Sunday, 10 October 2021

Inspiring Canopy


The theme for our hop today is: Harvest Time

Grab a comfortable seat, your favourite beverage and relax while perusing all the wonderful projects we have for you today in:

Living in Australia, we don't really celebrate harvest time or Fall (only we call it Autumn). I'm not sure why, maybe because we are harvesting our crops all year round, maybe because we don't get a lot of snow in the areas our crops are grown, so they don't all have to be in at the same time. However, we do have wonderful Autumn/Fall foliage, so that became my main inspiration!

Card Measurements

Card base:    29.7cm x 10.5cm scored at 14.9cm and folded

1st layer:    Cork DSP - 10cm x 3cm and 7.5cm x 7.5cm

2nd layer:    9cm x 8cm

Inner layer:    8.5cm x 7.5cm

Scrap/extra card:    for die cutting tree trunks and leaves


  • Cut 7.5cm off front flap of card base and keep
  • Cut 7.5cm piece of front flap into a square
  • Cut 7.5cm square of front flap diagonally
  • Cut 7.5cm square of Cork DSP diagonally
  • Adhere triangular Cork DSP to triangular front flap piece
  • Adhere triangular piece to top right hand corner of the inside of the card base (make sure both edges align) using dimensionals on two edges only - NOT the diagonal edge and not in the middle)
  • Adhere 10cm x 3cm Cork DSP to left edge of front flap leaving an even border
  • Die cut Cork DSP for tree trunks
  • Using re-inkers, randomly put 5 or 6 drops of each colour on a baby wipe (I used Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Cajun Craze)
  • Using scrap, press onto baby wipe. You will need to do this several times, moving and turning scrap until all covered with ink
  • Die cut scrap, once inked and dry, for leaves
  • Adhere Cork DSP tree trunks to 2nd layer
  • Adhere leaves to tree trunks on 2nd layer
  • Using scraps of left overs from die cutting leaves, adhere to bottom of tree trunks and along inner layer bottom edge
  • Using a water painter and Sahara Sand ink pad, I did a light wash between tree trunks
  • Stamp sentiment on 2nd layer
  • Adhere 2nd layer to front flap leaving an even margin (make sure to only place adhesive on back of left hand side (approx 3cm))
  • Adhere inner layer to inside back of card base, lining it up so it will be covered by the 2nd layer on the front

I hope you found something to inspire you on my page today! Chris Smith is next and I'm sure you will enjoy her project! Click on her name to go directly to her page or click on one of the names in the list below to go to that person's page. I hope you visit them all and if you could leave a comment on the pages of those you visit, it helps us to grow our audiences and is much appreciated!


Deb xx

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  1. WOW!!! Such an amazing fold to highlight these amazing dies with the Cork DSP. Thanks for the inspiration, Deb. x

    1. Thanks Angie! It's such a quick and easy fun fold!

  2. I LOVE the cork tree trunks! and the color of the leaves are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Great card Deb, those cork tree trunks look amazing and a really lovely fun fold as well x

  4. I just love your beautiful leaves, Deb - I'm off to look for baby wipes...

    1. Thanks Chris! Enjoy playing with the baby wipes!

  5. Wow!! Love this card- especially the Fun Fold and that amazing Cork Paper!


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