Monday, January 2, 2012

"Warming Up with Hot Cocoa FCCB January 2

So hard to believe Christmas is over and it is already 2012. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and you're ready for a Crafty 2012 with Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.  
This week the challenge is "Warm Up With Hot Cocoa".  
I actually made two cards using my new Iris Folding skills.  I have been taking monthly classes at my LSS.  One of the reasons I decided to try the classes is that the teacher told me I could use my Cricut to cut the shapes out. In November she showed us how to take shapes of our own choosing and make the designs.  
This cut is the cup from Joys of the Season cut at 2 1/2 inches. did this one in silver, gray, red, shiny red and black and white polka dot.  I use thin scrap paper, Origami paper and foil and florist foil.  The center is cut from gift bags I get at the 99cent store.  The stamps I used are both from Robins new stamp sets.  
This one I did in blue, greens, and purples and another of Robins stamps.   
I definitely enjoy making these.  It is a lot of fun.  You can buy books or look up directions online for Iris folding.  
So enough of my project.  Are you ready to join us for the challenge?  I hope you will jump right in and join us for the first challenge of 2012.  I can't wait to see what you make.  

I am posting this at Bugbites .She is having a challenge to welcome in the New Year and the anniversary of her blog.  The challenge is to make a project inspired by her banner.  The banner has a lot of blue and green so I thought this would fit the challenge.  
Also linking to Pink Cricut linking party.  


  1. Great card. I haven't ventured into the iris fold. You did great though.

    Be Blessed, Beckie

  2. Wow...that is truly amazing Suzanne! What wonderful detail and dimension this fold it!

  3. Fabulous cards, Suzanne! The paper folding is amazing! You've done an incredible job!
    Happy New Year to you!

  4. Beautiful card-lovin' the foil look. Very creative and unique folds too! Awesome job:)
    Sherrie K

  5. This is just beautiful I love the iris folding. I really want to try that I have seen it before and I just love the look, but the colors you have used a perfect together
    DIANA L.

  6. Suzanne,
    These are just beautiful!!! I have not done any iris folding but I do love it. you have inspired me to give it a try!! The colors of both cards are so pretty. And I really love the sentimentsyou used!
    Happy New Year!!!

  7. Wow, these cards are amazing! The black and red one is so dramatic... really love them all :)
    Thanks for the kind comment you left on SweetSassyDiva for my card !
    Hugs, Mindy

  8. OMGosh Suzanne, I love both these cards!!! I black and red one is my favorite, it is so dramatic and just pops! But then I love the blues, purples and greens in the second one too! lol I love the Iris folding on these cups and think it is so cool that you can use some of the Cricut cuts for them!

  9. Amazing cards! The paper folding is fantastic - great job!

  10. Awesome cards!! That technique is amazing!! Great idea!! Can't wait to try it!! TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @

  11. Love the iris folding! The cups are so lovely! Beautiful colors and papers!

  12. These are amazing! I've purchased some of the papers to try this. Now I'm really inspired to do it. Your cards are wonderful.

  13. The texture and swirl is beautiful, it really draws your eye in.

  14. Wow, Suzanne, these are amazing!! I absolutely love the Iris folds!! Gorgeous cards!! :)


  15. Wow! I've always wanted to try iris folding!! These are awesome!

  16. Suzanne,
    These are sooo beautiful! I have been wanting to learn that technique for so long, I just haven't had a free moment to try it out. I was so excited to see these posted on FCCB. They caught my eye right away! Love, love, love them both! Thanks for the inspiration, Hun!

    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
    FCCB Coordinator