Sunday, July 1, 2018

A Creative Trio

Another creation to enter into the Butterfly challenge that focuses on the letter "V".  My card includes the color Vegas Gold (in the butterfly wings and ribbon) plus the theme Vintage (I used a scrap of music from a choral book from the 1940s. My SIL presented me with a box of music books and sheet music she found when cleaning out the basement of the family farm before they sold it and moved to town. I was so glad she realized that I would make use of such treasures. Otherwise, they would have been burned!) The large butterfly stamp is from Stampscapes and the sentiment stamp is from Stampendous. 
Entered into: 
Butterfly Challenge- #102 Letter V                                    (
Double D’s Challenge- Butterflies                                      (
Word Art Wed Challenge- #340-341 Anything Goes     (

This is my final entry into Simon Says Monday Challenge "Food and/or Drink." I used a wonderful freebie image from Beccy's Place and a freebie sentiment from To give a bit if outdoorsy feeling, I used kraft paper with a woodgrain. However, the woodgrain is in metallic gold, which I partially covered with vellum to mute its intensity. The free image includes wedding rings sitting next to the strawberries. I decided to cover rings with a strawberry so the card would fit with the non-wedding sentiment. Am also entering the card into the monthly challenge at Beccy's Place and Bugaboos current challenge "Make It Brights" (which requires the used of kraft paper and a BRIGHT POP of color.)
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Food and/or Drink        (
Bugaboo Stamps-Recipe Challenge                                      (
Beccy’s Place Challenge- July                                                 (
QKR Stampede- #302 Anything Goes                                  (

The weekly challenge on the wecraftcards Forum was to make a pull up card (also called a lantern or accordion card on Pinterest.)  It looks complicated but is actually pretty easy. It just takes time to cut all the squares and come up with a plan for theme and placement of design/images/sentiments.  This card features "patriotic card candy" from a recent swap. It has already been sent to my MIL. I think she will like it! I'm going to make another one of these, but reduce the size so that it fits into a regular A2 or A6 envelope to save postage. Maybe make a smaller base, or fewer squares on the pull up part? Am thinking an Asian theme since I have a ton of patterned papers that I can use. 
I'm entering this card into several challenges including CAS-usual Fridays (following the theme, the upcoming holiday that features fireworks), plus a challenge that requires patterned paper and one that requires "Try something new." (I love making cards with creative folds... but this one was new to me!) Here's the tutorial I used

Entered into: 
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge -Easy Pull-up Card       (
CAS-ual Fridays- #202 Inspiration Photo                             (
Di’s Digi Stamps- Try Something New                                   (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                       (


  1. Lots of clever and creative stuff! Your butterfly card is especially beautiful. I'm happy to see you again in our Double D challenge. Thanks so much for playing along!

  2. Three wonderful cards Kathy, well done! I’ve been looking at the pull up cards for a few weeks now... what a fabulous fold, and yours is terrific. As always you’ve done a wonderful job with all the colours and designs. Love them!

  3. WOW What a beautiful butterfly creation! Well done! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Butterflies’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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  4. Lovely wine card with the wood grain background! your pull up card is cool! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! hugs, Maura

  5. You have saved the prettiest card till the last for my challenge. This card is gorgeous. The colours are perfect. Thankyou for coming by and spinning the butterfly challenge again. Hugs Mrs A.

  6. Enjoyed looking at all of your card creations. But the Independence Day card is truly amazing. I'd love to see that live. So much great dimension. Thanks for playing along with us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge.

  7. I really like the way you finished the image - great with the touches of red. Thanks for entering the weekly Anything Goes challenge at QKR Stampede.
    Dorothy S, DT member

  8. Thanks for entering our CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for July!
    Monica - DT

  9. Great card with a fabulous fold. Thanks for entering in the challenge at Di's Digis.
    Alison x


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