Circle Sayings Beachy Peek A Boo Fancy Fold For AYSI 306

by Joanne James25. August 2023 12:00

Today I'm sharing my design team card for our new challenge over at As you See It where it's time for a seasonal theme challenge chosen by Deborah:


At the beach - wouldn't I like to be there right now? I most definitely would, but instead a card will have to do! I decided to feature sun, sea and sand on today's card which is also a fancy fold - take a look:


 Here's the low-down on today's card:

Circle Sayings - Today's card is a Peek-A-Boo fancy fold: when closed you see one thing in the window, then as you open the card the panel slips aside to reveal a second image or message. The Circles Sayings stamp set is perfect for this style of fancy fold card - it has lots of co-ordinating stamp images and sentiments that can be mixed and matched to create fun combinations. I used the sea and sun image for my first image, along with a fussy-cut partial sentiment attached to the frame and I paired it with the 'warm hello' sentiment, along with shells and sand for the peek-a-boo reveal:


Rays of Light - I wanted to add some additional colour to the front of my card, but without distracting from my seaside image. I decided on some ton-on-tone stamped detail using the Rays of Light stamp set, radiating out from the stamped image and fading into the base. Because I wanted my rays to radiate from the image, they wouldn't reach to the opposite edge of my card, so I added an Azure Afternoon ribbon and bow to balance my design. You can see the detail on the stamped image below, including some snowflake puff paint that I added to the wave foam for some extra dimension:


Peek-A-Boo Fancy Fold - This fold is really not tricky to execute - you just need to ensure the circle aperture is positioned correctly on each layer to ensure they align and that each of the mechanism panels are cut to the correct size. Here's a video that shows the peek-a-boo action:

Isn't that fun?! You can see another example of a card I made with this design here. I'm linking this one up over at The Paper Craft Crew where 'fun folds' is their theme this week.

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 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Here's a summary of our challenge rules:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging project that fits the challenge.
  • Please include the challenge graphic and link back to the challenge in your blog post. Turn off word verification so we can leave you lots of lovely comments. Make sure you link the post not the whole blog to the Linky. Use #AYSIXXX when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab on the As You See It Challenge homepage.
We look forward to seeing your creations in the AYSI gallery.

Enjoy your day and 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 (6) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
8/25/2023 1:14:38 PM #

Oh my gosh, how cute is this?  What a great way to use that set and that movement is sure to please and the recipient!  I'd be looking at it over & over!

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
8/25/2023 5:27:48 PM #

Oh wow, LOVE this, Joanne!  Such a beautiful design - this set is SO versatile, and I love that rays stamp!  Such a cool interactive, too - you're so clever!

Jane Knudsen
Jane KnudsenUnited States
8/25/2023 11:03:57 PM #

This is a winner Joanne!  Those rays of sunshine with the tone on tone - fantastic idea!!  Topped off with the beautiful blue and the peek a boo fold is so cool!!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
8/27/2023 12:54:23 AM #

Oh my word! First off, YES, I'd love to be at the beach right now too but OH MY WORD - I thought this was fabulous before I watched the secret message flip across the opening. Just WOW! I've just got to give this a go. Smile

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
8/27/2023 10:04:00 PM #

That's just so clever Joanne!  I love the little scene in the aperture, but just brilliant that it moves slong when you open the card!

VickyUnited Kingdom
9/1/2023 9:04:42 AM #

I absolutely LOVE this design Joanne! The fabulous sunshiny front with its circle of seaside is fabulous on its own but the fancy fold with the sentiment reveal is the icing on the cake. Bravo! Vicky x

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