Saturday, October 2, 2010

CardSwaps World Cardmaking Day Blog Hop!

Iris Folding!!! It's new to me but how stinking cute is this!?! (OK, don't skip to the pictures quite yet!!)

Ok, the dirt: You are on the CardSwaps World Cardmaking Day Blog Hop! Welcome!! You should have arrived here from Jeanette's. Doesn't she have cute stuff!? If you got here differently, make sure you start at the beginning and work your way around. You won't be disappointed, I promise!!

Challenge: CASE challenge. I found a thread on Iris folding on CardMaker message board and decided to try my hand! The thread references recipes found on Circle of Crafters for inspiration. I chose this cutie. There's also an article in CM News Letter!

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Technique: I watched this video posted by nightcats (very well done) to get my feet wet. Did I mention that I had never done Iris Folding??

I traced the pattern onto card stock (held it up to the patio door).
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Next, cut out the inside only. You will want to preserve the outside or the negative image. Then, tape your negative image over the recipe or map and start laying your papers down, following the pattern.

Oh! About the papers... Choose your papers (4 different ones for this pattern), cut them into 3/4" strips. The video said 5/8 but I found these to be just a little too small given the size of my pattern. Then start taping them down:
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I just used scotch tape. Keep going, and going, and going. Once you have covered all the numbers, flip it over and here's what you will have from the pretty side:
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I added a Rich Razzleberry center and a sparkly gold topper. Love it!!
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Be sure to hop around!! Leave a comment on every blog by midnight CST, October 3, 2010, to be entered in to a drawing for prizes (Waa--hoo!!). The full list of prizes are on Lora's blog.

My story: I started papercrafting...dabbling in scrapbooking over 10 years ago. I was in college, had no money so I just used whatever I could come up with.... And I loved it!! I had made a few cards here and there but just wasn't too happy with the way they turned out. Then!! About a year and a half ago, my friend Lora (who was really just my neighbor back then) invited me to a Stampin UP party. My cards and my wallet haven't been the same since!! But I love it! I have made some new great new friends and met tons of people through playing with paper. Probably the coolest thing that has came about primarily because of paper was an extremely successful fundraiser to benefit my Relay for Life team for the American Cancer Society. Last winter I hosted a Cancer Crop and raised over $1200 for my Relay team. WOW!!

Your next stop on the hop is Faith Skrdla at Designed 2 Delight. Hop on over and See her!! But before you go, leave me some love so you can win!!

Here's the whole list:

78 comments:

  1. Great Iris Folding. I guess I'm going to get my feet wet and try a little folding as well. Super cute card Laura!

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  2. Laura I have always loved this look when Terrie sends me her cards, but was scared to try. I can't wait to try it now. Your card it toooo cute.

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  3. Laura I like doing Iris Folding
    It alot of fun doing it
    And your card is very pretty and the color that you use thank for showing

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  4. nice challenge Laura!!! with this challenge ill be make card #3 with iris folding tachnique! jijiji

    i love the paper you chosed!! great work

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  5. Holy cow Laura this is AMAZING! I've never done iris folding either and I'm sure if I did, mine wouldn't look half as awesome as yours. I have a feeling I'd end up with a crumpled mess of paper. :) Very cool...thanks for the instructions and inspiration to try a new thing!

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  6. VERY cool Laura!! I haven't fone this either, but I think you may have inspired me to try it... if nothing else I know which door to knock on to say "HEY!!! HELP!" Thanks for the great project, sweetie!

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  7. WOW How cool!!! I have never tried this and I can't wait!!! Great challenge and I love your card!!! Kellie

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  8. cool card, love how you used different patterned paper

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  9. Wow! Awesome card. That looks like a tough technique, but I suspect I will try it before long.

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  10. Laura, you did a great job o your iris folding. I haven't done this in a long time but I always love the finished product.

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  11. Great job on the iris folding...I love the Christmas ornament :)

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  12. thank you for this challenge. I have never tried this. It looks too hard. But the instructions you posted look very detailed and I am going to try it! Especially because I'm still doing Christmas cards and the ornament is too cute.

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  13. You have inspired me. I have never tried iris folding, but hope to give it a try! Your ornament is so pretty! tfs

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  14. Simply AMAZING card! Thanks for the hop

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  15. WOW~
    I am unsure I could do it, but it's beautiful.
    I'm going to try...
    em

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  16. What a great card Laura...I hope to give this a try. Darling!!!

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  17. Adorable! I love how that came out! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. What a wonderful card. You make it look so easy. I just might have to try it. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. I love your color coordination on the iris folding.

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  20. The card is beautiful. My very first card when I was introduced to card making was Iris Card Folding. I enjoy this technique as well. This is going to be fun today. Thanks for sharing, and God Bless.

    Diana
    http://b4ustamp.blogspot.com

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  21. i love the iris folding, i just wish i could do that

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  22. WOW! Very impressive! I have never seen iris folding done before!

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  23. Very nice! I've only done one iris folding project - this just may entice me to do another.

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  24. Great idea! I never tried this technique before, hope to do it this time )

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  25. Great card! It has been awhile since I have done Iris Folding. Will have to do some again soon.

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  26. I haven't done Iris Folding in ages. I'll have to go dig out my patterns and see what I can come up with. I love your card. You did a fantastic job and awesome directions too! Happy World CartdMaking Day!

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  27. Wow! This is a really neat amazing idea! I used to do this with different patterned materials that were sewn. Love it!!

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  28. What a great card. Thanks for the great idea.

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  29. Great card. I love the color combination. I will have to try this.

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  30. I have never tried Iris folding cause to be honest it scares me. I suck and I mean suck at origami and this looks to much like it. I am always afraid of putting that much work into something and end up having it ruined cause I can't fold right. tee hee

    This is your 1st time? Wow was it hard? How long did it take? Maybe I will attempt it you have some details "how to here" maybe I will give it a try.

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  31. I have never tried the Iris folding and i am going to try it this evening. Thanks! And you made a beautiful card with this technique.
    Debbie G.

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  32. Thanks for sharing....I have never tried Iris folding but I think you may have just inspired me!!

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  33. Great card! Okay, I've never tried this either, but I guess it's time to try something new. If only I could get the old down pat. :)

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  34. Hey, you have inspired me. I have a friend that does iris folding and I just kept thinking that it was her thing--but it is easier than I thought it was. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  35. I love Iris folding!!! Great job.. TFS
    Huggles

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  36. Great job - I've never tried this before.

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  37. Great card! Looking forward to trying this challenge.

    Carol B

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  38. This is a beautiful card! I have never done Iris folding before, and because of this I am going to step out of the box and try it :)
    Thanks again for sharing!

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  39. This is my 1st blog hop! This is my 3rd "hop" and I'm sure enjoying this! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  40. Love your paper folding... can't wait to check out the links!

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  41. Love your card! I hope I can get to try this before the end of the crop. It is a technique I have been meaning to try for ages!

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  42. Oh my goodnes- love your card! It looks so involved but what the heck. I hope to try it tomorrow, Thanks for participating.

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  43. Love your quilted ornament! Got to bookmark your site

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  44. Oh my, I love your tutorial on iris folding. I must give this a try. TFS.

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  45. I never make any kind of card and Irisfolding is firist technique that I learn from COC and I realy love,I started at same pattern you did but my card don't look perfect like you did paper and color match so well.
    Rujee

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  46. Your card came out beautifully! I'm not sure I'm ready to try iris folding, but I love how it looks. :) Great job.

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  47. love the ornament! I should try it sometime!

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  48. Beautiful card Laura! I used to do iris folding quite a lot and then stopped. After seeing your card it makes me want to do this again. TFS

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  49. beautiful card. I love this technique...might have to try it...thanks for sharing.

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  50. Very nice! I used to iris fold...but never really liked the result...I'll be sure to look around and find something to case....

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  51. Thats beautiful. Looks like it would take a long time. Love the finished look though.

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  52. very stunning, looks very complicated- not the directions but the final produts...would be interesting to use fabric with it

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  53. I love Iris folding. I have been doing it for the past couple of years. It is a fun and simple technique. You did a fab job! TFS!

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  54. All of your folds look so perfect - I think I have to try it.

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  55. Love the iris.... have the cootie stamp!!! Love the haircut and wish I had it myself, dog is adorable!!!(I have 2) YOU are talented

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  56. Wow..... this card ROCKS! I LOVE that the papers you chose really contrast.... most iris folding I've seen the papers blend very well, being close in colour.... I love that this is so bright.... perfect for a Christmas Bauble. Thanks for sharing it!
    hugs from Australia,
    Pauline

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  57. That is really beautiful... such talent!! Great hop.

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  58. I love your card - another technique I will have to try!

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  59. I LOVE iris folding! It's not so hard and it looks complicated and very interesting, there are many many "recipes" for them, just google it! Anyways, so glad you found out about it cause your card is FAB! Louella Turvey

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  60. I havent done Iris folding for yrs, I have some Xmas ones too. Super card
    hugs
    Ildiko

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  61. I've never done Iris folding, great inspiration. love your card

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  62. I did an iris folding card awhile back but it didn't turn out as good as yours.. maybe I should try and do it again cos yours looks fab!!

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  63. I have never tried iris folding! That is an amazing card!!

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  64. Your instruction seems easy enough to try thanks

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  65. Great card, I will have to try my hand at this. TFS

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  66. Cool, I love the look of it, going to have to try

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  67. I love the look of iris folding. You did a great job.

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  68. Laura, you know how much I love Iris Folding...I'm so happy that you gave it a try...well done my friend...

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  69. I keep looking at Iris Folding and think Wow that looks fun but have not attempted it yet! Need to schedule some time to learn this technique. Super Job.

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  70. WOW! I have never even seen this before. I can't wait to try it. Thanks for the directions as well. Great job! I even have some of the same paper.

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  71. I love the look of the Iris folding. I'm excited to give it try.

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  72. Lovely creations! I would like to see more cards from you.

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