Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Fabulous Fall Challenge at The Funkie Junkie Blog.

The Challenge - Fabulous Fall!

Ginny is hosting our latest challenge and it's a colorful fall challenge.  She says fall is a "wonderful season where the leaves are changing and the air is crisp and our thoughts turn to pumpkin spice everything. For this challenge create a Fall inspired" vintage or shabby chic project.

My Project

As you probably know, I love dimension and bulk and most of my cards don't fit in conventional envelopes.  I just can't seem to stop piling on the layers and flowers!  This card is no exception, it's slider card mounted on a patchwork of beautiful fall colors.  It's lovely as a card or even a piece of fall decor.

The Method

What you're looking at above is a 4.25" x 5.5" slider card that I made with the Spellbinder's die pictured below.  (Sorry the card is upside down)  After assembling the card, I mounted it onto another layer of design paper to give it a frame.

The Frame

Stamperia's Patchwork Collection has so many pretty papers that work with all the seasons.  I selected this patchwork paper for it's fall colors.  The paper is 12 x 12 and has a border all the way around it.  Well I wanted that border all around so I cut a large piece 6" x 7.5".  Then I cut the border off the other corner and glued it in place to create a nice frame.  The size of the frame was determined by measuring carefully so that a 1/8" border of the green would peek out around the card.

By the way, did you know that The Funkie Junkie Boutique carries a great selection of Stamperia products at great prices, do check it out!

After assembling the frame I adhered the slider card to the frame, centering.  Then I adhered a smaller die-cut frame to the card being careful to ONLY glue to the bottom half of the pop up mechanism.  You can see the slider and pop up mechanism in the 2nd photo below.

I glued a die-cut medallion made with gold kraft paper and the Impresslits embossing folder.  It's a lot easier to grasp the pull on the slider with the medallion on it.

View from the back.

To finish the card, just add embellishments of your choice being careful not to adhere anything to the slider itself, thereby preventing it from sliding!

Be sure to join me on November 30th for the Saturday Showcase on The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog as I will show you how to make  Christmas slider cards of different sizes.  Here's a sneaky peek!


How to Enter the Challenge

Create a vintage or shabby chic project and link it up to The Funkie Junkie Blog Challenge, Fabulous Fall.  The Design Team will choose their top four picks, with the winner being invited to be a guest designer in one of our Funkie Junkie Challenges. The other three winners will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into a draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure to take a look at the creations of my talented teammates, you can see their creations here, at The Funkie Junkie Blog.

Supplies from The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Stamperia Patchwork Paper Collection
Distress Oxide Ink - Vintage Photo, Wild Honey, Antique Linen
Bronze Pumpkin Charm
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Metallic Kraft Stock 8 x 8 Pad
Sizzix 3-D Impresslits Embossing Folder - Medallion

Other Supplies
Spellbinders Festive Wreaths Slider Card die set
Spellbinders Netabilities Iron Romance Etched Dies
Bakers Twine


  1. Wow, Maggi! This is stunning! And flat cards here, either!

    1. Thanks dear friend! Think of you often, hope life is good to you!

  2. Maggi, this is such a unique card! That die needs to get on my wish list. The papers you've chosen scream Fabulous Fall and look so pretty embellished with those gorgeous flowers. I'm looking forward to your tutorial on November 30! Hugs!

    1. Thanks so much Sara Emily!! It is a cool die for sure but I will show how to make without a die in my tutorial.

  3. Beautiful easel! I adore the patchwork around the frame! As the fall air creeps in a good warm quilt is just what we need and your frame is lovely!

    1. Thanks so much! Nothing better than a nice warm quilt!

  4. Wow!!! I just LOVE your creation, and well done on all the layering!! The Stamperia patchwork paper adds a lot of colour to it!

    1. Thank you so much! Stamperia papers sure are gorgeous!

  5. Oh Maggi I just LOVE what you create with paper - when I look at a paper pad (after finishing drooling) I'm often overwhelmed by all the designs. You clearly see possibilities and how to show them off to best effect. I love how you recreated the border to fit your wonderful slider card and selected the perfect layers and flowers to make it all sing. You really are a master of your craft xx

  6. Thank you dear Jenny, you, my dear, are the master!


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