Woodland Wonder Concertina Birthday Card TTT104

by Joanne James11. March 2021 18:00

It's Thursday and time for a new challenge over at TicTacToe! It's the turn of Team X to host this week and I have the honour of being the featured designer this week. This is the fun board that we are playing along with: 


Lots of options for you to create with this one! I went down the first column with animal, stitching and birthday for a fun card with a difference today - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Woodland Wonder - I don't have any really little people in my life, however I couldn't resist the Woodland Wonder stamp set! In addition to birthday cards, it's also great if you need to make a card from lots of people or even if you use elements of the set for a different purpose - that pink bunny could totally be going on an Easter egg hunt, right?! 

A Fun Fold - Whilst my card looks pretty standard at first glance, you may have noticed the fold across the centre - that's because it's a concertina fun fold. I loved the sample on page 53 of the January-June mini catalogue, so thought I'd have a go at making one myself. Once you slide the tulle ribbon bow off the cardfront, the card opens up to reveal the remainder of the bunny's friends:


I had a lot of fun stamping and colouring the various elements of this card, which folds up to a standard card size. The stamps are really easy to align; my one top tip for you is that you make sure you know where the front fold will sit on your back panel when closed, so that you don't have any elements that end up being partially visible when it's closed up, such as a cloud or part of an animal (ask me how I know!!)

Behind the concertina fold the card also opens up in the conventional way, for you to write a message. I couldn't resist adding another trunk full of cute critters waving their respective birthday wishes:

Isn't that just the cutest?! This is what the card looks like when it stands up in its concertina design:


It's In The Details - There are only two other main elements to my card besides my fun fold and stamped design: the lovely soft polka dot tulle ribbon that holds the card closed for mailing, and the stitched banner diecut I used for my happy birthday sentiment, that is from the Smooth Sailing Die set - such a useful little die:


I think this card could be adapted for lots of other uses too, such as welcome to the team, farewell and good luck cards and more besides!  

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

I'm also linking today's card up over at Just Us Girls where the theme is 'animals' and at SUO Challenges for a second entry in the 'things that fly' - today's card has birds, butterflies an owl - and at a stretch, a balloon too!

A tictactoe board offers so many creative possibilities - how does this week's board inspire you? Why not have a go? We would love to see you in the gallery and who knows - you might be selected for Designer's Choice and be eligible to be a guest designer on a future challenge. 

Enjoy your evening; I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (10) -

Sue VanDeVusse
Sue VanDeVusseUnited States
3/11/2021 10:36:13 PM #

This is fabulous!  I love the fold and how the tree grows when you open it.  Love all of those cute little animals.  Thanks for playing along with us at JUGS!


Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
3/12/2021 6:03:53 PM #

So much fun, Joanne - you've really "gone the distance" with this one, lol.  PERFECT coloring!  Thanks so much for playing at SUO!


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
3/12/2021 8:34:52 PM #

Oh, so very clever! And the colouring is fabulous, too!


Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
3/12/2021 9:11:38 PM #

another fab card!  Saw it on TicTacToe, but it's even better now you've shared the whole thing.  Just love it


Renee Daley
Renee DaleyUnited States
3/13/2021 3:13:32 AM #

All the flying critters on your card are perfect for our SUO Challenge.  Thanks for joining us.


VickyUnited Kingdom
3/13/2021 11:57:44 AM #

What a brilliant card Joanne! I love the closed design but when you open it and the tree just goes on and on with all those cute animals popping out to say hello, it just builds the excitement! I don't have little ones in my family either but two of my offspring are really into cute cards so I get my fix! I think anyone would be absolutely thrilled to bits with your card. Enjoy  your weekend Smile Vicky x


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
3/14/2021 2:01:44 PM #

Wow, this is over the top CUTE!  Love how you did the fold...and how much time it took to do all the stamping and coloring!  You're DEDICATED!


Angel Shaver
Angel ShaverUnited States
3/16/2021 12:15:31 AM #

Anyone would feel extra special to receive a card like this.  Your coloring is stunning.  Thanks for playing with us at SUO Challenges this week.


Natalie Arnold
Natalie ArnoldUnited Kingdom
3/16/2021 7:55:35 AM #

Such a cute and clever card love the way it opens and all of the cute animals and critters it's really lovely. Thanks for taking part a second time in the SUO challenge hope to see you next time x Natalie Arnold


Christy Stanford
Christy StanfordUnited States
3/18/2021 10:35:50 AM #

This is just the most adorable thing ever, love the fun fold!  Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges, hope to see you in the gallery for our new challenge!


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