Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Thankful Heart - Iris Folding Leaf

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Today I am sharing another Thanksgiving card. Just thought I had completed all my Thanksgiving cards! Since I love the Fall colors and the holiday, I just had to play with more pretty papers.
Card is 5" x 6 1/2" cream cardstock layered with a brown patterned paper from K&Company paper pad. I have not played with the Iris Folding technique in several years, so I wanted to try making a Iris folding leaf shape for my card. I used a free template found on Circle of Crafters.

Cricut Cartridges:
3D Floral Home Decor -  Using Cricut Design Space, I inserted a basic shape square and resized that to make a 4.75" wide x 6.26" high rectangle. This would be the foundation for the top layer of my card. Using Slice feature, the leaf was cut 4.42" wide x 3.88" high which made the opening in the Kraft paper. Then the fun began choosing papers and creating the Iris Folding leaf.
Thanksgiving -Thankful Heart is cut 3.50" wide.
Wild Card - Happy Thanksgiving is cut 4.25" wide. This is used inside the card.

Inside of Card!
For the finishing touch, I added a bow made with crinkle ribbon that I recently received from Karen at Little Scraps Pieces. I am really pleased with the results of the card! The Iris Folding technique uses strips of paper making this a good way to use some of my pretty scrap papers.

BBTB2 - Thanksgiving with Fall Leaves
Die Cuttin Divas - Ch. 242 - Thanksgiving
D.L.Art  - Thankful Thursday Ch. 168 Thanksgiving
Little Scrap Pieces - Saturday linking party
Simply Create Too - Ch. 98 Give Thanks

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  1. Oh wow Glenda, you continue to amaze me. Beautiful card and beautiful papers!!! I love the iris folding! You are so talented!

  2. Absolutely spectacular. Love your iris folding - and you added the perfect sentiment. thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2. Happy Thanksgiving.


  3. A beautiful card, Glenda. Your iris folded leaf made it extra special.

  4. Beautiful. I love the folding technique. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thanksgiving Challenge. KatieO-DL.ART DT member

  5. Beautifully done Glenda I love the iris fold tech. and you used the perfect papers for the design. Thanks for joining the DL.ART thankful Thursday Thanksgiving Challenge

  6. Such a great technique! Wonderfully done! Thanks for joining us over at DL ART! DT member DL.ART Carri~Abusybee
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  7. What a beautiful card!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!