-cut them out and mounted them on panels of Basic White that were embossed with the Checks and Dots EF:

Sentiments from the Splash set as well as the Best Family Ever provided a greeting for the center panle, and I added a few sequins for fun:

And when it is folded up, it fits nicely into a standard-sized envelope!  Fun and cute!  

I hope you'll pop by the Paper Players blog to see what the other design team members came up with using these bright colors.  Then, I hope you'll play along and share your creations with us as well!  See you there!  And thanks for popping by today--enjoy it and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Sunny Splash, Best Family Ever
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Tahitian Tide, Daffodil Delight, Tahitian Tide DSP, Granny Apple Green DSP
 Ink Granny Apple Green, Tahitian Tide
Accessories Sequins from my stash
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Checks & Dots EF (ret)


Kampin' Karen said...

Excellent and oh, so summery! Thanks for the shout out and also giving kudos to Julie. It's such a fun one. I worked on another fold by Sam Colcott yesterday for 4 hours and still can't get it. It's the 3 peaks arrow fun fold. See what you can do if you have time! Have a blessed day.

I Card Everyone said...

The sunny yellow, green, and blue is much better than the new coat of WHITE I'm seeing this morning, LeAnne!
Such a fun card - remember cootie catchers? LOve the dots in every form!

Wendy said...

This is so cool, LeAnne! I love the warm colors and those bathing suits! I love this stamp set but have not gotten much use from it either. Thanks for sharing the directions....I may have to try my hand at it!

Jaydee said...

LeAnne, such fun colors this week. I love your little bathing costumes and they work beautifully with your fun fold card. Thank you for reminding me that, although we had another 8 inches of snow this week, summer will arrive sometime :-)

Denise Willerton said...

such a FUN card LeAnne ~ thank you for shairing ... and yes, we need some warmer weather ~ I'm DONE with winter !!!

Bonnie said...

I'm impressed with this fold and I love these bright colors! Makes me dream of the beach.

Linda Callahan said...

This card is absolutely delightful! I remember my mother wearing a suit or two like these!

Suzanne said...

LeAnne, you sure are trying to get us ready for summer with the bright colors and the suits. Your card is so cheerful Love the funfold!

lichazul said...

So pretty cardπŸ€©πŸ’☺️πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
Happy day πŸ‘

Fran Wing said...

Hello, LeAnne, You're absolutely right about your bright colors invoking summer - bright and cheery and welcome! That fun fold is impressive and shows off the colors very well. Thanks for the link to the directions - I'm inspired!
Xoxo, Fran

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

These colours made me think of summer too LeAnne so they are perfect for these swimsuits! What a great fancy fold too. Roll on summer vacations I say!

Tarabeth Stamps said...

I love the fun fold! I had this set out too.... decided to switch at the last second! This is too cute

Claire Broadwater said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card. You know how much I adore bright colors and swimming suits for the pool! This fun card just makes me smile every time I look at it. The fun fold makes it even more special. I would keep this card forever if I received it in the mail! Have a lovely weekend, My Friend!!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Oooh-la-la, that's a fun fancy fold! That stamp set is one of my favorites and these colors are just perfect with the playful images. Thanks for a fun color combo this week!

Ann Schach said...

What a fun fold and a perfect fun summery card, LeAnne! I had a blast playing with these colors. They are so happy and exude joy. Thank you for colors that pushed me out of my comfort zone...I LOVED them together!