Thursday, 11 February 2016

As You Like It Challenge - Favourite Card Shape or Fold & WHY

Hi Crafters,

This week is flying by and it's already time for our new challenge at As You Like It

We want to see your favourite card shape or fold.
  To qualify for the prize we need you to tell us in your post the reason WHY it is your favourite.

Now, although I usually make square cards because my customers ask for them,  my favourite card fold is this.....

Tri-Fold Shutter Card

I really like this shape because it gives you so many panels on which to add your embellishments and decorate to your hearts content. This one however, I have kept rather plain as I am wanting to post it. If you decorate all the panels it can be rather chunky by the time you have finished.

Free Papers from Making Cards Magazine
Magnolia Leaf Die
Spellbinders Oval Floral Die
Waltzingmouse 'Mother' Die
Fabric Flowers
Brads and Gems

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Quirky Crafts - #2 Use Red/Pink and Black & White

Our sponsor for this challenge is

and they are offering the winner a $10 voucher.

For more information about the challenge and more inspirational cards from the design team please visit the blog here.

Well I'm off now to get the dreaded housework done so I can have a play later.



aussie aNNie said...

LOVE the fold, they always look so classy and this is. Beautiful and creative the gorgeous colours too.xx

Squirrel x said...

Oh this is just awesome hun! I've only made one and that was a tricky little blighter, so really appreciate how much hard work has gone into making this beauty. Brilliant, you clever thing! Hugs xx

brenda said...

Very pretty and feminine Lorraine, it's also one of my favourite shapes for the very reasons you mention.

B x

Barb said...

It's absolutely beautiful Lorraine. It's the perfect shape for a special card and looks very impressive. Barbxx

Tracy Welham said...

That's one of my favourite shaped cards too. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Quirky Crafts. Good Luck in the voting, come back and see us soon! Tracy - on behalf of the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog DT.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Holy cow Lorraine, this is an amazing card design! Wow, I would never be able to make something that complicated! Love the pretty pinks with that snap of black, gorgeous!! hugs :)

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Lorraine, love the card shape and your decoration of it, Kate x

Lucy Woods said...

This really is impressive Lorraine! Love the design and gorgeous papers and flowers!
Lucy x

dutchess said...

Stunning Lorraine ...have to admit I get stuck in a rut and make far too many square cards but my favourite is a snow globe shape...oh and side stepper card....and shutter cards! Love your decoration and lovely pink paper....xxxxx

Tracy said...

I tried one of these once but I wasn't very good at it. Yours is lovely. I take it we're in a pink mood lately. LOL Hugs!

Jenny L said...

Hi Lorraine,
oh this is so gorgeous.
Great design and a wonderful shaped fold of card.
Very lovely papers used also.
Sweet flowers as well.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Elaine Stark said...

This is beautiful, I haven't made one of those for ages. You have ispired me. Elaine

Dr Sonia S V said...

Your trifold is so perfect Lorraine...mine end up all bendy and crooked years back when I made one!!
Dr Sonia

Gina Knott said...

What a fabulous shape and beautiful papers too! The black makes the card pop. I haven't made one of these before.
Gina xx

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card Lorraine!! I love the shape, indeed lots of panels to decorate, and the colour combi is beautiful!! hugs, Marlies

meg said...

Wonderful card Lorraine love that the folds create so many panels to decorate. Beautiful paper and embellishments

Erika said...

A great shaped card to have as your favourite Lorraine. I like this shape too but haven't made one in ages.
A lovely Mother's day card, that Mother die is lovely a super font and fits great in the oval. A super colour combo too. Your are too organised I have done Valentine's day yet. Gulp!

Hugs Erika. x

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Lorraine, such a fabulous fold and the black card stock is perfect with your pretty pink papers.

Carol S. said...

Love this shape, as you can get away with CAS and it still looks brilliant. Gorgeous card and pretty paper. Hugs, Carol S.xx

MaryH said...

This fold is always impressive to me, because of the way the folds have to be cut, for the base layer, then again for the trimming papers. It's also beautiful for the lovely papers you've used, and the wonderful script of the sentiment. So very pretty. I've never even attempted one of these folds! TFS

Zoe Tant said...

stunning card Lorraine. I must try one of these it looks amazing. Zx

crafty-stamper said...

Love the fold I remember making one but never made any more-love the paper
Carol x

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine :o)

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Lorraine I am not surprised this shape card is your favourite it is fantastic, love the black and pink also the sentiment it is a stunner
lorraine x

Kat W said...

I absolutely love folded designs and although the criss cross is my fave, this one is another fave of mine...not that I have made it often! As you say, it gives lots of space to decorate if you wish, but the fold is so special that it looks great with a few well chosen details and pretty your design! The pink and white looks so stunning with the black borders :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx

Anonymous said...

Fabulous shape so much to see and love the depth too! hugs me x

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Wow! Love this beautiful, sweet tri fold card. I need to try one of these. Very elegant. Great choice of embellishments. Everything fits perfectly.

Thanks so much for joining our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. We hope to see you again for the next challenge. Good luck in the challenge. Hugs, Gloria DT

Aurora Aurelia said...

Beautiful card.. Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous project with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge #27.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. And good luck at the draw.. <3


Pat said...

Gorgeous tri-fold shutter card! I loved this design and don't know why I stopped using it! Thanks for the inspiration, and Thanks for sharing with us at Quirky Crafts challenges this month!

Linda Levoir said...

Such a pretty tri shutter card, I must admit to being too cowardly to make one of these, my knife skills are not the best lol :) xx