Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator since 2007
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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Crazy Crowd Swap!

   Happy Sunday!  I am so excited because today I am going to my Stampin Up! demonstrator's meeting!!  WoooHoooo!!  I have been away from home for a while and so I haven't been able to attend  these, but today I get to go!!  There will be fantastic people, yummy food, wonderful socialization, oodles of talent and plain ole fun, fun, fun!!  There is a swap at every meeting and this month's swap is a Fancy Fold project.  I had the best time making these cards!  They are in some of my favorite colors and also happen to use some of my very favorite stamps!  Win, win!!
    Today the retirement  list gets posted  for Stampin Up!  (Insert big pouty face here!!!) What that means to me I that as a demonstrator it is time to let go of some of my most favorite things, but also that I get to look forward to lots of fun new things!  Also, win! :)  So, short story I was making the cards for this swap I tried to guess and use things that would not wind up on the retirement list.  Hope I did ok! LOL  Here is my fancy fold swap card:

The  whole things lays flat at first glance!

Main image panel lifts up...

and then the second layer lifts up!  I thought this was the cutest design!  Not mine, mind you...totally borrowed  from the magic of the internet!  It is a variation on a gate fold card. 
 I made 10 of these guys!  

Stamps: Field Flowers, Create A Cupcake and Kindness Matters
Ink: Pretty In Pink, Always Artichoke and Melon Mambo
Paper: Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla and Pink Pirouette
Punches and  Dies: none
Extra: Paper Piercer and Dazzling Details

Ok, now if you will excuse me...I am off to my meeting!  Have a wonderful day!  I will be back soonest with more to share!


Athina said...

Ah, my favorite colors! I like the take on the gate fold and the image is so sweet! Great job!

Chaitali Narla said...

Very cool fancy fold! Whats this "retiring" concept that SU has?

Melina said...

love the fold, this is so pretty AnnMarie! :)

Pam said...

I've done gate fold cards before, but not quite like these. I love them. The colors are awesome!

Nancy said...

I just love that fancy fold! Your card is just beautiful. Great colors and great sentiment.

Margaret said...

This is gorgeous! Your fellow demos are going to love this!!! Fantastic take on the gate fold! Hope you had a wonderful time at your meeting! I love it when I can make ours as well!