Friday, January 4, 2019


HAPPY NEW YEAR and welcome to the January Creating Kindness blog hop!!  We have a fabulous fancy fold card for you this month called a Bendi Card!  I think I may have made one a looooong time ago, so it was fun to try out this unusual card fold again.  We are also delighted to have New Zealand's newest Artisan Design Team member, Angela Meiritz-Reid, join in as guest designer this month!

The Beach Happy stamp set was a must have from the new Occasions catalogue.  It is summer here in the South Pacific so it will get plenty of use, but it was also a perfect choice to create my Bendi card and make a beach scene.  Can you just imagine relaxing in that deck chair? 

There are plenty of Bendi card tutorials around that explain how to make one but I used Jenny Hall's tutorial as a reminder.  It was quick and easy to follow!  I did cheat a little and use one of the framelits from In the Woods Framelit Dies to create the curved angles on my front panels rather than hand cutting them.  I sponged in my sky, sea and sand dune background before deciding the placement of beach chair, hat and basket.

This was such a fun card to make that I have other versions percolating in my mind now!  Next up on the hop is the very talented Danielle Bennenk, just click the button below to visit!

Blog Hop Participants
1.       Angela Meiritz-Reid - Guest Designer – New Zealand
2.       Lou Kitzelman - Australia
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

If you want the supplies to recreate my project, I would be delighted to be your demonstrator.  Click on the pictures below to shop my New Zealand store 24/7!


  1. Oh Paula! You have scored a goal here! :) I love this card, the Bendi Fold is wonderful .... BUT THAT BACKGROUND!!!!! It is amazing! I thought it was a photograph! xxxx

  2. Sweet! Your card makes me ready for a day at the beach Paula.

  3. What a scene! I want to go there. Such a lovely card Paula. Hugs - Charlet

  4. What a fun, relaxing scene. Your sea is perfectly done. Love the name of your post too!

  5. Paula, I swoon with delight at this beauty! I've been havering about this set but it's just moved up a couple of places on the want list now. Such a clever way to use it. You are a marvel!

  6. Stunning card Paula - I just want to sit in the deck chair and look out to sea x

  7. Superb Paula! The scene you built is just so summery, clever and fun and of course now I have to place another order to get this stamp set. Thanks for enabling me! x


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