Saturday, May 28, 2011

May Shapes and the Calendar Girls

Front of my Flap Card

These pictures show the flap opened as well as the inside of the card.

Welcome to round #6 with the Calendar Girls!

Who are the Calendar Girls? We are a group of bloggers who want to have a place where friendships blossom, creativity abounds, and encouragement prevails! In keeping with that dream, this blog group has been created so we will have a place to interact and enjoy being fellow bloggers. 

This month hostess is Me!  Here is the challenge I posted: 

The month of May can bring many things—Mother’s Day, Graduation, Prom, Memorial Day—all are wonderful events. However, May does bring one thing to mind—Skin. You know—like short sleeved tops, capris, shorts, flip flops/sandals, sundresses—all things that bring a frightful thought to our mind as our body is not in shape to show skin. So, let’s Shape Up. No—not running, biking, weights, but cards that have a different shape. So, your May card is to be a Shutter Card, Side Step Card, Gate Fold, Easel Card, Joy Fold, Criss Cross, etc. Any shape works—but to be true to the challenges we have had in the past—try a new shape that you have not used recently or really take a leap and try a design that you have never done before! The theme of the card can be for any event that happens before posting our next Challenge by the Charming Carol on June 28th—a birthday, wedding, shower, etc.

So, are you ready to take the challenge? Are you ready to Shape Up? Are you ready to show some skin--just kidding................

I hope you like this challenge and that you do trying a new shape in your card making or dust off a technique that you have not done in a long time. And, most of all--- Have Fun!!!

I made a flap card and yes, I have never made one in the past.  I needed to dig out my Creative Memories circle shape and cutter to make the top.  There is a small magnet between the layers holding the flap in place.  I made a card that can be used for a graduation card, Father’s Day or any birthday.

So, here is my flap card for the shape-up:

Image—Stampin’ Up Word Play

Cardstock—SU Cherry Cobbler, Gina K Designs White, SU Nautical Expeditions DSP

Ink—SU Cherry Cobbler, alsp sponged around the scallops.

Accessories—Cherry Cobbler Ribbon and Brads, Creative Memories Circle Shape, Marvy Punches,  Basic Grey Mini Magnet

Please check out the blogs of all of the Calendar Girls—there are 10 of us and all of the blogs are listed on my left sidebar.   I am sure you will enjoy all of the shapes of the May creations.  

I hope you enjoy looking at our cards!  Thanks for joining us!!!!!!!


Lauren said...

oh Barb, great card, love the fold and the rich colour. Very nice!!

April said...

I adore this, Barb. It is on my list to try, for sure!!

Love the color choices you used and love how versatile the card itself is!

Terry Ladwig said...

Great card Barb! Love the fold and the bold red. This card could be used for lots of different occasions.....and for both male and female.

Thanks for the great idea ☺

Carol W said...

Holy Hannah girlfriend...what a great card. I love, love, love it. Great colors....and what a great design...I love, love, love it...oops did I mention that it was worth repeating. What an awesome challenge, Barb. It has been fun...great job on both the challenge and your amazing card.....♥♥♥

Imke said...

Hello Barb !! Your card is adorable. I really love this kind of card. I will give it a try. I like the colors you have used. It´s very pretty !!

~Paola~ said...

wowww! what a great new fold to try!
wowowow!!Barb I really dig this fold of yours and MUST case it too sometimes...Txs for the challenge this was wonderful to be lovingly 'nudged'to try s'thing totally new!I loved your challenge and seeing all the new fold cards 'it produced':o)

Michelle said...

Great card! I love this fold, it seems it would be very versatile. Love the red. I will have to try this.

MiamiKel said...

Miss Barb!! Thank you so much, m'dear, for this most AMAZING inspiration! You have SO rocked my card making world!! I haven't used this fold in years, in fact, I made it at my first card class ever like 100 years ago!! It was the exact fold that popped into my head when you mentioned for us to use a shape we haven't tried (in this case, I did, but with no sample and zero memory left in my brain, it might have well as been the first time for me, ROFL! It was hilarious until I went thru half a pack of concord grape, then it kinda got not funny ..... heee hee!)

Back to your card - LOOOOOOOOOOOVE the red! Smashing color choice! Such a visual and it just pops! Love the fun fold you chose! WHo am I kidding, I love all your cards! MUAH!!!!!!

Awesome creation this month and awesome inspiration for us to shape up!!! x0x0

:: BlueInks :: said...

Who knew?! I did not even know there was a flap card!!! I love it. The colors you used and the DP are perfect for the fold. Great job. You know you will have to post the dimensions for thos of us who are too inept - okay me - to figure it out! Thanks, for the great challenge.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Barb, your card is gorgeous..... love that flap! I have never made one of these cards, but may have to try it after seeing how beautiful yours turned out.

Loved your challenge for us this month. Such a fun one and it's awesome seeing what everyone made! Thank you, Miss May!!!

dweatter said...

Love it! Another fold I am going to have to try as I have never seen this one either. Love the bright color of your card and the big sentiment on the front of the flap is just the perfect fit! Way to shape up!