Thursday, April 12, 2018

NEW Circlet MTF Line! PLUS, Challenge 230 Good Goes Around!

Hello, Ai Fans!
Good things go around! Today, we are introducing our new Circlet Mini TryFolds, an extension of our popular three-panel revealing line! Watch as our new circle-based scenes are great for unique interactive ideas, such as rotating circles, book folds, and flip cards! Check out our four new stamp and die sets featuring beautiful outdoor scenes such as our Lighthouse, Cabin, and Cottage sets, and a bursting Birthday set complete with cake and balloons! Expand your TryFold collection and grab all four sets at!
Circlet Release Video

Today we have a fabulous tutorial by Diane for an inventive way to use these new circular stamps!

Hello friends! You are probably familiar with using the MTF sets to create fun trifold cards so when I made my Circlet cards, I created 4 different card styles to give you extra ideas. Here I used the Birthday Circlet MTF to create a flip card. Keep checking back the next few weeks to see the other 3 card styles I made!
I used the Sizzix Circle Card Flip-its #2 dies to cut my card base and layers but there are tutorials to make flip cards if you want to cut & score your own. I colored and die cut all 3 images with the matching dies included in the set. I also used some Spellbinders circle dies to cut around them. Then I layered the first two onto the front of the circle-shaped part that flips. I cut very skinny pieces of foam tape to place around the edge of the balloon image and pop it up a bit.
Normally the third image would be peeking through from behind the other two but this time I adhered it to the other side.
Here's a few close-ups.
Such a nice sentiment! (a 2 3/8" circle die is perfect to cut this out)
Now it’s your turn to break out your favorite stamps, make a card, and join us in the “Good Goes Around” Challenge! Happy stamping!
Thanks, Diane! What a fabulous card!
Time for our new challenge! This challenge plays off the idea of our Circlets, "Good Goes Around!" We love how cardmaking spreads kindness and joy, so please join us in creating uplifting cards with a "round" or "circular" theme! We can't wait to see what you make!

Here are the Challenge Rules
✻ Please make a new card or creation. You can make any crafty item you wish; this is not limited to cards!
✻ Limit two submissions per person. You will receive extra votes if you use Art Impressions stamps!
✻ The Ai Challenge is open to everyone, international submissions are welcome!
✻ Include a link back to the Ai Blog or grab our button on the top right of our sidebar!
✻ Share the Ai love by clicking and commenting your fellow crafters.
✻ Make sure to get your link up by Wednesday, April 25 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!
Let's recognize the winners of last week's Gatefold Cards winners!

Top Spot goes to...


Congrats, Gail! We found your Cowboy Wiggle Wobble with saloon door gatefolds to be highly creative! Thanks for sharing! Email with your address to claim your prize pack!

Honorable Mentions go to...

Congrats, you two! Carol, we love your creation with our new WC 2018 Exclusive (available only with our 2018 Watercolor Workshop). It is a beautiful scene! And Reetta, we love the way you layered sentiments with your beautiful Giant Cake image! A gorgeous image like that is a wonderful surprise inside a gatefold card! Be sure to email with your address and select a stamp set of your choice for a prize!

Thanks for everyone who joined - we LOVED your creations! Please join again and tell your friends about this new challenge. Happy Stamping!


Jil Lebel said...

Diane, you did a beautiful job with all of the circlet cards!I love how you turned these Birthday images into a flip card. Great idea!
Congrats to all of the winners! There is always so much inspiring work entered into the contests.

Cheri Burry said...

Love the Flip card idea with the MTF Circlets!! I am going to have to case that idea for sure! Such a fun and bright card too, Love it!

Kim S said...

It is so cool that they made stamps/die sets to fit my Sizzix dies. Great way to make better use of things I already own! such cute sets as well!! Love this idea. Your sample is so cute as well! thanks for the inspiration!!

Carol H. said...

Oh wow! Just now saw this! Thank you for the HM!! Congratulations to Reetta too! And Diane, I love your card--congrats on winning!

Dot J Freel said...

What a fabulous card Diane made!