Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Sangria Happy Birthday!

Welcome to the October Hearts of the West blog hop and our selected paper pack this month - Sangria! As you make your way through the hop, please leave your comments as we love to get your feedback. If you got here from Anna`s blog, then you are in the right place, but since this is a circular hop, you can start anywhere!

When I saw this paper at Convention in July (2015), I was in love!! The colours are absolutely gorgeous!! Pomegranate, Poppy, Eggplant and Champagne - looking at these colours separately, you would think there is no way they would go together, but once you see them together, there is an "Ah ha" moment when you realize yes, they DO work!

To show how pretty they are together, I made a birthday card using a form of Gate Fold. I used Pomegranate and White Daisy cardstock and the leaves B&T from the Sangria paper pack (X7199B). 

The card base is cut at 5 1/2" X 8 1/2" and then scored at 4 1/4". Flip it over and score again at 2 1/8". Fold so the bump from the score is on the inside of the fold. This helps prevent your paper from cracking. Your card will look like a backward Z with one long arm! :-) 

The Happy Birthday are from two of the Hello Life stamp sets that we promoted in September and stamped in Desert Sand. All of the papers were distressed with Desert Sand as well. I added the three little Pomegranate glitter hearts to add a bit of bling. 

I took this card to work as I often do with my projects and have an order for two more for a co-worker! 

That is it for me this month. Since I am the last stop along the way, you can continue on to Nancy`s blog for some more beautiful artwork!


  1. Beautiful as usual Janet. Love it. I can see why you have orders for them.

  2. Beautiful card! Love the fun fold.

    1. Thanks Donna! I love trying different fun folds. Next is a tri-fold card...

  3. Love your card! Another fold I need to try.