Creating Kindness Design Team January 2019 blog hop - Bendy card fold

Happy New Year everyone. Hope you have had a great start so far. 2 exciting things happening today - the Stampin' Up! 2019 Occasions Catalogue is live and the Creating Kindness Design Team January blog hop is happening! The theme for January is Bendy (or Bendi) cards and we welcome our Guest Designer Angela Meiritz-Reid

I just had to use some new products on this card. The Vibrant Vases stamp set (that coordinates with the Vase Builder punch from the annual catalogue) helped me add a fun twist to the Bendy card fold and was the perfect way to display these fab vases.

Bendy cards have flaps that ... bend (of course!) .... with the use of tabs. Such a neat way to get a 3D card.

This is a card fold that is better demonstrated so please check out my video at the end of this post to see how I made it.

Wondering how I got that gorgeous stitched edging? The new Rectangle Stitched Shapes framelits that's how! The set has 13 framelits and are a must have in my opinion! Oh and if you add in another few items you will qualify for one of the free Sale-a-bration products. For every $90 AUD you spend you can choose from the amazing free products. Contact me for more information.

The back of the card gets some love too. The stitched panel is what was left over from making the frame and was perfect for my back message panel.

I love the detail of the stamp set and the stitching!

The Bendy card fold really is such a fab 3D card!

Now that you have had a good squizz at what I made, now have a good squizz and how I made it!

The measurements:
Card  Base - 10.5 cm x 14 cm
Frame - Largest and 3 largest Rectangle Stitched framelits
2 strips of cardstock with DSP adhered - 1 @ 9 cm x 4 cm and 1 @ 9 cm x 5.5 cm - these  measurements were amended after finding a design flaw while filming!

If you want to see another fab video of a different way to make a Bendy Card check out Jenny Hall's fab video here.

Make sure you continue both the video and blog hop. Next up you are off across the ditch (as we say) to New Zealand to see the super creative beachy card from Paula Dobson. Can't wait to see it!


Blog Hop Participants
1.      Angela Meiritz-Reid - Guest Designer – New Zealand
2.      Lou Kitzelman - Australia - That's Me!
3.      Paula Dobson  - New Zealand
4.      Danielle Bennenk - Netherlands
5.      Jenny Hall - USA
6.      Charlet Mallett - USA
7.      Jay Soriano - UK
8.      Sara Levin - USA
9.      Cheryll Miller - Australia
10. Marcy Denning - Canada

Product List
Glue Dots


  1. A bendi card on a frame!!! How cool ... thank you so much for this fab idea Lou! I love everything about it, the wood bendi shelves and how you have decorated the back of the card to suit! Lovely. xxx

  2. Great card Lou! I particularly like that frame you've created for the panel - fab idea!

  3. So cool Lou. Perfect use of those rectangle dies to create a frame, totally going to case this idea. Hugs - Charlet

  4. I love your card Lou! The vases sitting on the wood look fabulous and the frame at the back is a genius idea! Thanks for inviting me along - I've thoroughly enjoyed it x

  5. I just had a "why didn't I think of that?" moment! How cool is that frame?! I love how it frames the whole table and vase combination. You are so clever Lou!

  6. You always amaze me with the artistic vision in your projects, Lou. Love it!

  7. Woow such a wonderful way of creating 3d card design... I tried this on my mom's birthday and you know what she loved it very much... Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial with me... Love it :)


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