Friday, March 4, 2011

Bendy Fold Card

As promised in my last post, here's my version of the bendy card.  This card is so much fun!  I have to thank my friend Corothy, who originally saw this card on the Internet and suggested that we make one in a class.  Speaking of which, due to participant illness the morning Spring Class has been rescheduled for next Thursday, March 10 at 10:00am.  E-mail me (address is in header) or comment on this post if you're able to come. 

The original instructions came from Emma Fewkes.  Go here to see her bendy card and in the upper right of the page you can click to get the tutorial:

Thank you Emma for sharing the instructions to make this unique card! Emma also has some links to other blogs that have posted bendy cards. Patty Bombyck did one using Things I Love. That's a great little set. I'm currently working on a card with that set using the Game Spinner Hands. I'll post it when I'm done.

Now, on to my cards.  This first one is the one we will make in the Spring class next Thursday.  I just got Forest Friends for free (thanks to Sale-a-bration!) and thought it would be perfect for this type of card.  The flowers are from the hostess set Punch Potpourri, which I also got for free.  Host your own workshop (party) before the end of March and you, too, could get these sets for free! 

Here's a top view to give you a better idea of how the card works:

Here's the very first bendy card I made -- very cheerful and Spring-like with the bright colors, flowers and butterlies.

Here's a close up of the phrase on the front, which comes from Simply Said (as did the flowers on the back panel).  Sorry it's a little blurry (it's not on the card, just in my photo), but it says, "a friend is someone who makes it easy."  How true!

These cards will fit in a regular sized envelope -- just take the tabs out of the slots and lay flat.

Reminder: register for the Mystery Hostess party by March 5th to receive an extra ticket for the prize drawing. There will be lots of fun, prizes and stamping. Hope you can join us. Go to the Classes page for details on all of my upcoming events.

Send me photos of the bendy cards you create and I'll post them or add a link in the comments section so others can see your work and maybe get an idea they'd like to try.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  Sue Root, Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator


Emma F said...

Sue, your bendy fold cards are ADORABLE. I love them both. So cheery and springy! Thanks for the link :)

Sue said...

Thanks Emma. I love the bendy fold card. I see me making a lot of them in the future! :)


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