Creative Creases Guest Designer

Delighted to be a guest designer for Creative Creases challenge #86 where each challenge is ATG with a fun fold.  Thank you for having me.  The flying seagull fun fold (or accordion centre panel card) is certainly not new but it's the first time I have made one.

This card was created for my Mum's birthday last month.  One of her jobs was a reporter for our local weekly newspaper so I chose this old style typewriter as a focal image but surrounded it with pretty flowers and butterflies.  Mum didn't use a typewriter quite of this vintage but it was a talking point when she saw the card!  Stamps and stencils used from Creative Stamping mag 133 covermount set.

The typewriter was stamped on the main front panel in back.  The small florals and flourishes were stamped in purple, orange and green to fill the surrounding space.  Typewriter stamped a second time and parts decoupaged on the original for added dimension.  Happy Birthday sentiment stamped on the lightly inked paper.

I created two different panels to cut up and add onto the back accordion 'wings'.  For the two outside panels ... shades of purple stencilled butterflies with stencilled letters/numbers inside and green stamped flourishes.  For the four inside panels ... green stamped butterflies over stamped with smaller orange butterflies & dragonflies with stencilled splatters in lilac.  All panels edged with a black marker pen.

I've used - smooth white cardstock
Creative Stamping mag 133 covermount stamps
VersaColor grape, split pea
VersaFine Clair summertime
Distress Oxide shaded lilac, wilted violet
Linking up with -
A Place to Start July ATG            A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge          Love to Craft #81 ATG
Crafty Gals Corner  #256 ATG with twist Fancy Fold

Thank you for visiting - I'd love you to leave a comment if you have time - Steph x


  1. Steph, thank you so much for being a Guest Designer at Creative Creases Challenge! Your card is so much fun! What a great fold! And your stamped flowers and butterflies are so pretty! They make a beautiful background for your typewriter stamp in the front! Such a lovely birthday card!

  2. Wonderful card and a great choice for a fun fold, Steph! I always enjoy making this style. Your typewriter is cute and nostalgic for people of a certain age LOL! Love that you made your own designer paper! Very pretty!! Thank you so much for being our guest designer for our fun fold challenge. I hope you will be back in the gallery soon. Have a great weekend.

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  4. Congrats on you GDT spot and love the fold and beautiful papers you created,great vintage typewriter image too.
    Carol x

  5. Congrats on your GDT, This is beautiful, love you floral background and colour choice. The flying seagull has been on my to try list for ages. Emmax

  6. Great fun fold and lovely papers! Thanks for sharing with us at A Place to Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner


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