Wednesday, March 04, 2020

~138 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with U for U. Fold card.

We are now onto the 21st letter of the alphabet which is U. Not many letters left to get to the end. Winners results for #137  are in the post below. Make sure you check back as it could be you. Can I please ask that  Winners do acknowledge their prize in the comments on the Winners post as well as emailing their details to me. This way I will know to expect an email.  Please state if you are only playing for fun so that it gives someone else the chance to win.

Come on in.
Lets Spin the Butterfly Wheel.
Each challenge will be a letter of the Alphabet with  a choice of 3 Colours and 2 Themes all beginning with the chosen letter.
New for this Yr. The 7th element of the wheel is a card shape.
(The discerning amongst you will notice that there is now an added page along the top under the Butterfly Banner called Card shapes.)
There will be a card shape for the letter being used for each challenge and I will be showing a tutorial on this page with hints and tips for making the cards. 
The card shape is not mandatory but if you do use it you will qualify for the top prize without having to combine all of the other 6 elements onto your card. You must of course use your butterfly.  The shapes will all be easy ones, just a different way to either fold or cut your basic cardbase. 

If you don't want to use the card shape then 
You can either choose a Theme or a Colour from the wheel + Butterfly  to be entered  for the 1st Prize.

If you use a Butterfly + a Theme + a Colour from the wheel then 
you  will  be entered into the 2nd Prize. 
Please state in your post which part of the wheel you are using to play with.

So lets get started.

The wheel is
U Fold  Card.

  Your 6 elements are:
Unbleached silk/Umber /Ultra pink/Use your dies/Use Flower pattern paper  +your Butterfly.

N.B. Unbleached silk    =  Creamy.
Umber     =  Dark Brown.

Here is my inspiration for you using:

First card.
 U Fold card / Umber/Unbleached silk/Ultra pink/Use your dies/Use flower pattern paper/ Butterfly.

Second card.
 Also uses all of the seven elements.

You can see more details of the cards here on my blog.
Also tutorials are on the Card shape Page at the top under the banner header. 

1st Prize.
(for using either One Theme or One Colour with your butterfly/ies)
Please state in your post which part of the wheel you are using to play with.

1 fabric sticky back sheet.
 Stip of peel back borders.  
  Clothes peg floral butterfly
 butterfly Note Book
Butterfly Pen.

2nd Prize.
 (for using both a Theme and a Colour + your butterfly/ies )
Please state in your post which part of the wheel you are using to play with.

X Cut
'Baroque Leaves'
Embossing folder
X Cut
 Butterfly  Die

  Top Prize.
For using the U Fold card element + Butterfly
(It is not mandatory to use any or all of the other elements
but I'd love to see if you do. )

'Creative Expressions' 
Caroline's Butterfly Dreams Stamp
'Die-namics '
Simply Scallops Trio
Die cut set. 

There will also be a Special 7 Elements  Prize Draw
for those using all of the 7 Elements.

(This is in no way compulsory just an added fun extra). 

Please be sure to read all the rules on the tab above and the new prize requirements.

Enter your creations in Mr Linky below.
Please also state if you are only playing for fun.

Happy crafting and see you soon.


KT Fit Kitty said...

Your cards are so pretty, Mrs. A! That fold reminds me of the bridge fold, but I've never tried either one. I really like the look of this. Maybe I will get brave and try it.

Karenladd said...

Thank you for your easy to follow tutorial on the card folds. I often read UK craft magazines that explain how to do fancy folds...but their explanations are about as clear as mud. I love that you show each step, and even offer different angles for those of us who can't quite translate from 2-D to 3-D. I'm going to see if I can figure out a way to make the U-fold in such a way that it can be folded and mailed..maybe use a hook and loop attachment on one panel.

Jane Willis said...

Just the one element (plus butterflies) for my first entry - so far my u-shaped card consists of scribbled notes and scraps of paper but I hope to get it made over the weekend.
Karen, if you happen to pop back and see the other comments, you'll be surprised the first time you make a U-fold card, they DO fold flat for posting!

Jane Willis said...

.... and I'm back with my all-7-elements card. Loved your instructions, really clear and simple.

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous cards and sooooo clever with the fancy folds! Hope you are ok and thank you for the hint my friend! hugs xxxxxxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Love your creations once again, I love how easy to follow your tutorial was, Made it a joy to make the card, Hazel xx

Karenladd said...

Well this U-fold might turn out to be a real favorite after finding out that it does fold flat for mailing. Thanks for pointing that out Jane. Now to figure out how to give instructions to the recipient so they can . tand it up once received. Pretty easy to set up, I would think...and a great way to use up scraps of paper. I also thought this was going to be a much larger card, and was relieved to see that's it really manageble. Thanks again for the wonderful tutorial Mrs.A!

DIANA L. said...

Than you for the fun challenge I used all 7 elements and 14 butterflies. I love a challenge and I have never made a u shaped card before this will be fun to make again thanks for the tutorial.

Thank you for your inspiration!!. Have a blessed day


Linby said...

A brilliant and easy tutorial - TYFS. I've used U Fold card / Umber(brown)/Unbleached silk Base card/Ultra pink/Use your dies/Use flower pattern paper/ Butterfly.

Becca Yahrling said...

Lovely cards, Mrs. A. Looks like a fun fold and I'm going to try it. Would love to play for 2nd prize with my first entry. Thanks so much!!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

It's not very often I make it but I did this time.

Sue xx

Lady Joyful said...

Really pretty cards! It's been a while since I entered here, so glad I could play along this time.