Monday, July 30, 2018

End of July Creations

This card is my final entry into the July Challenge at Little Scraps of Heaven. I used one of their sweet images plus graduation stickers (sentiment, a stack of books and mortarboard cap) for this creation. I added the "Yay" sentiment with a pencil… to add some realism to an otherwise whimsical card.
Entered into: 
Little Scraps of Heaven- Anything Goes (FB)           (
Cute Card Thursday- #540 Too Cute                          ( 

This adorable image is from a company named Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez, and the images are just that- CUTE! For this card, I used two freebie images, "Fairy Hada" and "Banner Frame." Tried a new technique I'd seen a few years ago called debossing. First I stamped colored and fussy cut the Fairy Hada image. Then, placed the cut image, face side down, on a mouse pad and used a metal stylus with a large ball tip to lightly burnish the backside of the image to create a lightly raised 3D look. The image is attached to the card with foam tape to help maintain the raised image when mailed. (I added a side photo to try to show the slight 3D effect on her head and wings.) 
Entered into: 
Kinda Cute by Patricia Alveraz- July Challenge (FB)                (
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #344-345 Anything Goes     (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #205                          (

I like the colors and themes for the current  Butterfly Challenge that revolves around the letter O. I used a Hero Arts stamp and die set to create a Zig Zag Fold card that includes all of the challenge elements including all three colors- Orange, Old rose and Olive  (the butterflies) plus all three themes- One layer, Oval (shows when card is closed and both flaps are together), and Overlap (the butterflies overlap the card when closed.) The sentiment is one that I cut from a wood block a while ago. I think it's either from Stamoing up or Hero Arts. I learned how to do the partial die cutting with the butterfly die in this Jennifer McGuire video as
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Butterfly Challenge- #104 Letter O                                                 (
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Birthday Bash (July)    ( 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes                    (

I've had this wood-mount stamp from Uptown Stamp Company for many years. Ran across it when making cards for several Christmas in July challenges and decided to use it to create a card with pine trees to enter into the Christmas Crafts All Year Round Challenge.             
Entered into: 
Christmas Crafts All Year Round- Include a Tree                         (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #396 Anything Goes (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                               (


  1. What a delightful set of cards. So glad to find you through Simon Says Stamp's challenge.

  2. Such wonderful cards. I remember that butterfly stamp and die set and the way you used it to create a fold card is wonderful, perfect for the 3 butterflies. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  3. Wonderful set of cards, very creative!

  4. Love the idea of using all three colours on your partial cut butterflies. Very effective. Like the zig zag fold too. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

  5. Fun cards, the Zig Zag fold card sure would bring a smile! Thanks for linking up too our July challenge at a2z.

  6. Love the fun folds you've got going on with that butterfly card! Thanks for joining us at a2z scrapbooking!

  7. Lovely cards! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  8. What a nice set of cards! Nicely done on the 3 buttflies card! It's nice to get those Christmas cards done early. Thanks for joining us over at a2z Scrapbooking for the July challenge.

  9. Awesome cards!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! /Karin

  10. Striking Christmas card!
    Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Weekly Christmas Challenge!
    DT for CHNC
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