Life is Good Fancy Fold

Life is Good Fancy Fold

Hi everyone!  Thanks so much for popping by today.  I have always had a great fondness for Fancy Folds and so I thought I would show you another one today.


and the card open


Products Used:

HCPC-3725 – Water Lily Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-745 – Luggage and Tags Die
HCD1-778 – Fleur Borders and Pockets Die
HCD1-790 – Water Lily Die
HCD1-792 – Leaping Frogs Die
HCDP1-264 – Winking Frog Paper Collection
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear Glue
Spellbinders Tool N’ One
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board
Memento Dye Ink Pad – Expresso Truffle
Memento Dye Ink Pad – Pistachio

Project Instructions:

Other products:  White Card Stock, Worn Lipstick Distressed Ink and die cutting machine, dew drops


Take a piece of white cardstock 6″ x 10″ and on the long side scor at the 2″, 3″, 4″, 5″ 6″and 7″ marks.  Next make a cut 2″ in from the left side and 3 1/2″ down from the top between the 2″ and 6″ scor lines.  Finally cut another line 2″ in from the left side and 1 1/2″ down from the top between the 2″ and 7″ scor lines.  Now that you have your card base, repeat this again with desired paper from the Winking Frog Paper Collection.  For a little extra dimension, after my designer paper was cut I trimmed the pieces  1/4″ smaller.  Click here to see what the card stock will look like when you are finished.  The 2 frogs and the Dragonfly were die cut using the coordinating dies from the pre-colored images that are included in the paper collection, which is such a great way to add a lot of pop to your card without having to do a lot of coloring!  The Water Lily flowers were stamped on white cardstock with Expresso Truffle distressed with Worn Lipstick and Pistachio inks before cutting them with the matching die.  Shape the water lily flowers with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, make some single and some double blooms and one 4 layer bloom and add Prills to centers to finish them off.  Finally, add a ribbon sentiment from the Winking Frog Paper Collection along the bottom of the card combined with one of the pre-colored tags which was die cut using the Luggage and Tags Die. A die cut of the Fleur Borders and Pockets Die using another coordinating piece of paper from the Winking Frog Paper Collection was attached to the right hand corner of the card.

Thanks so much for visiting.  Have a wonderful day!

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About Castlepark Designs

My name is Joann and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my husband Miles. We have one son who is in the Royal Canadian Navy. I have worked full time in the Finance and Insurance industry for the past 29 years. I absolutely adore all things paper & glue and have been involved with crafting in some way for most of my life. I have a great admiration for creating projects from paper that may not necessarily be made from paper. When not in my craft room, I enjoy spending time at our cottage enjoying all that nature and suburban life has to offer.

4 responses »

  1. Elizabeth Moss

    Hi Joann, I love your card and the colors look stunning. All the things you make are so beautiful. You are an inspiration. I lived in Halifax for 36 years then moved to New Brunswick.


  2. I love the frogs and the flowers. The hope of spring soon. Thank you Joann.


  3. Fabulous card, Joann! I love the fold and all of the little details you’ve added!



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