Monday, June 2, 2014

Do not grow weary. . .

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. Galations 6:9

CHACB Challenge #9: Fold It!

Gloria Designs Challenge The current challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous is: Fold It!
Use some sort of "fun fold" on your project. You can make a fun fold card, a pop-up card, an explosion box, or other type of project that makes use of folded cardstock or paper. You can share some folding techniques that are perfect for scrapbook layouts or mixed media pieces. Create a mini album with a folded binding. Fold some ribbon to make pleats. De-hoard those supplies and show us your folds....paper folds that is!

One talented participant will receive a prize for their work from our fabulous sponsors: WorldWin Papers and Stencil Girl Products.  You have until Sunday, June 15 at midnight PDT to prepare, submit and link up your project to the CHAC Blog.

WorldWin Papers offers extraordinary paper, card stock and envelopes for all paper crafting applications. Their papers provide exceptional quality and design - perfect for scrapbooking, card making, rubber stamping and paper crafting.

Stencil Girl offers high quality stencils in a variety of styles, all designed by artists who know and love stencils and use them regularly. Stencil Girl is owned and operated by artist Mary Beth Shaw.Visit:

Do Not Grow Weary. . .

Sometimes, many times, it is easy to grow discouraged and weary as we look around and see what appears to be the darkness of evil and wickedness closing in, yet we must remember the promises of the Lord and that He is, even now, making all things right. He promised that His kingdom will spread from a tiny seed to a magnificent tree covering the entire earth (to paraphrase).

We must press on in the strength He provides doing the good works He has called us to do, with our eyes fixed upon Him and our eternal home.. . .remembering that He who began a good work in you, WILL carry it forward to the day of completion. (If you want to learn more about God and his promises, please click on the Good News link above.)

Project Description

For this challenge, I used a Stencil Girl's Chevron Doily Mask stencil on a beautiful WorldWin Papers shimmery wheat card stock using Ranger Distress Inks in Cotton Candy,, Tumbled Glass and Faded Lipstick. Atop the stenciled doily, I've placed some Prima swirls, a Wilton pastry doily, a stamped banner and then accented with some FOLDED fans. The fans are crafted with papers from World Win (velum and pool). I then used flowers from 7 Gypsies and finished off with a vintage button from my collection (thanks to my mom and grandmothers!)

Paper: WorldWin Papers Pool, Red Apple, Vellum.
Brown, Ranger Distress Cotton Candy, Worn Lipstick, Tumbled Glass.
Accessories: Prima gems and swirls, 7 Gypsies flowers, Wilton pastry doily.
Outside: Our Daily Bread Designs Thank You Sentiments; Inside ~ Verve and ODBD Thank You. 

Please visit the rest of the design team to see some AMAZING projects.

Blessings! jme ~ SDG


  1. What a beautiful card! I love your folded vellum elements and the stenciled doily, too. I'm always refreshed by a visit to your lovely site!

  2. Wonderful card! Love the folded vellum and that stencil doily you used for the fan is awesome!

  3. As always your creation is just beautiful. Love those beautiful folded fans!

  4. Jan, I love your card! Love how you used the stencil. Love your sentiment too!

  5. Inside and out--beautiful use of the stencil for your fantastic card! I love how you made the color variation on the stencil.

    StencilGirl Products

  6. Beautiful Jan Marie, just beautiful - love the stencilling - it makes a wonderful feature.

  7. love your fans and how you used the stencil. Beautiful card!

  8. Such a lovely card for this challenge Jan Marie, I love the stencil work!! xo

  9. I love this project so much! The colors the folded fans...everything. Then you top it off with the wonderful sentiment!

  10. beautiful card but love the inspiration every time I visit...knowing to trust in the Lord in all of our circumstances and not to grow weary...thank you my sweet friend for this gentle reminder. You are truly a blessing.

  11. Love those fans - they make such great features on your great card. Fab folding inspiration, thank you.
    Alison x


Thanks for your encouraging words! Have a blessed day!