Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Folded Autumn Blessings

I am again featuring the iris folding pattern my Mom shared with me this summer.  This basic, yet extremely versatile pattern is so easy to alter for different holidays and themes.  Today's card is the Autumn version...could be Thanksgiving depending on the sentiment I choose for the inside.

Just a Few Details:
  • The pattern my mom taught me is from a book that she purchased, so I cannot post that here, however, there are TONS of free patterns out in internet-land.  
  • This a marvelous way to use up your smaller scraps if you're a paper hoarder like the Squirrel here.  I was able to incorporate four different patterns of fall-themed scraps.
  • I stamped a larger maple leaf in VersaMark behind the sentiment to give it a bit more punch and to tie it to the leaf stamped in the iris of the folded portion.  I love the it some much-needed depth without overpowering.

Perfect Sentiments Challenge: PSC55 - CAS Fall / Thanksgiving
Tuesday Throwdown: #123 - Autumn Leaves
Cupcake Craft Challenges: #217 - Get Krafty
The Kraft Journal: Make It Monday with Kraft Outlet - Happy Harvest
Make My Monday: Autumn + Kraft & Twine
Paper Playtime: CH #88 - Autumn Colors

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink ‘Chocolate’, ‘Kraft’
Patterned Paper:  scraps
Stamps: JoAnn
Inks: StazOn ‘Timber Brown’; Distress Marker ‘Spiced Marmalade’; VersaMark; Distress Ink ‘Walnut Stain’, ‘Vintage Photo’
Embellishments: PTI rustic button twine
Tools:  Fiskars punch ‘corner rounder’


  1. I really like the iris fold you have created. Guess I will have to see if I can find a free patteren!

  2. Fabulous :) Thanks for playing along with us at CCC -Jane x

  3. Beautiful Iris folding, Thanks for joining in the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge

  4. An absolutely beautiful card and so lovely to see such a gorgeous Autumnal iris folded pattern.
    Thanks for sharing your creation with us at MMM this week.
    Fliss x

  5. An absolutely GORGEOUS card!!! I simply LOVE Iris such a beautiful affect!!!!!

  6. Oh, I just love iris folding, and yours is spectacular!! What a beautiful card!! :)

    Thanks so much for joining the FUN at Paper Playtime this week!! :)

    Amy :) at
    Paper Playtime Design Team

  7. Very fun card! I have yet to try the iris folding technique..
    Thanks for joining the fun!
    <3 Pam
    Pause Dream Enjoy Design Team

  8. A lovely card - thanks for joining in this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

  9. So beautiful!!! That's amazing paper folding and gorgeous coloring! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

  10. This is stunning! I love seeing these cards and I am so delighted you shared one with us in the gallery at The Kraft Journal. Thank You so much for playing along!

  11. Ages since I have seen some iris folding, well done for creating something different. A lovely Autumnal card. Thanks for sharing with us at MMM. Caz

  12. Lovely folded technique. Great card. Thanks for sharing at The Perfect Sentiment.

  13. What a lovely card. So stunning design. I like your colors choice and that leaf in the center is great. Thanks for sharing.


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