Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Flip Flop State of Mind ~ Z Fold Card

Guess what is new at Polka Dot Orchard? 
Currently All Stamps are 50% off!
New digital packages have been added!
Stencils are coming soon - some are being collaborated with Angie Blom Designs! 

The challenge started 9/7 and runs until 9/20, so be sure to check out the rules and guidelines on the Facebook page. Take a peek at the Design Team cards and then enter your own. 

For my entry, I used Pool Hair Days by Artist Crystal Minkler.

I did something a little different, as I used the image to go with a card challenge from another group. 

On Addicted to Card Making 2.0, we have an Envelope Challenge every month - our hostess sends out a set of embellishments to 15 ladies who have signed up. Each person must make a card using some or all of each piece. 

 First, I'll show you what I received from our gracious hostess. 

The polka dot paper was double sided, as is the blue graph paper.  The yellow is the card base and has a Z fold on the front. Do you see the 'odd' item in this photo?  Bottom left... yep, a square of toilet paper.  Our hostess has a good sense of humor doesn't she!  

For my creation I wanted to use Polka Dot Orchard's Pool Hair Day.

I started by duplicating the flip flops to make a banner and then  printed them and the girl in the pool.  I used my Copic markers to color both images. 

I decided to build my card with the Z fold towards me, kinda like a tent, and the larger items on the standing back piece.  

I cut the banner of flip flops to fit in the blue graphic paper and attached that to the front of the Z fold.   I cut the 'polka dotted paper' in half vertically and then flipped it over as the back colors matched my Copic coloring. I added those two strips on each end of the back panel.   I fussy cut the girl in the pool and positioned her between those two vertical pieces. 

I printed the sentiment from the PDO digital set and trimmed it to fit the tag that was included.  For the mystery piece of 'Toilet Tissue'  - I colored it orange to match her bathing suit then added it to the tab end of the tag, trimming the edges.  I added the button and twine on top of the tag and then placed it on the left side. 

I'm really happy with the way it turned out and that I was able to use all the parts!

Our summer has sure gone by in a hurry and soon it will be FALL.  I hope you will check out the specials going on for the End of Summer Splash event on Polka Dot Orchard.   
Follow her amazing Design Team on Friends of Polka Dot Orchard on Facebook too! 

Thank you for stopping by today.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards.

I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges: 

Serving a Risen Savior,


  1. Such a great card, especially for the end of summer. Great card design and coloring. Thanks for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Barbara DT member for { World Wide Open Design Team Challenge}

  2. I love your fun card, thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  3. A fun and colourful card for our 'Coloured image' theme at Allsorts challenge, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  4. Lovely card! Thanks for joining our challenge.
    Love Caroline DT 2Sistersontheblog

  5. What a super nice card.
    Thank you for participating in our challenge.
    Big Hug Bianca
    DT SweetStampersChallengesBlog.

  6. Super fun card, thanks for joining in at Allsorts, xxx

  7. Really lovely! Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week.

  8. You did such a great job with this project, looks fabulous and nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

  9. Verenigen card.
    Thans you for sharing it at 2Sistersontheblog.
    Groetjes Nicolette