Sunday, 29 April 2018

Supporter of the Year

Anyone who follows my blog may remember birthday cards I've made for an amazing 103 year old lady, who I still see regularly watching our local football team.  Well, this week she was chosen for the 'Supporter of the Year' award by our football club!  As there are regularly over 9,000 supporters watching each match, there were plenty to choose from, but Kitty is a very worthy recipient of the award.

Having recently seen the 'Impossible Fold' style of card,  I decided to have a go at making one to send to Kitty.  It's surprisingly easy to make this type of folded card, using just one piece of 5 x 7 card.  In fact, it's a great way of using up those larger snippets of white card.

 I started with a  5" x  7" piece of white card.  To make the fold I marked a line along the middle of the card and made three cuts.  I've made a template to show the measurements I used on my card.  The dotted line shows the middle of the card and the solid lines are the cut lines.

After making the cuts, the card it twisted round.  There are several videos on YouTube which show how this is done, which is easier than trying to explain it, but basically you just hold one side still and twist the other side.

Edited to add: Click HERE to see a video clip.

To add texture, I embossed the blue card with a Crafts-too 'Football' embossing folder. The footballs are peeloffs, pressed onto white card, fussy cut and attached to the card with foam pads.  To make the card more stable, I added a strip of blue card, layered on white card with a piece of football ribbon on the top.



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23 comments:

  1. I had to watch 3 times before I could see how to do this - well done Liz

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    1. This is probably the clearest video clip to see the fold.

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qWFwaKNVrig

      I'll edit my post tomorrow to add the link to my post when I'm back on my computer. So frustrating not being able to edit on an iPad. xx

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  2. What an age to be 103 Liz, and still a football supporter, fabulous card and a fold I`v not seen before, looks fabulous.
    Pam x

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  3. First, big congrats to that amazing 103 year old lady for her award as supporter of the year!!! Wow! :)
    And then congrats to you, for this stunning card! I have never seen something as this, before now!! I'm going to look at a video tutorial to understand how it can be folded and mailed. Great 3D look and certainly it's just perfect for the occasion and the recipient!! Well done!

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    1. The card folds flat for posting, Alice, easy for posting. xx

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  4. Beautiful birthday card,Liz.Love the shape.103 years old lady? There aren't many people who reach this age.

    Gr,Sylvia x

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  5. Super card Liz, great design and shape. Don't know about supporter of the year, she should get a life time achievement award.

    Kath x

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  6. This fold is a new one on me Liz and have looked at the video as I could not see how you twisted it to get the finished look as on first look it does seem impossible..lol. I love the way you have embellished it for for Kitty, and how great the club have recognised her regular support of them with an award. I bet she was so pleased, and I would think that she must be one of the oldest, if not the oldest, club supporter in the country too. x

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  7. Hi Liz wow that awesome news and gee your card is amazing my friend,love the way it folds and stands up,well done my friend on your beautiful card xx

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  8. Smart card Liz it really looks like a football field.
    Hugs Veerle x

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  9. A fantastic shaped card Liz. And congratulations to the lucky lady who get this wonderful award.

    Sue xx

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  10. What a fun card Liz! I need to try this fold - I've seen it used a couple of times lately, so thanks for the template. Kitty will be thrilled to receive this - amazing that she still attends the matches at that age! Good for her!

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  11. This is my first time to see this type of fold but you gave great directions. I will watch the video too. Kitty will be thrilled to receive this great card and how sweet of you to do that for her. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Congratulations to Kitty - what an amazing lady. And your snippets card is fabulous Liz, just perfect for Kitty - I'd glimpsed the Impossible Fold just earlier this week in my travels and am so thrilled you featured it on your snippets card! Ha, I just spent ages looking at tutorials - I can see this becoming as popular as easel cards when they hit the crafting world! Thanks so much for introducing us to what certainly did seem like an impossible fold! Until you know the secret of course :)

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  13. Thanks for sharing the wonderful story behind your card. That lady is amazing to be a fan for so long. I am sure she will love the card. It is an amazing design. And, since this is a new fold to me I may have to give it a try soon myself. Great instructions from you along with the video you added in.

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  14. Congratulations are in order, one for the remarkable lady who has great interest in life and winning the wonderful award. Secondly for you Liz, for this wonderful, new to me, card with the colours of the club and the award as centre piece. Well done you for the personalisation of it. I'm sure she'll be thrilled with both.
    Faith
    x

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  15. Yours is the second blog that I have visited today showing this card shape. Totally new one on me as never heard of it before. Thankyou for the size details. I'm sure it is really simple when you know how.
    Kitty is amazing. Hugs Mrs A.

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  16. Clever card Liz and what a deserving recipient its heading too. The card is well suited to a football theme and I'm sure she'll be delighted with your card x

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  17. Great card for your fabbie footie fan Liz! Love this design, thanks for the instructions :-)
    Janice x

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  18. Thank you for the information on how to make this wonderful card. What a worthy recipient indeed x

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  19. Great card and thank you for sharing the instructions Liz. I need to make time to have a go at one of these. Shabneez x

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  20. I applaud your courage at attempting this nifty fold (and looks complex) card. Turned out splendidly and TFS the video link. What a treasure your community has in this senior lady, and how wonderful she still has the enthusiasm to support the team. It's just a perfect card to celebrate her, and you succeeded marvelously with the unusual fold too. Hugs & TFS

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