Thursday, March 10, 2016

OSAT Spring Has Sprung Blog Hop!

It is the second Thursday of the month!!! We all know what that means! OSAT Blog Hop time!!
I am so excited to have a Christine Pennington this month as a guest hopper! Make sure you stop by her blog and say hello!
This month's theme is Spring has Sprung! We have had some amazing Spring like weather here on the eastern plains of Colorado! I really think the kids love it too because they are able to go outside and play!
I promised you all yesterday that today's card would NOT be a shaker! I have to tell you though, I have had this card done for two weeks... Do you know how hard it was to keep this beauty a secret?? I actually was on FaceTime with Dena when I was cooking this one up! Glad I had her as go too!  She is pretty amazing! Now lets get to the details...

SEE!! It isn't a shaker card! This is a Double Gate Fold!
There is a really amazing tutorial for the double gate fold card on Split Coast Stampers... 
I used the lovely Wildflower Fields DSP from the Stampin' Up Sale-A-Bration catalog with a coordinating belly band to keep the card closed. This card is different than a lot because the base is actually paper instead of card stock. The band was made using a strip of the coordinating DSP! I used the Fun Frames embossing folder on Lost Lagoon card stock and then fussy cut it using my Paper Snips! My next little layer I made using Old Olive card stock. I simply punched out the banner twice and set them aside while I worked out the label! I chose to use the Choose Happiness stamp! I used the Stampin' Write markers in Blackberry Bliss and Old Olive to create this lovely Bracket Label! Once I had my Dimensionals ready, I did some quick Gold Metallic thread loops to add some sparkle! This band just slides right off... The inside layer was made with matte of Lost Lagoon card stock. I stamped the branches from the Choose Happiness stamp set in Old Olive ink. The adorable little bird was made using Lost Lagoon ink and used my paper snips to fussy cut him out so that he can sit upon the branch at the bottom! Blackberry Bliss sentiment was the perfect touch! 

Now this little mini can be made in MANY ways! You can find templates and tutorials on Pinterest!
I wanted it to to coordinate with my card so of course I used the same DSP as the card! You can embellish these or do stamped layers! I even created a couple pockets!

Thank You all so much for stopping by! Next is Lori! I can't wait for you to see the lovely spring creations she made up for you! Have a great day!
If you get lost, here is a list of ALL the hoppers!
  1. Pam -
  2. Alisa Tilsner -
  3. Melissa Davies -
  4. Anna Smith -
  5. Tina Riddle - 
  6.  AJ Bodine -
  7. Megan Thompson -
  8. Justin Krieger -
  9. Dena Rekow -
  10. Andrea Tracy-Tucker - You are HERE!
  11.  Lori Mueller --
  12. Sara Levin -
  13. Kelly Acheson -
  14. Elizabeth Jeanne --
  15. Jeanna Bohanon - 
  16. Marisa Gunn -
  17. Renee Ondrajka -
  18. Martie -


  1. Super cute! I like how different it is from a regular card. Can't wait to try it! :) Thanks for sharing!

  2. both card and mini project look like a lot of love when into them. As a lover of all things bird - this really tugged at my heart strings!

  3. I love the mini album... thanks for having me as a guest-- honored to be a hoppin' with so much talent.

  4. wow! your gatefold card and mini album are way over the top wow... i love them both. i'm going to have to case the mini album. beautiful!

  5. LOVE your projects! Great way to showcase that FREE DSP!

  6. Your projects are so cute! I love making mini books as well. I have the set ou mad the card with. I just may have to case that one.

  7. So beautiful and I'm with Martie on all things bird :) That mini album is so super too! Are you sending it to me?? :)

  8. What a great mini album! And a beautiful card too. Love the fancy fold.

  9. Very cool, great combinations of patterned papers on your projects!

  10. Andrea.. you rocked this! Wonderful card and amazing mini album! Thanks for the inspiration ~ Pam

  11. Card & project are cute! Love that fold on the card....I will have to try.

  12. I really need to try more card folds - this is cute....

  13. I love that mini album and the DSP paper you used! Super cute!

  14. Love what you did with the DSP - awesome projects! I love fun folds!