Thursday, August 4, 2011

A Luv-ly Fancy Fold . . .

Are you ready for a Throwback challenge?  For Farm Fresh Challenge Blog's FFF challenge, we require you to break out your "old" TGF singles/sets.  At the bottom of this post, there is an "Exclusion List" which has the last several months worth of TGF releases on it. The deal is that you can use anything on your project BUT those stamps. So dust off your very first TGF purchases and make them shine again!

Along with this Throwback challenge, there's a twist. Create a 'Fancy Folds' card/project using your "old" stamps!  It can be an Easel Card, Tri-fold, Pop-Up, Gatefold Card . . . be creative and we'd luv to see what you come up with!

Before I get to my project, there's a new Farm Fresh Face joining the team.  Welcome, Emily Martina aka Beansscrapsandsheep!  Congrats girl!

Now, on to my Throwback Fancy Fold project.  If you know me, I absolutely luv anything 3D so this Fancy Fold challenge was right up my alley!  Today, I've made a Book Box Card featuring Wild Sprout Dahlia.  Ain't she a blast from the past?    I hadn't inked her up in ages and she was just screaming my name!  :)

Here's the front of the Book Box Card.  My sweet friend Cami did a Make 'n Take for one of our gatherings and this is the project she prepared for us to make.   I really wanted to make another one and this is what I came up with.

Here's the inside of the Book Box Card.  Click {HERE} for a tutorial on how to make one.  ***Sorry, after taking this photo and doing my final editting, I notice that one of the pearls had moved.  :)

A closer look . . . the box area is big enough to fit some goodies!  On the other side, there's an area for me to write a sweet note.

That's it!  Hope you enjoyed it and let me know if you try this.  I'd luv to see what you come up with!  :)
Exclusion list

Anya/Ian Singles
Fancy Anya
Beanie Anya
Café Ian
Surfer Anya
Twirl Anya
Princess #2
Princess #3
Birthday Anya 2
Birthday Ian
Anya/Ian Sets
Miss Anya Lounge
Miss Anya Hats Off
I Do
I Heart Sweaters
Creeper Crew
Creepin’ Kit
Cheeky Cherry
Naughty or Nice
Cheeky XMas
Cheeky Cherry Pie
Cheeky Chat
Cheeky Howdy
Oliver & Amelia
Little Dreamer
Because of You
Fuzzy Wuzzy
Summer Fun

Sentiments/ Backgrounds/Other
Because of You
Hoo Loves You


Digital Images
Easter Anya
Easter Ian
Ballet Anya
Chibi Farm Hand
Hearts Background
The FFF challenges runs until Thursday, entries are due by 12 PM CST.  The winner will receive a free single TGF stamp of choice!  Please upload your challenge cards to TGF Galleria> Farm Fresh Challenges 2011> Throwback Challenge > Throwback 3.


  1. WOW! ABSOLUTELY "luv-ly"!!! I LUV your book box card - your coloring is flawless and your entire card is just perfect! I just checked out the tutorial and OMG! You're amazing girl!!

  2. O Mama!! This is beautiful!! I love coming here and seeing all of your beautiful projects. This is just gorgeous and I am green with envy that you got to make this with Cami. That must have been so much fun!! You are one of my inspirations and I just luv this to pieces. Have a wonderful Friday and a gr8 weekend! Hugs,

  3. Wow, ths book box card looks awesome to do... I saw that tutorial and those cm's were driving me their a conversion to those inches? Hummm, I think I would like to try out this challenge.... Let me see what oldies I can choose from which is not that much..
    Hugs my friend...

  4. you are the queen of 3D projects, girl! absolutely gorgeous project and i really love the clean looks and yummy colors you used. LOVE!

  5. Hi Mama! Love this box.. thanks for the tutorial. Would you happen to have the non-metric measurements?

  6. Wowza hun this is absolutely gorgeous!!! so creative & beautifully done! love it!
    hugs & blessings

  7. Oh my, this is just stunning! Those soft pinks are totally beautiful and this project is truly amazing, you've totally outdone yourself!

  8. Oh, and by the way I'd never be able to give this away, it would sit on my shelf forever and ever, lol.

  9. Wow! you are on a roll! love your cute image that you brought back to life! she's totally cute and you did a great job coloring her. love that you tried that box again. I love mine, but it's just too hard. so glad you are keeping up with your GF DT. you do such amazing work. well have a good weekend!

  10. Oh Mama, how I LUV your coloring--her hair is gorgeous, I've been staring at her for a while, she's so beautiful! Well, your entire creation is gorgeous, a fabulous book box, LuvLuvLUVVVVVV!!!

  11. Wow wee lovely book box card!!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. It looks a little hard but I sure want to try and make one of those.

  12. this is just beautiful! thanks for the link too! hope you survived your first week back to school! enjoy your weekend!

  13. wow, this is such a lovely project! love that image and the sweet colors you used!

  14. Your book box card is fabulous, Mama! I luv the image and how you colored her in soft pinks! Well, I luv everything you make!
    Hugs, Cami

  15. This is absolutely gorgeous, mama! I LOVE the soft color! I attempted to make one of these a while back and failed. :( It just didn't come out the way I expected so I trashed it. I may have to try again after seeing your gorgeous creation! Thanks for the inspiration, my friend!

  16. Totally awesome book box! And I love Dahlia--I think she was my first GF purchase! You are so talented!

  17. WOW WOW WOW this is amazing, love it! Its so pretty and i love that you used Dhalia - she is such a cutie
    love tasha xx

  18. I just had to come over the first chance I got and tell you how absolutely GORGEOUS this is. I have been seeing these on YouTube, but yours is just wonderful. The coloring and the papers are all just so beautiful. Thanks for the link. I will have to give this a shot. Great Job! Hugs, Lisa G

  19. Hi Mama! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving sweet comments! Too bad we didn't get to meet up when I was living in HI! Shucks! Ahhh, we'll all have to meet up when I go back to check on my house! Hope all is well and I love all your creations!!! Always so soft and pretty!!! Aloha!

  20. I don't think there are adjectives that can truly describe your work Mama, you're just too amazing! Gorgeous, awesome, magnificent, fabulous, fantastic... none do justice to how wonderful your work is! I'll have to go searching for new words for you!
    Have a wonderful week! :)

  21. Wow, this is gorgeous! Everything is put together so beautifully, from your awesome stamping, cutting and coloring to all the intricate details you AMAZING! Thanks for the link to the tutorial...gotta add this to my list of things to try!

  22. So pretty! Beautiful designing and coloring!


Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate all the kind and sweet comments that y'all leave 4 me . . . showing me some luv from your {HEART} makes me smile and want to create, inspire and ramble some more! :o)