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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Bendi Fold for Spring

Hello Dear Stamper Friends:

First of all A BIG THANK YOU for the lovely comments that you leave me in all my posts..It is so nice to read them...I wish to list all your names here, but it will get a little bit boring...But I want YOU to know that I read all your comments and all your opinions really mean the world to me...
It is amazing to know that through this medium I am getting new friends from Canada, France, Mexico...US and who knows all the people that visit and do not leave a comment...
I am so happy to know that some people out there find my cards, my blog pretty and that you are getting some ideas leaving my blog...or like Armie said  that she always has a smile on her face, when she leaves from here...Oh my god, HOW SWEET ...this is a big incentive for me to keep going and sharing this lovely hobby with all of you out there...SO THANKS again for the support and the encouragement...and remember even If I do not answer directly mentioning your name, I am grateful for YOU and your words...

OK, Now onto the card...
Today I am bringing to you a very unique Shaped card, called the Bendi Fold! 

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Around here all the Japanese cherry trees are in bloom...It is so Beautiful...and it sure looks like SPRING !...
This is what is see down my street ...

These amazing trees were my inspiration ...and the flower soft was perfect to use here...as well as the wonderful Memory Box dies ...

When you open the card it looks like this:

I try to give subtle asymmetrical views: the fences are bend, one sticks out, the other is more hidden, the grasses are slightly different/short on each side, the center has only mounds of "Flower Soft" grass, the trees are on only 2 panels...

here are the left and the right swinging panels:

The pocket is die cut in vellum paper, I wanted to be able to see the background and the tags are left blank to write your message.

The tiny MB stamp called "fence", because it is a fence and it has the clouds on the side, is perfect in size for this type of "landscape" cards...it is soo cute!

NOTE: I used the "Soft Suede" ink pad from Stampin'Up!,  to distress here my panels because this is my FAVORITE color when distressing on cream paper, It gives an old nice look,...I usually use and I  love Tim Holtz distress inks and "the Tea Dye" one is the one that is the  most close to "Suede Suede", BUT, I rather pick "Soft Suede" over the "Tea Dye" just for the tone that it gives...

Photo/instructions for the BENDI Fold...follow the pictures...
1- use same measurements as for an A2 card: 2 panels of 5/1/2 x 4 1/4
2-cut second panel at 2 1/2
3- score 1/2 " on each end of the swinging panels to glue onto back panel
4- hand free cut 2 notches on the opposite sides at 1/4"
5- pencil mark where you will make slits for the notches to be inserted, One pencil mark on the base back panel 4" from the edge, and the second pencil mark on the left swinging panel at 2 1/2 from the edge, cut wih X-Acto knife
6- TEMPORARILY glue your panels to see how it works and if slits are cut right, then draw you hill, cut them and then start working on your decorations...the last thing to do is to glue the swinging panels to the back center panel...

When done with the main structure start working on your other pieces,
I painted my fences with the Shimmer paint, just by sponging them a little bit...

Glue 2 trees together for more stability and then add the Flower Soft... tap and let dry
then pour it on a bigger container...this is how I store my Flower Soft ...
die cut your other pieces and start assembling...

A final look...

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VIDEO TUTORIAL and INSTRUCTIONS featured at "Splitcoaststampers", SCS, under Tutorials



I hope that you got some new ideas ...
If you need some Stampin'Up! supplies contact me...
And as always leave me a little note ...it is so nice to read all your comments,
and ...check tomorrow, as well my Spanish Blog for Memory Box : "A Crear se Dijo!" link on the side too..I will have a fun card as well...bye for now...


  1. Well Miss Bibiana, first I love your name its beautiful as your are, and your amazing, 3 blogs 3 different langues, and all that artistic talent your rock woman:):) now on to this card ITS THE BOMB!!!!, I've pinned it to my face book, thank you very much.It really is stunning and your such a sweety to share how you made it..Thanks for such inspiration here, fabulous. Have a wonderful day, big hugs...

  2. Hi Bibiana! Thank you for another fabulous card. My goodness, this is something I will definitely keep for me and not give it out. Sooo stunning and gorgeous throughout indeed!! Just look at that...aahh!! I loovvee it!! Thank you. I got my eye candy today :-).

  3. Wow!!!! que divino, tu si que tienes mucho ingenio y del maximo para crear estas obras. Me quede super sorprendida con lo que hiciste.
    Saludos desde mi isla!!!!

  4. C'est absolument magnifique et avec le tuto très belle image du printemps - je viens de visiter ton blog c'est sublime!!! bises de France

  5. thank you for the inspiration, it's stunning!

  6. Oh My GOSH! This is lovely and such an inspiration. Very creative and realistic, true to the picture. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

  7. WOW what an amazing creation
    Have pinned your beautiful creation here:Card tutorials
    from India
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts School Projects

  8. Hi Bibiana,
    I totally agree with everything Dianne said. You are so very talented in your work and now that I see this and see how you made it, this is such a stunningly beautiful card. At first when I saw this I thought you die cut a bunch of flowers and glued them all on but the Flower Soft is gorgeous on this.
    You do rock girl.
    your new friend,

  9. This is amazing! This is a fold that I hadn't heard of before...really neat...so nicely done...I like that you used flower soft for the trees...thanks so much for sharing how you did it.

  10. Wow! oh! Wow! this is stunning, I would like to have a go at this sometime soon.
    Thank you so much for sharing

    Patricia xx

  11. This is simply amazing. What a wonderful creation you've made. Love the trees! Best, Curt

  12. Votre carte est superbe!!!
    Merci pour le tutoriel.
    Je vais essayé de la faire.
    Bonne journée.

  13. I just had to stop and take the time to post! Your card is very beautiful and of great inspriration to me as I am sure to many many people!! I am glad that I stumbled upon your blog!! I will be back to see what beauty you create in the future!! God Bless!!

  14. Amazing and really beautiful!! I would love to know how something like that could be mailed to a very special person. Create less bend and leave flaps flat so recipient could insert on their own? Thanks for the inspiration. I'd like to try this in a flatter version and send it (and keep one for myself!).

    1. Hi Dee:
      To mail the card you can make a pretty box or buy one...if not mailed, I will do a box in acetate, to showcase the card. many videos on boxes on you tube...
      you can mail it flat, use a 9x12" yellow envelope for the office...you only fold one flap and it will fit. Just insert a little note explaining that they have to insert the notches on the slits...hope it helps..

  15. Wow! Love it so, so much. Thanks for the tutorial!

  16. I love this card!! Going to have to check out the dies to find ones to match. The supply list never loaded so couldn't get the names of the ones you used. Simply stunning. I subscribed!!

  17. What an absolutely stunning card you have created, its gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing and for the excellent video.

  18. I love this Bendi Fold card. I can't get into the Supplies to find what dies & stamps you used. I love this particular card. Can you help me with this. It is absolutely stunning. Your video was also very easy to follow and understand. Thank you.

    1. Hi jan; the link that you left to contact you takes me to somebody else, another name...so leave me your contact info , like that I can answer to you...
      thanks for visiting

  19. what beautiful use of dies and folds, i love it! well done :) Valita

  20. Have just found your blog after joining pinterest today. This card is wonderful! I love your style and your fan tutorial. Thanks for the inspiration. Maddy x

  21. Sorry, fan = fab. My iPad likes to change words! Xx

  22. I loved your Bendi card so much that I made a few of my own. I didn't have the tree and fence dies or the other dies that you use so I used some other ones and stamped some images and cut them out. I've had so much fun with this card fold and the projects are endless.
    After I made one with a Christmas theme my husband saw it and wanted me to make one with a cabin with a Christmas tree in the window, so I did. I just love making this card.
    Come check out my cards at www.queenbeascraps.blogspot.com

    Thanks for sharing.

  23. Bibiana hace un tiempito visitaste mi blog y me dejaste un mensaje, hoy te visito y que bella sorpresa! Tus trabajos son magnificos!! Me encanta lo que haces! Ya pasaré mas seguido por aqui... Y no sabia que hablas francés también ;o)



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THANKS again, Bibiana