Saturday, March 2, 2019

My first Bifold Card

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm sharing a Bifold Card!  This is the first time I've made one!  If you are familiar with my blog, then you will know I do not make many fancy fold cards because I struggle with them, and this was no exception!   However, I was inspired by Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge, whose theme is Spin the Butterfly Wheel with B for Bifold.  Mrs. A's inspiration cards were so pretty, and she provided a lovely tutorial, so I had to try it!  I probably will not make this fold again, but I am happy with how it turned out. 

I went with an anniversary card and used dies and patterned papers from my stash. I embellished with lots of black gems.  Below shows how the card looks closed:

Here it is fully open:

I would also like to support the following challenges: Cardz TV 84 AG 1/3; Carlin's kaartenparadijs Spring / No Square Cards 1/3; Crafts Galore and More AG 1/3; Crafty Creations AG 1/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper March UE; DL.ART March Linky UE 1/d; Do-Al(l) Creative Fancy Folds 1/3; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 1/3; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 2/5; The Outlawz Festive Friday Anniversary UE; Through the Craft Room Door AG 1/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5 wk1

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!


Kath said...

A lovely card - the bifold looks lovely with your coordinating papers and butterflies.
Kath x

Lisa Lynn said...

Kitty, it is gorgeous! Those butterflies are gorgeous and your card turned out so pretty.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow Kitty, your first bifold card came out just fabulous!!! I'm really impressed by the beautiful feel it has! I think it's just perfect for a male, even if there are the butterflies! And them look gorgeous with those papers, as well the sentiment inside!! Love the patterned papers you used and the touch of the black gems!! Well done!!
Big hugs!!

Karen Letchworth said...

I love your fabulous folds, and the butterflies are beautiful. Thank you for sharing your art with us. It's such a joy to see.
Word Art Wednesday

ike said...

Oh WoW ! That is really gorgeous. I am very impressed with your first creation - it is wonderful :-D xxx

Aimeslee Winans said...

Gorgeous plaid and flowers combo xoxo

Andrea W said...

Your card turned out really pretty! I really like the combination of floral and plaid along with the wonderful butterflies.

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous! I love the design and beautiful papers.
Linda xxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Brilliant, clever Kitty! For preserving with your folds, great work, I’m thinking of joining in but will see how much time is left after I’ve done must do cards!
Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

Megan J said...

Hi Kitty, a sweet bi-fold card, you have even got a fancy diamond shape on the front. Have a wonderful week... Megan

Michelle said...

You've done a lovely job here Kitty - this is gorgeous - Michelle x

Bunny said...

You may have struggled but the card says you didn't because it's gorgeous. The papers and the butterflies are just beautiful. [Bunny]``

karin said...

A great card Kitty, love the card shape you have used.
Thanks for joining the Challenge at Carlin's Kaartenparadijs.

Barbara Godden said...

This is Beautiful I love that fold and for your first one it looks perfect. Awesome job. (I love fancy folds, must give this one a whirl)

Donna said...

Wow Kitty, your first bifold is stunning, looks like a complicated pattern and you aced it!

KandA said...

Gorgeous bifold card Kitty and lovely papers too. Would never have thought that this was your first as it's turned out fabulous xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is a beautiful shape creation Kitty. I adore the colours & those lovely butterflies.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your struggle was well worth it as this is gorgeous! Such a fantastic color scheme and use of pattern papers too. I love the special shape of your bifold. I only made straight down designs but this one you did is awesome.

Patti said...

Ooooh! I love this design and the papers you used are so vintage and sweet! the perfect backdrop for your elegant butterflies!

Donna Ellis said...

Wow, KT! Exquisitely done! Thanks so much for sharing your card AND ValeryAnne's tutorials. Your choice of pattern papers is wonderful with the pretty butterfly die cuts! Fantastic job - and for your first time! xx

Christine said...

What a treat to see this pretty card! I love the combination of floral and plaid along with the wonderful fold. Just gorgeous!
Thank you for playing along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!
DT Member

Carole J said...

Beautiful bifold card, Kitty! The plaid, florals and butterflies are perfect together.
Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” March Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again next month!
Carole x DT

terrie said...

Kitty, you did a fantastic job on making this bi-fold card..I like the color combo of your pattern paper....well done my good friend and good luck in your challenges.

Scrapper69 said...

Well... you would never know you struggle with them... your card is BEAUTIFUL! Lovely papers and design and I'm so lovin' those pretty butterflies too!


Mrs A. said...

Your bifold card is so pretty. You should defo try making some more as they do get easier after the first go. Thankyou for being the first entrant to try it out. Hugs Mrs A.

cotnob said...

A beautiful card, such a lovely fold and pretty papers.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

carla said...

A fabulous bifold card.
Beautiful papers ans butterflies.
Thank you for joining us at Carlin's Kaartenparadijs.
Good Luck !
Carla (DT)

Claudia Martins said...

What a beautiful project !! It's so good to have you here at TTCRD. I hope to meet you at our next challenge !!!
Claudia Martins - DT

Gail said...

Do more folds - they are lovely with your creative work - hehe - I like it very much! TFS have a blessed day

Fikreta said...

so wonderful card!
love design!

Doris Klein said...

Oh wow... this is so pretty! I love the papers and the butterflies! Wonderful colours, too. Great job you've done!

Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

Hugs and please come back soon!
Kleido’s BastelStüble
*Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
*DT* Die Traumfabrik

Alex said...

Great fold. The papers are so wonderful!
Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck. Hope you will join us next month again.

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Elizabeth Hart said...

So amazing and I love this particular fold!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Suzanne H said...

Great bi-fold card. I'm going to have to try this too. Love the colors.

karto_flana said...

Very well done!
Thank You for joining us at Do A(l) Kreatives challenge DT Ella.