Friday, July 25, 2014

July Blog Hop 2014!!

It's here, it's here!!  Another Blog Hop for VC Rocks!!!  You can find the other participants' blogs by following this link to our VC Rocks Blog: ... I'm not sure how many bloggers we have this month due to busy summer schedules, but however many, I promise you fun and lots of ideas for your own creativity!

This month our theme is "Rock Your Creativity with Fun Folds or 3-D Projects." ... even though I just got my swaps back with some  absolutely wonderful Fancy Fold cards, I am showing some card holders that I like to use for gifts or to give for drawings, etc.  Hope you like my ideas this month ... I am not home this week and sorry to say I forgot to bring the list of supplies I used ... and I even wrote them all down!  But I do know that all the DSP (Double-Sided Designer Paper), the ribbon and some of the cardstock is retired - that is one of my goals before I move, to dwindle down the stash of supplies I have been hoarding, oops, I mean saving  ... because, after all, once retired from Stampin' Up! they can't be replaced.  That's reason enough to keep them, isn't it??  I really think so, but .... now I'm thinking that I really don't want to pay to have everything moved so I'm trying to use some up.

My first project is a new one for me - an accordion card holder.  This one holds more than my usual (which holds about 4 cards plus envelopes).  I did not stuff my holder to see how many cards and envelopes it will hold, but I put in 8 and it looked good. 
I still love this ribbon - glad I bought some extra just for occasions like this .... 

 You can kinda see the accordion folds on the side (hey, does this make it a Fancy Fold project??  Nope, guess not .... lol 
I added dividers for the categories of the cards - this time I used birthday, friends and thanks.
I also added a magnet to both sides to keep it closed.

The next card holders are the type I usually make and give - they do hold 4 cards and envelopes very nicely.  If you would like the template, just let me know along with your email addy and I will send it to you.  It didn't want to show up here too clearly for some reason.  I have had the pattern for about a zillion years, give or take, and it has certainly proven its usefulness to me over the years!

In the first picture with the 3 holders, I used velco dots to hold it closed and the other two I made belly bands.  

Again, I hope you enjoyed my projects - I'm glad we have our blog hops during the summer so I do post something here once in a while anyway. Maybe I will have to get involved with another group for the other months too.  
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May God Bless you and your family and give you peace and love, Sassy Stamper Shirley