Saturday, February 26, 2011

Motions & Folds Card Hop

Fifteen Wonderful Blog Stops on the Motions and Folds  Card Hop!

If you are here for the Motions & Folds hop you are at the right place. If you just happened by then down below is the list for the hop, I am your last stop. So make sure you go back and start with Ellen so you don't miss a thing. 
Thanks for coming and we hope you enjoy the hop!!

Here is the lineup:

15. Elaine at You are here

I have made 3 cards

My first card is the accordion card, I found this on YouTube at Paynete if you would like to see the video click on the link. 

The measurements are:

5.5 X 11 in. cardstock
Score across the 5.5 side @ 1.5, 3, 5.5 & 8 in.
Then fold M, V, M, V (mountain & valley)
Then for the decorative papers cut at .25 smaller.
The wrap piece is 7 X 1.5 and the decorative paper is .25 smaller.
The punch on the wrap is Martha Stewart Edge Punch Traditional Scallop  and the stamp is Stampin Up - "So Happy for You" sets- this was one of the free with a $50 order stamps. For the flower I used the Imaginisce I-Top Tool & Imaginisce I-Top Brad Daddies Brad Blanks 16mm, for the middle and the Imaginisce I-Top Paper Punch 16-mm, Small & Imaginisce I-Top Paper Punch 22-mm, Medium for the petals. The paper is from Big Lots.

My second card is a matchbook card I got this idea from The Cardmaker's Workbook. I really liked this because as a kid I started collecting matchbooks it was a great way to get a souvenir from wherever we visited & they were free.

The measurements I used are:

8.75  X 5 Cardstock
Score along the 5" side at .5, 4.75 & 4-13/16th.
Fold all in the same direction to make a matchbook. For the outside, the first layer is 4.75 X 8", the center square (brown) is 2.5 X 2.5, then (green) 2.25 X 2.25 for the flower I cut it out of the paper that I used on the rest of the card, then for the very center I used the Imaginisce I-Top Tool with the Imaginisce I-Top Paper Punch & the Imaginisce I-Top Brad Daddies Brad Blanks
The inside paper is 4" x 4.75 & the inside strips are 1-1/8 x 4.75 & 15/16 x 4.75, for these I didn't measure the width I just cut them, you can make them whatever width you want. The eyelets are from StampinUp (eyelet stack bold brights #2) I have had these for a long time. For the flower & green center square I used StampinUp "Close to Cocoa" around the edges and used StampinUp Dimensionals under the brown square and the flower.
The paper is from the Paper Studio "Serendipity"  that I got from Hobby Lobby. I just love this paper because all of it coordinates and I have a tough time coordinating some patterns, so this really made it easy for me. This can be made smaller as well, and use it as a gift tag.

And for my last card #3, I made a Spinner Card 

The measurements are 8.5 X 5.5 folded in half to 4.25 x 5.5,
the first layer is 5.25 x 4 all paper is Bazzill Basics cardstock from Big Lots, StampinUp inks & stamps. This stamp set is an old set "Fish Frolics" which most of my stamps are older. My spinner section is 5 x 1.25 and I used the StampinUp word window punch for the slider hole. For it to slide take 2 pennies and place a large dimensional between them so it looks like an oreo then place another dimensional on top then place the "fish on top" or whatever you choose for your card. Then use dimensionals to pop up the spinner section then slide the penny in, super easy. You can also find these on YouTube just type in spinner card. 

I left my cards blank so I have options as to what I want to use them for.

Thanks so much for hopping with us today, I hope you had a great time. I am the last stop so if you missed anyone the list is above.
Now what you have all been waiting for..... Candy (ooohhh aaahhh) I am giving away the StampinUp Word Window Punch & a pack of SU Dimensionals, so you can make your own spinner card!

Ok now you know what to do, and make sure you leave me a way to get a hold of you if you are the winner!!
I will accept comments through the end of Sunday night Feb. 27,
I will pick the winner Monday.
Have a great weekend:)


  1. WOW, three cards !!! You sure have been one busy little monkey! Congrats ... I really want to try a spinner card.


    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    cardmonkey at Comcast dot net

    THANK YOU for participating in this bloghop! For a full list of every scrap/papercrafters' blog hops, go to the NEW SITE

  2. Hi! Beautiful cards! Love all the papers you used! I hope you will join my challenge! I am already a follower! Dina

  3. All 3 of these cards are fabulous but I am partial to the fish one :) I love anything ocean related. Thank you also for the links which I will be checking out later. I am sorry this is the end of the hop but you made it a great last hop.

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B
    Suenj99 at yahoo dot com

  4. Elaine wow 3 wonderful cards. I love all the stamping. I can't wait to give some of these styles a try. Thanks for sharing them with us.


  5. Wow, you were busy! These all look so great; I especially love the accordion card!

  6. Love your cards, your spinner is adorable, I soo want to try one of these. Will have to wait to pick up the punch!!

  7. These are amazing...really nice job! I'm a new follower.

    Patti Ross

  8. Love your cards!!! The spinner card is my next to try!! Your is totally awesome and I def gotta go check out those stamps.


  9. I loved all of your cards, they were awesome!. I will giving the spinner card a try..thank you for sharing. I'm a new follower.

  10. Wowsers! 3 cards and all very beautiful and creative! TFS and the opportunity to win some great blog candy!

  11. I WANT THAT PUNCH SO BAD! Great job on your cards! I'm glad to be in the hop with you! brynnthornburgh@gmail[dot]com

  12. Wow! You cards are AWESOME! I would love that punch! Thanks for the chance to win!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

  13. AWESOME cards. I love all three of them. Thank you so much for the inspiration. I am your newest follower.


  14. Spinner cards are on my must try list! Wonderful job on all three cards!

    Amanda (

  15. Wow I really like all your cards. They are cute.



    tristans_time_4_craftin at yahoo dot com

  16. Three cards - three darling creations! Each is lovely - such creativity! TFS!
    pam_lash at yahoo dot com

  17. ooh! what awesome cards! I really want to try the spinner card and was thinking I really need that word window punch. Thanks fr the chance to win it!

    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

  18. Love your cards.... they are all awesome! TFS your creations with us!


  19. I love your cards

    Thanks for sharing with us

    teri dot barefoot at gmail dot com

  20. Great cards to end the hop with! Thanks so much for sharing.

    pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

  21. Wow! 3 great cards! Way to end it with a bang!!!
    craftycardgallery at gmail dot com

  22. Very cute cards. They are so cool!!

    taphnenelson at gmail dot com

  23. All the cards are cute! I love the fish one! Thanks for offering the blog candy!I would love to follow you:)
    viji.lg at gmail dot com

  24. what great cards, i love the fishy spinner card!! super cute. thanks for posting the links to where we can get tutorials, definately want to try these out!! Thanks for sharing!

  25. I can't wait to try the accordian fold card. I haven't ever seen it! Spinner card is great too!

    Thanks for participating in the hop & chance to win! I would love to have that window punch! I don't have one!!!

    I'm a follower & can be reached by comment at:

  26. I love the spinner card! I must try that soon! Thanks for sharing! I am your newest follower!

  27. Love those Spinner cards and the accordion fold cute. Thanks for sharing

  28. WOW your cards were great! love the colors of the first one and that fish was just sooo cute! Great hop!

  29. These are 3 fantastic cards! I love the look of each one for different reasons! The spinner card is def. my favorite, hello cute sea creatures! TYFS!

  30. Great cards!!! Love all three!!!
    I am a follower!

  31. New follower here, thanks to the hop. Your cards are fabulous..can't decide which I like better, lol.

  32. All three cards are wonderful! I especially love the fish spinner card, so cute! TFS :)
    smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

  33. You really kept busy making all these great cards! I love making cards that fold out or move. So much more fun. I haven't made a spinner card but I really like the fish for a boy's card and I have three grandson's with birthdays coming up. Time to get busy!
    Thank you for sharing! :) What a great blog hop!

  34. Elaine you did a great job on these! I love the fishy spinner! I will try that one! I have a $15 tripod from Target. I sit or stand with it between my knees. I bend it at the joint so it's right above my project. That's it! Does that make sense? I'll show you in a video soon;)

  35. Great cards. Thanks for all the inspiration.
    This has been a great hop. Thanks.

    Patti's Paper Fun

  36. Wow, I love all three of your cards, all of them are very do-able. TFS

    Katsews at gmail dotcom

  37. Love your cards, they're all Fabulous!!! Thanks for sharing :)
    CreatingACraftyLife at gmail dot com

  38. Wow...the ideas are endless for the Spinner cards. The fish are so cool! Thanks for sharing and the possibility of winning. If I am lucky enough, please leave a comment at:

  39. wow! your cards are very stylish. The fish card is very sweet too!
    yolanda.bravery at hotmail dot co dot uk

  40. awesome cards.. I'm off to HOP around :)

  41. Cute projects! I've never seen the accordian card - I really like it though. I can also see making a bunch of the matchbook cards to have "in case of emergency."

  42. OMG, I love your cards. They are just adorable. I am already a follower and look forward to seeing more of your projects along the way. TFS Dee:)

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  44. Love your blog and the 3 awesome cards. Awesome hop.

  45. Nice Cards! I love the accordian one the best. You are very talented. The colors in the second card are so nice. The fishy card is too cute. I am in a hop until Monday and I am giving candy away too.

  46. Wow Elaine you have been busy! Three great cards! I am so loving learning all these new techniques - new to me anyway - I have nerve tried any of them. I love the matchbook cards. Thanks so much for sharing all of these fabulous cards :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  47. All 3 cards are awesome. I think I like the spinner card the most.

  48. The matchbook card is an awesome idea, can't wait to try it!

  49. Wow your cards are really fantastic

    Thanks for sharing


  50. Hi Elaine, I haven't been by for a while. Your cards are fabulous! Absolutely love them all and I'm eager to try them all now. So neat. Love the paper you used on the matchbox card. Gorgeous! Great job, and thanks for a chance to win some candy--Pat N.

  51. WOW Elaine, you did fantastic projects... thanks for sharing them and your Candy is huge! I would love to won that punch...Thanks for the chance to win!

    I am a new follower.

    vivienpapel (at)gmail(dot)com

  52. I love all your cards - especially the fish spinner card. I have never made one with the spinner. Thanks for the chance to win.

  53. Thanks for sharing all three of your cards. Thanks for the oppertunity to win a great prize.

    paperbutterflies AT sbcglobal DOT net

  54. Your cards are very pretty. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I'm a new follower.

  55. Oh my, what wonderful cards, love the spinner card!! This has been a fabulous learning hop, loved it!! Thanks
    miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

  56. I am a new follower and I love the fish on the Spinner Card!! Too cute!!!

  57. Boy you went all out for the hop....3 cards. They are all wonderful. I never did a matchbook one. I like the look of that but your fish are so cute. LOL I guess I like them all.
    susanslomski at yahoo dot com

  58. Wonderful cards!!! Just beautiful!!! Awesome giveaway. Just wonderful.
    I'm a follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  59. I love all three of them!!! You did a wonderful job Elaine!!! :) I really like the accordion card; there are so many things you could use it for. All of them are great though!!!!!! TFS and thanks for the chance at some AMAZING candy (I've been saving for a word window punch). :)

    Celeste B.
    mctdbillman at gmail dot com

  60. Elaine all 3 of your cards are great! The fish is another great idea for the spinner card and with your wonderful candy those cards would be easier to make. I have finished this blog hop with LOTS of new project ideas but it is time to go to bed. Thank you so much for sharing with us today.
    Cathy S

  61. What amazing cards. The fish spinner card is adorable. All of you who did this blog hop are very inspirational to us new peeps. Thank you all so much for sharing you fabulous idesa.

  62. Very nice. I love the moving fish.
    jrredrose21 at yahoo dot com

  63. All three of your cards are fabulous. Love the spinner card. TFS and the chance to win. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  64. These are fabulous! Love your creative style!

    Thanks so much for sharing with us! And I just found your blog on this hop and am now a follower - so very nice to meet you!

  65. Cute Elaine!

  66. I love your cards. Thanks for the variety of ideas. I know what I am going to be doing the rest of the day. Thanks.

  67. I just love the spinner card the very best, TFS
    Big Blog Hugs

  68. Such wonderful cards! They are all really outdid yourself!!

    hockman1 at sbcglobal dot net

  69. Great cards!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    karenskapin at yahoo dot com

  70. Awesome cards! I love the spinner and the accordian cards the best.

    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

  71. Great cards. Cool punch.
    username at yahoo dot com

  72. I absolutely love your cards! I have to try the matchbook card. It's so cute. TFS and the chance to win.

    askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

  73. Elaine, thank you so much for sharing your cards. I, literally, just was searching for different folding cards so I am THRILLED that I found this hop.

    nginerd at gmail dot com

  74. Cute Cards! Love stampin up! Have a wonderful day!


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