Wednesday, November 30, 2016

WWC96 - Gail's "Special Folds" Challenge

Woo Hoo!  We're having a special challenge because today is the 5th Wednesday of the month.  Whenever that happens during the year, we throw in an extra, completely different challenge just for fun.  And what could be more fun than creating a card or project that features a fun fold?  What type of fold, you ask?  Surprise us.  It's "anything goes" as far as the special fold is concerned.  Enjoy!  We have some wonderful samples for you.

Before we have a look at the wonderful cards created by our Watercooler Artists, we have a Guest Designer this week.  One of our regulars, Jean Fitch, is off having some serious medical tests.  We all hope everything is going well for Jean, of course.  To step into this week's temporary vacancy, we have a talented Australian Demo, Bronwyn Eastley, who is becoming very well-known for her wonderful folds.  Her tutorials are sold as quickly as she creates them.  During the week of our challenge, however, this special Z-Fold Spinner tutorial will be available free for download at Bronwyn's blog site.  How generous is that?

This is what Bronwyn has to say about herself:  "Hi, I’m Bronwyn Eastley, an Independent Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrator from Tasmania, Australia.  I love to create paper craft projects using SU’s extensive and gorgeous range of co-ordinating products. My passion is designing and making 3D, interactive cards with fun folds. I also love blogging, am an avid Pinterest fan and write card tutorials to help fund my obsession. Thank you, Heidi, for inviting me as a Guest Designer for the Watercooler Wednesday Challenges.  I hope you like the z- fold, slider card that was inspired by a fellow Aussie, Kelly Kent."

And now back to our team.  We have some great samples created by the Watercooler Artists to get your creative juices flowing. As usual, if you click on the name under each card, you can visit the blog post to see details on the way the special fold is designed.   We begin with Gail's surprise fold birthday card.  The background metallic dots add the perfect touch, don't they?

And now it's your turn.  You can join us by linking up your creation with the InLinkz at the bottom of this challenge.  

          1.  This must be a new project---no back-linking to a previous post.
          2.  You must link your project back to our challenge (details at top of page).
          3.  You must link directly to your post, not simply your general blog.
          4.  Please link to no more than 4 challenges, including ours.
          5.  Have fun!

Please use the link-up below to share your project.  This Linky will close on Monday, December 5th at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.


  1. Thanks, ladies, for having me as a Guest DT this week. Now I'm off to check out your folds!

    1. It was awesome to have you join us, Bronwyn! And thank you for sharing your tutorial. I just love the beach-y look of your z-fold card.


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