Friday, 4 March 2016

Feminine Flowery Collar Fold Card

Hello, Crafters.

I left here in plenty of time for my hospital appointment yesterday but found my car battery was as dead as a dodo!

I asked my neighbour if he could give me a jump start. He said my hubby has a battery thingy that do it - I should have known! DOH!

He came down to our garage to find Thingy - on account that I wouldn't know what one looked like even if it punched me on the nose!!

Thingy was found and connected to my car.

I started the engine and it roared into life - Thingy had saved the day and was put into the boot just in case he was needed again!

By now I was half an hour later than I wanted to be but was fortunate enough to arrive at the hospital with 6 minutes to spare!

In next to no time, I was seen by the consultant and sent away with a clean bill of health.

The day had improved big time!

The rest of the day was equally successful, although I still feel a little bit panicky at the amount of jobs I need to get done by the end of today!

I decided the easy option for classes on Saturday would be to take cards I'd created during the month and change them around.

Today's card is a variation of the Masculine Collar Fold Card I made.

I started with a card base of Hello Honey Cardstock, then a layer of Whisper White and a top layer of the yellow design from the Sale-A-Bration (SAB) Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper which was only available until 15th February 2016.

I cut the collar as per my instructions in my video Masculine Collar Fold Card.

 I stamped the sentiment from the Circle of Spring Stamp Set using Crushed Curry Ink - I should have used Hello Honey Ink!!

I stamped the small flower from the same set above and below the sentiment.

Using a ruler and my Hello Honey Marker Pen, I drew stitches around the collar.

Then, using Hello Honey Ink, I stamped three flowers from the Flower Shop Stamp Set and three from the Petite Petals Stamp Set onto some Whisper White Cardstock.

I punched them out using the Pansy Punch and the Petite Petals punch, respectively.

I curled all the flowers and, using Tombow, attached one small and one large one together.

Then I attached them to the card front using Dimensionals.

I added a large pearl in the centre of the 3D flowers and a medium sized pearl inside the two stamped flowers.

My final touch was the bow made from some retired Hello Honey ribbon.

I'm not sure I like the bow but I felt it needed something and it's the only option I could think of at the time!

I played with some of the smaller 3D flowers as well as some butterflies but nothing seemed quite right.

I think I was being held back because this is for a class and I have time restraints in the forefront of my mind!

Well, that's about it for today. I shall be working on overdrive today, so until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. Hi Jan, Lovely card, love the fold! I actually prefer the crushed curry for sentiment, sets it off more than the hello honey would have.
    Thanks for your creative endeavors!

    1. Many thanks, Paowens11. Looking at it again, I see what you mean about the Crushed Curry, thank you! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. This is really a cute and clever version of the former masculine one you did; and very cheerful in the colour choices! I like it and I'm sure your class will too! Do let us know please, how it goes and TFS as always.

    1. Thanks, Geraldine. I'm not normally into yellow but this seemed to work - glad you like it. ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.

  3. Hi Jan,

    My you sure do have an interesting life, LOL! I'm not into yellow to much, but I must say that I really do LOVE this card. You did a wonderful job on it...Ann

    1. Many thanks, Ann. As they say, never a dull moment!! LOL! Happy crafting, JanB. ☺

  4. it is a very pretty color and a really good design. i love it. glad your appointment went well too. cheers and hope you have smooth sailing today.

    1. Many thanks, Pearl. This isn't one of my usual colours but am so looking forward to Spring and Summer! I have classes today so I can slow down, chat, laugh, have fun! I hope you have a great weekend and happy crafting. ☺ JanB.

  5. What a pretty card, I just love it, also happy to hear your good news at the hospital xx

  6. Hi, Annette. All the ladies in my two classes today loved it, too! Many thanks for your very kind thoughts. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  7. Oh my I fell in love with this card, I cased it and changed it up a bit. I did one similar but added the 2 step butterfly. Will be teaching your version on Wednesday thanks so much for sharing, I will be sure to mention your name as the creator.

    1. Hi, Sue. I'm really pleased this card inspired you to CASE it! I'd love to see the card you came up with! ☺ ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.