Tuesday, November 27, 2012

AN INTERESTING FOLD......





















So the challenge this time is to make an unusual fold - I saw this one on Pinterest, of course an entirely different card but that's where I saw the fold.  The base of the card is just a 1/2 sheet of 8,1/2x11 card stock cut the long way and folded in half, and then you fold one of the halves in half, and then turn it upside down, and then add the panel to the front - the panel that has the snowflake on it. :) That panel could be any size you want.  Pretty simple, except impossible to stand on it's own.  I say this so that you don't rip your hair out trying to make it stand up......yah, like I did.  I finally looked closely at the pic on Pinterest and noticed the card was sorta leaning against some material to hold it up.  i made a little prop for mine, like 1/2 a card so it wouldn't show in the pic, but look, seriously - gravity would make this fall down if not for my little prop. :) Okay, while I have everyone's attention, PRAYERS please, it seems my twin grandchildren will be having a birthday picked out for them tomorrow.  Baby Girl is apparently having a hard time holding her own against big brother.....she is not growing as fast as she should while Baby BOY, is already over 5 pounds.  Baby girl is just under 4 pounds.  So please say a prayer for God to keep those tiny babies in HIS hands, and to surround my daughter and her husband with peace and joy as they await the imminent arrival of these two precious babies.  I am trying so hard to LEAN on the EVERLASTING arms, and trust that HE loves these babies even more then we do!  I may be a gramma again by the end of next week......so say a little prayer for us!~~ Until next time, Karen

27 comments:

Carol Dee said...

MY thoughts and prayers and a BIG Cyber hug are on the way. God is good and he will provide everything those precious babies need.
Your card is STUNNING, I do love white on white and snowflakes. Perfection. :)

Jen Timko said...

Prayers and congratulations on the impending delivery of those sweet little ones. Had a friend with exactly the same situation. The "babies" are two now and the "little" sister completely owns her brother! ;-) Hugs for you and your family!

Of course the card is stunning...don't want to forget to mention that!

Bette S said...

An interesting and beautiful card! Sending prayers that both babies will come out of this healthy and happy. I was a twin too and both my brother and I were premature and needed a lot of special care after we were born (and this was almost 70 years ago!)

barb mann said...

Very, very pretty Karen. Will have to try. I think I'd work out a prop attached to the card back maybe that would help. Love all the punched details and lace. Thanks for the heads up on it's stability!

barb mann said...

Very, very pretty Karen. Will have to try. I think I'd work out a prop attached to the card back maybe that would help. Love all the punched details and lace. Thanks for the heads up on it's stability!

barb mann said...

Very, very pretty Karen! Thanks for the heads up on it's stability. Maybe I'll try to incorporate a stand as part of the card back. Love the punched and lace details.

Melodie's Kreations said...

Wow! Utterly beautiful Karen. Thanks for the heads up on it not standing on its own.

Melodie's Kreations said...

WOW! Utterly beautiful Karen. Thank you for the heads up on it not standing up by its self.

ArtisticInkspirations said...

Gorgeous beautiful...and yes.. I've had that problem of gravity too on some cards!! will keep your little ones in our prayers.. know that is frustrating.

Anonymous said...

Sending you hugs and prayers for you and yours. Hugs n' Stuff, Lynne

Jan Castle said...

Beautiful card and interesting fold! TFS
Hugs...and prayers,
Jan

Anonymous said...

What an elegant, beautiful card. Prayers for your precious little unborn twins!
Gloria

Rebecca Yoder said...

Will keep all of you in my prayers! My niece recently had her first baby 7 weeks early via emergency c-section - baby Kyla was 3 lbs 1 oz, is now over 4 lbs and doing very well should be going home in the next week or two. Medical technology is amazing for these little "early arrivals"!

Rebecca Yoder said...

Will keep all of you in my prayers. I have a new great-niece born via emergency c-section 7 weeks early. The little peanut has grown from barely 3 lbs to over 4 lbs and will hopefully be home in the next week or two. Medical technology has come a long way for these "early arrivals", but God is even greater! Hope all goes well for your daughter and soon-to-be-born grandbabies!

Julie said...

I am and will be standing in faith with you and praying for Bethany and her husband, those two babies and you. We speak with faith that those babies both weigh the perfect weight and come when they are supposed to. Stand strong, lean on Him when you feel like you aren't strong anymore, and receive His peace

Keryn said...

Prayers for your precious grandchildren. My they be held in His loving arms.
Hugs, Keryn x x

Heidi Baks said...

Wow, so many details, Karen. I love the white-on-white look! Prayers for those babies!!

Colleen said...

Beautiful card.
Thoughts and prayers are with your family
ColleenB.

Karen W said...

This is fabulous and thanks for the explanation as well. I will try this and know we are all praying for the little ones.

Sabrina said...

Oh Karen, my prayers for all the family for sure and a big hug across the seas. My SIL lost a twin in her first pregnancy, I know all about the various complications. I hope and pray that you'll just be blessed with two healthy early arrivals who'll thrive on all the TLC.
And wow, what a gorgeous card. I hate those ones that won't stand, though, and DH hates them even more.

Peggy said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful! I saw this type of card fold the other day and thought I might give it a try.
Saying prayers for your daughter and grand babies.

Paula said...

I saw your card on Pinterest and came here to tell you how beautiful I think it is. I hope the grandbabies enter the world joyously and without trouble.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!
Prayers being sent heavenward for your newest grandbabies and all of your family.
Lu C

Paula said...

Isaw your card on Pinterest and came to your blog to check out the details. This card is beautiful. I love this card, it's so delicate and lacey.

Donna Ellis said...

Karen, a gorgeous ivory card - so many interesting level and pretty textures - I also like the fold, and have pinned your masterpiece so I might create something similar in the future - so pretty, and thanks for sharing the tutorial.

Robin Feicht said...

Absolutely Stunning! Love the tone on tone and all the texture, not to mention the sweet card fold.

Cathy Parlitsis said...

This is THE most gorgeous creation EVER! I just love everything about it! So elegant! Wow!