Saturday 2 January 2016

C4C316 Z-Fold Card

Good morning friends

It's Saturday and that means a new challenge at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog. Before we get onto our first challenge for the year, we need to let you know about a few changes. First up we sadly say goodbye to both Danielle Lounds & Kellie Hull. 

Joining us this year, we have Maryann EinamRebecca Ednie and Jen Benner  . We look forward to having them all play along with us each week.

Our Guest Designer for January is Caz Counsell, I am sure you will enjoy seeing her creations this month.

For our January challenges, we have Frances Byrne hosting. 

Apparently yesterday was Z Day. Let's celebrate by including something starting with the letter Z on our cards.  You could make a Z Fold Card, use a zip or zip image, zinnia, zebra, zoo etc. Let's show the letter Z how much we love it!

I wanted to share the Birthday card I made for my Brother In Law. I think Karen Burniston's new releases for CHA have hit the ball right out of the park - they're AMAZING. You can check everything out in the 'Coming Soon' section of the Elizabeth Craft Designs site.

For this card I used the new Oval Pull Card, the new Hot Air Balloon (from the Hot Air Balloon Pop Up) and the new Pull Card Edges. Also some of her new clear stamps which coordinate with the dies.

The Oval Pull Card comes with an optional slider, which is lots of fun. The Hot Air Balloon is attached to the right end of the slider, so when the card is opened it slides across the centre of the card.

Here is the card fully open ... you can see here how the Scallop Edge fits perfectly over the notch that keeps the Pull Card in the closed position. I also used the Oval edge to cut the decorative left panel, which leaves a perfect mat around the oval portion. With the Pull Card Edges, you get to decide on the height and width of your panel! I chose to leave a wide border of my black base card showing at the top and bottom.

It's hard to see in the photo, but I added some pen work to the basket of the hot Air Balloon. I LOVE Hot Air Balloons, so I was pretty excited to see this set in Karen Burniston's new release. It's going to get a lot of use! A LOT.

Check out the C4C blog to see how the Crazies have been inspired by the challenge. We'd sure love to see your take on it, so be sure to stop by the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and link up your creations. If you are uploading to an online gallery, please use the keyword C4C316.

Oval Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs) - COMING SOON
Pull Card Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs) - COMING SOON
Black card stock
Patterned paper - Prima
Word stamp on card front - Papertrey Ink
Hot Air Balloon Pop Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs) - COMING SOON
1167 Peel-Off Border - (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Cream card stock
What's Up Clear Stamps - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs) - COMING SOON
Just a Note Clear Stamps - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs) - COMING SOON
Bakers Twine

Card size 4-1/2 x 6"

Thanks for stopping by today


  1. This is really neat card! I like how everything looked vintage.

  2. awesome card Karen, love that you created the balloon to look like those on the designer paper

  3. wow! This card is fantastic !


  4. Looking forward to seeing the pull card slider in action. Looks cool. Hot air balloons, been hooked on them since '88 Olympics. Great job!


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