Friday, October 16, 2015

JAI #284 Just add a fancy fold

Hello there,
well I've survived another school holidays. We did manage to get out for a town for a few days to enjoy some time down the coast. Adventures there included watching whales as the sun rose, which was pretty special and an encounter, fortunately at a safe distance, with a red bellied black snake!!

Following on with my animal theme I made a card recently that was perfect for this week's Just Add Ink challenge - to Just Add a Fancy Fold.

A view looking down shows you how simple this fancy fold really is.

And you can flatten it out for posting!

I first came across this fancy fold - a shadow box - on Kelly Kent's blog here. She includes some great instructions for Australian sizing there as well as a link to a video tutorial. I thought it was perfect to make something fun for my husband for father's day. So I pulled out some monkey's to colour and made a little scene for them to hang around in. The kids loved the idea that they each had a monkey to represent them.

We'd love to see what fancy fold you create this week. Please do join us and don't forget to check out the amazing fancy folds the DT has made this week!

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Tremendous Treats: Birthday (PaperTrey Ink), Tiny Treats: Birthday (PTI), Heart 2 Heart #6 (PTI)
Cardstock: Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Early Expresso
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Tuxedo Black (Memento), Whisper White
Accessories: Ovals Collection framelits, Mighty Oak die collection (PTI), Tremendous Treats: Birthday die collection (PTI), Heart 2 Heart die collection (PTI), Sweet Dreams DSP (R), Owl builder punch, Bitty Banner framelits, Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack (R), Copic markers, Fringe scissors, Crystal Effects, Glue dots, Dimensionals, Double sided tape (X Press)


  1. Oh my, this it totally adorable, Kim & a great fold. No wonder the kids love that they had their own monkey selves on the card. It definitely brought a big smile to my face so I hope Chris has the same reaction.

  2. This is such an awesome, interactive fancy fold. Loving the little scene you've created. Lots of lovely details, and pleased to hear the kids were suitably impressed as well. Don't fancy your other pic though, ewwwwww. Glad your encounter was at a safe distance. xox

  3. Super cute card Kim! I must make another shadow box card soon - they really do have a good wow factor. Thanks for the link back to my blog. Kelly x

  4. Oh wow Kim this is such a super cute and fun scene! The leaf and tree details are fantastic for the cute monkeys to hang in and I adore your "go bananas" sentiment! So lovely your kids enjoyed it too. As for the snake....yikes! Glad it was at a distance - it looks too close for me though!! xx

  5. What a fab fun fold, love your fun scene and those cute monkeys and sentiment are sure to bring smiles. I can imagine they were all suitably impressed. Eeew...whales sound great, but the snake...not so much! Xx

  6. Wow sounds like you had an adventurous time away? Love your fun card Kim - it's so cute. Could be adapted for many occasions. Chantell x x

  7. That picture of the snake really gave me the shivers!!! Oh how I dislike snakes!!!
    Luckily your card was so super cute that I quickly forgot about the snake and smiled at those cute monkeys :)


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