Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Hello, and Happy New Year!

I hope that you all enjoyed a safe and relaxing New Year's Eve.  We went to dinner with some friends, then returned to their home for a guys vs. gals dominoes game.  Needless to say, I'm MUCH better at crafting than at dominoes. 

As today is the 1st of the month, it's New Release Day at Doodle Pantry!  Laurie is ringing in 2012 with some wonderful new releases, and after a full month off, we are all refreshed, and ready to create again.

My card today features the new set "Love Birdies".


This is another one of Laurie's fabulous Pre-Colored images, so I literally printed, cut, and assembled this card.  Clean and Simple, for sure!

This shows the card fully closed.

This shows card with only the front panel opened.

Card with front upper panel AND two little gatefold panels opened.


I found the tutorial for this adorable 'Double Dutch Fold' card, by Patty Bombyk on the Splitcoast Stampers Weekly Inkling #292, and knew it would be perfect for this card.  I hope you will give it a try!

  • Don't forget - you can still take advantage of the Doodle Pantry Year End/New Year sale through January 2nd.  You will get 50% off of all digi images!  Just type RINGITIN in the coupon field at the bottom of your cart page.  When you click SUBMIT, the discount will be applied to your order.  You can then proceed with checking out.

  • Also, Love Snakes, one of January's fun New Releases, is FREE with any purchase!

  • The new challenge at the Doodle Pantry Blog (DPDC19) starts today!  All you have to do is create a project using any Doodle Pantry image, and enter it in the challenge.  ALL participants in the challenge will receive the adorable 'Workout Birdie' set.  Deadline for entering the challenge is 8:00 p.m. Central time on January 24th.-hope to see your beautiful creations!
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    Thanks SO much for stopping by.  Enjoy your day, and tomorrow too, for those of you lucky enough to have that day off work.

    Hugs and blessings,
    Patti J.

    38 comments:

    The Other Patti Sue said...

    What a great way to start the new year... this is just adorable!

    Karen Howard said...

    Patti, this is smashing! I love all the folds and how you showcased the image! Great card! Happy New Year! Hugs, Karen

    Dr Sonia S V said...

    Patti dropped by to Wish you a Happy and Creative New Year
    Cheers
    Sonia
    cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

    Kristine said...

    OH Patti, how NEAT NEAT NEAT!! I saw this very briefly in my Weekly Inkling but didn't have time to click thru and forgot all about it. So cool seeing it up close--LOVE IT! We used the same colored birdies with the same DP, heehee. Super cool card Patti J.!! Happy New Year to you!!

    Georgia said...

    Happy New Year!

    Elizabeth Hart said...

    Patti - this is too funny - my family went up north to spend a few days with close friends for New Years and my girlfriend and I stamp (3 full days we stamped)- We also saw this dutch door tutorial and worked on it- although I must say that the inside of yours is fabulous.Happy New Years to you!

    Bonnie Weiss said...

    Happy first day of the New Year, Patti! Love your unique folded card and those little lovebirds are just too sweet.

    Auntie Em said...

    Love your card! The image is so cute and I love how it opens up (and up and up!) What a fun idea.
    Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year! :)

    Glenda Atkins said...

    Fabulous card, love the coloured version and your choice of card to show it in (I guess it is called dutch door). Wow!

    Lorie said...

    Okay, girlie...that 'fold' is amazing! How neat! Not to mention the fun image and sentiment! LOVE it all!

    Shirley said...

    Clean, simple, and so cute too!!

    Pat (mspfd) said...

    Love the fold and fancy cutting of Laurie's new colored image. Gorgeous card, Patti!

    Netty said...

    Terrific card Patti. Wishing you and your family a Happy and Healthy New Year, hugs Annette xx

    auntbeespickles said...

    Oh Patti, how cute! Love all the folds! The sentiment is just so fun with these cuties! Great job!
    Hugs, Sarah

    Georgia Ehrmann said...

    Beautiful card and I love the Double Dutch Fold! Happy New Year!
    ~Hugs~

    Sue said...

    Aw, Patti, this is so sweet, love the image and I also thought the card design was great (it's my post for tomorrow!)

    Hugs
    Sue

    Donna said...

    Patti - Great card - I'm going to have to try that cut. Happy New Year!!

    Chelsea said...

    Happy new year! Love your card!

    Amy Johnson said...

    Such a sweet card! I love the creative opening!

    Maria Matter said...

    Adorable Patti and what a fun design!
    hugs & blessings

    Happy 2012!

    Beate said...

    That card is just too darn cute! Happy New Year!
    Hugs and smiles

    Amanda Mertz said...

    So cute and perfect for Valentine's day! Happy New Year to you my friend! TFS!

    Patti P. said...

    Patti, my first time seeing this fold and I Love it!! How wonderful with your images and dp's, beautiful job!!
    Happy New Year.
    hugs...

    Sue from Oregon said...

    Oh how fun...I love fun folds. Such sweet love birds!

    Joan Ervin said...

    What a darling image and I love the fancy fold design....beautiful cards, Patti!!!!!

    Grace said...

    How darling Patti!!! Gotta love those precolored images!!! Wishing you a happy and healthy new year my friend!
    hugs,
    Grace

    Pam Sparks said...

    so cute! adorable couple Patti! fabulous gate fold! I have to start reading that SCS email instead of just stashing it in a folder in my mail program! lol TFS!

    Sharon Basel said...

    What a great card layout Patti - and perfect for these little love birdies. The digi papers look so pretty with this image. A really perfect Valentines card! Happy New Year!
    Sharon :)

    Audrey Frelx said...

    LOL!!! You've got company when it comes to playing Dominoes -- me!!!

    Love your beautiful card, Patti!!! I love that have unique and different folds, and tthis one IS such fun!!!

    Happy New Year to you, my friend -- looking forward to sharing in 2012!!!

    Dawn Frost said...

    Fantastic fold card! I really like how you did the tag on the inside, nice.

    Pat said...

    What a great card and the little birds are adorable.
    I'll need to try this tutorial.
    I hope you have a great year full of happiness.
    Hugs xx

    Carolyn King said...

    This is adorable. love the image and the fun fold! Happy New Year to you sweet friend!

    Kathy W. said...

    Wow! This is so cute, I love the fold on this card...great job!

    Beth Norman said...

    Very cute card. Thanks for your kind words to me. Have a Happy New Year my friend.

    AllisonG said...

    What a darling card - the fold is perfect for the birdies because it kind of reminds me of a birdhouse!

    Mary Anne / MA54K said...

    I just watched a tutorial for a Double Dutch and was thinking about trying it. This is so sweet and I just love those bird!

    Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

    happy new year sunshine!

    hugs :)

    Melisa Waldorf said...

    I love those birds!! And this is another fabulously creative fold card! I think I did, but just in case .... I LOVED your Christmas card! Talk about fun folds, it was so awesome!!